SONG OF THE DAY John Fitch & Associates – Romantic Attitude


Today’s song was a recent recommendation and one I’m very grateful to have been introduced to!

Excellent in every way, I am somewhat mystified as to why there isn’t more information out there about the artist behind this brilliance, but so far I’ve struggled to find much!…(so please get in touch if you can offer more!).

What I can tell you that is that John Henry Fitch Jr was a r’n’b singer-songwriter and guitarist active around the late 60’s.  He was also a member of Philadelphia’s r’n’b/soul 4-piece, The Show Stoppers with whom he wrote and played guitar – the group were best remembered for their 1968 hit, Ain’t Nothin’ But a House Party.

In 1968, while the Show Stoppers were in the UK supporting their hit single Ain’t Nothing But A Houseparty, Fitch was given a contract for a solo single on UK’s Beacon Records and in 1969 out came today’s absolute cracker!   Romantic Attitude is strong, rich and tender!  Defined by Fitch’s heartfelt vocals as they hurl out sonic highs and intense lows, whilst soft backing vocals coax the gentle elements out.  A heavy melodic bass line guides the song giving depth and texture as a contrasting jangly loop cuts through and punctuates.  A gorgeous track! Check it out above.

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