FIRST EVER RELEASE OF A NEWLY DISCOVERED MASTER

‘Why Don’t You Write’ was originally recorded and released in 1971 by Lee Bates on Joe Banashak’s New Orleans based Instant Records. It has over time become a sought-after Northern Soul collectable. It was produced by the unlikely sounding Alias Ducie (Deucie) who also released one obscure 45 on Instant, ‘Then You’ll Be Mine’, credited to Alias Ducie & The New Orleans Poets. In a recent search of the Banashak master tapes in the Charly vaults we found an incredible unreleased version of ‘Why Don’t You Write’ performed by Ducie, possibly as a guide track for Bates. We also found another unreleased master, ‘High’ and over a dozen unreleased Lee Bates masters. Here we release both versions for the very first time. And there’s plenty more where this came from!

Another exclusive from Charly Records.

SIDE A Why Don’t You Write – Alias Ducie

SIDE AA Why Don’t You Write – Lee Bates

WHY DON’T YOU WRITE / WHY DON’T YOU WRITE

WHY DON’T YOU WRITE / WHY DON’T YOU WRITE

Alias Ducie / Lee Bates

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7" Information

- 7-inch vinyl single 45rpm
- First ever 7-inch release of this newly discovered master
- Hugely collectable
- World exclusive
- Official Charly Printed company sleeve

TP Information

- 7-inch vinyl single 45rpm
- Limited Edition Test Pressing
- one of only ten copies

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  1. Why Dont You Write [Alias Ducie]
  2. Why Dont You Write [Lee Bates]

FIRST EVER RELEASE OF A NEWLY DISCOVERED MASTER

‘Why Don’t You Write’ was originally recorded and released in 1971 by Lee Bates on Joe Banashak’s New Orleans based Instant Records. It has over time become a sought-after Northern Soul collectable. It was produced by the unlikely sounding Alias Ducie (Deucie) who also released one obscure 45 on Instant, ‘Then You’ll Be Mine’, credited to Alias Ducie & The New Orleans Poets. In a recent search of the Banashak master tapes in the Charly vaults we found an incredible unreleased version of ‘Why Don’t You Write’ performed by Ducie, possibly as a guide track for Bates. We also found another unreleased master, ‘High’ and over a dozen unreleased Lee Bates masters. Here we release both versions for the very first time. And there’s plenty more where this came from!

Another exclusive from Charly Records.

SIDE A Why Don’t You Write – Alias Ducie

SIDE AA Why Don’t You Write – Lee Bates

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