Freda is a household name mainly because of the world wide smash Band Of Gold from 1970 on Invictus which hit # 3 on the US Pop Charts. There were also two other (minor) hits - Deeper And Deeper and Cherish also on Invictus and these 45s and other fine repertoire has been extensively re-issued and re-promoted over the years. So what have we here then from Poker?! A long-lost album from 1966 that Freda cut for MGM with the fabled Tom Wilson (a la Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel et al)! As is often the case - the album garnered belated respect as several cuts from this LP picked up spins from several Northern Soul DJs, the most notable being On Easy Street. The opening infectious riff of track one will be familiar to any self-respecting hipster, as it was utilized (virtually on a permanent loop) by J-Walk with their massive club anthem 'Soul Vibration' from the early part of this decade.