Jackie Wilson

Let George Do It / same

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  • Artist: Jackie Wilson
  • A Side: Let George Do It
  • B Side: same
  • Label: blank
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: g
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

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A listing for the very serious Soul or Motown collector, here is Jackie Wilson's rarest 7" 45.
Being a Black Rocker is perhaps it's 3rd. most important aspect of value.

As this was promotional only 45 backing written by Berry Gordy and Rocquel "Billy" Davis in support of the 1958 campaign of Berry Gordy's brother-in-law George Edwards (husband of Esther Gordy) for State Representative. "George" was once described by one of his colleagues as "The most effective "black community" representatives Detroit ever had.

Berry & Billy were backing a good man, utilizing the stardom of fellow boxer and friend Jackie Wilson. Fresh from a Billboard top 100 hit "Reet Petite" a few months earlier.
A scant few of this 45 were ever pressed and even fewer with actual text, there are a few with blank white labels.

This example is the Red Text label with Roquel Davis & Berry Gordy writing credits and the all important machine stamped H80W 8363 matrix.
This disc is of course a big void in most-all Motown/Gordy collections, and arguably the most difficult Jackie Wilson vinyl artifact to acquire. We are very unlikely to ever see another copy.

The playing surface is marked, but this is one hell of a rare 45 to capture and carrying masses of social historical interest, it rarity and social importance demand it to be auctioned!

Condition Report

multiple light surface marks - visualy G. Label has light storage rub, all red text unaffected and clear to read.

A Side

  • Title: Let George Do It

    B Side

  • Title: same
  • Year: 1958
  • City: Detroit, Mich