Wade Jones – “I Can’t Concentrate” (1959)

January 5, 2014 at 8:25 am (Motown, Music)

This Sam Cooke-type single is possibly the first “Motown” release, even though it wasn’t technically Motown and not listed in amongst its official releases (even as a subsidiary-type release). It was one of the only singles on Rayber Records and was basically a “test run” for Berry Gordy before he started Motown. This was a limited pressing local release that came out around the same time as the official first Motown release, Marv Johnson’s “Come to Me.”

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