Blue Horizon

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA. (#100 - 102) / Los Angeles, CA. (#6051 - 6054) / Tacoma, WA (#BH100 - 1)
OWNER(s):
Founded by Josie Wilson (mother of Don Wilson, rhythm guitarist with the Ventures). Bob Reisdorff (Dolton Records)  later acquired a 50% interest in the label.
TIMESPAN:
1959 - 1962 / 2009
MISC NOTES:
The Blue Horizon label was founded after Bob Reisdorf of Seattle's Dolton Records declined to sign the Ventures following a live audition. Not long thereafter,  with  two successful Blue Horizon releases under their belt,  the group was picked up  by Dolton. Both labels  moved to Hollywood in late-1961 and shared new corporate offices. Blue Horizon was eventually sold to Liberty Records and went on to issue records by various acts including Fleetwood Mac. Finally, it was revived in the Northwest during 2009 for release of an LP and CD saluting 50 years of music by THE VENTURES & THE FABULOUS WAILERS.

Throughout The Ventures'  Dolton years "A Blue Horizon Master" appeared on many  45 and 331/3 rpm labels.

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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). The Compact Disc: (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)

LOCATION:
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: 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)

LOCATION:
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 #8 on the Two Car Garage LP

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Bob Spalding [lead guitar]; Don Wilson [rhythm guitar]; Buck Ormsby [bass guitar]: Kent Morrill [keyboards, vocals]; David Carr [keyboards]; Leon Taylor [drums]; Gerry McGee [sitar]
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

 COMPOSER: Wadley - Hayes - Grainger

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

LOCATION:
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
DISC NOTES:

COMPOSER: Berry

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

LOCATION:
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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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

COMPOSER: Greek - Dangel

#BHLP 100-01
2009

MISC NOTES: B-side track #6 on the Two Car Garage LP.

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Bob Bogle [lead guitar]; Don Wilson [rhythm guitar]; Nokie Edwards [bass guitar]; Leon Taylor [drums]
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

COMPOSER: Berryhill - Fuller - Wilson - Connolly

MISC NOTES: A-side is a comedic parody of actor Walter Brennan's popular television show "The Real McCoys" (1957 - 1963) style of speech. Guitarist Don Wilson provided the vocal impersonation of Brennan. Record may have been released as early as September 1959. When "Walk, Don't Run" was released on Dolton (#25), b-side was originally "Home." Later pressings (#25 X) featured "The McCoy" which was remake of "The Real McCoy" speeded up and without voice impersonations.

LOCATION: Seattle, WA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Don Wilson (rhythm guitar / vocals), Bob Bogle (lead guitar), Earl Herbert (bass), George Babbitt (drums).
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Joe Boles.

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: This disc has been reissued with these Matric numbers: 45 - BH - 100 - 1 - RE / 45 - BH - 100 - 2 - RE.

[HEAR IT HERE] The Real......."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPuVTrfgxHc

A-SIDE MATRIX: BLUE HORIZON 100 - 1
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:  ^32240  (September/October, 1959)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: D. Wilson - B. Bogle
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:  Starbrite Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: BLUE HORIZON 100 - 2
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^32241 (September/October, 1959)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: B. Boglle - D. Wilson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Starbite Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Soon after completing this recording Bob Bogle and Nokie Edwards agreed to switch instruments.

LOCATION: Seattle, WA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Don Wilson (rhythm guitar), Bogle (lead guitar), Nokie Edwards (bass), and Skip Moore (drums).
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Joe Boles

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: 300 copies

A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: BH-SIDE-1 "WALK DON'T RUN" ^35341
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Johnny Smith
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: BH-SIDE-2 "HOME" ^35341-X
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Van Steeden, H. Clarkson, J. Clarkson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Marlo Music (ASCAP)

MISC NOTES: Billboard review February, 1960

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Scott Douglas (vocals); the Ventures Quintet (instrumental background); the Kings Men (vocals).
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Joe Boles

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

A-SIDE MATRIX: "NO NEXT TIME" 102 - 1 (etched wax) 102 - 1 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^35378 (May/June, 1960)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Scott Longley
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Electron Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: "HOLD ME - THRILL ME" 102 - 2 (etched wax)' 102 - 2 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^35378 - X (May/June, 1960)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Harry Noble
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Mills Music (ASCAP)

MISC NOTES: Recording name for Don Wilson of The Ventures.

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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^39838 (August, 1961)
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Terry Gilkson
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^39838 (August, l961
B-SIDE COMPOSER:E. Townsend
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

Monarch Records pressing number: ^39951 / ^39951 - X (August, 1961)

Billboard review September, 1961.

"Night Run" aired on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: "Night Run:" Nokie Edwards (bass); Gene Moles (lead guitar); Bill Graham (drums) / "Scratch:" Nokie Edwards (lead guitar); Gene Moles (rhythm guitar); Bill Graham (drums)
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Joe Boles

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

Instrumental / Instrumental

Known Label Designs: 
1.) A - B promo label. Blue background. White logo area. Black numerals and lettering including AUDITION RECORD.

2.) A - B retail label. Blue background. White logo area. Black numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) BH - 803
2.) BH - 803
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) 45 BH -  803  circled 2 (etched)
2.) 45 BH -  803 circled 2 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Arranged by Nole  Edwards - Gene Moles
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Electron Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) BH - 804
2.) BH - 804
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) 45 BH - 804 - circled 2 (etched)
2.) 45 BH - 804 - circled 2 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Nole Edwards - Gene Moles
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Electron Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Billboard review February, 1962

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

A-SIDE MATRIX: BH - 805
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: NA
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Charlie Vance
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Electron Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: BH - 806
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: NA
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Longley - Wilson - Bogle
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Electron Music (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Billboard review February, 1962

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

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^41749 (January, l962)
A-SIDE COMPOSER:Don Wilson
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:^41749 (January, l962)
B-SIDE COMPOSER:D. Wilson - Bogle - J. Wilson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

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