Design Album Discography, Part 5:
DLP/SDLP-600 Country Series

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: December 20, 2003

The country series was the analogue of the pop series in almost every way. Find some really obscure records that current stars recorded before they were anybody (and usually much to their embarassment), and couple them with some country-like songs from unknown studio artists. Then mix and match these songs in different combinations so that you can get a bunch of album issues out of the same material. Moreover, release the same albums on different labels with different cover slicks, and maybe people won't notice and they'll buy the same album twice (even reissue the same album on the same label with a different cover slick!).

What else is there to say? I guess only that despite their best efforts to put out throw-away junk records, a few of these are actually sought after by completist collectors. Go figure.

The 600 Country series initially used both the full color and the black and white mono Design label. Stereo counterparts used the Stereo Spectrum label
Later, the series switched to the red labels, as did other Design series. By late 1967, the mono issues were abandoned in favor of compatible stereo, as with the rest of the industry.
Early issues in the series used a generic back that listed the first several albums in the series. Later, with the shift to the red label, the jacket back was changed to a generic country back with a photo collage. Some of the earlier albums were reissued later with the red label and a redesigned cover.

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 Design, or Pickwick Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (all of which are out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2003 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

DLP-600 Country Series:

DLP/SDLP-601 - Country and Western Stars: Greatest Country and Western Music - Various Artists [1962] Reissued in the late 1960s with a different cover and the artists names as a title. Little Miss Heartache - Carl Belew/Just Bumming Around - Jimmy Dean/Picking Sweethearts - Jimmy Dean/Water Boy Blues - Maddox Brothers & Rose/Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down - Maddox Brothers & Rose//Walking After Midnight - Patsy Cline/Ain't No Wheels On This Ship - Patsy Cline/The Letter You Promised To Write - Ferlin Husky/Flowers Speak Louder Than Words - Ferlin Husky/Send Me The Pillow You Dream On - Carl Belew

DLP/SDLP-602 - Original Country & Western Stars: T. Texas Tyler - T. Texas Tyler [1962] Kiss Me Like Crazy/Ten-Ten-Tennessee Line/That's What You Mean To Me/A Million Tear Drops/Tattler's Wagon//River Girl/Pretender/Nothing At All/Just Out Of Reach/Golden Wrist Watch

DLP/SDLP-603 - Original Country and Western Stars: Hank Locklin - Hank Locklin [1962] Queen Of Hearts/Mysteries Of Life/Paper face/Send Me The Pillow You Dream On/I'm Lonely Darling//Come Share The Sunshine With Me/No One Is Sweeter Than You/A Year Of Time/Let Me Be The One/Born To Ramble

DLP/SDLP-604 Country & Western Stars: Wynn Stewart & Webb Pierce - Wynn Stewart/Webb Pierce [1962] Big City - Wynn Stewart/Falling For You - Wynn Stewart/Couples Only - Wynn Stewart/Playboy - Wynn Stewart/Wishful Thinking - Wynn Stewart//Jilted Love - Webb Pierce/Heebie Jeebie Blues - Webb Pierce/Jinx In Love - Webb Pierce/High Geared Daddy - Webb Pierce/I've Loved You Forever It Seems - Webb Pierce

DLP/SDLP-605 - Country & Western Stars: Country & Western Music - Various Artists [1962] Forgotten Heartaches - Ferlin Husky/Wise Guys - Ferlin Husky/Three Cigarettes In An Ash Tray - Patsy Cline/Polynesian Baby - Bobby Austin/Under The Spell Of Love - Johnny & Joanie Mosby//Paper Love Affair - Jimmy Dean/New Step It Up And Go - Maddox Brothers & Rose/You've Been Talking In Your Sleep - Maddox Brothers & Rose/I Gotta Go Get My Baby - Marvin Rainwater/Daddy's Glad You Came Home - Marvin Rainwater

DLP/SDLP-606 - Country & Western Stars: Country & Western Music, Volume II - Various Artists [1962] A Friend Of Mine - Ferlin Husky/Cross Eyed Gals From The Ozarks - Ferlin Husky/Be Honest With Me - Billy Brown/Still Going Steady - Johnny & Joanie Mosby/I Wish I Could Fall In Love Again - Jan Howard//Many Dreams Ago - Jan Howard/Sweet Darling - Jimmy Dean/Above And Beyond The Call Of Love - Wynn Stewart/Korea's Mountain Northland - Marvin Rainwater/Painted Gold - Marvin Rainwater

DLP/SDLP-607 - Country & Western Stars: Country & Western Music, Volume III - Various Artists [1963] Deck Of Cards - T. Texas Tyler/My Old Hound Dog - Stuart Hamblen/Let Me Know - Slim Willet/Hot Rod Race - Charlie Ryan/I Can't Run Away - Frankie Miller//Beer Drinkin' Blues - Rocky Bill Ford/I Wished A Thousand Times - Ferlin Husky/I Gotta Go Get My Baby - Carl Belew/Mama Says It's Naughty - Maddox Brothers & Rose/I Dreamed You Were Here Last Night - Frankie Miller

DLP/SDLP-608 - Country and Western Stars: Country & Western Music, Volume IV - Various Artists [1963] Ace In The Hole - Stuart Hamblen/Remember Me - T.Texas Tyler/Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - Slim Willet/Chicken House Boogie - Charlie Ryan/I Don't Know - Frankie Miller//Aggrivatin' Woman - Rocky Bill Ford/Never Again - Ferlin Husky/Just Out Of Reach - Carl Belew/Shimmy Shakin' Daddy - Maddox Brothers & Rose/Every Time I'm Kissing You - Carl Belew

DLP/SDLP-609 - Country & Western Stars: Country & Western Music, Volume V - Various Artists [1963] Hot Rod Lincoln - Charlie Ryan/Careless Love - T. Texas Tyler/Blue Bonnets In Her Golden Hair - Stuart Hamblen/Tell Me Now - Slim Willet/I Don't Know What To Tell My Heart - Frankie Miller//Crying Heart Blues - Ferlin Husky/You're The Only Good Thing - Carl Belew/If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving - Ferlin Husky/Hangover Blues - Maddox Brothers & Rose/If I'd Known Then What I Know Now - Carl Belew

DLP/SDLP-610 - Story of a Broken Heart By Johnny Cash - Various Artists [1963] Mean Eyed Cat - Johnny Cash/Story Of A Broken Heart - Johnny Cash/Luther's Boogie - Johnny Cash/Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash/I Can See An Angel - Frank Simon//Honky Tonk Merry Go Round - Frank Simon/Weeping Willow - Jan Howard/I've Got My Pride - Jan Howard/Castle Of Love - Bobby Austin/Wall Of Loneliness - Bobby Austin

DLP/SDLP-611 - Tennessee - Various Artists [1963] Includes songs by Carl Perkins, Carl Belew, Huelyn Duvall, and Frank Simon.

DLP/SDLP-612 - Melodies of the Plains - Rex Allen [Sr.]

DLP/SDLP-613 - Hootenanny: A Bluegrass Special - John Duffy & Country Gentlemen [196?] Nine Pound Hammer/Pallet On The Floor/East Virginia Blues/Eddie On The Freeway/500 Miles/Knoxville Girl/Red Wing/Nearer My God To Thee/Katie Dear/You Left Me Alone


DLP/SDLP-615 - Praise the Lord - Various Artists [196?] He Set Me Free - Maddox Brothers & Rose/I'd Rather Have Jesus - Maddox Brothers & Rose/Praise The Lord - T. Texas Tyler/The Old Country Church - T. Texas Tyler/ Since I Gave My Heart To Jesus - T. Texas Tyler/A Wonderful Time Up There - Wally Fowler/Victory Thru Jesus - Wally Fowler/From The Crib To The Cross - Eddie Dean

DLP/SDLP-616 - You Must Have That Pure Religion - Various Artists

DLP/SDLP-617 - I Can't Stand to Be Alone - Various Artists

DLP/SDLP-618 - Here Comes the Bride - Various Artists

DLP/SDLP-619 - Country and Western Jamboree - Various Artists [196?] Back Home In Indiana - Floyd Cramer/Breaking Hearts - Carl Belew/Come On In - Stewart Family/Heartaches For A Dime - Wynn Stewart/If Your Conscience Can't Stop You - Jan Howard//Fireman's And Engineer's Ball - T. Texas Tyler/Time To Cry - Johnny Sea/The Key - David Houston/Heart Of Stone - Ferlin Husky/Mean Mean Son Of A Gun - Johnny Horton

DLP/SDLP-620 - Country Music Hall of Fame - Various Artists

DLP/SDLP-621 - Gene Pitney & Melba Montgomery - Gene Pitney & Melba Montgomery

DLP/SDLP-622 - Home on the Strange - Billy Strange [196?] With Speedy West on steel guitar. Ridin' Down The Canyon/When Payday Rolls Around/Cool Water/Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle//Home On The Range/Beside The Rio Grande/A Cowboy Has To Sing/El Rancho Grande/Deep In The Heart Of Texas




DLP/SDLP-626 - Jan Howard, Patsy Cline, Maddox Bros. & Rose - Various Artists [1964] Reissue of Design 193; same as International Award 241. In Care Of The Blues - Patsy Cline/Hungry For Love - Patsy Cline/I Don't Wanna - Patsy Cline/I Wish I Could Fall In Love Again - Jan Howard/Many Dreams Ago - Jan Howard//Weeping Willow - Jan Howard/I've Got My Pride - Jan Howard/Philadelphia Lawyer - Maddox Brothers & Rose/No One Is Sweeter Than You - Maddox Brothers & Rose/I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again - Maddox Brothers & Rose

DLP/SDLP-627 - Kings of the Steel Guitar - Various Artists [1965] Reissue of Design 196. Oriental Twist - Pete Wade/Orange Blossom Special - Leon McAuliff/Columbus Stockade - Leon McAuliff/Sweetnin' - Herb Remington/Yes, He's Gone - Herb Remington//A Light Touch - Herb Remington/Big Dance at the Windmill Greasin' - Herb Remington/Hilo March - Jenks Carmen/Kahila March - Jenks Carmen/Hillbilly Hula - Jenks Carmen

DLP/SDLP-628 - Country Chartbusters - Various Artists [1965] Same as Design 197. Hot Dog - Buck Owens/My Pillow - Roger Miller/Big City - Wynn Stewart/Falling For You - Wynn Stewart/Couples Only - Wynn Stewart//Wishful Thinking - Wynn Stewart/Uncommonly - Ott Stephens/Each Time You Cross My Mind - Ott Stephens/You Got Troubles - Ott Stephens/Snow White Cloud - Ott Stephens

DLP/SDLP-629 - George Jones & Gene Pitney - George Jones/Gene Pitney [1965] Maybe Little Baby/You Are The One/Sweet Dreams/Any Old Time//Cradle Of My Arms/Please Come Back To Me Baby/I'll Find You/I'm Going Back To My Love





DLP/SDLP-634 - The Nashville Sound - Various Artists [1966] A Stranger In My Arms - Patsy Cline/Dear God - Patsy Cline/Too Much To Lose - Carl Belew/A Wasted Love Affair - Carl Belew/At My Expense - Rocky Bill Ford//I Always Lose - Hank Locklin/It's So Hard To Say I Love You - Hank Locklin/Road To Heaven - Ferlin Husky/Holy Not A Holiday - Ferlin Husky/Since You've Gone - Rocky Bill Ford

DLP/SDLP-635 - America's Favorite Country & Western Stars - Various Artists [1967]

DLP/SDLP-636 - Mr. Country Fiddler - Scotty Stoneman [1967]

DLP/SDLP-637 - More Country & Western Favorites! - Various Artists [1967] Hidin' Out - Patsy Cline/Alone At A Table For Two - Hank Locklin/Just Another face - Ferlin Husky/Move Over - Carl Belew/Drifting Apart - Rocky Bill Ford//Cry Not For Me - Patsy Cline/Could You - Hank Locklin/Irma - Ferlin Husky/I'm Gonna Stay Awake Tonight (To Keep From Dreaming) - Carl Belew/Watchin' The Clock And Grievin' - Rocky Bill Ford

DLP/SDLP-638 - Country and Western Bonanza - Various Artists [1967] Come Share The Sunshine With Me - Hank Locklin/Goose Pimples - Wilburn Brothers/I Watched You Walk Away - Del Reeves/Here Comes The Bride - Bobby Austin/Tender Years - Bobby Bare//Stumpy Joe - Hank Locklin/Way Down Under Blues - Wilburn Brothers/So Lonesome And Blue - Del Reeves/My Book Of Memories - Bobby Austin/You're Just Imagination - Faron Young

DLP/SDLP-639 - The Wilburn Brothers! - Wilburn Brothers [1967]

At approximately this point, mono issues are discontinued.

SDLP-640 - The World of Country Music - Various Artists [1967] The stereo version of this record is electronically rechanneled. The Battle Of Vietnam - Hal Willis/Daylight Losing Time - Larry Steele/My Old Hound Dog - Stuart Hamblen/Flowers For The Master's Bouquet - Maddox Brothers & Rose/Hard Luck And Misery - Johnny & Joanie Mosby//Oklahoma Hills - T. Texas Tyler/The Pillow That Whispers - Del Reeves/Greenback Dollar - Glen Campbell/If You See My Baby - Wynn Stewart/Cry Cry Darling - Jimmy Newman

SDLP-641 - Country Style - Various Artists [1967] Artists include Patsy Cline, Jimmy Dean, Lonzo & Oscar, and others.


SDLP-643 - Assorted Giants of Country Music - Various Artists

SDLP-644 - Sunday Morning at Our House - Various Artists [196?] Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Patsy Cline/He Will Do For You - Patsy Cline/Are You Treating Your Neighbor (As Yourself) - Hank Locklin/Little Community Church - Stewart family/Dear God - Stewart family/(others)

SDLP-645 - Country Banjo - Bill Emerson [1969?]

SDLP-646 - Celebrated Voices of Nashville, Tennessee - Various Artists [1969?]

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