Around the time of
the Reflections hit another Golden World label emerged in
J&W Records, which was listed at 4031 Glendale; again in
North West Detroit.
"It was just
another label name" says JoAnne.
I am unsure of the
meaning of the abbreviation but it is surely "Jackson
and Wingate", Jackson being JoAnne's maiden name.
may also have been the home, or one of the homes of Ed
Wingate. It is still a beautiful building 35
J&W is one of those
intriguing labels that is difficult to list and also to
first releases on the label may even be around the end of
1962, as there is clearly an attempt to re-launch Sue
Perrin's "I wonder" which had originally been
Golden World's first release. The label number is
J&W101. This follows J&W100 which was by prolific
blues artist Willie Morganfield, who had many releases on
the Jewel label. There was also another release by Sue
Perrin on J&W104 with "Ring Bells Ring".
best of the J&W batch would come from Stewart Ames
however with a great double sider in "King For A
day" and "Angelina Oh Angelina". Definitely
released in 1964, it would surprisingly sell very few
copies, leaving it to be picked up by the Northern Soul
Scene where today it changes hands for large sums. Stewart
also recorded under the name Stewart Avig.
final release on the label appears to be another Sue Perrin
song, "I Can't Let Go".
It was now May 1964 and
the primary source for recording was still New York City.