NM BEATLES DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET / THANK YOU GIRL VJ-587 MONO YELLOW LABEL BLACK PRINT LARGE VJ WITH NO BOX WITH ORIGINAL 1964 RED VEE JAY SLEEVE... ONE OF THE RAREST VARIATIONS NO BOX AROUND LARGE'VJ. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET B/W THANK YOU GIRL. Stunning NM copy of an iconic record now almost 60 years old!!
This VJ 45 appears to had a needle on it just a few times. Labels are EX/NM with NO writing, NO rips/tears, NO stickers, NO glue residue, and NO names. A small smudge on B side. EX/NM Original 1964 red Vee-Jay right bracket record sleeves have a wide tab at the top of the front side of the sleeve. This original'64 VJ sleeve is gorgeous with ZERO SEAM SPLITS, NO rips/tears and No price stickers or glue residue.This tab was cut into the sleeve to facilitate the removal of the record from the sleeve. These tab-cut sleeves were printed and manufactured by Bert-Co Enterprises of Los Angeles. The black and white promo VJ sleeve is a reproduction, and a good way to keep your yellow label record safe and sound! Companies, notes and bar codes.
Written-By: McCartney-Lennon (Note: Not the usual Lennon-McCartney credits we are use to seeing). Yellow labels with VJ and VEE JAY RECORDS in black print variation. Conrad Publishing appears as Conrad Pub.Yellow label with VJ and VEE JAY RECORDS in black print. Variation with "VEE JAY RECORDS" printed in small print below large "VJ" letters. AudioMatrix stamped in runouts, all other data is etched. Matrix / Runout (Label A): 63-3191. Matrix / Runout (Label B): 63-3219.
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): Audiomatrix 63-3191 URJ. Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): Audiomatrix 63-3219. On the'A' Side: "Do You Want To Know A Secret", the trail off area has the marking (stamped Audio Matrix logo and hand etched master number 63-3191 and initials "URJ"). A: Do You Want To Know A Secret (Note: No running times listed on labels).B: Thank You Girl (Note: No running times listed on labels). Vee Jay Records was the most successful Black owned and operated record company before Motown. Founded in 1953 by Vivian Carter (the "Vee") and her husband, Jimmy Bracken (the "Jay") in Gary, Indiana, Vee Jay contributed a tremendous catalog of blues, rhythm and blues, doo-wop, jazz, soul, pop, and rock n' roll music. The label started as an outgrowth of the Bracken's successful record shop, and Vivian's stint as a disc jockey at WGRY in Gary.
The black music Vivial was playing on her radio show at the time was not generally available on records. The Brackens decided to start recording some of these artists, and Vee Jay was born. The couple felt they could get a label together that could get radio play and sales through their broadcasting and retail contacts. The first artists signed to the label were the Spaniels and Jimmy Reed.
Their first release,'Jolly What! The Beatles And Frank Ifield On Stage' (VJ 1085), appeared on 26 February 1964. This LP was nothing more than a compilation of the two Beatles singles released in early and mid 1963, and eight Frank Ifield tracks, all studio recordings. Frank Ifield was best known for his version of'I Remember You'.Vee Jay tried to stimulate poor sales and chart action of the album by changing the cover art to make a more appealing package to Beatle buyers. Dropping the original art, featuring an old man with a Beatle haircut, Vee Jay used a full color Beatle portrait in hopes of capturing more unsuspecting buyers. The album reached #104 in the charts. This item is in the category "Music\Vinyl Records".
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