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V.I.P.
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1963-1972

Labels

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V.I.P.  25001 - dec 1963
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V.I.P. 25024 - sep 1965
V.I.P.  25004 - feb 1964
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V.I.P. 25024 - sep 1965
VIP 25007 - sep 1964
VIP 25009 - oct 1964
VIP 25013 - dec 1964
 A Motown soul subsidiary operating from 1963 to 1972. It's main artists were The Velvelettes, The Spinners (known as The Detroit Spinners in Europe), Chris Clark, The Monitors and The Elgins. Also R. Dean Taylor's first releases were on V.I.P. before being shifted to Rare Earth.
The V.I.P. label was discontinued by the time Motown moved it's headquarters to Los Angeles.
No TM, no ®, no legend
TM - bottom legend
® - bottom legend
® - no bottom legend
V.I.P.  25025 - oct 1965
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V.I.P. 25037 -  jul 1966
V 25035 - jun 1966
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V 25065 - sep 1971
All up to 25042, then occasionally up to 25065
V.I.P.  25042 - apr 1967
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V.I.P. 25052 - nov 1969
V.I.P.  25051- oct 1969
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V.I.P. 25069 - feb 1972
Label discontinued
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1964
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Sep 1967
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. Ref 124  Curved top  Inside glued  
In the period September 1967 to 1972 all Motown distributed labels were delivered
in the same sleeves - "The Sound of Young America"
Continue to Motown
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Research by John Villanova, New York
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Scans and info by Steve Kolanjian, New York
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 Steve K. and John V. would like to dedicate this page to the memory of CHRIS HUFF, a V.I.P. in "Girl Group" record collecting.
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for V.I.P. Records from Global Dog Productions
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