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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 silver print on an all black label with the brackets logo and two thick horizontal bars running through the label’s center hole. The initials “URJ” and matrix numbers are hand etched  in its trail off area, which also contains a barely legible Audio Matrix machine stamped logo. This record was pressed by Southern Plastics. 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 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.

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