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Re: [ARSCLIST] Motown LP by Stepin Fetchit

Brenda, I asked a friend who was a Motown engineer, and he only had this:

From Motown Album Discography, Part 1 (1961-1981)
by David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: April 14, 1999


"MT-619 - My Son the Sit-In - Stepin Fetchit [Unissued] Stepin Fetchit was a
very successful black comedian and actor in the movies in the 30's and 40's,
but by the 1960's his portrayal of a lazy, slow talking black man was an
embarrassment to the black community. It's really surprising that a
progressive black run company like Motown would have even considered
releasing an album by Stepin Fetchit. The album is probably unissued
although album covers were apparently printed. The album cover can be seen
on early Motown album inner sleeves."
He added:
I never heard any of it but the Gordys were extremely interested in black
history so it's not very surprising to me.

which probably doesn't help much…

Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio

On Jun 2, 2009, at 5:13 PM, Nelson-Strauss, Brenda wrote:

We have a patron seeking information on an LP by Stepin Fetchit that was scheduled for release by Motown in 1966 as MT-619 under the title A Day Out With The Family, produced by Robert Gordy. I've checked with various Motown experts, and no one is sure if the LP was actually released, the only evidence being advertisements that show a photo of the album. Has anyone ever seen a copy? Or better yet, does anyone have a copy?

According to Bill Dahl, the following titles are in the Motown tape vaults, apparently constituting the tracks on the album:

Little Freedom Riders Are Short On Bread

A Day Out With The Family

Home Out Of Range

Free Advice

Gonna Miss Mississippi

Pretty Soon Your Valet Will Be Leaving

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

The Go Keep A Going Song (The Joy Song)

Thank The Noodle


Brenda Nelson-Strauss

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