Vee-Jay Album Discography, Part 7:
Vee-Jay International, Part 1 (Vee-Jay Reissues)

by Mike Callahan and David Edwards
Last update: January 2, 2007







VEE-JAY II (1972-1978)

Vee Jay International was the second Vee-Jay entity. Their story is on the Vee-Jay International Story page.

Randy Wood and Betty Chiappetta bought Vee-Jay from the bankruptcy trustee in 1967. Both had been long-time employees of Vee-Jay before the bankruptcy, Wood in sales and management, and Chiappetta in finance. The new company was called Vee-Jay International, and is sometimes known as "Vee-Jay II". For the first several years, up to about 1970 or so, the new company could barely survive on some leases to reissue companies like Springboard (Upfront/Trip), Sunsetm and Buddah (see Part 6: Vee-Jay International Licensees, 1967-1970). They issued little on the Vee-Jay imprint itself.

1975 Vee-Jay Catalog In the early 1970s, Vee-Jay International had accumulated a little cash from its licensing, and began pressing and re-issuing the back catalog from Vee-Jay. This was done using the same artwork as the original albums, but the fact that they were reissues could be surmised from the label and the Los Angeles address on the back cover of many of the reissues. In 1975, I visited the offices of Vee-Jay International, which were located at 131 East Magnolia Boulevard in Los Angeles. I spoke with Nicki, who was running the office, and she gave me the current Vee-Jay "Schedule of New Releases" catalog, which was an eight-page mimeographed document made up of four sheets of different color paper. There was no date on it, so it was unclear whether the albums were already released or were scheduled to be released. There were plenty of copies of various re-issue albums with the glossy brackets label lying around the office, as well as cardboard boxes containing master tapes (!!?).

The Vee-Jay International early reissues used a plain black label with the brackets logo and silver print, but without the rainbow band around the edge of the label.


Reissues from Vee-Jay International during the 1967-1972 period had a plain label. At far left is the label most often seen on these reissues. It has a glossy black label with silver print, with the Vee-Jay "brackets" logo at the top. The label designation of mono or stereo was often correct, but the album covers often had the stereo banner or a stereo sticker whether the album inside was stereo or not. At near left is a variation of the early Vee-Jay International label, using a flat black label instead of the glossy finish.

Reissues from Vee-Jay International during the 1973-1975 period (far left) had a dark red label with the graphics of the old Vee-Jay "script label" and a designation of "Vintage Series" to denote that the album was a reissue. The 1977 and later reissues used the orange Vee-Jay International "globe label" that was also used during those years for new release series. Even though these labels clearly differentiated these reissues from the originals (they both stated they were manufactured by Vee-Jay International on the bottom of the label), the records were sometimes sealed inside an original jacket that could not be differentiated from it's 1960s issue.



The following is a list of albums known to have been reissued by Vee-Jay International during this period. Collectors should check these records carefully if stereo is desired. The quality of the pressings was usually excellent, though, made from the original stampers or masters. Many, but not all, of these reissues can be identified by the address on the back cover of the album: "For Free Catalog Write: VEE-JAY RECORDS, P.O. Box 69216, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90069." This is noted below as the "Los Angeles address." We have put what information we know about the pop series below, but have merely listed the Jazz and Gospel reissues, since we know much less about those.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Vee-Jay Records or Vee-Jay International. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and Follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 1981, 1997, 1999, 2006 by Mike Callahan.

VEE-JAY ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY, PART 7

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Vee-Jay International Reissues of Original Vee-Jay Albums:

LP-1004 - I'm Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed [1971?] Reissue, with "stereo" in the upper left of the cover, is actually mono. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band. Los Angeles address on back of the jacket. Honest I Do/Go On To School/My First Plea/Boogie In The Dark/You Got Me Crying/Ain't That Lovin' You Baby//You Got Me Dizzy/Little Rain/Can't Stand To See You Go/Roll And Rhumba/You're Something Else/You Don't Have To Go

LP-1007 - I'm John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker [1971?] Reissue, with "stereo" printed on the cover in the upper right, is actually mono. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band. Los Angeles address on back cover. Dimples/Hobo Blues/I'm So Excited/I Love You Honey/Boogie Chillun/Little Wheel//I'm In The Mood/Maudie/Crawlin' King Snake/Every Night/Time Is Marching/Baby Lee

LP-1008 - Rockin' with Reed - Jimmy Reed [1971?] Reissue, with "stereo" printed on the cover, is actually mono. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band. Los Angeles address on back cover. Going To New York/A String To Your Heart/Ends And Odds/Caress Me Baby/Take Out Some Insurance/The Moon Is Rising//Down In Virginia/I Know It's A Sin/Wanna Be Loved/Baby, What's On Your Mind/My Bitter Seed/Rockin' With Reed

LP-1010 - Oh, What a Nite - Dells [1971?] Cover has "stereo" printed in the upper right, but record plays mono throughout. Oh What A Nite/Time Makes You Change/Dry Your Eyes/Baby Open Up Your Heart/Moving On/Zing Zing Zing//Why Do You Have To Go/Jo Jo/Pain In My Heart/I Wanna Go Home/Dreams Of Contentment/Dance, Dance, Dance

LP-1012 - Memphis Slim at the Gate of Horn - Memphis Slim [1971?] Cover has "stereo" in the upper right, although record plays mono. Vee-Jay rainbow brackets label. The Come Back/Steppin' Out/Blue And Lonesome/Beer Drinkin' Woman/Slim's Blues/Gotta Find My Baby//Messin' Around/Wish Me Well/My Gal Keeps Me Crying/Lend Me Your Love/Sassy Mae/Mother Earth

LP-1020 - The Blues - Various Artists [1971?] Cover has a "stereo" sticker pasted on it, but the record is mono. Flat black brackets label with no rainbow band. No address on back cover. Hands Off Him - Priscilla Bowman/You Don't Have To Go - Jimmy Reed/Just A Little Bit - Roscoe Gordon/Dimples - John Lee Hooker/You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison/Ain't That Lovin' You Baby - Jimmy Reed//I Wish You Would - Billy Boy (Arnold)/Messin' Around - Memphis Slim/Do What I Say - J.B. Lenoir/Cryin' For My Baby - Harold Burrage/Coming Home - Elmore James/Kansas City - Jimmy Witherspoon

LP-1025 - Jimmy Reed ...Now Appearing - Jimmy Reed [1972?] Reissue has "stereo" printed just below the logo on the front, but the album is actually mono. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band. No address on back cover. Close Together/Got Me Chasing You/Wanta Be With You/Jimmy's Rock/Tell The World I Do//You Know You're Looking Good/I've Got The Blues/Laughing At The Blues/Down The Road/Ain't Gonna Cry No More/You're My Baby

2SR-1035 - Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall - Jimmy Reed [1972?] (2-LP set) Stereo content of the reissue is not known. Disc 1: Bright Lights Big City/I'm Mr. Luck/What's Wrong Baby/Found Joy/Kind Of Lonesome//Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth/Tell Me You Love Me/Blue Carnegie/I'm A Love You/Hold Me Close/Blue Blue Water; Disc 2:Baby What You Want Me To Do/You Don't Have To Go/Hush-Hush/Found Love/Honest I Do/You Got Me Dizzy//Big Boss Man/Take Out Some Insurance/Boogie In The Dark/Going To New York/Ain't That Lovin' Baby/The Sun Is Shining

SR-1039 - Best of Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed [1972?] Reissue of one of the two discs of SR-1035 as a single disc. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band. Los Angeles address on back cover. Although this album is from the stereo master, it sounds like someone rechanneled the whole album, anyway, as there is much more reverb here than on SR-1035. Strangely, two of the songs just end by cutting the tape off, rather than a fade. Baby What You Want Me To Do (S, no fade at end, as tape runs out abruptly)/You Don't Have To Go (E)/Hush-Hush (S)/Found Love (S)/Honest I Do (E)/You Got Me Dizzy (E)//Big Boss Man (S, tape runs out at end)/Take Out Some Insurance (S)/Boogie In The Dark (E)/Going To New York (E)/Ain't that Lovin' Baby (E)/The Sun Is Shining (E)

SR-1040 - Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler [1970?] Reissue is mono in a stereo jacket. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band, and possibly also issued using other labels, but no rainbow band. Unlike the true stereo original, the jacket does not have the blurb at the top of the back slick that starts, "Important Notice...This is a stereophonic record...", nor does the record have the stamped stereo matrix numbers in the runout groove area. Duke Of Earl/Stand By Me/Festival Of Love/Daddy's Home/I Wake Up Crying/Turn On Your Love Light//Nite Owl/I'll Follow You/Big Lie/Kissin' In The Kitchen/So Many Ways/Lonely Island

SR-1046 - Moon River - Jerry Butler [197?] Stereo and label information not available. Moon River/Someone To Watch Over Me/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/Rainbow Valley/Where Do I Turn/I Found A Love//Couldn't Go To Sleep/Butterfly/The Challenge/No End or Time/Lost Without You/September Song

SR-1047 - The Best of Dee Clark - Dee Clark [1972?] Surprisingly, although both the label and the matrix number indicate this album should be the mono master, it is all true stereo like the original stereo version. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band. No address on back. Nobody But You (S)/Hey Little Girl (S, fades early relative to the 45)/Just Keep It Up (S)/Portrait Of My Love (S)/How About That (S)/Blues Get Off My Shoulder (S)//Raindrops (S)/Your Friends (S)/If It Wasn't For Love (S)/You're Lookin' Good (S)/When I'll Call On You (S)/The Time Has Come (S)

SR-1048 - The Best of Jerry Butler - Jerry Butler [1972?] Reissue is stereo like the original pressing. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band. No address on back. He Will Break Your Heart (S)/For You Precious Love [with the Impressions](S)/Come Back My Love (E)/Rainbow Valley (S)/I'm A Telling You (S)/A Lonely Soldier (S)//Moon River (S)/Find Another Girl (S)/Aware Of Love (S)/The Gift Of Love (E)/Where Do I Turn (S)/Couldn't Go To Sleep (S)

SR-1049 - The Best of John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker [1971?] Cover says "stereophonic," but record inside is mono. Glossy black brackets label with no rainbow band. Chicago address on back cover, like the original. Dimples/Boogie Chillun/Little Wheel/Crawlin' King Snake/No Shoes/Tupelo//Drug Store Woman/Boom Boom/Hobo Blues/I'm In The Mood/Whiskey And Wimmen/Dusty Road

SR-1050 - Just Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed [1978] Cover says "stereophonic," but record inside is mono. Orange Vee-Jay International "globe label." No address on back cover. I'll Change That Too/Let's Get Together/Good Lover/Take It Slow/Too Much//In The Morning (with studio talk and false start)/Oh John (with studio talk)/Back Home At Noon (with studio talk and false start)/Kansas City Baby (with studio talk)/You Can't Hide (with studio talk and two false starts)

SR-1058 - Big Soul of John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker [197?] Stereo and label information not available. San Francisco/Take A Look At Yourself/Send Me Your Pillow/She Shot Me Down/I Love Her/Old Time Shimmy//You Know I Love You/Big Soul/Good Rocking Mama/Onions/No One Told Me

SR-1067 - T'ain't No Big Thing... But He Is - Jimmy Reed [1975] Cover says "stereophonic," but record inside is mono. Orange Vee-Jay International "globe label." Los Angeles address on back cover. Shame Shame/Mary-Mary/Ain't No Big Deal/Baby's So Sweet/Mixed Up/There'll Be A Day//Up Tight/Cold And Lonesome/I'm Gonna Help You/Up Side The Wall/I'm Trying To Please You

VJS-1072 - Jimmy Reed Sings the Best of the Blues - Jimmy Reed [1974] Front cover says "stereo," and surprisingly, the label on both sides is the original Vee-Jay brackets stereo label with the rainbow band. Also surprisingly, and unfortunately, the mono stamper was used for side one and the stereo stamper used for side two. Los Angeles address on back cover. St. Louis Blues (M)/Trouble In Mind (M)/Wee Wee Baby (M)/How Long How Long Blues (M)/See See, Rider (M)/Roll Em Pete (M)//Outskirts Of Town (S)/The Comeback (S)/Cherry Red (S)/Worried Life Blues (S)/Five Long Years (S)

VJS-1078 - Concert at Newport - John Lee Hooker [197?] Stereo and label information not available. I Can't Quit You Now Blues/Stop Baby Don't Hold Me That Way/Tupelo/Bus Station Blues/Freight Train Be My Friend/Boom Boom Boom//Talk That Talk Baby/Sometime Baby You Make Me Feel So Bad/You've Got To Walk Yourself/Let's Make It/The Mighty Fire

VJS-1080 - The Boss Man of the Blues with More of the Best - Jimmy Reed [1975] Cover says "stereo," but record inside is mono. Orange Vee-Jay International "globe label." No address on back cover. Roll And Rhumba/Baby What's Wrong/Mary, Mary/Shame, Shame, Shame/Outskirts Of Town/Oh, John//Too Much/Down In Mississippi/St. Louis Blues/My First Plea/Odds And Ends/Caress Me Baby

VJS-1099 - Delicious Together - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler [197?] Stereo and label information not available. Let It Be Me/Love Is Strange/Just Be True/Since I Don't Have You/It's All Right/Our Day Will Come//Ain't That Loving You Baby/I Can't Stand It/The Way You Do The Things You Do/Let The Good Times Roll/Fever

VJS-1103 - Them Poems and Things - Mason Williams [197?] Stereo and label information not available. Them Poems/Them Sand Pickers/Them Sticker Gitters/Them Toad Suckers/Them Banjo Pickers/Them Yodel Yellers/Them Hors D'oeuvres/Them Lunch Toters/Them Stamp Lickers/Them Dog Kickers/Them Hog Liver Lickers/Them Beaver Cleavers/Them Whisker Flickers

VJS-1107 - Little Richard Is Back..And There's a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On! - Little Richard [197?] Stereo and label information not available. A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/Going Home Tomorrow/Money Honey/Only You/Hound Dog/Goodnight Irene//Lawdy Miss Claudie/Groovy Little Suzy/Short Fat Fanny/Cherry Red/Memories Are Made Of This/Blueberry Hill

VJS-1118 - The Best of Hoyt Axton - Hoyt Axton [1974] Cover says "stereo," but record inside is mono. Dark red Vee-Jay Vintage label. Los Angeles address on back cover. Greenback Dollar/Thunder N' Lightnin'/This Little Light/Trombone Charlie/Ox Driver's Song/Gambler's Blues//Sing In The Sunshine/Five Hundred Miles/Grizzley Bear/Hoochie Koochie Man (different recording from that on the Thunder N' Lightnin' album)/They've Been On Their Jobs Too Long/Voodoo Blues

VJS-1119 - More of the Best of Jerry Butler - Jerry Butler [1972?] Cover says "stereo," as does the label, but record inside is mono. Glossy black brackets label without the rainbow band. Los Angeles address on back cover. I Stand Accused/I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore/Giving Up On Love/Need To Belong/Strawberries/Let It Be Me (With Betty Everett)//Just A Little Bit/Smile (With Betty Everett)/Message To Martha/Motherless Child/Just Be True/Ain't That Loving You Baby (With Betty Everett)

VJS-1122 - The Very Best of Betty Everett - Betty Everett [197?] The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) (S)/Smile (with Jerry Butler) (S)/Coming From You (S)/June Night (S)/Until You Were Gone (S)/I Need You So (S)//You're No Good (S)/Let It Be Me (with Jerry Butler) (S)/It's All Right (with Jerry Butler) (S)/Chained To A Memory (S)/It Hurts To Be In Love (S)/Getting Mighty Crowded (S)

VJS-1123 - The Most Exciting Organ Ever - Billy Preston [1974] Stereo and label information not available, but probably issued on the dark red script "Vintage Series" label. If I Had A Hammer/Low Down/Slippin' And Slidin'/Drown In My Own Tears/I Am Coming Through/The Octopus//Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'/Soul Meetin'/Let Me Know/Billy's Bag/The Masquerade Is Over/Steady Gettin' It

VJS-1124 - His Greatest Hits - Little Richard [1974] Stereo information not available. Dark red script "Vintage Series" label. Good Golly Miss Molly/Baby Face/Tutti Frutti/Send Me Some Loving/The Girl Can't Help It/Lucille//Slippin' And Slidin'/Keep A Knockin' Rip It Up/She's Got It/Oh My Soul/Long Tall Sally

VJS-8501 - The Legend, The Man - Jimmy Reed [1972?] Cover says stereo, but plays mono throughout. Includes interview of Jimmy Reed by Calvin Carter used as introductions to the songs. Glossy black brackets label without the rainbow band. High And Lonesome/You Don't Have To Go/Ain't That Lovin' You Baby/You Got Me Dizzy/Honest I Do/Going To New York//Baby What You Want Me To Do/Big Boss Man/Bright Lights Big City/Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth/Shame Shame Shame/I'm Going Upside Your Head

VJS-8502 - Is He the World's Greatest Blues Singer? - John Lee Hooker [197?] Cover says stereo, but plays mono throughout. Crawlin' Kingsnake/Blues Before Sunrise/Process/Want Ad Blues/Whiskey And Wimmen/The Mighty Fire (live)//Talk That Talk (live)/My First Wife Left Me/Wednesday Evening Blues/Maudie/Time Is Marching/Boom Boom




Jazz Reissues:
The following albums, almost all of Vee-Jay's original jazz issues, were listed by Vee-Jay International in their Spring, 1978, order sheet. Most will have the blue and silver World of Jazz "globe" label. The prefixes below are the ones from the catalogs/order sheets; we are not sure whether the prefixes really indicate mono/stereo or not. Albums listed below with an astersik (*) are shown as NOT AVAILABLE in the spring, 1978, order sheet, so we are unsure whether ultimately they were in fact reissued at all. Albums without an asterisk were available in spring, 1978, so we are sure they were reissued.


*VJ-1014 - Go - Paul Chambers
*VJ-1015 - Bill Henderson Sings - Bill Henderson
*VJ-1016 - Kelly Great - Wynton Kelly
VJ-1031 - Bill Henderson - Bill Henderson
*VJ-1081 - Theme from Exodus and Other Great Film Spectaculars - Eddie Harris
*VJ-1086 - The Best of Wynton Kelly - Wynton Kelly
*VJ-1094 - Sam Fletcher Sings - Sam Fletcher
*VJ-1096 - Love Me with All Your Heart - Victor Feldman
*VJ-1132 - We Remember Mildred Bailey - Mavis Rivers & Red Norvo
*VJS-2505 - Jazz from Japan - Toshiko Mariano & Her Big Band
*VJS-2507 - It's a Wonderful World - Victor Feldman
*VJS-2508 - The Lee Morgan Quintet - Lee Morgan
*VJ-3004 - Kelly Great - Wynton Kelly
*VJ-3005 - Fantastic Frank Strozier - Frank Strozier
*VJ-3006 - Introducing Wayne Shorter - Wayne Shorter
*VJ-3007 - Here's Lee Morgan - Lee Morgan
*VJ-3008 - Make Everybody Happy - MJT+3
*VJ-3009 - Dixie on the Rocks - Dave Remington
*VJ-3011 - Kelly at Midnight - Wynton Kelly
*VJ-3012 - First Bassman - Paul Chambers
*VJ-3013 - The Young Lions - Young Lions
*VJ-3014 - MJT+3 - MJT+3
*VJ-3015 - Expoobident - Lee Morgan
VJ-3016 - Exodus to Jazz - Eddie Harris
*VJ-3017 - Eddie Higgins - Eddie Higgins
*VJS-3022 - Wynton Kelly! - Wynton Kelly
*VJS-3024 - Juggin' Around - Gene Ammons & Bennie Green
*VJ-3025 - Mighty Like a Rose - Eddie Harris
*VJ-3026 - Summit Meeting - Various Artists
VJ-3027 - Jazz for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - Eddie Harris
*VJ-3028 - A Study in Jazz - Eddie Harris
*VJ-3029 - Wayning Moments - Wayne Shorter
*VJ-3030 - Dixie/Chicago Style - Dave Remington
VJ-3031 - Eddie Harris Goes to the Movies - Eddie Harris
*VJ-3033 - Bird Lives! - Ira Sullivan & Chicago Jazz Quintet
*VJ-3034 - Bossa Nova - Eddie Harris
*VJ-3035 - Harold Harris at the Playboy Club - Harold Harris


Gospel Reissues:
As with the jazz catalog, essentially all of the original Vee-Jay gospel albums were listed in the 1978 order sheet. However, many of the albums were unavailable and ultimately may have not been reissued. The albums marked with an asterisk (*) below were listed as UNAVAILABLE in Spring, 1978, and may have been merely planned for reissue. The albums with no asterisk were available and therefore we are sure they were reissued.

*VJ-5000 - Uncloudy Day - Staple Singers
*VJ-5001 - Amazing Grace - Maceo Woods
*VJ-5002 - The Harmonizing Four - Harmonizing Four
*VJ-5003 - The Swan Silvertones - Swan Silvertones
*VJ-5004 - The Original Five Blind Boys - Blind Boys of Mississippi
VJ-5005 - The Highway QC's - Highway QC's
VJ-5006 - Singin' in My Soul - Swan Silvertones
*VJ-5007 - Jesus Is Waiting - Highway QC's
VJ-5008 - Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Staple Singers
*VJ-5009 - God Will Take Care of You - Harmonizing Four
*VJ-5010 - The Lord Will Make a Way - Maceo Woods
*VJ-5011 - Wonderful - Back Home Choir of the Greater Harvest Baptist Church
VJ-5012 - Near the Cross - Argo Singers
*VJ-5013 - Savior Pass Me Not - Swan Silvertones
*VJ-5014 - Swing Low - Staple Singers
*VJ-5016 - Sunday Morning - Various Artists
VJ-5017 - My Prayer - Patterson Singers
VJ-5018 - That's God - Princess Stewart
VJ-5019 - The Best of the Staple Singers - Staple Singers
VJ-5020 - O Lord I Pray - Highway QC's
VJ-5021 - Precious Lord - Sally Martin Singers
VJ-5022 - Black Nativity - Original Broadway Cast
*VJ-5023 - One Step - Alex Bradford
*VJ-5024 - God and Me - Marion Williams & Stars of Faith
*VJ-5025 - Golden Bells - Harmonizing Four
*VJ-5026 - Seek Ye the Lord - Caravans
VJ-5027 - Glory Trails - Watson Sisters
*VJ-5028 - Message of Hope - Maceo Woods
*VJ-5029 - You'll never Walk Alone - Original Blind Boys of Alabama
*VJ-5030 - Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Staple Singers
*VJ-5031 - Let the Words of My Mouth... - Marion Williams & Stars of Faith
*VJ-5032 - The Lord's Prayer - Patterson Singers
VJ-5033 - As You Sow, So Shall You Reap - Charles Taylor
*VJ-5034 - Blessed Assurance - Swan Silvertones
*VJ-5035 - I'll Serve the Lord - Argo Singers
VJ-5036 - Reach the Heart - Northeast Michigan State Choir
VJ-5037 - Angel on Vacation - Bradford Singers
*VJ-5038 - The Soul of the Caravans - Caravans
*VJ-5039 - Nearer My God to Thee - Harmonizing Four
VJ-5040 - All Men Are Made By God - Highway QC's
*VJ-5041 - God Is Here - Sally Martin Singers
*VJ-5042 - Camp Meeting - Gospel Harmonettes
*VJ-5043 - Greatest Gospel Songs of Our Times - Various Artists
VJ-5044 - Let's Sing About Freedom - Various Artists
*VJ-5045 - A Treasury of Golden Christmas Songs - Various Artists
*VJ-5046 - Songs of Faith - Patterson Singers
*VJ-5047 - Yes, Jesus Loves Me - Thompson Community Singers
VJ-5048 - True Convictions - Original Blind Boys of Alabama
*VJ-5049 - Altar Stairs of Songs - Wooten Ensemble
*VJ-5050 - The Best of the Harmonizing Four - Harmonizing Four
VJ-5051 - The Best of the Highway QC's - Highway QC's
VJ-5052 - The Best of the Swan Silvertones - Swan Silvertones
*VJ-5053 - Garden of Prayer - Maceo Woods
*VJ-5054 - That Old Time Religion - Harmonizing Four
*VJ-5055 - Songs Our Mother Taught Us - Highway QC's
VJ-5056 - The Soul of Alex Bradford - Alex Bradford
*VJ-5057 - He'll Bless Your Soul - Richburg Singers
VJ-5058 - Walk Around Heaven All Day - Caravans
*VJ-5059 - Let's Go to Church Together - Swan Silvertones
VJ-5060 - The Soul of the Patterson Singers - Patterson Singers
VJ-5061 - Come Closer to God - Various Artists
*VJ-5062 - The Soul of Charles Taylor - Charles Taylor
VJ-5063 - The Soul of the Argo Singers - Argo Singers
*VJ-5064 - The Soul of the Gospel Harmonettes - Gospel Harmonettes
*VJ-5065 - The Soul of the Thompson Community Singers - Thompson Community Singers
*VJ-5066 - The Wonderful Memories from the Family Prayer Book - Various Artists
*VJ-5067 - Sometimes I'm Happy - Maceo Woods
*VJ-5069 - Spirituals That Will Live Forever - Harmonizing Four
*VJ-5070 - Let's Break Bread Together - Caravans
*VJ-5071 - Sing from the Top of the Hill - Highway QC's
*VJ-5072 - Can I Get a Witness - Blind Boys of Alabama
VJ-5073 - In Memoriam: Waiting at the River - Arthur Brownlee with the Original Five Blind Boys
*VJ-5074 - The Heart of Gospel - Helen Robinson Youth Choir
*VJ-5075 - My Movin' Soul - James Lowe
*VJ-5076 - Religion with Rhythm - Lunenberg Travellers
*VJ-5077 - The Caravans in Concert - Caravans


Vee-Jay International VJC-1000/8500 Cassette Reissue Series (1984):

In 1984, Vee-Jay International put out a series of cassette tapes that were reissues of original Vee-Jay albums. We have acquired a few of these to check out quality and stereo content, since they often say "Stereo" on the front. All have a 1984 date on the back and the Burbank address: Vee-Jay International, P.O. Box 7277, Burbank, California 91510.

VJC-1001 - Crazy Little Mama - Eldorados with the Magnificents [1984] Clean mono. At My Front Door - El Doradoes/Now That You've Gone - El Doradoes/Rock N' Rolls For Me - El Doradoes/A Fallen Tear - El Doradoes/Up On The Mountain - Magnificents/There In The Night - El Doradoes//I'll Be Forever Loving You - El Doradoes/My Loving Baby - El Doradoes/Annie's Answer - El Doradoes/I Began To Realize - El Doradoes/Caddy Bo - Magnificents/Baby I Need You - El Doradoes

VJC-1002 - Goodnite, Its Time to Go - Spaniels [1984] Clean mono. Baby It's You/I Need Your Kisses/Let's Make Up/Play It Cool/You Painted Pictures/House Cleaning/Doo Wah//Goodnight Sweetheart ["Goodnite, It's Time to Go" on original LP]/Bounce/The Bells Ring Out/Please Don't Tease/A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening/Do Your Really/You Gave Me Peace Of Mind

VJC-1010 - Oh, What a Nite - Dells [1984] Notwithstanding the bogus "stereo" claim on the cover, the whole cassette is clean mono. Oh What A Nite/Time Makes You Change/Dry Your Eyes/Baby Open Up Your Heart/Moving On/Zing Zing Zing//Why Do You Have To Go/Jo Jo/Pain In My Heart/I Wanna Go Home/Dreams Of Contentment/Dance, Dance, Dance

VJC-1040 - Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler [1984] Although it says "Stereophonic" on the cover, the cassette plays mono throughout. Some surface noise. Duke Of Earl/Stand By Me/Festival Of Love/Daddy's Home/I Wake Up Crying/Turn On Your Love Light//Nite Owl/I'll Follow You/Big Lie/Kissin' In The Kitchen/So Many Ways/Lonely Island

VJC-1052 - The Moonglows Meet the Flamingos on the Dusty Road of Hits - Moonglows & Flamingos [1984] Clean mono from Chance masters. Vooit-Vooit - Flamingos/Oh, Rockin' Daddy - Moonglows/September Song - Flamingos/Secret Love - Moonglows/Someday Someway - Flamingos/Real Gone Mama - Moonglows/Golden Teardrops - Flamingos/I Was Wrong - Moonglows//Carried Away - Flamingos/Whistle My Love - Moonglows/That's My Desire - Flamingos/219 Train - Moonglows/Cross Over The Bridge - Flamingos/My Gal - Moonglows/If I Can't Have You - Flamingos/Baby Please - Moonglows

VJC-1122 - The Very Best of Betty Everett - Betty Everett [1984] All stereo as advertised, but there's noticeable surface noise on several of the tracks. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) (S)/Smile (with Jerry Butler) (S)/Coming From You (S)/June Night (S)/Until You Were Gone (S)/I Need You So (S)//You're No Good (S)/Let It Be Me (with Jerry Butler) (S)/It's All Right (with Jerry Butler) (S)/Chained To A Memory (S)/It Hurts To Be In Love (S)/Getting Mighty Crowded (S)

VJC-8501 - The Legend - The Man - Jimmy Reed [1984] Cassette says stereo, but plays mono throughout. There is also surface noise on many of the music tracks. Includes parts of an 1964 interview with Jimmy Reed by Calvin Carter as introductions to each song. A bonus track, "Found Love," was added to the end of side 2 to make the time of the two sides more even, although it fits there quite nicely in the context of the album. High And Lonesome/You Don't Have To Go/Ain't That Lovin' You Baby/You Got Me Dizzy/Honest I Do/Going To New York//Baby What You Want Me To Do/Big Boss Man/Bright Lights Big City/Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth/Shame Shame Shame/I'm Going Upside Your Head/Found Love

VJC-8502 - Is He the World's Greatest Blues Singer? - John Lee Hooker [1984] Cassette says stereo, but plays mono throughout. Some surface noise. Crawlin' Kingsnake/Blues Before Sunrise/Process/Want Ad Blues/Whiskey And Wimmen/The Mighty Fire (live)//Talk That Talk (live)/My First Wife Left Me/Wednesday Evening Blues/Maudie/Time Is Marching/Boom Boom




Thanks to Robert Rostkowski, Jerry Touchton, Gregory of "Greg's Grooves,"and Frank Daniels.




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