Strand Album Discography
by Mike Callahan, Randy Watts and David Edwards
Last update: October 28, 2011





Strand was a New York label that started as a full-priced label distributed by Decca, but soon began specializing in budget issues. They were originally located, in 1959, at 680 Fifth Avenue in New York, but by 1960 had moved to 157 West 57th Street, New York. The vinyl tended toward thick and cheap, with many imperfections. Much of the label's output -- but not all -- was "bargain bin filler." As with many of the other budget labels, the philosophy seemed to be "anything to sell records," and if that meant misleading the buying public, so be it. If that also meant using the tried-and-true industry practice of not paying artists - - or not even telling them their record had been released, then that worked, too. There are plenty of examples below, including putting out a Virtues album titled Guitar Boogie Shuffle, the name of their hit, when the song was not even on the album!

There were a couple of other notable albums, particularly the albums by Larry Hall and a couple of Chris Columbo albums with the minor hit "Summertime," but most of the output was typical bargain-bin dross. They did issue albums with some "name" artists like Bobby Rydell, Brook Benton, Ray Charles, Ivory Joe Hunter, Memphis Slim, and others, but these were typically tracks recorded early in the artists' career, not examples of their current work. Artists like Don Cherry, Texas Jim Robertson, Joe Zawinul, and Karen Chandler had some hits during their careers, but the Strand albums were not those hits. Journeymen like Billy Mure and Specs Powell added name recognition.

Eventually, the label moved to 905 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia, near their demise around 1965.








Stereo was sporadic, even though almost all the Strand albums were issued in "stereo." The stereo albums used the "SLS-" prefix, while for mono albums, the prefix was "SL-." For most of Strand's life, the label was orange with black print, with "STRAND" at the top. Near the end of the label's days, approximately corresponding to the move to Philadelphia, the label changed to a light blue with dark blue print, with the same design. Strand also used the blue label for later reissues of earlier albums whose original label was orange.


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 Strand Records. 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 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 by Mike Callahan.



STRAND ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

SL-1001/SLS-2001 - Peter Meets the Wolf in Dixieland - Hans Conreid (Narrator) with Dixieland All Stars featuring Pee Wee Erwin [1959] Hans Conreid Narrates Peter Meets The Wolf In Dixieland//Grumpy Grandpa/Wild Wolf Wailing/Requiem For A Blue Duck/The Cat-Like Cat/In Defense Of The Wolf/Pete's Theme

SL/SLS-1002 - Leave It to Jane (Original Cast Recording) - Joseph Stecko [1959] Cast includes Kathleen Murray, Dorothy Greener, Angelo Mango, Jeanne Allen and Art Matthews. Overture/Good Old Atwater/Wait Till Tomorrow/Just You Watch My Step/Leave It To Jane/The Siren's Song/There It Is Again/Cleopatterer/The Crickets Are Calling/Finale Act One//Opening Act 2/Sir Galahad/The Sun Shines Brighter/I'm Going To Find A Girl/Poor Prune/Reprise: The Sun Shines Brighter/Finale

SL/SLS-1003 - Strings (and all that) Jazz - Marv Meredeth and His Orchestra [1959] Ruby, My Dear/Django/Angel Eyes/Violets For Her Furs/Midnight Sun//Sunburst Suite: Twilight- Sunburst/'Round Midnight/Invitation/Misty/Early Autumn

SL/SLS-1004 - Polynesian Paradise - Phil Moore [10/59] Return To Paradise (S)/The Far Mountain (Mangareva) (S)/Maiden Island (S)/Blue Hawaii (S)/Pearls Of Palmyra (S)/The Moon Of Manakoora (S)//Bali Ha'i (S)/Fiji Farewell (S)/Flamingo (S)/Turtle And The Rickshaw (Galapagos) (S)/Pagan Love Song (S)/Trade Winds (S)

SL/SLS-1005 - Sandy and Other Larry Hall Hits - Larry Hall [1960] Sandy/Knick-Knack Shelf/A Girl Like You/Lovin' Tree/I Didn't Ask To Be Born/Rosemary//I'll Stay Single/A Hundred/Ladder Of Love/On The Street Where I Live/The Stranger/For Every Boy

SL/SLS-1006 - Slide Hampton and His Horn of Plenty - Slide Hampton [1961] Newport/Jazz Corner/Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child/Go East Young Man

SL/SLS-1007 - To You With Love - Joe Zawinul Trio [1961] I Should Care/Easy Living/Please Send Someone To Love/It Might As Well Be Spring/Love For Sale//Squeeze Me/Greensleeves/My One And Only Love/The Masquerade Is Over/Sweet And Lovely

SL/SLS-1008 - Faith of Lincoln (A Musical Narrative) - Various Artists [1961] Artists include Dickson Hall, Martin James, Jo Graham, and the Wandering Minstrels. This is a Collection of Hymns, Spirituals & Religious Ballads, combined with statements of Faith as made by Abraham Lincoln.

SL-1009 - Sick Along with Us - Group Therapists [1961] Group featured Sandy Barron. Gunshy/Sick Sound Waves/From Channel To Channel/Tailor Made/So You Want To Be A Comic//You'd Better Believe It/The United Nations/From Commercial To Commercial/Phonalysis/The Sick Commandments

SL/SLS-1010 - Hawaiian Percussion - Billy Mure [1961] Hawaiian War Chant/Pink Hawaii/Song Of The Islands/Hawaiian Paradise/On The beach At Waikiki/I Found My Wahine//Hawaiian Drums/Blue Hawaii/Kalua/Sleep Walk/Sweet Leilani/Drifting And Dreaming

SL-1011 - Methodist Hymns - Mitcham Choral Society (Fred Watsford, Conductor) [1961] Praise My Soul/The God Of Love My Shepherd Is/Jesus Thou Joy Of Loving Heart/Jesus Lover Of My Soul/Jesus Lives/O Come, O Come Immanuel/Come Let Us Sing Of A Wonderful Love/Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine/Ye Servants Of God//O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing/Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord/Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah/At Even, Ere The Sun Was Set/God, My Father Loving Me/In Our Dear Lord's Garden/Almighty Father Who Dost Give/Life Of Ages, Richly Poured/Sun Of My Soul, Thou Saviour Dear/Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise

SL-1012 - Anglican Hymns - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir [1961] O Praise Ye The Lord/Come Let Us Join/O Sacred Head Sore Wounded/Thou Whose Almighty Word/O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go/God Is Working His Purpose Out/I Vow To Thee My Country/Jesu Gentlest Saviour//The King Of Love My Shepherd Is/Glory Be To Jesus/Sunset And Evening Star/Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven/O My Saviour Lifted/Ye Servants Of God/Come Down O Love Divine/May The Grace Of Christ Our Saviour

SL-1013 - My God and I - Avondale Symphonic Choir [1961] My God And I/Let Thy Holy Presence/He Is Coming/Listen To The Lambs/Go Heralds Of Salvation/Beautiful Savior//O Lord Most Glorious/O Thou In Whose Presence/Marches Of Peace/Send Forth Thy Spirit/O God Our Help In Ages Past/Music Of Life

SL/SLS-1014 - Juerga Flamenca - Wandering Gypsies [1961]

SL/SLS-1015 - Jazz Patterns - Pat Thomas [1961] Blue Room Star Eyes/Sometimes I'm Happy/My One And Only Love/Stella By Starlight/Strike Up The Band//It Could Happen To You/Mean To Me/Almost Like Being In Love/I Didn't Know What Time It Was/There'll Never Be Another You

SL/SLS-1016 - Tales & Songs of the Old West - Texas Jim Robertson [1961] Little Old Sod Shanty/Home On The Range/The Girl I Left Behind Me/Billy The Kid/Great Grandad And Me/Crawdad Song//Goin' Down The Road/Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie/Last Great Roundup (Cowboy Prayer)/The Old Rugged Cross/Little Old Bible Of Mine/Don't Just Pray

SL/SLS-1017 - Latin Percussion - Joseph Mattera [1961] Jungle Drums/Amapola/Cha Cha No. 5/Mama Inez/Say Si Si/The Breeze And I//Taboo/Miami Beach Rhumba/Malaguena/Brazil/La Machicha/Lady Of Spain

SL-1018 - Booked Solid - Paul Dooley [1961] Part I: Paul Dooley "Live" From The Stage At The Duplex In New York City//Part II: Continuation Of "Live" Performance Of Paul Dooley From The Stage At The Duplex In New York City

SL-1019 - Bryce Bond's Bachelor Apartment - Bryce Bond with Bernadette [1961] Comedy album.

SL/SLS-1020 - Jack [Haskell] Swings for Jack [Paar] - Jack Haskell [1961] I Love You/Make Someone Happy/De Lovely/Nobody Else But Me/By Baby Just Cares For Me/Make Believe/Moonlight Saving Time/The Lady Is In Love With Me/Just Friends/I Hadn't Any One Till You/I Will See You In My Dreams

SL/SLS-1021 - Around the World in Percussion - Billy Mure [1961] Around The World/Pink Hawaii/In A Persian Market/Spain/Goodbye To Roma (Arrivederci Roma)/Hats Off To Mexico//Drums Of India/Petticoats Of Portugal/Chinatown My Chinatown/By The Waters Of The Minnetonka/Manana Nicaragua/The Japanese Sandman

SL/SLS-1022 - Muriel Angelus Expresses the Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II - Muriel Angelus [1961] Paul Lavalle, arranger-conductor. Actress Muriel Angelus (pictured at left) speaks the lyrics instead of singing them. Hello Young Lovers/A Fellow Needs A Girl/Something Wonderful/Some Enchanted Evening/Oh, What A Beautiful Morning//The Sound Of Music/My Favorite Things/I Have Dreamed/If I Loved You/You'll Never Walk Alone

SL/SLS-1023 - From Coast to Coast - Jackie Jocko [1961] This Could Be The Start Of Something Big/I'm In Love/There Will Never Be Another You/At Long Last Love/I Like The Likes Of You/Lover Come Back To Me//What More Can I Do/Face The Music/Soon/Be Careful It's My Heart/You Do Something For Me/That's All

SL/SLS-1024 - Africana - Horst Wende [1961] Zambesi/Kwela-Dance/Warm Patat/Sarie Marais/Skokiaan/Boetjie Na Kammaland/Alibama//Sugarbush/Africano/Hamba Kahle/Fanagalo/Princess Waltz/Die Graskop Polka/Kanimambo

SL/SLS-1025 - Mediterranean Cruise Featuring "Never on Sunday" - Los Espanoles [1961] La Gallina Blanca/O Sole Mio (It's Now or Never)/Comunicando/Risque/Besame Morenita/Mantubala/Pastel Al Ron (Baba Au Rhum)//Los Ninos Del Pireo (Never on Sunday)/Morrina/Tani/Maria/Cabecinha No Ombro/Nocturno Espanol

SL/SLS-1026 - Tango Magic with Jay Jerome - Jay Jerome & Orchestra [1961] Jay Jerome is Jacob Jerome Sosenko. Adios Muchachoa/Violetta/A Media Luz/Tango Notturne/Tango Cavalier/Caminito/El Pardo/Blue Heaven//Ole Guapa/La Cumparsita/Raindrops On My Window/O Solo Mio/Nights In Florence/Lago Maggiore/Tango Irene/Jalousie

SL/SLS-1027 - Specs Powell Presents Big Band Jazz - Specs Powell [1961] A note from Herman M. Kuhlmann: "That album came through my shop many years ago. Recognizing some very good musicianship and driving big band jazz, I tried to chase Specs Powell down to find out who was playing on his record gig. Calling local 802 in New York, I was told that Specs had moved to LA. After numerous calls to California (from Seattle my town) I finally found Specs, and when I told him about the record, he broke into a laughing jag. It turns out that the band was a German band that a Strand exec had heard and obtained some of their tapes while on vacation and decided to publish an LP. Apparently Specs, as an accomplished drummer, had been used by this fellow in past recording sessions. The producer said that he'd put Specs as the "presenter" on the record label. Specs jokingly complained that he never made a dime off that endorsement. Further, nobody knew the names of any of the performers." Tracks: Avalon/Jimmy's Blues/Autumn Leaves/Skin Riff/Gammes/Theme For Four Trumpets//Humble Pie/Prince Albert/Blues For Gaston/Have You Met Miss Jones/Opus De Funk/Goofer

SL/SLS-1028 - Dear Mr. Gable - Karen Chandler [1961] Dear Mr. Gable: You Made Me Love You/Gone With the Wind/How Strange/Everything I Have Is Yours/Hold Your Man/Teacher's Pet//My Own True Love/But Not For Me/Love Songs of Haiti/Don't Tell Me/Would You/Restless Love

SL/SLS-1029 - Accent on Roots - Brock Peters [1961] Sing A'man/Wide Dark Troubled Waters/Papa Zimbi/Go Round The Wall/Way Yonder Far/Gambler//Igama La Bantwana/Akannaginnagi/Shilima Jiwe/Sorrow Valley/Or Three Farm/Gonna Leave You Baby

SL/SLS-1030 - Jeannie Thomas Sings for the Boys - Jeannie Thomas [1961] Arranged and conducted by Klaus Ogermann; performed during a tour of military installations. Summertime/Misty/Bye Bye Blackbird/When I Fall In Love/Carolina In The Morning/I'll See You In My Dreams//Stardust/I Hear Music/Make Someone Happy/Night Train/Angel Eyes/All Of Me

SL/SLS-1031 - Seeing Israel with George Jessel - George Jessel (narration) [1961] Jerusalem/Haifa/Tel Aviv

SL/SLS-1032 - Dance Percussion (Cha Cha) - Pete Terrace [1961] Just In Time/The Hawaiian Wedding Song/Night in Tunisia/Mexican Hat Cha/Anema E Core/Hava Cha Cha//Melodie D'Amour/The Petite Waltz/My Bonnie Cha Cha/Tico Tico/Lili Marlene/Torero

SL/SLS-1033 - Explosive Vocal Percussion - Myrna March [1961] Love Is Coming My Way/Mademoiselle De Paree/Fandango/It Was Written In the Stars/You Can't Have Love/Don't Introduce Me//I Leaned On a Man/It Used to Be/Marjorca/You Don't Know What Love Is/It's Love/Go If You're Going

SL/SLS-1034 - In A Magical Mood: Philharmonic Strings - Werner Drexler & Orchestra [1962]

SL/SLS-1035 - Hey Everybody, Let's Twist - Various Artists [1962] Stop A Knockin' Twist - Victor/Steel Driving Man Twist - Demotrons/Nothing Twist - Bobby Geno/Bowling U.S.A. Twist - Blue Flames/Oh Susanna Rock Twist - Val E. Forge/Come On Everybody Twist - Fiestas//Good Golly Miss Molly Twist - Gary Criss/Frisky Twist - Demotrons/Ping Pong Twist - Tangiers/Keep Laughin' Twist - Renegades/Mister Groovy Twist - Sonny Vito/Rompin' Twist - Jerry Warren

SL/SLS-1036 - Viennese Waltzes - Willy Richartz & Bamberger Symphony [1962] Sorgenbrecher Waltz/Bavarian Tales/Evening On The Rhine/Romantiker Waltz//Paris Life/Overture Of Silhouettes/Where The River Isar Flows/Tales Of The Rhineland

SL/SLS-1037 - Dancing After Dark - Ray Martin & Strings [1962] I Could Have Danced All Night/The Gallant Tango/Cheek To Cheek/Cloud Frolic/Three O'Clock In The Morning/The Dance Is Over//Shall We Dance/Blue Candlelight/Come Closer To Me/Dancing On The Ceiling/Through The Night/Tango Celeste

SL/SLS-1038 - Swingin' Jazz - Kurt Edelhagen & Orchestra [1962] Charlie's Charge/Pepper Cake/Twinset/Manhattan Polka/La Strada//It's Fabulous/Chianti And Music/Big Barrel Fox/Flamenco Boogie/Ghost Blues

SL/SLS-1039 - Academy Award Winner Rita Moreno Sings - Rita Moreno [1962] Come Rain, Come Shine/I Get Along Without You Very Well/Gonna Leave Of Wearin' My Shoes/Be Careful, It's My Heart/About A Quarter To Nine//Sing You Sinners/Day By Day/Take It Easy/Why Can't You Behave/Bye Bye Baby

SL/SLS-1040 - Classical Highlights - Strand Symphony Orchestra [1962] Arrangements by Helmut Zacharias. Liebestraume-Nocturno No. 3 (Liszt)/Nocturno Opus 9 No. 2 (Chopin)/Fruhlingslied (Mendelssohn)/Plaisir D'Amour (Martini)/Minuet (Bocherini)//Largo (Handel)/Traumerei (Schumann)/Adagio From The Concerto For Violin And Orchestra (Bruch)/Stanchen (Heykens)

SL/SLS-1041 - Symphony in G Minor No. 40: Mozart - Strand Symphony Orchestra [1962]

SL/SLS-1042 - Heartaches in Hi-Fi - Ted Weems [1962] Leroy Lovett, arranger- conductor. Reissue of Wynne WLP-100/WLPS-700. Heartaches/To Each His Own/Somebody Else Is Taking My Place/These Foolish Things/Bon Voyage (Love Of Mine)/I've Told Ev'ry Little Star//Mickey/I Understand/Say It Isn't So/Music, Maestro Please/On The Alamo/That's Where I Come In

SL/SLS-1043 - Great Million Sellers, Volume I - Various Artists [1962] Heartaches - Ted Weems/Sandy - Larry Hall/Vanity - Don Cherry/Peter Gunn Theme - Candido/Pink Hawaii - Billy Mure//Make Someone Happy - Jack Haskell/Never On Sunday - Los Espanoles/Nature Boy - Ken Karen/You Made Me Love You - Karen Chandler/Green Sleeves - Joe Zawinul

SL/SLS-1044 - Jazz Rediscovered - Chris Columbo Quintette [1962] Reissued as Strand SL/SLS-1095. Happy House/Teach Me Tonight/Summertime/Things Ain't What They Used To Be/All The Way/Minerology//What A Difference A Day Makes/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Mr. Wonderful/Sha-Gong/Melancholy Baby/Bernie's Tune

SL/SLS-1045 - Remember When - Ted Weems [1962] Sympathy/Jealous/Remember/Bye Bye Blackbird/There'll Never Be Another You/April Showers//I Can't Give You Anything But Love/Thinking Of You/Glory Of Love/Ain't Misbehavin'/Taking A Chance On Love/When You're Smiling

SL/SLS-1046 - The World's Foremost Blues Singer - Memphis Slim [1962] Lonesome/Cold Blooded Woman/One Man's Head/Good Time Roll Creole/What Is The Blues Back/Pigalle Love//Four Walls/It's Been So Long/Big Bertha/I'm Lost Without You/I Just Keep On Swingin' With The Blues/True Love

SL/SLS-1047 - Lee Scott Sings Cool Music for Warm People - Lee Scott [1962] Featuring Ms. Lee Scott with the Tony Luis Quintet. Gypsy In My Soul/Blues/I'm Glad There Is You/Moonlight In Vermont/Gone With The Wind/You Go To My Head/Far East/It's You Or No One/Sugar Coated Dreams/The More I See You/When The Sun Comes Out

SL/SLS-1048 - Don Cherry & Strings - Don Cherry [1962] Vanity - Don Cherry/Blue Pacific Blues - Strand Strings/Eleanor - Strand Strings/A Thousand Tunes Ago - Strand Strings/First October Frost - Don Cherry//'Til The End Of Time - Don Cherry/What A Wonderful World - Strand Strings/Capri Tango - Strand Strings/Another Day - Strand Strings/Summerschool Blues - Don Cherry

SL/SLS-1049 - Especially for You from Lee Scott - Lee Scott [1962] With the Tony Luis Quintet. Reissue of Wynne WLP-105/WLPS-705. You Are My Lucky Star/I Love You Porgy/You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To/All The Things You Are/I Only Have Eyes For You//You Do Something To Me/You/Then I'll Be Tired Of You/You Stepped Out Of A Dream/The Song Is You

SL/SLS-1050 - Ellingtonia - Cat Anderson & Ellington All-Stars [1962] Between Some Place, Goin' No Place/A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing/The Mexican Bandit/Lovelinessence//Accen'tuate/Chelsea Bridge/Summertime/Like, Dig!

SL/SLS-1051 - San Remo Music Festival, Volume I - Various Artists [1962] Al Di La/Pozzanghere/Come Sinfonici/Che Freddo/Notturno Senza Luna/Febre Di Musica/Lady Luna/Patatina/Tu Con Mo/Io Amo Tu Ami/Mare De Dicembre/Venti Quattromila Baci

SL/SLS-1052 - San Remo Music Festival, Volume II - Various Artists [1962]

SL/SLS-1053 - Like Wow - Jackie Jocko [1962] Day In Day Out/Misty/Foggy Day/I'll String Along With You/Sweet Georgia Brown//Honeysuckle Rose/The Thrill Is Gone/Caravan/The Masquerade Is Over/You're Looking At Me

SL/SLS-1054 - Cocktail Hour with Jack Banan - Jack Banan & His Strings [1962] Cheek To Cheek/You Made Me Love You/Cumbanchero/If You Love Me (Really Love Me)/Manhattan//I Love Paris/That Old Black Magic/Arrivederci Roma/That's A Plenty/People Will Say We're In Love

SL/SLS-1055 - Jazz Dance Party - Lee Lovett Orchestra with Bob Brown (tenor) [1962] Bright Feelin/Blob's Burning/Brown Is BLue/Relax-A-Tration//What's Buzzin/You Are Too Beautiful/I Like Dat/I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face/True Blues From Philly

SL/SLS-1056 - Travelin' Light: A Musical Tour Around the World - Guy Granado & Orchestra [1962] Travelin' Light/Holiday In Haiti/Hong Kong Song/Sidewalks Of Vienna/Juarey/Venetian Sunset//A Pub In London/Tia Juana/The Happy Heart Of Paris/Pow Wow In Peru/Romance In Rome/Hometown U.S.A.

SL/SLS-1057 - The Fabulous Metronomes Sing the Standard Hits - Metronomes [1962] Embraceable You/Age Of Miracles/Lady Be Good/Count Every Star/I Can't Laugh/Pennies From Heaven/You're Mine You/Whiffenpoof Song/Fools Rush In/Don't Blame Me/April In Paris

SL/SLS-1058 - Happy Greek Dances - Ernie Hatzis & His Merrymakers [1962] Spasta Ola (Break Them All)/Giannina (Johnny's Wife)/Opa Opa (Go Go)/Kavourakia (Little Crabs)/Haroumeno Kalamatiano (The Happy Dance)Oreo Perivoli (Beautiful Park)//Armenikos Horos (Armenian Dance)/Girise Karavaki (Return Little Sailboat)/Mi Mou Paraponiese (Don't Grieve Me)/San Lambatha Eho Anapsi (Like A Candle I Am Glowing)/Hasapikos Horos (Hasapiko Dance)/Kovo Mia Klara (The Lemon Tree Song)

SL/SLS-1059 - Misty - Lee Lovett Quartet [1962] Reissue of Lee + 3, [Wynne WLPS 710.] Blue label "mono" pressing is actually stereo. Lee "Roy" Lovett (piano), "Butch" Ballard (drums), Al Hall (bass), and Bob Brown (sax). My Ship/If It's The Last Thing I Do/Can't I/Judaline/Angel Eyes//A.B.C. Hop/Misty/My Funny Valentine/Plum Street

SL/SLS-1060 - Latin Dance Party - Various Artists [1962] Never On Sunday (Cha Cha Cha)/Jungle Drums (Rhumba)/Jalousie (Tango)/Cha Cha #5 (Cha Cha Cha)/Mantubala (Cha Cha Cha)//Hava Nagila (Cha Cha Cha)/Amapola (Rhumba)/Subway Samba (Samba)/Miami Beach Rhumba (Rhumba)/Tico Tico (Cha Cha Cha)

SL/SLS-1061 - Guitar Boogie Shuffle - Frank Virtue & Virtues [1962] This is an exact reissue of Wynne WLP-111 mono, and WLPS-711 stereo. The cover graphics except for the record label logo are the same. Note that despite the title of the album, their hit "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" is NOT on this album. Anna (S)/Highland Guitar (S)/Toodle-Loo-Kangeroo (E)/Pluckin', Plankin'-Boogie (S)/Constantly/Cotton Candy (S)//Marching Guitars (S)/Third Man Theme Cha-Cha-Cha (S)/White Buck Shoes (S)/Guitars In-The-Round (S)/Rollin' And A' Rockin' (E)/Taboo (S)

SL/SLS-1062 - Singing Comedians - Jaye Brothers [1962] Rag Mop (E)/Stars Rock & Roll (E)/Goodbye (S)/That Old Two Beat (E)/All You Need Is A Quarter (S)//Caldonia (S)/Pizza (E)/Happy Ending (S)/Broadway (E)/There Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens (E)

SL/SLS-1063 - Parlami D'Amore - Frank Verna [1962] Tic-A-Tee Tik-A-Tay (S)/Vivere (S)/Just Say I Love Her (Dicitincello Vuie) (S)/Tell Me (La Strada Del Bosco) (S)/I Have But One Heart (O Marenariello) (S)/Say You Will Not Forget (Non Ti Scordar Di Me) (S)//My Reverie (S)/If I Knew Then (S)/Why Did You Leave Me (S)/Cherry (E)/Magic Lover (S)/I Wish I Knew (S)

SL/SLS-1064 - Great Million Sellers, Volume II - Various Artists [1962] 'Til The End Of Time - Don Cherry (S)/Teacher's Pet - Karen Chandler (S)/Mickey - Ted Weems Orchestra (S)/Sing You Sinners - Rita Moreno (S)/I'm Yours - Ted Stanford (S)//Make Believe - Jack Haskell (S)/Stardust - Jeannie Thomas (S)/Little Girl - Jack Haskell (S)/Down By The Riverside - Sylvia Saynt (S)/We Could Make Such Beautiful Music - Ted Stanford (S)

SL/SLS-1065 - TV Themes: Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, and Others - (no artist listed) [1962] Theme From "Ben Casey"/Theme From "Peter Gunn"/Theme From "Doctor Kildare"/Theme From "The Danny Thomas Show"/Theme From "The Third Man"//Never On Sunday/Around The World In 80 Days/Lili Marlene/Anna/Arriverdci Roma

SL/SLS-1066 - Honky Tonk Piano - Fingers O'Rourke [1962] After The Ball/Bird In A Gilded Cage/In The Good Old Summertime/On A Sunday Afternoon/Sweet Rosie O'Grady//Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie/In My Merry Oldsmobile/In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree/Sweet Adeline/Dear Old Girl

SL/SLS-1067 - Organ Favorites - Morty Jay at the Console [1962] My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice (Saint-Saens)/Prelude (Chopin)/Liebestraum (Liszt)//Consolation (Romberg)/Going Home Theme (Dvorak)/Fantasy Impromptu (Chopin)

SL/SLS-1068 - Let's Polka - Polka Serenaders [1962] The Calvaryman Polka/Jacqueline Polka/Wedding At Michaels/Clarinet Oberek/The Tavern Polka//Party Polka/We Know Where You're Going Polka/Auch Der Lieber/Seafaring Oberek/Playground Polka

SL/SLS-1069 - Manhattan Lullaby - Martinelli & Orchestra [1962]

SL/SLS-1070 - Pink Hawaii - Billy Mure [1962] Most of these songs were originally issued on Strand SL/SLS-1010. Pink Hawaii/Sweet Leilani/Blue Hawaii/Flamingo/Song Of The Islands/Hawaiian War Chant/The Moon Of Mankoora/Return To Paradise/I Found My Wahine/Hawaiian Drums

SL-1071 - Children Let Us Speak Yiddish - Yiddish Instruction Lession [1962]

SL/SLS-1072 - Strip Along With Us - (artist not identified) [1962] Photo on the cover is "Miss Libby Jones, the Park Avenue Playgirl." A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody/Misty/Sophisticated Lady/Blues In The Night/Night Train//Harlem Nocturne/Temptation/Basin Street Blues/My Heart Belongs To Daddy/Mood Indigo

SL/SLS-1073 - Broadway Opening Night - Various Artists [1962] Make Someone Happy - Jack Haskell/The Sound Of Music - Muriel Angelus/Leave It To Jane - "Leave It To Jane" Original Cast/Summertime - Jeannie Thomas/I Could Have Danced All Night - Ray Martin//Oh, What A Beautiful Morning - Muriel Angelus/If I Loved You - Muriel Angelus/The Siren's Song - "Leave It To Jane" Original Cast/You'll Never Walk Alone - Muriel Angelus/Make Believe - Jack Haskell

SL/SLS-1074 - Andre Previn Plays - Andre Previn [1962] Abridged reissue of Tops L- 1593. Ain't Misbehavin'/I've Got A Feelin' I'm Fallin'/Squeeze Me/Honeysuckle Rose//Oh You Sweet Thing/That's Where The South Begins/Fatstuff/Black And Blue

SL/SLS-1075 - Pearl Bailey Sings - Pearl Bailey & Other Artists [1962] Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart - Pearl Bailey/Hit The Road To Dreamland - Pearl Bailey/Land Of Paradise - Stanley Wilson & Chorus/That Certain Feeling - Pearl Bailey/Solid Gold Cadillac - Pearl Bailey//Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Stanley Wilson/Little Sheba - Stanley Wilson/Rich People Of Hollywood - Stanley Wilson & Chorus/Stealin' Apples - Andre Previn

SL/SLS-1076 - Mel Tormé - Mel Tormé [1962] Abridged reissue of Prelude to a Kiss, [Tops L-1615]. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You/I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me/Prelude To A Kiss/I've Got The World On A String//Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea//I Surrender Dear/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Don't Worry 'Bout Me/One Morning In May/I Can't Give You Anything But Love

SL/SLS-1077 - Sing a Christmas Carol with the 101 Caroling Angels - 101 Caroling Angels [1962]

SL/SLS-1078 - Bossa Nova: The New Swinging Samba - Stan Fields Sextet [1962] Bossa Nova Casanova/The Lonely Gypsy/Jumpin Jelly Beans/Romantico/El Morocco/Pinata Party//The Puerto Rican Peddler/Manhattan Lullaby/Bossa Nova Bounce/Isabella/Chihuahua/Tiajuana

SL/SLS-1079 - Have Band — Will Swing - Dick Vance, His Trumpet & Orchestra [1963] Dedicated To Duke/Savoy Non-Stop/Wilt The Stilt/Come Mornin'/Keep It Movin'/Venetian Sunset//Dick's Boogie/"J" For Johnny/Stringin' The Blues/Roof Top Rhapsody/Skirts/Sittin' On A Tree Top

SL/SLS-1080 - An American in Paris - Michel Montand Orchestra featuring Haywood Henry Sixtet [1963] World Wonder/Dawn Meeting/Manhattan Lullaby/El Morocco/Blue River/Venetian Sunset//Little Tear/The Puerto Rican Pedlar/Midnight Blue/Carolina Chicken Walk/Keep It Movin'/African Moon

SL/SLS-1081 - Organ Moods - Jerry Thomas [1963] The Nearness Of You/Till There Was You/How Deep Is The Ocean/Hey There/(others)

SL/SLS-1082 - Accordion Stylings of West Side Story and Other Favorites - Shelley Taylor [1963] Tonight/Maria/I Feel Pretty/Something's Coming//Full Moon And Empty Arms/Turkey In The Straw/In An 18th Century Drawing Room/Bongo's

SL/SLS-1083 - Limbo Rock - Cross Fires [1963] Everybody Limbo/Limbo Rock/Nimbo Limbo/Limber Up Limbo/Polynesian Limbo/Limbo Stick Limbo//Koko Limbo/Bim Bam Limbo/Fuzzy Wuzzy Limbo/Southern Fried/Viva Olay Limbo/Jamaica Farewell (Limbo)

SL/SLS-1084 - Country and Western Favorites - Chuck Hess and the Chuckriders [1963] Country Scotchman/My Lovely Linda Waltz/Baby Elephant Dance/Jet Flight/Crying Angel/Happy Times//The Virtue Special/Tropicana/Bonnie Mary Ann/Sad Guitar/Pony Boy Rock/That's All

SL/SLS-1085 - My Son The President - Marty Miles & Jack Silver [1963] Apparently issued with two different covers, possibly back-to-back. My Son The President/The New Tenant/First Presidential Press Conference/The Steam Room/Red China/The Excuse/Bum/The Elder Statesman/A Secret Mission/A Call To Connecticut/The Dream/Mah Jongg Tea//The Menu/World Problems/Cultural Exchange Program/Paul Revere/Campaign Promises/Take My Advice/The Cousins Club/The Tunnel/The Presidential Yacht/Government: A Relative Matter/A Bit Of Caution/Father And Son

SL/SLS-1086 - The Incomparable Ray Charles - Ray Charles [1964] Walkin' And Talkin'/I'm Wonderin' And Wonderin/I Found My Baby There/Guitar Blues/One Man's Mad/Cold Blooded Woman/What Is The Mare Rack/It's Been So Long/Big Bertha/I'm Lost Without You

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SL/SLS-1089 - The Sounds of Birdland - Jack Jennings [1964] Strictly For The Birds/The Puerto Rican Pedlar/Cloud Nine/Percussion Part I/Percussion Part II/Isabella//Savoy-Non Stop/Blues In The Basement/Birdland Limbo/Smoothie/Cool Breeze On Basin Street/Cruising

SL/SLS-1090 - Minute Men Hootenanny: A Folk Song Fest - Minute Men [1964]

SL/SLS-1091 - Never on Sunday and Other Award Winning Hits!! - Various Artists [1964] Never On Sunday/Around The World/Lili Marlene/Anna/Ariverdci Roma/You Made Me Love You/Gone With The Wind/How Strand/Everything I Have Is Yours/Hold Our Man/Teacher's Pet

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SL/SLS-1094 - Irma La Douce - Strand Players [1964]

SL/SLS-1095 - Summertime - Chris Columbo [1964] Reissue of Strand SL/SLS-1044. Happy House/Teach Me Tonight/Summertime/Things Ain't What They Used To Be/All The Way/Minerology//What A Difference A Day Makes/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Mr. Wonderful/Sha- Gong/Melancholy Baby/Bernie's Tune

SL/SLS-1096 - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Mickey Kennedy & His Band [1964] When Irish Eyes Are Smiling/Irish Feat/Colleen/Banshee/Sharon Cross//Irish Washerwoman/Peggy Girl/Happy Irish Man/Irish Scene

SL/SLS-1097 - Guitars on Fire - Nick Nantos & His Fireballers [1964] The artist's name is spelled "Nastos" on the back slick and the label, but "Nantos" on the front cover. Mr. Peacock/Jazz Banana/Movin'/Brother John/Walkin'/Big Talk/ St. Louis Blues/Old Man Rock/Ebb Tide/Limbo Island/Cleopatra Dance/Tweet Twa Twa [label spells it "Tweet Twa Two"]

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SL/SLS-1104 - Everybody's Surfin' - Ricky Vale & His Surfers [1964] Ghost Surfin', Part 1/Ghost Surfin', Part 2/Surfin' Sucotash, Part 1/Surfin' Sucotash, Part 2/Soul Full Of Surfin', Part 1/Soul Full Of Surfin', Part 2//Guitar Surfin', Part 1/Guitar Surfin', Part 2/Safari Harry, Part 1/Safari Harry, Part 2

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SL/SLS-1107 - Piano Favorites - Mamie Reid [1964]

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SL/SLS-1116 - Robin Lee Sings Country & Western - Robin Lee [1964] Gambling Man/An Angel With A Broken Wing/Fair Exchange/Shifting Sands/Lorna//Dream Drifter/If That's For Me/You Stole Away/By And By/The Whole World Trembled

SL/SLS-1117 - David Troy, Balladeer, at the Gate of Horn - David Troy [1964] John Hardy (Was A Desperate Little Man)/Blackfly Song/Summertime/Squid-Jiggin' Ground/Seven Daffodils/The Pig And The Inebriate/Kelligrews Soire//Motherless Child/Red Headed Stranger/Town Crier's Song/Fifty Cents/Silk And Silver/Frankie Slide

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SL/SLS-1120 - Bobby Rydell Sings - Bobby Rydell/Larry Hall/Ricky Vale [1965] Artists for the songs are not identified on the label or jacket. Our copy of this album has a white label with black printing, same graphics, but it is not identified as a promotional copy. Dream Age - Bobby Rydell/Slang Book - Bobby Rydell/Sandy - Larry Hall/Rosemary - Larry Hall/Ghost Surfin' - Ricky Vale//Fatty Fatty - Bobby Rydell/A Winner Can't Lose - Bobby Rydell/A Hundred - Larry Hall/For Every Boy - Larry Hall/Soul Full Of Surfin' - Ricky Vale

SL/SLS-1121 - The Dynamic Brook Benton Sings, Volume 1 - Brook Benton/Jackie Jocko [1965] A New Love - Brook Benton/No Love Like Her Love - Brook Benton/The Girl I Love - Brook Benton/Dreams Oh Dreams - Brook Benton/(other songs by Jackie Jocko)

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SL/SLS-1123 - The Artistry of Ivory Joe Hunter - Ivory Joe Hunter/Memphis Slim [1965] If You Want My Lovin' - Ivory Joe Hunter/In Memories - Ivory Joe Hunter/If You Were My Own - Ivory Joe Hunter/Lonesome - Memphis Slim/Cold Blooded Woman - Memphis Slim//How About Me - Ivory Joe Hunter/I'm Cuttin' Out - Ivory Joe Hunter/I Need You So - Ivory Joe Hunter/It's Been So Long - Memphis Slim/I'm Lost Without You - Memphis Slim

SL/SLS-1124 - The Dynamic Brook Benton Sings, Volume 2 - Brook Benton/Jackie Jocko [1965] Known to have been pressed with a blue label. Four Brook Benton tracks with filler from Strand SL/SLS-1053. A New Love - Brook Benton/No Love Like Her Love - Brook Benton/Misty - Jackie Jocko/Sweet Georgia Brown - Jackie Jocko/Caravan - Jackie Jocko//The Girl I Love - Brook Benton/Dreams, Oh Dreams - Brook Benton/Honeysuckle Rose - Jackie Jocko/Foggy Day - Jackie Jocko/Day In, Day Out - Jackie Jocko

SL/SLS-1125 - The Great Chuck Jackson - Chuck Jackson/Lee Lovett Quartet [1965] We have seen pressings with both orange labels and the later blue labels. Hula Lula - Chuck Jackson/I'm Yours - Chuck Jackson/Ooh Baby - Chuck Jackson/Judaline - Lee Lovett Quartet/Angel Eyes - Lee Lovett Quartet//Come On And Love Me - Chuck Jackson/This Is It - Chuck Jackson/Mr. Pride - Chuck Jackson/Can't I - Lee Lovett Quartet/Plum Street - Lee Lovett Quartet



Note: At approximately this point, label changes from orange to blue-grey. Several of the last few albums before this are also known to be pressed with the blue label. This could be because (a) the blue labels are second pressings, or (b) because the label change actually occurred several albums before this point and existing orange label stock was being used up at certain pressing plants for, say, the Chuck Jackson LP above, or (c) album 1125 may actually have been pressed earlier than 1124. We do not know for sure. The albums below have blue labels and we have not seen orange labels for them.

SL/SLS-1126

SL/SLS-1127

SL/SLS-1128 - The Breakfast Hill Trio Salutes the Kingston Trio - Breakfast Hill Trio [1965] This is one of those cheapie LPs that record labels use to try to mislead the potential buyers. The cover has "The Kingston Trio" in huge letters, but when one looks closely, in small print is "The Breakfast Hill Trio Salutes...". That said, the renditions are pretty good for the most part, with good instrumental talent, but voices not as strong as the KT. The liner notes fail to identify the members of the group, but we have received information from a member of the group that The Breakfast Hill Trio was Dick Barron, Dick Clark, and Nick DeAlesandro, from New Hampshire. Although no songwriters are identified in the liner notes, two of the songs ("I'm Coming Home" and "Song of Hope") are originals written by Dick Clark. As is often true with discs issued as a record label is on its last legs, our copy of this is a quality control disaster, with surface noise on a record that looks unplayed, a stereo disc in a mono jacket and label, and pressed slightly off-center. And as far as misleading people, Strand also apparently neglected to tell the group that this record was even issued, and they didn't find out for 35 years! (Did I mention they didn't get paid for this? Nah, probably redundant anyway.) M.T.A. (S)/Scotch And Soda (S)/Wabash Cannonball (S)/All My Sorrows (S)/I'm Comin' Home (S)/Jamaica Farewell (S)//Tijuana Jail (S)/Greenback Dollar (S)/Green Grow The Laurels (S)/Annabelle Lee (S)/Song Of Hope (S)/California (S)

SL/SLS-1129 - Golden Oldies - Various Artists [1965] 'Til - Angels/Satisfied - Cashmeres/The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez/You Were Mine - Fireflies/Sandy - Larry Hall//My Memories Of You - Harptones/Come On Everybody - Fiestas/Summertime - Chris Columbo/Good Golly Miss Molly - Gary Criss/A New Love - Brook Benton

SL/SLS-1130 - Nina Simone - Nina Simone/Pat Thomas [1965] The Nina Simone tracks had previously appeared on the Spinorama and Coronet labels and were the subject of a lawsuit filed by Simone against Premier Records in late 1964. The Pat Thomas tracks were previously released on Stand SL/SLS-1015. I Loves You Porgy - Nina Simone/Since My Lover Has Gone - Nina Simone/Black Is The Color - Nina Simone/Blue Room - Pat Thomas/Star Eyes - Pat Thomas//Lovin' Woman - Nina Simone/Baubles, Bangles And Beads - Nina Simone/Mean To Me - Pat Thomas/Almost Like Being In Love - Pat Thomas/Stella By Starlight - Pat Thomas



Strand Children's Series

SL/SLS-5001 - Yiddish-Kinder, Lummir Reddin Yiddish - Sherman [1961] Yiddish Lesson To children.



Related Records:

Star 1019 - Sandy and Other Larry Hall Hits - Larry Hall [19??] Exact reissue of Strand 1005 in stereo, probably a bootleg. Sandy/Knick-Knack Shelf/A Girl Like You/Lovin' Tree/I Didn't Ask To Be Born/Rosemary//I'll Stay Single/A Hundred/Ladder Of Love/On The Street Where I Live/The Stranger/For Every Boy




Thanks to Richard Barron, Terry W., Ben Kauffman, Barry Margolis, Brent, Desoto Joe, Joe Vance, Ralph Curcio, Karen Smith, Frank Tompkins, Jeff Spear, Mike Porter, Ted Despres, Herman M. Kuhlmann, Steve G., Yancey & Kari Allison, and Michael Fitzgerald.



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