DORIS WILLINGHAM - YOU CAN'T DO THAT/PAT HERVEY - CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND
Two classic cuts from the President catalogue!
Doris Willingham's You Can't Do That is a big Northern floorfiller from a renowned soul backing singer who cut her own material later as Doris Duke. Her only release under the Willingham name, it was originally out on the super cool UK Jay Boy imprint in 1968 (the label's debut release - BOY1). It was produced by Bernard Purdie (Funky Donkey label) who was at the controls for a number of super rare Northern sides. An early gem from the artist who ended up working with the legendary Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams), charting with the ballad To the Other Woman (I'm the Other Woman).
Pat Hervey With the Tiaras' I Can't Get You Out of My Mind is an anthemic, handclap-friendly gem that goes for anywhere between £50 to £100. It was released on the UK President label in 1966. A slow burner that ramps up the horns and strings behind some funky guitar chops and Hervey's euphoric vocal, her one-off stab at the soul charts
guaranteed obscurity and legendary status.
1. Doris Willingham - You Can't Do That
2. Pat Hervey With the Tiaras - Can't Get You Out of My Mind