Frank Wilson - Do I Love You [Indeed I Do] & Sweeter As The Days Go By

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  • Frank Wilson - Do I Love You [Indeed I Do] & Sweeter As The Days Go By

Frank Wilson - Do I Love You [Indeed I Do] & Sweeter As The Days Go By

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This release was a 2018 Record Store Day exclusive title.

Serious artefact quality this one - hand-stamped sleeve and record in a brown paper slip, Motown producer Norman Whitfield's handwriting on the labels, looking like it's just come out of someone's pocket in the meeting room. This really stands out.

On translucent purple vinyl too!
Never officially released by Motown Records at the time it was recorded, Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” - with “Sweeter As The Days Go By” on the flip side - 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 honour of pressing this on translucent 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 and there'll be a black vinyl non-exclusive 7” planned for release in the future.

Catalogue TNR552
Barcode 813547025913
ArtistFrank WIlson
LabelThird Man
Filed Funk & Soul