Edwin Starr

Scotts On Swingers / same: 2:08 mono version

Ric-Tic : RT-109-X DJ

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  • Artist: Edwin Starr
  • A Side: Scotts On Swingers
  • B Side: same: 2:08 mono version
  • Label: Ric-Tic
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

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

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Description


Description

Whilst since 1959 "Payola" rewarding radio DJ's with money or favours received a high profile investigation, and ended in the preventative measure of stripping the DJ's of the rights to choose their own plays.

But the savvy team at Wingate thought of another way to curry favour with radio stations and their DJ's. By Edwin Starr rewriting "S.O.S." Stop Her On Sight with lyrics that paid homage to Detroit's most influential DJ Scott Regan "He Plays The Best Music In Town" .

What a great idea reinforcing the bond between Scott Regan, The DJ and Ed Wingate's Ric-Tic label. Nothing illegal about massaging a DJ's shoulders and telling him how great he is.. It will have strengthened Ric-Tic's position in the Motor City. The conclusion in the end, was Motown decided to buy out this burgeoning independent enlisting Edwin Starr's services into the bargain.

Today this 45 is considered THE really cool way to play "S.O.S." Stop Her On Sight" for the UK DJ. It's not only a guaranteed floor-packer, it is also a turntable head-twister for those dancers who haven't heard it before.. an explosive reaction assured on those oldies reunion nights.

This copy has two pristine white promo labels, vinyl reveals only fine hairlines under direct light, as you can hear it plays perfectly. No DJ fatigue whatsoever, as this beauty came directly from a Ric Tic collection, not a DJ.

Now click the sound file for a different, but blistering adjustment of a timeless classic that has crammed the dancefloors of the United Kingdom since 1966, reverberating one of Detroit finest vocakls and also arguably the best sax-break of them all..

Condition Report

As described above .. Ex+/M-

A Side

  • Title: Scotts On Swingers

    B Side

  • Title: same: 2:08 mono version
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Detroit, Mich

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