Offered for sale is an original U.S. promotional copy of The Marvelettes Sing by the Marvelettes.
Note: This is a stock copy of the album with “D.J. COPY” rubber-stamped on both the cover and the side one label. “Marvelettes” is misspelled as “Marveletts” on the front cover (but spelled correctly on the back cover and labels.
About this copy: This copy of The Marvelettes Sing is a 1962 U.S. mono pressing on the Tamla label (there was no stereo pressing.”
This album was a reissue of Smash Hits of 62′, which had been issued earlier in the year with a different cover.
The cover is VG+, with slight ring wear and some small tears near the bottom edge. The seams are solid, with no splits. “D.J. COPY” has been rubber stamped twice on the back cover and there are check marks in pencil next to the songs “Love Letters” and “The One Who Really Loves You.”
The original deep groove mono disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels and a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs. The record appears to have been played just a couple of times.
“D.J. COPY” has been rubber stamped twice on the side one label.
An exceptionally nice copy of an album that is usually found in terrible condition.
Background: Released in 1962, The Marveletts Sing (originally titled Smash Hits of 62′” was the second album by the Marvelettes.
Chart information is unavailable, but the single, “Twistin’ Postman” reached #34 in the U.S. Top 40 chart and #13 on the U.S. R&B singles chart.
Allmusic.com gave The Marvelettes Sing this review:
There is a certain emphasis on “Twist” sides here, including a pleasing if unambitious rendition of Sam Cooke’s “Twistin’ the Night Away” — apart from the Supremes’ Sam Cooke tribute album of 1965, Motown didn’t give a lot of play to Cooke’s songs, so that makes this album a little more interesting than its music per se. …this is a fun record four decades on, more than a curio or a space-filler in their discography, and worth hearing more than once.
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|Year of Release:||1962|