Fewer moments are greater than stumbling across a rare soul track where you drop everything and say “OMG, I MUST have this now!” This is one such track that I heard while listening to a Scratchandsniff mix this weekend. This track was reissued on Fryers Records last year as a very limited 45 pressing.
Luckily, there have been a few soul compilations that have included both the original and disco versions. It was the original version I heard on Scratchandsniff’s mix, starting off with a heart-felt confession from Barbara about a regretful relationship decision. The disco version skips past the confessional dialog and right into the stomping beat, infectious hooks and the goose-bump inducing vocals. Which is your favorite version?
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Barbara King – What I Did In The Street (Original Version)
04 – Barbara King – What I Did In The Street
Barbara King – What I Did In The Street (Disco Version)
06. What I Did in the Street – Barbara King