Another vinyl nugget from my attic and another single with two different artists. This looks like a promotion for the film Dirty Dancing although a similar combination was recorded as part of the Tamla Motown 50th Anniversary series.
On one side The Contours sing their classic “Do You Love Me” from 1962. This was much copied and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes had a tepid cover version which went to No 1 in the UK. The song lyrics reflect all the dance fads of the day and I wonder how many you remember?
The story goes that Berry Gordy wrote the song for the Temptations but for some reason they didn’t show up at the studio. He found the Contours hanging about desperate for a hit record after a couple of flops. They recorded it and the rest is history (although they never had a big hit again).
On the other side is another R&B/soul classic “Money” by Barrett Strong. It was Tamla Motown’s first hit record in 1960.