Now you're getting into the "PI" world -- per inquiry -- a
bottom-of-the-barrel direct marketing scheme from the 60s and later over
small market radio and television.
Columbia Special Products often would do them if the artist was theirs but
the "K-Tel" goods were often just disc dubs doone entirely sub rosa at some
small studio with no one bothering to consult copyright holders, etc. An Lp
would have a searchable matrix number but I don't think their were any on
Not my field, of course, but proffered FYI if it helps.
Be well, and be of good cheer.
On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 10:12 PM Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]>
> Once upon a way back yonder....also known as the 1970s....I picked up
> three cassette tapes that bore the AMIC or American Music International
> Corp. logo along with one that bore the UMC or Universal Music Corporation
> logo. Two of the AMIC tapes are pirates, I assume, of legitimate CBS
> products. One is "Marion Worth Sings Marty Robbins" originally released on
> Columbia and the other is Roy Hamilton's "You'll Never Walk Alone" which
> first came out on Epic. The UMC tape is "Tangos And Such" by Ramon Morel
> and His Orchestra. It's quite apparent from the look of the labels and
> packaging that all four of the tapes come from the same operation.
> The third AMIC tape is simply titled "Country Hits Volume 1" and contains
> the following roster of songs performed "not so shabbily" by two anonymous
> Side 1
> Almost Persuaded-Male
> Break My Mind-Female
> A Loser's Cathedral-Male
> Flower Of Love-Male
> Take Me To Your World-Female
> Side 2
> Gentle On My Mind-Female
> Laura (Tell Me What He's Got That I Ain't Got)-Male
> You Mean All The World To Me-Male
> Singing My Song-Female
> True Grit-Male
> Would anyone happen to know if there was a legitimate release of this
> "Country Hits Volume 1" and who the singers might be? The sound on the
> tape is rather deplorable, dropout notwithstanding. Scans of the JCard and
> side 1 of the tape along with medium quality mp3 files of the entire tape
> are available via this link.
> If anyone knows the identity of these singers or the original LP release
> of this album, if there was one, I'd be happy to obtain the information.
> Details of the outfit that released the knock off cassettes would be nice
> Thanks and Best! :-)
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