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Jimmy Delphs - "almost"

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As Mark has said, Carla. There was a thread on here not long ago. I'm sure discogs shows the Karen release as a year later but would have to double check. Great record by the way!

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came out in 1967  as the `A` side on carla then stuck on the `B` side of dont sign the papers baby on karen in april 1968..this was his most successful 45  reaching no 29 on the soul charts and even making no 96 on the billboard hot 100 and no 94 on cashbox in june of 1968

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Check out Betty Lavette's version on Karen - just pips Jimmy Delph's for me!

 

happy new year - Adam

 

Agree mate Betty's version for me also.Think it was played as an ender record in the past but cant remember by who or where

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Jimmy's version is first while Betty's cover versions are not so suited for her voice IMHO. I like Betty before and after her venture on Karen but just not there. So my vote goes strongly for Jimmy Delphs on Carla with the wonderful flip side 'I've been fooled before'.

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Agree mate Betty's version for me also.Think it was played as an ender record in the past but cant remember by who or where

I used to play Bettys version as an ender to my spots in local nights in Plymouth late 70s early 80s. You probably didn't hear it there!!!!!

 

Paul

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Also came out on Atco - im sure its Canadian but would need to check

One if my all time faves - love it

 

Yes, you're spot on Jim - the Atco is Canadian.

 

It's a Canadian version of the Karen release with "Don't Sign The Paper" on the a-side. The catalogue number on the Atco label says "KAREN 1538X".

 

Cheers

 

Richard

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The original version of " I've been fooled before " is by Verble Domino on Toi Records out of Chicago .Verble is actually Sherman Nesbary who cut " Don't make me sorry " in the 70's .

Thanks for the little story behind this piece of music. Not my cup this, but good to know where it came from.  :thumbsup:

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Yes, you're spot on Jim - the Atco is Canadian.

 

It's a Canadian version of the Karen release with "Don't Sign The Paper" on the a-side. The catalogue number on the Atco label says "KAREN 1538X".

 

Cheers

 

Richard

ive seen an italian atco jukebox 45 also..makes you wonder it was a hairsbreadth away from getting a uk release on red atlantic in 1968

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