Leroy Smalley – Ain’t It A Shame – Golden World


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“Golden World” records was a Detroit record label owned by Ed Wingate and Joanne Jackson Bratton. The label operated from 1962 to 1968. Irving Biegel had been Manager at the label after spending 4 years at “Motown” records. In 1966 he moved to “Palmer” records. The label and its subsidiaries were purchased by Berry Gordy in 1968, and folded into Gordy’s Motown Record Corporation. The Golden World studio became Motown’s “Studio B”, working in support of the original Motown recording studio (Studio A) at Hitsville USA. Before its purchase by Gordy, the studio’s recordings often included moonlighting Motown back-up musicians, including James Jamerson bass and George Mcgregor who was the studio percussionist. Leroy Smalley was a guitarist from Cleveland who seemingly only cut this solitary single under his own name. This disc has staining to the label and wear to the vinyl with a tiny edge crack that does not affect play, conservatively graded in VG- condition, worth checking out the flip too