"Do I Love You"
Frank Wilson’s "Do I Love You" is the Holy Grail of many northern soul collectors, mainly because it is so darned rare.
Originally recorded in 1965, it was shelved without ever being properly pressed when Motown decided that Wilson would
be better served as a producer rather than artist (he went on to write and produce many great Motown songs).
The first copy was discovered in 1978 when record dealer Simon Soussan got it from Motown employee Tom DePierro (depending
on which story you prefer to believe, he was given it by DePierro, or he stole it from his collection). The 45 passed through various hands before being bought by collector Tim Brown for £5,000 in 1989. The following year another copy was found in the collection of American Motown collector Ron Murphy who sold his entire collection for $20,000. It’s rumoured that Martin Koppell, who bought
the collection, then sold the second 45 to Scottish northern soul fan Kenny Burrell for £15,000.
Label: Soul S-35019
Released: 23 Dec 1965