YOUR KEY TO COLLECTIBLES© DUNHILL RECORD
In 1964 Lou Adler started Dunhill Productions,
along with Al Bennett,
Pierre Cossette and
Originally for the purpose of releasing Johnny Rivers recordings (who was on the Imperial Record label).
Early releases had a "D" prefix for Mono, "DS" for stereo. By mid 1967 all the albums on Dunhill were stereo.
(Albums issued up to DS-50030 were issued in both mono and stereo)
and "DIST. BY ABC-PARAMOUNT RECORDS, INC. MADE IN U.S.A."
around the bottom of the label in white print.
When Adler sold the label to ABC in 1966, about 50025 or so, the logo on the front of the album was
changed, with the ABC logo added in front of the basic Dunhill "arch." This was a transitional logo that
only lasted a short time before it was changed to the multi-colored box logo which started about 50029.
After the sale to ABC, the notation at the bottom of the label was changed to, "A SUBSIDIARY OF ABC-PARAMOUNT RECORDS"
then "A SUBSIDIARY OF ABC RECORDS, INC. - N.Y., N.Y. - Made in U.S.A."
That first label design used up to 50030, and discarded at 50031 in 1968. However, the original Dunhill "arch" label was used by Capitol Record Club till it was replaced by the multi-color box design, giving us a label like 50100 in 1970 being the same as the first. Interesting note here is that the Steely Dan's original LP, issued on the ABC label, had a Dunhill label in it's Capitol Record Club issue.
The promotional version of this first label was used until stock ran out (the promotional label, below, for 50033 is known to have the first style).
The second label is black with "Dunhill" and "ABC Records" in a multi-colored box on top. The box has three compartments, one for the "Dunhill" logo that was used on the previous label, one for the well-known circle "ABC" logo, and one beneath the ABC logo for "RECORDS."
Written in white lettering around the bottom of the label is "Dunhill Records, Inc. is a subsidiary and trademark licensee of ABC Records, Inc. New York, N.Y. 10019-Made in U.S.A."
There was a slight variations on the words at the bottom of the label. Promotional labels of this design were white with black print, although promotional labels using the old design were used until stock was depleted.
At 50067, another change in the label design - "Dunhill" and "ABC Records" in separate multicolored boxs at the top of the label appear. The logo on the front of the record jacket also changes to the two boxes. The note at the bottom remains the same. Promotional labels still use the "one box" design.
At about DS 50137, a short-lived new label design is used concurrently with the previous one.
It is black with "Dunhill" written in multi-colored children's blocks on top and "ABC Records" at the bottom.
This was an experiment by ABC, as the parent ABC label was revised to use the children's blocks as well.
Again, Promotional labels were of the same design in white with black printing. Lasting just a few months, this label was junked, and reverted to a multi-colored box label, but without the notation at the bottom. Specially designed labels began to appear as well (i.e. Three Dog Night's Hard Labor ).
ABC also purchase Duke Records and Peacock Records on May 23, 1973. Then in 1974, purchased the record labels from Gulf and Western that included Dot Records and Blue Thumb Records).
We mention Steely Dan, in 1976 they signed with Warner Brothers, but still owed ABC two albums. The first, Aja, was released in 1977 and produced the three hits "Peg", "Deacon Blues", and "Josie". After this, Steely Dan did not release another album till 1980, the album Gaucho was finally released which produced the major hit "Hey, Nineteen," because of litigation between ABC and Warner Brothers.
Starting at 50170, the blocks label was discarded and albums from this point on were issued using various labels. The "two box" label was used, as was the "one box" label, as was the regular new ABC label stock (yellow to red or purple concentric circles, with "ABC Dunhill" underlined on top). By 1975, ABC reissued many of the older Dunhill albums that were still in the catalog using the ABC label. When ABC was sold to Music Corporation of America (MCA) in 1979, MCA continued this practice, using the last ABC-Dunhill label for reissues, even though the jackets were changed to show MCA numbers. Both ABC Records, ABC-Dunhill ceased to exist but in name only.
The Dunhill label out of Malaysia, which reissued Warner Brothers and Island albums in the late 1970s, has no connection with Lou Adler's Dunhill, ABC, ABC-Dunhill labels. As did Dunhill Compact Classics, a now-defunct compact disc label that later changed their name to DCC.
We are always working to get YOU a complete list of DUNHILL RECORDSLabel Number - Artist - Album title [Issue Date when known][Billboard listing when known]
D/DS 50001 Rincon Surfside Band - Surfing Songbook [7/65]|
Surfin' Safari/Surfer Girl/Sidewalk Surfin'/Surfin' USA/Surfin'/Ride The Wild Surf//
D/DS 50002 Hal Blaine - Drums! Drums! à Go-Go [8/65]|
Topsy '65/Wooly Bully/Whiskey A-Go-Go/Money/Cannonball/La Bamba//
D/DS 50003 Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction [9/65] (9-65, #37)|
Eve Of Destruction/She Belongs To Me/You Never Had It So Good/Sloop John B./It's All Over Now Baby Blue/ The Sins Of A Family//Try To Remember/Mr. Man On The Street-Act One/You Were On My Mind/ Ain't No Way I'm Gonna Change My Mind/What Exactly's The Matter With Me/Why Not Stop And Dig It While You Can
D/DS 50004 P.F. Sloan - Songs of Our Times [9/65]|
The Sins Of A Family/Take Me For What I'm Worth/What Exactly's The Matter With Me/I'd Have To Be Out Of My Mind/ Eve Of Destruction/This Mornin'//I Get Out Of Breath/This Is What I Was Made For/Ain't No Way I'm Gonna Change My Mind/ All The Things I Do For You Baby/(Goes To Show) Just How Wrong You Can Be/What Am I Doin' Here With You
D/DS 50005 Barry McGuire - This Precious Time [1/66]|
This Precious Time/California Dreamin'/Let Me Be/Do You Believe In Magic/Yesterday/Hang On Sloopy//
D/DS 50006 The Mama's & The Papa's - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears [2/66] (3-66, #1)|
Monday, Monday/Straight Shooter/Got A Feelin'/I Call Your Name/Do You Wanna Dance/Go Where You Wanna Go//
This album had the group's name spelled with an apostrophe before the "s" in "Mamas" and "Papas." Subsequent albums dropped the apostrophes. There were three different covers for this record. The original cover picture showed a toilet in the lower right corner (left). This cover was withdrawn quickly and replaced with one that has a printed banner covering the toilet (right) which says "Includes California Dreaming".
The third cover has a large black border around the cover, with the picture of the Mama's and Papa's cropped so that the bathroom doesn't show; this cover was a record club release. The first cover is rare and hard to find
D/DS 50007 P.F. Sloan - Twelve More Times [2/66]|
From A Distance/The Man Behind The Red Balloon/Let Me Be/Here's Where You Belong/This Precious Time/Halloween Mary//
D/DS 50008 Brass Ring - Love Theme From The Flight Of The Phoenix [3/66] (6-66, #109)|
Love Theme From The Flight Of The Phoenix [issued on 45 as "The Phoenix Love Theme"]/The Shadow Of Your Smile/ Theme From A Summer Place/Love Is A Many Spendored Thing/My Foolish Heart/Moment To Moment//Unchained Melody/ Lara's Theme/Moon River/Secret Love/Tara's Theme/Laura
D/DS 50009 Various Artists - Mickie Finn's: America's No. 1 Speakeasy [4/66]|
K. C. Jerk/King of the Road/Medley: Swinging on a Star, It's a Sin to Tell a Lie/Side by Side/The Beer Barrel Polka/ Let Me Call You Sweetheart//The Mickie Finn Theme/You've Gotta See Your Mama Every Night/Alley Cat/Liebestraum/ Bye Bye, Blackbird/When the Saints Come Marching In
D/DS 50010 Mamas & Papas - Cass-John-Michelle-Dennie  (10-66, #4)|
No Salt On Her Tail/Trip, Stumble And Fall/Dancing Bear/Words Of Love/My Heart Stood Still/Dancing In The Street//
D/DS 50011 Grass Roots - Where Were You When I Needed You [8/66]|
Only When You're Lonely/Look Out Girl/Ain't That Lovin' You Baby/I've Got No More To Say/I Am A Rock/Lollipop Train (You Never Had It So Good)//Where Were You When I Needed You (original 45 hit version)/You Didn't Have To Be So Nice/Tell Me/You Baby/This Is What I Was Made For/Mr. Jones (Ballad Of A Thin Man)
D/DS 50012 Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner - Lara's Theme (Somewhere My Love)/Guantanamera [9/66]|
Lara's Theme (Somewhere My Love)/Samba De Orfeo (Black Orpheus)/Who's Afraid (Of Virginia Woolf?)/California Dreamin'/ Uncle Jose/Anna//Guantanamera/Lapland/Theme From Born Free/Patricia/Dear John/Lightening Bug
D/DS 50013 Various Artists - Saturday Night At Mickie Finn's [1/67]|
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee/Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home/Daisy Bell-Drinking Song (Medley)/Mame/Pretty Baby-You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby-Baby Face-Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Medley)/Java/Tiger Rag/Alabamy Bound/South/The Banjo's Back In Town/When You're Smiling-Keep Your Sunny Side Up-Ain't She Sweet (Medley)/Dixie-Battle Hymn Of The Republic-Yankee Doodle Dandee-You're A Grand Old Flag (Medley)/Bye Bye Blues/When The Saints Come Marching In/Palace Playoff
D/DS 50014 Mamas & Papas - The Mamas & the Papas Deliver [2/67] (3-67, #2)|
Dedicated To The One I Love/My Girl/Creeque Alley (LP mix)/Sing For Your Supper/Twist And Shout/Free Advice//
D/DS 50015 Brass Ring featuring Phil Bodner - Sunday Night At The Movies [1/67](4-67, #157)|
Al Di La/True Love/Look For A Star/A Very Precious Love/Baby, The Rain Must Fall/Moonglow & Theme From Picnic//
D/DS 50016 Trousdale Strings & Dawn Chorale - The Best of Walt Disney |
When You Wish Upon A Star/Zip A Dee Doo Dah/Chim Chim Cheree/Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly/ A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes/La La Lu/Let's Get Together/Whistle While You Work/Heigh Ho/Davey Crockett/Baia/ Give A Little Whistle/Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo/Super Cali Fragi Listic Expi Ali Docious/You Belong To My Heart/ Follow Me Boys
DS 50017 The Brass Ring - The Dis-advantages of You [3/67] (6-67, #193)|
The Dis-Advantages Of You/Theme From The Sand Pebbles/Music To Watch Girls By/I Will Wait For You/Born Free/
The Dating Game//
D/DS 50018 Eddie Cano & Quintet - Brought Back Live From P.J.'s [6/67]|
Slip, Slip/La Bamba/Wack Wack/Mira Como Es/I Can't Cry Anymore/Monday Monday//
D/DS 50019 Hal Blaine - Psychedelic Percussion [6/67]|
Love-In (December)/Freaky (January)/Flashes (February)/Kaleidoscope (March)/Hullucinations (April)/Flower Society
D/DS 50020 Grass Roots - Let's Live For Today [7/67] (8-67, #75)|
Things I Should Have Said/Wake Up, Wake Up/Tip Of My Tongue/Is It Any Wonder/Let's Live For Today/Beatin' Round
D/DS 50021 Steve Allen & the Gentle Players include Hal Blaine and Gabor Szabo- Songs for Gentle People [8/67]|
Here Comes Sgt. Pepper/So Nice/San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)/Something Stupid/Groovin'/ Fox/Keep Telling Me/Flowers And Love/59th Street Bridge Song/Green/Flower Revolution
D/DS 50022 Stapelton-Morley Expression- The Mamas and the Papas Book of Songs [10/67]|
Straight Shooter/Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)/California Dreamin'/Dedicated To The One I Love/ I Saw Her Again Last Night/I Call Your Name-Words Of Love (Medley)//San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)/Creeque Alley/Monday, Monday/Once Was A Time I Thought/ Go Where You Wanna Go/Dancing Bear
D/DS 50023 Brass Ring featuring Phil Bodner - The Now Sound of the Brass Ring [9/67]|
Sunny/Up, Up & Away/The Look Of Love/Georgy Girl/Don't Sleep In The Subway/Love In The Open Air//
DSX 50088 Three Dog Night - Naturally [11/70] (12-70, #14)|
I Can Hear You Calling/One Man Band/I'll Be Creeping/Fire Eater/Can't Get Enough Of It//
DSX 50098 Three Dog Night - Golden Bisquits [1/71] (2-71, #5)|
One/Easy To Be Hard/Mama Told Me (Not To Come)/Eli's Coming/Your Song/Celebrate//
DSX 50108 Three Dog Night - Harmony  (10-71, #8)|
Never Been To Spain/My Impersonal Life/An Old Fashioned Love Song/Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer/Jam//
DSK 50111 Emitt Rhodes - Mirror |
Better Side of Life/Golden Child of God/Take You Far Away/My Love Is Strong/ Side We Seldom Show/I'm a Cruiser/Really Wanted You/Mirror/Birthday Lady/ Love Will Stone You/Bubble Gum the Blues
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