Warwick Album Discography
by David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: October 23, 2005





Warwick was a division of United Telefilm Records, a Canadian company. Warwick was established in 1959 and was active until it filed for bankruptcy in 1962; it issued at least 49 albums and probably more. The President of the company was orchestra leader Morty Craft. During the 1950s, Morty Craft was an A&R man for ABC-Paramount, MGM and Mercury Records. During this time. he owned many record labels based in New York, among them Bruce, Craft, Most, Stere-O-Craft, Do-Re-Me, Holiday, Lance, Marble, Melba, Rapid, Saxony, Scope, Selma, and Tel. The following discography covers the Warwick Record Label.

Of primary interest to rock and roll collectors are the two albums by Johnny and the Hurricanes, the Faye Adams album which is has a re-recording of her hit "Shake a Hand" on it, the Shirley and Lee album which has a re-recording of their hit "Let the Good Times Roll" on it, the Norman Petty-produced albums by the Fireballs and String-A-Longs, an album by the Halos, the two albums by Bob Crewe, later producer of the Four Seasons hits, and the five various artists albums of R&B and rock and roll.

The first Warwick label has an off-white color with a green spot around the center hole, above the center hole was a crest made up of a green shield with a black "W", two horses of each side and an black banner under the shield with "WARWICK" on it, there were also 4 blue circles fanning out to the right side of the label and 4 yellow circles fanning out to the left side. The stereo label was very similar to the monaural label except there is no green spot in the center, this was replaced with a blue spot to the right of the center hole with 4 blue concentric circles around it, and to the left of the center hole was a yellow spot 4 with yellow concentric circles around it. Later issues have a off-white label with the Warwick logo above the center hole in black, there is no color on the label. The equivalent stereo issues used a purple or blue label with silver print, the Warwick logo above the center hole in silver, color rings are omitted. In addition to this label white label promos were also issued which omitted the colors.

To designate stereo issues an ST is added after the label number, for example W2001 became W2001ST in stereo. We have little information on which of the Warwick albums were issued in stereo. Where there is an "ST" after the number in the discography below, the album is known to have been issued in stereo. We believe the various artists albums, and the Halos album were released in mono only. We would appreciate any additional information.

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 Warwick Records (current address: 345 W. 58th Street, Suite 15N, New York, NY 10019). 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 1997, 1999 by Mike Callahan.



WARWICK ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY

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

W2001 - Memories Of Jolie - Morty Craft and the Singing Strings [1959] Back In Your Own Back Yard/Liza/Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye/April Showers/Anniversary Song/You Made Me Love You//Swanee/California Here I Come/My Mammy/Rock-A-Bye Your Baby To A Dixie Melody/Way Down Yonder In New Orleans/Sonny Boy

W2002 - So In Love - Andrew Hill Trio [1960] Penthouse Party/Body and Soul/Chiconga/That's All/Spring Is Here/Old Devil Moon

W2003 - Imagination - Johnny Smith [1959] Lambert's Lodge/Deep Purple/Shalimar/Ecstasy/Flip Top/On The Street Where You Live/Over the Rainbow

W2004 - A Girl And Her Guitar - Mary Osborne [1960] These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You/I Found a New Baby/Sophisticated Lady/I Surrender Dear/When Your Lover Has Gone/Mary's Blues/I Love Paris/Body and Soul/I'm Beginning to see the Light/I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/How High the Moon

W2005

W2006

W2007ST - Johnny And The Hurricanes - Johnny & Hurricanes [10/59] Red River Rock (E)/Happy Time (E)/Buckeye (E)/Cut Out (E)/Lazy (E)/Walkin' (S)//Crossfire (E)/Storm Warning (S)/Bam-Boo (S)/Thunderbolt (S)/Joy Ride (S)/Rock-Cha (S)

W2008 - Goodies But Oldies Volume 2 - Various Artists [11/59] We suspect the original title used for W2008 was in response to the Original Sound album Oldies But Goodies also released in 1959. If so, it was a short-lived try (see below). Sincerely - Moonglows/Church Bells May Ring - Willows/I'll Be Home - Flamingos/My Memories Of You - Harptones/Lonely Nights - Hearts/Happy Happy Birthday Baby - Tune Weavers//Alone - Shepherd Sisters/Most Of All - Moonglows/A Kiss From Your Lips - Flamingos/A Sunday Kind Of Love - Harptones/This Should Go On Forever - Rod Bernard/A Thousand Stars - Rivileers

W2008 - Gold Hits - Various Artists [1960] For some reason, possibly because Goodies But Oldies, Volume 1 failed to come out, the title of the album was changed and a new cover was issued. The new cover had a yellow banner added across the top with the titles of the songs. The record inside is still titled, Goodies But Oldies, Volume 2. Sincerely - Moonglows/Church Bells May Ring - Willows/I'll Be Home - Flamingos/My Memories Of You - Harptones/Lonely Nights - Hearts/Happy Happy Birthday Baby - Tune Weavers//Alone - Shepherd Sisters/Most Of All - Moonglows/A Kiss From Your Lips - Flamingos/A Sunday Kind Of Love - Harptones/This Should Go On Forever - Rod Bernard/A Thousand Stars - Rivileers

W2009 - Kicks - Bob Crewe [1960] Let Me Entertain You/All the Things You Are/She's Only Wonderful/Ain't That Love/Autumn Reverie/Kicks//The Whiffenpoof Song/Bess You Is My Woman/Let's Pretend/Shaking The Blues Away/Silhouettes/Bye Bye Blackbird

W2010ST - Stormsville - Johnny & Hurricanes [1960] (4-60, #34) Stereo information not available, but "Reveille Rock" was rechanneled. Reveille Rock (E)/Milk Shake/Cyclone/Travelin' Beanbag/Rockin' "T"//The Hungry Eye/Hot Fudge/Time Bomb/Corn Bread/Catnip/The "Hep" Canary (The Hot Canary)

W2011 - America's Best Loved Folk Songs - Milt Okun [4/61] This record is a reissue of Baton BL 1203 by Milt Okun with the same title. Cindy/Wanderin'/The Fox/Shenandoah/Rock Island Line/Big Rock Candy Mountain/Casey Jones/On Top Of Old Smoky//Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly/Goodnight Irene/Sweet Betsy From Pike/Hush Little Baby/John Henry/Riddle Song (I Gave My Love A Cherry)/Skip To My Lou/Blue Tail Fly

W2012 - Something's Coming - Fran Warren [1960] I Like the Likes Of You/Everywhere I Look/For You, For Me/Forevermore/This Is It/Soon/Nostalgia/Lonely Town/4:20 AM/Who Can I Turn Too/What Is There To Say?/I See Your Face Before Me

W2013 - My Concerto - Bill Farrell [1960] The World Outside/Our Love/Till The End Of Time/I'm Always Chasing Rainbows/My Moonlight Madonna/My Heart Reminds Me//Love In The Moonlight/My Concerto/Full Moon And Empty Arms/If You Are But A Dream/As Years Go By/Tonight We Love

W2014 - Rebellion: Jack Hammer Sings and Reads Songs and Poems of the Beat Generation - Jack Hammer [1960] Rose and the Rock/Mean and Evil Me/Concrete Desert/Dying Soldier/Neon Moon/Like/Ruby Red/Man Candle/Hawks and the Crowns/Coffee Espresso/Hobo With Oboe

W2015 - Kalaniot - Shoshana Damari [1960] Erets Zavat Halav Udvash/Anachnu Haroim/Hora Mamtera/Mul Har Sinai/Heftsi-Bah/Hatizkor/Laila Laila/Ani Mitsfat/Orcha Bamidbar/Leor Hazichronot/Hayo Haya Bachurim

W2016

W2017 - An American In Rome - Phil Brito [1961] Tenderly/Autumn Leaves/Misty/Fascination/Canadian Sunset/Eternally//Cherokee/Jersey Bounce /Baubles Bangles And Beads/Perido/Heartaches/Undecided

W2018 - Sunny - Sunny Gale [1961] He Loves and She Loves/Teardrops On My Pillow/Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?/Blacksmith Blues/To Ev'ry Boy To Ev'ry Girl/Near You/It Might As Well Be Spring/Old Rocking Chair/Dance With a Dolly/Very Thought of You/Everybody Loves My Baby

W2019 - Jeremy's Friends - Jeremy's Friends [4/61] The actor Alan Arkin was a member of Jeremy's Friends. Hangman/Father Abraham/In the Eveniin'/John Hardy/Cockles And Muscles/Abdication//On A Monday/Long Lonesome Road/The Old Maid/Ragupati/Delia/Pastures Of Plenty

W2020 - Fran Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Fran Jefferies [1960] Love and the Weather/Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most/When You Awake/I Just Found Out About Love/Isn't It a Pity?/Lorelei/Mine Eyes/April Song/No Moon At All/Aren't You Glad You're You?/Out of This World/I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life

W2021 - Mr. Ink Spot - Bill Kenny [1960] Someone's Rocking My Dream Boat/You'll Never Know/This Love Of Mine/Address Unknown/Wonderful One/Bless You/Close To You/If I Knew Then/It Might As Well Be Spring/Whispering Grass/I Don't Know Why/Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

W2022 - Percussion In Hollywood, Broadway and Television - Morty Craft [1960] Theme From The Untouchables/Bali Ha'i/Song From Moulin Rouge/Theme From The Unforgiven/Satin Doll/It's De-Lovely//Skyliner/You Are Never Far Away From Me/Mr. Lucky Theme/The High And The Mighty/This Could Be The Start Of Something/Bernie's Tune

W2023 - Richard The Lion Hearted - Dick Haymes [1960] Lulu's Back In Town/Serenade In Blue/Pick Yourself Up/Blue Champagne/There Is No You/Playboy Theme/Anything Goes/That's For Me/I've Heard that Song Before/Paris Is My Old Kentucky Home/As Long As I Live/I Concentrate on You

W2024 - The Egghead And I - Danny Davis & Frank D'amore [1960] 1st Election In America/Livingston and Stanley/Senate Investigation On Payola/Francis Scott Key and Publisher/Rockefeller's Cousin's Club/Sick Comic With Show Biz Psychiatrist/If Crime Were Run Like Show Business/Soviet Heaven/Custer's Last Stand/Ben Hur and Bookie/Madison Avenue Prayer/Coffee Shop and Beatnik/Charlton Heston Phone Call

W2025 - The Best of the R and B Groups - Various Artists [1961] What Kind Of A Fool (Do You Think I Am) - Harptones/Crazy Love - Genies/You - Willows/A Dream Of Love - Nutmegs/Walk With The Wind - Fidelitys/Rockin' In The Jungle - Eternals//No Greater Miracle - Harptones/There Goes That Train - Genies/My Dear, Dearest Darling - Willows/Someone Somewhere - Nutmegs/(Oh What A Girl) This Girl Of Mine - Fidelitys/Babalu's Wedding Day - Eternals

W2026 - The Best of Rhythm and Blues - Various Artists [1961] Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee/Early In The Morning - Roy Milton/Shake A Hand - Faye Adams/I Love You Yes I Do - Bullmoose Jackson/The Chains - Little Esther/Brand New House - Ann Cole//I've Been Loved Before - Shirley & Lee/Bless Your Heart - Roy Milton/It Hurts Me To My Heart - Faye Adams/I Found My Love - Bullmoose Jackson/I Feel Like I Wanna Cry/A Love Of My Own - Ann Cole

W2027 - Do Nothing Til You Hear From Cootie - Cootie Williams [1961] It Don't Mean A Thing/I Found a New Baby/Don't Get Around Much Any More/When the Saints go Marching In/There's No You/Caravan/Always/Blue Skies/Mack the Knife/I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good/Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me/Drop Me Off In Harlem

W2028 - Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee [1961] Let The Good Times Roll/Lovers' Mistake/Like You Used To/You Moves Me/They've Got To Understand/Who Are We Fooling?//I Love The Way You Love/Keep Loving Me/It's Been So Long/Your Day Is Coming/I've Been Loved Before/Let's Live It Up

W2029

W2030 - Hell To Eternity - Soundtrack [1961]

W2031 - Shake a Hand - Faye Adams [1961] Shake A Hand/That's All Right/It Can't Be Wrong/Look Around/If You Love Me/It Hurts Me To My Heart//I'll Be True To You/It Made Me Cry/I Waited So Long/I'm So Happy/Somebody/It Don't Want Your Love (No More)

W2032

W2033 - Jazz In The Garden - Teddy Charles [1961]

W2034 - Crazy In The Heart - Bob Crewe [1961] Crazy In The Heart/Luck Be A Lady Tonight/Loveís Not For Me/Itís Too Soon To Know/This Little Girl Of Mine/Water Boy //Smiliní Through/On The Street Where You Live/Azure/St. James Infirmary Blues/This Nearly Was Mine/Voglio Cantare

W2035

W2036ST - Pick A Hit - String-A-Longs [1961] Wheels (S)/Are You Lonesome Tonight (S)/Sentimental Journey (S)/Perfidia (S)/Panic Button (S)/Torquay (S)//Red River Twist (S)/Bulldog (S)/Harbor Lights (S)/Nearly Sunrise (S)/Walk Don't Run (S)/Save The Last Dance For Me (S)

W2037

W2038 - Boss Of The Soul Stream Trombone - Curtis Fuller [1961] Chantized/But Beautiful/Court/4others

W2039

W2040 - Biggest Voice In Jazz - Nat Wright [1961] Secret Love/This Nearly Was Mine/My Man's Gone Now/Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me/Caravan//Johnny One Note/I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good/You Let My Love Grow Cold/Sophisticated Lady/Joshua

W2041 - Out Of This World - Pepper Adams & Donald Byrd [1961]

W2042 - Here Are The Fireballs - Fireballs [1961] Many of these tracks were included in the Top Rank LP Vaquero (RS-643) issued in 1960. Top Rank folded in April, 1961, and manager Norman Petty placed the group with Warwick. This album is made up of several new tracks recorded in early 1961 along with many of the Top Rank sides. Rik-A-Tik/Yacky-Doo/Panic Button/Nearly Sunrise/Foot-Patter/Kissin'//Vaquero/Cielito Lindo/Tequila/The Spur (La Espuela)/La Raspa/In A Little Spanish Town

W2043ST - A Scottish Soldier - Andy Stewart [1961] Stereo information not available, except that the title track is rechanneled. A Scottish Soldier (E)/Come In Come In/By The Lochside/Nae Sae Bad/Kissin' In The Dark/The Bonnie Lassie O'Dundee/O Come With Me//The Battle's O'er/That's The Reason Noo I Wear The Kilt/My Homeland/McGinty's Meal And Ale/The Heart Of Midlothian/Oh Kate/Haste Ye Back

W2044 - More Gold Hits, Volume 2 - Various Artists [1961] While I Dream - Neil Sedaka & Tokens/I Almost Lost My Mind - Harptones/I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Legends/Love Is A Vow - Melloharps/Pretty Little Girl - Monarchs/Rockin' In The Jungle - Eternals//I Love My Baby - Tokens/Babalu's Wedding Day - Eternals/Eyes Of An Angel - Legends/Dry Your Eyes - Inspirators/Little Darlin' - Willows/Dedicated To You - Four Of A Kind

W2045ST - My Kind Of Girl - Matt Monro [1961] Stereo information not available, except that the title track was rechanneled. Produced by George Martin. Let's Face The Music And Dance/Portrait Of My Love/Love Is The Same Anywhere/No One Will Ever Know/The Thing About Love/I'll Dream Of You//My Kind Of Girl (E)/Come Sta/Cheek To Cheek/Mirage/April Fool/There Are No Words For Love

W2046 - The Halos - Halos [1962] Nag/For Your Precious Love/Bird Dog/I Went To A Party/Copy Cat/If I Had Known//What'd I Say/Mean Old World/Down The Road/Crazy Bells/Oh What A Night/Come On

W2047

W2048 - Still More Gold Hits, Volume 3 - Various Artists [1962] Red River Rock - Johnny & Hurricanes/Zoom Zoom Zoom - Collegians/Poco Loco - Gene & Eunice/So Strange - Jesters/Whiffenpoof Song - Bob Crewe/What Is Your Decision - Harptones/Tonight I Fell In Love - Tokens/Blanche - 3 Friends/Beatnik Fly - Johnny & Hurricanes/Florence - Paragons/The Wind - Jesters/Let's Start All Over Again - Paragons

W2049 - Ted Taylor - Ted Taylor [1962] Contains Top Rank, Gold Eagle, and Soncraft singles. Anytime Anyplace Anywhere/I Lost The Best Things I Ever Had/I Need You So/Look Out/Someday (I Know, I Know)/I Don't Care //Darling Take Me Back/Never in My Life/That Day/She's A Winner/Chanta Lula/Has My Love Grown Cold


The 5000 series was called the "Sight and Sound Series."

W5000ST - Percussion In Hollywood, Broadway And Television - Morty Craft & Singing Strings

W5001ST - Where There's Burns There's Fire - Ralph Burns [1961] Moon Child/Portrait of Mia/Felicidade/Blue Holiday/others

W5002ST - World Of Percussion - Morty Craft [1961] On A Slow Boat to China/Misty/Adventures In Paradise/Soon/Under Paris Skies/Robbin's Nest/Cover The Waterfront/Early Autumn/It's So Peaceful In The Country/Midnight Sun/It's Melody Time

W5003ST - The Soul Of Jazz Percussion - Various Artists [1961] Quiet Temple/Ping Pong Beer/Call to Arms/Construction Crew/Prophecy/others

W5004ST - Morty Craft and the Singing Strings in Percussion - Morty Craft & Singing Strings [1961]

W5005ST - Concertos In Percussion - Warwick Symphony Orchestra [1961]

W5006

W5007ST - Glenn Miller Meets The Dorsey Brothers - Morty Craft [1961]


RELATED ALBUMS:

DOT
DLP 25463 - Matilda - String-A-Longs [1964] After Warwick went under, Norman Petty signed the String-A-Longs to Dot Records. Their first release used eight of the tracks from the Warwick album along with a few new songs. The stereo on this album is very strange, with abrupt balance changes even though the master is true stereo. Some tracks sound like they have tracks added, much as Petty was prone to do later with the Buddy Holly material. If you want these in stereo, get the Ace (UK) CD listed below. My Blue Heaven (S)/Brass Buttons (S)/Are You Lonesome Tonight (S)/Torquay (S)/Summertime (S)/Panic Button (E)//Matilda (S)/Nearly Sunrise (S)/Walk Don't Run (E)/Harbor Lights (S)/Perfidia (E)/Bulldog (S)

EMI/HIS MASTER'S VOICE (UK)
CLP 3562 - The Best of Andy Stewart - Andy Stewart [1966] Several of Stewart's 45s, notable the minor hit "Donald Where's Your Troosers?", never made it to Warwick LPs. This LP of his greatest hits, issued in England in the mid-1960s, contains much of his early Warwick material, including the "Scottish Soldier" flip side, "The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre." It is not known whether this LP was issued in stereo. Campbeltown Loch/Mary Mack/A Scottish Soldier/The Girl From Glasgow Toon/The Highlandman's Umbrella/I'm Off To Bonnie Scotland/The Battle's O'er//Scotland Yet/Dr. Findlay/Farewell! 51st Farewell/The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre/Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden/Donald Where's Your Troosers?/Tunes Of Glory

RCA (Canada)
KXL2-0384 - Sing A Song Of Scotland - Andy Stewart [1979] (2 LP set) This is a series of medlies, 100 songs in all, of "Scotland's Favourite Songs." The album is forgettable, but the interesting thing is that the copyright and production notices are "1979 Warwick Records."


RELATED CDs:

ACE (UK)
CDCHD 390 - Wheels - String-A-Longs [1993] This is a good collection of the Warwick songs, stereo where possible. It includes the original "Wheels" flip side, "Tell The World," in true stereo for the first time. Wheels (S)/Brass Buttons (S)/Should I (M)/Scottie (M)/Nearly Sunrise (S)/Sunday (Salve Regina) (M)/My Blue Heaven (S)/Mathilda (S)/Skippin' (S)/Mina Bird (S)/Happy Melody (S)/Panic Button (S)/Walk Don't Run (S)/Summertime (narrow S with balance changes making it sound like E)/Perfidia (S)/Bulldog (S)/Spinnin' My Wheels (S)/Red River Twist (S)/Take A Minute (M)/You Don't Have To Go (S)/Torquay (S)/Twist Watch (M)/Harbour Lights (S)/Tell The World (S)/Are You Lonesome Tonight (S)/My Babe (M)/Heartaches(M)/Replica (M)

COLLECTABLES
COL CD-5580 - Nag: a Golden Classics Edition - Halos [1995] All tracks mono. Reissue of Warwick W-2046 with four additional tracks. Nag/Zoom Zoom Zoom/Village Of Love/Mean Old World/Down The Road/Crazy Bells/Heartbreaking World/I Went To A Party/L-O-V-E/Bird Dog/For Your Precious Love/Copy Cat/What'd I Say/If I Had Known/Come On/Oh What A Night



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