Liberty Records Discography, Part 2 (Premier Series)
By David Edwards and Mike Callahan Last update: April 27, 2003

The Liberty Premier Series started as a special "high quality" [read: snooty] pop series with gold labels and heavy cardboard fold-open record jackets, often with see-through sculpted cutout covers. Label propaganda noted, "The Premier Series is a new concept in recorded entertainment, each album being a complete production, specially conceived and carefully planned to please the most discriminating record collector. The talents of only the finest performers and technicians [read: no rock and roll allowed here] are called upon for these albums. And, each album comes carefully sealed in a specially designed package worthy of the superb product within."

"Highbrow" artists such as Felix Slatkin, Bessie Griffin, Richard Marino, Si Zentner, and Tommy Garrett were featured in the first few albums in something called "Poly 120 Sound." Before long, however, the label became a vehicle for Tommy Garrett's "50 Guitars" albums almost exclusively. Surprisingly, the label lasted nine years, thanks to Garrett's ability to sell lots of albums of "background music," a precursor to the "lounge music" phenomenon of the 1990s.

The Premier Series used the LMM-12000/LSS-14000 series for mono and stereo, respectively. The label was gold with black print. Graphics were similar to the regular Liberty label, except there was no color, so the rainbow at the left of the label was made up of horizontal black lines.

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, and we have no association with Liberty Records. Liberty Records is currently owned by the EMI Records Group. Should you want to contact EMI, or 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 discography is copyright 1999 by Mike Callahan.


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

LMM-13001/LSS-14001 - Paradise Found - Felix Slatkin [1960] Sweet Leiliani/Little Brown Gal/Paradise Found/Hiilawe/Hawaiian Wedding Song/Aloha Oe/Moon Of Manakoora/My Little Grass Shack/My Isle Of Golden Dreams/Beyond The Reef/The Hukilau Song/To You Sweetheart Aloha

LMM-13002/LSS-14002 - Portraits In Bronze - Bumps Blackwell & Bessie Griffith & Gospel Pearls [1961] Lord In The New Jerusalem/Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child/Children Don't You Get Weary/I Shall Not Be Moved/Swing Low/Jericho Walls/I Believe/Lord Don't Move The Mountain/Swing Down Sweet Chariot/Bye And Bye

LMM-13003/LSS-14003 - The Magic Beat - Richard Marino [1961] Fever/High Noon/Ziganette/Lover/Rots-O-Ruck/Colonel Bogey/The Trolley Song/Baghdad Express/Lisbon Antigua/Seventy Six Trombones/Hot Sombrero/Poor People Of Paris

LMM-13004/LSS-14004 - Magnificent XII - Felix Slatkin [1961] Unchained Melody (S)/The Magnificent VII (S)/My Own True Love (Tara's Theme) (S)/Last Date (S)/Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) (S)/Theme From The Sundowners (S)//Laura (S)/Never On Sunday (S)/Exodus (S)/Night Theme (S)/Smile (S)/It's Not Forever (S)

LMM-13005/LSS-14005 - 50 Guitars Go South of the Border - Tommy Garrett [1961] (12-61, #36) Guadalajara/Granada/South Of The Boarder/Perfidia/La Bamba/You Belong To My Heart/Besame Mucho/La Virgen De La Macarena/Adios/Be Mine Tonight/Frenesi/Come Closer To Me


LMM-13007/LSS-14007 - Out of this World - Richard Marino [1961] Out Of This World/Moonlight Becomes You/When You Wish Upon A Star/Moon Was Yellow/Stardust/Misty/Gone With The Wind/Stairway To The Stars/Over The Rainbow/Full Moon And Empty Arms/Stars In My Eyes/Stella By Starlight

LMM-13008/LSS-14008 - Street Scene - Felix Slatkin [1961] Street Scene/Boulevard Of Broken Dreams/Easy Street/On The Street Where You Live/Pigalle/Streets Of Laredo/Standing On The Corner/Lonely Street/On The Sunny Side Of The Street/The Lonesome Road

LMM-13009/LSS-14009 - Great Band With Great Voices, Volume 1 - Si Zentner with Johnny Mann Singers [1961] Serenade In Blue/Am I Blue/Breezin' Along With The Breeze/Flamingo/It's A Lonesome Old Town/Ol' Man River/St. Louis Blues/Deep Purple/Baubles Bangles And Beads/Dream/Little White Lies/'Tain't What You Do

LMM-13010/LSS-14010 -

LMM-13011/LSS-14011 - Many Splendored Themes - Felix Slatkin [1961] Bonanza/Golden Earrings/Spellbound/Limelight Theme/Theme From A Summer Place/Peter Gunn/Love Is A Many Splendored Thing/Three Coins In The Fountain/Mr. Lucky/Gigi/Around The World/Green Leaves Of Summer

LMM-13012/LSS-14012 -

LMM-13013/LSS-14013 - Seasons Greetings - Felix Slatkin [1961]

LMM-13014/LSS-14014 -

LMM-13015/LSS-14015 -

LMM-13016/LSS-14016 - 50 Guitars Go South of the Border, Volume 2 - Tommy Garrett [1962] El Rancho Grande/Mexicali Rose/Clelito Lindo/Fantasia Mexicana/Magic In The Moonlight/Malaguena/Mexican Hat Dance/Amor/Estrelita/Green Eyes/La Paloma/Vaya Con Dios

LMM-13017/LSS-14017 - Great Band with Great Voices, Volume 2 - Si Zentner & the Johnny Mann Singers [1962] Mississippi Mud/Marie/Chattanooga Choo Choo/At Last/On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Undecided/Paper Doll/If I Didn't Care/Hut Sut Song/It Happened In Monterey/I'll Never Smile Again/Rum And Coca-Cola

LMM-13018/LSS-14018 - 25 Pianos Play Evergreens of Broadway - Tommy Garrett [1962] Bali Ha'i/Everything's Coming Up Roses/The Sound Of Music/The Carousel Waltz/Fanny/I Could Have Danced All Night/Tonight/Till There Was You/Baubles Bangles And Beads/Hey There/Hey Look Me Over/Manhattan

LMM-13019/LSS-14019 - Inspired Themes from the Inspired Films - Felix Slatkin [1962] A Man Called Peter/David And Bathsheba/The Song Of Bernadette/Ben-Hur/King Of Kings/El Cid/The Robe/The Prodigal/Francis Of Assisi/Samson And Delilah/Ten Commandments/Quo Vadis

LMM-13020/LSS-14020 - Exotica Suite - Si Zentner [1962] Temple Pageant/Tiki/Enchanted Reef/Bali Monkey Dance/Demons And Dragons/Legend Of The Island Gods/Pagan Ritual/Jungle Train/Stolen Idol/Lotus Pool/Tribe Of The Moon/Calabash Annie

LMM-13021/LSS-14021 - Fantastic Strings Play Fantastic Themes - Felix Slatkin [1962] Carmen's Hoedown/Twist The Can-Can/Hi-Fi Hero/Winter's Sadness/Merry Cobbler/For Elise/Brass Pizzicato/Pensive Prelude/Wistful Haven/Three Plus Two/Havana Mist/Run Strings Run

LMM-13022/LSS-14022 - 50 Guitars Visit Hawaii - Tommy Garrett [1962] Hukilau Song/Lovely Hula Hands/Pagan Love Song/Now Is The Hour/Sweet Leilani/Song Of The Islands/My Little Grass Shack/Moon Of Manakoora/Hawaiian Wedding Song/Hawaiian War Chant/Blue Hawaii/Aloha Oe

LMM-13023/LSS-14023 - Play Gypsy Play - Harry Geller [1962] Gypsy Moon/Hungarian Dance No. 5/Granada/Flashing Fingers/Intermezzo/When A Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry/Knife Fight/Czardas/Tarantella/Medley: Dark Eyes-Two Guitars-Meadowland

LMM-13024/LSS-14024 - Hoedown! - Felix Slatkin [1962] Devil's Dream/Turkey In The Straw/Back Up And Push/Maiden's Prayer/Golden Slippers/Fire On The Mountain//Arkansas Traveler/Orange Blossom Special/Listen To The Mocking Bird/Faded Love/Fisher's Horn Pipe/Chicken Reel

LMM-13025/LSS-14025 - 50 Guitars Go Country - Tommy Garrett [1962] Send Me The Pillow You Dream On/Oh Lonesome Me/When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again/You Win Again/Missing You/Sugar Foot Rag/Just Out Of Reach/Am I Losing You/Wildwood Flower/Tennessee Waltz/I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You/Wabash Cannon Ball

LMM-13026/LSS-14026 -

LMM-13027/LSS-14027 - The Ballad of New Orleans - Felix Slatkin [1962] Battle Hymn Of The Republic/Way Down Yonder In New Orleans/Just A Closer Walk With Thee/Jada/Basin Street Blues/Tiger Rag/When The Saints Go Marching In/Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen/Fidgety Feet/Crawfish/St. James Infirmary/Prelude

LMM-13028/LSS-14028 - 50 Guitars Go Italiano - Tommy Garrett [1963] (6-64, #142) Arrivederci Roma/Anema E Core/Ciao Ciao Bambina/Mattinata/Come Back To Sorrento/Volare/La Strada/Return To Me/Non Dimenticar/Summertime in Venice/Al-Di-La/O Sole Mio

LMM-13029/LSS-14029 - Conducts 50 Velvet Brass - Pete King [1963] End Of A Love Affair/Where Are You/If Ever I Would Leave You/Till/Party's Over/Almost Paradise/Day By Day/An Affair To Remember/Midnight Sun/The Way You Look Tonight/Star Eyes/Shangri-La

LMM-13030/LSS-14030 - Maria Elena - Tommy Garrett [1963] (12-63, #94) Amapola/Anna/Brazil/The Breeze And I/Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White/Jungle Drums/Maria Elena/El Choclo/Flamenco Love/Taboo/Without You

LMM-13031/LSS-14031 - Bordertown Bandido - Tommy Garrett [1964] Mexico/Love Me With All Your Heart/The Lonely Bull/Theme From Viva Zapata/Stranger From Durango/The Magnificent Seven//The Comancheros/Juarez/The Three Caballeros/El Paso/Gringo's Ambush/The Bandit

LMM-13032/LSS-14032 - Espana - Tommy Garrett [1965] Temptation Marcheta/Blue Tango/El Relicario/In A Little Spanish Town/Valencia/Adios Mariquita Linda/La Violetera/Meditation/Conquest/Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars/Lady Of Spain

LMM-13033/LSS-14033 - Return to Paradise - Tommy Garrett [1965] Enchanted Island/Ebb Tide/Flamingo/South Sea Trade Winds/Beyond The Reef/Return To Paradise/Off Shore/Red Sails In The Sunset/Bali Ha'i/Soft Sands/Quiet Village/Pearly Shells

LMM-13034/LSS-14034 -

LMM-13035/LSS-14035 - Love Songs South of the Border - Tommy Garrett [1966] Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps/Always In My Heart/Siboney/La Malaguena (Son Huasteco)/Time Was (Duerme)/Tender Moments/La Golondrina/Sabor A Mi (Be True To Me)/Yours (Quiereme Mucho)/La Comparsa/Spanish Eyes/Piel Canela

LMM-13036/LSS-14036 - Viva Mexico! - Tommy Garrett [1966] Historia De Un Amor/Spanish Lights/Cu-Cu-Rru-Cu-Cu Paloma/Tijuana Jail/Pepito Mi Corazon/Usted/La Cucaracha/Sway (Quien Sera)/What A Diff'rence A Day Made/It Happened In Monterey/Cinco Robles

LMM-13037/LSS-14037 - 50 Guitars in Love - Tommy Garrett [1966] (11-66, #99) Moon Guitar/You Don't Have To Say You Love Me/Dream Theme/Escape To Love/Sure Gonna Miss Her/I Left My Heart In San Francisco/Our Day Will Come/Strangers In The Night/Lara's Theme From Doctor Zhivago/Michelle/What Now My Love

LMM-13038/LSS-14038 - In a Brazilian Mood - Tommy Garrett [1967] Desafinado/Samba De Orfeu/Babalu/Mas Que Nada/Samba For Yolanda/Carioca/Guantanamera/Cancion/Summer Samba/Fly Me To The Moon

LMM-13039/LSS-14039 - More 50 Guitars in Love - Tommy Garrett [1967] (7-67, #168) Courtin'/My Love Forgive Me/Hung Up In Your Eyes/My Special Angel/Theme For Someone In Love/A Man And A Woman/Softly As I Leave You/Old Cape Cod/If You Go Away/Guitar Serenade/My Cup Runneth Over

LMM-13040/LSS-14040 - Six Flags Over Texas - Tommy Garrett [1967] Six Flags Over Texas/Houston/Theme From The Alamo/Big D/Texas Our Texas/Abilene/Theme From Giant/San Antonio Rose/Cotton Fields/Streets Of Laredo

Stereo-only releases start here.

LSS-14041 - Our Love Affair - Tommy Garrett [1968] Our Love Affair/A Lover's Concerto/The Impossible Dream/Melody Of Love/Born Free/I Hear A Symphony/A Prophecy Of Love/I Will Wait For You/Never My Love/If Ever I Would Leave You/This Is My Song/Sunny

LSS-14042 - Hombre - Tommy Garrett [1968]

LSS-14043 -

LSS-14044 - Sound of Love - Tommy Garrett [1969] This Guy's In Love With You/Goin' Out Of My Head/Kiss Me Goodbye/Can't Take My Eyes Off You/Fascination/The Look Of Love/There Is A Place For Lovers/Turn Around Look At Me/Chances Are/Elusive Butterfly/Over You/Classical Gas

LSS-14045 - The Best of the 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett - Tommy Garrett [1969] (5-69, #147) La Bamba/La Negra/Love Me With All Your Heart/Malaguena/Maria Elena/Mexican Hat Dance/El Relicario/Girl From Impanema/The Good The Bad And The Ugly/Guadalajara/Guantanamera

LSS-14046 - Mexican Leather and Spanish Lace - Tommy Garrett [1969] Baja/Day in the Life of a Fool/Delicado/Mucho Que Te Quiero/On the Old Spanish Trail/My Adobe Hacienda/Moon Was Yellow/How Insensitive/Mexican Standoff/Mi Casa/Jarabe

LSS-14047 - For Midnight Lovers - Tommy Garrett [1970]

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