Jimmy Ruffin

Kicking Stones / blank

EMI: 7" acetate

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  • Artist: Jimmy Ruffin
  • A Side: Kicking Stones
  • B Side: blank
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: 7"



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

Key: View



WOW! TMG trufflers, here is a unique UK 45 to consider, now you've hit the Tamla Motown brick-wall of trying to complete every disc in the series.

This Jimmy Ruffin beauty never saw British Tamla Motown 7" release. Although it briefly appeared as an album track in 1974 EMI "I've Passed This Way Before" album release on Sounds Superb SPR 90041 .

Here is a unique one-off, in-house EMI acetate used to master that album track, that was never issued as a single in the USA or the United Kingdom. Surprising really as this 45 is classic style Ruffin with "Hit" rippling through it's grooves.
A Mike Valvano & Ronnie Miller composition given a lush string decorated arrangement, with Jimmy rasping vocal perfectly complimenting the swirling full orchestra production - proper Motown. Maybe considered as flipside for TMG but EMI went with the, also unissued in the USA "I'll Never Let You Get Away"

A Motown recording of this standard, surfacing as an unissued studio acetate is a rare experience indeed. Making it a crucial addition to those of you serious about the UK TMG catalog.

Take a listen and prepare to be impressed with Jimmy at his most impressive..

TUNE!!! and only this solitary copy on Planet Earth!

Condition Report

Strong clean playing surface, one minuscule dot 2/3rds through reacts with a very low light tick on 3 revolutions. Both labels are clean

A Side

  • Title: Kicking Stones

    B Side

  • Title: blank
  • Year: 1974
  • City: United Kingdom