This has to be one of the most impassioned vocals of all time, Nelson Sanders’s sobbing, heartfelt interpretation of the song title – I’m Lonely.
Released in 1966, it’s soul music at its most soulful, with those sympathetic organ runs that underline the emotion so well.
And who, do I hear you ask, is Nelson Sanders?
“I don’t know,” I will reply. But he’s very lonely.
I can’t find out anything about him but I have found a couple of other tunes – This Love Is Here To Stay and Tired Of Being Your Fool – on websites dedicated to Northern Soul collectors.