J.J. Barnes - Try It One More Time
"Try It One More Time" was the second time, on the Motorcity label, that J.J. Barnes teamed up with his lifelong friend Edwin Starr. When they were teenagers they both started out on the same label, Ric-Tic Records in Detroit. Edwin wanted to co-write a song with me for J.J. and this was the result - a piece of classic 1970's Gamble and Huff style Philly Soul. The magnificent J.J. Barnes started out on several small Detroit labels before being picked up by Scepter, but then J.J. got his career into full swing, by the mid Sixties, when he and Edwin Starr both started out on the same label, Ric-Tic Records in Detroit. I first met J.J. Barnes in 1971 when my first business venture with my Father, was to put him on at Blackpool Mecca. I had written an article about him when I was fifteen for Collectors Soul Magazine called "J.J. Barnes The Uncrowned King Of Soul" Eighteen years later he signed to Motorcity and recorded about twenty five songs, this being one of the stand out ones, and indeed, the title track to his first album for us.