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    Motown Oddity.....

    Can anyone enlighten myself, as well as other forum members about this odd 45 that appeared on Ebay? It was a BIN listing for $250 and it sold for that. I did what research I could and found one other copy in Popsike's history and it sold for around the same price in 2015. I would assume the Ebay seller probably checked there and priced their copy accordingly. The listing states the contents are basically a woman reading phrases for radio station intros. I wish they would have included a sound sampling!

    At any rate, this is the first time I've seen this disc offered for sale since I started seriously collecting Motown records in 2012. On the left side of the disc under the 1964 date it reads "A VERY SPECIAL THANKS - JACK GIBSON" who was obviously Motown's PR manager. I personally couldn't see the value in it, other than something a completest collector would "have just to have" to say they've collected it all. I appears to have catalog number MM-1 for Miss Motown 1 I would surmise.

    Thanks for any additional information anyone can provide.
    Darin

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    Jack "The Rapper" Gibson was also one of the most popular DJ's in the country. "Miss Motown" refers to Raynoma Liles Gordy aka "Miss Ray" Berry Gordy's second wife. She gave herself that nickname.
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    Miss Ray song from as late as 1964! I love to hear THAT! Anyone have a file of it, and can post it here?

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    Do you actually know for a fact this is Raynoma, or just correlating it to her because of her nickname? Just wanting clarification......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWSheffer View Post
    Do you actually know for a fact this is Raynoma, or just correlating it to her because of her nickname? Just wanting clarification......
    I would have to hear the record that you have the question about, but Miss Ray also sang. She was one of the Rayber Voices in the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I would have to hear the record that you have the question about, but Miss Ray also sang. She was one of the Rayber Voices in the beginning.
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    She also had a single released on Motown's Miracle Records, which was her own label to manage. On her 1961 single, she used the stage name "Little Iva".

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    If I could hear the Miss Motown cuts, I could tell if she was Miss Ray, or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    She also had a single released on Motown's Miracle Records, which was her own label to manage. On her 1961 single, she used the stage name "Little Iva".
    Hey Robb, I remember that. She did call herself "Little Iva" for a short while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockhartgary View Post
    Hey Lockhartgary.....thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Hey Lockhartgary.....thank you!

    You are very welcome.

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    Notice that the "Miss Motown" 45 is in the thumbnail for the video above. Quite possibly it is Raynoma doing these DJ intros.

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    I have the her Miracle Record. I was hoping the Motown one would be on the video, too. But, I guess I didn't miss any of her singing, if that cut has only DJ intros. Still, I'd like to hear those if anyone can find a recording of it. Is that side the only recording on the record? Or, does it have 2 sides of recordings?

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    Robb, it appeared to have the same contents on both sides.
    Darin

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