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Number - Release Date - Artist - Songs
At the start of 1968, Capitol's label design was the classic orange and yellow "swirl" label. If you're looking for stereo singles on the swirl label, forget it; they were all issued commercially in mono.
In March, 1969, Capitol changed the design for their singles label from the old "swirl" label to the new red "target" label. Immediately upon switching to the red target label, Capitol began issuing most of their commercial singles in stereo. The records were not released in catalog order, so the transition took place in that month between the catalog numbers 2434 (the first target label, Bert Sommer's "Hold The Light"/"She's Gone") and 2449 (the last swirl label - Kelly Gordon's "He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother"/"That's Life"). Of these, only 2434 and 2443-2448 were originally issued on the target label, while 2435-2442 and 2449 were all originally in mono on the swirl label. Of the target label releases, 2434, 2445, and 2447 were issued commercially in stereo, 2443 was released commercially in mono, 2444 was only issued on a stereo-marked promo that appears to play mono, and 2446 was unissued. All releases starting with Capitol 2450 were on the red target label.
Many of the Capitol promotional singles were not issued commercially, so the mono or stereo promo was all that was available. The listing below gives the commercial stereo chart singles from 3/69 to 12/70. Mono promo singles were still sometimes issued, primarily for country records, but the commercial counterparts were usually stereo. Exceptions to this rule for chart records are listed below.
The label design changed slightly to switch from the old "Capitol Dome" logo to a large black "target" logo in August, 1969. Capitol 2557, 2567, 2570, 2575, 2578, 2584, 2588, 2589, 2590, 2592 (all released in August, 1969) have the new logo, and all releases starting with 2595 have the new logo. Buddy Wayne's "Doin' Hard Time" (2594) is the last catalog number with the old oval "Capitol Dome" logo.
Capitol commercial chart singles released in stereo starting 3/69 (chart records in bold):
2448 - 3/69 - Charlie Louvin - Let's Put Our World Back Together/Heart Of Clay
2468 - 4/69 - Al Martino - Sausalito/Take My Hand For A While
2477 - 4/69 - Peggy Lee - Spinning Wheel/Lean On Me
2480 - 4/69 - Bob Seger System - Ivory/The Last Song (Love Needs To Be Loved)
2482 - 4/69 - Lettermen - Hurt So Bad/Catch The Wind
2485 - 5/69 - Buck Owens - Johnny B. Goode/Maybe If I Close My Eyes (It'll Go Away)
2486 - 4/69 - Sonny James - Running Bear/A Midnight Mood
2491 - 5/69 - Joe South - Leanin' On You/Don't You Be Ashamed
2494 - 4/69 - Glen Campbell - Where's The Playground Susie/Arkansas
2501 - 5/69 - Bobbie Gentry - Touch Em With Love/Casket Vignette
2502 - 5/69 - Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack - Farewell Love Scene/What Is A Youth (Love Theme)
2503 - 6/69 - Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues/Silver Wings
2505 - 6/69 - Johnny & Joanie Mosby - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me/Comparing Him With You
2506 - 5/69 - Terry Knight - Saint Paul/(The Legend Of) William And Mary
2512 - 6/69 - Ferlin Husky & The Hushpuppies - That's Why I Love You So Much/Forever Yours
2515 - 5/69 - Bettye Swann - Angel Of The Morning/No Faith No Love
2524 - 6/69 - Wanda Jackson - Everything's Leaving/You Created Me
2530 - 6/69 - Beach Boys - Break Away/Celebrate The News
2532 - 6/69 - Joe South - Birds Of A Feather/These Are Not My People
2541 - 6/69 - Tex Ritter - Growin' Up/A Letter To My Sons
2549 - 6/69 - Wynn Stewart & The Tourists - World-Wide Travelin' Man/Cry Baby
2550 - 7/69 - Lou Rawls - Your Good Thing Is About To End/Season Of The Witch
2555 - 7/69 - Nancy Wilson - Got It Together/One Soft Night
2557 - 8/69 - Quicksilver Messenger Service - Who Do You Love/Which Do You Love
2567 - 7/69 - Grand Funk Railroad - Time Machine/High On A Horse
2570 - 7/69 - Buck Owens - Tall Dark Stranger/Sing That Kind Of Song
2573 - 7/69 - Glen Campbell - True Grit/Hava Nagila
2576 - 7/69 - Bob Seger System - Noah/Lennie Johnson
2585 - 8/69 - Jean Shepard - Seven Lonely Days/Invisible Tears
2592 - 8/69 - Joe South & The Believers - Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home/Heart's Desire
2593 - 8/69 - Billie Jo Spears - Stepchild/Softly & Tenderly
2595 - 9/69 - Sonny James - Since I Met You Baby/Clinging To A Hope
2602 - 8/69 - Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is/Me And My Shadow [or I'm A Woman]
2605 - 8/69 - John Stewart - Armstrong/Anna On A Memory
2606 - 9/69 - Bettye Swann - Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)/Willie & Laura Mae Jones
2608 - 8/69 - Johnny & Joanie Mosby - I'll Never Be Free/The Pattern Of Our Lives
2612 - 8/69 - Charlie Louvin - Little Reasons/After Awhile
2614 - 9/69 - Wanda Jackson - My Big Iron Skillet/The Hunter
2626 - 9/69 - Merle Haggard & The Strangers - Okie From Muskogee/If I Had Left It Up To You
2629 - 9/69 - Don Rich & The Buckaroos - Nobody But You/Lay A Light On Me
2635 - 10/69 - The Band - Up On Cripple Creek/The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
2636 - 10/69 - Tony Sandler & Ralph Young - On Days Like These/Brazilian Love Song
2643 - 10/69 - Lettermen - Shangri-La/When Summer Ends
2644 - 10/69 - Nancy Wilson - Can't Take My Eyes Off You/Do You Know Why
2646 - 10/69 - Buck Owens - Big In Vegas/White Satin Bed
2647 - 9/69 - Hagers - Gotta Get To Oklahoma ( Cause California's Gettin' To Me)/Your Tender Loving Care
2648 - 10/69 - David Ingles - Johnny Let The Sunshine In/You're A Part Of This Man
2653 - 10/69 - Buddy Alan - Lodi/I Wanna Be Wild And Free
2657 - 10/69 - Wynn Stewart & The Tourists - Yours Forever/Goin' Steady
2659 - 10/69 - Glen Campbell - Try a Little Kindness/Lonely My Lonely Friend
2666 - 10/69 - Ferlin Husky - Every Step Of The Way/That's What I'd Do
2668 - 10/69 - Lou Rawls - I Can't Make It Alone/Make The World Go Away
2674 - 11/69 - Al Martino - I Started Loving You Again/Let Me Stay Awhile
2681 - 11/69 - Bobby Austin - For Your Love/(Leaning On) Your Everlasting Love
2690 - 12/69 - Billie Jo Spears - Daddy, I Love You/Look Out Your Window
2691 - 12/69 - Grand Funk Railroad - Mr. Limousine Driver/High Falootin' Woman
2692 - 12/69 - Freddie Hart - The Whole World Holding Hands/Without You
2693 - 12/69 - Wanda Jackson - Two Separate Bar Stools/Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
2696 - 12/69 - Peggy Lee - Whistle For Happiness/Something
2697 - 12/69 - Lettermen - Traces-Memories/For Once In My Life
2698 - 12/69 - Cannonball Adderly Quintet - Country Preacher/Hummin'
2699 - 12/69 - Al De Lory - I Wasn't Born To Follow/Oh, Calcutta
2700 - 12/69 - Sonny James - It's Just A Matter Of Time/This World Of Ours
2701 - 12/69 - Susan Raye - Put A Little Love In Your Heart/I've Carried This Torch Much Too Long
2703 - 12/69 - Charlie Louvin - Here's A Toast To Mama/Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart
2704 - 12/69 - Joe South & The Believers - Walk A Mile In My Shoes/Shelter
2705 - 2/70 - The Band - Rag Mama Rag/The Unfaithful Servant
2708 - 1/70 - Chaparral Brothers - Running From A Memory/Curly Brown
2710 - 1/70 - Gwen & Jerry Collins - Get Together/We're Not Bad
2715 - 1/70 - Buddy Alan - Big Mama's Medicine Show/When A Man Can't Call His Home A Home
2718 - 1/70 - Glen Campbell - Honey Come Back/Where Do You Go
2719 - 1/70 - Merle Haggard & The Strangers - The Fightin' Side Of Me/Every Fool Has A Rainbow
2721 - 1/70 - Peggy Lee - Love Story/My Old Flame
2730 - 1/70 - Johnny & Joanie Mosby - Third World/You Go Back To Your World (And I'll Go Back To Mine)
2731 - 2/70 - Buck Owens & Susan Raye - We're Gonna Get Together/Everybody Needs Somebody
2732 - 1/70 - Grand Funk Railroad - Heartbreaker/Please Don't Worry
2734 - 2/70 - Lou Rawls - You've Made Me So Very Happy/Let's Burn Down The Cornfield
2738 - 2/70 - Anne Murray - Snowbird/Just Bidin' My Time
2740 - 2/70 - Hagers - Loneliness Without You/Give It Time
2742 - 3/70 - Jack Wild - Some Beautiful/Picture Of You
2745 - 2/70 - Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell - All I Have To Do Is Dream/Less Of Me
2751 - 3/70 - Wynn Stewart & The Tourists - You Don't Care What Happens To Me/Young As Spring
2755 - 3/70 - Joe South - Children/Clock Up On The Wall
2761 - 3/70 - Wanda Jackson - A Woman Lives For Love/What Have We Done
2765 - 4/70 - Beach Boys - Cottonfields (mono)/The Nearest Faraway Place (stereo)
2768 - 3/70 - Freddie Hart - One More Mountain To Climb/Just Another Girl
2774 - 3/70 - Lettermen - Hang On Sloopy/For Love
2778 - 4/70 - Merle Haggard & The Strangers - Street Singer/Mexican Rose
2780 - 3/70 - Dick Curless - Big Wheel Cannonball/I Miss a Lot Of Trains
2782 - 3/70 - Sonny James - My Love/Blue For You
2783 - 5/70 - Buck Owens & The Buckaroos - The Kansas City Song/I'd Love To Be Your Man
2784 - 4/70 - Buddy Alan - Down In New Orleans/I've Never Had A Dream Come True Before
2787 - 3/70 - Glen Campbell - Oh Happy Day/Someone Above
2788 - 4/70 - Bobbie Gentry - He Made A Woman Out Of Me/Billy The Kid
2791 - 4/70 - Buck Owens & Susan Raye - Togetherness/Fallin' For You
2792 - 3/70 - Gordon Terry - The Ballad Of J.C./Untanglin' My Mind
2796 - 3/70 - Johnny & Joanie Mosby - I'm Leavin' It Up To You/If It's Left Up To Me
2801 - 4/70 - Edward Bear - You, Me and Mexico/Sinking Ship
2803 - 4/70 - Hagers - Goin' Home To Your Mother/I'm Not Going Back To Jackson
2811 - 5/70 - Al DeLory - Song From M*A*S*H/Feeling Of Love
2817 - 5/70 - Peggy Lee - You'll Remember Me/Have You Seen My Baby
2820 - 5/70 - Lettermen - She Cried/For Love
2824 - 5/70 - Charlie Louvin - Come And Get It Mama/Is Home Sweet Home
2831 - 5/70 - Nancy Wilson - This Girl Is A Woman Now/Trip With Me
2833 - 5/70 - Susan Raye - One Night Stand/She Don't Deserve You Anymore
2834 - 5/70 - Sonny James - Don't Keep Me Hangin' On/Woodbine Valley
2838 - 5/70 - Merle Haggard & The Strangers - Jesus, Take A Hold/No Reason To Quit
2839 - 5/70 - Freddie Hart - Fingerprints/I Can't Keep My Hands Off Of You
2843 - 6/70 - Glen Campbell - Everything A Man Could Ever Need/Norwood (Me And My Guitar)
2844 - 6/70 - Billie Jo Spears - Marty Gray/True Love
2848 - 7/70 - Dick Curless - Hard, Hard Traveling Man/Winter's Comin' On Again
2856 - 7/70 - Lou Rawls - Bring It On Home/Can You Dig It (Monologue)-Take Me For What I Am
2865 - 7/70 - Johnny & Joanie Mosby - My Happiness/Let Your Sun Shine On Me
2868 - 7/70 - Jack Wild - Wait For Summer/Melody
2870 - 9/70 - The Band - Time To Kill/The Shape I'm In
2871 - 7/70 - Buck Owens & Susan Raye - The Great White Horse/Your Tender Loving Care
2872 - 7/70 - Wanda Jackson - Who Shot John/Stop The World
2877 - 7/70 - Grand Funk Railroad - Closer To Home/Aimless Lady
2878 - 8/70 - Steve Miller Band - Going To The Country/Never Kill Another Man
2883 - 8/70 - Karen Kelly - Let Me Go, Lover/Susie's Toys
2886 - 8/70 - Hotlegs - Neanderthal Man/You Didn't Like It, Because You Didn't Think Of It [see note 3]
2887 - 8/70 - Hagers - Silver Wings/Flowers Need Sun Too
2888 - 8/70 - Wynn Stewart - It's A Beautiful Day/Prisoner On The Run
2891 - 9/70 - Merle Haggard & The Strangers - I Can't Be Myself/Sidewalks Of Chicago
2895 - 9/70 - Roy Rogers - Money Can't Buy Love/You & Me Against The World
2905 - 8/70 - Glen Campbell - It's Only Make Believe/Pave Your Way Into Tomorrow
2910 - 9/70 - Peggy Lee - One More Ride On The Merry-Go-Round/Pieces Of Dreams
2914 - 9/70 - Sonny James - Endlessly/Happy Memories
2915 - 9/70 - Charlie Louvin & Melba Montgomery - Something To Brag About/Let's Help Each Other Forget (Then Let's Forget Each Other
2916 - 9/70 - Joe South - Why Does A Man Do What He Has To Do/Be A Believer
2920 - 9/70 - Quicksilver Messenger Service - Fresh Air/Freeway Flyer
2928 - 10/70 - Buddy Alan & Don Rich - Cowboy Convention/We're All Gonna Get Together
2933 - 10/70 - Freddie Hart - California Grapevine/What's Wrong With Your Head, Fred
2934 - 10/70 - Nancy Wilson - Now I'm A Woman/The Real Me
2935 - 10/70 - Dunn & McCashen - Alright In The City/Man On The Corner
2938 - 10/70 - Lettermen - Hey, Girl/Worlds
2945 - 10/70 - Steve Miller Band - Steve Miller's Midnight Tango/Going To Mexico
2946 - 11/70 - Bugaloos - For A Friend/The Senses Of Our World
2947 - 10/70 - Buck Owens - I Wouldn't Live In New York City (If They Gave Me The Whole Dang Town)/No Milk & Honey In Baltimore
2949 - 11/70 - Dick Curless - Drag Em Off The Interstate, Sock It To Em, J.P. Blues/Drop Some Silver In The Juke Box
2950 - 11/70 - Susan Raye - Willy Jones/I'll Love You Forever (If You're Sure You'll Want Me Then
2956 - 10/70 - Al Martino - True Love Is Greater Than Friendship/The Call
2957 - 10/70 - Yellow Hand - Down To The Wire/God Knows I Love You
2964 - 10/70 - Billie Jo Spears - I Stayed Long Enough/Come On Home
2972 - 10/70 - Charlie Louvin - Sittin' Bull/It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing)
2986 - 11/70 - Wanda Jackson - Fancy Satin Pillows/Why Don't We Love Like That Anymore
2988 - 11/70 - Anne Murray - Sing High–Sing Low/Days Of The Looking Glass
2994 - 12/70 - Anita Carter - Tulsa Country/Where Is The Start Of Lonely
2995 - 11/70 - Grand Funk Railroad - Mean Mistreater/Mark Say's Alright
2997 - 12/70 - Junior Parker - Drownin' On Dry Land/Rivers Invitation
3000 - 12/70 - Wynn Stewart - Heavenly/You're No Secret Of Mine
3005 - 12/70 - Stoney Edwards - A Two-Dollar Toy/An Old Mule's Hip
3009 - 12/70 - Bloodrock - D.O.A./Children's Heritage
3010 - 12/70 - Buddy Alan - Lookin' Out My Back Door/Corn Liquor
3012 - 12/70 - Hagers - I'm Miles Away/Loony Caboose
3014 - 12/70 - McGuinness Flint - When I'm Dead And Gone/Lazy Afternoon
3020 - 12/70 - Lettermen - Everything Is Good About You/It's Over
Chart records after 3/69 released in mono:
2436 - 3/69 - Billie Jo Spears - Mr. Walker, It's All Over/Tips & Tables [swirl]
2473 - 4/69 - Patti Drew - The Love That A Woman Should Give To A Man/Save The Last Dance For Me
2522 - 6/69 - Tennessee Ernie Ford - Honey-Eyed Girl/Good Morning, Dear
2678 - 10/69 - Art Linkletter - We Love You, Call Collect/Dear Mom & Dad [with Daughter Diane]
2746 - 2/70 - Al Martino - Can't Help Falling In Love/You're All The Woman That I Need
2747 - 2/70 - Cashman, Pistilli & West - Goodbye Jo/She Never Looked Better
2748 - 2/70 - Bob Seger System - Lucifer/Big River
2767 - 3/70 - Linda Ronstadt - Will You Love Me Tomorrow/Lovesick Blues
2815 - 5/70 - Tex Ritter - Green Green Valley/God Bless America Again
2830 - 5/70 - Al Martino - Walking In The Sand/One More Mile (And Darlin', I'll Be Home) [see note 4]
2846 - 6/70 - Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time/Nobodys
2849 - 6/70 - Bobbie Gentry - Apartment 21/Seasons Come Seasons Go
1. Linda Ronstadt's "The Long Way Around", first issued in mono on the swirl label , was eventually reissued in 1971 on the target label in stereo .
2. Other swirl singles, for example the Beach Boys' "I Can Hear Music" , were reissued with the target label, but remained in mono. "I Can Hear Music" was eventually reissued as a stereo single in 1974 on Brother/Reprise RPS 1310.
3. Some copies of Capitol 2886, "Neanderthal Man" by Hotlegs, are marked "Stereo" and some aren't. In any case, the song is basically mono except for a couple of stereo effects. All copies play stereo.
4. Both the promo and the Canadian commercial copies of Capitol 2830 are stereo, but the US commercial 45 is mono.
Apple singles had the iconic green apple label, with the A-sides having the intact apple while the B-sides were the apple sliced in half. When stereo was introduced to these singles in April, 1969, they were clearly marked as such. Due to contract restrictions, the Beatles themselves released Apple singles using the Capitol catalog sequence, while "non-Beatles" acts used Apple's 1800 series. John Lennon recorded as the Plastic Ono Band and variants, allowing him to use the 1800 series.
1805 - 10/70 - James Taylor - Carolina On My Mind/Something's Wrong [reissue - see note 1]|
1806 - 4/69 - Mary Hopkin - Goodbye/Sparrow
1807 - 6/69 - Jackie Lomax - New Day/Thumbin' A Ride
1809 - 7/69 - Plastic Ono Band - Give Peace a Chance/Remember Love
1810 - 8/69 - Radha Krishna Temple - 8/69 - Hare Krishna Mantra/Prayer To The Spiritual Masters
1811 - 9/69 - Trash - Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight/Trash Can [see note 2]
1813 - 10/69 - Plastic Ono Band - Cold Turkey/Don't Worry Kyoko
1814 - 10/69 - Billy Preston - Everything's All Right/I Want To Thank You
1815 - 1/70 - Badfinger - Come And Get It/Rock Of All Ages
1817 - 2/70 - Billy Preston - All That I've Got (I'm Gonna Give It To You)/As I Get Older
1818 - 1/70 - John Ono Lennon (with the Plastic Ono Band) - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)/Who Has Seen The Wind?
1819 - 3/70 - Jackie Lomax - How The Web Was Woven/(I) Fall Inside Your Eyes
1820 - 3/70 - Doris Troy - Ain't That Cute/Vaya Con Dios
1821 - 3/70 - Radha Krishna Temple - Govinda/Govinda Jai Jai
1822 - 10/70 - Badfinger - No Matter What/Carry On Till Tomorrow
1823 - 6/70 - Mary Hopkin - Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)/Fields Of St. Etienne
1824 - 9/70 - Doris Troy - Jacob's Ladder/Get Back
1825 - 10/70 - Mary Hopkin - Think About Your Children/Heritage
1826 - 12/70 - Billy Preston - My Sweet Lord/Little Girl
1827 - 12/70 - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - Mother [A-side mono]//Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band - Why
Apple label using Capitol numbering sequence:
2490 - 4/69 - Beatles with Billy Preston - Get Back/Don't Let Me Down
2531 - 6/69 - Beatles - The Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe
2654 - 10/69 - Beatles - Something/Come Together
2764 - 3/70 - Beatles - Let It Be/You Know My Name (Look Up My Number) [B-side mono]
2832 - 5/70 - Beatles - The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue
2969 - 10/70 - Ringo Starr - Beaucoups Of Blues/Coochy-Coochy
2995 - 11/70 - George Harrison - My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity (7:10)
1. Apple 1805 was originally issued March 3, 1969, in mono, with a different flip side ("Taking It In").
2. Apple 1811 was reissued as "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight" October 26, 1970.
Amaret was an independent label out of Hollywood that was distributed by Capitol during the 1968-70 period. During that time, they released no commercial stereo singles. They did, however, release at least one mono/stereo promo single. They began releasing stereo commercial singles in mid-1971 (lower left).
Mono/Stereo promotional single (commercial catalog number):|
DJ3111 - 11/69 - New Life - All Aboard (M/S) 45-115
Blue Thumb started releasing stereo singles with BLU 112, Dave Mason's "World In Changes," in April, 1970 (top left). The next single (by Bossa Rio) was mono, and the one after that (BLU 114) was stereo but not marked as such.
During the summer, 1970, Blue Thumb entered into a one-year deal with Capitol Records to distribute their product. Blue Thumb had a bunch of singles in the pipeline, and Capitol's promotional department took one of these, "Ride A White Swan" by Tyrannosaurus Rex (later T. Rex) and added it as a bonus disc (bottom left) to their then-current album, A Beard of Stars, to try to boost sales. The original album [BTS-18, released March, 1970], had a gatefold cover but no bonus disc. The Capitol-distributed BTS- 8818 (August, 1970), which also had a gatefold cover, had a sticker on the front alerting the buyer of "Bonus - Ride a White Swan." Later pressings omitted the bonus 45.
BLU 112 - 4/70 - Dave Mason - World In Changes/Can't Stop Worrying, Can't Stop Loving|
BLU 114 - 7/70 - Dave Mason - Only You Know And I Know/Sad And Deep As You [see note 1]
Note: At this point, distribution changes from independent to Capitol Records. The catalog numbering changes but the last three digits of the sequence are retained.
SP-6115/6 - 8/70 - Tyrannosaurus Rex - Ride A White Swan/Is It Love [see note 2]
7116 - 10/70 - Love - Keep On Shining/The Everlasting First
7117 - 11/70 - Dave Mason - Satin Red And Black Velvet Woman/Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave
7118 - 11/70 - Gabor Szabo - (They Long To Be) Close To You/Love Theme From Sparticus
7119 - 11/70 - Donato - The Frog/Cade Jodel
7121 - 12/70 - Tyrannosaurus Rex - Ride A White Swan/Summertime Blues [see notes 2, 3]
Blue Thumb Notes:
1. BLU 114 is not marked stereo.
2. In addition to the commercial copy of "Ride A White Swan" , the single was a bonus disc with the album Beard of Stars after Capitol took over distribution. These bonus copies are marked "BONUS NOT FOR SALE", and are numbered SP-6115 on the "Swan" side and SP-6116 on the "Is It Love" side. Some copies also have the commercial record nimber (7121) in parentheses at the bottom of the label below the SP- number (see bottom left photo).
3. Some early commercial copies of 7121 have "Is It Love" as the flip side.
4. BLU 113 was mono.
5. 7120 was not issued.
The Chips label was Chips Moman's label. It was part of the AGP labels out of Memphis, and distributed by Capitol (and used their numbering system). They released six singles from May to November, 1970. Shortly after the final single, Moman moved to Nashville where he continued his success in the music business.
2958 - 11/70 - Bobby Meyers - (I Ain't Got) No Lovin'/Blue Horizon [see note 1]|
2987 - 11/70 - Ronnie Milsap - A Rose By Any Other Name (Is Still A Rose)/Sermonette
1. Possibly promo only.
Fame Records started in 1962 as an independent located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. For a brief time in 1963-64, they were distributed by Vee-Jay, then for two years starting from November, 1965, Fame was distributed by Atco. They released no singles from September, 1967, until they re-emerged in May, 1969, distributed by Capitol. Starting in 1972, Fame was distributed by United Artists.
During the 1969-70 period, we found no commercial or promotional stereo singles. Fame began issuing stereo singles in 1971.
HOT BISCUIT DISC COMPANY|
Hot Biscuit was a Capitol-distributed label that operated for about a year in 1967-68. We found no stereo singles, either commercial or promotional, for this label.
Invictus was a Holland-Dozier-Holland label that started in 1969. We found no stereo singles, either promotional or commercial, for the label in 1969 or 1970. In fact, we found none until the label stopped releasing singles in 1972.
1-2-3 Records (sometimes 1+2+3 Records) was a label which specialized in music of the Southeast, including the "Beach Music" club scene in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It was a subsidiary of Capitol Records.
1-2-3 started issuing stereo singles with their seventh single (1706) at the start of 1969. The missing numbers below are all thought to be mono releases.
The first 17 releases had a label design oddity, in that the song title was at the far left, and the artist at the bottom as is customary. With release #1718, they changed to the more conventional design. The promos and corresponding commercial copies we have seen were the same as far as stereo content.
1706 - 1/69 - Norma Shearer - Something I'll Remember/No Hard Feelings|
1707 - 2/69 - Ray Whitley - Don't Throw Your Love To The Wind/Underdose Of Faith
1712 - 6/69 - Wilbur Walton Jr. & The James Gang - Bed Of Roses/Delicate Women
1718 - 8/69 - Jerry Puckett - Hallelujah/All I'm Living For
1722 - 11/69 - Playboys Of Edinburg - Let's Get Back To Rock And Roll/Homemade Cookin' [see note 1]
1723 - 1/70 - Swinging Medallions - We're Gonna Hate Ourselves In The Morning/It's Alright (You're Just In Love)
1725 - 4/70 - Tommy Stuart & The Rubberband - Your Man Done Gone/Peekin' Through Your Window
1726 - 6/70 - Tams - Too Much Foolin' Around/How Long Love
1727 - 7/70 - Pat Peterman - Love The Way You Do Your Thing/You Gonna Reap It
1729 - 8/70 - Playboys Of Edinburg - La Bamba/Happy Train
1732 - 12/70 - Swinging Medallions - Rollin' Rovin' River/Don't Let Your Feet Touch The Ground
1. Not marked stereo on label, but has stereo master number.
Shelter began in mid-1970. Its first single was distributed by Blue Thumb, but when the latter almost immediately became distributed by Capitol, Shelter moved to Capitol distribution, also. There were only three singles issued in 1970, with only one of these  issued in stereo. Starting in 1971, singles were routinely in stereo.
Commercial stereo single:|
7301 - 11/70 - Don Nix - Amos Burke/Golden Mansions
Promotional stereo single:
SPRO-6062/3 - 11/70 - Don Nix - Amos Burke (M/S)
Tower was a subsidiary of Capitol Records that specialized in soundtrack music, especially rock soundtracks. Capitol discontinued the imprint at the end of 1969, but just before that, they released two stereo singles.
Promotional stereo single:|
492 - 7/69 - Changing Colours - Da-Da-Da-Da (M/S)
Commercial stereo singles:
515 - 10/69 - Billy Strange Orchestra & Berlin Symphony - De Sade (Main Title)/Nocturne Permission
519 - 12/69 - Angel, Angel Down We Go - Angel, Angel Down We Go/Hey, Hey, Hey And A Heigh Ho
WE MAKE ROCK'N ROLL RECORDS|
This short-lived label existed for a few months in 1968, put out five singles, and was distributed by Capitol. We found no stereo singles, either commercial or promotional, for this label.