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  1. garethx

    4 rarities, be quick

    Those plastic sleeves are really bad for your 45s.
  2. garethx

    Cecil Washington - Prophonics

    Wasn't this the 45 which John Anderson first encountered via a 25 count box in Johnnie Mae Matthews' laundry room?
  3. I think everyone raises some interesting points and I go along with a fair amount of the comments from Rick and Robb. Thing to bear in mind about Jackey Beavers was that he wasn't really a Detroit artist in the strictest sense. His own thing was pretty much contained in Western Michigan and his modus operandi seemed to be recording and releasing his own Jaber product—either under his own name or that of his touring concern and asso..
  4. I would hazard a guess that the reason this 45 never got out of the distributors or even pressing plant in 1967 could be something to do with the huge success of the preceding release. The Parliaments' I Wanna Testify was a Hot 100 hit and huge R&B smash. When a small label has a big seller it can create logistical and cashflow problems. Money earmarked for getting the Beavers 45 pressed, distributed and plugged might have had to..
  5. Is it 'rare' at all though? I would argue that Jackey Beavers on Revolit is not a rare record in the true sense of the word—i.e. known from a handful of copies, seldom for sale. Yes, it's always been expensive but that doesn't mean rare or even scarce. Since Ebay started there have been dozens, maybe hundreds of copies through there. Even a mint copy in late 2016 which was a freebie thrown in with a press photo of Jackey for a..
  6. garethx

    Darrell Banks Open The Door - bootleg info

    Tony Rounce once gave a very helpful explanation of the process by which US discs were dubbed at EMI studios by expert engineering staff for UK release. These dubs had their own mastering details machined in. I'm pretty sure this is the case with DB on Stateside. Whether this was also the case with the London release with a similar process undertaken at Decca I'm not sure.
  7. garethx

    Jean Carter Like one

    These were pressed at two Decca plants. Gloversville NY and Pinckneyville IL. Pinckneyville used a ◆ symbol at the end of the b-side master number. Gloversville used a ✤ symbol at the end of the b-side master number. It would be interesting to find out if one of the plants was responsible for the poor quality pressings and the other for the better ones.
  8. garethx

    Darrell Banks Open The Door - bootleg info

    The majority of the later pink Revilots on vinyl are pressed at ARP in Michigan.
  9. garethx

    Darrell Banks Open The Door - bootleg info

    I think Kris's summing up is correct. To add to the above all the legit US copies are pressed at the three Columbia plants which existed at the time: Pitman, NJ; Terra Haute, IN; and Santa Clara, CA. All these plants had the ability to press styrene and vinyl. Sometimes the plants used identification marks on 45s but not always. A backwards S for Santa Clara, an incomplete P for Pitman. The label artwork would have originated at Colu..
  10. Hardly 'extreme lengths': waving a used teabag back and forth across the label for twenty seconds doesn't take too much effort.
  11. garethx

    johnny truitt -question?

    Interesting record. I can see its appeal from a 'scene' point of view but can equally see why it is sometimes seen as awful to fans of Truitt's other records, as it takes a decidedly Middle Of The Road approach. I love it, but it took me a while to appreciate it. I think the deep side of this and his preceding release, "Baby I Need You" were two of the very finest deep soul records ever cut at Fame. Simply sensational on all cou..
  12. garethx

    johnny truitt -question?

    Note different writer credit, publisher and timings on Mal's scan. Would have to question the legitimacy of that variant.
  13. garethx

    johnny truitt -question?

    Also another press: same typesetting as the grey/amber but same label stock as above.
  14. garethx

    Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    Is it possible to lock this topic now? There's the risk that any of the genuine info on the record in question is getting buried beneath a mountain of off-topic chit-chat.