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Number - Release Date - Artist - Songs
Although some copies of James Brown's fall, 1968, hit "Say It Loud-I'm Black And I'm Proud" play stereo, King didn't really get to putting out stereo singles until May, 1969. They then released a majority of their singles in stereo until the summer of 1970, after which they reverted to mono.
The King labels themselves used a variety of designs over the 1968-70 period. The earliest label was blue with silver print (top left), although they concurrently used a maroon label with the same design during 1968 and 1969. Sometimes these labels had the large James Brown Productions logo on them starting in 1969, and sometimes not, depending on Brown's involvement.
Promo labels during this time were usually yellow with black print. Although occasionally these promos were stereo (as the example at right), most of the time the promos were mono, whether the commercial counterparts were mono or stereo.
In May, 1969, about the time King started releasing stereo singles fairly routinely, the James Brown Productions labels changed to orange and black (left, second from top). Most of these orange and black labels were in fact stereo, and were marked so. In 1970, some of the orange and black labels were stereo without markings except for the stereo master number, which started with "SK-" instead of "K-". A few without the "STEREO" designation were in fact mono, which can be seen by the mono master number on the label. Promotional versions of the orange and black label just had "PROMOTIONAL" under the large "K" logo at the right of the label. The orange and black label lasted until September, 1970, and the blue label was used concurrently.
About August, 1970, King introduced a new white label (left, third from top), and concurrently, a new black label (left, bottom). Like the blue labels before them, both these black and white King labels sometimes carried the James Brown Productions logo, and sometimes not. About the time King went to the new labels, they shifted back to mono for their singles, and remained that way until the end of this 1968-70 period. Promotional counterparts to these new white and black labels used the same label with "PROMOTIONAL" above the large "K" logo at the left of the label.
45-6187 - 9/68 - James Brown - Say It Loud-I'm Black And I'm Proud (Part 1)/(Part 2) [see note 1]|
45-6235 - 5/69 - James Brown - The Little Groove Maker Me/I'm Shook
45-6239 - 6/69 - Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk Popcorn/Honk Tonk
45-6240 - 5/69 - James Brown - The Popcorn/The Chicken
45-6241 - 5/69 - Beau Dollar - I'm Ready I'm Ready (I Got Me Some Soul)/At The Dark End Of The Street
45-6242 - 5/69 - Sisters Of Righteous - My Man Is Gone/That's How I Feel
45-6244 - 5/69 - Hank Ballard - Butter Your Popcorn/Funky Soul Train
45-6245 - 5/69 - James Brown - Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me) Part 1/Part 2
45-6246 - 6/69 - Hank Ballard - Blackenized/Come On Wit' It
45-6247 - 6/69 - Leon Austin - Turn Me Loose/Respect
45-6248 - 6/69 - Mike Yeager - Little Boy Again/Pitchfork And Shovel [see note 2]
45-6249 - 9/69 - Marva Whitney - Get Out Of My Life/Things Got To Get Better
45-6250 - 8/69 - James Brown - Lowdown Popcorn/Top Of The Stack
SK-6251 - 9/69 - Vicki Anderson - Answer To Mother Popcorn (I Got A Mother For You)/I'll Work It Out
45-6252 - 9/69 - Ralph Stanley - Hills Of Home (A Tribute To Carter)/Let's Go To The Fair
45-6253 - 9/69 - Wayne Cochran & His C.C. Riders - Life's Little Ups And Downs Part 1/Part 2
45-6255 - 10/69 - James Brown - Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn Part One/Sometime
45-6257 - 9/69 - Harmonizing Four - Been In The Storm Too Long/My Hope Is Built
45-6258 - 10/69 - James Brown - World (Part 1)/(Part 2)
45-6263 - 9/69 - Hank Marr - The Greasy Spoon/All My Love Belongs To You
45-6264 - 9/69 - Freddy King - Have You Ever Loved A Woman/Hide Away
45-6265 - 9/69 - Albert King - Travelin' To California/Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
45-6267 - 10/69 - Charles Spurling - Popcorn Charlie/Buddy Boy
45-6268 - 10/69 - Marva Whitney - I Made A Mistake Because It's Only You, Part 1/Part 2
45-6269 - 10/69 - Guerillas - Lawdy Rolla/If You Go Away
45-6275 - 10/69 - James Brown - Part Two (Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn)/Gittin' A Little Hipper (Part 2)
45-6277 - 11/69 - James Brown - It's Christmas Time (Part 1)/(Part 2)
45-6278 - 11/69 - C.C. Jones - Slow Walk/Find Yourself A New Thing
45-6280 - 11/69 - James Brown - Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1)/(Part 2)
45-6283 - 1/70 - Marva Whitney - He's The One/This Girl's In Love With You
45-6284 - 1/70 - Carolyn Blakey - Man Came Down From The Mountain/Tomorrow's Child
45-6286 - 1/70 - Beau Dollar - (I Wanna Go) Where The Soul Trees Grow/Who Knows
45-6289 - 2/70 - Bobby Byrd - Hang Ups We Don't Need (The Hungry We Got To Feed)/You Gave My Heart A Brand New Song To Sing
45-6290 - 3/70 - James Brown - Funky Drummer (Part 1)/(Part 2)
45-6291 - 2/70 - Leon Austin - Steal Away/Yesterday
45-6292 - 2/70 - James Brown - It's A New Day (Part 1) & (Part 2)/Georgia On My Mind
45-6293 - 6/70 - Vicki Anderson - Baby, Don't You Know/Let It Be Me
45-6294 - 6/70 - Sisters Of Righteous - Is My Lovin' Too Slow/That's How I Feel
45-6295 - 6/70 - Solars - Here's My Heart/Nobody Knows But My Baby And Me
45-6297 - 6/70 - Determinations - Bing Bong/Girl, Girl, Girl
45-6306 - 8/70 - Wendy Lynn - I Can Remember/Try Me
45-6308 - 8/70 - Bobby Byrd - I'm Not To Blame/It's I Who Loves You (It's Not Him Anymore)
45-6310 - 4/70 - James Brown - Brother Rapp (Part 1)-Brother Rapp (Part 2)/Bewildered
45-6311 - 8/70 - Billy Daniels - Faces/All My Love Belongs To You [mono - see note 3]
45-6314 - 6/70 - Vicki Anderson - Never Find A Love Like Mine/No More Heartaches, No More Pain
45-6316 - 8/70 - Kay Robinson - The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow (Part 1)/Got To Keep On Traveling
45-6317 - 8/70 - J.B.s - The Grunt (Part 1)/(Part 2)
45-6318 - 6/70 - James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine (Part 1)/(Part 2)
1. Some copies of King 45-6187 give the title of "Say It Loud-I'm Black But I'm Proud." The single was released with both blue and maroon labels. None say stereo, but some play stereo on side 1.
2. Possibly issued as a promo only.
3. The commercial copy is MONO, but "Faces" exists on a mono/stereo promo.