Felsted Album Discography
by David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: April 9, 1999
Felsted Records was started in New York City in 1957. It's Chief Executive was Walter McGuire.
Felsted was a subsidiary of London Records. Bandleader Joe Leahy was the head of A & R.
Felsted had some success with Kathy Linden who had minor hits with "Billy' and "You'd Be Surprised" in
1958 and her most popular song "Goodbye Jimmy, Goodbye" and "You Don't Know Girls" in 1959. In
1961, Felsted picked up Kokomo's "Asia Minor" which was a hit, from Future Records in Philadelphia
then recorded a Kokomo album which consisted of classical songs played in a pop manner. One
wonders, as the album's liner notes suggest "the eccentric and very moody Kokomo, if his recordings
bring him sufficient fame and fortune, is likely to desert it all for some far off island such as Majorca off
coast of Spain and spend his time in the simplicities of life.' Maybe Kokomo is living the simple life on
some exotic island. On the other hand, the liner notes also state that he dislikes being photographed,
probably because folks would soon figure out that Kokomo was Jimmy Wisner, a popular session pianist
in the early 1960s.
The label lasted until early 1965 and then London pulled the plug and closed the operation down.
The Felsted label was orange with black printing. "Felsted" in black above the center hole.
The "F" in Felsted was in a black musical note and there was a black record tone arm under the logo.
stereo label had a large black banner just above the spindle hole with "STEREOPHONIC" in orange
letters. The Felsted albums did not chart.
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FELSTED ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY
Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents
7500 Popular Series:
Stereo has a prefix of FS instead of FL and a 1 in front of the 4 digit number, for example the stereo
Kokomo's Asia Minor was FS-17513, while the monaural release was FL-7513.
FL-7501 - That Certain Boy - Kathy Linden with Joe Leahy & His Orchestra [6/59] That
Boy/Billy/That's What's Wrong With Jimmy/Georgie/I'm Just Wild About Harry/I Like Mike//Oh Johnny Oh
Johnny Oh/Please Don't Tell Joe/Elmer's Tune/Just A Sandy Haired Boy Called Sandy/You'd Be
FL-7502 - It's Never Too Late for Dancing - Joe Leahy Orchestra 
FL-7503 - A Night at the Boulevard - Various Artists  Billy - Kathy Linden/Where
Blue Of The Night - Tommy Mara/Moonlight Bay - Joe Leahy & His Orchestra/All Alone - Terri
Me He Loves Me Not - Barbara Allen/Sunshine And Rain - Teddy Bart//You'd Be Surprised - Kathy
- Tommy Mara/Unsuspecting Heart - Terri Stevens/Does She Or Doesn't She - Joe Leahy & His
You Be My Baby - Barbara Allen/Somebody Stole My Gal - Billy Shepard/Just Enough - Teddy Bart
FL-7504 - Musette Catch - Robert Trabucco
FL-7505 - Agua-Agua - Antobal 
FL-7506 - All the Way - Emil Stern 
FL-7507 - Mr. B. in Paris - Billy Eckstine 
FL-7509 - Blues for Harvey - Jimmy Wisner Trio [9/59]
FL-7510 - Dia De Reyes - Antobal
FL-7511 - Mango Mangue - Antoball
FL-7512 - Music from "The Connection" - Howard McGhee 
FS-17513 - Asia Minor - Kokomo  Issued in monaural as FL-7513. Asia Minor (S,
From A Silent Movie (S)/For Lovers Only (S)/King Of Hearts (S)/Exotic Dance (S)/Evening Concerto
Major (S)/Sweet Memories (S)/Piano Rhapsody (S)/Twentieth Century Drawing Room (S)/Humorous
(S)/Moonlight Madness (S)
7000 Jazz Series:
Stereo has a SJA prefix replacing the FAJ prefix for monaural and a 2 replacing the initial 7, for example,
Tate's Swinging Like Tate that is FAJ-7004 in monaural becomes SJA-2004
FAJ-7001 - Rendezvous With Rex - Rex Stewart  Tillie's Twist/Pretty Ditty/Tell
Me More/Danzon d'Amor/My Kind Of Gal/Blue Echo
FAJ-7002 - Earl's Backroom and Cozy's Caravan - Earl "Fatha" Hines & Cozy Cole
 One side of this disc features Hines, the other Cole.
FAJ-7003 - All About Memphis - Buster Bailey  Bear Wallow/Hatton Ave. and
Gaysoso St./Sunny Parade/Beale St. Blues/Chickasaw Bluff/Hot Water Bayou
FAJ-7004 - Swinging Like Tate - Buddy Tate 
FAJ-7005 - High and Mighty Hawk - Coleman Hawkins  Bird Of Prey Blues/My
One And Only Love/Vignette/Ooh-Wee Miss G.P./You've Changed/Get Set
FAJ-7006 - Bones for the King - Dicky Wells  Sweet Daddy Spo-de-o/You Took
My Heart/Hello Smack/Come And Get It/Stan's Dance
FAJ-7007 - Blues A La Mode - Budd Johnson [1/59] Foggy Nights/Leave Room In Your
Heart For Me/Destination Blues/A La Mode/Used Blues/Blues By Five
FAJ-7008 - Billy Strayhorn Septet - Billy Strayhorn Septet 
FAJ-7009 - Trombone Four in Hand - Dicky Wells 
Thanks to Lloyd Bryant.
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