01. Bobby Paris – I Walked Away

by standardliss

Northern soul had no bias towards black singers over white soul singers, no question of authenticity that always lingers in the United States. A big part of it was the records were so obscure a lot of the heads in England (think pre internet) had no idea about the singers backgrounds at all! Take for example Bobby Paris was a “blue-eyed” soul singer from NY city raised by a Puerto Rican family who is best known for producing Bobbi Gentry’s country hit “Ode To Billie Joe”. His last hurrah in the 1970s was recording a series of singles for Capitol, including “Walk Away”.


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