A rare and in demand disc from the obscure George Hobson, who penned both sides of it. The top side “Let It Be Real” is a pleasant enough uptempo tune with some tasty brass flourishes, but the flip sounds considerably more to my taste. A Place In My Heart is a strong ballad with a southern “feel” and a good arrangement. Hobson comes across as slightly “formal” in tone, less uninhibited than many deep vocalists, but the emotional impact is none the less fully there. The tiny Sound City label came from Nashville.
Let it be real / A place in my heart ~ SOUND CITY 1001 (1968)
Note ~ For those unable / unwilling to pay the $00s required for this 45 can acquire the disc via it’s UK issue on Grapevine 2000 #109 in 2001.