Argo Album Discography, Part 2 (1961-1965): Pop/Blues/Folk Series
by David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: November 4, 2005

There are many variations of the first Argo label, two were dark green, one with silver print and one with gold printing. "ARGO" is vertical on the left side of the label, beside the logo is "ULTRA HIGH FIDELITY". While this label was being used, white labels with black printing were used for promotional issues early in the series, later creme colored labels with black printing were used, in some cases the prefix was changed to DJLP, in others the number was not changed. Stereo issues used dark blue with silver printing. Other variations of this label design were silver with black printing and a black label with silver printing. I don't know if there was any particular chronological order to the labels. All of the above designs had identical graphics.

The next label was sliver with black print with "ARGO" vertically on the left side but omitting the "ULTRA HIGH FIDELITY", replacing this was 33 1/3 under the "O" in Argo. The next label was brown with a pink and white "ARGO" in an oval to the left of the center hole.

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Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

LP*-4000 - The Eyes of Love - Osborne Smith [1961?] Eyes Of Love/Jail House Blues/Danny Boy/Honey Babe/Boss Man/Barbara Allen/Adam And Evil Blues/Fire In The East

LP*-4001 - Johnny Hamlin Quintet - Johnny Hamlin Quintet featuring Marci Miller [1961] Just Squeeze Me/Jumpin' Jack/Don't Worry ‘Bout Me/Mighty Mike/I'm Shooting High/Li'l Darlin'/All Of You/Serenade In Blue/Why Was I Born/Strike Up The Band

LPS-4002 - Space Flight - Sam Lazar [1961] Dig A Little Deeper/We Don't Know/Ruby Caramu/Gigi Blues/Space Flight/Mad Lad/Funky Blues/Big Willie/My Babe

LPS-4003 - At Last - Etta James [1961] (8-61, #68) Anything To Say You're Mine/My Dearest Darling/Trust In Me/Sunday Kind Of Love/Tough Mary//I Just Want To Make Love To You/At Last/All I Could Do Was Cry/Stormy Weather/Girl Of My Dreams

LPS-4004 - Misty Night - King Fleming Trio [1961] Overt/Should I/Teach Me Tonight/Oooo Those Blues/Misty Night/When Your Lover Has Gone/Walk Softly/Moonlight In Vermont/The Loveliness Of You/Imported Blues

LP-4005 - The Three Souls - Three Souls [Unissued in 1961, but issued two years later in 1963] Almost Like Being In Love/Night Theme/Li'l Darlin'/I Want a Little Girl/Stardust/Sweet Sue/If I Loved You/You Call It Madness/Please Send Me Someone To Love/Jag/Bye, Bye Blackbird

LP-4006 - Morris Grants Presents J.U.N.K. - Morris Grants [1961] Jumping With Symphony Sid/Gone With the Wind/Tup/Lonesome Road/Mack the Knife/Drumarama/Making Whoopee/Creative Love/However/'Round Lunchtime/Frenesi/C Jam Blues

LPS-4007 - Drum Sum - Buck Clarke Quintet [1961] Woody ‘N You/Don't Get Around Much Anymore/Funk Roots/Darben The Redd Foxx/Bags' Grooves/Blues For Us/Georgia On My Mind/Drum Sum/Buckskins/I Got Rhythm

LP*-4008 - Drums, Drollery And Drivel - Professor Paradiddle [1961]

LP-4009 - You Always Hurt the One You Love - Clarence Henry [1961] But I Do/I Want To Be A Movie Star/Oh Why/Your Picture/Live It Right/Never Never//You Always Hurt The One You Love/Little Suzy/I Love You Yes I Do/Steady Date/Just My Baby And Me/Oh Mickey

LPS-4010 - Brilliant! The Trumpet of Don Goldie - Don Goldie [1961] Soon/I'll Be Around/Hand Me Down My Walkin' Blues/Someday You'll Be Sorry/Look For The Silver Lining/Struttin' With Some Barbecue/'Tis Autumn/Toy Trumpet/Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans/They Didn't Believe Me

LPS-4011 - The Second Time Around - Etta James [1961] Don't Cry Baby/Fool That I Am/One For My Baby/In My Diary/Seven Day Fool//It's Too Soon To Know/Dream/I'll Dry My Tears/Plum Nuts/Don't Get Around Much Anymore

LPS-4012 - Dodo's Back! The Return of Dodo Marmarosa - Dodo Marmarosa [1962] Mellow Mood/Cottage For Sale/Everything Happens To Me/April Played The Fiddle/Me And My Shadow/Green Dolphin Street/Why Do I Love You/I Thought About You/Tracy's Blues/You Call It Madness

LP*-4013 - Etta James - Etta James [1962] Waiting For Charlie To Come Home/Guess Again/A Lover's Mourn/You Can Count On Me/If I Can't Have You//Something's Got A Hold On Me/My Dear/Nobody But You/Let Me Know/Spoonful

LP-4014 - Sam Lazar [Unissued]

LPS-4015 - Playback - Sam Lazar [1962] Deep/Long Gone/Bag's Groove/Fuzz Buzz/Just Make Love To Me/S and S/Please Send Me Someone To Love/Scootin'

LPS-4016 - For the First Time - Shelley Moore [1962] For The First Time/I Want To Be Happy/Twilight/Thanks To You/So In Love//The Thrill Is Gone/Dancing In The Dark/Summer Love/I Hadn't Anyone Till You/Lonely Lessons

LPS-4017 - Brown Gal - Bonnie Graham [1962] Brown Gal/All Night Long/I Told You I Love You Now Get Out/Funny But It's True/Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall/You Don't Know What Love Is/Going To Chicago/You're So Wonderful/By Myself/This Time For Real

LPS-4018 - Etta James Sings for Lovers - Etta James [1962] Don't Take Your Love From Me (S)/How Do You Speak To An Angel (S)/Fools Rush In (S)/Don't Blame Me (S)/Someone To Watch Over Me (S)//Again (S)/I Want To Be Loved (S)/It Could Happen To You (S)/These Foolish Things (S)/Prisoner Of Love (S)

LPS-4019 - Stand By! - King Fleming Trio [1962] Time Out/Green Dolphin Street/I Didn't Know What Time It Was/Stand By, Parts 1 & 2/Then I'll Be Tired Of You/Junction City Blues/Song Of Paradise/Lonely One/Gypsy In My Soul/Between The Toes

LP*-4020 - House Warmin' - Howard McGhee with Blazers [1963] Jazz With a Beat/Muggin' McGhee/Jivin' Around

LPS-4021 - The Buck Clarke Sound - Buck Clarke [1963] Rev. Hamp/I Can't Get Started/Night In Tunisia/Couldn't You/Desert Sands/Feel/One Mint Julep/Rene

LP-4022 - Let Me In/Music, Music, Music - Sensations [1963] Let Me In/(Oh Yes) I'll Be True/That's My Desire/Eyes/No Changes/Twisting The Blues//Music Music Music/Lollipop Baby/Party Across The Hall/A Part Of Me/Yes Sir That's My Baby/XYZ

LPS-4023 - The Campus Singers at the Fickle Pickle - Campus Singers [1963] Recorded live on February 1, 1963, at the Fickle Pickle in Chicago. Sing Hallelujah/Slave Driver/The Hammer Song/Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream/Shadrack/Hard Ain't It hard/One For The Money//Winkin Blinkin & Nod/The Sphinx Won't Tell/Subways Of Boston/Greenback Dollar/Working On The Building/Let Me Fly/Ain't Gonna Study War No More

LPS-4024 - I'm on My Way - Willie Wright [1963] I'm On My Way/Daddy Roll' Em/Lou/Cotton Eyed Joe/Man Taking Names/Go Way From My Window/Wayfaring Stranger/House In New Orleans/Wagon Wheels/Blue Prelude

LPS-4025 - Etta James Sings Top Ten - Etta James [1963] (8-63, #117) This is probably the only place that "Pushover" was issued in true stereo. Something's Got A Hold On Me (E)/My Dearest Darling (S)/At Last (S)/Fool That I Am (S)/Sunday Kind Of Love (S)//Pushover (S)/All I Could Do Was Cry (E)/Stop The Wedding (S)/Trust In Me (S)/Would It Make Any Difference To You (S)

LP-4026 - The Blues, Volume 1 - Various Artists [1963] Don't Start Me To Talking - Sonny Boy Williamson/First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy/Worried Life Blues - Chuck Berry/My Babe - Little Walter/Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker/Hoochie Coochie - Muddy Waters//Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson/Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf/Juke - Little Walter/When The Lights Go Out - Jimmy Witherspoon/Just Make Love To Me - Muddy Waters/Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf

LP-4027 - The Blues, Volume 2 - Various Artists [1963] Thirty Days - Chuck Berry/Sugar Mama - John Lee Hooker/Evil - Howlin' Wolf/Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters/I'm A Man - Bo Diddley/Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter//Key To The Highway - Little Walter/It Ain't No Secret - Jimmy Witherspoon/Wee Wee Hours - Chuck Berry/Ten Years Ago - Buddy Buy/So Many Roads - Otis Rush

LP*-4028 - Cheer Up Me Lads - Outsiders [1963]

LPS-4029 - Martin Yarbrough Showcase - Martin Yarbrough [1963?]

LPS-4030 - Folk Swinger - Dean DeWolf [1964?]

LP-4031 - Folk Festival of the Blues - Various Artists [1964] Wee Wee Baby - Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon & Buddy Guy/Sitting And Thinking - Muddy Waters/Worried Blues - Buddy Guy/Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson/Sugar Mama - Howlin' Wolf//Clouds In My Heart - Muddy Waters/May I Have A Talk With You - Howlin' Wolf/Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters/Don't Know Which Way To Go - Buddy Guy/She's 19 Years Old - Muddy Waters

LPS-4032 - Etta James Rocks the House - Etta James [1964] (2-64, #96) Something's Got A Hold On Me/Baby What You Want Me To Do/What I Say/Money//Seven Day Fool/Sweet Little Angel/Ooh Poo Pah Doo/Woke Up This Morning

LPS-4033 - Road of Blue - Campus Singers [1964] Maria/Cindy & Tommy/Another Man/Make Me a Pallet on the Floor/Edward Teach/Walkin' & Talkin'/Come Along Julie/Brandywine Blues/Gospel Ship/Hard Ramblin'Cinnabar

LP-4034 - The Blues, Volume 3 - Various Artists [1964] Diggin' My Potatoes - Washboard Sam/Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon/Lonely No More - Little Milton/I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) - Howlin' Wolf/Off The Wall - Little Walter/Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters//It's My Own Fault - John Lee Hooker/Baby Please Don't Go - Muddy Waters/Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson/Time Brings On A Change - Jimmy Witherspoon/The Sun Is Shining - Elmore James/The World's In A Tangle - Jimmy Rogers

LPS-4035 - High Tide: The Folk Songs of Dean DeWolf - Dean DeWolf [1964] Biggest Man In Georgia/Until/Sioux Indians/Lovin' Man/St. Valentine's Day/Sweet Sugar Daddy Blues/Fast Freight/Yesterday/Daybreak/Today/Tomorrow/Life Is a Stage

LPS-4036 - Dangerous Dan Express - Three Souls [1964] Recorded Ter Mar Recording Studio, Chicago 1-3 & 2-12, 1964. Dangerous Dan Express/Our Day Will Come/Fannie Mae/Ol Man River/Mile Stones/Hi Heel Sneakers/Greasy Sonny/Past Due

LPS-4037 - Soul of Blues Harmonica - Walter "Shakey" Horton [1964] Groove Walk/Wee Baby Blues/It's Alright/Wrinkles/Hard Hearted Woman//John Henry/Good Moanin' Blues (vocal by Willie Dixon)/Friday Night Stomp/Gonna Bring It On Home/La Cucuracha

LPS-4038 - Composer's Choice - Johnny Nash [1964] One For My Baby/Someone To Watch Over Me/Come To Me Bend To Me/By Myself/Last Night When We Were Young/Speak Low/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/Always/If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You/In The Still Of The Night/The Inch Worm/Spring Is Here

LPS-4039 - Make Way for Jean Dushon - Jean Dushon [1964] I'm Thru With Love/Best Is Yet To Come/Don't Explain/Hitch Hike/Night Song/More/Evenin'/Early One Morning/Lorna's Here/Baia/If Ever I Should Leave You

LPS-4040 - The Queen of Soul - Etta James [1965] Bobby Is His Name/I Wish Someone Would Care/That Man Belongs Back Here With Me/Somewhere Out There/Breaking Point//Flight 101/Loving You More Every Day/Do Right/I Worry About You/Mello Fellow

LPS-4041 - Dick Williams' Kids Sing for Big People (And Little People, Too) - Dick Williams [1965] Recorded at A&R Recording Studio, New York City, on October 12-14, 1964. Come Rain Or Come Shine/Sometimes I'm Happy/I'm In The Mood For Love/All Of Me/Some Of These Days/Nobody's Heart//My Blue Heaven/The Nearness Of You/That Old Feeling/It's The Talk Of The Town/After You've Gone/All By Myself

LP-4042 - The Blues, Volume 4 - Various Artists [1965] Billy's Blues, Part 2 - Billy Stewart/Last Night - Little Walter/Trouble Trouble - Lowell Fulson/My Baby's Got Soul - Larry Williams/Third Degree - Eddie Boyd/I Don't Know - Willie Mabon & His Combo//I'm A Little Mixed Up - Betty James/She's 19 Years Old - Muddy Waters/Flat Foot Sam - T.V. Slim/Boom Boom - Little Walter/I Guess I'm A Fool - Memphis Slim & House Rockers/Leave My Wife Alone - John Lee Hooker

LPS-4043 - Mixed Moods - Martin Yarbrough [1965] Down So Long/Ox driver's Song/Taste of Honey/63rd Street bag/Let Me soar/Corcovado/Good Old Blue/Farewell/Judy Samba/As I Rise/Take Me Round

LPS-4044 - Soul Sounds - Three Souls [1965] Recorded Ter Mar Recording Studio, Chicago Feb. 12, 1965 You're No Good/I Don't Want To Hear Any More/Dear Old Stockholm/Walk On By/Big Jim/A House Is Not A Home/Black Nile/Chittlins Con Carne/Armageddon

LPS-4045 - The Real George Kirby - George Kirby [1965] Joker/In the Wee Small Hours/Get Me to the Church/Feeling Good/I Was Doing All right/Black Coffee/No More/Music Maestro/This Is the Life/In a Shanty/Talk to Me/You're Nobody

LPS-4047 - Jammin' with the Windjammers - Windjammers [1965] At least promo versions of this LP were issued on Argo before the switch to Cadet. Recorded at Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, on June 24, 1965. It's Not Unusual/She Loves You/A Hard Day's Night/All My Loving/Von Ryan March/I'll Cry Instead//Don't Rain On My Parade/Albatross/Original Dixieland One-Step/Rosetta

Thanks to Thomas Pietruszak.

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