Thursday 5 February 2015

'Soul Girl' parts 1 & 2 by The Delgonives


'SOUL GIRL' Parts 1 & 2
Written by: Robert Paladino/Mike Paladino
Published by: Pala One Publishing (ASCAP) - © 2014

Performed by
Bandtraxs Records – Release date 1st February 2015


‘Soul girl’ part 1 & 2 is destined to follow in the well-loved and respected Southern USA ‘Beach Music’ genre. Part 1 is the shorter version of this happy fun loving and catchy melody with a straight - four ‘Beach Music’ dance beat. Part 2 is “dedicated to all the soul girls out there” and simulates an in studio production with a cappella vocalising interspersed throughout. This 2015 performance by ‘The Delgonives’ marks number five in their recent releases and reminiscent of those 60’s classics from The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Catalinas and The Embers.

‘Soul girl’ is co written by the Paladino brothers, Robert and Mike. Mike was drummer with ‘The Epitome of Sound’ and some times personal drummer with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Robert Paladino is the famed writer/producer of Northern Soul #4 rated anthem ‘You don’t love me’ by ‘The Epitome of Sound’ on Sandbag records. ‘YDLM’ is also included on the recently released hit compilation album ‘Northern Soul The Film’ soundtrack and the soon to be released ‘Odyssey Time Capsule’ which is the definitive celebration of the phenomena called ‘Northern Soul’. Robert and his 60’s vocal group ‘The Brooks Four’ are inductees into the prestigious ‘Jersey girls sing – Hall of Fame’ with his penned doo-wop collectors classic recording ‘I’ll be faithful’ on Sinclair records. ‘The Brooks Four’ also recorded as ‘The Four Winds’ and ‘The Teamates’ and were produced by Tommy Devito and Nick Massi of the world famous Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on the recording ‘A Chance to Live’ and sang background vocals on the Bernadette Carroll release ‘Nicky’.

Carl Dixon co wrote and produced Spyder Turner and Cherokee Pree in the ‘Motor City’ with legend Dennis Coffey and some of the great ‘Funk Brothers’ back in 2008. Last year Spyder performed ‘Tell me (crying over you)’ one of those recordings, live on stage for the very first time in the UK at the famous Prestatyn Soul Weekender. ‘Glory Fleeting’ by Spyder, ‘Suddenly there’s you’ by Pree and ‘Detroit (city by the river) by Bandtraxs were the other recordings from that exceptional session. Later that same year Carl teamed up with Philly legend Bobby Eli where they co wrote, along with singer songwriter Chiquita Green, four new songs in his ‘Grooveyard’ studio. The two released songs from that session are ‘There I go falling in love again’ sung by Chiquita and ‘Soul Recession’ by legendary Salsoul recording harmony group ‘Double Exposure’ famous for such releases as ’My love is free’, ‘Ten percent’ and ‘Every man’. ‘Soul Recession’ has recently been remixed and included on the ‘Philly ReGrooved 3 Tom Moulton Remixes’ double CD. Carl has also recently collaborated with UK soul singer Diane Shaw on a song called ‘Good lovin man’ which is currently receiving airplay in the UK and US and in addition been pressed on to 7” vinyl along with her excellent rendition of the classic ‘Leave a little love’ originally performed by Lulu. Carl has also written most of The Delgonives songs such as ‘Libby, let’s leave it at that’, ‘Never should have kissed you’, ‘Santa, let’s leave it at that’ and written ‘Guess he’s just an old friend’ which is performed by ‘Leah Cammell featuring The Delgonives’.

This Delgonives recording of ‘Soul girl’ is a throwback to those times when harmony vocal   groups would compete hoping to hit the big time by my making the charts and getting national radio airplay and TV appearances. We hope you enjoy it!

The official release date is the 1st February 2015 and the track can be purchased from
CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and all leading download and streaming services. 


Title: Soul girl
Writers: Robert Paladino/Mike Paladino
Published by: Pala One Publishing (ASCAP)
Artist: The Delgonives
Label: Bandtraxs
ISRC numbers: GBXNE1500009/1500010
UPC: 889211357147
Artwork: Andrew Goldie
Sleeve art compile: Michelle Dixon
This release: 1st February 2015

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Lead & backing vocals
Carl Dixon

Arranged by
Robert Paladino & Carl Dixon

Produced by
Robert Paladino & Carl Dixon

Recording location

Engineered, mixed and mastered by
Carl Dixon

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