Wilson Pickett

Let Me Be Your Boy / Your Heart Belongs To You

MGM: 1286

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  • Artist: Wilson Pickett
  • A Side: Let Me Be Your Boy
  • B Side: Your Heart Belongs To You
  • Label: MGM
  • Format: 45s



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

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When this 45 was issued in the UK in 1962 Wilson Pickett was an unknown artist to the British record buying public, consequently the 45 died an instant death selling nothing. Except for those Record Shops that religiously order ever 45 off the record industry release sheets. Determined to pull customers into their store with the boast.. we stock everything on release, no need to pre-order. This tactic certainly worked well in the "I want it now" record collector environment. Good for customers but very bad for cash flow. Very few shops carried this through with this sales tactic into the 70's. Only a limited amount of this 45actually left the confines of EMI..

Which is a shame as this debut single fir Wilson Pickett showcases the very essence of a burgeoning Detroit music scene, as every fledgling independent record company hustled to emulate Berry Gordy's success. Correc-Tone was one of those enterprises. In fact this recording launched William Golden's new label, as he lured Wilson Pickett away from Robert West's Lu Pine and their most successful group The Falcons.

It was only be 3 years later when Wilson Pickett become the idol of the MODS and a household name with his smash hit "In The Midnight Hour" considered at the time as a Soul club monster, the lyrics resonating so well with the "All-night" lifestyle. Leaving "Let Me Be Your Boy" well hidden..

More recent times Verve's 1965 attempt to piggyback on "Midnight Hour's" success allowed the Northern Soul DJ access to a great Northern Soul tune (The 1962 original Correc-tone 45 remaining to rare for a concerted mass turntable assault to happened.) But the Verve release did the trick, today "Let Me Be Your Boy" is a NS classic and fills he floor everytime...

But what about owning a UK copy is rather rare condition.. this is not a disc you encounter every day virtually unblemished...

and doesn't it catch the eye.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, see images. Vinyl is rather special, full gloss, only revealing the merest hairline under direct light. listen it plays flawless, a whisker away from mint minus

A Side

  • Title: Let Me Be Your Boy

    B Side

  • Title: Your Heart Belongs To You
  • Year: 1962
  • City: United Kingdom