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From the Land of Band Box Records

According to the site “Motown Junkies” the V.I.P. label was formed in late 1963 to “promote primarily West Coast material and California artists”… similar to another Motown endeavor 10 years later with “MoWest”.  The first release came in late 1963 by Patrice Holloway – VIP 25001 “Stevie” b/w The Boy of My Dreams” which did not receive any air play attention and resulted in very few copies being pressed.  Patrice would go on to land a recording contract and release several sides with Capitol Records.  And yes, she is the younger sister of Motown recording artist Brenda Holloway.  Patrice passed away in 2006.

The label continued until 1972 and then called it quits.  – Read the entire VIP story at Motown Junkie.

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Patrice Holloway – December, 1963

VIP 25001 - 12-63 A VIP 25001 - 12-63 B

The Serenaders – January, 1964

VIP 25002 - 1-64 A VIP 25002 - 1-64 B

Joanie and the Triangles – March, 1964

VIP 25003 - 2-64 A VIP 25003 - 2-64 B

The Hornets – March, 1964

VIP 25004 - 2-64 A VIP 25004 - 2-64 B

The Andantes – March, 1964

VIP 25006 - 3-64 A VIP 25006 - 3-64 B

The Velvelettes – October, 1964 – #31 (#45)

VIP 25007 - 10-64 - 31-45 VIP 25007 - 10-64 - B

The Headliners – October, 1964

VIP 25011 - 10-64 A VIP 25011 - 10-64 B

Ray Oddis – September, 1964

VIP 25012 - 11-64 A VIP 25012 - 11-64 B

The Velvelettes – January, 1965 – #

VIP 25013 - 1-65 - 21-64 VIP 25013 - 1-65 - B

The Vows – May, 1965

VIP 25016 - 5-65 A VIP 25016 - 5-65 B

The Velvelettes – May, 1965

VIP 25017 - 5-65 A VIP 25017 - 5-65 B

The Lewis Sisters – May, 1965

VIP 25018 - 5-65 A VIP 25018 - 5-65 B

Danny Day – June, 1965

VIP 25019 - 6-65 A VIP 25019 - 6-65 B

Richard Anthony – August, 1965

VIP 25022 - 8-65 A VIP 25022 - 8-65 B

Little Lisa – August, 1965

VIP 25023 - 8-65 A VIP 25023 - 8-65 B

The Lewis Sisters – August, 1965

VIP 25024 - 8-65 A VIP 25024 - 8-65 B

The Dalton Boys – October, 1965

VIP 25025 - 10-65 A VIP 25025 - 10-65 B

The Headliners – October, 1965

VIP 25026 - 10-65 A VIP 25026 - 10-65 B

R. Dean Taylor – October, 1965

VIP 25027 - 10-65 A VIP 25027 - 10-65 B

The Monitors – January, 1966 – #36

VIP 25028 - 1-66 - 36 VIP 25028 - 1-66 - B

The Elgins – February, 1966 – #4 (#72)

VIP 25029 - 2-66 - 4-72 VIP 25029 - 2-66 - B

The Velvelettes – November, 1965

VIP 25030 - 11-65 A VIP 25030 - 11-65 B

Chris Clark – December, 1965

VIP 25031 - 12-65 A VIP 25031 - 12-65 B

The Monitors – April, 1966 – #21 (#100)

VIP 25032 - 4-66 - 21-100 VIP 25032 - 4-66 - B

Rick, Robin & Him – June, 1966

VIP 25035 - 6-66 A VIP 25035 - 6-66 B

The LaSalles – June, 1966

VIP 25036 - 6-66 A VIP 25036 - 6-66 B

The Elgins – September, 1966 – #9 (#50)

VIP 25037 - 9-66 - 9-50 VIP 25037 - 9-66 - B

Chris Clark – October, 1966 – #41 (#105)

VIP 25038 - 10-66 - 41-105 VIP 25038 - 10-66 - B

The Monitors – November, 1966

VIP 25039 - 11-66 A VIP 25039 - 11-66 B

The Underdogs – January, 1967

VIP 25040 - 1-67 A VIP 25040 - 1-67 B

Chris Clark – February, 1967

VIP 25041 - 2-67 B VIP 25041 - 2-67 A

R. Dean Taylor – March, 1967

VIP 25042 - 3-67 A VIP 25042 - 3-67 B

The Elgins – August, 1967 – #

VIP 25043 - 8-67 - 35-92 VIP 25043 - 8-67 - B

Debbie Dean – January, 1968

VIP 25044 - 1-68 A VIP 25044 - 1-68 B

R. Dean Taylor – April, 1968

VIP 25045 - 4-68 A VIP 25045 - 4-68 B

The Monitors – April, 1968

VIP 25046 - 4-68 A VIP 25046 - B

The Honest Men – April, 1969

VIP 25047 - 4-69 A VIP 25047 - 4-69 B

The Spinners – October, 1969

VIP 25050 - 10-69 A VIP 25050 - 10-69 B

The Lollipops – October, 1969

VIP 25051 - 10-69 A VIP 25051 - 10-69 B

Chuck Jackson – November, 1969

VIP 25052 - 11-69 A VIP 25052 - 11-69 B

Bobby Taylor – January, 1970

VIP 25053 - 1-70 A VIP 25053 - 1-70 B

The Spinners – February, 1970

VIP 25054 - 2-70 A VIP 25054 - 2-70 B

Ivy Jo – March, 1970

VIP 25055 - 3-70 A VIP 25055 - 3-70 B

Chuck Jackson – May, 1970

VIP 25056 - 5-70 A VIP 25056 - 5-70 B

The Spinners – July, 1970 – #

VIP 25057 - 7-70 - 4-14 VIP 25057 - 7-70 - B

Hearts Of Stone – September, 1970

VIP 25058 - 9-70 A VIP 25058 - 9-70 B

Chuck Jackson – January, 1971

VIP 25059 - 1-71 A VIP 25059 - 1-71 B

The Spinners – January, 1971 – #

VIP 25060 - 1-71 - 20-89 VIP 25060 - 1-71 - B

King Floyd – April, 1971

VIP 25061 - 4-71 A VIP 25061 - B

P. J. – April, 1971

VIP 25062 - 4-71 A VIP 25062 - 4-71 B

Ivy Jo – March, 1971

VIP 25063 - 5-71 A VIP 25063 - 5-71 B

Hearts of Stone – May, 1971

VIP 25064 - 5-71 A VIP 25064 - 5-71 B

The Elgins – September, 1971

VIP 25065 - 9-71 A VIP 25065 - 9-71 B

The Stylists – June, 1971

VIP 25066 - 6-71 A VIP 25066 - 6-71 B

Tony & Carolyn –

VIP 25068 - 11-71 A VIP 25068 - 11-71 B

The Posse –

VIP 25069 - 2-72 A VIP 25069 - 2-72 B

The Mynah Birds – Special Record Day Release – 2012

VIP RSD 1-2012 PS F VIP RSD 1-2012 PS B

VIP RSD 1-2012 R A VIP RSD 1-2012 R B

5 Comments

  1. Pingback: Motown’s V.I.P.’s Rather Obscure! | PopBopRocktilUDrop

  2. Keep up the good work…THANKX

  3. Thank you for the link! Can I use some of your scans on the site (with a link back) for future posts, and if so, how would you like to be credited?

    • You are welcome to use anything on the site! Just “PopBopRockTiluDrop will do! – Love that Motown Music – Going to better organize my U.S. Motown collection in upcoming future for the site – I think I have you guys linked but will double check.

      Cheers!

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