October 1, 2021 by Nigel
Jamie and the Numbers, a New Zealand based soul outfit have been causing quite a stir amongst the global Northern Soul community. Lead singer Jamie Musuva has a stunning voice. She is backed by The Numbers an incredible band that consists of three brothers from Wellington and a newly adopted Kiwi originally from Birmingham England.
Jamie and the Numbers have become well known over the past couple of years for releasing quality cover versions of well known Northern Soul classics. They’ve previously covered “If This is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely” originally by The Precisions and “The Magic Touch” by Melba Moore. Both of these were pressed as limited edition 45’s and are now in hot demand amongst collectors.
Jamie and the Numbers latest offering continues in the vein of covering Northern Soul classics. This time they have taken on the 1967 hit “You Don’t Love Me” by The Epitome of Sound. Working with Robert Paladino (writer/producer) and Mike Paladino (drummer in The Epitome of Sound) they truly have the blessing of the band. This 45 is dedicated to the memory of lead vocalist Eugene Thomas, who sadly passed away last year.
On this new version Jamie and the Numbers have done it again. It’s always hard to cover well known songs. But they do it so well, somehow keeping the vibe and rawness of the original while injecting a modern edge. An added bonus is that the flip is a cracking original instrumental composition.
“You Don’t Love Me” by Jamie and the Numbers is released today (1st October 2021) on Deltaphonic Records / Superfly Funk & Soul Records. Taken from their debut album of the same name which is due for release next month.