‘Brown Sugar’ 7″ promo released in Argentina in 1971. Cat: RSR 2165001. Tracklist side A: Brown Sugar. Tracklist side B: Bitch. Matrix side A: 2165001 A 1389. Matrix side B: 2165001 B 1389.
COLLECTORS NOTE: Very rare! This is the first time an image of this promo pressing has ever been published. Prior to appearing here at my blog, no image of this item has ever been published online or in a book. The existence of this item was noted in some old publications, strangely listed as a “jukebox promo” (no other promo from Argentina has been listed as a ‘jukebox’ promo, so why this one is a mystery). As shown in my photos, the promo item does not have the large centre hole associated with jukebox singles, so maybe this was misinformation in books, and the authors obviously hadn’t seen the item. In reality, this promo is similar to the standard Argentina ‘Brown Sugar’ release except it features “DIFUSION – PROHIBIDA SU VENTA” printed in the label. Distributed in a plain white sleeve. Importantly, this ‘Brown Sugar’ item marks a period of transition in the Argentinian pressings, from London to Music Hall labels. Later promo pressings from Argentina in the 1970s would feature distinctive white labels from Music Hall.
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Sleeve and vinyl:
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