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HI!

There's different issue for this!

The first but never seen , seems to be on Mona yellow label.

I have seen on jewel white demo with logo and jewel blue with logo.

But there's an other on Jewel light green with no logo ! It's a reissue, boot or legal issue ?

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HI!

There's different issue for this!

The first but never seen , seems to be on Mona yellow label.

I have seen on jewel white demo with logo and jewel blue with logo.

But there's an other on Jewel light green with no logo ! It's a reissue, boot or legal issue ?

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Mines on light green Jewel with logo.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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Mines on light green Jewel with logo.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

Thanks Mark

I got it on the green label for 8$ :)

Maybe it's a reissue or other but it's an intimate track for replication or bootleg ...

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Ola V Harper

Ola V Harper only seems to have had this one 45 released which is a shame as her big voice carried enough power and passion to have merited further recordings. On the fine beat ballad penned and produced by bluesman Peppermint Harris "I Wanna Weep" she is most effective - clearly she wasn't afraid to let it rip generating a fair amount of emotion from the song. Some dance fans have started to pick up on this number showing that their tastes aren't all bad.

The local issue of this cut has a Houston, TX address so that was maybe where she came from.

I wanna weep / Resisting ~ MONA 7001 / JEWEL 797 (1968)

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Ola V Harper

Ola V Harper only seems to have had this one 45 released which is a shame as her big voice carried enough power and passion to have merited further recordings. On the fine beat ballad penned and produced by bluesman Peppermint Harris "I Wanna Weep" she is most effective - clearly she wasn't afraid to let it rip generating a fair amount of emotion from the song. Some dance fans have started to pick up on this number showing that their tastes aren't all bad.

The local issue of this cut has a Houston, TX address so that was maybe where she came from.

I wanna weep / Resisting ~ MONA 7001 / JEWEL 797 (1968)

Pat Brady recommended this too me in my 2nd ever (?) purchase from him 21 yrs ago and I still love it. Only in last couple of years have I heard it out. Proper bit of soul!! Never seen that mona label release though. Did she record any other tracks??

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Pat Brady recommended this too me in my 2nd ever (?) purchase from him 21 yrs ago and I still love it. Only in last couple of years have I heard it out. Proper bit of soul!! Never seen that mona label release though. Did she record any other tracks??

I found info on the sirshambling site and it seems that she has released only one 7''.

The Mona release has to be very rare !!

Anyone have the green release with no logo ??

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HI!

There's different issue for this!

The first but never seen , seems to be on Mona yellow label.

I have seen on jewel white demo with logo and jewel blue with logo.

But there's an other on Jewel light green with no logo ! It's a reissue, boot or legal issue ?

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I asked about this record a few years back.

I was offered a copy but it was a dark blue Jewel label, i`d never seen a blue one only the green you have above.

Did`t buy as wasn`t sure if it was legit.

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It's a mystery wink.gif ...

but Mark have this on light green with logo an other that i never seen but it's the same that the original Lp release by Jewel According to bsnpubs site...

The Jewel label for the blues series was green, ranging from dark green to light blue-green. It had black print, with the Jewel logo on top.

The Jewel label for the gospel series was a blue-green color, sometimes leaning more to green and other times leaning more to blue. The gospel LPs tended toward a blue label. It had black print, with the Jewel logo on top.

Jewel Album Discography

I don't have the singles discography.

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I received my copy and for sure it's not the same matrix number .

My matrix number is the same that the mona release : LH-4693 LH-4694

Matrix on others Jewel release is SL-1440.

Maybe is the first Jewel Release not a boot or reissue :yes:

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HI!

There's different issue for this!

The first but never seen , seems to be on Mona yellow label.

I have seen on jewel white demo with logo and jewel blue with logo.

But there's an other on Jewel light green with no logo ! It's a reissue, boot or legal issue ?

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Mine is on Mona, but a dark blue label.

ATB, Craig

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Mine is on Mona, but a dark blue label.

ATB, Craig

:yes: There's so much issue of this !!

Graig, the matrix number is LH-4693 4694 ?

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Recently bought the light green Jewel (no logo) of this and did a little research before buying and like the thread starter found evidence of this on a yellow Mona lable.  Also, like Stefan in 2009 I couldn't find any information/statements regarding the Mona issue which definatively confirms that Mona is the origional. I guess it must be but trawling the Net, I couldn't find any reference to a Mona copy being sold!  Loads on Jewel for sale on SS over the years, no one refers to the Jewel as a reissue, lots of people refer to playing it at various soul events, including big events abroad which I would have thought would be OVO events!!!!

One earlier poster stated that they had the Mona on a dark blue label!!!!

So, ten years on, is there any more info regarding the Mona issue; rarity, value, last one anyone seen sold?

Regards.

Drew.

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There is also a w/d of the Mona release as well.  I don't think i've seen anyone mention that the fonts used on the Mona & first Jewel release are identical and I don't think this font matches any font used on any other Jewel or devotional releases.  I guess as Peppermint Harris is from Texas, that could be where the connection was formed and as he was signed to Jewel records, this could have been released as a favour to him or part of his deal.

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Thanks for commenting John.

Anyone know what a Mona issue or demo would go for?

Regards.

Drew.

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On 05/04/2019 at 11:31, Drew3 said:

I guess it must be but trawling the Net, I couldn't find any reference to a Mona copy being sold!  Loads on Jewel for sale on SS over the years, no one refers to the Jewel as a reissue, lots of people refer to playing it at various soul events, including big events abroad which I would have thought would be OVO events!!!!

So, ten years on, is there any more info regarding the Mona issue; rarity, value, last one anyone seen sold?

 

Yes, the MONA label release is the first local issue of this 45. The Houston Records pressing plant matrix on the MONA release, "LH-4693" and "LH-4694", places it as being a mid-to-late 1968 release.

It probably sold well locally (or as someone suggested, was part of the Peppermint Harris deal) because JEWEL picked it up for national distribution and it seems to have been released in November or December 1968 (the cat# preceeding the Ola V. Harper 45, JEWEL 796 "Wig Wearing Woman" by Lightnin' Hopkins is mentioned in an issue of Billboard Magazine from November 1968).

JEWEL seems to have had a big seller on their hands with the Ola V. Harper 45, because it's a common 45 with at least 5 different label/pressing plant variations.

Although the MONA issue is more desirable, both the MONA and JEWEL releases would be considered OVO to all but the most rigid puritans in the same way that IMPEL and SOUND STAGE 7 issues of Ann Sexton's "You've Been Gone Too Long" and DESPENZA and WAND issues of Ivorys/Ivories "Please Stay" are considered OVO.

As for copies of the MONA 45 being sold, here are 7 copies sold during the past 10 years, with prices ranging from $32 to $61:

https://gripsweat.com/item/381699769602/tx-rb-northern-soul-ola-v-harper-mona-7001-resisting-i-wanna-weep-

https://gripsweat.com/item/310879445306/rb-soul-45-ola-v-harper-i-wanna-weep-mona-hear

https://www.popsike.com/RB-45-OLA-V-HARPER-I-Wanna-Weep-MONA-HEAR/310675938006.html

https://www.popsike.com/NSoul-Ola-V-Harper-I-Wanna-Weep-MONA-HoustonTX-djcopy/170577162573.html

https://www.popsike.com/OLA-V-HARPER-I-Wanna-Weep-Houston-Texas-Hear/170566241603.html

https://www.popsike.com/OLA-V-HARPER-RESISTING-MONA7001-PROMO-NORTHERN-SOUL/390243428295.html

https://www.popsike.com/LISTENRare-RBNorthern-Soul-45Ola-V-Harper1st-Press/180295570631.html

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The girl can sing..

Just up my street, almost screaming. 

Shame no other stuff by her seems to have surfaced, like so many of our one hit wonders.

 

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30 minutes ago, Sebastian said:

 

Yes, the MONA label release is the first local issue of this 45. The Houston Records pressing plant matrix on the MONA release, "LH-4693" and "LH-4694", places it as being a mid-to-late 1968 release.

It probably sold well locally (or as someone suggested, was part of the Peppermint Harris deal) because JEWEL picked it up for national distribution and it seems to have been released in November or December 1968 (the cat# preceeding the Ola V. Harper 45, JEWEL 796 "Wig Wearing Woman" by Lightnin' Hopkins is mentioned in an issue of Billboard Magazine from November 1968).

JEWEL seems to have had a big seller on their hands with the Ola V. Harper 45, because it's a common 45 with at least 5 different label/pressing plant variations.

Although the MONA issue is more desirable, both the MONA and JEWEL releases would be considered OVO to all but the most rigid puritans in the same way that IMPEL and SOUND STAGE 7 issues of Ann Sexton's "You've Been Gone Too Long" and DESPENZA and WAND issues of Ivorys/Ivories "Please Stay" are considered OVO.

As for copies of the MONA 45 being sold, here are 7 copies sold during the past 10 years, with prices ranging from $32 to $61:

https://gripsweat.com/item/381699769602/tx-rb-northern-soul-ola-v-harper-mona-7001-resisting-i-wanna-weep-

https://gripsweat.com/item/310879445306/rb-soul-45-ola-v-harper-i-wanna-weep-mona-hear

https://www.popsike.com/RB-45-OLA-V-HARPER-I-Wanna-Weep-MONA-HEAR/310675938006.html

https://www.popsike.com/NSoul-Ola-V-Harper-I-Wanna-Weep-MONA-HoustonTX-djcopy/170577162573.html

https://www.popsike.com/OLA-V-HARPER-I-Wanna-Weep-Houston-Texas-Hear/170566241603.html

https://www.popsike.com/OLA-V-HARPER-RESISTING-MONA7001-PROMO-NORTHERN-SOUL/390243428295.html

https://www.popsike.com/LISTENRare-RBNorthern-Soul-45Ola-V-Harper1st-Press/180295570631.html

 

31 minutes ago, Sebastian said:

 

Yes, the MONA label release is the first local issue of this 45. The Houston Records pressing plant matrix on the MONA release, "LH-4693" and "LH-4694", places it as being a mid-to-late 1968 release.

It probably sold well locally (or as someone suggested, was part of the Peppermint Harris deal) because JEWEL picked it up for national distribution and it seems to have been released in November or December 1968 (the cat# preceeding the Ola V. Harper 45, JEWEL 796 "Wig Wearing Woman" by Lightnin' Hopkins is mentioned in an issue of Billboard Magazine from November 1968).

JEWEL seems to have had a big seller on their hands with the Ola V. Harper 45, because it's a common 45 with at least 5 different label/pressing plant variations.

Although the MONA issue is more desirable, both the MONA and JEWEL releases would be considered OVO to all but the most rigid puritans in the same way that IMPEL and SOUND STAGE 7 issues of Ann Sexton's "You've Been Gone Too Long" and DESPENZA and WAND issues of Ivorys/Ivories "Please Stay" are considered OVO.

As for copies of the MONA 45 being sold, here are 7 copies sold during the past 10 years, with prices ranging from $32 to $61:

https://gripsweat.com/item/381699769602/tx-rb-northern-soul-ola-v-harper-mona-7001-resisting-i-wanna-weep-

https://gripsweat.com/item/310879445306/rb-soul-45-ola-v-harper-i-wanna-weep-mona-hear

https://www.popsike.com/RB-45-OLA-V-HARPER-I-Wanna-Weep-MONA-HEAR/310675938006.html

https://www.popsike.com/NSoul-Ola-V-Harper-I-Wanna-Weep-MONA-HoustonTX-djcopy/170577162573.html

https://www.popsike.com/OLA-V-HARPER-I-Wanna-Weep-Houston-Texas-Hear/170566241603.html

https://www.popsike.com/OLA-V-HARPER-RESISTING-MONA7001-PROMO-NORTHERN-SOUL/390243428295.html

https://www.popsike.com/LISTENRare-RBNorthern-Soul-45Ola-V-Harper1st-Press/180295570631.html

Thanks for the knowledgeable reply Sebastian.  Fantastic record whatever the label. However, I would like it on Mona so if anyone has one for sale in good condition and at a reasonable price, please PM me.

Regards.

Drew.

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Review from Record World, december 1968.

It got listed under "radio station picks" by a Miami radio station in november same year.

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