THE LOVE POTION THIS LOVE 45 THE JOYTONES VERY RARE
THE LOVE POTION = THE JOY TONES. READ BELOW AND MY NOTES BASED ON MY OWN RESEARCH IN THE LISTING.
The Joytones aka The Hi-Lites (10) (New York)
Lucille "Vicki" Burgess (Lead)
Estelle Harper / Lynn Middleton
1956 - You Just Won't Treat Me Right / All My Love Belongs To You (Rama 191)?
1956 - Gee What A Boy / Is This Really The End (Rama 202) ?
1956 - My Foolish Heart / Jimbo Jango (Rama 215)
1965 - This Love / I Wanna Party Some More (Coed 600)
The Hi-Lites (10)
1958 - Please Believe Me, I Love You / Sweet And Lovely (Reno 1030)
In 1955 Vikki Burgess joins with Myrna Hamilton and Renee Stewart and form a group called The Solirettes and are signed to top New York independent label Old Town Records. All of the efforts by the group remain unreleased and The Solirettes become a dim memory of the time. Burgess now forms another group with Margaret Moore and Estelle Harper and call themselves The Joytones. They are soon signed to record for George Goldner's Rama Records, and in March of 1956 "All My Love Belongs To You" (originally by The Hearts on Baton) and "You Just Won't Treat Me Right" on Rama #191 is released.
During that summer Barbara Brown replaces Estelle Harper, and The Joytones second record for Rama is released. The songs "Gee What A Boy" and "Is This Really The End?" are released on Rama#202.The record is pushed nationally by Rama hoping for "Boy" to click with the teenage listening public, but that does not happen. The Joytones also sang backup for The Harptones on their Rama release "That's The Way It Goes" identified on the label as the "Royale Cita Chorus" on #203. There is another personnel change within the group when Lynn Middleton replaces Barbara Brown before the group's third release for Rama. In spring of 1957 Rama #215 features "My Foolish Heart" and "Jimbo Jango" which turns out to be the last record by The Joytones. Like the others it does not garner great airplay or sales.
By 1958 Vikki Burgess, Lynn Middleton, and Margaret Moore determine that maybe a name change is in order and so The Joytones now become The Hi-Lites and have one record release for the small indie label Reno Records in 1958. The songs are "Sweet And Lovely" and "Please Believe Me, I Love You" on #1030. In short order The Hi-Lites were also part of the great memory bank of the 1950s. But - The Joytones would reappear on record in 1965 in the middle of Motown and the British Invasion with "This Love" and "I Wanna Party Some More" recorded for Coed Records and released on #600.
A few years later a group called Love Potion comprised of (surprise !) Vikki Burgess, Margaret Moore, and Lynn Middleton, release "This Love", the same take as by The Joytones in 1965. The song is released on TCB #1601 in 1968. One year later the same song is released as by Love Potion on Kapp #979.
WELCOME TO MY STORE, I HAVE OVER 25.000 45'S AND THOUSANDS OF LP'S YET TO BE LISTED. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RECORDS OF SIGNIFICANT COLLECTORS VALUE THAT ARE NOT ELEGIBLE FOR A REFUND ( THESE ARE NOTED IN LISTINGS AND ARE PLAY GRADED ) ALL MY RECORDS ARE GRADED VISUALY. IF YOU ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH A PURCHASE AND FEEL THAT MY TIRED EYES MAY HAVE OVER RATED A RECORD PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE GETTING MAD AND GIVING NEGATIVE FEEDBACK AND I WILL GLADLY WORK THINGS OUT WITH YOU, THERE IS ALWAYS A PEACEFUL SOLUTION.
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ARTIST: THE LOVE POTION
TITLES: SIDE A = THIS LOVE
SIDE B = MOBY BINKS (INSTRUMENTAL)
SPEED: 45 RPM
RECORD COMPANY: KAPP
RECORD ID NUMBER: # K-979
STEREO OR MONO: MONO
YEAR: 1968 OR 69 EXACT YEAR UNKNOWN
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.
ISSUED FOR RELEASE IN: CANADA
SPECIAL INFORMATION: ULTRA-RARE RECORD. ACTUALY WRITEN BY ALVIN STEWART AND TONY MIDDLETON FOR THE JOYTONES 1965 RELEASE OF THE SONG, J. ELLIOTT AND HARRY DUPREE ( CREDITED ON THIS RECORD ) STOLE THE RIGHTS TO THE SONG AND TOOK CREDIT AS THE AUTHORS OF THE SONG.
THEY THEN USED THE JOYTONES TRACK AND VOCALS AND REISSUED IT UNDER THE NAME OF THE LOVE POTION A MORE HIP NAME FOR THE TIMES AND MOTOWN ERA, STEALING FROM BOTH THE ORIGINAL AUTHORS AND THE 1950's REVIVING VOCAL GROUP. ANYWAY, THAT IS WHAT I'VE READ FROM AL STEWART BUT DID MEMBERS OF THE JOYTONES HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT AS SAID IN THE BIOGRAPHY ABOVE I DON'T KNOW BUT THE B-SIDE INTRUMENTAL PUTS DOUBT IN MY MIND.
WHAT WOULD A VOCAL GROUP TRYING TO REGAIN POPULARITY DO WITH AN INSTRUMENTAL LIKE THAT???
WHO KNOWS MAYBE THEY NEEDED A QUICKY B-SIDE TO GET THE RECORD OUT FAST???
VINYL: PLAY GRADE = VG RECORD EMITS SOME POPS AND A LITTLE SURFACE NOISE BUT THE SONG COMES THROUGH QUITE WELL. VISUAL GRADE = VG
LABELS: VG+ PLEASE SEE SCANS FOR VISUAL DETALS OF LABELS.
SLEEVE: "NEW" WHITE SLEEVE ( NOT ORIGINAL )
NOTE: VERY RARE RECORD.
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VG+. PLAYED COPY, MORE TO MANY LIGHT SCATCHES AND APPARENT SIGNS OF USE BUT STILL LOOKS LIKE IT WILL PLAY WELL EVEN THOUGH IT MAY ( IF YOU WANT TO KNOW FORE SURE FEEL FREE TO ASK AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW ) PRODUCE SOME LIGHT SURFACE NOISE AND-OR VERY FEW POPS BUT NOTHING TOO SIGNIFICANT AND UNPLEASANT FOR THE LISTENER. OLDER RECORDS IN THIS CATAGORY MAY HAVE SLIGHTLY FADED LABELS AND ANYTHING WORTH MENTIONNING WILL BE NOTED IN MY PRODUCT DESCRIPTION.
VG. VERY PLAYED COPY WITH MORE SIGNIFICANT WEAR, A LOT OF LIGHT SCRATCHES AND OCCASIONALY DEEPER ONES THAT CAN BE FELT WITH A FINGERNAIL BUT WICH DO NOT CAUSE ANY SKIPPING ( THIS WOULD BE NOTED IN MY PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND FEEL FREE TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RECORD BEFORE BUYING IT AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION ) , NOISE AND-OR POPS CAN BE HEARD, STICKERS ON LABELS, NAMES AND OTHER WRITINGS ON LABELS AND MAY HAVE HAD AN "ALMOST SUCCESSFUL STICKER REMOVAL" THAT DID NOT CAUSE TO MUCH DAMAGE. LABELS ON OLDER RECORDS MAY BE FADED, SOMETIMES HARD TO READ AND MAY HAVE STICKER RESIDUE AND WORN CENTER HOLES.
GOOD. PLAYED TO DEATH RECORD. THESE I PLAY BEFORE I LIST THEM AND ONLY LIST THEM IF THEY IF THEY HAVE A SIGNIFICANT COLLECTORS VALUE OR IF THEY ARE VERY RARE. ANYTHING BELOW THIS I DON'T LIST AT ALL.
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