DEBBIE JACOBS ROCK VERSION
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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!