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KING CURTIS & THE KINGPINS

This one is a strange beast, King Curtis took the backing track of Ray Sharpe's "Help Me" and added new overdubs in 1969 so that it became "Instant groove". The same trick was also performed for Aretha Franklin, resulting in a track called "Save Me" (with new lyrics, Jimi's guitar part removed and other new overdubs)...so Hendrix played on "Instant Groove" without being present at the sessions!

Released in USA
Title: Instant groove - lp
Release date: 1969
Label: Atco
Catalog number: SD 33293

Stereo lp, possibly also released in mono mix as a white label / promo issue?

Side A
Instant Groove
Hey Joe
Foot Pattin
Wichita Lineman
Games People Play
Sing A Simple Song

Side B
The Weight
La Jeanne
Little Green Appels
Somewhere
Hold Me Tight
Hey Jude

Released in USA
Title: Instant groove / Sweet inspiration - 7" single

Composers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (W.Pennigton, L.Oldham)
Producers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Arranged by:
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Release date: 1969
Label: Atco
Catalog number: 45-6680
Matrix A: on label:69C-16818-MO on vinyl:69-C-16818-MO22
Matrix B: on label:69C-14177-MO on vinyl:69-C-14177-MO23

Side A

Side B

Sleeve

Released in USA
Title: Instant groove / Sweet inspiration - 7" single

Composers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (W.Pennigton, L.Oldham)
Producers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Arranged by:
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Release date: 1969
Label: Atco
Catalog number: 45-6680
Matrix A: On label:69-C-16818 SP on vinyl:69-C-16818-2
Matrix B: On label:69-C-14177 SP on vinyl:69-C-14177-1

Side A

Side B

Released in USA
Title: Instant groove / Sweet inspiration - 7" single

Composers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (W.Pennigton, L.Oldham)
Producers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Arranged by:
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Release date: 1969
Label: Atco
Catalog number: 45-6680
Matrix A: On label:69C-16818-PL on vinyl:69-C-16818-(1?)3
Matrix B: On label:69C-14177-PL on vinyl:69-C-14177-(1?)3
(The "1" in the matrix is fainter than the "3" so this could be a re-use of an older matrix instead of "13")Exist with 2 diffrent labels:
- Stock copy with yellow & white label
- Promo copy, white label with text "plug side" on side A

Side A

Side B

Released in USA
Title: Instant groove / Sweet inspiration - 7" single

Composers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (W.Pennigton, L.Oldham)
Producers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Arranged by:
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Release date: 1969
Label: Atco
Catalog number: 45-6680
Matrix A: On label:69C-16818-PL on vinyl:69-C-16818-11
Matrix B: On label:69C-14177-PL on vinyl:69-C-14177-12

Side A

Side B

Sleeve

Released in the Netherlands
Title: Instant groove / Sweet inspiration - 7" single

Composers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (W.Pennigton, L.Oldham)
Producers:
Instant groove - ("King" Curtis Ousley)
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Arranged by:
Sweet inspiration - (Arif Mardin)
Release date: 1969?
Label: Atlantic
Catalog number: 6680
Matrix A: AA6680 1F 1 670 D1
Matrix B: AA6680 2F 1 670 D1

Side A

Side B

Sleeve