THE FORTUNES - "Caroline" / "If You Don't Want Me Now" (Decca F.11809) January 1964
This record was The Fortunes second single, the A-Side "Caroline" was picked up by Radio Caroline as their theme tune. It's a decent number if that's your bag but for me it's the uptempo beat shuffler on the flip that's really happening.
"If You Don't Want Me Now" is an early beat shaker, recorded at the back end of 1963. This side should have been the one to promote with it's infectious Beatles influenced riff, rat-a-tat-tat drums, vocal harmony parts, sax and what sounds like an electric piano. I'm sure this would have been mopped up by the beat teens, it's also an early Shel Talmy co-production job by the way.
UK Chart Position: None