Pricewise Album Discography
By Mike Callahan and David Edwards
Last update: April 9, 2009

Pricewise was a Scepter subsidiary label started to reissue oldies. It was short-lived, lasting barely a year with an output of only five albums. As far as we know, all five albums were issued in mono only.

It's interesting to note that the label used was essentially the original (and by then discarded) Scepter "scroll" label, with "Pricewise" instead of "Scepter" in the scroll logo. Around the bottom of the label, it read, "A Division of Scepter Records Inc., 254 W. 54th St., New York, N.Y. Made in U.S.A."

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 Scepter or Pricewise Records, which are currently inactive. 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 1999, 2009 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

P4001 - The Shirelles Swing the Most - Shirelles [1965] What A Sweet Thing That Was/Oh No, Not My Baby/Get Rid Of Him/His Lips Get In The Way/That Boy Is Messin' Up My Mind/Why Does Every Boy Remind Me Of You//Foolish Little Girl/A Girl Is Not A Girl/Please Go Away/I Might Like It/What Does A Girl Do/Lonesome Native Girl

P4002 - Hear & Now - Shirelles [1965] Tonight Your Gonna Fall In Love With Me/Maybe Tonight/Make The Night A Little Longer/Doomsday/Sha La La//Don't Say Goodnight And Mean Goodbye/Lost Love/Only Time Will Tell/Hard Times/The Gospel Truth/Not For All The Money In The World

P4003 - The Best of the 60's - Various Artists [1965] Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker/Twist And Shout - Isley Brothers/Shimmy Baby - Joey Dee/Stay - Maurice Williams (re- recording)/I'm Gonna Send You Back To Georgia - Timmy Shaw/Soldier Boy - Shirelles/Till -Angels/The Love Of My Man - Theola Kilgore/All In My Mind - Maxine Brown/I Don't Want To Cry - Big Maybelle/Human -Tommy Hunt

P4004 - The Best of the Girl Groups/The Girl Groups Are the Best - Various Artists [1965] The Wishing Well - Shangri-Las/Hate To Say I Told You So - Shangri- Las/Sha la La - Shirelles/Met Him On A Sunday - Shirelles/South Street - Orlons/Please Let It Be Me - Orlons//Till - Angels/Cry Baby Cry - Angels/I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - Blue-Belles/I've Got To Let Him Know - Blue-Belles/Take My Hand - Goldie & Gingerbreads/V.I.P. - Goldie & Gingerbreads

P4005 - All Night in a Harem with Your Favorite Belly Dances - Eddie "The Sheik" Kochak & Hakki Obadia [1965] Label gives title as One Night in a Harem. Neither the artists nor the cover model, Nejla Ates, are given credits on the cover. Eddie "The Sheik" Kochak was actually from Brooklyn, while Hakki Obadia was from Baghdad, Iraq. Kochak and Obadia are given credit for popularizing belly dancing music in the U.S. This album, partly a reissue from the 1962 album Ameraba [Georgette G-621], predated their three Belly Dancing albums on Scepter (SPS-5114, 5118, and 5128, issued 1973-1976). Ates, known as the "Turkish Delight," was born Necla Batir in Turkey in 1933. In addition to club work and modeling, she appeared in the film The Son of Sinbad and was a Hollywood belly dancing sensation from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. She overdosed in New York in October, 1965, at the age of 32, about the time this album came out. Although many sources report that she died at that time (possibly because she flew back to Turkey shortly thereafter, disappearing from sight and ending her Hollywood career), she actually recovered and lived to be 73 years old (she died in Istanbul in April, 2005).

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