The Stereo Singles Project, Part 3, Page 11
Compact-33 Little LPs (Juke Box EPs): Mercury

By Mike Callahan, Tim Neely, Dave Edwards, Patrice Eyries, Randy Watts, and Thomas Reed
Last update: November 17, 2015

Mercury was one of the first labels to put out Little LPs, putting out Little LPs within a month of the Cadence innovation. Interestingly, although Mercury called these Little LPs "Compact 6" discs, not all of them had six songs.

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Label Scan

Number - Artist - Title [Date of Release] Songs [LP Number, if significantly different]


The Mercury Little LP series started as a mono-only series, with a black label with silver print. These first Little LPs were released in November, 1961, and are the ones the success of which the Mercury executive referred to as "Bombsville." Mercury released ten of these at that time, then abandoned the series. These were packaged in a plastic sleeve with a snap on the top, with a thin cardboard sheet inside with a photo on the front and bio info and promotion of full albums by the artist on the back. The songs were usually taken from multiple albums.

MG-200-C [mono] - Brook Benton - Brook Benton [11/61] The Boll Weevil Song/Frankie And Johnny/So Many Ways//Endlessly/It's Just A House Without You/Kiddio

MG-201-C [mono] - Damita Jo - Damita Jo [11/61] I'll Save The Last Dance For You/Dance With Me Henry/Dancing On The Ceiling//You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You/I'll Be There/Dance With A Dolly

MG-202-C [mono] - The Platters - The Platters [11/61] I'll Never Smile Again/Harbour Lights/Let's Fall In Love//If I Didn't Care/On A Slow Boat To China/To Each His Own

MG-203-C [mono] - Dinah Washington - Dinah Washington [11/61] September In The Rain/Hurt/Our Love Is Here To Stay//Love Walked In/Unforgettable/It Could Happen To You

MG-204-C [mono] - Jose Mellis - Jose Mellis [11/61] Till There Was You/Tonight/I Could Have Danced All Night/The Lonely Dawn/Maid In France/Summertime In Venice

MG-205-C [mono] - Patti Page - Patti Page [11/61] Allegheny Moon/Mockin Bird Hill/Dark Moon//Old Cape Cod/A Broken Heart And A Pillow Filled With Tears/Mom and Dad's Waltz

MG-206-C [mono] - David Carroll & His Orchestra - David Carroll & His Orchestra [11/61] Cuddle Up A Little Closer/Pretty Baby/Caravan/By Heck Cha Cha Cha/Allouette/Swingin' On A Moonbeam

MG-207-C [mono] - Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan [11/61] Broken Hearted Melody/Eternally/Misty/Smooth Operator/The House I Live In/Make Yourself Comfortable

MG-208-C [mono] - The Clebanoff Strings - The Clebanoff Strings [11/61] Theme From The Apartment/Green Leaves Of Summer/Prelude From "King Of Kings"/Maria/Theme From "Back Street"/Lucy's Theme From "Parrish"

MG-209-C [mono] - George Jones - George Jones [11/61] Treasure Of Love/White Lightning/Who Shot Sam?/The Window Up Above/Cold Cold Heart/Tender Years

Almost a year later, when Seeburg approached Mercury about putting out stereo Little LPs, Mercury revived the series, this time in stereo, starting with the next catalog number from where they left off. They reissued the first mono Little LP in stereo at that time. These stereo Little LPs had blue labels with silver print. The songs for the stereo Little LPs were usually taken from a single album.

SR-600-C - Brook Benton - Brook Benton [1962] The Boll Weevil Song/Frankie And Johnny/So Many Ways//Endlessly/It's Just A House Without You/Kiddio [No LP counterpart]

SR-610-C - Jan August - Jan August Styles the Great Pop Piano Classics [1962] (LP rel. 1961) Flight Of The Bumble Bee/Clair De Lune/Humoresque//Fantasy Impromptu/Minuet (In G)/Moonlight Sonata [Mercury SR 60659]

SR-611-C - Brook Benton - There Goes That Song Again [1962] When I Grow Too Old To Dream/There Goes That Song Again/I Didn't Know What Time It Was//Blues In The Night/I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)/After You've Gone [Mercury SR 60673]

SR-612-C -

SR-613-C - Herman Clebanoff - Great Songs of All Time [1962] Night And Day/Stardust/In The Still Of The Night/Lazy River/Deep Purple [Mercury SR 60720]

SR-614-C - Xavier Cugat - Twist with Cugat [1962] Johnson Rag/Patricia/(others) [Mercury SR 60705]

SR-615-C - Damita Jo - I'll Save the Last Dance for You [1962] I'll Save The Last Dance For You/Dance, Ballerina, Dance/Dance With Me Henry (The Wallflower)//Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stocking)/Dancing With Tears In My Eyes/I Could Have Danced All Night [Mercury SR 60642]

SR-616-C - Richard Hayman - Gypsy [1962] Tzena, Tzena, Tzena/Two Guitars/(others) [Mercury PPS 6027]

SR-617-C - Quincy Jones - I Dig Dancers! [1962] (LP rel. 1960) The Midnight Sun Will Never Set/Moonglow//A Sunday Kind Of Love/Pleasingly Plump/You Turned The Tables On Me [Mercury SR 60612]

SR-618-C - (or 619) - George Jones & Margie Singleton - Duets Country Style [1962] [Mercury SR 60647]


SR-620-C - Patti Page - Patti Page Sings Golden Hits of the Boys [1962] The Twist/Don't Be Cruel/(You've Got) Personality//I'm Walking/Poor Little Fool/It's Just A Matter Of Time [Mercury SR 60712]

SR-621-C - The Platters - Encore of Broadway Golden Hits [1962] Summertime/People Will Say We're In Love/More Than You Know//Stormy Weather/Poor Butterfly/Every Little Movement [Mercury SR 60613]

SR-622-C - The Woody Herman Quartet - Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet [1962] (Philips label cover, but blue Mercury label) Rose Room/Don't Be That Way/On The Sunny Side Of The Street//Sweet Lorraine/Summit Ridge Drive [Philips 600-004]

SR-623-C - Ruth Brown - Along Came Ruth [1962] [Philips PHS 600-028]

SR-624-C - Joseph Fennell & His Orchestra, conducted by Frederick Fennell - The Music of Leroy Anderson, Vol. III [1965] [Mercury SR 90400]

SR-625-C - Roland Kirk - We Free Kings [1962] Three For The Festival/The Haunted Melody//You Did It, You Did It/My Delight [Mercury SR 60679]

SR-626-C - Dinah Washington - Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller [1962] (LP rel. 1959) Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do/Ain't Cha Glad?/(others) [Mercury SR 60202]

SR-627-C - Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan and Violins [1962] Day By Day/Please Be Kind//The Midnight Sun Will Never Set/I'm Lost [Mercury SR 60038]

SR-628-C - The Smothers Brothers - Two Sides of the Smothers Brothers [1962] Cabbage/Where The Lilac Grows//The Four Winds And The Seven Seas [Mercury SR 60675]

SR-629-C - Billy Eckstine - Billy Eckstine & Quincy Jones at Basin Street East [1962] [Mercury SR 60674]

SR-630-C - Joe Newman - Joe Newman Quintet at Count Basie's [1962] [Mercury SR 60696]

SR-631-C - Billy Eckstine - Don't Worry 'Bout Me [1962] (Love Is) The Tender Trap/Don't Worry 'Bout Me//Guilty/I Want To Talk About You [Mercury SR 60736]

SR-632-C -

SR-633-C - Dick Contino - Hawaiian Holiday [1963] [Mercury SR 60753]

SR-634-C - Eddie Layton & Buddy Morrow - All Time Dance Favorites [1963] Medley: Does Your Heart Beat For Me-For Me And My Gal-It Must Be True-Pardon Me Pretty Baby/Medley: Don't Cry My Love-Girl Of My Dreams-Red Roses For A Blue Lady-How Come You Do Me Like You Do//Medley: All My Love-Serenade In The Night-Serenata/Medley: Stardust-Sweet Emaline-Sweet Lorraine [Mercury SR 60764]

SR-635-C - Art Farmer & His Orchestra - Listen to Art Farmer [1963] Fly Me To The Moon/My Romance//Ruby/Rain Check [Mercury SR 60766]

SR-636-C - Faron Young - This Is Faron Young [1963] [Mercury SR 60785]

SR-637-C - Various Artists - The Greatest Hits of the Great Country and Western Stars [1963] The Auctioneer - Leroy Van Dyke/I'll Have Another Cup Of Coffee (Then I'll Go) - Claude Gray/I Found My Girl - Jimmy Skinner//I Miss You Already - Faron Young/Poor Man's Riches - Benny Barnes/Please Help Me I'm Falling - Rusty Draper [Mercury SR 60825]

SR-638-C -

SR-639-C - The Three Sounds - Some Like It Modern [1963] On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Let's Dance/Front//After Hours/Elbows And Armpits [Mercury SR 60839]

SR-640-C - Erroll Garner - Music from "A New Kind of Love" [1963] (You Brought) A New Kind of Love (To Me)/Mimi//Louise/Paris Mist, Part I/Paris Mist, Part II [Mercury SR 60859]

SR-641-C - George Jones - Blue and Lonesome [1963] Oh Lonesome Me/There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight/Nobody's Lonesome For Me//Talk To Me Lonesome Heart/Don't Stop The Music/If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time

SR-642-C - Billy Eckstine - The Modern Sound of Mr. B. [1964] Sweet Georgia Brown/Wanted/A Garden In The Rain//Poor Fool/Wives And Lovers/What Are You Afraid Of

SR-643-C - Brook Benton - On the Countryside [1964] [Mercury SR 60918]

SR-644-C - Faron Young - Country Dance Favorites [1965] [Mercury SR 60931]

SR-645-C - Billy Lee Riley - Big Harmonica Special [1964] High Heel Sneakers/Cottonfields/You Got Me Running//Memphis/Kansis City/You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover [Mercury SR 60965]

SR-646-C -

SR-647-C - Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One, Clark Terry - Oscar Peterson Trio [1964] I Want A Little Girl, Part 1/I Want A Little Girl, Part 2/Incoherent Blues//Mack The Knife, Part 1/Mack The Knife, Part 2/Mumbles [Mercury SR 60975]

SR-648-C - Lesley Gore - Girl Talk [1964] Look Of Love/Live And Learn/You've Come Back//Maybe I Know/I Died Inside/Wonder Boy [Mercury SR 60943]

SR-649-C - Roy Drusky - Yesterday's Gone [1964] Yesterday's Gone/It Was Fun While It Lasted/End Of The World//Yesterday/Our Last Night Together/A Legend In My Time [Mercury SR 60919]

SR-650-C - Dinah Washington & Quincy Jones - The Queen & Quincy [1964] Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye/Somebody Loves Me/Tears To Burn//They Didn't Believe Me/They Let My Love Get Cold/Caravan [Mercury SR 60928]

SR-651-C - Johnny Mathis - Love Is Everything [1965] Never Let Me Go/Dancing In The Dark/An Affair To Remember [Mercury SR 60991]

SR-652-C - George Jones - Heartaches and Tears [1965] I've Got A New Heartache/You're Back Again/The Window Up Above//Everything Ain't Right/You Gotta Be My Baby/I Can't Help It [Mercury SR 60990]

SR-653-C - Dave Dudley - Talk of the Town [1965] [Mercury SR 60970]

SR-654-C - Roy Drusky - Pick of the Country [1965] The Pick Of The Week/Thumbin' My Way Back Home/Talk Back Tremblin' Lips//Don't Do It Darlin'/Ring Of Fire/I'll Take You Home [Mercury SR 60973]


SR 656-C - Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook [1965] Dear Heart/Theme From Peter Gunn (Bye-Bye)/Moon River//Days Of Wine And Roses/Mr. Lucky/(I Love You) And Don't You Forget It [Mercury SR 61009]

SR-657-C - Horst Jankowski - The Genius of Jankowski [1965] [Mercury SR 60993]

SR-658-C - Quincy Jones - Quincy Plays for Pussy Cats [1965] After Hours/Non-Stop To Brazil/The Hucklebuck//The "In" Crowd/Mack The Knife/Sermonette [Mercury SR 61050]

SR-659-C - Fats Domino - Fats Domino '65 [1965] I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday/So Long/Ain't That A Shame//Oh What A Price/Let The Four Winds Blow/Blueberry Hill [Mercury SR 61039]

SR-660-C - The Bitter End Singers - Through Our Eyes [1965] The Joker/Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams/King Lonely The Blue//Hard Herated Hannah/I Ain't Gonna Take It Sitting Down/Who Calls You Darling Now [Mercury SR 61018]

SR-661-C - Freddie & The Dreamers - Fun Lovin' Freddie [1966] Thou Shalt Not Steal/Funny Over You/He Got What He Wanted//I Fell In Love With Your Picture/I Think Of You/Some Other Guy [Mercury SR 61061]

SR-662-C - Sarah Vaughan - The Pop Artistry of Sarah Vaughan [1966] If I Ruled the World/A Lover's Concerto/He Touched Me//First Thing Every Morning/Make It Easy On Yourself/On a Clear Day [Mercury SR 61069]

SR-663-C - Quincy Jones - Quincy's Got a Brand New Bag [1966] Ain't That Peculiar/I Hear A Symphony/A Lover's Concerto//I Got You/Fever/Papa's Got A Brand New Bag [Mercury SR 61063]

SR-664-C - Johnny Mathis - The Shadow of Your Smile [1966] The Shadow Of Your Smile/I Left My Heart In San Francisco/Quiet Nights [Mercury SR 61073]

SR-665-C - Johnny Mathis - So Nice [1966] [Mercury SR 61091]

SR-666-C - Dinah Washington - Golden Hits, Volume 2 [1966] (LP rel. 1963) Unforgettable/Teach Me Tonight/Baby (You've Got What It Takes)//Dream/I Won't Cry Anymore/Cold Cold Heart [Mercury SR 60789]

SR-667-C - Sarah Vaughan - Sassy Swings Again [1967] [Mercury SR 61116]

SR-668-C - Roy Drusky - NOW Is a Lonely Time [1967] [Mercury SR 61118]

SR-669-C - Dave Dudley - Dave Dudley Country [1967] Honey/Old Fashioned Love/Greatest Man Alive//Don't Forget The Good Times/Mister Gloom/Lousiana Saturday Night [Mercury SR 61133]

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