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Song of the day – 62: Gino Washington

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ometimes, a song can just do that to you. Grab you by the throat, shake you up and down, mess your head up good and proper with the constant throb of its bass-line and accentuated beat, and set you back down, upside down. This is such a song.

There were two Gino/Geno Washington Northern Soul singers during the 60s, you know. And the one I’m featuring here isn’t the one that Dexys sang about.This one is the tough soul singer from Detroit, got drafted into the army at the height of his career. The one Kevin sang about is the equally tough British soul singer, originally from Indiana, US air force, couple of hit live LPs late 60s, couple of years later. Both singers full of adrenalin and soul power, both mighty fine but, I don’t know, I think the first Gino tips it.

Maybe.

2 Responses to Song of the day – 62: Gino Washington

  1. House On Fire April 19, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    "Pah pah pa-pa pah pah"

    The brass at the start of 'Geno' is amazing, one of my favourite songs off a favourite album of mine.

    As you say, a difficult choice between the two Washingtons…

    ps. 'Come On Eileen' is rubbish.

    House On Fire.

  2. Jerry April 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm

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    Federica Pierino, Simon Hilton and Joe Roszkowski like this.

    AЯCHIE MOOЯE
    Cause Rowland's was spelt Geno.
    19 April at 10:16 ·

    Glen Dickson
    Hey Everett. Had this playing as soundtrack to my dream last night. Classic
    19 April at 16:54 ·

    Everett True
    I know. Incredible song
    19 April at 17:19 ·

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