I'm Gonna Miss You (Marvin Smith - Jesse Bolian - Larry Johnson) - 2:35 rating: ***** stars
only top-10 hit, the title track was simply a soul classic.
Mesmerizing on every level with a melody that was instantly memorable.
With Smith on lead it's always reminded me of what The Temptations would
have sounded like if they'd decided to record a Beach Music tune.
Guaranteed to make you smile. In 1999 a bunch of Northern Soul fans
arranged for a brief reunion between Johnson, Smith and Thomas. The
trio were recorded singing this tune for a Northern Soul DVD project 'The
Strange World of Northern Soul". The performance was quite good;
particularly given they were no long young men, but then they may have been
lip synching. You can check it out yourself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO8hk5pgh6M (I think the line up left to right reflects Curt Thomas, Marvin Smith, and
the late Larry Johnson).