Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Lost Soul: Miss Madeline

Lonely Girl is the kind of tear-stained girl group stomper that sounds like it was written one particularly productive afternoon in the Brill Building.

Its b-side, Behave Yourself, mines a rich seam of deep soul in which Miss Madeline – or Madeline Strickland - wrestles her momma’s warning words about the advances of young men with her own desire for sexual gratification.

Released on Chicago’s aptly named Mar-v-lus label (owned by George Leaner, who also ran the near-peerless One-derful imprint) in 1967, this is Miss Madeline’s sole solo offering.

1 comment:

brogues said...

Wond-r-ous! I feel a trip to Uncle eBay coming on.