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MOWEST
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1971-1973

Labels

MW 5002 - jun 1971
and
MW 5003 - aug 1971
"Night label"
5003 has silver print
MW 5001 - jan 1972
MW 5004 - oct 1971
to
MW 5050 - mar 1973
Several numbers not issued
See discograpy below
In 1969, looking to expand, Motown established branch offices in New York City and Los Angeles. In 1971, with an eye to the future, Motown started the Mowest label out of L.A. with signings of D.J. Tom Clay, Thelma Houston, G.C. Cameron (former lead singer of the Spinners), The Four Seasons and The Commodores. This short lived subsidiary was shut down in 1973 when Motown had finally moved all of it's operations out to the West Coast. 
The UK version lasted until 1976.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1971
to
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5-71
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
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to
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8-71
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Steve Kolanjian and John Villanova, New York for scans and info in this section
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45 Discography for Mowest Records from Global Dog Productions
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