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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Maybe This Time the ultra scarce Debbie Jacobs version, and the common Norma Lewis and Viola Wills versions

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DEBBIE JACOBS ROCK VERSION
BUY A COPY ON DISCOGS FOR HALF A GRAND
In the early 80's Viola Mae Wilkerson (Viola Wills) had two big disco hits Gonna Get Along Without You Now and If You Could Read My Mind. Both remakes of old pop songs. Her third discofied remake in a row was released on a new label called Sunergy, Stormy Weather.

It's follow-up was to be Viola's remake of Maybe This Time. But unfortunately they offered her a shit contract and she, tired of being dicked around by labels and getting the short end of the stick put up a stink. She didn't sign it and they couldn't release it. So they quickly tried to capitalize on the success of Stormy Weather by bringing in Debbie Jacobs to re-record Maybe This Time. 50 test pressings were sent to key d.j.'s and it became a hit at The Saint in New York.

When Viola got wind of this she brought in the big guns and the lawyers stopped the release of Maybe This Time by Debbie Jacobs.

The Sunergy fiasco made Viola decide to start her own label RVA. On this label her Space l.p. was released which included her own new recording of Maybe This Time. But at this point the momentum was lost as the Norma Lewis version had already been released on ERC Records. Viola's hot moment had passed.

A HUGE MAYBE THIS TIME ZIP

Here's a zip so you can mix and match the versions and get your hands on the impossible to find, even on Ebay, Debbie Jacobs version.  There's even a version by the Glee cast in there!




5 comments:

Aaron Brockovich said...

Darling is there any chance you could re-upload this rough diamond xx

ExpatMichael said...

I will get to this eventually. Just gotta figure out which external hd it's on.

Ron Levine said...

Hi all,

I reviewed all 3 recordings of Never This Time (unfairly, I have to admit, since Debbie Jacobs' version was never released) in the disco press 30 years ago and found Debbie's version to be the best. (I dearly love Viola, but only Debbie could hit the high note at the finale.) It would be great if you could provide a downloadable version (Your link goes to an exe file which I never risk downloading).

RonLev
Philly
BTW: I've heard that there were 100 white labels distributed, not 50. Do you know the exact number?

Ron Levine said...

Oops! That should read "Maybe This Time" of course.

ExpatMichael said...

ENJOY...finally got it together and the zip is even more inclusive then the old one was