SoulTracks Lost Gem: The Valentine Brothers sing "Money's Too Tight To Mention"

The Valentine Brothers were a little known act from Columbus, Ohio, when they wrote and recorded the album First Take in1982, working with producer Bobby Lyle. The album barely scraped into the Top 50 on the soul charts, but there was one song that was a breath taker. 

"Money's Too Tight To Mention" convincingly told the story of the 1982 recession, railing on everything from overdue bills to Reaganomics. The song became a big hit a year later for British group Simply Red, but it is the original version that many soul loyalists cling to, making it our newest SoulTracks Lost Gem. 

Check it out and tell us what you think.

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The Valentine Brothers were a little known act from Columbus, Ohio, when they wrote and recorded the album First Take in1982, working with producer Bobby Lyle. The album barely scraped into the Top 50 on the soul charts, but there was one song that was a breath taker. 

"Money's Too Tight To Mention" convincingly told the story of the 1982 recession, railing on everything from overdue bills to Reaganomics. The song became a big hit a year later for British group Simply Red, but it is the original version that many soul loyalists cling to, making it our newest SoulTracks Lost Gem. 

Check it out and tell us what you think.

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