The Stereo Singles Project, Part 4
Janus & Related Labels Stereo 45s (1968-70)

By Mike Callahan, Dave Edwards, Patrice Eyries, Randy Watts, and Tim Neely
Last update: December 20, 2015

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Label Scan

Number - Release Date - Artist - Songs


Janus began releasing stereo singles in June, 1970, with Mungo Jerry's "In The Summertime" [J-125] (see top left). All singles before that were mono. From that point, about half the singles were stereo and half mono. Stereo singles are marked "STEREO" on the label.

Promotional copies had a white or light grey label with black print (see bottom left). As far as we can tell, the commercial singles and the promo singles were the same as far as stereo goes. Most promos were two-sided, that is, had both sides of the commercial record, but occasionally they would issue a promo with the same song on both sides.

J-125 - 6/70 - Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime/Mighty Man
J-128 - 10/70 - Mungo Jerry - My Friend/Johnny B. Badde
J-129 - 9/70 - Paul Brett Sage - Reason For Your Asking/3D Mona Lisa
J-133 - 9/70 - Posse - Are You Ready/Evil
J-136 - 11/70 - Johnny Nash - Falling In And Out Of Love/You Got To Change Your Ways
J-138 - 11/70 - Donovan - Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)/Keep On Trucking
J-139 - 12/70 - Potliquor - Down The River Boogie/Riverboat
J-143 - 12/70 - Andy Robinson - Party Ball/Every Mother, Father, Sister, Brother

Janus Notes:
1. The following singles are mono: J-127, J-130, J-131, J-134, J-135, J-137, J-140, J-141, J-142
2. The following singles were not issued: J-126, J-132.


Westbound was distributed by Janus Records, and they started issuing stereo singles about the same time as Janus (June, 1970). There are four known stereo singles released in 1970.

W 168 - 6/70 - Bill Moss & The Celestials - Everything Is Going To Be Alright/One Hundred And Forty-Four Thousand
W 169 - 7/70 - Bobby Franklin's Insanity - Sexplot/Don't Lose What You Got
W 170 - 8/70 - Teegarden & Van Winkle - God, Love And Rock And Roll/Work Me Tomorrow
W 171 - 11/70 - Teegarden & Van Winkle - Everything Is Going To Be All Right/You Do

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