Mine Album Discography
By Mike Callahan, David Edwards and Patrice Eyries
Last update: March 1, 2000

The Mine label started in 1970, distributed by MGM. Apparently it was run by Steve Clark, a Los- Angeles-based ex-Vee Jay Records executive from a few years earlier. The material issued on the label was predominately reissues of the old Vee-Jay/Tollie recordings of Mac Davis, Ray Whitley, Orville Couch, Nancy Love, Ray Smith, Gladys Knight, Jimmy Hughes, and the like. Other songs that found their way onto the albums came from other small labels like Saber, where the three sides from country singer Bobby Lewis were issued in 1963, and NRC, where Ray Stevens' "Sgt. Preston" originated in 1960.

After one album issued by MGM, the label switched to Avenue of America Record Corporation for distribution. Avenue of America was a US-Canada company, with offices at 8467 Beverly Blvd. In Los Angeles and at 1179 Finch Ave. West, Downsview, Ontario.

The MGM Mine label was yellow with black printing with "MINE RECORDS" on two lines above the center hole. The later label was yellow with black print, with "MINE" in block letters at the top of the label.

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 Mine 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 2000 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

Distributed by MGM:

MSG-1100 - Walkin' Shoes: The Joe South Story - Joe South [1970] So Fine/Silly Little Girl/Will the Real You Please Stand Up/Masquerade/Deep Inside Me//I Gotta Be Somebody/You're the Reason/I'm Sorry For You/Hiding Place/Let the Party Roll On

Distributed by Avenue of America:

MSG-1108 - The Best of Atlanta, Volume 1 - Various Artists [1971] Party People - Joe South (M)/Long Lonely Winter - Joe South (M)/I'm Specialized - Billy Joe Royal (E)/Mama Didn't Raise No Fools - Billy Joe Royal (E)/Everybody's Got A Girl - Freddie Weller (E)//Walk Away Slowly - Freddie Weller (E)/I've Been Hurt - Ray Whitley (M)/Walkin' Back To You - Ray Whitley (E)/Let Him Try - Mac Davis (E)/Ridin' For A Fall - Mac Davis (E)

MSG-1109 - The Best of Atlanta, Volume 2 - Various Artists [1971] I Guess I'm The Loser After All - Freddie Weller/Better Go Join The Campfire Girls - Freddie Weller/Walk Away Slowly - Freddie Weller/Poor Loser - Mac Davis/His And Hers - Orville Couch//Hello Trouble - Orville Couch/Gone - Orville Couch/I Miss All Of You - Bobby Lewis/Sandra Kay - Bobby Lewis/Forty Dollars A Week - Bobby Lewis

MSG-1110 - The Best of Atlanta, Volume 3 - Various Artists [1971] Every Beat Of My Heart - Gladys Knight & Pips/Letter Full Of Tears - Gladys Knight & Pips/Room In Your Heart - Gladys Knight & Pips/Will The Real You Please Stand Up - Joe South/Deep Inside Me - Joe South//I Gotta Be Somebody - Joe South/Steal Away - Jimmy Hughes/Every Heart Beat - Nancy Love/I've Got Love - Nancy Love/Lend Me Your Handkerchief Charlie - Nancy Love

MSG-1111 - The Best of Atlanta, Volume 4 - Various Artists [1971] Nice Guy - Ray Smith/Rockin' Robin - Ray Smith/Robbin' The Cradle - Ray Smith/Mountain Of Love - Harold Dorman/Rockin' Little Angel - Ray Smith//Sgt. Preston Of The Yukon - Ray Stevens/So Fine - Joe South/Silly Little Girl - Joe South/Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby - Nancy Love/Let Me Go - Nancy Love

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