A tale of a 45-that-never-was.
Thanks to Mojo‘s Southern Soul CD compilation for alerting me to Irma Thomas‘s version of a Burt Bacharach–Hal David composition, “Long After Tonight Is All Over” that I assumed to have been originally a single release [note: Jimmy Radcliffe‘s 1964 recording for Musicor is the first to hit the marketplace]. Except I have been searching vinyl discographies in vain just now, befuddled as to why I am unable to find a 7-inch single of the Irma Thomas version. Eventually, it dawns on me that Thomas’s 1964 recording sat in mothballs until its release on CD in 1992:
“Long After Tonight Is All Over” (1964)
In fact, both Bacharach-David compositions that Thomas had recorded for Imperial (the other being “Live Again“) went unissued at the time.
Jimmy Radcliffe & Dusty Springfield:
The Steve Luigi Remix
Check out this clever mash-up of Jimmy Radcliffe and Dusty Springfield as a “duet.”