The Carstairs

The Carstairs

Male vocal soul group from the US. They achieved no significant success in their native country but were huge in the UK thanks to the Northern Soul scene. Most notable for their classic 1973 single 'It Really Hurts Me Girl'. This tune has been credited with starting the Modern Soul scene. It was first played at the legendary Blackpool Mecca club by DJ Ian Levine. With the tracks contemporary arrangement and pre-disco rhythm it split the soul scene in two, the 60s purists with 'Motown' soundalikes and those into the 'Modern' sound. They produced a handful of 45s, originals of which are collectible (and expensive!)
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The Carstairs Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Carstairs* He Who Picks A Rose (Single) Okeh US 1969 Sell This Version
The Carstairs It Really Hurts Me Girl Red Coach Records US 1973 Sell This Version
FX-007 Willie Kendrick, The Carstairs, Dean Courtney Willie Kendrick, The Carstairs, Dean Courtney - Change Your Ways(7", EP, Promo, RE) Fox Records (2) FX-007 UK 1984 Sell This Version
URS 151 Benny Troy, The Carstairs Benny Troy, The Carstairs - I Wanna Give You Tomorrow / It Really Hurts Me Girl (7", RE) Stardust Records URS 151 US Unknown Sell This Version