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I've been thinking of Vigil Henry - You Ain't Saying Nothin' New, which was originally released on Colossus and then on Tamla, possibly in a deal for wider distribution.

Not being a Motown expert, were there other releases like this?

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The Ones "You Haven't Seen My Love" comes to mind. Originally released on FENTON.

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Fantastic Four - "I Love You Madly" was first issued on Ric Tic 144, before coming out on Soul, if you think that counts (and I do!)

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The Ones "You Haven't Seen My Love" comes to mind. Originally released on FENTON.

My copy of The Ones is on Spirit.

ATB, Craig

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Fantastic Four - "I Love You Madly" was first issued on Ric Tic 144, before coming out on Soul, if you think that counts (and I do!)

In a similar way, Festival Time, Ric-tic then Gordy

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I remember seeing MAGIC DISCO MACHINE "Control Tower" on a weird looking label, assuming it was a bootleg. But perhaps it was licensed in? Not exactly your typical Motown sound...

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My copy of The Ones is on Spirit.

ATB, Craig

I have read that the SPIRIT issue is from 1969 (please correct me if I'm wrong).

The FENTON and MOTOWN issues are from 1967.

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Of course, the reverse of all these is Marv Johnson's "Come To Me" which was on the local issue of Tamla 101 first before being picked up by United Artists...

and wasn't "It" by Ron & Bill also on Tamla first before being picked up by one of the Chess labels?

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and wasn't "It" by Ron & Bill also on Tamla first before being picked up by one of the Chess labels?

Yes, first on TAMLA, then on ARGO.

Same goes for

Eddie Holland "Merry-Go-Round" - first on TAMLA then UNITED ARTISTS.

Herman Griffin "True Love" - first on TAMLA then COLUMBIA.

Miracles "Bad Girl - first on MOTOWN then CHESS.

Barrett Strong's "Money" and "Yes No, Maybe So" were both first issued on TAMLA then on ANNA.

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I've been thinking of Vigil Henry - You Ain't Saying Nothin' New, which was originally released on Colossus and then on Tamla, possibly in a deal for wider distribution.

Not being a Motown expert, were there other releases like this?

i think something similar with one of the sides (not both sides) of the festivals on collosus / gordy

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Fantastic Four - "I Love You Madly" was first issued on Ric Tic 144, before coming out on Soul, if you think that counts (and I do!)

I can understand the releases on Soul after Motown took-over Ric-Tic in 68, probably trying to get some extra value on some popular local tunes.

Yes, first on TAMLA, then on ARGO.

Same goes for

Eddie Holland "Merry-Go-Round" - first on TAMLA then UNITED ARTISTS.

Herman Griffin "True Love" - first on TAMLA then COLUMBIA.

Miracles "Bad Girl - first on MOTOWN then CHESS.

Barrett Strong's "Money" and "Yes No, Maybe So" were both first issued on TAMLA then on ANNA.

These are all fledgling Motown releases, so probably done for a wider distribution, which Motown didn't have at the time.

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bit of a strange release for usa motown not sure of the label/number etc but didnt,bob and marcia,young gifted and black get a 45 release?? in the 70s and that was on uk trojan/harry-j label,unsure.gifph34r.gif

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boxing.gif DEFANENTLY GOLDEN WORLD THE REFLECTIONS ISSUE WAS A F**KER IN THE OLD DAYS WHEN THE STATESIDE ISSUE WAS RARE THE SAME GOES FOR THE GREAT RIC-TIC LABEL, ON TAMLA MOTOWN HOW BLOODY DEAR THEY?king.gif ALSO WAS YONG GIFTED AND BLACK ON TAMLA? IF YOU GET A CHANCE BUY THE NINA SIMONE VERSION PURE CLASS SOUL I FULLY RECOMEND IT AS A COLLECTION MUST HAVE NOT HEARD IT PLAYED AT A CLUB FOR 30 YEARSph34r.gif DAVE KIL
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bit of a strange release for usa motown not sure of the label/number etc but didnt,bob and marcia,young gifted and black get a 45 release?? in the 70s and that was on uk trojan/harry-j label,unsure.gifph34r.gif

Yep, on U.S. Tamla. Still got one. I think it was their only bona-fide reggae release. A 'lil piece of history right there.........

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Yep, on U.S. Tamla. Still got one. I think it was their only bona-fide reggae release. A 'lil piece of history right there.........

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yes thanks ian,its on us tamla-54197,rolleyes.gif

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another couple of strange motownish 45s,i have dickie +the ebbtides,one boy one girl,on usa fleetwood records but the golden world 45 of this tune has eluded me for years.plus im sure the mark 111 trio,g`wan on wingate was originally on usa look records,the same label as freddie chavez,???unsure.gifph34r.gif

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