Shane Martin / Taj Mahal 'I Need You / A Lot Of Love' 7"
SHANE MARTIN (aka Neale Lundgren) first recorded for Columbia’s Epic subsidiary as a teenager in 1968 scoring a modest hit with his debut 45 “You’re So Young”. The record made its way to the clubs in the UK where the B-side was preferred and some 40 years on “I Need You” remains a Northern Soul anthem. TAJ MAHAL originally signed to Columbia as part of a 3-piece band, The Rising Sons, alongside Ry Cooder. The band split after one single leaving Mahal to reshape his blues sound and enjoy a long and prolific solo career. “A Lot Of Love” featured on his second album The Natch’l Blues and first appeared on the rare soul scene at The Twisted Wheel.
Catalogue number: OSV144
Year of release / Country of release: 2015 / UK
Label: Outta Sight