Imperial Album Discography, Part 2 (1956-1958): LPs 9001-9050
by David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: August 31, 1999

The first Imperial label was dark blue with silver printing. Imperial was above the center hole. These labels were used on the 10-inch records before 1956. The second label, which started with the 9000 series started in 1956, was maroon with silver printing, with "IMPERIAL" in block letters above the center hole. This label was used from LP-9001 at least through LP-9041. The third label was black, with colored rays fanning out of the center hole to the top quadrant of the label. "IMPERIAL" is in white letters, with blue, green, yellow and red stars below the logo. This label was used from the mid 9040s through at least LP-9267. The albums in this part of the discography pre-dated stereo releases.

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Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

LP-9001 - Scotch Pipings - Glencoe Highlanders [7/56] Issued in mono only. Green Hills O' Tyrol/Millbank Cottage/Atholl And Breadalbane Gathering/74th Farewell To Edinburgh/Blowers Of Edinburgh/Highland Schottische/Circassian Circle/Petronella/Miss Mac Cleod's Reel/Strip The Willow/Campbell's Are Coming/Highland Fling

LP-9002 - Moment Of Truth (Music of the Bullring) - Manual S. Acuna Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. Madre Del Corderro/Fado Blanquita/Alma Andaluza/Alegrias/Espana Cani/Manton De Manila/Garrotin/Currito De La Cruz/Cielo Andaluz/Malaguena/Bulerias/Gitanerias

LP-9003 - Slim Whitman Favorites - Slim Whitman [1956] Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1966 in electronic stereo as LP-12100. Love Song Of The Waterwheel/Bandera Waltz/Beautiful Dreamer/Rose Marie/Talk To The Waves/Indian Love Call/China Doll/Amateur In Love/Keep It A Secret/How Can I Tell/Secret Love/Cattle Call

LP-9004 - Rock And Rollin' - Fats Domino [1956] (3-57, #17) Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1968 in electronic stereo as LP-12387. The Fat Man/Tired Of Crying/Goin' Home/You Said You Love Me/Going To The River/Please Don't Leave Me//Rose Mary/All By Myself/Ain't It A Shame/Poor Me/Boo Weevil/Don't Blame It On Me

LP-9005 - Hawaiian Favorites - Danny "Kalauana" Stewart [1956] Issued in mono only. Na Lei O Hawaii/Lovely Hula Hands/Hawaiian War Chant/Little Brown Gal/Fair Hawaii/Sweet Leilani/Hawaiian Song Of Love/Ka Ulua/Beautiful Kahana/Ula No Weo/Hame Pila/Aloha Oe

LP-9006 - Jazz U.S.A. - Sonny Criss [1956] Issued in mono only. Willow Weep For Me/These Foolish Things/Blue Friday/Sunday/More Than You Know/Easy Livin'/Alabamy Bound/Something's Gotta Give/West Coast Blues/Criss Cross/Ham's Blues/Sweet Georgia Brown

LP-9007 - Afro U.S.A. - Anayogu Ukonu and Afro-Calypsonians [1956] Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1958 in rechanneled stereo as LP-12003. Bo Bo Wor Foro Satide/Ada Lee/War Dance/I'm Serious/Afro-Maringa/Mhuru-Gi-Nanya (I Love You)/Where Is My Mama/Sapara/Agnese/Okorobia/Oboli/Elenwua

LP-9008 - Mexican Folk Dances - Manual S. Acuna [1956] Issued in mono only. Jarabe Tapatio/Zandunga/Chiapanecas/Espuelas/Mas Bonito Pie/Mananitas/Cielito Lindo/Tanchera/Mexican Schottis/Corrido/Jarand Yucateco/Fantasia Michoacana

LP-9009 - Rock And Rollin' With Fats - Fats Domino [1956] (11-56, #18) Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1968 in electronic stereo as LP-12388. My Blue Heaven/Swanee River Hop/Second Line Jump/Goodbye/Careless/I Love Her//I'm In Love Again/When My Dreamboat Comes Home/Are You Going My Way/If You Need Me/My Heart Is In Your Hands/Fats' Frenzy

LP-9010 - "Wild" Bill Davis On Broadway - "Wild" Bill Davis [1956] Issued in mono only. Autumn Leaves/Invitation/Cubano Chant/My Funny Valentine/Perdido/Take The "A" Train/I Miss You So/I Remember April/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

LP-9011 - Mambo! - Raymond Usera Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. Caribbean Mambo/Gold Coast Mambo/Highlight Mambo/Park Avenue Mambo/Hay Que Tener/Mambiando El Mambo/Riff A La Iznaga/Ricoland

LP-9012 - Marimba Music - Mario Hurtago Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. Adelita Linda/Rumbarimba/Solamente Una Vez/Paquita/Tu Promesa/Altos Tren/Porque Enganar/Que Quieres Mas De Mi

LP-9013 - Irish Folk Dances - James O'Flynn Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. Medley: Irish Washerwoman-Connaught Man-Father O'Flynn/Stack Of Barley/Medley: Wind That Shakes The Barley-Rakes O'Mallow-Fairy Reel/Medley: Miss MacCleod's Reel-Peas Upon A Teacher- White Cockade/Medley: O'Donnell Abu-James O'Flynn/Medley: Rickett's Hornpipe-Fischer's Hornpipe- Duranges Hornpipe/Medley: Paddy Whack-Rory O'Moore-Larry O'Gaff/Medley: Garry Owen-Paddy O'Rafferty-Spring O'Shellalagh

LP-9014 - Music At Midnight - Roy Harrison Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. All Alone/Dusk/Lover/Kiss Me Again/Autumn Leaves/Night And Day/Time On My Hands/Say It With Music/Yankee Doodle Dandy/La Paloma/When Day Is Done/Maila Waltz

LP-9015 - "Wild" Bill Davis In Hollywood - "Wild" Bill Davis [1956] Issued in mono only. Supposin'/Jealousy/High And The Mighty/Tenderly/Let's Fall In Love/At Dawn With Davis/Mr. Wonderful/All The Things You Are/Inter-Modulation/Love Is Here To Stay

LP-9016 - Care Free Mood - Roy Harrison Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. Until Tomorrow/Temptation/Chesapeake Bay/I'm Getting Sentimental Over You/Negra/Deep Purple/Fascinating Rhythm/John Peel/You And The Night And The Music/I Want To Be Happy/Linger Awhile/Waiting For The Robert E. Lee

LP-9017 - Music In A Tender Mood - Roy Harrison Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen/Londonderry Air/Two Little Girls In Blue/Goodnight Ladies/Carolina Moon/Camptown Races/Destiny Waltz/Brazil/Cock O' The North/I'm In The Mood For Love/I Kiss Your Hand Madame/Well Blow Me Down/Arche De Triomphe

LP-9018 - Music For Lovers - Roy Harrison Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. Saint Louis Blues/Siesta/String Operation/Oh What A Beautiful Morning/I'll See You Again/Liza/Mood Indigo/The Man I Love/Black And Tan Fantasy/Hora Staccato/Mexican Hat Dance/Emperor Waltz/Neapolitan Love Song

LP-9019 - Music For Romantic Moments - Reginald G. Marshall Orchestra [1956] Issued in mono only. Adios Muchachos/When Day Is Done/I'll See You Again/Time On My Hands/Dream Waltz/Phil The Fluter's Ball/Summertime/Sweethearts/Linger Awhile

LP-9020 - Go Man: It's Sonny Criss & Modern Jazz - Sonny Criss [1956] Issued in mono only. Summertime/Memories Of You/Wailin' With Joe/How Deep Is The Ocean/Blues For Rose/Man I Love/Until The Real Thing Comes Along/Blue Prelude/After You've Gone/Come Rain Or Come Shine/How High The Moon/If I Had You

LP-9021 - Tribute To James Dean - Leonard Rosenman [1956] Issued in mono only. Theme From "East Of Eden"/Cal's Dance/Nocturne/Vindication Of Cal/Giant/There's Never Been Anyone Else But You/Theme From "Rebel Without A Cause"/Jim's Ride To The Planetarium/End Of The World/Knife Fight/Death Of Plato

LP-9022 - Ernie Freeman Plays Irving Berlin - Ernie Freeman [1956] Issued in mono only. Alexander's Ragtime Band/How Deep Is The Ocean/Heat Wave/Say It Isn't So/Always/Blue Skies/Reaching For The Moon/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm/All Alone/Song Is Ended/Now It Can Told

LP-9023 - Square Dances - Bill Mooney & Cactus Twisters [1956] Issued in mono only. My Gal Sal/Beer Barrel Polka/Spinning Wheel/Little Brown Jug/"H"/En El Rancho Grande/You Are My Sunshine/I Like Mountain Music/There Is A Tavern In The Town/Pistol Packin' Mama/Blues Eyes/There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder

LP-9024 - Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter - Sonny Criss [1956] Issued in mono only. What Is This Thing Called Love/Night And Day/Love For Sale/Just One Of Those Things/Anything Goes/I Get A Kick Out Of You/Easy To Love/It's All Right With Me/I Love You/In The Still Of The Night

LP-9025 - The Piano Styling of Frankie Ortega - Frankie Ortega [1956] Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1958 in rechanneled stereo as LP-12011. I Feel A Song Coming On/Sunny Side Of The Street/Thank You For A Lovely Evening/Where Are You/Exactly Like You/Cuban Love Song/You're A Sweetheart/I'm In The Mood For Love/I'm Shootin' High/Lovely Lady

LP-9026 - Slim Whitman Sings Country Hits - Slim Whitman [1956] Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1966 in electronic stereo as LP-12104. By The Waters Of The Minnetonka/All That I'm Asking Is Sympathy/Dear Mary/I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen/Serenade/When I Grow Too Old To Dream/Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Curtain Of Tears/I'm Casting A Lasso Towards The Sky/Haunted Hungry Heart/Roll On Silvery Moon/We Stood At The Altar

LP-9027 - Jazz Of Two Cities - Warne Marsh Quintet [1957] Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1958 in rechanneled stereo as LP-12013. Quintessence/Smog Eyes/Lover Man/Ear Conditioning/Dixie's Dilemma/Jazz Of Two Cities/I Never Knew/These Are The Things I Love

LP-9028 - This Is Fats Domino - Fats Domino [1957] (2-57, #19) Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1968 in electronic stereo as LP-12389. Blueberry Hill/Honey Chile/What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasing You/Blue Monday/So Long/La La//Troubles Of My Own/You Done Me Wrong/Reeling And Rocking/The Fat Man's Hop/Poor Poor Me/Trust In Me

LP-9029 - Mademoiselle From Paree! - The Music of Bill McGuffie [1957] Issued in mono only. Mademoiselle From Paris/Clopin Clopant/La Siene/Marie/Le Fiacre/Symphony/C'Est Si Bon/Louise/Bonn/April In Paris/La Mer/There Was A Time

LP-9030 - Jivin' 'O' Round - Ernie Freeman [2/57] Issued in mono only. Jivin' Around/Return To Me/Rockin' Around/Lost Dreams/Spring Fever/Walking The Beat/Rainy Beat/Rainy Day/Funny Face/Touch Of The Blues/Flyin' High/Bluesy Me

LP-9031 - Vibraphone Fantasy In Jazz - Bob Harrington Quartet [1957] Issued in mono only. Mountain Dew/Ticklish Situation/Patio Pavanne/I've Never Been In Love Before/Let's Have Some Ribs/Gone Nuclear Fishin'/How Long Has This Been Goin' On/Three Fourths/Little Circumference/Indecision

LP-9032-W - Men In War (Soundtrack) - Elmer Bernstein [1957] Issued in mono only. Sounds Of War: Battle-First March/Men In War Theme: Men In War-Flowers For Kilian/Run For Cover: Waiting-Running/Forest Of Mines/Morning After Battle/End Of The Road/Impassioned Argument/Montana & The Colonel: Theme-Up The Hill/The Last March/Quiet Before Attack/Salute To Heroes

LP-9033 - Vacation In The Philipines - Amador Bagasao Orchestra [1957] Issued in mono only. Esperanza/Mazurka/Carinosa/La Jota/Aetana/Polka Sala/Chotis/Bao

LP-9034 - Vacation In Italy - Dominick Saragusa Orchestra [1957] Issued in mono only. Sicilianella/Tesoro Mio/La Danza/Sicilian Tarantella/Quadriglia Napoletana/Vinca Vieni Amor Mio/Tarantella Napoletana/Saltarello Romano

LP-9035 - Vacation In Mexico - Manual S. Acuna [1957] Issued in mono only. Buscando Olvido/Tarde O Temprano/Te Quiero Con La Vida/Apasionado De Ti/Mula Bronca/Alma Llanera/Youte Juro Por Dios/Mi Pueblo Natal/Arrallanes/Mexico Lindo/Barzon/Que Te Ha Dado Esa Mujer

LP-9036 - Vacation In Holland - Erik Lundquist [1957] Issued in mono only. Vandra Polka/Balen I Karlstad/Spinning Waltz/Tip Top Hambo/Schottis/Gamal Reinlender/To- Tur/Sudmalinas

LP-9037 - Vacation In Scotland - Glencoe Highlanders [1957] Issued in mono only. Loh Katrine/Dovecote Park/Highland Laddie/Glendaurel Highlanders/Lord Blantyre/Jock Wilson's Ball/Sandy Duff/Bonnie Dundee

LP-9038 - Here Stands Fats Domino - Fats Domino [1957] Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1968 in electronic stereo as LP-12390. Detroit City Blues/Hide Away Blues/She's My Baby/New Baby/Little Bee/Every Night About This Time//I'm Walkin'/I'm In The Mood For Love/Cheatin'/You Can Pack Your Suitcase/Hey! Fat Man/I'll Be Gone

LP-9039 - George Liberace Goes Teenage - George Liberace [1957] Issued in mono only. I'm Walkin'/Ain't That A Shame/I Hear You Knocking/I'm In Love Again/Going To The River/Going Home/Teenagers Holiday/Lost Dreams/Spring Fever/3 X 7 = 21/I Didn't Want To Do It/Blue Monday

LP-9040 - This Is Fats - Fats Domino [8/57] Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1968 in electronic stereo as LP-12391. The Rooster Song/My Happiness/As Time Goes By/Hey La Bas/Love Me/Don't You Hear Me Calling You//It's You I Love/Valley Of Tears/Where Did You Stay/Baby Please

LP-9041 - Beau James: The Life and Times of Jimmy Walker (Soundtrack) - Joseph Lilley [1957] Issued in mono only. Manhattan (Main Title)/Campaign Route/Manhattan Night Club Scene/Greenwich Village After Hours/Someone To Watch Over Me/December In Central Park/When We're Alone/His Honor The Mayor Of N.Y./Sidewalks Of New York/Tammany Parade March/Manhattan (End Title)

LP-9042 - Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (Soundtrack) - Billy May [1957] Issued in mono only. Introduction/Coming Next Week/Kidnapping Scene/Travelogue/Beach House/Malibu Beach Mambo/Dandy/Fuzzy Pink Nightgown/Patio/Laurel's Theme/No Hard Feelings/End Title

LP-9043 - London Jazz - Dizzy Reece Quintet [1957] Issued in mono only. O Moon/Butch/Bang!/This Is Always/Chorous/Basie Line/Out Of Nowhere/Scrapple From The Apple

LP-9044 - African Night Life - Anayogu Ukonu [1957] Issued in mono only. Everybody Goes For Calypso/Ghana Ayeiko/Drive Her Home/Abiana/I Got My Fingers Crossed/Anywhere You Go/Obiutom/Donkey City/Talking Drums/Chusie Baby/Mambo Africana/Mulenga

LP-9045 - Stairway To Heaven - Rex Koury [1957] Issued in mono only. Stairway To The Stars/Over The Rainbow/Shooting Star/Silver Moon/Stars Are The Window Of Heaven/You Are My Lucky Star/A Little Bit Of Heaven/Stardust/Angel's Serenade/Waltzing On A Cloud/My Blue Heaven

LP-9046 - Little Giant Of Jazz - Tubby Hayes Quartet [1957] Issued in mono only. Dance Of Aerophragytes/There's No You/Imagination/Peace Pipe/There'll Never Be Another You/Opus De Funk/Straight Life/Ode To Ernie/Foolin' Myself/No I Woody'n/Message To The Messengers

LP-9047 - Bill McGuffie - Bill McGuffie [1957] Issued in mono only. You Are My Lucky Star/How High The Moon/I'll Close My Eyes/All I Do Is Dream Of You/You Can't Have Everything/The Very Thought Of You/Confidentially/I Wanna Be Loved By You/Should I/I'll Never Smile Again/All Of Me/Good Night Sweetheart

LP-9048 - Ricky - Ricky Nelson [1957] (11-57, #1) Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1968 in electronic stereo as LP-12392. Honeycomb/Boppin' The Blues/Be-Bop Baby/Have I Told You Lately That I Love You/Teenage Doll/If You Can't Rock Me//Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/Baby I'm Sorry/Am I Blue/I'm Confessin'/Your True Love/True Love

LP-9049 - The Ozzie And Harriet Show - Ozzie & Harriet Nelson [1958] Issued in mono only. Goody Goody/Sugar Time/I Still Get A Thrill/In The Middle Of An Island/Blue Skies/Catch A Falling Star/Mandy/I Never Knew/I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again/All Of Me/Baby Keep Callin' Me/If You Believe It

LP-9050 - Ricky Nelson - Ricky Nelson [1958] (7-58, #7) Originally issued in mono only. Reissued in 1968 in electronic stereo as LP-12393. Shirley Lee/Someday/There's Good Rockin' Tonight/I'm Feelin' Sorry/Down The Line/Unchained Melody//I'm In Love Again/Don't Leave Me This Way/By Babe/I'll Walk Alone/There Goes My Baby/Poor Little Fool

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