The Isley Brothers & Brenda Holloway - Why When Love Is Gone / Can't Hold The Feeling Back
Catalogue No.: DNSCR009
Release Date: 28th August 2020
Two Motown classics; The Isley Brothers’ flipside to ‘Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)’, ‘Why When Love Is Gone’ (written by Ivy Hunter) comes with a rollicking Tamla backbeat and an anthemic fist punching heartbreaking chorus line.
Released in 1967 in the UK, copies go for £40 on the original label.
The flipside features the previously unreleased on 7” ‘Can’t Hold Back The Feeling’, recorded in 1966 by the enigmatic Brenda Holloway. A string-driven slice of euphoric soul, it features Brenda’s deep soulful croon (which hit big with ‘Every Little But Hurts’) on an emphatic stomper.
The Isley Brothers - Why
When Love Is Gone
Brenda Hollway - Can’t
Hold The Feeling Back