After decades of looking, I have finally acquired a copy of James Taylor’s debut single, a Canadian Apple first edition of “Carolina In My Mind” mistitled as “Carolina On My Mind” with its original B-side, “Taking It In”. Apple lore is that the single was immediately withdrawn and rereleased with “Something’s Wrong” on the flipside. The A-side title was also corrected yet there do exist copies with the correct title and the original B-side.
I have hundreds of 45 rpm singles but none as valuable as this. This is the most expensive single in my collection.
In its first chart run, “Carolina On My Mind” appeared under its incorrect title. It bubbled under the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, at #119 on 12 April 1969 and then peaking at #118 on 19 April.
What appear to be scratches, smudges or streaks are not on the vinyl. These appear because of the condition of the scanner glass.