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Motown’s V.I.P.

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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.

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V.I.P. 45 Discograpy 1960’s – 1970’s

VIP 25001 – Patrice Holloway – December, 1963

Brenda Holloway’s little sister

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

VIP 25002 – The Serenaders – January, 1964

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

VIP 25003 – Joanie and the Triangles – March, 1964

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

VIP 25004 – The Hornets – March, 1964

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VIP 25005 – R. Dean Taylor – My Lady Bug Stay Away From That Beatle/Poor Girl – 1964 (unreleased)

VIP 25006 – The Andantes – March, 1964

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VIP 25007 – The Downbeats – Do You Know What I’m Talkin’ About/You Say You Love Me – July, 1964 (unreleased)

(image from Marv Goldberg site Downbeats would morph into Motown’s Elgins)

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VIP 25007 – The Velvelettes – October, 1964 – #31 (#45)

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VIP 25008 – Oma Heard – Lifetime Man/Mr. Lonely Heart – September, 1964

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VIP 25009 – Mickey McCullers – Same Old Story/Who You Gonna Run To – October, 1964

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VIP 25010 – The Majestics – Hello Love/The Further You Look, The Less You See – October, 1964 (unreleased)

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VIP 25011 – The Headliners – October, 1964

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

VIP 25012 – Ray Oddis – September, 1964

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

VIP 25013 – The Velvelettes – January, 1965 – #64 (#21)

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

VIP 25015 – Hattie Littles – Conscience I’m Guilty/You Got Me Worried – April, 1965 (unreleased)

VIP 25016 – The Vows – May, 1965

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

VIP 25017 – The Velvelettes – May, 1965

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VIP 25018 – The Lewis Sisters – May, 1965

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

VIP 25019 – Danny Day – June, 1965

Composer Jimmy Webb worked for Motown for a brief time this being a couple of his songs

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

VIP 25022 – Richard Anthony – August, 1965

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

VIP 25023 – Little Lisa – August, 1965

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

VIP 25024 – The Lewis Sisters – August, 1965

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

VIP 25025 – The Dalton Boys – October, 1965

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

VIP 25026 – The Headliners – October, 1965

The Headliners were a white rock group from Florida who recorded at Motown playing their own instruments.

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

VIP 25027 – R. Dean Taylor – October, 1965

Taylor before Indiana wanted him….

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

VIP 25028 – The Monitors – January, 1966 – #36

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VIP 25029 – The Elgins – February, 1966 – #4 (#72)

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VIP 25030 – The Velvelettes – November, 1965

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VIP 25031 – Chris Clark – December, 1965

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

VIP 25032 – The Monitors – April, 1966 – #21 (#100)

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

VIP 25033 – The Mynah Birds – It’s My Time/Go Ahead and Cry – 1966 (unreleased)

Rick James and Neil Young were both members

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VIP 25035 – Rick, Robin & Him – June, 1966

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

VIP 25036 – The LaSalles – June, 1966

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VIP 25036 – The LaSalles – June, 1966

VIP 25037 – The Elgins – September, 1966 – #9 (#50)

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VIP 25038 – Chris Clark – October, 1966 – #41 (#105)

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VIP 25039 The Monitors – November, 1966

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

VIP 25040 – The Underdogs – January, 1967

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VIP 25041 – Chris Clark – February, 1967

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VIP 25042 – R. Dean Taylor – March, 1967

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VIP 25042 - 3-67 B

VIP 25043 – The Elgins – August, 1967 – #92 (#35)

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VIP 25044 – Debbie Dean – January, 1968

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VIP 25045 – R. Dean Taylor – April, 1968

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VIP 25046 – The Monitors – April, 1968

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VIP 25047 – The Honest Men – April, 1969

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

VIP 25050 – The Spinners – October, 1969

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VIP 25051 – The Lollipops – October, 1969

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VIP 25052 – Chuck Jackson – November, 1969

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

VIP 25053 – Bobby Taylor – January, 1970

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

VIP 25054 – The Spinners – February, 1970

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VIP 25055 – Ivy Jo – March, 1970

(Ivy Joe Hunter)

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

VIP 25056 – Chuck Jackson – May, 1970

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VIP 25057 – The Spinners – July, 1970 – #14 (#4)

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

VIP 25058 – Hearts Of Stone – September, 1970

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

VIP 25059 – Chuck Jackson – January, 1971

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VIP 25060 – The Spinners – January, 1971 – #89 (#20)

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VIP 25061 – King Floyd – April, 1971

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VIP 25061 - 4-71 A VIP 25061 - B

VIP 25062 – P. J. – April, 1971

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VIP 25063 – Ivy Jo – March, 1971

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VIP 25064 – Hearts of Stone – May, 1971

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VIP 25065 – The Elgins – September, 1971

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VIP 25066 – The Stylists – June, 1971

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VIP 25068 – Tony & Carolyn – November, 1961

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VIP 25069 – The Posse – February, 1973

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VIP 25033 – The Mynah Birds – Special Record Day Release – 2012

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V.I.P Records LP Discography

VIP 400 – The Elgins – Darling Baby – Released October, 1966 – Did not chart

VIP 400 - ELGINS C1 VIP 400 - ELGINS C2

VIP 400 - ELGINS - A VIP 400 - ELGINS - B

LP – VIP 402 – The Abbey Tavern Singers – We’re Off to Dublin In the Green – Released November, 1966 – Did not chart

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VIP 402 - ABBEY TAVERN A VIP 402 - ABBEY TAVERN B

LP – VIP 403 – Chuck Jackson – Teardrops Keep Fallin’ On My Heart – Released September, 1970 – Did not chart

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LP – VIP 404 – Hearts of Stone – Stop the World – We Wanna Get On – Released October, 1970 – Did not chart

VIP 404 - HEARTS STONE - A VIP 404 - HEARTS STONE - B

LP – VIP 405 – The Spinners – 2nd Time Around – Released November, 1970 – Charted November 14th, 1970 – #199

VIP 405 - SPINNERS C1

VIP 405 - SPINNERS A VIP 405 - SPINNERS B

LP – VIP 407 – King Floyd – Heart of the Matter – Released April, 1971 – Did not chart

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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