Janie Grant

So there’s been this thing going around social media where DJs post 10 records from their collection over 10 days. Krister was recently asked to do it, but we hate social media and what’s the point if you can’t tell a story.

Day 2

Janie Grant – And That Reminds Me of You

Janie Grant had a huge hit in 1961 with “Triangle”, but today she is mostly known for the b-side to this single called “My Heart, Your Heart” which is big on the northern soul scene. It was played at Wigan Casino and was one of few girl group type records that made the cut. This was her 10th record, I think, and her first and only for Cameo Parkway. It was likely ditched and deemed unsuccessful as there are almost only promos of this making the rounds. The stock version from John Manship up here is very rare. I didn’t know this at the time, but there are several bootlegs of this from the 70s as well as a more recent reissue with Evie Sands on the other side. Which is strange because it’s not a very expensive record these days.

I don’t really care much about that anyway since I bought this record for the top side, which is not a dance number but a lovely girl group tune with 12-string guitars that’s right up there with “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes if you ask me. Grant only released one more single before retiring, but she should be pretty stoked with that legacy.

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