Northern/Motown MARVIN GAYE Hitch Hike US TAMLA 1962

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Feb 21, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

On offer is the Marvin Gaye Northern Soul/Motown US Import 7" Single "Hitch Hike" from 1962.

The A-Side is an excellent midtempo dancer with a stronger R&B feel than on his later releases. The B-Side is again a midtempo dancer but in an unusual, almost doo-wop style. Both tracks were co-written and produced by William "Mikey" Stevenson.

This was only the 22 year old Marvin Gaye's fifth single when it was released in December 1962 and his first US Billboard Top 30 hit.

This is the original US Import release on the twin globes design Tamla label but, unusually, this copy was pressed in Canada.

TRACKS:

SIDE A: Hitch Hike

SIDE B: Hello There Angel

LABEL/CAT.NO: US Tamla T-54075

Has a lot of mainly light surface marks but plays far better that it looks with little or no background noise. VISUALLY GRADED: G but plays VG+

Comes in a white card sleeve with the record details written on it.

UK 1st Class Postage £1.75. EEC Airmail £2.25. Rest Of The World Airmail £3.00.

This record has been play graded and plays perfectly without any jumps or sticks.