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I;ve never seen it either.  Ask Bill Schurk, he would be the one to know
if it exists.  Too bad the question came up after the ARSC conference,
not before!  The other place to check would be the Goldmine Comedy
Record Price Guide by Ronald L. Smith, which is a VERY good book.  If it
exists, it would have a review.  I'm not near any of my copies right now
to check.

Mike (still recovering from ARSC) Biel   [log in to unmask] 


From: "Nelson-Strauss, Brenda" <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes, I've heard from one of the compilers of this list, but
> he has never actually seen the record.  Brenda


On 6/2/09 11:23 PM, "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
http://www.dftmc.info/titles/sa-01.html
Scroll down to "A Day Out With The Family"
 Roger

--- On Tue, 6/2/09, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]>
Brenda, I asked a friend who was a Motown engineer, and he only had
this:

From Motown Album Discography, Part 1 (1961-1981)
by David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: April 14, 1999

http://www.bsnpubs.com/motown/motown.html


"MT-619 - My Son the Sit-In - Stepin Fetchit [Unissued] Stepin Fetchit
was a
very successful black comedian and actor in the movies in the 30's and
40's,
but by the 1960's his portrayal of a lazy, slow talking black man was an
embarrassment to the black community. It's really surprising that a
progressive black run company like Motown would have even considered
releasing an album by Stepin Fetchit. The album is probably unissued
although album covers were apparently printed. The album cover can be
seen
on early Motown album inner sleeves."
He added:
I never heard any of it but the Gordys were extremely interested in
black
history so it's not very surprising to me.

which probably doesn't help much...
LouJudson * Intuitive Audio


On Jun 2, 2009, at 5:13 PM, Nelson-Strauss, Brenda wrote:
> We have a patron seeking information on an LP by Stepin Fetchit that was scheduled for release by Motown in 1966 as MT-619 under the title A Day Out With The Family, produced by Robert Gordy. I've checked with various Motown experts, and no one is sure if the LP was actually released, the only evidence being advertisements that show a photo of the album. Has anyone ever seen a copy? Or better yet, does anyone have a copy?
> According to Bill Dahl, the following titles are in the Motown tape vaults, apparently constituting the tracks on the album:
> Little Freedom Riders Are Short On Bread
> A Day Out With The Family
> Home Out Of Range
> Free Advice
> Gonna Miss Mississippi
> Pretty Soon Your Valet Will Be Leaving
> When Johnny Comes Marching Home
> The Go Keep A Going Song (The Joy Song)
> Thank The Noodle
> Thanks,  Brenda Nelson-Strauss