Jolly Rogers Album Discography
By Patrice Eyries, Dave Edwards, and Mike Callahan
Last update: June 10, 2007

The Jolly Rogers record label was an MGM-distributed label run by Kenny Rogers and his brother Leland Rogers. The label started in 1972 and lasted until 1974.

Four of the five albums released on this label were by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, and the other one, the Stanley Steamer album (featuring vocalist Holly Vaughn), is produced by Kenny Rogers.

The Kenny Rogers and the First Edition records were released after they left Reprise and before Kenny Rogers went solo. None of the albums charted, which probably hastened the demise of the group. The group did get a country charter with the single "Today I Started Loving You Again" [Jolly Rogers 1004], which reached #69 on the country charts in the summer of 1973.

The label is grey, with "JOLLY ROGERS" written in black letters in the form of an arc at the top of the label, upon the label logo which consists of the famous "skull-and-crossbones" pirate sign. The following text is written in black lettering in the form of an arc at the bottom of the label : "MANUFACTURED BY MGM RECORDS, INC., 7165 SUNSET BOULEVARD, HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90046". Promotional labels were the same but had a "D.J. COPY, NOT FOR SALE" overprint.

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 Jolly Rogers Records or MGM Records. 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 2007 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Jolly Rogers JR-5000 Series:

JR 5001 - Backroads - Kenny Rogers & First Edition [1972] Recorded in Los Angeles in August, 1972. (Do You Remember) The First Time/There's An Old Man In Our Town/Lady, Play Your Symphony/She Thinks I Still Care/Look Over The Hill/My Sweet Lady/Today I Started Loving You Again/Tell Me Why/Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway/Indian Joe

JR 5002 - Stanley Steamer - Stanley Steamer [1973] Recorded in July, 1972 in Los Angles. Rainbows On My Face (Part I & Part II)/A Bb Fantasy (If I Concede To Love You)/The Legend Of The Innominate Bone: (a.) Rain And The Blue Sky (b.) Desperation, I Love You (c.) So Do I (Carol Of A Fool)//Three Humours Of Man

JR 5003 - Rollin' (Television Soundtrack) - Kenny Rogers & First Edition [1973] Recorded in Los Angeles on November 8, 1972. Good Vibrations/The Long And Winding Road/Sylvia's Mother/Joy/Paperback Writer/Get Back/Border Song/I Need You/Coconut/Morning Has Broken

JR 5004 - Monumental - Kenny Rogers & First Edition [1973] Recorded September, 1973, in Los Angeles. Lena Lookie/Something About Your Song/Building Condemned/Hoodooin' Of Miss Fannie Deberry/The Ritual//Morganna Jones/42nd Street/Oregon/Whatcha Gonna Do/Gallop County Train

J3G 5005 - Makin' Music for Money - Kenny Rogers & First Edition [1974] Recorded January-February, 1974, in Los Angeles. Makin' Music For Money/A Stranger In My Place/Love Woman/Round And Round/Forgive Me Now/Sunshine/She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye/Lady Of The Night/Dirty Work

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