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  1. These are all RCA pressings and as such have different typesetting for each plant and either R, I or H in the run-outs. The one listed as a boot on discogs (pale green) looks more like an original RCA Rockaway pressing to me and should have a R in the deadwax (the giveaway is the writer credit set in Baskerville). The one listed as an original second press looks pretty dodgy from a type point of view.
  2. I think we'd all be surprised by the order numbers for RCA white dj copies. Usually in the order of 20,000 copies from each of their three pressing plants (Rockaway New York, Indianapolis and Hollywood California). If the record looked like it was going to be a hit then obviously the order numbers for issue copies would be huge. In the case of records which didn't get any airplay then the quantities for issues would be far smaller. In my limited experience the one which is particularly difficult to turn up as an issue copy is Faye Crawford's "What Have I Done Wrong?". By comparison Rose
  3. I've always thought the cheap Junior McCants 45 is far superior to the rarity. Just a far better record in every department: better song, more danceable, more instant. The deep side on the more affordable single is far better than the ballad on the reverse of Try Me too.
  4. In answer to the original question, about how nobody could work out it was Junior McCants, remember that Marvin Gaye's Love Starved Heart was played covered up first, fifteen years before it came out as the box set promo single. If you can successfully cover up Marvin Gaye you can certainly cover up an obscure artist like Junior McCants. Bear in mind his 'known' 45 was just considered a cheap collection filler for decades. Very few people have ever been able to guess a singer's identity simply by listening. Covering records which are semi-known and rumours subsequently getting out is a di
  5. I don't think there's any connection between the Stag/Detroit artist and any of the others.
  6. The change was around the transition away from the black issue copies to the cyan/tan issue label.
  7. The record was discussed here some years ago.
  8. I'm a big fan of the Flip Dip 45 recorded by Flowers in the early 1970s.
  9. Dave Flynn sorted the list into alphabetical order over on FB which makes it more manageable to read. A very entertaining and thought-provoking article and list Butch. As others have said it will aways be impossible for any listing like this to be 'definitive' or set in stone, so much will be down to personal experience and taste. External factors can change things over time. A box of Lester Tiptons turning up would be nice, but imagine having to remove a storied and mythical disc from the list. Some paragraphs give a clue as to how to be an effective and successful record collector.
  10. Featuring future Hollywood star Joe Mantegna.
  11. Thanks for posting this Mike. I don't think it's Jim Ford singing as his voice has a definite Appalachian twang as noted above.
  12. As Soulstrutter mentioned with regard to the opening question, the price discrepancy between the Miko-MAM 45 and the Triple B one is the fact that But If You Must Go is only on the former and was always the side which sold this 45, particularly to the fabled Japanese deep soul scene. Obviously the Miko 45 is scarce and always has been, while the Triple B record was in some ways an odd one, comping the two lesser in-demand sides of two Eddie Parker rarities. Crying Crown and I Need A True Love are both tremendous in their own right but one wonders if a coupling of I'm Gone and But If You

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