Arnold Blair, Trying to Get Next to You, 1980

Produced by Leroy Hutson , for Curtis Mayfield's second label Gemigo, this is heart melting soul at its best. Blair was rumoured to be an office cleaner at Mayfield's Curtom label, and after a long stint as backup singer for various artists on the label and Hutson himself, this 45 was finally his shot at a solo single. And yes it's hard to believe it's sung by a guy!  

Oliver Batho