Saturday, 8 January 2011

NS523 Marv Johnson [1966] - I Miss You Baby [Gordy G-7051]

b/w: Just The Way You Are
Format: 45
Label: Gordy
Cat No:G-7051
Value: £20

Marvin Earl Johnson recorded the first 45 on Tamla in 1959 'Come To Me'.  He had his greatest success in the early 60s (released on United Artists) and ceased recording for Motown in 1968 but continued to work for them in sales.  

He is another Detroit artist who joined up with Ian Levine and re-recorded 60s hits and new material in the 90s. He died from a stroke in 1993 age the age of 54.

His finest bour on the Northern scene was 'I Miss You Baby' issued on Gordy in 1966 but not picked up on until much later. It was issued in the UK as the flip to 'I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose' in 1969.

Marv Johnson [1966] - You Got The Love I Love [Gordy]

Another of my favourite Marv Johnson tracks issued on Gordy as the flip to I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose' is ' You Got The Love I Need' produced by Frank Wilson.

Marv Johnson 1967] - Save My Love For A Rainy Day [Unissued]

Marv recorded Save My Love For A Rainy Day (a big tune on the scene for The Van Dykes (Gordy) also done by Undisputed Truth) in October 1967, it was out on the shelf, where it stayed until 2002, when it was included in A Cellarful Of Soul compilation.

Marv Johnson [1969] - So Glad You Chose Me [Tamla Motown TMG 737]

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