THE HOUSEMARTINS

"CARAVAN OF LOVE" (1986)

Caravan Of Love was The Housemartins biggest hit single, reaching the top of the UK singles charts during December 1986, although it was beaten to the Christmas #1 spot by Jackie Wilson with the re-release of Reet Petite.

The song was the Hull band's fifth single release and was originally recorded by Isley-Jasper-Isley, a trio who were one half of The Isley Brothers. Their version reached #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. in 1985.

The Best Of The Housemartins

 

The 7" vinyl B-side features "When I First Met Jesus". The 12" vinyl features "Caravan of Love" and "We Shall Not Be Moved" on side one, with "When I First Met Jesus", "So Much in Love" and "Heaven Help Us All (Seromette)" on side two. 
The Housemartins
The Housemartins: Dave Hemmingway, Paul Heaton, Norman Cook and Stan Cullimore