The Golden World Story
11801 12th

11801 12th Street (now Rosa Parks Boulevard)

On 9th September 1963, a Detroit address would appear on the Golden World label for the first time.

Looking like the premises might have been one of Ed's taxi offices, two releases would emanate from 11801 12th Street.

The first by Willie Kendrick was number GW A-1, the second by Sue Perrin, was number GW B-2; a strange numbering system.

The Sue Perrin recording is significant in that she is the only artist to carry forward from the old set up. I recently saw an image of a demo of her first 45 which had her age marked on the label as 16 years.

For this release, the songwriter and producer was Marv Johnson. On the flip side William Weatherspoon co-wrote "Recipe of Love" with Sonny Sanders, and Sue herself. Sonny was the producer.

We would also see for the first time a new publishing company in Myto.

JoAnne gave me the background to Myto. "It was simple really. It was made up from the names of two of my close relations, my Aunt Myrtle and my cousin Toni."

Myto would go on to publish some of the finest songs associated with the Detroit Sound.



Notes by David Meikle

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