WAILERS, The

Homebase: Tacoma, WA
See Also:

1.) Fabulous Wailers, The
2.) Roberts, Rockin' Roberts
3.) Marshans The
4.) Harris, Gail
5.) Morrill, Kent
6.) Breakers, The

THE WAILERS were a trend-setting band from Tacoma, Washington, that can rightfully be considered the premier band of the entire Northwest teen-scene of the 1950s and '60s. They initially performed saxophone-driven rock 'n' roll with a jazz-tinge as introduced on their debut hit from 1959, "Tall Cool One." The influential cover-art to their first album – The Fabulous Wailers – featured a classic photo of the band-members lined up with their instruments has been credited with helping establish a rather new concept in the rock realm: a band as a band, rather than one that backs a singer a la the Crickets (& Buddy Holly), or the Upsetters (& Little Richard).

In was 1957 when a few high school pals including John Greek (trumpet/flugelhorn) began jamming and doing a little gigging as the M-G Trio. By the following year the jams were attracting additional players and soon a quintet called the Nitecaps coalesced around Greek (rhythm guitar, trumpet), Richard Dangel (lead guitar), Kent Morrill (piano, vocals), Mark Marush (tenor sax), and Mike Burk (drums).

In late 1958, the group recorded a demo at Seattle's Commercial Productions studio of an original instrumental which Tacoma's restaurateur/ big-band leader Atillio "Art" Mineo steered to Clark Galehouse of New York-based Golden Crest Records. He liked the track and had it re-recorded by the band in Lakewood, Washington's Knights of Columbus Hall in February 1959.Released as a single, "Tall Cool One" reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #24 on the R&B chart. The band made the cross-country trip to New York to record an LP, The Fabulous Wailers, which was released in December 1959 and featured two vocals by Morrill as well as instrumentals. They also appeared on Dick Clark's nationally televised American Bandstand, and toured the east coast. A second instrumental from their first recording session, "Mau-Mau", made # 68 on the Billboard pop chart, but their third single, "Wailin'", failed to make the chart.

The Wailers, June 1959, set to drive to New York City. [Left-to-right: John Greek, Gary Favre (singer / band boy), Rich Dangle, Mrs. Morrill (chaperone), Kent Morrill, Mike Burk, Mark Marush.]

The band decided to return to the Northwest, rather than staying in New York as their record label wished, and they were dropped from their contract. Around the same time, they added lead vocalist "Rockin' Robin" Roberts, a charismatic frontman who had previously been the singer with rival Tacoma band the Bluenotes. In 1960 John Greek left the group in acrimonious circumstances, and was replaced by the Bluenotes' bassist John "Buck" Ormsby. 

Roberts, Ormsby, and Morrill  then formed Etiquette Records and, in 1961, the label released its first single, a cover version of Richard Berry's "Louie Louie". For contractual reasons the single was credited to Roberts, but was performed by the whole band. Their recording became a huge #1 regional radio hit and was distributed nationally by Liberty Records, but did not make the national chart. However, it inspired other countless other Northwest groups to perform – or even record as Portland's Kingsmen did – the same song.

The Wailers performed with Roberts and also with teenage girl singer Gail Harris, with both notably appearing on the classic album The Fabulous Wailers at the Castle, which was recorded in 1961. The band released four albums on their own Etiquette label between 1962 and 1966, as well as a series of singles. They also helped instigate the recording career of The Sonics, whose first two albums were issued by the label, and helped begin Jini Dellaccio's career as a rock 'n' roll photographer when they hired her to shoot cover photos for their album Wailers, Wailers, Everywhere.

Mark Marush left The Wailers in 1962 and was replaced by Ron Gardner, who also handled lead vocals; Dangel and Burk left in 1964 and were replaced by guitarist Neil Andersson and drummer Dave Roland respectively. Continuing to perform live as well as recording, the band added a trio of girl backing singers, known as the Marshans. Also in 1964, "Tall Cool One" was re-promoted by the Golden Crest label, and again made the Billboard pop chart, this time peaking at # 38.

In the spring of 1966 the Wailers caught a second wind scoring a west coast hit with the beautiful ballad, "It's You Alone," which through a licensing deal, jumped from Etiquette to the big-time United Artists label, but stalled out before catching on nationally – and then, in 1967, guitarist Neil Andersson was replaced by Denny Weaver. The band split up in 1969, by which time Kent Morrill was the only remaining original member.

Morrill, Dangel and Ormsby, with other musicians, reunited as The Fabulous Wailers*  for occasional concerts from the 1970s onwards. In 1979, they joined with Burk, Gardner, and Gail Harris to play a reunion show. In the mid-1980s Ormsby re-established the Etiquette label – releasing reissues of the Sonics' LPs and a few other discs – and then released a Wailers compilation, The Boys from Tacoma, in 1993. The Wailers' song, "Out of Our Tree", was featured in the 1998 CD version of the Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era collection. Several of the Wailers' tunes were also covered by The Ventures, and the two bands released an album together, Two Car Garage, in 2009 to celebrate their 50 years in existence.

Roberts was killed, aged 27, in a late 1967 car crash. Ron Gardner perished in a a 1992 fire. Richard Dangel died of an aneurysm in 2002. John Greek died in 2006, Mark Marush in 2007, Kent Morrill died of cancer on April 15, 2011, and Buck Ormsby died of lung cancer on October  29,  2016.

The band apparently never copyrighted the name "Wailers," During the years of their "retirement" Bob Marley and The Wailers emerged on the international scene. Returning to performing in the 1970s Tacoma's Wailers adopted the name of their first LP - The Fabulous Wailers - as their moniker.

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MISC NOTES: This recording was the first ever by the Wailers. Tacoma bandleader and operator of the New Yorker restaurant, Art Mineo, was acting as their unofficial manager / mentor and he arranged for the session. When the band had completed recording the tune, Mineo thought it needed something extra in order to become a hit. He ran down the street to a nearby bar and got a pitcher of water, and a tumbler full of ice, and returned. Then,  they rolled the tape while he intoned into the microphone: "Eh goomba: How about a nice tall cool one?" in his thickest New York / Italian accent. He proceeded to also record the sound of water pouring into that glass of ice. This was then grated onto the song as an intro. The band ended up re-recording the song as "Tall Cool One" in 1959 and it quickly became their first hit.

LOCATION: Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson;  Art Mineo (producer)

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: acetate instant reference disc made for the band's review

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[HEAR IT HERE] "Wailin' "
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-l5WLrKO4Y

[HEAR IT HERE] "Shanghied"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krUQVkOY-xk

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel & Greek
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel & Greek
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MISC NOTES: Issued in Canada as Golden Crest CR - 518. (Orangish-red label background. Black numerals and lettering.)

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SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Released in April 1959

"Tall Cool One reissues on compilation LPs:

1. Side 2, Track #2 on compilation LP Original Oldies Vol. 14 (Springboard Intl. SPB  - 2014) (????)

2.) Side 2, Track #1 on compilation LP Footprints in Time (White Whale WWS - 7215) (????)

3.) Side B, Track #1  compilation LP Wolf Call (Norton Records, ED 271),
(1999)

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Greek - Morrill
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Greek
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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR IT HERE]  "Mau-Mau"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxPgjMK3pfw

[HEAR IT HERE]: "Dirty Robber"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-78gZWTr6I4

Album Reissues:

2002. Unissued "demo" version of "Dirty Robber" released on compilation lp Chicken Session. Side Two Track #4 Norton Records. (NW 911)

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Greek
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Morrill - Greek
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MISC NOTES: Front album jacket variations:

1.) The Fabulous Wailers  [The and Fabulous in solid dark or lighter blue in color.]; [Wailers in solid black]; Black and white band  photo. Song titles across bottom in small, solid black letters.

2. The Fabulous Wailers  [The and Fabulous solid lighter blue in color];
[Wailers with black border with open center and black xxxx grid]; Black and white band photo. Song tiles across bottom in larger solid blue letters.

3. The Fabulous Wailers  [The in solid light blue] and Fabulous [in solid letters with different coloriizations ]; Wailers [with black border with open center and black xxx grid. yellow background]. Black and white band photo. Song titles across bottom. Larger, solid, multi-colored letters

4.  The Wailers Wail [in solid, light blue letters on white background.]; No photo. Side A titles =  large, yellow bordered song titles on black background; Side B titles -= large, solid, multi-colored song titles on black background

Side A
1. Tall Cool One (Dangel - Morrill - Greek)
2. Driftwood (Dangel - Greek)
3. Dirty Robber (Dangel - Morrill - Greek)
4. Shanghied (Dangel - Greek)
5. Gunnin' For Peter (Burk - Dangel - Greek)
6. Long Gone (Burk - Dangel - Greek)

Side B
1. Beat Guitar (Dangel - Greek)
2. High Wall (Dangel - Greek)
3. Wailin' (Dangel - Greek)
4. Road Runner (Dangel - Greek)
5. Tough Bounce (Dangel - Greek)
6. Swing Shift (Dangel - Greek)

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: CR 3075 AA
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections C.F.G. Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: CR 3075 BB
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections C.F.G. Pub. (BMI)

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR IT HERE] "Beat Guitar"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RyfuuoEeQ8

[HEAR IT HERE] "Driftwood"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnJT_2jmHdM

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A-SIDE COMPOSER:Dangel - Greek
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:Dangel Greek
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MISC NOTES: Four song EP.  A-side (88601) features two songs by another Golden Crest recording group, a female trio called The Three Graces

Released with picture sleeve as shown.*

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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B-SIDE MATRIX: 88602

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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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"Lucille" vocal by Kent Morrill

[HEAR IT HERE] "Lucille"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijr7rt0ays4&list=RDijr7rt0ays4#t=8

[HEAR IT HERE] "Scratchin"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKvGROhZPgI

 

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Penniman - Collins
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:Kessel
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MISC NOTES: "Mashi" subtitle: "Egyptian For 'It Moves'"

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RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers with John Cooke (guitar)
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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"Mashi" [HEAR IT HERE...]

"Velva" [HEAR IT HERE...]

Known Label Designs:
1PA.) A - B promotional disc. White label background. Black logo,  numerals and lettering. *

1RA) A - B retail disc. Red label with black lettering, numerals and logo. No distribution information

1RB). A -B  retail disc. Red label with black lettering, numerals and logo.  Distributed By Liberty Records Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.)
1RA.) E - 003
1RB.) E - 003
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1PA.)
1RA.) 45 - MASHI  ^39492
1RB.) 45 - MASHI  ^39492
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ormsby - Morrill - Harris - Burke
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Bolmin Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.)
1RA.) E - 004 (label)
1RB.) E - 004 (label)
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1PA.)
1RA.) 45 - VELVA    ^39492 - x
1RB.) 45 - VELVA  ^39492 - X
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Morrill - Ormsby
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Bolmin Pub. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Recorded in the fall of 1961. Released May 1962.

LOCATION: Spanish Castle Ballroom, Midway Washington.
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Kent Morrill [piano, organ, vocals]; Mark Marush [sax]; Rich Dangel [lead guita]; Buck Ormsby [bass guitar]; Mike Burke [drums]; Rockin' Robin Roberts [vocals]; Gail Harris [vocals]
RECORDING ENGINEER: Pat O'Day

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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Known Etiquette Label Designs:
1.) A - B retail disc. lst design red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.
2.) A - B retail disc. (Later pressing), 2nd purple label background. White  e logo. Black numerals and lettering.

Reissues:
1.) 1984. On Etiquette as part of six album Pacific Northwest Rock Collection Series boxed set.
2.)1998. On Norton Records [NY].

A-SIDE MATRIX: LP - Wailers - 1
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:  ^4195
B-SIDE MATRIX: LP - Wailers - 2
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^4195 - X

Side One
1. Wailers' House Party (Dangel - Ormsby, - Morrill)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKrGulW2tsI
2. Dirty Robber (K. Morrill)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OgENOZdodU
3. San-Ho-Zay (F. King - S. Thompson)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giXJBW_jano
4. Rosalie (R. Roberts)
5. Since You Been Gone (R. Roberts)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUheUpdFoes
6. Shivers (Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill - Burke)
[HEAR IT HERE] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdZqqNUybnM
7. Sac O' Woe (Julian Adderly)

Side Two
1. Tall Cool One (Dangel - Greek - Morrill)
2. You've Had Your Chance (K. Morrill)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYgcDB5AIbU
3. Limbo Twist (Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill - Burk)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdtKIWvzXXQ
4. All I Could Do Was Cry (B. Davis)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BfmB5rJxhM
5. I Idolize You (Ike Turner)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOwmZcpmeVY
6. Zig Zag (Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txfu9XmQkR4
7. Soul-Long (R. Dangel)
[HEAR IT HERE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4hcoKriSBA

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SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR IT HERE] "Doin' The Seaside"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx0CNoayKbI

[HEAR IT HERE] "Stompin....."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTxjhF1_sf0

Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B promo disc.  Red label background with black top hatted logo, numerals and lettering. Distributed By Liberty Records Sales Group Los Angeles, Calif.

1PA.) A - B retail disc. "Promotional Copy Not For Sale". Black logo, numerals  lettering on white  label background. Distributed by Liberty Records Sales Group Los Angeles, Calif.

"Doin' The Seaside" album reissues:
1.) 1964. Side one, track #4 on compilation album The Wailers & Co. (Etiquette Records #022).

2.) Track #12 on compilation cd The Boys From Tacoma (Etiquette cd 012693)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) STOMPIN' WILLIE  45- ET - 1003 (etched wax); None (label)
2.) STOMPIN' WILLIE 45 - ET - 1003  (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) ^44942 (October/November, 1962)
2.) ^44942 (October/November, 1962)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Johnny Otis
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: El Dorado Music (BMI)

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1.)  DOIN' THE SEASIDE   45 - ET - 1004 (etched wax); None (label)
2.) DOIN' THE SEASIDE    45 - ET - 1004 (etched wax); None (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) ^44942 - x (OCTOBER/nOVEMBER, 1962)
2.) ^44942 - x (oCTOBER/nOVEMBER, 1962)
B-SIDE COMPOSER
:  The Wailers
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Publ. (BMI)

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SIZE:7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR IT HERE] "We're Goin' "
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbltBp9PE8

[HEAR IT HERE] "Shakedown"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l7gBJrayRU

 

"We're Going Surfin' " album reissues:
1.)1964.  Side one, track #6 on compilation album The Wailers & Co. (Etiquette Records #022)

"Shakedown" album reissues:
1.) 1964.As "Shake Down"  Side two, track #2 on compilation album The Wailers & Co. (Etiquette Records #022)

2.) 1993. Track #15 on compilation cd The Boys From Tacoma. (Etiqutte CD012693)

Known Label Designs::
1PA.) A - B promo disc. White label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.  PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE. Distributed by Liberty Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif.

1PB.) A - B promo disc. White label background.  Black logo, numerals and lettering. AUDITION RECORD. Distributed by Liberty Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif.*

1RA) A - B retail disc. Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. Distributed by Liberty Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 ET - 6 - 1 (etched wax); 45 - ET6 - 1 (label)
1PB.) Inf Not Avail. (wax); 45 - ET6 - 1 (label)
1RA.) 45 ET - 6 - 1 (etched wax); 45 - ET6 - 1 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^47507 (March/April, 1963)
1PB.) Inf. Not Avail.
1RA.) ^47507 (March/April, 1963)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:  Valet Publ. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 ET - 6 - 2 (etched wax); 45 - ET6 - 2 (label)
1PB.) Inf. Not Avail. (wax); 45 - ET6 - 2 (label)
1R.) 45 - ET - 6 - 1 (etched wax); 45 - ET6 - 2 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1PA.) ^ 47507 - X (March/April, 1963)
1PB.) Inf. Not Avail.
1RA.) ^47507 - X (March/April, 1963)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Roberts
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Publ. Co. (BMI)

 

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[HEAR IT HERE] "Seattle"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBw1UGVXkGc

"Seattle" album reissues:
1.)1964. Side one track #1 on compilation album The Wailers & Co. (Etiquette Records #022)

[HEAR IT HERE] "Partytime......"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1Q0OQFeaxg

"Partytime U.S.A." album reissues:
1.) 1964. Side two, track #3 on compilation album The Wailers & Co. (Etiquette Records #022.

Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail disc. Red label. Black logo, numerals and lettering.
Distributed by Liberty Records Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET -7 -1 (etched wax); (45 - ET7 - 1) (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^50609 (November/December, 1963)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Dangel
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub.  (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 7 - 2 (etched wax); (45 - ET7 - 2 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^50609X (November/December, 1963)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Ormsby
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Some discs released with correct song listing on label, but mistakenly credited as The Fabulous Wailers At The Castle. Album front covers read The Wailers & Co. with Rockin' Robin Roberts, Marshans, Kent Morrill, Louie-Louie - Seattle & (rest of song titles follow.) Some album covers have Etiquette LP-022 on rear side upper right hand corner.

1-1. Seattle (R. Dangel)
2. Hokey (Dance Game Song) (Arr. by The Wailers)
3. Louie Louie (R. Berry)
4. Doin' The Seaside (Wailers)
5. Shoo Fly Pie (unknown)
6. We're Going Surfin' (R. Dangel - K. Morrill - J. Ormsby)

2-1. Frenzy (M. Burk - K. Morrill - R. Dangel)
2. Shake Down (R. Roberts - R. Dangel)
3. Party Time U.S.A. (J. Ormsby)
4. Tough Walk (K. Morrill - J. Ormsby)
5. Isabella (unknown)
6. Mashi (J. Ormsby - K. Morrill - M. Burk)

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^6223

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:  ^6223-X

MISC NOTES:

"Imperial did take in some charity cases. The Wailers' "Tall Cool One" was a 1959 hit on Golden Crest Records, but the lp was released on Imperial in 1963." (1964) [Liberty Records A History of the Recording Company and Its Stars, 1955 - 1971
Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly 1993 pg. 193]

 

Side One
1. Tall Cool One (Dangel - Greek)
2. Seattle (Dangel)
3. Hokey (Dance Game Song. No Other Info.)
4. Louie, Louie (Berry)
5. Doin' The Seaside (Wailers)
6. We're Going Surfin' (Dangel - Morrill - Ormsby)

Side Two
1. Frenzy (Burk - Morrill - Dangel)
2. Shake Down  (Roberts - Dangel)
3. Party Time U.S. A. (Ormsby)
4. Tough Walk (Morrill - Ormsby)
5. Isabella (Writer Unknown)
6. Mashi (Ormsby - Morrill - Burk)

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SIZE:12"
SPEED:33 1/3 rpm
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On the label the album # is LP - 9262. Herein the LP prefix has been dropped for cataloging purposes.

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Both of these recordings were remakes. "Mashi" was a redo of Etiquette #2 while "On The Rocks" was a re-cutting of "Tall Cool One" using the tune's original name. The 45 did well enough to spawn the album "Tall Cool One" [Imperial LP - 9262] The album featured a mish-mash of previously recorded/released tracks.

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[HEAR IT HERE] "On The Rocks"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0L_lDpxlzg

Known label variations:

1.) A - B promotional disc. White label with black numerals and lettering. AUDITION RECORD horizontal to left of spindle hole.

2.) A - B retail disc. Black label with colorization. While numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:May/June, l964
A-SIDE COMPOSER:J. Ormsby - K. Morrill - M. Burke
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:May/June, l964
B-SIDE COMPOSER:
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:The Wailers

MISC NOTES:

Some discs issued with reversed A - B labels.

LOCATION: Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Productions
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

"Frenzy" Album Reissues:
1.) 1964 side two, track #1 on compilation LP The Wailers & Co. (Etiquette Records #022)

2.) 1993 tracj #3 on compilation CD The Boys From Tacoma (Etiquette 0126930

Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail disc. Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.

Produced by Pat O'Day

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) IM 5819   45 - ET - 9 - A (etched wax); 45 - ET - 9 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^52015 (March/April, 1964)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: M. Burk - K. Morrill - R. Dangel
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (BMI

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) IM 5820   45 -  ET - 9 - B (etched wax); 45 - ET - 9 - B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^52015 - X (March/April, 1964)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Greek
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: CFG Pub. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

As originally released disc was accompanied by photo of  band members atop and around a  lion statue. Photo by Jini Delaccio in Tacoma's Wright Park.

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT HERE] "You Better....."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGf8SYVhZSA

[HEAR IT HERE] "Don't Take It......."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUGsd-S2Qd8

"You Better Believe It" comp. album reissues:
1.) Track #2 on cd compilation album The Boys From Tacoma (Etiquette 012693)

Known Label Designs::
1PA.) A - B retail disc. White label  background. Black logo,numerals and lettering.  PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE

1RA.) A - B retail disc. Red label background.  Black logo, numerals and lettering

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 - ET - 12 - A (etched wax); None (label)
1RA.) 45 - ET - 12 - A (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^54718 (December, 1964/January, 1965)
1RA.) ^54718 (December, 1964/January, 1965)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Dangel - J. Ormsby - K. Morrill
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 - ET - 12 - B (etched wax); None (label)
1RA.) 45 - ET - 12 - B (etched wax); None (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^54718 - X (December, 1964 / January, 1965)
1RA) ^54718  - X (December, 1964 / January, 1965
B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Dangel - K. Morrill
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Issued in mono and stereo formats.

Front and back lp jacket pictures taken in Victoria, B.C., Canada by Jini Dellacio.

The Out Of Our Tree tree is located on the grounds of B.C. Parliament building across the street from Victoria's inner harbour.  The limbs on which band members are standing or lying are only a few feet above the ground!!

Side 1
1.) Out Of Our Tree (R. Gardner - K. Morrill - J. Ormsby - N. Anderson)
2.) Mercy Mercy (Covay & Miller)
3.) Hang On Sloopy (Russell - Forrell)
4.) I'm Down (Lennon - McCartney)
5.) Unchained Melody (Zaret - North)
6.) Baby Don't Do It (Holland - Dozier - Holland)

Side 2
1.) Dirty Robber (K. Morrill)
2.) I Got Me (Morrill - Dangel)
3.) Summertime (Duboise Heyward - George Gershwin)
4.) Little Sister (Ballard)
5.) Hang Up (R. Gardner)
6.) Bama Lama Bama Loo (Penniman)

LOCATION: Tacoma, Washington
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Kent Morrill (keyboard, vocals); Buck Ormsby (bass); Neal Anderson  (guitar); Ron Gardner (sax, vocals); Dave Rolands (drums)
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley/Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B retail disc. 2nd Etiquitte label design. Purple  background. White stylized e and ETIQUETTE  centered above spindle hole in white. All other numerals and lettering black except ETIQUETTE RECORDS, INC. TACOMA, WASH. U.S.A.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 026 -1 -RE (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) ^8557
A-SIDE COMPOSER:
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) 026 - 2 - RE (etched wax); None
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) ^8557 - X
B-SIDE COMPOSER:
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES: Rich Dangel's final album with the Wailers.

Side One
l. You Better Believe It (Dangel, Morrill, Ormsby)
2. Do You Want To Dance (Bobby Freeman)
3. The Wailer (Dangel)
4. Tomorrow's Another Day (Dangel, Morrill, Ormsby)
5. A Little Bit Louder (Dangel, Morrill, Ormsby)
6. Hold  Back The Dawn (Morrill)

Side Two
l. Tears (Dangel Morrill)
2. Since You Been Gone (Dangel, Morrill, Roberts, Ormsby)
3. How Do You Feel? (Dangel Morrill, Ormsby)
4. I Think Of You (Dangel, Morrill, Ormsby)
5. Don't Take It So Hard (Dangel, Morrill)
6. Ya Ya (Dorsey - Robinson)

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Rich Dangel (guiar)
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTEs:

[HEAR IT HERE] Entire Side One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOVc6V9AJ4

[HEAR IT HERE] Entire Side Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQrWG1tRyQ8

 

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^7231

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^7231-X

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT HERE] "You Weren't......."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTGjNh5OGQU

[HEAR IT HERE "Back......"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SggidPn16O4

" You Weren't Using Your Head" compilation album reissues:
1.) 1987. Side 1, track #1 on comp album Required Etiquette (Etiquette #1187)

2.) 1988 Side 2, track #2 on comp album Nuggets Vol. 8 - The Northwest (Rhino Records RNLP 70032)

3..) 1993. Track #19 on comp cd The Boys From Tacoma (Etiquette CD012693)

Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail disc. Red label background. Black logo, numerals and
lettering..

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 15 - A (etched wax); ET - 15  A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^56622 (April/May, 1965)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: R.Gardner
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 15 - B (etched wax); ET - 15  B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1RA.)  ^56622 - X  (April/May, 1965)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Gardner - K. Morrill
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Labels of this disc credit the band as  WAILERS rather than THE WAILERS.

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

"Hang Up" Album Reissues: 

1.) 1988 Side one, track #4 on compilation lp Nuggets Volume 8 The Northwest (Rhino Records RNLP 70032)

2.) 1993. Track #23 on cd compilation album The Boys From Tacoma (Etiquette CD012693)

Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail disc. Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.

In Canada the Etiquette label of this, and other releases, was very plain. It featured a black label background, no logo with silver numerals and lettering. Made in Canada was top centered above the spindle hole and the "longhand" Etiquette.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.)ET - 19 - A (etched wax); ET - 19 A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^57663 (July/August, 1965)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: K. Morrill - J. Greek
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: C.F.G. Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 19 - B (etched wax); ET - 19 B  (label
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^57663  - X July/August, 1965)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Ron Gardner
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Labels of this disc credit the band as WAILERS rather than THE WAILERS.

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT HERE] "Out Of Our Tree"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mh4X1fSdpM

First Etiquette disc with new label design. Purple label background  Large stylized e with ETIQUETTE underneath centered above spindle hole. in white. Other numerals  and lettering black except ETIQUETTE RECORDS INC., TACOMA, WASHINGTON U.S.A.  center arced along bottom edge of label in white.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mh4X1fSdpM

"Out Of Our Tree" comp album reissues:
1.) 1993. Track #22 on compilation cd The Boys From Tacoma (Etiquette CD012693)

Known Label Designs:
2PA.) A - B promo disc. White label background with black logo, numerals and lettering.
PROMOTIONAL COPY            (spindle hole)               NOT FOR SALE

2RA.) A - B retail disc. Purple label background. See description above HEAR IT HERE.*

A-SIDE MATRIX
2PA.)  ET - 21 - A (ETCHED WAX); 21 - a (LABEL)
2RA.) INF. NOT AVAIL. (WAX);  21 - A (LABEL)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ^59191 (September/October, 1965)
2RA.) Inf. Not Avail.
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gardner - Morrill - Ormsby
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub.. Inc. (B.M.I.)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) ET - 22 - B (etched wax); ET - 22 (label)
2RA.) Inf.Not Avail. (wax); ET - 22 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ^59191 - X (September/October,1965)
2RA.) Inf. Not Avail.
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Morrill
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (B.M.I.

MISC NOTES:

Split single with Etiquette Records' two top bands each performing on a side. The Sonics are on the A side.

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: vinyl disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT HERE] "Christmas........"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpSWrmIz-a8

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B promotional disc. New label design. White label background. Stylized e logo and all numerals/lettering in black  including PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE*

2.) A - B retail disc. New label design.  Purple label background. White stylized e logo ,Etiquette name and, ETIQUETTE RECORDS TACOMA, WASH. U.S.A. CENTERED across bottom of label edge in white. All other numerals and lettering in black

b-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) Inf. Not Avail. (wax); Inf. Not Avail. (label)
2.) 22 - B - RE (etched wax); 22 - B (label)
b-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1.) Inf not avail. (wax); Inf. not avail. (label)
 2.) ^59302 - X (September/October,1965)
b-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Gardner - K. Morrill
b-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (B.M.I.)

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Side 2, Track #5 on compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES

COMPOSER: R. Gardner
PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Side 1, Track #5 on compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES

COMPOSER: R. Gardner - K. Morrill
PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3/rpm
DISC NOTES:

Side 1, Track # 2 on compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES

HEAR IT HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z5JnzVSEf8

COMPOSER: R. Gardner - K. Morrill
PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Side 2, Track #3 on compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES

HEAR IT HERE: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te0GfwXEV-g

COMPOSER: N. Anderson - R. Gardner - K. Morrill
PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B promotional disc. White label background. Black numerals and lettering.

2.) A - B retail disc. Black label background. White numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:R. Wayne Davies
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:R. Wayne Davies
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B retail disc. Black label background. White numerals and lettering.

[HEAR IT HERE] "Tears"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMtMs2y8FPI

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:March/April, l966
A-SIDE COMPOSER:R. Davies
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:March/April, l966
B-SIDE COMPOSER:K - Morrill - R. Dangel
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

Album released in mono  (UAL 3557) and stereo (UAS 6557) formats. On the stereo  disc side 2 track #3 has a background vocal fade out not featured on the mono disc.

1-1.You Won't Lead Me On (R. Wayne Davies)
2. I Want To Walk With You (R. Wayne Davies)
3. Think Kindly Baby (R. Wayne Davies)
4. Out Of Our Tree (K. Morrill - R. Gardner - J. Ormsby)
5. It's You Alone (R. Wayne Davies)
6. Bad Trip (R. Wayne Davies)

2-1. Hold (R. Wayne Davies)
2. My Girl (R. Wayne Davies)
3. Turn And Run (K. Morrill - R. Gardner)
4. Sit In My Room (R. Wayne Davies)
5. Tears Don't Have To Fall (R. Wayne Davies)
6. I'm Looking Down At You (R. Wayne Davies)

LOCATION: Hollywood, CA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: John "Buck" Ormsby, bass - Kent E. Morrill organ and lead singer - Neil Anderson lead guitar - Ron Gardner saxophone and lead singer - Dave Roland drums and lead singer.
RECORDING STUDIO: Western Recording
RECORDING ENGINEER: Ben Jordan

FORMAT:disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED:33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

Artist name on label =  WAILERS.

LOCATION:Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT HERE]  "It's You Alone"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkLdeCuiayE

"It's You Alone compilation album reissues:
1.) Track #25 on comp cd The Boys From Tacoma (Etiquette CD 012693)

Known Label Designs:
2PA.) A - B promotional disc. White label background. Stylized black e logo entered above spindle hole. Other numerals and lettering black.* (6/21/20 ordered discogs. and paid $44 )

2RA) A - B retail disc. Purple label background. Stylized e and label name centered above spindle hole in white. All other numerals and lettering black except ETIQUETTE RECORDS TACOMA, WASH. U.S.A.  centered along bottom edge of label in white

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.)
2RA.) ET - 24 - A (etched wax); 24 -A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.)
2RA.) ^61021 (February/March, 1966)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ron Davies
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (B.M.I.)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.)
2RA.) ET - 24 - B (etched wax); 24 - B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.)
2RA) ^61021 - X (February/March, 1966)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: K. Morrill - R. Dangel
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub Inc. (B.M.I.)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT HERE] "I'm Determined"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIvbTdr3-ig

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Morrill and Anderson
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Morrill and Gardner
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT:disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED:45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B promotional disc. White label background. Black numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:R. Wayne Davies
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:R. Wayne Davies
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES: LP released in the spring of 1968.

Side 1
l. Walk Thru The People [Ron] (R. Gardner)
2. Busy Man [Kent] (Kent Morrill)
3. Thinkin' Out Loud [Ron, Kent] (R. Gardner - K. Morrill)
4. Suddenly [Kent] (R. Gardner - K. Morrill)
5. You Can Fly [Ron, Kent, Dave]  (R. Gardner - K. Morrill)

Side 2
l. Early Mornin' Hour [Kent, Ron Dave] (K. Morrill - D. Weaver)
2. Just Friends [Ron] (Woods)
3. Smokestack Lightning [Ron] (Chester Burnett)
4. I Can't Tell You [Ron, Kent] (D. Weaver - B. Ormsby - A. DiMartino)
5. Walk Thru The People [Ron] (R. Gardner)

LOCATION: Hollywood, CA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:Kent Morrill [organ, clavichord]; Buck Ormsby [bass, guitar]; Ron Gardner [piano, sax]; Dave Roland [percussion]; Denny Weaver [guitar].
RECORDING STUDIO: Hollywood Sound Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER:Jack Lees

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^11682

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^11682-X

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT HERE] "You Can't......."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UM-SigIH_g

[HEAR IT HERE] "Thinking......"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6mnLfuyteA

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Morrill - Gardner
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Morill - Gardner
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

B - Side by The Romeos (Not NW)

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B retail disc. Goldish label background. Orange graphic accents above spindle hole and around TRIP.  All numerals and lettering black.

2.) A - B retail disc. Yellow  label background. No graphic accents. Red numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.)  1 - 14 - 70  T67 - A (etched wax); TR 67 -  A (label)
2.)  1 - 14 - 70  T67 - A (etched wax); TR67 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) None
2.) None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Not Listed
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Not Listed.

 

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Greek
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Greek
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES: The discs's Serial Numbers = ET-W-Spec A/B / ET-W-Spec 2 A/B. 2-LP "collectors edition" set.

Disc One: "At The Castle" Side A
1. Wailers' House Party (Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill)
2. Dirty Robber (K. Morrill)
3. San-Ho-Zay (F. King - S. Thompson)
4. Rosalie - Vocal: Robin Roberts (R. Roberts)
5.Shivers (Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill - Burk)
6.Sac O' Woe (Julian Adderly)

Disc One "At The Castle" Side B
1.You've Had Your Chance (Dangel - Greek - Morrill)
2. Limbo Twist (Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill - Burk)
3. All I Could Do Was Cry - Vocal: Gail Harris (B. Davis)
4. I Idolize You - Vocal: Gail Harris (Ike Turner)
5. Zig Zag (Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill)
6. Soul Long

Disc 2: "Greatest Hits" Side A
1. Tall Cool One (Dangel - Greek)
2. Seattle (Dangel)
3. Louie, Louie (Berry)
4. Doin' The Seaside (Wailers)
5. We're Going Surfing (Dangel - Morrill - Ormsby)
6. Road Runner (Dangel - Greek)

Disc 2 "Greatest Hits" Side B
1.You Better Believe It (Dangel - Morrill - Ormsby)
2. Do You Want To Dance (Freeman)
3. Out Of Our Tree (Gardner - Morrill - Ormsby - Anderson)
4. Dirty Robber (Morrill - Greek)
5. Isabella (Unknown)
6. Mashi (Ormsby - Morrill Burk)

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Etiquette Records / Sea-Port International Records

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: Disc I - ^22296 / Disc2 - ^22297

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:Disc l - ^22296-X / Disc 2 - ^22297-X

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
1.) Black label background

2.) Pink label background

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Morrill - Greek
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Dangel - J. Greek
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MISC NOTES: Actual Serial Number = ETCD 012693. Subtitle: Anthology 1961-1969. Accompanied by informational/photo booklet

LOCATION: Seattle, WA / Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Kent Morrill, Rich Dangel, Mike Burk, Mark Marush, Buck Ormsby, Ron Gardner, Neil Anderson, Dave /Roland, Denny Weaver
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RECORDING ENGINEER: (1960s) Joe Boles, Bill Wiley, Don Geis, Kearney Barton, Ben Jordan

FORMAT: compact disc
DISC NOTES:

1, Wailers's House Party
2. Louie Louie
3. Frenzy
4. Mashi
5. Dirty Robber
6. San-Ho-Zay
7. Sac O' Woe
8. Limbo Twist
9, Since You Been Gone
10. Tough Walk
11. Tall Cool One
12. Doin' The Seaside
13. Isabella
14. Zig Zag
15. Shakedown
16. Baby Don't You Do It
17. The Wailer
18. Soul Long
19. You Weren't Using Your Head
20. You Better Believe it
21. Bad Trip
22. Out Of Our Tree
23.Hang Up
24. I'm Down
25. It's You Alone
26. Smokestack Lightnin'
27. Walk Thru The People

#COL 0587
1995 (?)

MISC NOTES: A "Golden Classics Edition."

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FORMAT: compact disc
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A-SIDE MATRIX: 521 - 17285
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MISC NOTES: 4-Dot label name listed only on rear LP jacket

Side A
1. I Got You / Hang Up
2. If We'd Never Met

Side B
1. Live Wire / Back To You
2. You Weren't Using Your Head

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Kent Morrill, Mike Burk, Buck Ormsby, Ron Gardner, Neil Anderson
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording, InC.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 10"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE MATRIX: TAKI 183 - A    L - 48488        WE STREX
B-SIDE MATRIX: TAKI 183 - B    L - 48488 - X   WE STREX

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ron Gardner
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Penniman
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MISC NOTES: From lp Live Wire!!! (Norton 904)

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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[HEAR IT HERE] "Livewire"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1nAZSeNmHU

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gardner - Morrill
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Morrill - Greek - Dangel
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MISC NOTES:

Sticker on front album jacket = "The Best Of The Wailers 1965 - 67."

Also issued in CD format (Norton CNW  904)

Side One:

1. Out Of Our Tree (Gardner - Morrill - Ormsby)
2. Mercy, Mercy (Covay - Miller)
3. You Weren't Using Your Head (Gardner)
4. Dirty Robber (Morrill - Greek - Dangel)
5. Hang Up (Gardner)|
6. The Wailer (Dangel)
7. I Got Me (Dangel - Morrill)
8. Bama Lama Bama Loo (Penniman)

Side Two:

1. Live Wire (Gardner - Morrill)
2. You Weren't Using Your Head (Gardner)
3. It's You Alone (R. Davies)
4. I'm Down (Lennon - McCartney)
5. Back To You (Gadner - Morrill)
6. Little Sister (Ballard)
7. Hang Up (Gardner)
8. Baby Don't Do It (Holland - Dozier - Holland)

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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Except for title track, all selections previously released.

A-SIDE MATRIX:  NW 904 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: NW 904 - B

MISC NOTES:

Reissue of Etiquette album ETALB - 1 (1962)  with addition of Louie Louie (vocal by Rockin' Robin Roberts) as recorded and released on Etiquitte (45)  ET - 1.  New liner notes and graphics on back jacket cover. Also issued in CD format (902).

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: NW  LP 902 - A
B-SIDE MATRIX: NW LP 902 -B - 1

MISC NOTES: Reissue of vintage Etiquette Records tracks.

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: From Norton's "Juke Box Series."

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MISC NOTES: Reissue of vintage Etiquette Records tracks.

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: From Norton's "Juke Box Series." Flipside by the Sonics.

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B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Berry
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MISC NOTES:

Side A
1. Tall Cool One (Dangel - Greek - Morrill)
2. Road Runner (Dangel - Greek)
3. Mau-Mau (Dangel - Greek)
4. Dirty Robber (Dangel - Greek - Morrill)
5. Wailin' (Dangel - Greek)
6. Shanghied (Dangel - Greek)
7. Beat Guitar (Dangel - Greek)

Side B
1. Lucille (Penniman - Collins)
2. Long Gone (Dangel - Greek - Burk)
3. High Wall (Dangel - Greek)
4. Gunnin' For Peter (Dangel - Greek - Morrill)
5. Swing Shift (Dangel - Greek)
6. Snake Pit (Dangel - Greek)
7. Tough Bounce (Dangel - Greek)

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3
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A-SIDE MATRIX: NW - 901 - A
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections G.F.G Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: NW - 901 - B
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections G.F. G. Pub. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: First issue of vintage 1958 demonstration recordings.

LOCATION: Seattle, WA.
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RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Productions.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson.

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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MISC NOTES

1.Run To The Border (Kent Morrill)
2. Lookin' For R.B. (Richard Dangel)
3. Cadillac To Mexico (David Kitchen)
4. Shanghaied (R. Dangel - J. Greek)
5. It's You Alone (Ron Wayne Davies)
6. Hey Senorita (Carl Green - Curtis Williams)
7. Mood Elevator (Burrell Palmer)
8. Sweet Dancin' Lady (Rick Wild - K. Morrill]
9.  Make Your Move (K. Morrill - J. Ormsby)
10. Lookin' For Some Rhythm & Blues (Rich Dangel - Kent Morrill)
11. You Make Falling In Love So Easy (Rick Wild)
12. Walk On (Kent Morrill)
13. She's The One I Love (Robert Lighthouse)
14. Cadillac To Mexico [Alternate Mix] (David Kitchen)

LOCATION:  Seattle, WA / Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:  (On one or more tracks. Insert "booklet " ascribes individual artists to specific songs) Kent Morrill [lead vocal, piano, organ, Hammond organ]; Richard Dangel [lead guitar]; Buck Omrsby [bass]; Steve Peterson, Ben Smith, Wedge Michaels, Darin Watkins  [drums]; Mike Skansie [rhythem guitar, second guitar, slide guitar]; John Goforth [tenor sax, baritone sax]; Kim Eggers [tenor sax, background vocals];  Neil Rush [baritone sax];Doug Mackey [cowbell, background vocals]; Gary Schelhammer [congas];  Michael Kinder [tymbalis]; Cesar Amaral, John Benedetti [trumpet];  Larry Parypa [2nd guitar]; Jeffrey Simmons [Wurlitzer piano]; Cynthia Boggs, Gaye Windson, Billy Stoops [rhythm guitar, background vocals]; Leanne Trevalyan [guiro, congas,  background vocals]

RECORDING STUDIO:  55th St. Studios / Uptone Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER:  Guy Staley, Brandon Pitts / Wes Weresch

FORMAT: compact disc
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SEE ALSO: 

MISC NOTES: B-side, track #9 on the Two Car Garage LP

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RECORDING PERSONNEL: John Hanford [guitar]; Buck Ormsby [bass guitar]; Kent Morrill [keyboards, vocals]; Neil Rush [baritone & tenor sax]; Ricky Lynn Johnson [drums].
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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COMPOSER: Berry

MISC NOTES: This was a collaborative recording project between two Tacoma bands: The Wailers and The Ventures. It was issued in two formats: disc and compact disc. The 33 1/3 LP album format (BH 100-1). Album subtitle on booklet insert cover only: (Two Car Garage) Of Rock ' n Roll. Compact Disc's serial number is BH 100-1. [NOTE: This album is being listed twice in our database: once crediting the Ventures, another crediting the Wailers -- so that their individual discographies are complete.]

VENTURES - WAILERS - 50 YEARS

1. I Hear You Knockin' / Keep A Knockin' (D. Bartholomew - P. King / Richard Penniman)
2. Surf Rider [A.K.A. Spudnick] (N. Edwards - B. Bogle - D. Wilson)
3. Rebel-Rouser (Lee Hazelwood - Duane Eddy)
4. Wailin' (John Greek - Rich Dangel)
5. Out Of Our Tree (Ron Gardner - John Ormsby - Kent Morrill)
6. Let's Go (Lanny Duncan - Robert Duncan)
7. Tequila (Chuck Rio)
8. Needles And Pins (Sonny Bono - Jack Nitzche)
9. Beat Guitar (Kent Morrill - Rich Dangel - John Greek)
10. Dirty Robber (Kent Morrill - Rich Dangel - John Greek)
11. Wild Weekend (T.H. Shannon - P. Todaro
12. California Sun (Henry Glover - Morris Levy)
13. Tall Cool One (John Greek - Rich Dangel - Kent Morrill)
14. When You Walk In The Room (Jackie De Shannon)
15. Wipe Out (Robert E. Berryhill - James E. Fuller - Ronald L. Wilson - Patrick V. Connelly "The Surfaris")
16. Road Runner (John Greek - Rich Dangel)
17. Black Is Black (S. Wadley - T. Hayes - M. Grainger)
18. Louie Louie (Richard Berry)

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RECORDING PERSONNEL:  Accompanying booklet insert credits individual artists to specific songs. Bob Spaulding [lead guitar rhythm guitar]; Don Wilson [lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals]; Buck Ormsby, Bob Bogle [bass guitar]; Kent Morrill [piano, keyboards, vocals]; Nokie Edwards [lead guitar, bass guitar]; David Carr [keyboards]; Dino Saldo [saxophone]; John Hanford [guitar]; Neil Rush [tenor & baritone sax]; Leon Taylor, Ricky Lynn Johnson, Lee Kix, Russ Kammerer, Dave Roland  [drums]; Ann Herring, Gaye Windsor  [background vocals]; Gerry McGee [lead guitar, sitar]; Biff Vincent [added vocals]; Kim Eggers [tenor saxophone]; Neil Anderson [guitar]; Ron Gardner [saxophone];
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER: Todd Ensminger, Biff Vincent, Craig Nepp, James Johnson
FORMAT: compact disc
DISC NOTES: Version I: Limited first run of 3000

MISC NOTES: B-side track #7 on the Two Car Garage LP.

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RECORDING PERSONNEL: John Hanford [guitar]; Buck Ormsby [bass guitar]; Kent Morrill [keyboards]; Neil Rush [baritone & tenor sax]; Ricky Lynn Anderson [drums]
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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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COMPOSER: Greek - Dangel

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1963/'64 Cataloged, but never pressed/released as a single. The two songs did, however, appear on 1964 Imperial album Tall Cool One (LP - 9262)

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SPEED:45 rpm
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