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FRANK WILSON

DO I LOVE YOU (INDEED I DO) B/W SWEETER AS THE DAYS GOES BY

THIRD MAN RECORDS


Format: 7"
Cata No: TMR552
Barcode: 813547025913
Never officially released by Motown Records at the time it was recorded, Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” b/w “Sweeter As The Days Go By” 7” single has long been the holy grail for both Motown and Northern Soul collectors.

Frank Wilson is now ultimately best known as a producer at Motown, but he was once an aspiring artist himself. In the lead up to the intended release of “Do I Love You”, Motown executive Berry Gordy asked Wilson if he wanted to follow the path of an artist or a writer/producer. Wilson chose producer, and this single was left for dead by the label. But good songs almost always find their way into the canon, and with bootleg copies credited to Eddie Foster in hopes of obfuscating the original artist and origin story, this song became a staple of the British Northern Soul scene after one of the two previously known copies of the record was stolen from Motown in the 1970’s.

A third pristine test pressing appeared in the recent past at Melodies & Memories in East Point, Michigan, and was subsequently sold by record owners Denise and Dan Zieja to Jack White, and so we find ourselves with the honor of pressing this on purple vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2018 as part of our continuing partnership with Motown/Universal. Each Record Store Day exclusive copy is hand-stamped with the inimitable "quality control” rubber stamp used on Motown test pressings and facsimile labels believed to be penned by the hand of famous Motown producer Norman Whitfield. This single will be available at participating Record Store Day retailers as well as both Third Man Records storefronts (the original test pressing on display at our Cass Corridor location), with a black vinyl non-exclusive 7” planned for release in the future. 

Tracks:

?Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)?
b/w ?Sweeter As The Days Go By"

Press:

REPRO of original test pressing inc. hand written label by Norman Whitfield. Purple colored vinyl one time pressing. 700 for UK.

 

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