Mary Ann Sexton was born in South Carolina in 1950 and is the cousin of Northern Soul hero Chuck Jackson. She launched herself onto the soul scene at the dawn of the seventies as Ann Sexton and the Masters Of Soul alongside her husband, saxophonist Melvin Burton.
Her debut disc ‘You’ve Been Gone Too Long’ was originally released on the local Impel label before being picked up by John Richburg for his Seventy 7 imprint. It was quickly adopted by the UK Northern Soul clubs, notably Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino, and has remained a perennial dance floor favourite.
Club Soul are proud to feature ‘You’ve Been Gone Too Long’ coupled with her follow-up 45’ ‘I Still Love You’, penned by the husband and wife team and also gaining in popularity over recent years. The 7-inch single, the official vinyl reissue on replica label, features a dinked-centre with new-to-vinyl double A-side coupling and audio cut pure analogue from the original master tapes.
Exclusive to Charly Signature Sevens Dealers.
Tracklist: You’ve Been Gone Too Long / I Still Love You