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Monday, August 31, 2009

TARI STEVENS - (YOUR LOVE WAS JUST A ) FALSE ALARM


Does ANYBODY know anything about this record?

Other than the fact that it's a masterpiece of song arrangement and was a northern soul staple in the early days of the scene, this is one of those big "head scratcher" records. The label says c1963 but I just don't believe that year; sounds much more like '65-'66 to me, but who knows.

TARI STEVENS - (YOUR LOVE WAS JUST A ) FALSE ALARM

7 comments:

Funky16Corners said...

It's probably no earlier than 1965. The Fairmount 45s have that early date on them like the Cameo stuff does. It's a Super K (Kasenetz/Katz) production. Ritchie Cordell did a lot of songwriting and production for them. I've never heard of the singer before.

Darcy said...

Just like one-der-ful (and mar-v-lus? - can't remember without checking). Both these labels also have the "permanent" 1963 year, presumably their founding year.

Quick bit of research on t'net:
- globaldog Fairmount discog starts in 63 and then the release numbers change and 66 is quoted.
- a soul-source contributor points to anorak corner and the Monarch matrix stamp which would also date it as 66.

There again, I think it sounds a bit earlier than 66!

KL from NYC said...

Fairmount was a subsidiary of Cameo-Parkway when Neil Bogart was there (so the copyright date is probably due to the old-style label). Super K was Kasenetz-Katz, and Kaskat Music was one of their music publishing outlets. They all went to Buddah-Kama Sutra Records (to start the Bubblegum Music era), and you can find credits on Buddah-Kama Sutra by songwriter Ritchie Cordell and arranger Artie Butler (both on this Fairmount label). Cobblestone Music and Cobblestone Records can be found on Buddah's discography; they might be connected with Neil Bogart. (Neil Bogart later founded Casablanca Records during the disco era.)

Roger Kulp said...

It is '65.
http://www.globaldogproductions.info/f/fairmount.html

What you have is a first pressing,Not long after it came out,the label was bought by Cameo/Parkway.

As you can see here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwdDECjXWOo
It was soon repressed on a new label with a prominent CP logo.

Speaking of Cameo-Parkway,I have seen very few of those yellow label promo labels like that Orlons you posted,most are while.

From one huge 45 collector to another...

Roger Kulp said...

It is '65.
http://www.globaldogproductions.info/f/fairmount.html

What you have is a first pressing,Not long after it came out,the label was bought by Cameo/Parkway.

As you can see here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwdDECjXWOo
It was soon repressed on a new label with a prominent CP logo.

Speaking of Cameo-Parkway,I have seen very few of those yellow label promo labels like that Orlons you posted,most are while.

From one huge 45 collector to another...

bunkerhilled said...

Hi, A great record "Super k Production", Artie Butler and Richie Cordell involvement, The only Fairmount records i have come across in 35 years of collecting was an offshoot of Cameo /Parkway from Detroit area I believe, seems like a 66 release too. Ed

Derek See said...

Thanks all!

Another release that I have on Fairmount is Lonnie Youngblood- Go Go Shoes (featuring Hendrix)