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Ian Seaman

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Seriously?  I'd have thought only American on original.  And they were manufacturing those in 1975 because some of them adapted the sleeve to include a sticker saying "Includes the hit I'm Your Pimp" despite it not being issued as a 45.  Those were being sold up to as late as 1978 for around £5.

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I thought the Italian ones were legit 1973 presses: distributed by Fonit-Cetra who also issued "My Hang Up.." as a 45 with the rare flip "All Of A Sudden" in 1973.

 

But why release it in Italy - an unknown soul group?

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I know of a french 1973 press on Pathé Marconi-EMI and another one from Venezuela. 

Mine is a 1973 US press without sticker on cover.

Edit: I had a reissue of it a few years,ago,  the paper label was bright unlike the original which looks dull.

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I know of a french 1973 press on Pathé Marconi-EMI and another one from Venezuela. 

Mine is a 1973 US press without sticker on cover.

 

No what I was saying was, they added the stickers in 1975 (well they aren't stickers, it's actually printed onto the cardboard but looks like a sticker)

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But why release it in Italy - an unknown soul group?

 

The same can be said for tens of thousands of records by virtually unknown or previously non-successful artists that have been released around the globe.

 

Record labels take chances, or at least they should do. Throw thirty things on a wall and one might stick.

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The same can be said for tens of thousands of records by virtually unknown or previously non-successful artists that have been released around the globe.

 

Record labels take chances, or at least they should do. Throw thirty things on a wall and one might stick.

 

Yes but was Italy really centre of a big soul movement?  Britain was...

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Yes but was Italy really centre of a big soul movement?  Britain was...

 

I know what you mean, but it was probably just another "discotheque record" for the heads at the Italian label. The Joe Quarterman LP on GSF from earlier in 1973 also got an Italian release and most likely was a decent seller and a big play at the discos. Perhaps they chanced on another GSF artist hoping for the same? Or had a multi-release deal in place. Hard to know now, but it wouldn't surprise me.

 

The soul/funk/r&b stuff that was released in Scandinavia for example (or US stuff that turns up here) is mind boggling at times.

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