Final part.  Maybe continued…..

G2K 45-159a                       GORGEOUS GEORGE – You Can’t Stop A Woman (UNRELEASED)

Woof! Serious Crossover Soul dancer. Proper brass laden 70’s chugger with a killer vocal that again, I believe has slipped through the net, as this was released towards the end of the labels life in 2006. This was an unissued Peachtree track that came of course through the mighty William Bell. Bloody marvellous track and my type of Crossover


You Can\’t Stop A Woman



G2K 45-160a                       EDDIE HOLMAN – Sweet Memories Are Haunting Me (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-160b                       HARTHON ORCH – Groovin’ At The Go Go (UNRELEASED)

Eddie’s third and final release and yet another 60’s Philly Northern Soul dancer. The B side is the unreleased instrumental version of The Four Larks’ monster Northern Soul classic of the same name! This is well worth a listen too! Incidentally, all the ‘Harthon’ material released on G2K was of course supplied via the late great Weldon McDougall III through his long term friendship with John Anderson.


Sweet Memories

Groovin\’ At The Go Go



G2K 45-161a                       DETROIT MAGNIFICENTS – Is This A Woman’s Way (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-161b                       DETROIT MAGNIFICENTS – Where Can I Find Love (UNRELEASED)

The last but one release on the label! ‘Is This A Woman’s Way’ is a storming unreleased Northern Soul dancer written & produced by Jerry Williams. The B side ‘Where Can I Find Love’ is a really nice surprise as it’s a gritty Southern/Deep Soul mover! More tracks of this style would have been good as this is real quality Soul Music!

Is This A Woman\’s Way

Where Can I Find Love



G2K 45-162a                       AL WILLIAMS – Try them (Vocal) (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-162b                       L. P. T.’S – Try them (Instrumental) (UNRELEASED)

Strangely enough, this is the ONLY release to feature another logo (La Beat) on the label other than the G2K logo! Sadly, this was the LAST release on the label BUT boy did they go out with a bang! The legendary Al Williams appears here (courtesy of the label owner Lou Beatty) on a previously unissued 60’s Detroit ‘La Beat’ recording which is an absolute gem of a dancer! This should have become a monster on the Northern scene but as it was released at the very end of the label’s life, it meant promotion was limited. It is now simply poised to become one 5 years on! Simply brilliant and a great way to bow out!


Try them

Try them (Instrumental)



So there you go a full appraisal of all the previously unissued tracks plus tracks appearing on 45 for the first time. I do hope many people find the article useful? As it’s a web page we have added links in so you can hear a particular track along with seeing a scan each label. I’m also planning on doing a podcast of what I consider to be the key tracks from the list above, so please keep your eyes on the web site as it should be on in a few weeks.

My thanks go out to Garry Cape who gave me some great information on the background of some of the previously unissued tracks. He also gave me lots of great info about many of the other previously released tracks which could be used in future for a wider appraisal of the label’s overall output?

I’ll finish with a little plug for my web site, as I have a page dedicated totally to Grapevine 2000 at I have a number of early Test Pressings & a few DJ Copies (including The Barons & Percy Stone at time of going to press) BUT they are all in VERY limited numbers and of course ‘When they’re gone they’re gone’ (as they say!)

Finally, as promised, here’s the full label listing

Many thanks for reading


Steve Plumb

December 2010


Full 45 label listing for Grapevine 2000

G2K 45-100a            VICKIE LABATT – Got to keep hanging on (Original 45 is on Shagg 712)

G2K 45-100b            GUITAR RAY – You’re gonna wreck my life (Original 45 is on Shagg 711)

G2K 45-101a            ELECTRIC EXPRESS – Hearsay (Vocal)

G2K 45-101b            ELECTRIC EXPRESS – Hearsay (Instrumental)

(Original 45 is on Key Vac 2930)

G2K 45-102a            CHOICE OF COLOR – Your love (Original 45 is on APT 26011)

G2K 45-102b            RON HENDERSON & CHOICE OF COLOR – Love is gone (US LP only)

G2K 45-103a            BOBBY WAYNE – Long hard road (1st time on 45)

G2K 45-103b            BOBBY WAYNE – Do I love you (1st time on 45)

G2K 45-104a            MAGNETICS – The look on your face (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-104b            MAGNETICS – You were made for love (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-105a            TRUE IMAGE – I’m not over you (Original 45 is on Super Smash 1324)

G2K 45-105b            TRUE IMAGE – I’m not over you (Extended version) (1st time on 45)

G2K 45-106a            TAVASCO – Love is trying to get a hold on me (Radio edit) (1st time on 45)

G2K 45-106b            TAVASCO – Love is trying to get a hold on me (Original 45 is on Rampart 695)

G2K 45-107a            MATT BROWN – Thank you baby

G2K 45-107b            MATT BROWN – Sweet thing

(Original 45 is on Jar Val 6)

G2K 45-108a            LITTLE HANK – Try to understand (Original 45 is on SS7 2551)

G2K 45-108b            LITTLE HANK – Mr Bang Bang man (Original 45 is on SS7 2566)

G2K 45-109a            GEORGE HOBSON – Let it be real

G2K 45-109b            GEORGE HOBSON – A place in your heart

(Original 45 is on Sound City 1001)

G2K 45-110a            ERNEST BAKER – Alone again

G2K 45-110b            ERNEST BAKER – Do it with the feeling

(Original 45 is on Blue Soul 10)

G2K 45-111a            FORTSON & SCOTT – Sweet lover (Original 45 is on Pzazz 12)

G2K 45-111b            ROBBY FORTSON – Are you for real (Original 45 is on Pzazz 27)

G2K 45-112a            NATHAN WILLIAMS – What price

G2K 45-112b            NATHAN WILLIAMS – Reaching higher

(Original 45 is on Lime 100)

G2K 45-113a            SEX – It’s you, baby it’s you (Original 45 is on Super City 70115)

G2K 45-113b            SEX – It’s you, baby it’s you (Extended version) (1st time on 45)

G2K 45-114a            MONTCLAIRS – Hey you! Don’t fight it

G2K 45-114b            MONTCLAIRS – Never ending love

(Original 45 is on Arch 1305)

G2K 45-115a            ARCHIE HODGE – I really want to see you girl

G2K 45-115b            ARCHIE HODGE – If I didn’t need you woman

(Original 45 is on Narco 3)

G2K 45-116a            SERVICEMEN – Are you angry

G2K 45-116b            SERVICEMEN – I need a helping hand

(Original 45 is on Wind Hit 100)

G2K 45-117a            BILL CODAY – A man can’t be a man (Original 45 is on Epic 50167)

G2K 45-117b            SANDRA WRIGHT – A man can’t be a man

(1st time on 45 – From her originally UNRELEASED 70’s LP)

G2K 45-118a            SWISS MOVEMENT – I wish or love could last forever

G2K 45-118b            SWISS MOVEMENT – One in a million

(Original 45 is on Gold 2)

G2K 45-119a            MAGNETICS – I’ll keep holding on

G2K 45-119b            MAGNETICS – Jackie Baby (can you do it)

(Original 45 is on Sable 104)

G2K 45-120a            DON GARDNER – Cheatin’ kind (Original 45 is on Sedgrick 3001)

G2K 45-120b            DON GARDNER – Is this really love (Original 45 is on Sedgrick 3003)

G2K 45-121a            THE SPRINGERS – Nothing’s too good for my baby (Original 45 is on Wale 428)

G2K 45-121b            THE SPRINGERS – I can’t believe (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-122a            THE FOUR DYNAMICS – Things that a lady ain’t supposed to do

G2K 45-122b            THE FOUR DYNAMICS – That’s what girls are made for

(Original 45 is on Peachtree 129)

G2K 45-123a            THE JONES BROTHERS – Good Old Days

G2K 45-123b            THE JONES BROTHERS – Lucky Lady

(Original 45 is on AVI 102)

G2K 45-124a            MELVIN BROWN & JAMES MATTHEWS – Love stormy weather

G2K 45-124b            MELVIN BROWN & JAMES MATTHEWS – Soul Man

(Original 45 is on Philmore Sound 607121)

G2K 45-125a            CARBON COPIES – Just don’t love you

G2K 45-125b            CARBON COPIES – Baby I’m coming home

(Original 45 is on Git Down 455)

G2K 45-126a            EDDIE BILLUPS – Ask my heart

G2K 45-126b            EDDIE BILLUPS – A soldier’s prayer

(Original 45 is on Peachtree 104)

G2K 45-127a            C. P. LOVE – Trick Bag (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-127b            C. P. LOVE – Plenty of room for more (Original 45 is on King Walk 569)

G2K 45-128a            WILLIE TEE – I’m having so much fun (Original 45 is on Gatur 557)

G2K 45-128b            WILLIE TEE – First taste of hurt (Original 45 is on Gatur 509)

G2K 45-129a            L. V. JOHNSON – Trying to hold on (Original 45 is on Chi Heat 101)

G2K 45-129b            L. V. JOHNSON – I love you I want you I need you (Original 45 is on ICA 027)

G2K 45-130a            MAGNETICS – When I’m with my baby

G2K 45-130b            MAGNETICS – Count the days

(Original 45 is on Sable 767)

G2K 45-131a            RON HENDERSON & CHOICE OF COLOR – Gemini Lady

G2K 45-131b            RON HENDERSON & CHOICE OF COLOR – Goodbye my love
(Original 45 is on Choice Cut 8)

G2K 45-132a            PERCY STONE – Chained

G2K 45-132a            PERCY STONE – Chained

(Original 45 is on Ram 5035) (WITHDRAWN – Demo’s only of this exist)

G2K 45-133a            MATT BROWN – Everyday (I love you just a little bit more)

G2K 45-133b            MATT BROWN – Baby I’m A Want You

(Original 45 is on Jar Val 4)

G2K 45-134a            CHESTERFIELDS – Think it over (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-134b            M. R. S. BAND – Why did you leave me baby (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-135a            CYNTHIA SHEELER – I’ll cry over you (Original 45 is on JB’s 2605)

G2K 45-135b            NORMA JEAN – I’ve taken over (Original 45 is on Hep Me108)

G2K 45-136a            SERVICEMEN – I’ll stop loving you (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-136b            SERVICEMEN – Sweet magic (Original 45 is on Chartmaker 480)

G2K 45-137a            TOMMY TATE – Do you think there’s a chance (UNRELEASED from Jap LP)

G2K 45-137b            TOMMY TATE – If you got to love somebody (UNRELEASED – Different take to 45)

G2K 45-138a            EDDIE HOLMAN – Hold me in your arms (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-138b            M. R. S. BAND – Diggin’ It (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-139a            BOBBY RICH – Somewhere there’s a girl for me
G2K 45-139b            BOBBY RICH – I Can’t help myself (I’m just dreamin’)

(Original 45 is on Sambea 101)

G2K 45-140a            SYL JOHNSON – All I need is someone like you (UNRELEASED from Jap LP)

G2K 45-140b            SYL JOHNSON – Do you know what love is (Original 45 is on Special Agent 200)

G2K 45-141a            CAROL ANDERSON – Taking my mind off love (Original 45 is on Whip 347)

G2K 45-141b            CAROL ANDERSON – Sad girl (Original 45 is on Fee101)

G2K 45-142a            WILLIE TEE – Teasin’ you again (Original 45 is on Gatur 512)

G2K 45-142b            WILLIE TEE – Teasin’ you (Original 45 is on Nola 708)

G2K 45-143a            GERRI HALL – Who can I run to (Original 45 is on Hot Line 905)

G2K 45-143b            JADES – Lucky fellow (Original 45 is on Mode 503)

G2K 45-144a            COREY BLAKE – How can I go on without you

G2K 45-144b            COREY BLAKE – Your love is like a Boomerang

(Original 45 is on Capitol 4057)

G2K 45-145a            BOBBY JAMES – I really love you (Original 45 is on Karol 3727)

G2K 45-145b            LOVELITES – I’m not like the others (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-146a            THE VINES – After the rain (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-146b            THE VINES – So it be (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-147a            JOHNNY MOORE – Yesterday today and tomorrow (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-147b            JOHNNY MOORE – Come Fly With Me (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-148a            SAINTS – I’ll let you slide (Original 45 is on Wigwam 3907)

G2K 45-148b            CAL BRANDON – I kept on smiling (Original 45 is on Hit Man 711)

G2K 45-149a            HERMAN HITSON – You can’t keep a good man down

G2K 45-149b            HERMAN HITSON – Ain’t no other way

(Original 45 is on Sweet Rose 25)

G2K 45-150a            EDDIE HOLMAN – She’s wanted (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-150b            M. R. S. BAND – Sunset on Ridge (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-151a            JERRY WILLIAMS – When You Move, You Lose (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-151b            JERRY WILLIAMS – That’s The Groove (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-152a            DOTTIE PEARSON – A House Made Of Love (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-152b            DOTTIE PEARSON – Bring It Over Baby (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-153a            ANITA ROBBINS – I can stand a little bit more (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-153b            CHUCK BROOKS – Last minute plans (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-154a            PRECIOUS THREE – I Need A Man (Original 45 is on Ref O Ree 730)

G2K 45-154b            WENDELL WATTS – You girl (Original 45 is on Ref O Ree 715)

G2K 45-155a            BARONS OF SOUL – You Need Love (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-155a            BARONS OF SOUL – You Need Love

(WITHDRAWN – Demo’s only of this exist)

G2K 45-156a            STORM – Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do

G2K 45-156b            STORM – Hung Up On Each Other (Plays at 33rpm!!!!)

(Original 45 is on Rosette 1001)

G2K 45-157a            MASQUERADERS – It’s the same thing (Original 45 is on Soultown 201)

G2K 45-157b            MASQUERADERS – How big is big (Original 45 is on Bell 847)

G2K 45-158a            BENNY HARPER – My prayer

G2K 45-158b            BENNY HARPER – It’s Love

(Original 45 is on Harper Soul 809)

G2K 45-159a            GORGEOUS GEORGE – You Can’t Stop A Woman (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-159b1         GORGEOUS GEORGE – Get Up Off It (Original 45 is on Peachtree 105)

G2K 45-159b2         GORGEOUS GEORGE – It’s Not A Hurting Thing (Original 45 is on Peachtree 105)

G2K 45-160a            EDDIE HOLMAN – Sweet Memories Are Haunting Me (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-160b            HARTHON ORCH – Groovin’ At The Go Go (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-161a            DETROIT MAGNIFICENTS – Is This A Woman’s Way (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-161b            DETROIT MAGNIFICENTS – Where Can I Find Love (UNRELEASED)

G2K 45-162a            AL WILLIAMS – Try them (Vocal) (UNRELEASED) (La Beat Logo on label)

G2K 45-162b            L. P. T.’S – Try them (Inst) (UNRELEASED)

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