Another slice of Northern Soul on a Thursday. Producer and writer Bob Relf was one half of Bob & Earl of ‘Harlem Shuffle’ fame. Relf co-wrote ‘Try A Little Harder’ and it was originally released on the LA-based Keymen Records in 1967. A 1975 release on Vee Jay Records followed to cater for the UK’s demand for superior and rare examples of the Motown sound coming from all over the US. The re-release featured a “Keymen Strings” instrumental version on the B-side. The instrumental became as much of a Northern Soul standard as its flip.