Hold What You Got is NOT the original B-side. The original 1967 Dial label issue has "A Woman Sees A Hard Time(When Her Man Is Gone)". I have had a copy of this(on the American Dial label) since my school days(back in 196hmmmf.... only kidding, 1969!) It's typical Joe Tex, half-preaching ballad, though not religious preaching. Good Rhythm & Blues, though! Go to this website's Search facility and type in Joe Tex, you'll find records by him going back as far as 1958 or so.Comment by The Toad:
This and four other Contempo singles in a CS-8000 series were listed in 'New Singles' and are therefore on this site, but I can't find any evidence of their existence anywhere else on the internet and I would guess that their release was cancelled.
Well spotted TomAdo. Something odd about the publishing on Part 2 too. Anna was using "more-or-less in-house" publishers Fidelity and Ro-Gor and to a lesser extent Tri-Phi for most of their releases, except for the odd purchase (i.e. Harmon Bethea) but Tulane is a complete ring-in. Etta James' hit version of this song is listed as Ro-Gor as you'd expect. Dunno who Douglas is either altho it might at a stretch be Lew Douglas, officially A&R at Mercury in Chicago but also a serial freelancer with a particularly strong connection to Chess through Abner Spector. Coincidently another executive at Mercury in Chicago in 1959/60 was a Hugh Tulane. However "Tulane" would maybe suggest New Orleans and the only other use of this publisher I can spot is a couple of 1960 singles on Dorothy Lee's Rustone label based at Houma, Louisiana - just outside New Orleans. So in other words I have no idea but would still like to know more about this record.
And "All I Could Do Was Cry" was copyrighted twice by Fidelity Music Co., on 29 June 1959 and on 18 Jan 1960, both times as written by Berry Gordy Jr., Gwendolyn Gordy, and Roquel Davis. I can find no copyright under Arrington/Tex and Douglas.