It appears that Engine Room is dreading the onset of the by now traditional Glynsky ‘music fest’ in the run up to Christmas. I would say, looking at the list I have prepared, with good reason and hopefully this year’s collection will send him (and Pete) into a frenzy of panic.
But today I am feeling good, and this is the precurser to further posts of the gems under the ‘Big Mamma’ heading for several truly great, and not properly appreciated, soul singers of ‘ample proportions’. I direct Engine Room to the last clip which is specially for him – the last good act on my part towards him this year!
Big Maybelle was one of the really treasured ‘Northern Soul’ artists movement which, despite originally surfacing in Chicago, gained a huge mod following in the clubs of Northern England and, incidentally, still lives on in its ‘adopted birth place’. She had several major hits in this genre and deserves more than one mention on diablog, so if you like these look out for more in the future. By the way, aren’t the album cover pictures awful!