Ray Brown & The Whispers – Respect
Australian band The Whispers were probably the best & most successful blue eyed soul group in Australia during their original run of success from 1964-66. The band really loved the burgeoning soul scene coming out of the US at the time & laced their live sets with choice covers. They also had the fortune to record a few of these on 45s, their version of “Respect” was the last release by this incarnation of the group & was released in October 1966 as the flipside to their beat-waltz “Too Late To Come Home”. Who said no soul music came out of Australia? Also look out for their 45 of “In The Midnight Hour” & their garage/psych freakout 45 “Go To Him” which is totally unlike their other releases.