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[Rs] little anthony - on a magic carpet ride - acetate

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Title: little anthony - on a magic carpet ride - acetate
Artist: little anthony
Track: on a magic carpet ride
Label: acetate

usa Record information:

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Little Anthony Gourdine (??) - On A Magic Carpet Ride .

Original UK 7" 45rpm "Unreleased" Single Sided Emidisc Acetate.

This Acetate came with a collection of others that were once the property of Mike Vickers. Mike Vickers was responsible for the arrangements on Kiki Dee's version of this track that was released in the UK on Fontana Records.

As far as I can ascertain apart from Kiki Dee's version of this, the only other version that is known of was recorded for Roulette Records in the USA by Derek Martin and that remained unreleased until recently. This appears to have been recorded for Demonstration purposes only and was sent to the UK on tape and then cut to this acetate for reference.

I'm not 100% sure the vocal is by Anthony Gourdine but it sounds just like him and I'd imagine this track would have been offered to him first as Teddy Randazzo and Victoria Pike wrote a huge amount of material for Little Anthony and The Imperials. The label and sleeve are stamped "Franklyn Boyd Music Ltd" who were Teddy Randazzo and Victoria Pike's Publishers in the UK.

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