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just got this one

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really like this label, so many great 45s.

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How many have the same label style as that Precisions 45? I've not seen that before.

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How many have the same label style as that Precisions 45? I've not seen that before.

Quite a few of the early ones have that design in various different colours Dee Edwards #1024 #1031, Armand Kay #1028, Don Heart #1030, Cody Black #1032

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Richard

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This one is interesting as it shares the same number as the Hesitations release

Decent early sounding double-sider

Pretty sure I have seen this as a DJ Copy also - anyone confirm please?

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Richard

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Very hard to locate this one

Quite like the track too - although not the strongest on the label

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Richard

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Great Fab Peps release on a WDJ

Of course there are two different mixes of this - the 219 mix the best. The other is much rarer - contrary to what it says in Manship's guide.

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Richard

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Here's an issue with the 689 mix

As the Peps rather than the Fabulous Peps - plus the other side song title is mis-spelt

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Richard

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Great Fab Peps release on a WDJ

Of course there are two different mixes of this - the 219 mix the best.The other is much rarer - contrary to what it says in Manship's guide.

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Richard

Agreed,although I prefer the 689 mix, took me ages to get hold of it after having and sold the 219 one(several times). Never seen a demo of that (689) anyone?

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The ones in the SoulfulKindaMusic listing on the link from the first post are 1980s releases - plus some of the details are incorrect/incomplete:

8016 – Lee Rogers – Rockin Skates / It Must Be Love Coming Down On Me - 1966

8018 – Jena Johnson – Livin’ In Love In New York / ? - 1966

8100 – Joey Rubins Jr – Let The Beat Groove You On / Together Again - 1966

8108 – Cardella Demillo – Gimmie Whatcha Promised Me / Inst - 1966

940 – Coy’s Toyz – Come And Get It / ? - 1966

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Richard

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A few more...I'm sure we could do the entire label run if everyone dug deep!

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Quite a few of the early ones have that design in various different colours Dee Edwards #1024 #1031, Armand Kay #1028, Don Heart #1030, Cody Black #1032

#1029 Lee Rogers...orange label

Sadly all these early numbers are lo-fi...I particularly like Don Heart's 'Don't Give In' ...on a light blue label.

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that Lee Rogers "I Want You To Have Everything" was the first I ever got on this label.

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Yes great label loads of cracking stuff on it .

The Peps " Detroit Michigan " D-Town 1049

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One of the best on the label this :yes:

Here's the 'Northern' side - actually the official B side

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Richard

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And here's the best side by far - and why it was the A-side

A contender for my top 5 on the right day :thumbsup:

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Richard

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And here's the best side by far - and why it was the A-side

A contender for my top 5 on the right day :thumbsup:

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Richard

Awesome record IMHO the best on the label :yes:

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Wilxy - you are a man of excellent taste :hatsoff2:

Richard

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The ones in the SoulfulKindaMusic listing on the link from the first post are 1980s releases - plus some of the details are incorrect/incomplete:

8016 – Lee Rogers – Rockin Skates / It Must Be Love Coming Down On Me - 1966

8018 – Jena Johnson – Livin’ In Love In New York / ? - 1966

8100 – Joey Rubins Jr – Let The Beat Groove You On / Together Again - 1966

8108 – Cardella Demillo – Gimmie Whatcha Promised Me / Inst - 1966

940 – Coy’s Toyz – Come And Get It / ? - 1966

Cheers

Richard

Lee Rogers - It must Be Love (Coming Down On Me) is a brilliant Stepper (from 1980)

the other side of Jena Johnson is - Jackie

Joey Rubins, JR is (from 1982)

The other side of Coy's Toyz is Party Girl (from 1986)

The Label is the same design as the classic 60's yellow label ie the Peps My Love Looks Good On you (1065)

All are from California either Los Angeles or Hollywood the label was owned by Lee Rogers he also owned Platinum Sound during this time.

Agree My lover Come Back is the better side of the Precisions double sider.

Also got the hard to find Cody Black - These Chains Of Love (1032) on a orange label similar to Lee Rogers (1029)

Regards

Paul

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That Silky Hargraves must have been a good seller, almost every copy I've seen( inc. mine) is battered...

Fantastic tune but. :yes:

Tony

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Good grief...totally forgot I picked this up a month or so ago.

Old 100 Club screamer, although fair to say it may not be a 100% Detroit production?

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Good grief...totally forgot I picked this up a month or so ago.

Old 100 Club screamer, although fair to say it may not be a 100% Detroit production?

:hatsoff2:

Hi Dave

Yes, isn't that a West Coast project bought in and released on the label?

Also, wasn't Roosvelt Grier a pro football or baseball player - or am I getting confused with someone else?

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Richard

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Here's a decent double-sider by Jackie & Tonetts - who also recorded on Wheel City which was part of the same group of labels.

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Richard

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Hi Dave

Yes, isn't that a West Coast project bought in and released on the label?

Also, wasn't Roosvelt Grier a pro football or baseball player - or am I getting confused with someone else?

Cheers

Richard

Probably the same guy who played football for the New York Giants and recorded on several labels over the years also starred in films and tv series including the Man From Uncle also had his own TV series and is now or was a Minister.

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Probably the same guy who played football for the New York Giants and recorded on several labels over the years also starred in films and tv series including the Man From Uncle also had his own TV series and is now or was a Minister.

That's the fella :thumbsup:

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Richard

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That's the fella :thumbsup:

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Richard

Loads of clips of him performing on Youtube.

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Probably the same guy who played football for the New York Giants and recorded on several labels over the years also starred in films and tv series including the Man From Uncle also had his own TV series and is now or was a Minister.

Did he not also do a stint as Robert Kennedys bodyguard..

Or is that Urban Myth ??

Tony

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Did he not also do a stint as Robert Kennedys bodyguard..

Or is that Urban Myth ??

Tony

No thats true, he also wrote a book about needlepoint.

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Also got the hard to find Cody Black - These Chains Of Love (1032) on a orange label similar to Lee Rogers (1029)

Regards

Paul

One I need in case anyone can help please :D

Here's a couple of scans lifted from the internet somewhere

Cheers

Richard

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just got this one

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really like this label, so many great 45s.

wonderful tune

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Here's one of the best I reckon

Early sound like a top quality Lee Rogers track

Seems quite hard to pick up

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Richard

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Didn't rate this - then it grew on me and I love it :rolleyes:

Other side not bad either

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Richard

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Dimensions - Little Lotta Lou/He's A Lover - D-Town 1038

For some reason many D-Town discographies list 'Little Lotta Lou' as a track entitled 'The Dimensions'.

Actually, that was just how it was originally listed in Rod Dearlove's - A Collector's Guide to Detroit and later in Chris Moores' - Soul Express Detroit special from the mid 1980s.

Does this exist on issue?

Here are both sides.

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Richard

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...I particularly like Don Heart's 'Don't Give In' ...on a light blue label.

Found this a few months back...never seen a WD of this one before...stockers are light blue...so does that mean that there are demos for all the other early numbers on this design...a Precisions WD would be nice!

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Roger Brown of the Detroit Lions had a part share in D-Town.

He comes in here and introduces the Lil Soul Brothers

Well worth watching both all the way through as they are so funny.

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Well worth watching both all the way through as they are so funny.

Fabulous! Thanks for the links, Dave :thumbup:

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Roger Brown of the Detroit Lions had a part share in D-Town.

He comes in here and introduces the Lil Soul Brothers

Well worth watching both all the way through as they are so funny.

Seen these before - but good to see them again Dave - thanks

What's funny about them then :lol:

I think they are pretty talented given their age - although they do go out of tune a bit every now and again

Where are they now - anyone know? :g:

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Richard

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Did he not also do a stint as Robert Kennedys bodyguard..

Or is that Urban Myth ??

Tony

That is true, he was present when Bobby Kennedy was shot.

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And here's the best side by far - and why it was the A-side

A contender for my top 5 on the right day :thumbsup:

Cheers

Richard

One of the jewels in the crown of early Detroit soul. Wish I could afford one.

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Where are they now - anyone know? :g:

The YouTube clip was originally put up by one of the brothers, so you can ask him directly!

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The YouTube clip was originally put up by one of the brothers, so you can ask him directly!

Ah, well spotted David - thanks

Richard

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Sorry to make a sales pitch but this coming week I have a few D Town's for sale

Roosevelt Grier

Cody Black - Too many irons in the fire

Lil Soul Brothers on a nice white demo

Dee Edwards - All the way home on an issue

at my usual very reasonable prices of course..

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That is true, he was present when Bobby Kennedy was shot.

He wasn't very good then , was he ? :lol:

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