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Heaven 17 ft. Jimmy Ruffin - The Foolish Thing To Do [1986]

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Published on Sep 15, 2011

A deeply underrated and over-looked single from American soul singer, Jimmy Ruffin. This collaboration with Heaven 17 reached #.80 on the UK Singles Chart, in May 1986. The song was written by H17, with Nick Plytas. The musicians were: Piano - N.P., Bass - Camelle Hinds (Central Line & Hindsight), Drums - Preston Heyman (Tom Robinson Band), Guitar - Tim Cansfield (Elton John), Strings - Richard Niles & UK Orchestra, Backing vocals - H17 & Carol Kenyon.

The video was ripped from an out-of-sync H17 DVD compilation. I gently remastered the PCM audio and re-sync'd it (as best I could) to improve on the original. It's one of my favourite songs from that era, and such an incredible vocal performance from J.R too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

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