CJ & Co ‘Let Them Talk’ & Joe Matthews ‘What Every Little Girl Needs’25 September 2018
The ‘A’ side is a fabulous, midtempo, 70’s soul stepper from C J & Co, produced by Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey in Detroit! “Let Them Talk” is a killer modern soul track which has received massive appreciation wherever it’s been played during the past 12 months. It’s a ‘slipping around’ love song with a fabulous hook that will grab everyone from the get go. And the vocals are simply wonderful! All who have heard it agree, it’s uncanny that something of this sublime quality could have only recently shown up, some 40 years after it was recorded.
We believe that “Let Them Talk” will become a huge dancefloor favourite on this very first issue, in any format, anywhere in the world! Out now for a very limited time on vinyl 45.
The ‘B’ side is different gravy, but has the same quality Detroit Pedigree. Joe Matthews ‘What Every Little Girl Needs’ is a mythological Westbound soul release. It is such a rare record that its existence is open to debate. The release number for the single is documented as Westbound 146 but we’re pretty certain that it never came out. It actually had a ZTSC matrix number recorded with it, which means that its manufacture was ordered and the pressing plant had allocated the number, but until now, this mystery single has never appeared. ‘What Every Little Girl Needs’ is a fabulous ‘crossover soul’ track of the highest order and something that every Detroit Soul fan must have in the collection.