OSV156 A. Jack Montgomery - Dearly Beloved B. Jack Montgomery - Do You Believe It
JACK MONTGOMERY, like Al Wilson above, remained a mystery man on the Northern Soul scene for many years, despite having 4 releases on various labels. However, when noted DJ and author, Dave Rimmer, interviewed Detroit producer Don Mancha the truth was finally revealed. Montgomery’s real name was Marvin Jones, a Detroit draughtsman with a good voice and ambitions to become a singer. His first single was “Don’t Turn Your Back on Me”, released on Mancha’s own Barracuda label, before a deal was struck with the New York Scepter label for our two big-hitters “Dearly Beloved” and “Do You Believe It”. Some early Scepter stock copies have the A-side as “My Dear Beloved”, probably a typesetting error; the official registered title is “Dearly Beloved”. Montgomery’s third release, “Baby, Baby Take A Chance On Me” was recorded at the same session as our Scepter sides.