I'm with you there!
even 2 of my children (17 and 21) asked if I liked it and did we need to continue listening!
I felt I should listen to the whole song before passing judgement.
Judgement was that I didn't need to listen again.
Better, I guess I first became aware of this type of music which I think of as Reggie in about "67 when I went to a dance in Brum but even in my teens never became a fan. About that time a couple of lads at school, Billy Ronan ( (trombone )and Dean Price (clarinet ) started playing Trad Jazz and I was hooked,
Gipsy Woman I think was written by Curtis Mayfield. Check out The Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions version. Not really to much difference except the rock steady beat, I prefer this version though. Probably from the same time frame 1967.
Never heard that played at any Northern Soul nights I have been to good track though,more of a reggae track,probally more chance of hearing the Curtis Mayfield version..check out Curtis Mayfield,s Move On Up.Bumnote..
It was indeed a Curtis Mayfield cover. I used to get these singles for nothing from the record company as it was based around the corner from where I was brought up in London. Will post a few more but definitely NO trad jazz! Now that leaves me cold!