Vintage Vinyl: Comedy, Soundtracks, Classical & Christmas + Shellac, 45s & EPs


I. Shellac, 45s, and EPs


 Rendezvous with Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee
Capitol 1949
45 rpm box set




"Texarkana Baby"
Eddy Arnold
RCA Victor 1949
On March 31, 1949, "Texarkana Baby" was among the first 7" 45 rpm records ever released in the United States. The first pressings were on translucent green vinyl; this one is a second pressing. Note the catalogue number on the label.



 "West End Blues"
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
Okeh 1928
78rpm shellac single
This is not one of the scarce, original "8000 series" pressings, but the more widely distributed "41000 series."




Marian Anderson Sings Eleven Great Spirituals
RCA Victor Red Seal 1952
45 rpm double EP with gatefold sleeve.



"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"/"Cotton Tail"
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
Victor 1943
78 rpm shellac single
"Don't Get Around..." was originally released by Ellington as "Never No Lament" in 1940.




The Voice of Frank Sinatra
Columbia 1945
78 rpm shellac record set



"Cry"/"The Little White Cloud That Cried"
Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
Okeh 1951
78 rpm shellac single



"Crazy Man, Crazy"
Bill Haley, with Haley's Comets
Essex 1953
78 rpm shellac single



"Long Tall Sally"/"Slippin' and Slidin'"
Little Richard
Specialty 1956
78 rpm shellac single



"Rose Mary"/"You Said You Love Me"
Fats Domino
Imperial 1953
78 rpm shellac single



"Maybellene"
Chuck Berry
Chess 1955
78 rpm single



"School Day"
Chuck Berry
Chess 1957
45 rpm single



A Touch of Gold
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1959
45 rpm EP



"What'd I Say"
Ray Charles and His Orchestra
Atlantic 1959
45 rpm single



"Love Is Strange"
Mickey & Sylvia
Groove 1956
45 rpm single



"Little Bitty Pretty One"
Thurston Harris
Aladdin 1957
45 rpm single



"Western Movies"/"Well!"
The Olympics
Demon 1958
45 rpm single



"Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever"
The Beatles
Capitol 1967
45 rpm single




"Paperback Writer"/"Rain"
The Beatles
Capitol 1966
45 rpm single



 "Positively 4th Street"/"From a Buick 6"
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1965
45 rpm single




Picture sleeves, 45 rpm singles:
"Born in the U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1984
"Because the Night" - Patti Smith Group
Arista 1979
"The One I Love" - R.E.M.
IRS 1987
"Accidents Will Happen" (EP) - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Radarscope (Warner Bros.) 1979




"Hungry Heart"/"Held Up Without a Gun"
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1980
45 rpm single



"Every Breath You Take"
The Police
A&M 1983
45 rpm single



The Replacements EP
The Replacements
Sire (UK) 1987
33 1/3 rpm EP
(Son AJ's)



Kid
The Pretenders
WEA (Australia) 1980
45 rpm EP



"We Belong"
Pat Benatar
Chrysalis 1984
45 rpm single



"Remote Control"/"London's Burning" (live)
The Clash
CBS (UK) 1977
45 rpm single



"Pretty Vacant"/"No Fun"
Sex Pistols
Virgin (UK) 1977
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)



"Honkey Tonk Women"
The Rolling Stones
London 1969
45 rpm single



"Good Vibrations"/"Let's Go Away for Awhile"
The Beach Boys
Capitol 1966



"Brown Eyed Girl"
Van Morrison
Bang 1967
45 rpm single



"Here Comes the Night"
Them
Parrot 1965
45 rpm single



"Take Me for a Little While"
Evie Sands
Blue Cat 1965
45 rpm single



Sam Cooke / Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
Keen 1958
45 rpm EP



"Rock Me"/"Got My Mojo Working"
Muddy Waters
Chess 1957
45 rpm single



"Take Out Some Insurance"
Jimmy Reed
Vee-Jay 1959
45 rpm single



16 Tons
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Capitol 1956
45 rpm EP



"I Walk the Line"
Johnny Cash
Sun 1956
78 rpm shellac disc




"Ooby Dooby"/"Go! Go! Go!"
Roy Orbison
Sun 1956
(Son AJ's)



"When the Sunset Turns the Ocean's Blue to Gold"
Byron G. Harlan
Silvertone, circa 1910
78 rpm one-sided shellac disc




"It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary"
The American Quartet (featuring Billy Murray)
Victor 1914
78 rpm shellac disc



"Whispering"/"The Japanese Sandman"
Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra
Victor 1920
78 rpm shellac disc



"Liebesfreud"
Fritz Kreisler
Victrola 1918
78 rpm one-sided shellac record




"I'm Sorry I Ain't Got It You Could Have It If I Had It Blues"
Bert Williams
Columbia 1920
78 rpm shellac disc




A Collection of Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Dorothy Lamour with Dick McIntire and His Harmony Hawaiians
Decca 1944
78 rpm 4-disc album
Below: booklet insert.




"I'd Climb the Highest Mountain"/"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
Keely Smith
Dot 1959
45 rpm single



I'll See You in My Dreams
Doris Day with Danny Thomas, Paul Weston and His Orchestra, Norman Luboff Choir
Columbia 1951
45 rpm 4-disc box set.



Off Beat
June Christy
Capitol 1963 (source LP 1960)
33 1/3 rpm juke box EP



"Moonlight Gambler"
Frankie Laine
Columbia 1956
45 rpm single



Music From Peter Gunn
Ray Anthony
Capitol 1959
45 rpm EP



Voice of the Xtabay
Yma Sumac
Capitol 1950
45 rpm 4-disc box set.



Ballad for Americans
Paul Robeson
Victor 1940
78 rpm shellac record set



"Three Little Words"
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with vocal refrain by The Rhythm Boys
Victor 1930
78 rpm shellac disc



Bing: A Musical Autobiography
Bing Crosby
Decca 1954
17-record box set of 45 rpm EPs



After Midnight, Parts 1 & 2
Nat "King" Cole and His Trio
Capitol 1956
45 rpm EPs




King Cole Trio Volume 3
Capitol 1947
78 rpm record set



This Is Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1953
45 rpm EP set



 Medley from Dixie
Bing Crosby
V-Disc, circa mid-1940s
78 rpm shellac disc




"He's a Rebel"/"I Love You Eddie"
The Crystals
Philles 1962
45 rpm single



"Don't Hang Up"/"The Conservative"
The Orlons
Cameo 1962
45 rpm single



"I Wanna Love Him So Bad"
The Jelly Beans
Red Bird 1964
45 rpm single



"One Fine Day"/"Why Am I so Shy"
The Chiffons
Laurie 1963
45 rpm single



"Popsicles and Icicles"
The Murmaids
Chattahoochee 1963
45 rpm single



"Please Mr. Postman"
The Marvelettes
Tamla 1961
45 rpm single



"I Just Don't Understand"/"I Don't Hurt Anymore"
Ann-Margret
RCA Victor 1961
45 rpm single



"Pink Shoe Laces"
Dodie Stevens
Crystalette 1959



"Pineapple Princess"
Annette
Buena Vista 1960
45 rpm single



"My Boy Lollipop"
Millie Small
Smash 1964
45 rpm single



"Baby, I Love You"
The Ronettes
Philles 1963
45 rpm single



"The End of the World"
Skeeter Davis
RCA Victor 1962
45 rpm single



"It's My Party"
Lesley Gore
Mercury 1963
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)



"It Might as Well Rain Until September"
Carole King
Dimension 1962
45 rpm single



"Wait 'til My Bobby Gets Home"
Darlene Love
Philles 1963
45 rpm single



"Night Train"
Jimmy Forrest
United 1952
78 rpm shellac single



 "'Round Midnight"
Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two
Riverside 1961
33 1/3 rpm 7" single




"Avalon"/"Smoke Rings"
The Quintet of the Hot Club of France
(featuring Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli)
Recorded and first released in 1935; this Varsity pressing is circa 1940.
78 rpm shellac single 



"I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance"/"All of Me"
Erroll Garner
Savoy 1949
78 rpm single



"I Want to Hold Your Hand"/"This Boy"
The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1963
45 rpm single



"I Want to Hold Your Hand"/"I Saw Her Standing There"
The Beatles
Capitol 1964
West coast sleeve.
45 rpm single



"She Loves You"/"I'll Get You"
The Beatles
Swan 1963 (1964 issue)
45 rpm single
Below: "Don't Drop Out" label variation.




"Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You"
The Beatles
Tollie 1964
45 rpm single



"Unchained Melody"
The Righteous Brothers
Philles 1965
45 rpm single



"I Got You Babe"
Sonny & Cher
ATCO 1965
45 rpm single
This is a 1968-73 pressing.



"Fever"
Little Willie John
King 1956
45 rpm single



"The Girl Can't Help It"/"All Around the World"
Little Richard
Specialty 1956
78 rpm shellac single
(Son AJ's)


Below: 45 rpm single




"I'm in Love Again"/"My Blue Heaven"
Fats Domino
Imperial 1956
This is a 1957 re-press.
78 rpm shellac single



"Blue Suede Shoes"/"Honey, Don't!"
Carl Perkins
Sun 1956
78 rpm shellac single



"Short Fat Fannie"
Larry Williams
Specialty 1957
45 rpm single



"Why Do Fools Fall in Love"
The Teenagers, Featuring Frankie Lymon
Gee 1956
45 rpm single



"Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah"
The Pogues
Island 1989
12" EP
Promotional copy.



The High Road
Roxy Music
Warner Bros./E.G. 1983
12" EP



"Leave a Light On"
Belinda Carlisle
Virgin (UK) 1989
46 rpm single



"Tunnel of Love"
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1987
45 rpm single



"Suddenly Last Summer"
The Motels
Capitol 1983
45 rpm single



"Train In Vain"
The Clash
CBS (West Germany) 1980
45 rpm EP



"Cherry Bomb"/"Shama Lama Ding Dong"
John Cougar Mellencamp
Mercury 1987
45 rpm single



 Elvis Presley EPs
RCA Victor 1956-62






"Good Golly, Miss Molly"/"Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey"
Little Richard
Specialty 1958
45 rpm single



"Tutti Frutti"
Little Richard
Specialty 1955
78 rpm shellac



Here Comes Fats
Fats Domino
Imperial 1957
45 rpm EP



"Lover Please"
Clyde McPhatter
Mercury 1962
45 rpm single.
(Son AJ's)



"Chain Gang"
Sam Cooke
RCA Victor 1960



"Great Balls of Fire"
Jerry Lee Lewis
Sun 1957
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)



"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock"
Bill Haley and His Comets
Decca 1954
This is a 1955 Richmond pressing.
78 rpm shellac




Shake Rattle and Roll
Bill Haley and His Comets
Decca 1954
45 rpm EP



"Forty Days"
Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks
Roulette 1959
45 rpm single



"Just Because"
Lloyd Price
ABC-Paramount 1957
45 rpm single



"The Beat"/"Crazy Baby"
The Rockin' R's
Tempus 1958
45 rpm single



"Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"/"Fractured"
Freddy Cannon
Swan 1959
45 rpm single



"Harlem Shuffle"
Bob and Earl
Marc 1963



"I Pity the Fool"/"Close to You"
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Duke 1961
45 rpm single



"Mojo Hand"/"Glory Be"
Lightnin' Hopkins
Fire 1961
45 rpm single



"Hobo Blues"/"Crawlin Kingsnake"
John Lee Hooker
Vee-Jay 1959
45 rpm single



My Melody of Love
Frank Sinatra and Ray Anthony
Capitol 1955
45 rpm EP



Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Duke Ellington
Columbia Hall of Fame Series 1957
45 rpm EP



Duke Ellington
RCA Victor 1957
45 rpm EP
In original sealed plastic wrapper with price.



Hot Jazz
Louis Armstrong
Victor 1945
78 rpm shellac record compilation album



Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra
Bluebird 1939




"Drifting on a Reed"/"Flyin' Hawk"
Coleman Hawkins (with Thelonious Monk on piano)
Joe Davis 1945
Recorded on October 19, 1944; Monk's recording debut.




"Hey Jude"/"Revolution"
The Beatles
Apple 1968
45 rpm single
An early pressing; 2nd print run label from the Capitol Records pressing plant in Scranton, PA. 




"Get Back"/"Don't Let Me Down"
The Beatles
Apple 1969
The Beatles' first stereo single.



"Give Peace a Chance"
Plastic Ono Band
Apple 1969
45 rpm single



"Cold Turkey"
Plastic Ono Band
Apple (France) 1969
45 rpm single



"Let It Be"/"You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)"
The Beatles
Apple 1970
45 rpm single



That's Why (I Love You So)
Jackie Wilson
Brunswick 1959
45 rpm EP



"Never Let Me Go"/"Burley Cutie"
Johnny Ace
Duke 1954
78 rpm shellac single



Picture sleeves, 45 rpm singles:
"Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa" - Gene Pitney
Musicor 1963
"I'll Never Dance Again" - Bobby Rydell
Cameo 1962
"Blue Velvet" - Bobby Vinton
Epic 1963



"My Bucket's Got a Hole in It"/"Believe What You Say"
Ricky Nelson
Imperial 1958
45 rpm single



"Wild One"
Bobby Rydell
Cameo 1960
45 rpm single



"Breakin' up Is Breakin' My Heart"/"Wait"
Roy Orbison
MGM 1966
45 rpm single



"Like a Rolling Stone"/"Gates of Eden"
Bob Dylan
CBS (France) 1965
45 rpm single




"It's All Over Now"/"Good Times, Bad Times"
The Rolling Stones
Decca (UK) 1964
45 rpm single



"Mother's Little Helper"/"Lady Jane"
The Rolling Stones
London 1966
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)



"Jumpin' Jack Flash"/"Child of the Moon"
The Rolling Stones
London 1968




"Someday Never Comes"/"Tearin' Up the Country"
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fantasy 1972
45 rpm single



"I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)"
The Moody Blues
Threshold 1973
45 rpm single



"Let Your Hair Down"
The Temptations
Tamla Motown (France) 1973
45 rpm single



"Nothing from Nothing"
Billy Preston
A&M 1974
45 rpm single



"When Will I See You Again"
The Three Degrees
Philadelphia International 1974
45 rpm single



"Stand by Me"
John Lennon
Apple (Germany) 1975
45 rpm single



"You"
Rita Coolidge
A&M 1978
45 rpm single



"Sweet Talkin' Woman"
Electric Light Orchestra
UA/Jet 1978
45 rpm single



"Union Sundown"/"Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground"
Bob Dylan
CBS (UK) 1983
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)



"Emotional Rescue"/"Down in the Hole"
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 1980
45 rpm single




Walkin'
Miles Davis All Stars
Metronome (Sweden) 1957
45 rpm EP




"Battle of the Saxes/"Three Little Words"
Coleman Hawkins and His Sax Ensemble
Keynote 1944
12" 78 rpm single




America's Number One Singing Stylists (EP)
The Diamonds
Mercury 1957
"Mack the Knife"
Bobby Darin
ATCO 1959
"Too Much"
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1957



Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1956
45 rpm EP



"Rumble"
Link Wray & His Ray Men
Cadence 1958
45 rpm single



45 rpm singles:
"Ya Ya"
Lee Dorsey
Fury 1961
"Dedicated to the One I Love"
The Shirelles
Scepter 1961
"Let's Go Trippin'"
Dick Dale and the Del-Tones
Deltone 1961
"Get a Job"
The Silhouettes
Ember 1957
"It's Too Late"
Wilson Pickett
Double-L 1963
"I Like It Like That"
Chris Kenner
Instant 1961



"Tequila"
The Champs
Challenge 1958
45 rpm single



"Sea Cruise"
Frankie Ford with Huey "Piano" Smith and Orchestra
Ace 1959
45 rpm single



"Give Him a Great Big Kiss"
The Shangri-Las
Red Bird 1964
45 rpm single



No. 1
The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1963
45 rpm EP




"Do You Want to Know a Secret?"/"Thank You Girl"
The Beatles
Vee-Jay 1964



I Want to Hold Your Hand - Les Beatles
The Beatles
Odeon (France) 1963/64
45 rpm EP



Chansons du Film 4 Garçons Dans Le Vent
The Beatles
Odeon (France) 1964
45 rpm single



"Ticket to Ride"/"Yes It Is"
The Beatles
Capitol 1965
45 rpm single



"Help!"/"I'm Down"
The Beatles
Capitol 1965
45 rpm single



HELP!
The Beatles
Odeon (France) 1965
45 rpm EP



Chansons du Film HELP!
The Beatles
Odeon (France) 1965
45 rpm EP



Nowhere Man
The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1966 (2nd pressing, 1969-73)
45 rpm EP.



"Nowhere Man"/"What Goes On"
The Beatles
Capitol 1965
45 rpm single



"Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby"
The Beatles
Capitol 1966
45 rpm single



"Doctor Feelgood"/"Mister Moonlight"
Dr. Feelgood and the Interns
Okeh 1962
45 rpm single



"Slow Down"/"Dizzy, Miss Lizzy"
Larry Williams
Specialty 1958
45 rpm single



"Sorrow"
The Merseys
Fontana (UK) 1966
45 rpm single



"Time Is on My Side"
The Rolling Stones
London 1964
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)



"Heart Full of Soul"
The Yardbirds
Epic 1965
(Son AJ's)



"What's New Pussycat?"
Tom Jones
Parrot 1965
45 rpm single



"El Paso"
Marty Robbins
Columbia 1959
45 rpm single



"Do You Want to Dance"/"Big Fat Woman"
Bobby Freeman
Josie 1958
45 rpm single



"Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog"
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1956
45 rpm single



 "Teddy Bear"/"Loving You"
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1957
45 rpm single




"Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On"
Jerry Lee Lewis
Sun 1957
45 rpm single



Home of the Blues
Johnny Cash
Sun 1959
45 rpm EP
(Son AJ's)



"In the Still of the Nite"/"The Jones Girl"
The Five Satins
Ember 1956
45 rpm single



"Sh-Boom"/"Little Maiden"
The Chords
Cat 1954
78 rpm shellac single



 Charlie Parker with Strings
Charlie Parker
Mercury 1950
78 rpm shellac discs
Cover art by David Stone Martin. 




Moods in Song
Nat "King" Cole
Capitol 1955
45 rpm EP



Crazy Hamp (EP)
Lionel Hampton
EmArcy 1954
Cover art by Burt Goldblatt.



 Selections from Leo McCarey's The Bells of St. Mary's
Bing Crosby
Decca 1945
78 rpm shellac discs




The Bells of St. Mary's (EP)
Bing Crosby
Festival (Australia) ca. 1958-61



"Is You Is or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)"/"(There'll Be a) Hot Time In the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go Marching In)"
Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
Decca 1944
78 rpm shellac single



"Oh, Boy!"
The Crickets
Brunswick 1957
45 rpm single



 Learn to Dance the Authentic Peppermint Twist
Joey Dee
Chesebrough-Pond's Vaseline Hair Tonic 1962
Mail order record and booklet.






"The Blizzard" and Other Tall Tales
Jim Reeves
RCA Victor 1961
33 1/3 rpm EP



"One Last Kiss"
J. Geils Band
EMI 1978
"Call Me"
Blondie
Chrysalis 1980
"Fat Bottomed Girls"
Queen
Elektra 1978
"Tusk"
Fleetwood Mac
Warner Bros. 1979
45 rpm singles



"Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)"
John Lennon
Below: flip side, "Who Has Seen the Wind?" 
Yoko Ono
Apple 1970
45 rpm single





"Woman Is the N****r of the World"
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Below: flip side, "Sisters O Sisters"
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
Apple 1972
45 rpm single




"It Don't Come Easy"
Ringo Starr
Apple 1971



"Come Dancing" (12" single)
The Kinks
Arista 1982
12" extended play single



"American Squirm"/"What's So Funny 'Bout (Peace, Love and Understanding)"
Nick Lowe and His Sound (B-side: Elvis Costello and the Attractions)
Radar (UK) 1978
45 rpm single



 Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bob Dylan
CBS (France) 1965
45 rpm EP




Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
Bob Dylan
CBS (France) 1966
45 rpm EP




"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"/"Ballad of a Thin Man" 
Bob Dylan
CBS (France) 1966
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)




Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan
CBS (France) 1965
45 rpm EP
Cover art by Saul Lambert.




 EPs
Songs for Young Lovers
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1954
Voice of the Name Bands
Helen Forrest
Capitol 1956
Las Vegas Prima Style
Louis Prima and Keely Smith
Capitol 1958
Bye Bye Blues!
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Capitol 1952






Jerry Lewis Just Sings, Part 3
Jerry Lewis
Decca 1956
45 rpm EP



Walt Disney's Ichabod: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Bing Crosby
Decca 1949
78 rpm shellac discs



EPs
The Beatles
Parlophone (UK) 1963-66
Pressing dates range from 1969-81.


Long Tall Sally EP, 2nd pressing (1969-73).


All My Loving EP, 1964.




 Picture sleeves, 45 rpm singles:
"Stand" - R.E.M.
Warner Bros. 1989
"Fade Away" - Bruce Springsteen
Columbia 1981
"Pump It Up" - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Radar (UK) 1978
"Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Reprise 1979
"Don't Do Me Like That" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Backstreet 1979
"Watching the Wheels" - John Lennon
Geffen 1981




"A Lover's Concerto"/"This Night"
The Toys
DynoVoice (DynoVox) 1965
45 rpm single



"Boogaloo Baby"/"But It's Alright"
J.J. Jackson
Calla 1966
45 rpm single



"Everlasting Love"
Robert Knight
Rising Sons 1967
45 rpm single



Five by Five
The Rolling Stones
Decca 1964
45 rpm EP



"Get Off of My Cloud"/"I'm Free"
The Rolling Stones
London 1965
45 rpm single



  "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?"/"Who's Driving My [Your] Plane"
The Rolling Stones
London 1966
45 rpm single




"Prove It All Night"/"Factory"
Bruce Springsteen
CBS (Japan) 1978
45 rpm single



"Open All Night"/"The Big Payback"
Bruce Springsteen
CBS (UK) 1982



"Tougher Than the Rest"
Bruce Springsteen
CBS (UK) 1988
With tour patch and hype sticker.
45 rpm single



"Saved"
Bob Dylan
CBS (Netherlands) 1980
45 rpm single



"Heart of Mine"/"The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar"
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1981



 "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You"/"My Baby Left Me"
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1956
"All Shook Up"/"That's When Your Heartaches Begin"
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1957
78 rpm shellac singles.




"Yesterday"/"Act Naturally"
The Beatles
Capitol 1965
45 rpm single



"Day Tripper"/"We Can Work it Out"
The Beatles
Capitol 1965
45 rpm single



 "Hello, Goodbye"/"I Am the Walrus"
The Beatles
Capitol 1967
45 rpm single




Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles
Parlophone 1967
45 rpm 2-EP set
First pressing with blue lyrics pages in booklet and "KT" tax code stamped in center of labels.



Below: German pressing (Odeon)




"All My Loving"/"This Boy"
The Beatles
Capitol 1964 (Canada)
45 rpm single
Manufactured in Canada.



"All My Loving"/"This Boy"
The Beatles 
Capitol 1964
45 rpm single
Capitol "target" label, 1971. Limited U.S. pressing (Jacksonville, IL plant).



Picture sleeves, 45 rpm singles:
"What Is Life?" - George Harrison
Apple 1971
"Photograph" - Ringo Starr
Apple 1973
"Mind Games" - John Lennon
Apple 1973
"Listen to What the Man Said" - Paul McCartney & Wings
Capitol 1975




"Back Off Boogaloo"/"Blindman"
Ringo Starr
Apple (France) 1972
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)




"Try Some, Buy Some"/"Tandoori Chicken"
Ronnie Spector
Apple 1971
45 rpm single



"(Just Like) Starting Over"
John Lennon
Geffen 1980
45 rpm single



"That Man Is Here Again"/"Swing, Swing, Swing"
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
Variety 1937
78 rpm shellac disc



Going My Way
Bing Crosby 
Decca 1945
78 rpm shellac discs



Up Swing
Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw
Victor 1944
78 rpm 4-disc compilation album




Duke Ellington at His Best
Duke Ellington
Victor 1940s
78 rpm shellac discs



 Fats Waller Favorites
Fats Waller
Victor 1944
78 rpm shellac discs




"You're Lucky to Me"/"Memories of You"
Louis Armstrong
Okeh 1930
78 rpm shellac disc



Louis Armstrong All Stars with Jack Teagarden
(Town Hall Concert)
Louis Armstrong and His All Stars
RCA Victor 1947
Set of three 12" 78 rpm shellac discs.



Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Columbia Hall of Fame Series 1957
45 rpm EP



 Here's Little Richard
Little Richard
Specialty 1957
45 rpm EPs 





"High School Confidential"
Jerry Lee Lewis
Sun 1958
45 rpm single



"Heartbreak Hotel"
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1956
45 rpm EP
(Son AJ's)



"Angel Baby"
Rosie and the Originals
Highland 1960
45 rpm single



"Runaway"
Del Shannon
Bigtop 1961
45 rpm single



"So Much in Love"
The Tymes
Parkway 1963
45 rpm single



Picture sleeves, 45 rpm singles:
"Tumbling Dice" - The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones 1972
"Ivory Tower" - Van Morrison
Mercury 1986
"Fire" - Pointer Sisters
Planet 1978
"Why Can't We Be Friends?" - War
United Artists 1975





"I Hear You Knocking"
Smiley Lewis
Imperial 1955
78 rpm shellac single



"Ain't Got No Home"
Clarence "Frog Man" Henry
Argo 1956
45 rpm single



"Quarter to Three"
Gary "U.S." Bonds
LeGrand 1961
45 rpm single



"Lies"/"The Coming Generation"
The Knickerbockers
Challenge 1965
45 rpm single



"It Hurts to Be in Love"/"Hawaii"
Gene Pitney
Musicor 1964
45 rpm single



The Beach Boys
Capitol 45 rpm singles 1964, '65




"I Go to Pieces"/"Love Me, Baby"
Peter and Gordon
Capitol 1964
45 rpm single



"And I Love Her"/"If I Fell"
The Beatles
Capitol 1964
45 rpm single



"Slow Down"/"Match Box"
The Beatles
Capitol 1964
45 rpm single



"Ray Anthony Plays for Dream Dancing"
Ray Anthony and His Orchestra
Capitol 1956
45 rpm EP



"Runaround Sue"
Dion
Laurie 1961
45 rpm single



"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"/"You're What's Happening (in the World Today)"
Marvin Gaye
Tamla 1968
45 rpm single



"Time Is Tight"
Booker T. & the M.G.s
Stax 1969
45 rpm single



"The Drunk"/"A Man Has to Go Back to the Crossroads"
James Brown
King 1970



"The Dock of the Bay"
Otis Redding
Volt 1968
45 rpm single



"Soulful Strut"
Young-Holt Unlimited
Brunswick 1968
45 rpm single



"Memphis"
Lonnie Mack
Fraternity 1963
45 rpm single



"Soul Serenade"/"Mercy Mercy Mercy"
Willie Mitchell
Hi 1968
45 rpm single



Fancy Meeting You Here (EP)
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
RCA Victor 1958
Some Fine Old Chestnuts (EP)
Bing Crosby
Decca 1954



"Fugue for Tinhorns"/"The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York)"
Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin
Reprise 45 rpm single 1963



"We've Only Just Begun"
Carpenters
A&M 1970
45 rpm single



"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
The 5th Dimension
Soul City 1969
45 rpm single



"O-o-h Child"
The 5 Stairsteps
Buddah 1970
45 rpm single



"I Think I Love You"
The Partridge Family
Bell 1970
45 rpm single



"Cracklin' Rosie"
Neil Diamond
Uni 1970
45 rpm single



"If"
Bread
Elektra 1971
45 rpm single



"Sunshine"
Jonathan Edwards
Capricorn 1971
45 rpm single



"American Pie"
Don McLean
United Artists 1971
45 rpm single



"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"
The Bee Gees
ATCO 1971
45 rpm single



"Dancing in the Moonlight"
King Harvest
Perception 1972
45 rpm single



"Brown Sugar"/"Bitch"/"Let It Rock"
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones (France) 1971
45 rpm EP



"Angie"/"Silver Train"
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones (France) 1973
45 rpm single



"The Loco-motion"
Grand Funk
Capitol 1974
45 rpm single



"Soul Deep"/"(The) Happy Song"
The Box Tops
Mala 1969
45 rpm single



"With a Girl Like You"
The Troggs
Fontana 1966
45 rpm single



"Lady Madonna"/"The Inner Light"
The Beatles
Capitol 1968
45 rpm single



"Lindbergh"/"Lucky Lindy"
Vernon Dalhart
Edison 1927
78 rpm shellac disc



The Happy Prince
Bing Crosby and Orson Welles
Decca 1946
78 rpm shellac discs



The Clash
UK 45s and EP
CBS 1977-79
The Cost of Living
The Clash
CBS 1979
45 rpm EP




"Radio Radio"
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Radar (UK) 1978
45 rpm single



 "Eight Days a Week" (45 rpm single)
The Beatles
Capitol 1965
French EPs
The Beatles
Odeon (France) 1965-67









"We Can Work it Out"/"Day Tripper"/"You Won't See Me"/"Norwegian Wood"
The Beatles
Odeon (France) 1966
45 rpm EP



"Yesterday"/"Act Naturally"
The Beatles
Odeon (Denmark) 1965
45 rpm single



"A Hard Day's Night"/"Things We Said Today"
The Beatles
Parlophone (Netherlands) 1964
45 rpm single



Road to Bali
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Peggy Lee
Decca 1952
45 rpm box set



Chimes of Freedom
Bruce Springsteen (live)
Columbia 1987
12" EP



"Man Out of Time"
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
F-Beat 1982
12-inch 45 rpm single.



"Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)"
Paul Young
CBS 1983
12" 45 rpm EP.



The "Pres" and the "Bean" (EP)
Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young
Savoy 195?
Cover art by Burt Goldblatt



Portraits on Standards
Stan Kenton
Capitol 1953
45 rpm double EP



Connee Boswell and the Original Memphis Five in Hi-Fi
RCA Victor 1957
45 rpm EP



3 Coins in the Fountain
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1956
45 rpm EP



"What a Wonderful World"/"Cabaret"
Louis Armstrong
ABC 1967
45 rpm single



"Jailhouse Rock"/"Treat Me Nice"
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1957
45 rpm single
(Son AJ's)



"A Big Hunk O' Love"/"My Wish Came True"
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1959
45 rpm single



"Daydream"
The Lovin' Spoonful
Kama Sutra 1966
45 rpm single



"As Tears Go By"/"Gotta Get Away"
The Rolling Stones
London 1965
45 rpm single



"Last Train to Clarksville"
The Monkees
Colgems 1966
45 rpm single



"Summertime Blues"/"Out of Focus"
Blue Cheer
Philips 1968
45 rpm single



"I Want You"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
Bob Dylan
Columbia 1966
45 rpm single



I Want You
Bob Dylan
CBS (France) 1966
45 rpm EP




"A Hard Day's Night"/"I Should Have Known Better"
The Beatles
Capitol 1964
45 rpm single



Beatles 45 rpm singles with picture sleeves.
Capitol, Apple 1964-70


 "Ballad of John and Yoko"/"Old Brown Shoe"
The Beatles
Apple 1969
45 rpm single
Cover photos by Linda McCartney.



"The Long and Winding Road"/"For You Blue"
The Beatles
Apple 1970
45 rpm single


"All You Need Is Love"/"Baby, You're a Rich Man"
The Beatles
Capitol 1967
45 rpm single


"I Feel Fine"/"She's a Woman"
The Beatles
Capitol 1964
45 rpm single



"It's Over"/"Indian Wedding"
Roy Orbison
Monument 1964
45 rpm single



Unchained Melody
Ricky Nelson
Imperial 1958
45 rpm EP
(Son AJ's)



"Ooh! My Soul"/"True, Fine Mama"
Little Richard
Specialty 1958
45 rpm single



Here Stands Fats Domino
Fats Domino
Imperial 1957
45 rpm EP



"Donna"/"La Bamba"
Ritchie Valens
Del-Fi 1958
45 rpm single



"Chantilly Lace"
The Big Bopper
Mercury 1958
45 rpm single



"Peggy Sue"/"Everyday"
Buddy Holly
Coral 1957
45 rpm single





II. Wax Cylinders



Above: Edison wax cylinders
Below: Edison wax cylinder phonograph





III. Comedy



 An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Nichols and May
Mercury 1960
Cover photography by Richard Avedon. 




Mort Sahl at the hungry i
Verve 1960



Comedy in Music
Victor Borge
Columbia 1954




Musical Depreciation
Spike Jones and His City Slickers
RCA Victor - late 1940s
78 rpm album
Cover art by Frank Decker.



 The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
and
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart Strikes Back
Bob Newhart
Warner Brothers 1960
Behind the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Warner Brothers 1961





2000 Years with Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks
Capitol 1961
(Originally issued in 1960 on World-Pacific)
Cover photo and design by William Claxton.



The LAUGH of the Party
Steve Allen, Buddy Hackett, Bob and Ray, Henny Youngman, et al.
Coral 1955



The Old Crusty Minstrels
Homer and Jethro
RCA Victor 1965
Cover art by Jack Davis.



Wild Party
Redd Foxx
Dooto 1961



An Evening with Groucho
Groucho Marx
A&M 1972
Two-LP set.



The Marx Bros: The Original Voice Tracks From Their Greatest Movies
The Marx Brothers, narrated by Gary Owens
Decca 1969
With poster insert.



W. C. Fields: The Original Voice Tracks From His Greatest Movies
W. C. Fields, narrated by Gary Owens
Decca 1969
With poster insert.




The Songs and Comedy of the Smothers Brothers! Recorded at the Purple Onion, San Francisco
Mercury 1961



Mom Always Liked You Best!
The Smothers Brothers
Mercury 1965



Lyndon Johnson's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Earle Doud & Alen Robin
ATCO 1967



Hello Dummy!
Don Rickles
Warner Brothers 1968



Inside Shelley Berman
Shelley Berman
Verve 1959



Bob & Ray on a Platter
Bob and Ray
RCA Victor 1960



The Bickersons
Don Ameche and Frances Langford
Columbia 1962
The Bickersons Fight Back
Columbia 1965



"What it Was, Was Football"/"Romeo and Juliet"
Andy Griffith
Capitol 1953
45 rpm record



Just for Laughs
Andy Griffith
Capitol 1958
1959 or '60 pressing.



Down to Earth
Jonathan Winters
Verve 1960



Here's Jonathan
Jonathan Winters
Verve 1961



The Best of "What's His Name"
Jack Paar
Ramrod Superecords 1961



Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America, Vol. 1: The Early Years
Stan Freberg
Capitol 1961 




That Holler Guy!
Joe Garagiola
United Artists 1959




Don't Fight the Feeling
Geraldine / Flip Wilson
Little David 1972



"King Tut"
Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons
Warner Brothers 1978
45 rpm single



Jose Jimenez Talks to Teenagers of All Ages
Bill Dana
Kapp 1962



My Son, the Nut
Allan Sherman
Warner Brothers 1963



The First Family
Vaughn Meader
Cadence 1962
At Home with That Other Family
George Segal, Joan Rivers, various
Roulette 1962



How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All
The Firesign Theatre
Columbia 1969



The Light Side / The Dark Side
Dick Gregory
Poppy 1969
Two-LP set, with poster. 




Bob and Ray Throw a Stereo Spectacular
Bob and Ray (with various artists)
RCA Victor 1958
Cover art by Jack Davis.




IV. Soundtracks, TV, and Original Cast Recordings



Oklahoma! - Featuring Members of the Original New York Production
original Broadway cast
Decca 1949
First LP issue of material originally released on 1943 6-disc 78 rpm set.



Holiday Inn
songs from the film, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire
Decca 1942
78 rpm set




 Music from the Sound Track of Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments
film soundtrack, Elmer Bernstein
Dot 1957
Two-LP set, gatefold sleeve.




Show Boat
film soundtrack, various artists
MGM 1951
10" LP



Pal Joey
film soundtrack, Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth
Capitol 1957
Cover art by Maurice Thomas.




Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley, soundtrack
RCA Victor 1956
45 rpm EP
(Wife JD's)



My Fair Lady
original Broadway cast, Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews
Columbia Masterworks 1956
Cover art by Al Hirschfeld.



The Music Man
original Broadway cast, Robert Preston
Capitol 1958



Anatomy of a Murder
film soundtrack, Duke Ellington
Columbia 1959
Cover design by Saul Bass.
Below: EP




The Man with the Golden Arm
film soundtrack, Elmer Bernstein, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne
Decca 1956
Cover design by Saul Bass
Below: EP (Part 1)




Paris Holiday
film soundtrack, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby
United Artists 1958
45 rpm EP



Paris Holiday
film soundtrack, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby
London (UK) 1958



To Bali and Morocco with Bing and Bob
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
Brunswick (UK) 1958
45 rpm EP




The Road to Hong Kong
film soundtrack, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope
Liberty 1962



Camelot
original Broadway cast, Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet
Columbia Masterworks, 1960




Flower Drum Song
film soundtrack
Decca 1961



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
original Broadway cast, Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford
Capitol 1962




The Eddie Cantor Story
film soundtrack, Eddie Cantor
Capitol 1953
10" LP



"Moon River"/"Breakfast at Tiffany's"
film soundtrack, Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus
RCA Victor 1961
45 rpm single



Imitation of Life
film soundtrack, Earl Grant
Decca 1959



The Sound of Music
film soundtrack, Julie Andrews
RCA Victor 1965
With program insert.



Damn Yankees
original Broadway cast, Gwen Verdon
RCA Victor 1955



High Tor
TV film soundtrack, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews
Decca 1956



Louis Armstrong and The All Stars Playing Selections From The Glenn Miller Story
Decca 1954
10" LP



Goldfinger
film soundtrack, John Barry, Shirley Bassey
United Artists 1964



You Only Live Twice
film soundtrack, John Barry, Nancy Sinatra
United Artists 1967
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.



Bob Crane, His Drums & Orchestra Play the Funny Side of TV
Epic 1966
Radio station copy.



Hogan's Heroes Sing the Best of World War II
The cast of Hogan's Heroes
Sunset 1966



I'll Take Sweden
film soundtrack
United Artists 1965



High Society
soundtrack, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong
Capitol 1956
Cover art by Jim Jonson.



Bye Bye Birdie
original Broadway cast, Chita Rivera, Dick Van Dyke
Columbia 1960



How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
original Broadway cast, Robert Morse, Rudy Vallee
RCA Victor 1961



This Is Broadway's Best
original Broadway cast compilation
Columbia 1961
Two-LP gatefold with booklet.
Cover art by Al Hirschfeld.




Listen Kurosawa: Seven Samurai
soundtrack, Fumio Hayasaka
Toho (Japan) 1971
(Son AJ's)




The King and I
soundtrack selections
Capitol 1957
45 rpm double EP box set



Anything Goes
film soundtrack. Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor
Decca 1956



The Helen Morgan Story
fim soundtrack, Gogi Grant
RCA Victor 1957



April Love
film soundtrack, Pat Boone, Shirley Jones
Dot 1957



Dobie! Songs by Dwayne Hickman
Dwayne Hickman
Capitol 1960



77 Sunset Strip
Warren Barker
Warner Brothers 1959



Music from Mr. Lucky
Composed and conducted by Henry Mancini
RCA Victor 1960



Hawaiian Eye
Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad, Poncie Ponce
Warner Brothers 1960




Ponderosa Party Time!
The cast of Bonanza
RCA Victor 1962



Welcome to the Ponderosa
Lorne Greene
RCA Victor 1964



The Horse Soldiers
film soundtrack
United Artists 1959



The Wild One
film soundtrack, Shorty Rogers and His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1953
45 rpm EP



Jack Johnson
film soundtrack, Miles Davis
Columbia Masterworks 1971




One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
film soundtrack, Jack Nitzsche
Fantasy 1975
With poster insert.



The Graduate
film soundtrack, Simon & Garfunkel, David Grusin
Columbia Masterworks 1968



Goodbye, Columbus
film soundtrack, The Association, Charles Fox
Warner Brothers 1969



"You're the One That I Want"
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
RSO 1978
45 rpm single



National Lampoon's Animal House
film soundtrack, Elmer Bernstein, various artists
MCA 1978
Cover art by Rick Meyerowitz.




A Hard Day's Night
film soundtrack, The Beatles, George Martin
United Artists 1964
Above: mono
Below: stereo




 HELP!
film soundtrack, The Beatles, Ken Thorne
Capitol 1965




Wonderwall Music
George Harrison
Apple 1968



Music From the Apple Film Son of Dracula, Starring Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr
Rapple 1974
With iron-on transfer insert.
Son AJ's.



Super Fly
Curtis Mayfield
Curtom 1972



Barry Lyndon
film soundtrack
Warner Brothers 1975
Cover art by Charles Gehm.



The Man Who Would Be King
film soundtrack, Maurice Jarre
Capitol 1975
Cover art by Tom Jung.



"Theme from 'The Wings of Eagles'"
David Rose and His Orchestra
MGM 1957
45 rpm single



The Country Girl
songs from the film, Bing Crosby
Decca 1954
45 rpm EP



Patti Page and Stars in "Elmer Gantry"
Mercury 1960



Bernard Herrmann
film music composed and conducted by Herrmann
London 1976



Sweet Smell of Success
film soundtrack, The Chico Hamilton Quintet
Decca 1957
45 rpm EP



A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
film soundtrack, Felix Mendelssohn
CBS 1982



The King of Comedy
film soundtrack, various artists
Warner Brothers, 1983



The Pride and the Passion
film soundtrack, George Antheil
Capitol 1957



An Affair to Remember
film soundtrack, Vic Damone
Columbia 1957



Stars and Stripes Forever
film soundtrack, 20th Century-Fox Studio Orchestra conducted by Alfred Newman
MGM 1952
45 rpm EP



Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
film soundtrack, Ron Goodwin
20th Century-Fox 1965
Cover art by Ronald Searle.



Robin and the 7 Hoods
film soundtrack, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr.
Reprise 1964



Stagecoach
film soundtrack, Jerry Goldsmith
Mainstream 1966
Cover art by Norman Rockwell.




Shenandoah
film soundtrack, Joseph Gershenson
Decca 1965
Cover art by Reynold Brown.



The Five Pennies
film soundtrack, Louis Armstrong, Danny Kaye
Dot 1959



"Seven-Day Weekend"
Jimmy Cliff & Elvis Costello and The Attractions--Club Paradise soundtrack
Columbia 1986
45 rpm single.



Diner
film soundtrack, various artists
Elektra 1982




V. Classical



Rimsky-Korsakoff: Scheherazade
Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA Victor 1960



Stravinsky: Duo Concertant / Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Joseph Fuchs, Leo Smit
Decca 1950



Salome, Eugen Onegin
Ijuba Welitsch, Fritz Reiner
Columbia 1949
Cover art by Andy Warhol.



Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Otto Klemperer and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
Angel 1961
1980s pressing.



BrahmsSymphony No. 4
Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA Victor 1952



Marches in Hi-Fi
Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops
RCA Victor 1958
From the estate of P. J. Casella (president, CEO of RCA Victor, 1956-60).



Orff: Carmina Burana
Leopold Stokowski and the Houston Symphony Orchestra
Seraphim, ca. 1960 (recorded 1958)
1970s pressing.



The Music of Franz Liszt
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops
RCA Victor 1960



Levant Plays Gershwin
Oscar Levant
Columbia 1955



Haydn Symphonies No. 94 and 101
Monteux and the Vienna Philharmonic
RCA Victor 1960



Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Leopold Stokowski and the London Symphony Orchestra
London 1965




Callas Portrays Verdi Heroines
Maria Callas with Nicola Rescigno and the Philharmonia Orchestra
Angel 1959
With booklet insert.



La Traviata Highlights
Renata Tebaldi
London 1958



Itzhak Perlman Plays Fritz Kreisler
Angel 1976



The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
I Musica, Pina Carmirelli
Philips (Netherlands) 1982



Tales of Hoffmann
The Sadler's Wells Chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
London 1951
Box set with booklet.
Below: album format.




Richard Rodgers Conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York
Columbia 1955



Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Opus 43 / Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Artur Rubinstein
with
Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Enrique Jorda and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
RCA Victor 1962




Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1
Van Cliburn
RCA Victor 1958



Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops
RCA Victor 1960



Debussy: Prelude--Afternoon of a Faun; Nocturnes--Nuages and Fêtes; Jeux--Poème Dansé
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Columbia Masterworks 1961



Concert Encores
Mantovani and His Orchestra
London 1957



Operatic Arias
Mantovani and His Orchestra
London 1956



 Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Itzhak Perlman, Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra
Angel 1981
Cover signed on reverse by Itzhak Perlman




Enchantment
compilation, various artists
Deutsche Grammophon 1980




VI. Spoken Word



Chaucer: Readings from "Canterbury Tales"
Victor L. Kaplan
Folkways 1962



Selections From the Writings of Dylan Thomas, Read By the Poet - Volume I
Caedmon 1954



"Messages From Our Lady" as Told by Loretta Young
Regina Recording circa 1949
78 rpm 2-record album




The Works of Shakespeare: Macbeth
Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players
London 1960
Three-LP set.



John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The Presidential Years - 1960-63
Pickwick 1963



Gallant Men: Stories of the American Adventure
Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen
Capitol 1966




VII. Children's Records



"Jesus Loves the Little Children"
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Golden Records circa 1955
7" 78 rpm vinyl.
"Yogi Bear TV Theme Song"
Golden Records 1962 
7" 45 rpm vinyl




A Treasure House of Best-Loved Children's Songs
Bob Keeshan
Golden Records 1958
A Musical Visit to Captain Kangaroo's Treasure House
Bob Keeshan
Peter Pan 1962



Leave It to Beaver Theme: "The Toy Parade"
Arthur Norman Orchestra and Chorus
Golden Records 1958
7" 45 rpm




VIII. Christmas Records



Merry Christmas (1947 release)
Bing Crosby
Decca 1947
78 rpm shellac discs
Merry Christmas (expanded for LP)
Bing Crosby
Decca 1955




"White Christmas"
Bing Crosby
Decca 1942
78 rpm shellac disc
The best-selling record of all time.



"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"/"If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas"
Gene Autry
Columbia 1949
78 rpm shellac disc



The Old Sweet Songs of Christmas
Frank Devol and the Rainbow Strings
Columbia 1960



 Christmas Hymns and Carols
RCA Victor Chorale, directed by Robert Shaw
RCA Victor Red Seal, 1949
4-disc, 45 rpm box set




Season's Greetings
Perry Como
RCA Victor 1959



Songs for Christmas: the Old, the New
various artists
RCA Victor 1962
Specially produced for Jewel and Eisner food stores.



Dennis Day Sings Christmas is for the Family - Introduced by Jack "Santa" Benny
Dennis Day
Design 1958




The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole
Capitol 1963



Music of Christmas
Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Columbia 1955
Re-press of 1954 LP.
Cover art by Clark Hulings.



A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Capitol 1957
Cover art by Nicholas Volpe.




Merry Christmas
Johnny Mathis
Columbia 1958



Elvis' Christmas Album
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1957





Elvis Sings Christmas Songs
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor 1957
45 rpm EP
(Wife JD's)



A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records
various artists
Philles 1963




"The Chipmunk Song"
David Seville and the Chipmunks
Liberty 1958 (1959 reissue)
45 rpm single



"The Night Before Christmas"
narrated by Louis Armstrong
Continental 1971
45 rpm single



Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas
Kenny Burrell
Cadet 1966



The Beach Boys' Christmas Album
Capitol 1964



This Christmas I Spend with You
Robert Goulet
Columbia 1963
Cover art by Harlan Krakovitz.




A Merry Mancini Christmas
Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus
RCA Victor 1966



A Christmas Sing with Bing Around the World
Bing Crosby
Decca (US) and Brunswick (UK) 1956



Hallelujah!
Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Columbia 1958




Happy Holiday
Jo Stafford
Columbia 1955



Here We Come-A-Caroling
The Ray Charles Singers
MGM 1956



Christmas Hymns and Carols
Robert Shaw Chorale
RCA Victor 1957



A Crosby Christmas
Bing Crosby & sons
Decca 1950
45 rpm EP



Christmas Carols
Mantovani and His Orchestra
London 1954



The Jack Jones Christmas Album
Kapp 1964



Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music
Perry Como
RCA Victor 1956



. . . and a Very Merry Christmas
Pat Boone
Dot 1957
45 rpm EP



"The Little Drummer Boy"
Johnny Cash
Columbia 1963
45 rpm single



Merry Christmas from Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music
Coral 1956



Christmas With the Lennon Sisters
The Lennon Sisters
Dot 1960



"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
John & Yoko, the Plastic Ono Band, with the Harlem Community Choir
Apple 1971
45 rpm single



 The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record
The Beatles
This was the U.S. version of the 1968 edition of the Beatles' annual Christmas messages, issued to their fan club members on flexi-disc by Beatles (U.S.A.) Ltd., the official Beatles fan club in the U.S.





The Great Songs of Christmas by Ten Great Artists of Our Time
various artists
Columbia Special Products 1961



The Great Songs of Christmas by 10 Great Artists of Our Time - Album Two
various artists
Columbia Special Products 1962



The Great Songs of Christmas by Great Artists of Our Time - Album Three
various artists
Columbia Special Products 1963



Great Songs of Christmas by the Great Artists of Our Time - Album Four
various artists
Columbia Special Products 1964



Great Songs of Christmas by Great Artists of Our Time - Album Five
various artists
Columbia Special Products 1965



The Great Songs of Christmas by Great Artists of Our Time - Album Six
various artists
Columbia Special Products 1966



 The Great Songs of Christmas by the Great Artists of Our Time - Album Seven
various artists
Columbia Special Products 1967




A Christmas Album
Amy Grant
A&M 1983
(Wife JD's)



Merry Christmas!
The New Christy Minstrels
Harmony 1967
This is a reissue of a 1963 Columbia release. In original shrink wrap.
Below: the 1963 original.




Christmas Joy
George Melachrino and His Orchestra
RCA Victor 1959



'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians
Decca 1955
Cover art by Norman Rockwell.



Pops Christmas Party
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra
RCA Victor 1959



Christmas Party: Holiday Songs by Bing Crosby and the Lennon Sisters
RCA Victor Custom Record Dept. 1962
Country Beautiful Magazine tie-in/promotional record.
7" 33 1/3 rpm EP



I Wish You a Merry Christmas
Bing Crosby
Warner Brothers 1962
Cover art by Jim Jonson.




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All records are from the collection of Jon Oye.

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