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Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl, VJ-587.

Published February 15th, 2010

Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl, Vee-Jay VJ-587. March 23, 1964. Record has all silver print on an all black label with the oval logo. Its trail off area markings the hand etched initials “RA” and master and job numbers, along with the Audio Matrix and “MR” machine stamped logos. The “ARP” machine stamped logo appears once on the A side and twice on the B side. In all probability, the stampers used by ARP to press this record were previously used by Monarch Records and then forwarded to ARP. Record released with original picture sleeve.

Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl, VJ-587.

Published February 15th, 2010

Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl, Vee-Jay VJ-587. March 23, 1964. Record has all silver prin on an all black label with “Vee Jay Records” printed in small print below large “VJ” letters. Its typesetting, with its thin upper and lower case A side title printed on one line. Its trail off area markings hand etched initials “URJ” and master numbers and barely legible Aydio Matrix machine stamped logo. This record was manufactured by Southern Plastics. Record released with picture sleeve.

Souvenir Of Their Visit To America, VJEP 1-903 (DJ).

Published February 15th, 2010

Souvenir Of Their Visit To America, Vee-Jay VJEP 1-903. March, 1964. Vee-Jay also issued a promotional copy of the record, which has blue brackets logos and the words “PROMOTIONAL COPY” in blue below the logos on the left and right sides of the center hole and black print above and below the center hole. There are two confirmed variations:

1. First pressing. Label has thin black print “Ask My Why” and other titles. Record pressed by Monarch Records.

2. Later pressing. After a few months it became apparent to Vee-Jay that the EP’s sales were minimal when compared to the sales of four singles released by the label in 1964. In hopes of stimulating sales, Vee-Jay began marketing the EP as a single in late June of 1964. As part of its marketing strategy, Vee-Jay issued new promotional copies of the record plugging Ask Me Why. Copy is similar to the first issue promotional copy. There are two variations. Lists “Side I” and “Side II” and has Ask Me Why in much larger and bolder print than the other titles. With the exception of the location of the “ARP” logo Side II. Record pressed by ARP.

And lists “Side 1” and “Side 2” and has “ASK ME WHY” in larger and bolder print than the other titles. This record was manufactured by Monarch Records.

The above described promotional copies were often issued without the special cardboard sleeves.

Souvenir Of Their Visit To America, VJEP 1-903.

Published February 15th, 2010

Souvenir Of Their Visit To America, Vee-Jay VJEP 1-903. March, 1964. Record were issued in a colorfull cardboard sleeve with a black background, that had the same layout and drawings of the Beatles faces as the Do You Want To Know A Secret single. “The Beatles” appears in white, the record number and VJ brackets logo in deep blue and each song title in a different color. The top of the cover contains the phrase “Souvenir Of Their Visit To America” in light blue script. The front and back covers are identical. The layout, organization and assembly of the finished art for EP jacket was completed by George S.Whiteman Graphic Disign & Photography of Hollywood, California.

1. First label variation has silver lettering on a black label with an oval logo and an outer rim colorband. The matrix numbers in its trail off areas are followed by “-1”. The trail off areas also have hand etched “T1” markings on each side and do not have any machine stamped markings. This record was also manufactured by Columbia Records.

2. Second label variation has silver lettering on a black label with an outer rim colorband featuring the brackets logo. There are three known variations:

With thin print and “SIDE I” and “SIDE II”, “Concertone” appears by itself on the top line of the song publishing credits to the right of the center hole. Barely legible “ARP” and Audio Matrix logos are stamped in trail off areas, indicating that this record was pressed by ARP.

With thin microprint and “SIDE 1” and “SIDE 2”. Its trail off areas include the job number 51772, which is one number higher. Although the MR symbol does not appear in trail off areas. This styrene pressing of the EP was clearly manufactured by Monarch.

With thin print and “SIDE I” and “SIDE II”. On Side II, “Concertone Songs” appears on the top line of the song publishing credits to the right of the center hole, the word “Vocal” appears to left of the center hole on Side I only and the songwriters’ credit are in slightly smaller print. “URJ” and the matrix numbers are hand etched in the trail off areas along with the machine stamped Audio Matrix logo. This record was manufactured by Southern Plastics.

3. Later pressing has silver lettering on a black label with an outer rim colorband featuring the brackets logo with ASK ME WHY in larger print. There are two known variations:

With thick ASK ME WHY larger print and “SIDE I” and “SIDE II”, “Concertone” appears by itself on the top line of the song publishing credits to the right of the center hole. “ARP” and Audio Matrix logos are stamped in trail off areas, indicating that this record was pressed by ARP.

With thin ASK ME WHY in slightly larger print. This record was manufactured by Monarch.

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