MGM Album Discography, Part 15
Miscellaneous MGM Series

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, Patrice Eyries, and Peter Preuss
Last update: April 23, 2003

MGM had several series that started and were discontinued after a single album issue. Apparently, it seemed like a good idea at the time to start a new series. The "24 Karat Gold" series of double-LPs lasted at least for about a half-dozen items, but the plans for more were scrapped.

Also included in this category of oddball series was the Special Packaging Series. MGM began repackaging their albums into two or three album sets as early as the 1950s. Looking over the issues, it seems that they threw a lot of cats and dogs into the series that didn't fit elsewhere, like the "That's Entertainment" set. They also had soundtrack albums such as "The Strawberry Statement" which would have fit just as well into their soundtrack or regular series.

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 MGM Records or Universal Music Group, who currently own the masters. 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 2000, 2003 by Mike Callahan.


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

MGM Special Packaging Series

This was a series of repackaged music in special 2- and 3-LP sets. The albums were released in mono only unless a stereo prefix (2SE, 3SE, etc.) is indicated.

Double Features Series:



2E-3 - (Classical music) (2-LP set)


2E/2SE-5 - Maurice Chevalier Yesterday/Maurice Chevalier Today - Maurice Chevalier (2-LP set) Reissue of MGM SE-3702 and SE-3703.

2E-6 - A Recorded Portrait Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers in Conversation with Arnold Michaelis - Arnold Michaelis (2-LP set) Reissue of MGM E-3688 and E-3689.

2E-7 - A Collection of Million Sellers for the Entire Family - Various Artists (2-LP set)

2E/2SE-8 - Organ and Piano Music - Various Artists (2-LP set) The Very Thought Of You - Ferrante & Teicher/Embraceable You - Ferrante & Teicher/Laura- Roger Williams/Love Walked In - Roger Williams/Make Believe - Roger Williams/Baracolle - Richard Ellsasser/The Lord's Prayer - Richard Ellsasser/Ave Maria - Richard Ellsasser/The Bells Of St. Mary's - Richard Ellsasser/In A Monastery Garden - Richard Ellsasser/Tales From The Vienna Woods - Richard Ellsasser/Wine Women & Song - Richard Ellsasser/Waltz From Serenade For Strings - Manhattan Piano Quartet/Waltz Of The Flowers - Manhattan Piano Quartet/Waltz From Swan Lake - Manhattan Piano Quartet/Waltz From Sleeping Beauty - Manhattan Piano Quartet/Waltz From Eugene Onegin - Manhattan Piano Quartet

2E/2SE-9 - Melodies of Love: Romantic Favorites - Various Artists (2-LP set) Artists: Macklin Marrow/George Copeland/Richard Ellsasser/MGM Orchestra. Titles: I Love Thee/Wedding March (Mendelsson)/None But The Lonely Heart/I Love You Truly/O Perfect Love/Because/Romance In F/Melodie Opus 42'3/Waltz From Serenade In C Major/Autumn Song/Barcarolle/Song Without Words/Humoresque/Prelude In A Minor/Afternoon Of A Fawn/Dance Sacree/Ave Maria/O Promise Me/Wedding March (Wagner)

2E/2SE-10 - Original Soundtracks and Other Music from Great Movies - Various Artists (2-LP set) Disc 1: Storm At Sea (Mutiny On The Bounty)/The Burning Desert (Ben Hur)/Antony And Cleopatra (Cleopatra)/Quo Vadis Triumphal March (Quo vadis)//Gloria (Butterfield 8)/Prelude (The V.I.P.'s)/Love Theme (The Robe)/Love Theme (A Farewell To Arms)/Intermezzo: El Cid (El Cid); Disc 2: Salome's Dance (King Of Kings)/Madame Bovary Waltz (Madame Bovary)/Lili And The Puppets (Lili)/The Legend And Epilogue (El Cid)//Climb A Higher Hill (How The West Was Won)/Cimarron (Cimarron)/Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Love Is A Many Splendored Thing)/Christian's Death (Mutiny On The Bounty)

2E/2SE-11 - The World's Greatest Waltzes - MGM Orchestra (2-LP set) Merry Widow Waltz/Sweetheart Waltz/Artist's Life/The Man On The Flying Trapeze/The Kiss Waltz/Acceleration Waltz/Vienna Bonbons/Loreli/A Thousand And One Nights/You And You Alone/Where The Citrone Blows/Lagoon Waltz/Simplicious Waltz/New Vienna/Precautions/The Blue Danube/Wine Women And Song/Tritsch-Tratsch/Vienna Life/The Emperor Waltz

2E/2SE-12 - Great Country and Western Stars - Various Artists (2-LP set) Whewre The Soul Of A Man Never Dies - Roy Acuff/Lord Build Me A Cabin - Roy Acuff/My Brand Of Blues - Marvin Rainwater/Look For Me - Marvin Rainwater/I Walk The Line No. 2 - Ben Colder/Don't Take Your Cash To Town - Ben Colder/Move It On Over - Hank Williams/There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight - Hank Williams/I'd Just Be Fool Enough - Jimmy Newman/Outside Your Door - Jimmy Newman/Pa's Old Fiddle - Sheb Wooley/Laughing The Blues - Sheb Wooley/Buildin' A Railroad - Sheb Wooley/Lonely Lonely Me - Osborne Brothers/You'll Never Know - Osborne Brothers/Five Miles Down The Road - Merle Kilgore/Whiskey Road - Merle Kilgore/Johnny Zero - Merle Kilgore/High Level Horn Pipe - Howdy Forrester/Sally Good Lookin' - Howdy Forrester

2E/2SE-13 - Academy Award Winners and Nominees (1964) - Various Artists [1964] (2- LP set) Artists: Harve Presnell/Katyna Ranieri/David Rose/Louis Jordan/Elmer Bernstein/Danny Davis/Vera Lynn/Ray Ellis/Tommy Edwards/Leroy Holmes/Kai Winding/Jack Teagarden/Manuel/Bill Hayes/Maurice Chevalier/Don Goldie/Miklos Rozsa/Russ Conway

The following were issued in stereo only:

2SE-14ST - The Strawberry Statement (Soundtrack) - Various Artists [1970] (9-70, #91) (2-LP set) The Circle Game - Buffy Sainte-Marie/Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young/Market Basket (Theme From "The Strawberry Statement") - MGM Studio Orchestra/Down By The River - Neil Young//Long Time Gone - Crosby, Stills & Nash/Cyclatron (Theme From "The Strawberry Statement) - MGM Studio Orchestra/Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman//Also Sprach Zarathustra - Karl Bohm Conducting The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/The Loner - Neil Young/Coit Tower (Theme From "The Strawberry Statement") - MGM Studio Orchestra/Fishin' Blues - Red Mountain Jug Band//Concerto In D-Minor - MGM Studio Orchestra/Helpless - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young/Pocket Band (Theme From "The Strawberry Statement") - MGM Studio Orchestra/Give Peace A Chance - The Cast In The Film

2E-15ST - The History of the MGM Soundtrack Album - Various Artists (2-LP set)

2SE-50ST - That's Entertainment (Soundtracks)- Various Artists (2-LP set) [1974] Overture - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra/Singin' In The Rain - Cliff Edwards, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds & Donald O'Connor/That's Entertainment - Henry Mancini & Orchestra/Broadway Melody - Charles King/Going Hollywood - Bing Crosby & Chorus/Rosalie - Eleanor Powell & Chorus/A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody - Dennis Morgan & Chorus/I've Got A Feeling For You - Joan Crawford/Reckless - Jean Harlow & Chorus/Did I Remember - Cary Grant/Easy To Love - James Stewart & Eleanor Powell/Putting On The Ritz - Clark Gable/Heigh Ho, The Gang's All Here - Fred Astaire & Joan Crawford/By Myself - Fred Astaire/I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan - Fred Astaire & Jack Buchanan/They Can't Take That Away From Me - Fred Astaire/You Made Me Love You (Dear Mr. Gable) - Judy Garland/Wizard Of Oz Medley - Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger & the Munchkin Chorus/Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Medley: (a) Babes In Arms (b) Waiting For The Robert E. Lee & Babes On Broadway (c) Strike Up The Band-Under The Bamboo Tree - Judy Garland & Margaret O'Brien/Get Happy - Judy Garland/Aba Daba Honeymoon - Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter/It's A Most Unusual Day - Jane Powell & Chorus/Thou Swell - June Allyson With The Blackburn Twins/Varsity Drag - June Allyson, Peter Lawford & Chorus/The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart - Jimmy Durante/Honeysuckle Rose - Lena Horne/Be My Love - Kathryn Grayson & Mario Lanza/On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe - Judy Garland & Chorus/Showboat Medley: (a) Cotton Blossom - Vocal Ensemble (b) Make Believe - Kathryn Grayson & Howard Keel (c) Ol' Man River - William Warfield/Make 'Em Laugh - Donald O'Connor/Singin' In The Rain - Gene Kelly/Broadway Melody; Broadway Rhythm - Gene Kelly/Hallelujah - Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Debbie Reynolds, Jane Powell, Ann Miller, Kay Armen & Chorus/Gigi Medley: (a) Gigi - Louis Jourdan (b) Thank Heaven For Little Girls - Maurice Chevalier/An American In Paris (Ballet) - Johnny Green & MGM Studio Orchestra/That's Entertainment - Fred Astaire, Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant, India Adams

Three LP sets:

3E-1 - (Classical music) (3-LP set)

3E-2 - 36 of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits - Hank Williams [1957] (3-LP set)


3E-4 - 36 More of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits, Volume 2 - Hank Williams [1958] (3-LP set)





3E-9 - The Benny Goodman Treasure Chest - Benny Goodman [1959] (3-LP set)

3E-10 - Waltz While You Work - Various Artists (3-LP set) Also issued as MGM Premium PM-6. Artists: Harry Horlick/Grand Vienna Waltz Orchestra/Robert Stolz Orchestra

24 Karat Gold Series

The 24-Karat Gold series was a short-lived series of double-LP issues, packaged with a gold foil cover. The records used the same blue and gold label as the main series at the time. From the photos inside the cover, which seemed to be the same on all the albums, it appears that MGM was contemplating several more volumes, including 24 Karat Gold from the Underground, and 24 Karat Gold for Groovin', but these apparently never materialized. (They did issue at least one volume on Kama Sutra, 24 Karat Gold Hits from the Lovin' Spoonful [Kama Sutra 750-2], with the same gold foil cover and same pictures in the liner note area.) The series was originally slated to be the SE-24000 series, but the catalog numbers were shortened between the time the album masters were made and the time the cover artwork was finished, as the original matrix numbers are scratched out in the vinyl trailoff area.

SE 240-2 - 24 Karat Gold Hits - Hank Williams [1968] (2-LP set) Your Cheatin' Heart/Lonesome Whistle/I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive/Lovesick Blues/Lost Hightway/Kaw- Liga/Cold Cold Heart/Mansion on the Hill/You Win/My Bucket's Got a Hole In In/Crazy Heart/Ramblin' Man/Half as Much/Window Shopping/There'll Be No Teardrops/I'm So Lonesome I Could Die/Howlin' At the Moon/IU Don't Care/Jambalaya/House Without Love/I Won't Be Home/Long Gone Lonsome Blues/Honky Tonk Blues/Settin' the Woods on Fire

SE 241-2 - 24 Karat Gold from the Country - Various Artists [1968] (2-LP set) Wedding Bells - Hank Williams (S, added instruments)/Guitar Boogie - Arthur Smith (M)/It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (S)/Heartaches By The Number - Johnny Tillotson (S)/Gonna Find Me A Bluebird - Marvin Rainwater (M)/Lord Build Me A Cabin - Roy Acuff (S)//Baby, We're Really In Love - Hank Williams (S, added instruments)/Almost Persuaded #2 - Ben Colder (S)/Walkin' Down The Road - Jimmy Newman (M)/Mule Skinner Blues - Stonemans (S)/Whiskey Road - Merle Kilgore (S)/Lonely, Lonely Me - Osborne Brothers (M)//Why Don't You Love Me - Hank Williams (S, added instruments)/Busted #2 - Ben Colder (S)/Half-Breed - Marvin Rainwater (M)/Where The Soul Never Dies - Roy Acuff (S)/Life Gets Tee-Jus Don't It? - Carson Robison (M)/Men With Broken Hearts - Hank Williams (S, added instruments)//Through The Eyes Of Life - Tompall & Glaser Brothers (S)/Danny Boy - Conway Twitty (S)/Let's Turn Back The Years - Hank Williams (S, added instruments)/Tupelo County Jail - Stonemans (S)/Tie A Tiger Down - Sheb Wooley (M)/Woman Woman - Tompall & Glaser Brothers (S)

SE 242-2 - 24 Karat Gold from the Sound Stage - Various Artists [1968] (2-LP set) Selections from MGM soundtracks. Disc 1: Born Free (Born Free)/Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)/Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland (The Wizard Of Oz)/Prelude (Ben-Hur)/I Ain't Down Yet (The Unsinkable Molly Brown)/How The West Was Won (How The West was Won)//Lara's Theme (Dr. Zhivago)/Dominique (The Singing Nun)/The Naked Camera (Blow-Up)/Forget Domani (The Yellow Rolls Royce)/Theme From Mutiny On The Bounty (Mutiny On The Bounty)/Gone With The Wind (Gone With The Wind); Disc 2: Gigi (Gigi)/Theme From Grand Prix (Grand Prix)/Sventytski's Waltz (Dr. Zhivago)/Brother John (The Singing Nun)/Reunion (Born Free)/Blow-Up (Blow-Up)//More Than A Miracle (More Than A Miracle)/Your Cheatin' Heart (Your Cheatin' Heart)/The Miracle & Finale (Ben-Hur)/Far From The Madding Crowd (Far From The Madding Crowd)/Sarti's Love Theme (Grand Prix)/Finale (Gone With The Wind)

SE 243-2 - 24 Karat Gold Super Hits - Various Artists [1968] (2-LP set) Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham & Pharoahs /Li'l Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham & Pharoahs/Mrs. Brown - Herman's Hermits /I'm Henry VIII - Herman's Hermits /There's a Kind of Hush - Herman's Hermits /Silhouettes - Herman's Hermits /Listen People - Herman's Hermits/House of the Rising Sun - Animals /Don't Bring Me Down - Animals /San Franciscan Nights - Animals /See See Rider - Animals/Born a Woman - Sandy Posey /Single Girl - Sandy Posey/Rain - Cowsills /The Park - Cowsills /We Can Fly - Cowsills/Keep on Dancing - Gentrys/It's Gonna take a Miracle - Royalettes/Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie/Come and Take a Ride - Every Mother's Son/Stripper - David Rose/Ride Away - Roy Orbison/Talk Back - Johnny Tillotson /Poetry in Motion - Johnny Tillotson/Along Comes Mary - Hugh Masekela

Kama Sutra KOPS 750-2 - 24 Karat Hits - The Lovin' Spoonful [1968] (2-LP set) Blues In The Bottle/Daydream/Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind/Didn't Want To Have To Do It/Do You Believe In Magic/Henry Thomas/Jug Of Wine/Money/Nashville Cats/Never Goin' Back/Night Owl Blues/Only Pretty What A Pity/Only Yesterday/Rain On The Roof/Revolution/Run With You/She Is Still A Mystery/Six O'Clock/Summer In The City/Try A Little/Voodoo In My Basement/You Didn't Have To Be So Nice/Younger Girl

SDP Series:

SDP-1/2 - The Golden Years at MGM - Judy Garland [1969] (2-LP set)

E-7000 Series:

E/SE-7000-OC- Baker Street (Original Cast) - Original Cast [1965] Renumbered release of MGM E/SE-4288-OC. Overture/It's So Simple/I'm In London Again/Leave It To Us/Letters/Cold Clear World/Finding Words/What a Nihgt/I Shall Miss You/Roof Space/Married Man/I'd Do It Again/Pursuit/Jewelry

LES 9000 Series:

LES-9000 - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Studio Cast) - Jay Blackton [1967] Original musical for records which inspired the Broadway show.


12-01 - Cantorials - Cantor Joseph Eidelson [1958] Retzel/Modim Anachnu Loch/Hatov/Shma Koleinu/Oz Bekol/others

1301 - Raisins & Almonds - Benny Michel [1961] 19 Popular Jewish Theatrical & Folk Melodies

1302 - The Voice Lives On - Judah Goldring [1961] 10 Liturgical Hebrew & Concert Selections.


2870 151 - The Rock and Roll Story - Conway Twitty [1968] English reissue of MGM- 3907. Reelin' And A Rockin'/Handy Man/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/Spish Splash/Blue Suede Shoes/It's Only Make Believe//Shake, Rattle And Roll/Diana/Jailhouse Rock/Treat Me Nice/Great Balls Of Fire/The Girl Can't Help It

2315 394 - MGM Rockabilly Collection - Various Artists [1970s?] Rockin' Rollin' Stone - Andy Starr/I Want A Go South - Andy Starr/She's A Going Jessie - Andy Starr/Old Deacon Jones - Andy Starr/Mr. Blues - Marvin Rainwater/Rock And Roll Fever - Cecil Campbell & His Tennessee Ramblers/Give Me A Woman - Andy Starr/Round And round - Andy Starr/No Room For Your Kind - Andy Starr/One More Time - Andy Starr//Stutterin' Papa - Buck Griffin/Watchin' The 7:10 Roll By - Buck Griffin/Bow My Back - Buck Griffin/My Brand Of Blues - Marvin Rainwater/Dixieland Rock - Cecil Campbell/My Square Dancin' Mama (She Done Learned To Rock 'n' Roll) - Bob Gallion/Rockin' And Rollin' With Granmaw - Carson Robison/Old Bee Tree - Buck Griffin/You'll Never Come Back - Buck Griffin/Jessie Lee - Buck Griffin

MGM 2683 006 - Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico - Velvet Underground [1980s?] I'm Waiting For The Man/Candy Says/Run, Run, Run/White Light-White Heat/All Tomorrow's Parties//Sunday Morning/I Heard Her Call My Name/Femme Fatale/Heroin/Here She Comes Now/There She Goes Again//Sister Ray/Venus In Furs//European Son/Pale Blue Eyes/Black Angel's Death Song/Beginning To See The Light

2624 037 - Carats, Volumes 3 & 4: MGM Smash Hits - Various Artists [1982] Disc 1: Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & Pharaohs (M)/Lipstick On Your Collar - Connie Francis (M)/Keep On Dancin' - Gentrys (M)/Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones (M)/Whole Lotta Woman - Marvin Rainwater (M)/Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley (M)/Mona Lisa - Conway Twitty (S)//You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Bros. (S)/Single Girl - Sandy Posey (S)/Lonely Blue Boy - Conway Twitty (S)/It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards (M)/You're My One And Only Love - Ricky Nelson (M)/Corrina, Corrina - Ray Peterson (M)/Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie (S); Disc 2: Handy Man - Jimmy Jones (M)/Teen Angel - Mark Dinning (S)/It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (S)/Born A Woman - Sandy Posey (S)/Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) - Impalas (M)/Every Day I Have To Cry - Gentrys (S)/Unchained Melody - Righteous Bros. (S)//(You're My) Soul & Inspiration - Righteous Bros. (S)/I've Been Hurt - Bill Deal & Rhondels (M)/Angela Jones - Johnny Ferguson (M)/Hey! Little Lucy (Don'tcha Put No Lipstick On) - Conway Twitty (M)/I Take It Back - Sandy Posey (S)/Li'l Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham & Pharaohs (M)/Society's Child - Janis Ian (M)/Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) - Hombres (M)

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