Stepheny Album Discography
By David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: August 9, 1999

The Stepheny label was started in 1956 in Evanston, Illinois. The founder and president of the company was Norman Forgue. The company recorded popular, rhythm and blues and jazz. Most of the album releases were jazz and Dixieland, but a great R&B vocal group appeared on MF-4001, "First Date with the Ebon-Knights". The record is very rare and very desirable to vocal group collectors. Stepheny Records went out of business in 1960.

The Stepheny label is off white with black printing. There is a 1/8 inch yellow band around the perimeter of the label. "Stepheny" in red script above and to the left of the center hole and a picture of a woman to the right of the logo.

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 Stepheny Records, which is currently inactive. 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 1999 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

MF-4000 monaural, MFS-8003 stereo - Jazz in Orbit - Bob Davis Quartet [1958 mono, 1960 stereo] Adam's Evening/Windy City/Darn That Dream/Blues in Orbit/Dr. Pepper/Cherokee //Buzzy/Star Eyes/I Remember April/Sometimes I'm Happy/Up in Ray's Pad/Deedee's Dream

MF-4001 monaural - First Date with the Ebon-Knights - Ebon-Knights [1958] This album was issued in mono only. First Date/Stop The World/Only Only You/Poor Butterfly/I'm Confessin'/Do You Know/Georgia//Lonesome Road/Lover Come Back To Me/Why Don't You Happen To Me/Falling In Love/Blues In The Night/That's The Way The Ball Bounces/Numma Numma

MF-4002 monaural, MFS-8001 stereo - Club Basin Street - Danny Alvin [1958 mono, 1960 stereo] South Rampart Street/Parade/Closer Walk With Thee/Dippermouth Blues/Bill Bailey/All of Me/Sheik of Araby/Riverside Blues/I Used to Love You/High Society/Sunny Side of the Street/After You've Gone/Basin Street Blues

MF-4003 monaural, MFS-8002 stereo - Reno Tondelli Plays Nevada, A New Jazz Sound - Reno Tondelli [5/58 mono, 1960 stereo] Love Is Just Aroung the Corner/Reno-Valted/Let's Get away From It All/How About You/Give Me the Simple Life/I Hadn't Anyone Till You/Easy Living/In a Calm/Nostalgia/Deep Purple/Portrait of Jenny/Caprice Viennois

MF-4004 monaural - Jack Fascinato Arranges Things - Jack Fascinato [1958] Happy Medium/Aba Da Aba Du/Drum City/There Will Never Be Another You/Diggin' Duggan/Be My Lovin' Baby/50 Fathoms/Rainbows In the Sky/I'm Alone But Never Lonely/Custer's Last One-Night Stand/Tea For Two/Road Runner/Moment We Met/I Love To Sing

MF-4005 monaural - Johnny Pate at the Blue Note - Johnny Pate [8/58] This album was issued in mono only. Dancing On the Ceiling/What A Difference A Day Made/It Might As Well Be Spring/Falling In Love With Love/l The Time/Old Devil Moon//I Surrender Dear/Yvonne/Tea For Two/Pennies From Heaven/Carmen's Chaser/Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

MF-4006 monaural, MFS-8004 stereo - First Time Out - Bob Centano [1959] Centano's Theme/Taboo/Something Else/I'll Remember April/Slow Stroll/I'm Always Chasing Rainbows/Come Rain or Come Shine/Sueno/Secret Love/I'm Glad There's You

MF-4007 monaural - Amanda Ambrose Swings at the Black Orchid - Amanda Ambrose [1959] This album was issued in mono only. This Can't Be Love/Someday Sweetheart/You're Nobody Til Sombody Loves You/There Will Never Be Another You/Good Man Is Hard To Find/You've Got Me Cryin' Again/Taking a Chance On Love/My Melancholy Baby/Everywhere/Close Your Eyes/Honeysuckle Rose

MF-4008 monaural, MFS-8006 stereo - Freddie Wayne - Freddie Wayne [1959] Fredie's Blues/Paladium Swing/In the Blue of Evening/Harlem Mambo/Cherry/Evelina/My Funny Valentine/Gold Digger's Song/One For Janet/Shine

MF-4009 monaural - Be Our Guest - Various Artists [1959] Artists include the Buccaneers, Tilton, and the Halloran Quartette. This album was issued in mono only. Over and Over Again/My Dog Has Fleas/That's the Way It's Gotta Be/Just Because You're Mine/If the Good Lord's Willing/If My Heart could Only Talk/Let's Drink to Happiness/I'm Alone But Never Lonely/Dancing By Myself/I Guess It Must be Love/Knockin' Song

MF-4010 monaural - I Can't Hide the Blues - Harvey Ellington [1959] This album was issued in mono only. Then I Saw You/Powder Your Face With Sunshine/Sunday, Monday, or Always/Maybe You'll Be There/Squeeze Me In Somewhere/Moonlight Becomes You/Wonderful One/One Way Ticket/Why Was I Born

MF-4011 monaural - Miff Mole Aboard the Dixie Hi-Flyer - Miff Mole [1959] This album was issued in mono only. Fidgety Feet/For Me and My Gal/There'll Come a Time/Exactly Like You/Dreaming By the River/St/ Louis Blues/Miffany/Jimtown Blues/Who's Sorry Now?/Wolverine Blues/Dixieland One-Step/Haunting Blues

MF-4012 monaural - Smooth Man - Bobby Christian [3/59] This album was issued in mono only. My Theme/Yesterdays/Misirlou/River's End/Caravan/Figments/Always/Tootie Flutie/East Avenue Express/Noodlin' and Doodlin'/Boola/I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles/Grasshopper Jump/Indian Hop


MF-4014 monaural - Campus Queens - Dale Hamilton Orchestra [1959]

MF-4015 monaural - The Romantic Style of Russ Carlyle - Russ Carlyle [1960] This album was issued in mono only. I've Waited Oh So Long/Happy and Free/Strangers In Paradise/Think of Pleasant Things/Only One/I May be Wrong/Where You Belong/Imagine/You're Wrong/Where You Belong/Imagine/You're Keeping a Secret/Dreaming of Love/Josephine/Donna Mia/Ready to Fall in Love/Moonglow

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