The latest blog entry on Your Heart Out is a fine, fine example of why it’s one of our favourite sites. A short, opening paragraph lists some corking exponents of 70′ soul (O’Jays, Chi-Lites, Floaters) and ponders on how the UK struggled to produce many/any similar acts. Before you know it we’re off taking in tales and referencing Sweet Sensation, Tony Hatch, Showaddywaddy, Bernard Sumner, Jazz Defektors, The Pasadenas, Pete Wingfield, the Blue Ox Babes and before you know it i’m being reminded of, and you tube bound for, this stunning tv footage on the mighty Dexys.
Thrilling live footage, an intense camaraderie, heartbreaking disappointment, uncomfortable regrets and difficult confessionals. The Dexys story is revealed to be as strange as they were brilliant. Get on it !