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TAMLA
OZ Label and Company Sleeve 1985

Label

1808 TF - 1985
USA: Berry Gordy got his start as a songwriter for local Detroit acts such as Jackie Wilson and The Matadors. 
In 1959, Billy Davis and Berry Gordy's sisters Gwen and Anna started Anna Records. Davis and Gwen Gordy wanted Berry to be the company president, but Berry wanted to strike out on his own. 
On January 12, 1959, he started Tamla Records, with an $800 loan from his family. 
In Australia, US Tamla was initially issued on London (1959), Top Rank (1961), HMV (1963), Stateside (1964) then TamlaMotown from 1965.
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Sleeve
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1808 TF - 1985
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For sleeve details
(different colours/types)
see RCA Records
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 Cut straight  Inside glued
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans and info in this section
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