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LITTLE RICHARD

Released in UK
Title: I don't know what you've got but it's got me - part I / part II - 7" single

Composer:
I don't know what you've got but it's got me - (Don Covay)
Producer: Calvin Carter
Release date: 1965?
Label: Fontana
Catalog number: TF 652

Side A

Side B

Released in USA
Title: I don't know what you've got but it's got me - part I / part II - 7" single

Composer:
I don't know what you've got but it's got me - (Don Covay)
Producer: Calvin Carter
Release date: November 1965
Label: Vee-Jay Records
Catalog number: VJ-698

There are 4 (currently known) different releases of the standart Vee-Jay single, all with the same catalog number, and a 5th variant with alternative titling and a different B-side (but still with the VJ-698 catalog nr!). There are also 2 takes of the song with different instrumentation & lyrics. These takes apper seemingly in random on the releases. The labels used don't seem to indicate any release order or chronology either, it's quite possible that all these releses came out simultaniously. See this Beatles Vee-Jay singles discography page if you want to get more confused.

"Both sides now publications" -website includes an extensive history of the Vee-Jay label including comments from Calvin Carter, the producer of this Little Richard single.

The takes

Take 1
With backing vocals. Organ mixed down. At approximately 1.59 Little Richard sings "Sometime I just cry, I sigh, sometimes I even moan"

Take 2 (alternate take)
Without backing vocals. Organ mixed up. Different vocal take from Little Richard, at approximately 2.11 he sings "Sometime while(?) thinkin' honey I even sigh, I moan, I even groan sometime for you babe"

The standart Vee-Jay release variations

Release 1
Mono mix of take 1, split in two across the A & B sides of the single. Black label with an oval Vee-Jay logo.

Side A

Side B

Promo version of release 1, same pressing except with a blue & white "promotional copy" -label with a square Vee-Jay logo.

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Side B

Release 2
This is a variant of release 1. It has mono mixes of the first half of take 2 on the A side, and the last half of take 1 on the B side. Labels are indentical to release 1, but this version only has a matrix number on the vinyl on side B.

Release 3
Mono mixes, take 2 on side A and take 1 on side B. Black label with a square Vee-Jay logo

Side A

Side B

Release 4
Mono mix of take 2, split in two across the A & B sides of the single.
Matrix side A (hand written): 65-8657 (plus 3 unreadable script letters)
Matrix side B (hand written): 65-8658 (plus 3 unreadable script letters)

 

Side A

Side B

Released in USA
Title: What You've got / Dance a go go - 7" single

Composers:
What you've got (aka I don't know what you've got but it's got me) - (Don Covay)
Dance a go go (aka Dancing all around the world) - (B.Mitchell, Little Richard)
Producer: Calvin Carter
Release date: ?
Label: Vee-Jay Records
Catalog number: VJ-698
Matrix A: 65-8657 (handwritten)
Matrix B: 65-8652 (handwritten)

According to "Souldoggie", who has the single and provided the scans, the A-side features take version 2 of "I don't know what you've got but it's got me". The B-side is better known as "Dancing all around the world". This seems to be it's only 7" release, and it´s possible that this combination was only released as a promotional pressing.

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Side B