Album Discographies
By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, Patrice Eyries, Randy Watts and Tim Neely

Last update: April 22, 2014





The discographies presented here represent a lot of original research, some of which we did some time ago, well before the internet was a possibility, along with a lot of more recent research.

I started on album discographies because of my interest in stereo (which was mostly on albums, of course), and because there just weren't any good album discographies out there that had the kinds of information I needed. Mainly, this data has been sitting around in my files for years, and I finally decided to put it to good use by posting it for all to use and enjoy.

TimRandyPatriceDaveMike In mid-1997, Both Sides Now was fortunate to add the research capabilities and perseverence of David Edwards of Ohio. Dave and I were joined in late 1999 by Patrice Eyries of France, another discographer with considerable research ability. In 2007, we were joined by another serious and hardworking discographer, Randy Watts of New Orleans, and in October, 2010, well-known discographer Tim Neely joined the group. Dave, Patrice, Randy and Tim are responsible for providing most of the basic discographical information in the Discography Section, while I concentrate on adding to the stories, discographies and album scans. We will usually work on a label for some time and then post it when we've reached a point where we've run out of handy information. Readers and Internet friends then add to the information, so each discography is a work in progress. We have also been helped a great deal by "discography consultants" such as the late Bob Hyde, who have done a lot of work on certain discographies. The date of the most recent update is usually on the top of each discography page, and also on the left in the listing below.

The info you'll find here was obtained mostly by the "Brute Force Method," which involves getting and listening to the albums when possible, combing original sources of LP listings, looking through used record stores, and the like. We have tried to list the tracks in the order they appear on the album, with a double slash ("//") indicating a change of side. This was not always possible, however, as sometimes we just have a list of tracks. We also list the stereo content where available. Each song is noted as being mono (M), true stereo (S), or electronically rechanneled (fake stereo) (E).

Chart information was taken from Joel Whitburn's The Billboard Albums, which reflect the US Billboard charts from 1956 to 2005. Joel has been the ultimate source on chart positions since his first little orange book in 1970. If you haven't done so already, we'd suggest you click here to visit his web site.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to these discographies, as well as help with other discographies you would like to see listed here. We would also appreciate posting the album discographies of other collectors and researchers (with proper credit given, of course). At this time, except for stereo single discographies, we are not planning to post singles discographies. Please send your comments to us via e-mail, or use the e- mail link on each discography page.

New: Because the list of labels is almost endless, and it takes a lot of time to research, format, and find cover scans for individual albums, you will find three different types of discographies here. First, there are the "finished" discographies, which include scans of the individual album covers. (We say "finished" in quotes because there are always additions and corrections sent in by readers.) Second, there are discographies that are finished in every sense except the album cover scans. Both of these will be on blue-background pages. The third type of discography, one we've recently added due to the overwhelming work load of preparing these "finished" pages, is the "Preview Discography." Preview discographies appear on green-background pages, and have links to .pdf files with the basic research only, without any of the "prettier" aspects of the finished pages. We have done this due to the huge backlog of labels we have partly researched. The discography page as it stands now has taken over fourteen years of research and internet formatting, and the huge amount of work facing us with the remaining labels will only delay this new information getting into the hands of users. Consider the "Preview Discographies" as "under construction."

IMPORTANT: Our discography listings are provided for your research and information. We are not a catalog, we are not affiliated with any record company, we are not a record/CD store, nor are we a record or CD search service. We cannot find the records listed in our discographies for you. E- mails asking us to sell records listed in our discographies, or to find records for people, will be ignored. We are sorry to have to say this, but getting 50 e-mails a day asking us to find records for people is not fun. I know, I've tried to answer these in the past. But if folks can't be bothered to read our FAQ page, which has tips for finding records and everything we know on the subject, and can't be bothered to put the effort into finding their own items, then neither can I be bothered to answer your e-mail. Fair enough? Any other on-topic correspondence is welcome. Mike Callahan

All discographies are copyright 1997-2014 by Mike Callahan. All rights reserved. These are free for your information, and you may make one hard copy for your own personal use. Other than personal use, these discographies may not be reproduced in any form or media whatsoever without expressed permission from us. We are usually very lenient on this matter (cross-links to other sites are fine), but please ask beforehand!




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We have added a search capability for the discographies and all the other 400+ pages on this site. For a search, just type the keyword or keywords in the box below. For artists names or songs with more than one word, put them in quotes, e.g., "Jan & Dean" or "Dead Man's Curve". Remember, the discographies usually list groups using an ampersand (&) instead of "and", and almost never use "The" in front of a group's name.

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The individual discographies are listed by label name. Please click on the links below for the appropriate labels.

04-20-14------ Discographies: Labels A-C
04-20-14------ Discographies: Labels D-K
04-22-14------ Discographies: Labels L-R
04-06-14------ Discographies: Labels S-Z



The Stereo Singles Project: History and Discography of 7" stereo singles and Little LPs

03-23-14------ History of the early stereo 45s, 33s
03-23-14------ Part 1: Stereo 45s (1958-1961): All labels
03-16-14------ Part 2: Stereo-33 Singles (1959-1964): All labels
04-22-14------ Part 3: Little LPs (Jukebox EPs): All labels



The Label Stories:

A&M Records Story Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss
Aladdin Records Story Leo & Eddie Mesner
Atlantic Records Story Ahmet & Nesuhi Ertegun, Herb Abramson, Jerry Wexler
Buddah/Kama Sutra Story Artie Ripp, Neil Bogart
Cadence Records Story Archie Bleyer
Carlton Records Story Joe Carlton
Chess/Checker Story Phil and Leonard Chess
Del-Fi/Donna/Mustang/Selma Story Bob Keane
Dot Records Story Randy Wood
Duke/Peacock/Backbeat Story Don Robey
Dunhill Records Story Lou Adler
End/Rama/Gone Story George Goldner
Fire/Fury Story Bobby Robinson
Imperial Story Lew Chudd
Jubilee/Josie/Gross Story Herb Abramson and Jerry Blaine
Jewel/Paula/Ronn Story Stan Lewis
King Label Story Sydney Nathan
Laurie Story Schwartz Brothers
Liberty Records Story Si Waronker, Al Bennett
MGM Records Story
Modern/RPM/Crown/Kent Story Bihari Brothers
Motown Story Berry Gordy
Musicor Records Story Aaron Schroeder, Art Talmadge, Pappy Dailey
Roulette Records Story Morris Levy
Scepter/Wand Records Story Florence Greenberg
Screen Gems Story
Smash Records Story Shelby Singleton
Specialty Records Story Art Rupe
Starday Records Story Pappy Daily, Jack Starnes, Don Pierce
Stax/Volt Story Jim Stewart
Sue Records Story Juggy Murray
Sun Records Story Sam Phillips
TK Records Story Henry Stone
Tops/Mayfair label Story Carl Doshay
Vee-Jay Story James Bracken & Vivian Carter



There are many other jazz-related album discographies on Michael Fitzgerald's web page. To go there, just click on the highlighted link.


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