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The Ideals Go Gorilla

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Hi can anyone she'd any light on  this unusual label release.  As you can see mine is the one with label scan on discogs. But with a bit of care I have managed to peel the tape off which was covering the label. And  it is credited to the ideals and  music by the outlaws. Which I haven't seen on either of the label releases. I  was just curious if it was just a local release before it got onto the US billboard charts and was released on Cortland and Satellite (different mix). 

Many thanks  Mick

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The Concord label was owned by Howard Pittman who was a member of the Doo Wop group the Five Chances.

Once the record became a big local hit, he wasn't able to keep up with the demand  and sold the master for 

"...Gorilla" and the group's contract to Cortland. 

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Here's another release on the label - 

 

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Many thanks for that. As always someone on here will know all these little bits of information . 

Mick

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Wasn't this one of Pittsburgh DJ's Mad Mike (Metrovich)'s sounds? Am fairly sure I heard some of his plays got bootlegged for his audience, Could it be that?

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Concord was the original label for "The Gorilla". Here's an article from

Cashbox (August, 1963) - 

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I like to play the Gorilla alongside the Donald & The Delighters also on Cortland.  Cool to see the original local Chicago release here.

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Great history of them here (assuming it's complete and correct)

http://doo-wop.blogg.org/ideals-3-c26503252

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