#RelevantClassics: The Ambassadors – Ain’t Got The Love Of One Girl (On My Mind)
#RelevantClassics The Ambassadors – Ain’t Got The Love Of One Girl (On My Mind) – Arctic Records – 1969
Hearken back to the days of yore. The days where The City Of Brotherly Love was in its prime, where roller discos were the Friday night hot spot, where hot pants and flares were the top fashion, and where the beat generation rolled into the hippie generation. I’m talking about the ’60s and ’70s. The sounds of the era were sweet and full of body and soul.
It is this body and soul that ‘Ain’t Got The Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)’ springs forth from. Of course, this song was not recorded in 2010, or even in the 1970s. This piece was originally recorded in 1969 and released on The Ambassadors’ Soul Summit LP. It was accompanied by 13 other tracks and was soon forgotten about.
Little is known about The Ambassadors, the original artists of the piece. They had a short lived career out of Philadelphia of a few hits around 1969. They remained a group just enough to release the one LP. Then vanished. However, they played with and were associated with some big names on that LP which brought them their short lived fame. They were produced and arranged by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Philadelphia natives who produced over 170 gold and platinum records. They were produced by the best, played with the best, but couldn’t stand the test of time.