yep, it was a wavy white sleeve with the 2 tabs stuck on the rear in an 'L' not down both sides like Atlantic reds, the top wave was reversed so the 2 waves were out front, though I have had post '66 unplayed ex shop stock MGM's that charted housed in the brown 'reversed' wavy top and 'L' rear tabs, but the demo's were always housed in the white sleeves
I've seen near entire runs of the MGM label and it's subsidiaries and the majority of post '66 stock and demo's were housed in the white sleevesComment by RecordDragon:
The blue label as pictured with the fluffy centre doesn't seem like a 1967 original. it has a knife edge to the vinyl not the flat-square edge other J/G product has & the labels don't look right. It is likely a 70s-80s repressing as it has the usual stamps as the UK Beacon copies. But not a 1967 press and not the 1977 styrene boot either.Comment by RecordDragon:
Are you sure this single isn't a reissue of the original version? This video shows an album called "The Heritage / Colossus Story" and the audio sounds no different. This video runs about 2:37. The USA Showtime label linked below has a playing time of 2:35.
This Heritage version of "House Party" is a remake of the Showtime original, not a straight reissue. The Showtime version (dist. by Jamie/Guyden) was produced by Drew Stewart and ran 2:28. This was a Jerry Ross related production (runs 2:35).
There are, altogether, four different issues of this. They are:
1 - (3-100). Red and white swirl label with torch logo. Credited to 'The Show Stoppers'. Bruce Charles production credit. Issued 1968.
2 - (3-100). Yellow label. Small torch logo in circle. Credited to 'The Show Stoppers'. Bruce Charles production credit. Issued 1968
3 - (BEA 100). Green label - completely different design. Credited to 'The Show Stoppers'. Bruce Charles & Milton Samuel production credit. Issued 1971.
4 - (BEA 100). Orange label - again, a different design to any of the above. Credited to 'Showstoppers'. Bruce Charles production credit and Irving Weinroth executive producer credit. Issued 1972.
Side A - STR - 101 A scratched in; "MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE" stamped in.
Side B - STR - 101 B scratched in; "MASTERED BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE" stamped in.
Both sides are fabulous dancers.