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Looking for a nice demo copy of

Fame F-1002 Jimmy Hughes - You Might As Well Forget Him

Anyone who can help me

Thanks DB

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Guest Doctor Bird

Derrick Harriott's version is fantastic. Anybody knows if Tommy Roe, who wrote the song, recorded it himself.

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Interesting thing about the Tommy Quickly is that it's definitely a cover of the Jimmy Hughes version as opposed to a cover of The Tams: the arrangement is practically a carbon copy. Derrick Harriot's on the other hand seems to be a cover of The Tams.

I've never heard (writer) Tommy Roe's version, which according to youtube was issued in the UK on HMV (ABC Paramount in the US?).

All of this doesn't help Doctor Bird to get a copy but I got one pretty quickly after putting a want for it on here in the topic on the Ace/Fame Record Day box set.

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Interesting thing about the Tommy Quickly is that it's definitely a cover of the Jimmy Hughes version as opposed to a cover of The Tams: the arrangement is practically a carbon copy. Derrick Harriot's on the other hand seems to be a cover of The Tams.

I've never heard (writer) Tommy Roe's version, which according to youtube was issued in the UK on HMV (ABC Paramount in the US?).

All of this doesn't help Doctor Bird to get a copy but I got one pretty quickly after putting a want for it on here in the topic on the Ace/Fame Record Day box set.

I've not heard the Tommy Roe version either. Wonder how it compares?

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but I got one pretty quickly after putting a want for it on here in the topic on the Ace/Fame Record Day box set.

how much did you pay for it, you can PM me if you want

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In that case, according to the scans above, mine's defo an issue.

Interesting note. This Jimmy Hughes release on Fame was distributed by Vee Jay, whereas the others, and I'm not saying all of them, were distributed by Atco / Atlantic.

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Steal Away was also distributed by Vee Jay. I cant remember a mention of the distributors on the releases after this until June Conquests Tollie distributed demo of Almost Persuaded (not seen an issue of that one), but the multicoloured release doesnt mention a distributer. I think Vee Jay took up distributing Goldwax about the time Fame changed distribution, maybe they thought distributing Goldwax was more of a money maker than distributing Fame.

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Thanks for the scan of the issue Mr Shoals.

There are about a dozen VeeJay-distributed Fame singles. All the early ones until the first Atco-distributed 45, Jimmy Hughes' Midnight Affair, have VeeJay numbers. From then on the singles are Atlantic-Atco until Candi Staton's Old Man's Sweetheart, the first Capitol distributed number.

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Also of course the Jimmy Hughes "Steal Away" album is on the main VeeJay label. Fans of "You Might As Well Forget Him" should check out the album-only "I Tried To Tell You" which has a similar flavour and is notable as an early Penn-Oldham soul number.

Thanks garethx, I will. :yes:

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Me, everytime I go through my HMV singles. I've had a nice R&W demo for several decades, mate ....

Wonder if it actually got released? Plus, can't find it in the US ABC / ABC Paramount listings? :(

I knew he wrote it Tone but I read somewhere that he didn't bother to record it himself. Obviously, that was wrong. :huh:

A scan and sound file would be absolutely wonderful if at all possible? :thumbsup:

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Wonder if it actually got released? Plus, can't find it in the US ABC / ABC Paramount listings? :(

I knew he wrote it Tone but I read somewhere that he didn't bother to record it himself. Obviously, that was wrong. :huh:

A scan and sound file would be absolutely wonderful if at all possible? :thumbsup:

Maybe it didn't get a US release, Den. Tommy had a couple of earlier singles issued over here that didn't come out as singles in the US, this could well be another.

I knew his version before I knew any other version besides Derrick Harriott's (which I knew long before I found out it was not an original). Until I heard Jimmy Hughes' Tommy's was my favourite version, too. But I confess I like all of 'em, it's a hard song to mess up...

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Maybe it didn't get a US release, Den. Tommy had a couple of earlier singles issued over here that didn't come out as singles in the US, this could well be another.

I knew his version before I knew any other version besides Derrick Harriott's (which I knew long before I found out it was not an original). Until I heard Jimmy Hughes' Tommy's was my favourite version, too. But I confess I like all of 'em, it's a hard song to mess up...

Having not heard the Tommy Roe 'original', my favourite is definitely the Jimmy Hughes. But I'd love to hear Tommy Roe's rendition. :yes:

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No sign of it on any US ABC Paramount discography, and no missing numbers around the point where it might have come out, so it looks like UK only (unless issued in any other non-US country besides ours, of course!

How about ABC's Dot Records

ABC's Dunhill

ABC's Impulse

ABC's Apt

ABC's Tangerine

None of these subsidiaries either?

I have no reason to suspect it would be but you never know.

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Which brings us back to the question, who's got one for sale, on demo or issue.

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