Milton WrightKeep It Up / The Silence That You Keep

Label:Alston Records – 3716
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre:Funk / Soul


AKeep It Up
Written-ByMilton Wright
BThe Silence That You Keep
Written-ByM. Wright*, W. Clarke*

Companies, etc.



Sherlyn Publishing Co., Inc. (BMI)
(p) 1975 Alston Records, a div. of T.K. Productions, Inc.
Recorded on MCI equipment

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Label): 3716-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Label): 3716-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A Runout (Scribed): ALSTON 3716-A (3)
  • Matrix / Runout (B Runout (Scribed): ALSTON 3716-B (3)
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Keep It Up (7", 45 RPM, Promo)Alston Records3716US1975
Recently Edited
Keep It Up (12")JazzmanJM12.011UK2007
Recently Edited
Keep It Up (7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Remastered)Alston Records3716UK2015
New Submission
Keep It Up (7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Stereo, White)Alston Records3716UK2020



  • alan.james's avatar
    Visually there are 3 minor differences between the printed labels on original compared to the reissues.

    On left side of the label. Where the text states 'Dist by T.K. Productions' (plus address). The font on the originals is slightly bolder (heavier) then the text above, This is not the case on the reissues.

    Track title "Keep It Up" is also printed using old style slightly more narrow font compared to the reissue. On the originals the track title is the same length as the writers credit below (Letter 'K lines up with the 'M' below and the P lines up with the 't' below). On the reissues 'Keep it Up' is the same length as the brackets.

    However, the dead giveaway confirming the difference between the original and reissue, lays in the writers credit on the B-Side track ' The Silence That You Keep'. On the original press, underneath the track title a hyphen (-) separates the two writers (M.Wright-W. Clarke). On the reissues a comma (,) seperates the two writers (M.Wright, W. Clarke)

    Other than that the pressings are difficult to distinguish either way, without checking the run-outs
    • UKAPC's avatar
      How do you tell the difference between the repress and the original please?
      • milwrg's avatar
        One of the truly great records of all time in any category. The tune has a unique rythym that is yet to be duplicated. The manner in which the guitars and the synthesizer are layered together to create a rich veneer while keeping the hipness and the sensuality of the piece intact is incredible. The vocals are definitely uniquely Milton Wright yet make you think of Stevie Wonder or Donny Hathaway. What is also remarkable is that the performer is the writer and plays one of the funky guitar parts that stamp this piece one of the all time greats.


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