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Mr Bongo Staff Picks – Sophisticated Ladies 'This Ain't Really Love'

This weeks staff pick come from Karl Davison aka Black Fan! He's chosen Sophisticated Ladies 'This Ain't Really Love', a true dance-floor classic, available from us here.

"Whatever they say I said... I said it. Whatever they say I did... you know I did it."

Any record that opens with those lines, you know means business. I’m all for a bit of drama in a record and this has it in spades. The stab break-downs, the driving piano, organ and strings, the raw soul in the vocal, all come together to sing the swan song of a fallen relationship with suitably coarse elegance.

The soulful end of disco at it's best.