Funny / The Stretch

Motown: 1012

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  • Artist: Contours
  • A Side: Funny
  • B Side: The Stretch
  • Label: Motown
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

Key: View



One of Motown's My love for Motown goes back to when I was a school every Youth Club and Coffee bar in the late 60's reverberated to the sounds of The Motor City. When I left school my collecting direction was focused at first on the Motown Sound before stretching my wings into other Soul sounds..

Motown was ingrained in my psyche I've purchased every single interesting piece of Motown vinyl we have ever hit upon, and for many decades we have prided ourselves in our unrivaled array of Motown collectibles, it has now been fully 50 years my passion for Motown has culminated in a huge stock of Motown and it's related productions..

In those 50 years I have never witnessed a Mint minus copy of Motown 1012 - today I've sitting here rather satisfied to be able to offer you an astonishing copy with two flawless labels and playing surfaces thast only reveal the merest of sleeve contact blemishes from decades of sitting in a cherished collection..

But this "Rarest Of The Rare" Motown is so much more than just the highly coveted #1012 "Funny" is a beautifully constructed Detroit vocal-group-harmony ballad of the highest order.

But when you flip it over, we move into seriously rare Northern Soul R&B territory. "The Stretch" is a typically determined Contours session, with those lively vocal ricocheting off each like a madman with a M2 Browning. No Motown group ever injected so much energy into there recording and still kept a seamless flow to their harmony.. "The Stretch" is one cool R&B dancer, and we doubt any Northern Soul Jock owns a flawless copy..

This listing has so much going for it. Serious Rarity, astonishing condition, beautiful harmony ballad fronting an outrageously slab of Detroit Northern Soul R&B.

Condition Report

As above, I've never witnessed this seriously rare 45 in this high state of condition ever before! This is an investment piece.

A Side

  • Title: Funny

    B Side

  • Title: The Stretch
  • Year: 1962 ?
  • City: Detroit, Mich