Grand Award Blue label with silver print. The stereo 45 of Lady Luck might be the only place to get the song in stereo, but nobody we know has ever found a copy. These were actually issued before September, , and were considered the first stereo singles by any label. Decca Black label with silver print, mono label shown.
They have been listed in Billboard or other guides as a stereo 45, but we have not verified their actual release. The items below marked U were inferred from the mono series and missing stereo numbers, but are unconfirmed. Oriole UK Blue label with silver print. These releases were true stereo. Dolton Green Dolton label with black print.
The Elvis Presley stereo singles are collector's items and command premium prices. Both sides are true stereo. It was probably an error due to the Ruby Wright version of the song which didn't chart being reported as available on stereo by King Records. Others, like Brunswick, even used the stereo EP blanks for labels below, left. Coral Germany Orange label with black print.
Some labels, such as Capitol, used the same design but changed colors for the stereo version. The WB stereo 45s we've heard have been true stereo. A constant cymbal brush sounds very much like surface wear on this record, but it is not. They had a gold label with black print, with the Capitol logo on the left side of the center hole. Crest Standard blue mono label with silver print is shown:
A May, , advertisement promoted ten stereo 45s drawn from their albums. Three more stereo single releases came out in November, Like its sister label, Keen, the stereo single released in was issued on blue vinyl.
There was little consistency to the releases across labels. United Artists The earliest stereo 45 below had a light blue label with black print: For that reason, we have not listed the singles with the designation U even if we've never seen a copy, unless there is a compelling reason to believe they were not issued. Standard Roulette label, with STEREO on both sides of the center hole for some issues, while others had only the stereo designation on the right side.
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Guaranteed White label with red print; mono label shown. The Preston Epps single Bongo Rock, reported to Billboard , is probably not true stereo if it exists. Concert-Disc The Concert-Disc label was gold with black print.
We would appreciate your notifying us if you can verify they actually exist. Hunt Standard white Hunt label with green print. These were actually issued before September, , and were considered the first stereo singles by any label. A May, , advertisement promoted ten stereo 45s drawn from their albums. The Red River Rock stereo single is rechanneled. Big Top Black label with silver print.
During the years just after stereo was first demonstrated on vinyl disc it had been available on reel-to-reel tape for several years before Audio Fidelity demonstrated the first stereo disc at Times Auditorium in New York City on December 13, , the stereo single was pretty much experimental with about one stereo copy for every several hundred or even a thousand mono copies. This discography is not comprehensive. The single is true stereo. Ella Fitzgerald's Mack the Knife stereo was accidentally reported as a stereo- 45, and on and on. Apex released a huge volume of singles, but this is the only stereo 45 known, and the copy illustrated on this page is quite rare.
Stereo single sleeve is also shown at left. Royal Roost Blue label with silver print. Electrola Germany Red label with black print. For example, artists such as Eddie Cochran Liberty , Gene Vincent Capitol , Buddy Knox Roulette , Jimmy Bowen Roulette , and Frankie Lymon Roulette all recorded in stereo for companies that released stereo 45s during this period, and they had single releases during the stereo 45 era, but had no stereo 45s issued.
And I suspect that some of the phantom stereo singles are mistakes from misreading the reporter's notes. All singles below are stereo only except , which has a mono counterpart. The singles are true stereo. How shall we number them? Apparently, some companies like Warner Bros, shown at right , were caught off guard and used their stereo EP sleeves for early stereo single releases. Heliodor Germany Black label with gold print.
We have not seen this single, but both sides were true stereo on his Carlton album. Concert-Disc, located in Wilmette, Illinois, was originally a stereo tape label Concertapes. All the ABC-Paramount stereo singles are quite rare. Blue label with silver print, like Mercury stereo LPs. Later issues and above used the gold and white label with black print and the red logo, but the stereo notation was moved to the left under the logo in much smaller letters.
Chancellor Early issues used the standard early pink Chancellor label with black print: Jamie is rechanneled, and Jamie is true stereo. Cameo did record some things in stereo as early as , but Bobby Rydell's hit recordings were generally done at Reco Art studios, which only had mono equipment at the time. Ace The standard mono label is shown. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page.
The second label is also gold with black print, but Stereo Phonic is in decorative letters above the company logo. Hunt Standard white Hunt label with green print. Ella Fitzgerald's Mack the Knife stereo was accidentally reported as a stereo- 45, and on and on. Jamie is rechanneled, and Jamie is true stereo.
Some of the Jamie stereo singles are rechanneled. Vee-Jay Grey label with black print. Top Rank Early issues at least to used a gold and white label with red print and a red logo at the left.
As we've mentioned, we invite additions and corrections at the link below. Stereo sleeve also shown at left. Later issues used a royal blue and silver label with silver print. Whoever did the listings, it was apparently an other duties as assigned kind of thing. This was the case for RCA Victor's biggest star Elvis Presley during and , because most of Presley's pre-Army singles had either been recorded in mono or had only been mixed to mono at that time some have been mixed to stereo years later.