Sunday, March 1, 2015

Charles Farren -- "A Girl Like You"

Today's song is one of those tunes that got me hooked the first time ever I heard it. Charles Farren delivers a truly great deep soul bluesy ballad. His voice, gritty and intense ranges from baritone through falsetto -- with adorable ease. And the music is not bad either. Unfortunately, this artist never got the material, it appears, he deserved with a voice like his.

 Charles Farren apparently made only two records. "Alone" b/w "You Got Everything" in 1964 for Limelight and in 1966 "You've Changed My Life Around" b/w today's song, "A Girl Like You" (Hawk Records). The A-side is more of a Northern Soul piece in the typical 60's dance style.


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