No, I can't claim to know the secret to picking a significant other. If only romantic soothsaying could be foretold by reading record grooves! Fortunately, the secret to uncovering a winning 45 is a much less complicated affair. Simply buy anything with Allen Toussaint's name on the label, and you won't be disappointed.
Allen Toussaint is the King Midas of New Orleans R&B. Any song touched by his brilliant composing, producing, arranging or vocal talents has most certainly turned into music gold. If you've ever heard "Working In A Coalmine", "Get Out Of My Life Woman", or "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky" then you'll understand why Toussaint was considered the quintessential hitmaker of southern soul.
"How To Pick A Winner" is a finger-popping, doo-wopping single that was recorded by Maurice Williams back in 1968. It's neglected nuggets like this that keep me digging through crates and picking for more golden finds. Enjoy!