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About RobbK

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    North American
  • Birthday 24/11/46

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    Soul, R&B, Blues, Gospel, Jazz music, cartooning, ice hockey, back country skiing
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    Oude Niedorp,Netherlands;MuenchenD;L.A.USA
  • Top Soul Sound
    A Tear From A Woman's Eye-Temptations

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  1. VIP 25006. Really that rare ?

    I used to think there were only 6 store stockers pressed up originally as the test press run for the first pressing, which was cancelled by Berry Gordy. I had seen only the 2 of them in The Motown and Jobete Record Files, and the 2 that were originally found...
  2. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    I see now. The "audition copy" is darker and sharper. So, maybe it was just a vanity press run.
  3. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    So, there WAS a DJ issue! That means that it wasn't just a "vanity" press run, but, perhaps, a small "test" run, just in Detroit, to satisfy The Andantes that it was "officially" released, but, quickly called back, as was done with Oma Heard's VIP single.
  4. miles grayson record producer

    As far as I know, he was the piano player in The Miles Grayson Trio, and started out working in San Diego, California. He moved to Los Angeles in the late early to mid 1960s. He had records out on several small Soul indie labels in L.A. and San Diego during...
  5. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    As I stated above, I don't think The andantes' release was ever intended to be marketed or have sales. Berry wanted The Andantes to always be available to sing backgrounds to sweeten most Motown releases. So, he didn't want them having a hit record, and wan...
  6. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    No. None of those I mentioned had a drill hole. So, THAT copy is yet one more. There must have been a special small press run for The Andantes, perhaps of 50 or 100? Something like what was done for Raynoma Gordy's Little Iva Miracle record.
  7. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    I have a mint one, with Quality Control in green placed on it with a hand stamper. Tom DePierro had one and there was one in the Motown Corp. Record File and one in the Jobete Music Co. Record File, and Ron Murphy had one, and I had seen one more (all during...
  8. Marvin L Sims reissue/boot?

    I have no doubt about this. I'm sure a press run of bootlegs would be made not only with the Surinaamse Sweet Soul collectors residing in The Netherlands in mind, but also sales in The Caribbean (both Dutch-speaking and non-Dutch speaking islands).
  9. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    "Like A Nightmare" and "If You Were Mine" are "Pop Crap"? Or did you mean The Cute-Teens' cuts were crap? - I'd agree with THAT. But, The Cute Teens were Raynoma Gordy and her cousins, NOT The Andantes. So, I'm confused. I think The HDH composition, "Like...
  10. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    Thanks. I'll skip it, then.
  11. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    Can you please give me the URL of the homepage of that forum? I haven't heard of it. I only know of Soulful Detroit Forum.
  12. Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    The Charters' record was released on Motown subsidiary, Mel-o-dy Records. So, it was more than Motown-related. It was a Motown record. Whereas, The Cute-Teens was a Berry Gordy producton leased to Aladdin, and, as far as I know, it was NOT produced at Moto...
  13. There wouldn't be any one song for me. I would have liked to have been working at Motown during 1962-66, and have watched all facets of the songwriting and recording process was handled, seeing how all the talented people did what they did and how the whole ...