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  1. #1

    Is this a bootleg 45?

    Hi all,
    I was perusing Ebay just for fun and I came upon this listing by the Temptations:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-TEMPTAT...EAAOSwrfFeMiSP

    I have never seen this font used on any 45 I have seen (the song titles) personally, nor have I seen perimeter printing such as this.

    Have any of you?

  2. #2
    It's probably a legit copy....I don't think bootlegs would have a deletion hole...I have had several copies of the same singles by the Supremes and the J5 with different type fonts over the years....mostly shorter titles.

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    It would be interesting to compare it to another MY BABY 45. I would assume that despite font differences, the actual label copy would remain the same?

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    Yes, definitely an original copy. This font is also used on copies of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar". I can't think of any others right off the top of my head, but if I see any others I'll add them to the thread. I would assume this was just a design/font variation used by a particular pressing plant at the time. I'm not able to look at mine right now to see who they were pressed by.
    Darin

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    I thought I knew of another one, and I just remembered it....."Wild One" by the Vandellas.

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    Thanks all for the responses. I've seen many a Motown pressing but, again, I have never seen that font.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWSheffer View Post
    I thought I knew of another one, and I just remembered it....."Wild One" by the Vandellas.

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    Interesting that it says the song is taken from the Wild One album. Was the album changed to something else or never released?

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    Gordy G-915 was released as "Dance Party" instead.

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    different pressing plants....in the run off grooves , most of my Motown 45's that were all purchased in Florida, say Nashville Metra..which was the pressing plant Motown used in Nashville.

  10. #10
    motony.....Do you mean "Nashville Matrix"? They produced the metal pressing plates, but didn't actually press records from what I understand.

    Here is another version with this font.....The Supremes "Symphony".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWSheffer View Post
    motony.....Do you mean "Nashville Matrix"? They produced the metal pressing plates, but didn't actually press records from what I understand.

    Here is another version with this font.....The Supremes "Symphony".
    Darin

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    All the UK releases on Oriole have "Nashville Matrix" on the run off grooves.

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    interesting thread!

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