Casablanca Album Discography, Part 1:
Warner Brothers Distribution and Special Issues

By Patrice Eyries, David Edwards, and Mike Callahan
Last update: February 15, 2006

The NB 9000 series was the first series issued by Casablanca. It had the blue label (at left, above) with an urban skyline, and black printing. Text in an arc at the bottom of the label reads:"Casablanca Records, Inc. Manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records, Inc." Near the end of 1974, when Casablanca was in financial trouble and broke away from Warner Brothers, they issued a "special products" LP of Johnny Carson skits (at center, above). It used the same basic label, but with silver printing. The text around the bottom of the label read, "Manufactured and distributed by Casablanca Records, Inc./Made In U.S.A." Casablanca would also issue other special promotional items from time to time, such as the Tour EP for their Summer 1976 tour. This particular EP had a custom label (above, right).

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

NB 9000 series (Distributed by Warner Bros.):

NB 9001 - Kiss - Kiss [1974] (4-74, #87) Strutter/Nothin' To Lose/Firehouse/Cold Gin/Let Me Know//Deuce/Love Theme From Kiss/100,000 Years/Black Diamond

NB 9002 - What Am I Going to Do - Gloria Scott [1974] What Am I Going To Do?/It's Better To Have No Love/I Think Of You/Love Me, Love Me, Love Me Or Leave Me, Leave Me, Leave Me/I Just Couldn't Take a Goodbye/That's What You Say (Every Time You're Near Me)/(A Case Of) Too Much Lovemakin'/Help Me Get Off This Merry-Go-Round

NB 9003 - Up for the Down Stroke - Parliament [1974] (8-74, #201) Up For The Down Stroke/Testify/The Goose/I Can Move You (If You Let Me)//Just Got Back From The Fantasy, Ahead Of Our Times In The Four Lands Of Ellet/All Your Goodies Are Gone/Whatever Makes Baby Feel Good/Presence Of A Brain

NB 9004 - Feel So Good - Danny Cox [1974] You Can't Hold Me Back/We Can Build It On A Mountain/Gimme Some/Hot Down In Chile/Gather By The River//Merriachi Blues/What A Time To Be Free/You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine/You Come To Me/And I Loved Her

NB 9005 - Jus' a Taste of the Kid - Bill Amesbury [1974] Rock My Roll/On The Matter Of Direction/That Close To Me/I Ever Had/Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do)/Sailin'//Billy's Song/She's In Love/Once Before You're Gone/Justin/Lakehead/Goin' Home

NB 9006 - Light of Love - T. Rex [1974] (9-74, #205) Light Of Love/Solid Baby/Precious Star/Token Of My Love/Space Boss/Think Zinc//Till Dawn/Teenage Dream/Girl In The Thunderbolt Suit/Explosive Mouth/Venus Loon

NB 9007 - Rock and Roll Survivors - Fanny [1974] Rock N' Roll Survivors/Butter Boy/Long Distance Lover/Let's Spend The Night Together/Rockin' (All Night Long)//Get Out Of The Jungle/Beggar Man/Sally Go Round The Roses/I've Had It/From Where I Stand

NB 9008 - Hollywood Situation - Hudson Brothers [1974] Hollywood Situation/So You Are A Star/Ma Ma Ma Baby/Strike Up The Boys In The Band/Coochie Coochie Coo//Sometimes The Rain Will Fall/The Adventures Of Chucky Margolis/Three Of Us/Song For Stephanie/Cry, Cry, Cry/Razzle Dazzle

Casablanca Special Products (Distributed by Casablanca):

SPNB 1296 - Here's Johnny: Magic Moments from the Tonight Show - Various Artists [11/74] (12-74, #30) Two record set, with sides 1 & 3 on disc 1 and sides 2 & 4 on disc 2. Contains a large Tonight Show poster. The Beginning - Johnny Carson & Ed McMahon/Tonto, Tonto - Jay Silverheels/Lullabye Of Broadway-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Bette Midler/Father's Day - Groucho Marx/Morningside Heights - George Carlin/Our Love Is Here To Stay - Pearl Bailey & Johnny Carson//The Discovery - Lenny Bruce/Them There Eyes - Billie Holiday/The Man That Got Away - Judy Garland/Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Aretha Franklin/Boil That Cabbage Down - Smothers Brothers/Stars And Stripes Forever - Richard Nixon & John Twomey//What A Band - Doc Severinsen, Ed McMahon & Johnny Carson/Ode To Billy Joe - Doc Severinsen & His Sweetheart Band/Copper Capers - Peter Falk & Jack Webb/I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine - Ike & Tina Turner/All In The Family: Seesaw - Lucille Ball with Luci Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr./Art Fern And The Teatime Movies//An Anniversary Salute - Johnny Carson & Ed McMahon with Dean Martin/Bleep That... - Johnny Carson, Buddy Hackett, & Dean Martin/Fiddler On The Bus - Jack Benny/Free For All - Jerry Lewis, Joey Bishop, & George Burns/Indiana - Glen Campbell/Mr. Warmth - Don Rickles/Singing In The Rain - Sammy Davis Jr./Reprise - Buddy Hackett & Sammy Davis Jr.

Casablanca Special Issue (Distributed by Casablanca):

KISS 76 - A Special Kiss Album for Their Summer Tour Featuring Cuts for All Formats - Kiss [1976] 12-inch 33-1/3 rpm EP. Beth/Do You Love Me//Flaming Youth/Detroit Rock City

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