Today we are going to reverse the normal order of things and start with a clip from YouTube (don't panic - this is a one-off). Here is B.B. Seaton performing at the Hootananny Club in Brixton a week or so back.
It is not B.B. I want you to admire but the backing singers, and in particular the young lady on the far left. She is my beautiful and gifted sister-in-law, Pam. They are talented family - her cousins include Pato Banton and Sabrina Washington from Mis-Teeq.
Despite much pleading I don't have any recordings of Pam and the girls to share with you - for a woman with such a lovely voice she is very reluctant to let it be heard - so we are going to have to settle for some vintage B.B. numbers instead. Which is hardly a hardship. Here are a couple of hits from the 1970s, one solo and one with the Gaylads.
These are dedicated to Pam, Stephanie, Chicken Boy, Cousin Patrick and all the gang.
"Soul Sister" - The Gaylads (1970)
"Thin Line Between Love And Hate" - B.B. Seaton (1973)