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Canadian Soul 45S And Canadian Only Soul 45S

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After reading about Sonny Allen's 45 on Canadian Reo it got me thinking.....

Have we ever done a thread on northern rarities that were also released on Canadian labels (as well as in America etc) and also whilst we're on the subject what about northern rarities that were only ever released in Canada.

Must admit those Canadian labels do look very nice indeed.

I ain't got much knowledge to add to this thread myself but I'm sure between us all we have....

derek

Label scans most welcome

Released in Canada:

Little Charles "Talkin' about you babe" (Decca)

Little Charles "It's a Heartache" (Decca)

Released only in Canada:

Tiaras "Surprise" (Op-Art) as discovered by Andy Dyson just a few years ago; also a Butch c/up at the time

Mighty Pope "If you want a love affair" (RCA) his version of the Jesse James song

Eddie Spencer (Arc) Mmm could be getting a bit confused with this release?

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could be a large list,lol....got a few but heres a couple,1 i have (patten) & other my mate had (herman).

alexander patten / a lil loving sometimes / capitol can

bonnie herman / hush dont cry / columbia orange label can

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a few i have off the top of my head wynder k frog green door. Travis wammack scratchy. Major harris call me tomorrow. Albert jones your love candy apple.

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Allan Sisters - Im In With The Downtown Crowd

Mary Saxton - Losing Control

Mary Saxton - Take My Heart

all Canadian only releases aren't they :thumbsup:

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shouldve kept that one to himself...simply awful :(

Horses for courses. I think it was in one of his auctions but, if so, no idea what it went for. I believe JM has played it out.....at the Stute perhaps?

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Some more canadian releases - some good stuff did come out on PACE

Intertains - Need Your Love - Uptown

Big Maybelle - I Cant Wait Any Longer - Columbia

and this belter...

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What a cool label design. :thumbsup:

I always thought so but here's the quote on youtube from Gerry Lincoln, the designer of the label -

"Oh God! I had hoped a visual of this single would never ever surface but here it is.

I designed that label, basically on a scrap of paper, years before Photoshop.

I cringe whenever I think of it, so imagine how I feel actually SEEING it. :)"

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i got one of those craig, also donald jenkins somebody help me on regency, freddie houston, chills and fever also came out on regency..steinways came out on spartan

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Here's a scan of Jack Harden. Mine was in a Trans-Canada sleeve so whether there was a connection, distribution arrangement, or just in the wrong sleeve I don't know. It has been mentioned in the tips for 2013 thread.

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i got one of those craig, also donald jenkins somebody help me on regency, freddie houston, chills and fever also came out on regency..steinways came out on spartan

Any idea on value of the Canadian Quality 45 Bri?

Isn't it around £20.00 on US Arctic

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There were a few Canadian only soul releases in the 60's, a couple more in the 70's (that mainly featured US producers / singers who had gone over the border to run labels).But, by the 80's, lots of transplanted Caribbean born singers were cutting tracks in Canada & getting them released on Canadian labels. Loads of good MS outings on Canadian vinyl (7" & 12" + some LP only tracks).Some stuff got even more complicated though when some of the Island born guys headed home to do shows.Aubrey Mann had some decent releases out of Canada.

But when he returned to Barbados for some shows in 1982, he licensed two of his very limited release Canadian tracks (cut at Toronto's Amber Studios I believe) for release on an Aim Records (Barbados) 45.

"Need Your Loving Tonight" was coupled with "Don't Give Up" to form a really rare outing ...

.... its really rare on both the Canadian & Bajan releases ........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-AaRSAyw0

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A few you dont see to much -

Lt Richie - Just another heartache -SS7

Gloria Jones-Come go with me-Capitol

Rubin - You've been away -Kapp

Sorry just re read listing not only Canadian Lable !

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A Canadian copy of Aubrey Mann's "I Need Your Loving Tonight" .........

... I only have it on the very similar looking Bajan 45 ........

both versions use an imaginative catalogue number ....... ABC 12345 !!!

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a couple

malcolm hayes - put your love to the test/want to be with you

canadian columbia - us filmway

and one i only recently knew was released on canadian

kurt harris - emperor of my lonely heart

canadian apex - us diamond

happy soulin

russ

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Tommy Frontera - Leading Lady

Canadian - Quality

Quality, REO and Regency picked up a LOT of US Soul productions on lease. That list would be endless.

What really is interesting are the local Canadian Soul productions. Toronto had an active soul artists representation in their club scene. And so, also had some Soul music production in their studios in the '60s. Several Detroit artists went there to record. There were also a few local Soul artists recorded there (as mentioned The Tiaras, et al).

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I've not got them now but bought these from Oldies Unlimited in Telford around 1977/78;

Stone Records:-

Precisions- If This is Love

Precisions- Instant Heartbreak

Precisions- A Place

Timmy Willis- Mr Soul Satisfaction

Eddie Parker- Love You Baby

Multiple copies of all of the Stone releases

Brunswick:-

Billy Butler- I'll Bet You

Warner Bros:-

Ben Aitken- Satisfied

All these were found scattered through thousands of US singles so how did they get there.

At Global Records a huge shipment of mixed US singles included about 50 copies of the Eddie Spencer record (about 20 of them cracked in two).Again why did Canadian issues turn up in the US. Did US companies pick up overstocks from Canada or did Canadian labels ship stuff to US shops.

Anyone else find Canadian records in bulk in the US ?

Global Dog Productions web site has some Canadian label listings

http://www.globaldogproductions.info/

Rick

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Laura Lee's Ric-Tic 45 To Win Your Heart is on Canadian RCA. Strange because some Ric-Tic's are on Canadian pressed Ric-Tic and some are on Reo/ Quality. Supposedly there are two Edwin Starr's on Canadian RCA - Headline News & S.O.S. but I've not had them myself so would somebody please put up a scan?

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