It Really Hurts Me Girl
|"It Really Hurts Me Girl"|
|Single by The Carstairs|
|B-side||"The Story of Our Love"|
|Genre||Modern soul, funk|
|Label||Red Coach RC 802|
|Songwriter(s)||Cleveland Horne, Raymond A. Evans|
|Producer(s)||Cleveland Horne, Raymond A. Evans|
In the UK, DJ Ian Levine, having heard this song played on radio in Miami, acquired a copy and played it during a Northern soul event at the Blackpool Mecca in 1973. It caused controversy as it was not to the liking of those who preferred traditional Northern soul music based on a sound and rhythm similar to that traditionally emanating from the Motown label. The song is credited with stating a new musical genre that came to be known as modern soul music.
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