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Abner Records was a subsidiary of Vee-Jay Records. It was originally named Falcon Records (1957-1958), but the name was changed in June of 1958 since there already existed a Falcon Records, a distributors of Spanish wax. The label was named after Ewart Abner, (born Edward Gladstone Abner, Jr., May 11, 1923 Ė December 27, 1997) formerly of Chance Records, who joined the Vee-Jay label in early 1955, he was part owner and general manager (1955-1961) at Vee-Jay, then as vice president (1960), and ultimately, as president (1961).


Numerical listing

Label Number.....Artist - Song Title
(Composer) - Pressing Ref number/s - location - Date Competed - Time




Under the Falcon name



1000 Ron Wiggins - Angel Hands
BMI #42292
(Jack Stellar - Ronald Ray Wiggins, Sr. - Bill Arnold)
57-605 - 45-1000 - 1957 - 2:57 -
1000 Ron Wiggins - Someday
BMI Work #1374207
(Ted Turner BMI #56791645)
57-604 - 1957 - 2:45 -


1001 Al Smith - Get Up And Go
BMI Work #465274
(Al Smith - BMI #40771696)
57-595
1001 Al Smith - One, Two, Cha Cha Cha
BMI Work #1126558
(Calvin Carter - BMI #5369988 - Charles Jones - ASCAP #15469682 - Riley Charles Hampton - BMI #13322733) 57-594 - 1957 -


1002 Dee Clark - Gloria
BMI Work #478336
(Dee Clark - BMI #40090331 - Ewart G. Abner Jr - BMI #70759)
57-623 - 2:20
1002 Dee Clark - Kangaroo Hop
BMI Work #792935
(Dee Clark - BMI #40090331 - Ewart G. Abner Jr - BMI #70759)
57-625 - February 19, 1957 -


1003 Jerry Ross - How Come You Do Me Like You Do, Do, Do
ASCAP ID: 380080073 - ISWC: T0710628060
(Gene Austin ASCAP #1625042)
57-678 - Chicago, IL - 1:55
1003 Jerry Ross - You Got My Baby
BMI Work #1718784
(Jerry Leo Ross No Affiliation)
57-680 - Chicago, IL - 2:23



1004 Priscilla Bowman and The Spaniels - A Spare Man
BMI Work #1393374
(Priscilla Bowman - BMI #186155944)
58-730 - 1958 - 2:30
1004 Priscilla Bowman and The Spaniels - Yes, I'm Glad
BMI Work #1703434
(Priscilla Bowman - BMI #186155944)
57-729 - Chicago, IL - August 13, 1957 - released 1958 - 2:20 -


1005 Dee Clark - Seven Nights
BMI Work #1314889
(Theodore J. Twiggs - BMI #31222736 - Calvin Carter - BMI #5369988)
57-744 - September 13, 1957 -
1005 Dee Clark - 24 Boy Friends
BMI Work #1559986
(Dee Clark - BMI #40090331 - Theodore J. Twiggs - BMI #31222736)
57-746 - September 13, 1957 - 2:05


1006 The Falcons - My Only Love
BMI #1040680
(Paul Allen Jackson - BMI #443652460 - Johnny Moore - BMI #21372522)
September 26, 1957 - 2:12 -
1006 The Falcons with Al Smith's Orchestra - Now That Itís Over
BMI #1091717
(Paul Allen Jackson - BMI #443652460 - Johnny Moore - BMI #21372522)
57-755 - September 26, 1957 - 2:33 (2:32) -


1007 Al Smith - Road House
BMI #1257554
(Al Smith - BMI #40771696 - Calvin Carter - BMI #5369988)
57-596 - Jauary 11, 1957 - 2:33
1007 Al Smith - Quarter Party
BMI #1215019
(Al Smith - BMI #40771696 - Calvin Carter - BMI #5369988)
57-597 - September 13, 1957 - 2:33


1008 Priscilla Bowman - Sugar Daddy
BMI Work #1425718
(Priscilla Bowman - BMI #186155944)
57-731 - September 13, 1957 - 2:21 -
1008 Priscilla Bowman - Don't Come In Here
BMI Work #331344
(Priscilla Bowman - BMI #186155944)
57-732 - September 13, 1957 -


1009 Dee Clark - Oh Little Girl
BMI Work #1102117
(Dee Clark - BMI #40090331)
58-839 - January ??, 1958 - 2:16
1009 Dee Clark - Wondering
BMI Work #1690760
(Dee Clark - BMI #40090331 - Henry Allen Nash)
58-840 - January ??, 1958 -


1010 The Upsetters - The Upsetter
(Not Given)
-
1010 The Upsetters - The Strip
(Not Given)
-


1011 The Prodigals - Marsha
(Not Given)
58-831- January ??, 1958 -
1011 The Prodigals - Judy
(Not Given)
58-833 - January ??, 1958 -


1012 Paul Tate - Everybody But Me
(Not Given)
-
1012 Paul Tate - Dance On
(Not Given)
-



The name changes to Abner startes here



1013 Jerry Butler and the Impressions - For Your Precious Love
ASCAP: 360047352 - ISWC: T0700552142
(Arthur H. Brooks - ASCAP: #63540199 - Richard A. Brooks ASCAP: #4308332 - Jerry Butler - ASCAP: #4694198)
58-891 - April ??, 1958 - 2:41
1013 Jerry Butler and the Impressions - Sweet Was The Wine
ASCAP: 490176931 - ISWC: Not Assigned
(Jerry Butler - ASCAP: #4694198)
58-890 - April ??, 1958 - 2:07 (2:08) -


1014 Al Smith - Waubash Blues
(D. Ringle - F. Meinken)
ASCAP - 58-925 - June 3, 1958 - 2:15
1014 Al Smith - Left Field
(Calvin Carter - BMI #5369988)
BMI - 58-926 - June 3, 1958 - 1:55


1015 The Prodigals - Vangle
(Not Given)
58-832 - January ??, 1958
1015 The Prodigals - Wonít You Believe
(Not Given)
58-834 - January ??, 1958


1016 Sonny Til and the Orioles - Didnít I Say
(Not Given)
56-459 - May ??, 1956
1016 Sonny Til and the Orioles - Sugar Girl
(Not Given)
56-461 - May ??, 1956


1017 The Impressions featuring Jerry Butler - Come Back My Love
BMI Work #228631
(Roy Hamilton - BMI #13297698 - Clyde Lovern Otis - BMI #23125923)
58-958 - July ??, 1958 - 2:35 (2:32) -
1017 The Impressions featuring Jerry Butler - Love Me
BMI Work #921857
(Arthur Brooks - ASCAP #63540199)
58-959 - July ??, 1958 - 2:26 (2:30) -


1018 Priscilla Bowman and The Spaniels - I Ainít Giviní Up Nothing
BMI Work #601644
(Brook Benton - BMI #2745023 - Clyde Lovern Otis - BMI #23125923)
58-974 - July 30, 1958 - 2:00 -
1018 Priscilla Bowman and The Spaniels - A Rockiní Good Way
BMI Work #1263408
(Clyde Lovern Otis - BMI #23125923 - Brook Benton - BMI #2745023 - Luchi DeJesus - ASCAP #15303138)
58-975 - July 30, 1958 - 2:10 -


1019 Dee Clark with The Riley Hampton Orchestra - When I Call On You
BMI Work #1643795
(Dee Clark - BMI #40090331)
58-944 - July ??, 1958 - 2:45 -
1019 Dee Clark with The Riley Hampton Orchestra - Nobody But You
(Dee Clark - BMI #40090331)
59-946 - July ??, 1958 - 2:26 (2:22) -


1020 Al Smith - Christopher Columbus
(Not Given)
58-924 - June 3, 1958 -
1020 Al Smith - Soft and Easy
BMI Work #1367550
(Al Smith - BMI #40771696)
57-597 - January 11, 1957 -


1021 Don Palmer - The Little Hooper
(Not Given)
-
1021 Don Palmer - Goodbye Lolita
(Not Given)
-


1022 Jo Ann Raver - Time And Time Again
(Not Given)
-
1022 Jo Ann Raver - Whispering Sea
(Not Given)
-


1023 Jerry Butler and the Impressions - A Gift of Love
BMI Work #13768616
(Jerry Butler - ASCAP: #4694198 - Curtis Mayfield - BMI #40723119 - Richard A. Brooks - ASCAP #4308332) 58-956 - July ??, 1958 - 2:42
1023 Jerry Butler and the Impressions - At the County Fair
(Curtis Mayfield - BMI #40723119)
58-955 - BMI - July ??, 1958 - 2:05


1024 Jerry Butler - Lost
(A. Tucker - Theodore J. Twiggs - BMI #31222736 - C. Bateza)
58-1044 - BMI - December ??, 1958 - 2:28
1024 Jerry Butler - One by One
BMI Work #1118684
(Brook Benton - BMI #2745023 - Vincent A. Cerso - BMI #6849769)
58-1045 - BMI - December ??, 1958 - 2:30


1025 The Impressions - Lonely One
BMI Work #930151
(Richard A. Brooks - ASCAP #4308332)
58-1035 - November ??, 1958 - 2:22
1025 The Impressions - Senorita, I Love You
(Curtis Mayfield - BMI #40723119)
58-1037 - November ??, 1958 - 2:30


1026* Dee Clark with the Anita Kerr Singers - Just Keep It Up
BMI Work #787289
(Otis Blackwell - BMI #3289899)
59-1107 - March 27, 1959 - 2:14
1026* Dee Clark with the Anita Kerr Singers - Whispering Grass
ASCAP: 530071986 - ISWC: T0711925824
(Doris Fisher - ASCAP #10303952 - Fred Fisher - ASCAP #10305064)
59-1109 - March 27, 1959 - 2:50


1027 Don Palmer - Tutti Frutti
(Not Given)
-
1027 Don Palmer - Explosion
(Not Given)
-


1028 Jerry Butler - Rainbow Valley
(Not Given)
-
1028 Jerry Butler - Hold Me Darling
(Not Given)
-


1029 Dee Clark - Hey Little Girl
BMI Work #562542
(Otis Blackwell - BMI #3289899 - Bobby Stevenson - BMI #29627761)
59-1111 - ASCAP - March 27, 1959 - 2:16
1029 Dee Clark - If It Wasn't For Love
BMI Work #704821
(Dee Clark - BMI #40090331)
58-945 - ASCAP - July ??, 1958 - 2:32


1030 Jerry Butler - Donít Take Your Love From Me
(Not Given)
59-1127 - March ??, 1959 -
1030 Jerry Butler - Couldn't Go to Sleep
(Not Given)
59-1134 - April ??, 1959 -


1031 The Senators - Julie
(Not Given)
59-1226 - August ??, 1959 -
1031 The Senators - It Doesn't Matter
(Not Given)
59-1225 - August ??, 1959 -


1032 Dee Clark - How About That
(D. Payne - F. Augustus)
59-1210 - BMI - August 7, 1959 - 2:30
1032 Dee Clark - Blues Get Off My Shoulder
(B. Baker)
59-1106 - BMI - March 27, 1959 - 2:41


1033 Priscilla Bowman and Group - Why Must I Cry
(Priscilla Bowman - BMI #186155944)
BMI - 59-1204 - July 30, 1959 - 2:26 -
1033 Priscilla Bowman and Group - Like A Baby
(Not Given)
59-1203 - July 30, 1959 -


1034 The Impressions - Say That You Love Me
(Curtis Mayfield - BMI #40723119)
59-1325 - Also on Vee-Jay VJ 424 - December ??, 1959 - 2:20 -
1034 The Impressions - A New Love
(Not Given)
-


1035 Jerry Butler - Lonely Soldier
(Calvin Carter - BMI #5369988)
60-1368 - BMI -
1035 Jerry Butler - I Found a New Love
ASCP: 882694497 - ISWC: T9058111072
(Jerry Butler - ASCAP #4694198 - Curtis Mayfield - BMI #40723119)
60-1367 - BMI - 2:01


1036 Gene Allison - Why Do You Treat Me So Cold
BMI Work #1669009
(Ted Jarrett - ASCAP #15165706)
57-715 - Also on Vee-Jay VJ 341; VJ 286 - July ??, 1957 - 2:18 -
1036 Gene Allison - Let's Sit and Talk
BMI Work #859801
(Ted Jarrett - ASCAP #15165706)
57-716 - Also on Vee-Jay VJ 286 - 2:27 (2:31) -


1037 Dee Clark - At My Front Door
BMI Work #62042
(John C. Moore - BMI #21372032)
59-1329 - BMI - December ??, 1959 - 1:32 -
1037 Dee Clark - Ching-a-Ling
BMI Work #21990
(Mariom Oliver - BMI #22870696)
59-1330 - BMI - December ??, 1959 - 2:35 -


7005 Hammond Brothers - I Told You
BMI Work #680721
(Clay Hammond - BMI #13310939)
62-2578 - 2:10 -
7005 Hammond Brothers - Thirty Miles Of Railroad Track
ASCAP: 500146390 - ISWC: T0701820474
(Burt F. Bacharach - ASCAP:1751821 - Bob Hilliard ASCAP: 14125728)
62-2577 - 2:10 -


7006 The Sheppards - Elevator Operator (B. Williams)
62-2737 - BMI - 1:36
7006 The Sheppards - Loving You ()
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Artists on
Abner

Gene Allison, Pat Boone, Priscilla Bowman, Jerry Butler, Dee Clark, The Falcons, Hammond Brothers,
The Riley Hampton Orchestra, The Impressions, Anita Kerr Singers, The Orioles, Don Palmer, The Prodigals,
Jo Ann Raver, The Senators, Al Smith, The Spaniels, The Sheppards, Sonny Til, The Upsetters, Ron Wiggins






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