Etiquette Records

RockinRobinRoberts_LouieLouie45_Tacoma_1961LOCATION:  4425 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA. (1960s) / Seattle, WA (1980s & 2000s)
OWNER(s): Lawrence F. "Rockin' Robin" Roberts (RIP); Kent Morrill (RIP); John "Buck" Ormsby (RIP).

"ETIQUETTE RULES! THE NORTHWEST'S REIGNING '60s GARAGE-ROCK RECORD COMPANY"
by Peter Blecha
[Courtesy & copyright,2009, HistoryLink.org]

Etiquette Records -- a trail-blazing firm formed by three young Tacoma musicians in 1961 -- was an enterprise that broke all the old rules. Despite its polite and classy sounding name -- not to mention that of its sister company, Valet Publishing -- Etiquette quickly came to rule the Pacific Northwest's rock 'n' roll roost by producing and promoting raucous and gritty music that came to be favored by teenaged bands and their fans in the region.

Founded as a partnership by three members of Tacoma's top band, the Wailers -- "Rockin' Robin" Roberts (vocals), Kent Morrill (piano / vocals), and John "Buck" Ormsby (bass) -- Etiquette issued a grand total of 26 45s and eight LPs between 1961 and 1967. But it was not quantity so much as quality that made the company successful and influential. Etiquette initially erupted with the world's first garage-rock version of "Louie Louie" -- and went on to issue the classic Wailers At the Castle LP, the Sonics' proto-punk radio hits ("The Witch" and "Psycho") and their longplay masterpieces, Here Are the Sonics and Sonics Boom, among many other revered '60s classics. [READ MORE....]

Etiquette Label Designs: 

The original promotional/retail design was a red label background, black top-hatted logo, diamond - like accents and black lettering. Initial Etiquette #1 pressings did not feature distribution information. Later pressings noted Distributed by Liberty Records Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif. on four lines to lower left of spindle hole. This distribution notation continued through Etiquette #7.

In early 1966, likely based on the  '65 success of "The Witch" and other releases  by Tacoma's  Sonics, the label underwent a complete re-design. On retail discs the red and black format was replaced by a purple label background highlight by a stylized e centered above the spindle hole. This design continued throughout the remainder of Etiquette 45 rpm releases.

Promotional discs for both design #1 (see example above) and design #2 sported traditional white label backgrounds with black logos, numerals and lettering.

45 RPM RECORD LABEL KEY:

First Digit:
Label design ( Ex. 1 original  /  2nd)

First Letter:
Promo disc / Retail disc

Second Letter:
A. First  label wording layout (Ex. no distribution information)
B. Second label wording layout (Ex. with distribution information)
C. etc.other variations

SERIAL
ARTIST
TITLE
DATE

MISC NOTES: Album  issued in mono (LP 027) and  stereo (LPS 027) formats.

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

Known Label Designs:
1R) 1st design. Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.

2R.) 2nd design. Purple label background. White, stylized e and ETIQUETTE top center of label. ETIQUETTE RECORDS INC. TACOMA WASH U.S.A.  arced along bottom center of label. All other numerals and lettering black.

2015. Album with 2nd design purple label re-issued by Etiquette/Light In The Attic records as part of three lp, SONICS 50  boxed set. To the naked eye, album and jacket are same as the originals.

Etched dead wax data on the reissue album as follows:
ETIQUETTE LP - 027 - 2050 - 2 - A    S - 95551
ETIQUETTE LP - 027 - 2050 - 2 -  B   S -  95552

[HEAR IT HERE...

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: This version of "Louie Louie" became an instant #1 radio hit in Seattle during  March, 1961. It resurfaced again as a local radio hit in the spring/summer of 1962 during the "Century 21" Seattle World's Fair.

LOCATION: Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Joe Boles

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "Louie Louie"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb9JTI3TBRw

[HEAR IT HERE] "Maryann"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu2p1t4Luok

Known Label Designs:

1PA.) A - B promo disc. White label background. Black top hatted logo, numerals and lettering. Distributed by Liberty Records Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif.  AUDITION RECORD lower right of spindle hole..

(Not known if white/black promo labels existed prior to Liberty Records assuming distribution duties.)

1RA.) A - B retail disc.  Red label background. Black top hatted logo, numerals and lettering. No distribution wording.

1PB.) A - B promo disc. White label background. Black top hatted logo, numerals and lettering. Distributed by Liberty Records Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif. lower left of spindle hole. No promotional/audition wording. *

1RB.) A - B retail disc. Red label background. Black top hatted logo, numerals and lettering. Distributed by Liberty Record Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif. lower left of spindle hole.

"Louie, Louie" Album Reissues:
1.) 1964. Side one track #3 on compilation lp The Wailers & Co. (Etiquette #022)

2.)1983. Side one, track #3 on compilation lp The Best Of Louie, Louie. (Rhino
Records RNEP 605)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.)  45 - "Louie Louie" (etched wax); E - 001(label)
1RA.) 45 - Louie Louie (etched wax); None (label)
1PB.) Inf. Not Avail. (wax); Inf. Not Avail. (label)
1RB.) 45 - Louie Louie (etched wax); E - 001 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^38481 - X (March/April, 1960)
1RA.) ^38481 - X (March/April, 1960)
1PB.) Inf. Not Avail.
1RB.) ^38481 - X (March/April, 1960)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 - Mary Ann (etched wax); E - 002 (label)
1RA.) Mary Ann (etched wax); None (label)
1PB.) Mary Ann (etched wax); E - 002 (label)
1RB.) Mary Ann (etched wax); E - 002 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^38481 (March/April, 1960)
1RA.) ^38481 (March/April, 1960)
1PB.) Inf. Not Avail.
1RA.) ^38481 (March/April, 1960)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Ray Charles
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Progressive (BMI)

Don Blocker with the Promotion Dept. at Liberty Records:  "(In 1961) Liberty had (distribution for) the original rock version of 'Louie, Louie.'  It was on Etiquette Records by (Rockin' Robin Roberts and) the Wailers. I bought the master because it was selling in the Northwest. But I couldn't convince anyone to go out and work it, especially Bob Skaff, who was head of promotion at the time. He said 'It's a white group, but they sound R & B, I can't promote that.' He wouldn't work it, and he didn't work it. Then  (in 1963) the Kingsmen came out with an identical version. Our version was first, and (in 1964) I got it released on [the] Imperial album [Tall Cool One LP-9262] but (again) could not convince anyone that it was a hit."

(Adapted from: Liberty Records A History of the Recording Company and Its Stars 1955 - 1971 Vol. 1 pg. #383. Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly 1993)

MISC NOTES: "Mashi" subtitle: "Egyptian For 'It Moves'"

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers with John Cooke (guitar)
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

"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
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
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)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.)
1RA.) 45 - VELVA    ^39492 - x
1RB.) 45 - VELVA  ^39492 - X
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Morrill - Ormsby
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Bolmin Pub. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Debut solo 45 by the Wailers' vocalist, Gail Harris.

LOCATION: Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers:
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Joe Boles

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "So Much"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhkHXGqP7XE

Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail disc. Red label with black logo, numerals and  lettering.
"Distributed By Liberty Sales Corp. Los Angeles, Calif."

Some A - B retail discs issued with "So Much" label on both sides.

"Be My Baby" Album Reissues:
1. 1987.Side One, Track #6 on compilation album Required Etiquette. (Etiguette #1187)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) 45 - #2 "Be My Baby" (etched wax); E - 005 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^40202 - X (September/October, 1961)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: K. Morrill
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.RA) 45 - #1 So Much" (etched wax); E - 006 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^40202 (September/October, 1961)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Barrett
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: January Corp. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
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FORMAT:
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[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)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
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)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Wailers
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

Known Label Designs:

1PA.) A - B promotional disc. White label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. 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.)
1RA.) 45 ET - 5 - 1001 (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.)
1RA.) ^46051 (December, 1962/January, 1963)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Kent Morrill
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Publishing Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX
1PA.)
1RA.) 45 ET -5 - 1000 (etched wax); None (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1PA.)
1RA.)^46051 - X (December,1962/January, 1963)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Kent Morrill
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Publishing  Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
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FORMAT:disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[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)

 

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[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:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "I Remember"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNbcqVaaO2Y

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

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 8 - 1 (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^50610 (November/December, 1963
A-SIDE COMPOSER: K. Morrill - J. Ormsby
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 8 - 2 (etched wax); None (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA) ^50610 - X (November/December, 1963)
B-SIDE COMPOSER:W. Bluff - G. Adkinson
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Northern Music Corp.

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:

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

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

Known Label Designs:
1PA.) A - B promotional disc. White label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. No distribution or promotional wording. *

1RA.) A - B retail disc. Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. No distribution or promotional wording.

[HEAR IT HERE...] "1,2,3,4"

[HEAR IT HERE...] "Black Widow"

A-SIDE MATRIX: ET-10
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:  ^52871
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Bootmen
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: ET-10
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:  ^52871 X
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Bootmen
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Released January 1965.

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "Psycho"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-_0V0IXEkc

[HEAR IT HERE] "Keep A'......."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzO0gduzLyY

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

A-SIDE matrix:
1RA.) ET-11-A-2 (etched wax); 45 - ET - 11 - 2 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1RA.): ^55683 (December, 1964/January, 1965)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Rosalee
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE matrix:
1RA.) 45-ET-11-B (etched wax); None (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^54719-X (October/November, 1964)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Penniman, Collins
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Venice Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTE: This is the original song-pairing as released in October 1964.

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

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

[HEAR IT HERE...] "The Witch"

[HEAR IT HERE...] "Keep A'....."

Known Label Designs:
1PA.) A - B promo 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 - 11 - A (etched wax); None (label)
1RA.) 45 - ET - 11 - A (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^54719 (October/November, 1964)
1RA.) ^54719 (October/November, 1964)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Rosalee
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 - ET - 11 - B (etched wax); None (label)
1RA.) 45 - ET - 11 - B (etched wax); None (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1PA.)  ^54179 - X (October/November, 1964)
1RA.) ^54179 - X (October/November, 1964)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Penniman - Collins
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Venice Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Released February, 1965. This is the third iteration of Etiquette #11. The original song-pairing released in October 1964 featured Little Richard's "Keep A' Knock'in'" as the B-side.  As "The Witch" became a big radio hit on Seattle's KJR radio, the band returned to the studio, recorded a new tune, "Psycho," for a new B-side - so that the label didn't have to pay Little Richard any royalties, and "The Witch" / "Psycho" was rush-released. "The Witch" was recorded by Lyle Thompson at Commercial Productions studio, and "Psycho" was recorded by Kearney Barton.

Pressing dates:
^54719: "The Witch" (October, 1964)
^55685 "Psycho" (December, 1864)

LOCATION: Seattle, WA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

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

"The Witch" [HEAR IT HERE]

"Psycho" [HEAR IT HERE]

Known Label  Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail disc. Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. Original pressing has song titles etched in dead wax.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: "THE WITCH"  45 - ET - 11 - A
A-SIDE COMPOSER:  J. Rosalee
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: 45 - ET - 11 - A2
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: "PSYCHO"  ET - 11 - A - 2      ^55685
B-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Rosalee
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

[caption id="attachment_36621" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "The Witch," Canadian release of Etiquette ET-11.[/caption]

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:
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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:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

[HEAR IT HERE] "Don't Worry...."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZC0tZZjvkg

[HEAR IT HERE] "You're So Fine"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf5OSYHT5_0

Known Label Designs:
1PA.) A - B promo disc: White labelbackground. Black logo, numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE  lower right of spindle hole.

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

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) ET - 13 A (etched wax); None (label)
1RA.) ET- 13 A  (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1PA.) : ^55334 (November/December, 1964)
1RA.)  ^55334 (November/December, 1964)
A-SIDE COMPOSER:  J. Ormsby
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) ET - 13 B (etched wax); None (label)
1RA.) ET - 13 B (etched wax); None (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^55334 - X (November/December, 1964)
1RA.) ^55334 - X (November/December, 1964)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: L. Finney - R. West - W. Schofield
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Westhiggins Pub. Co. (BMI)

400w-rooks-a

MISC NOTES:

Some Etiquette #14 discs were issued with reversed labels.

One disc has 3/8/65 hand written on the label.

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "I'll Be...."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmvZRAPYkeQ

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

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET 14 B Re (etched wax); ET - 4 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^55789 X (December, 1964/January, 1965)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Richie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co., Inc. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) 45 - ET - 14 - A (etched wax); ET - 4 - B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1RA.) ^55789 (December, 1964/January, 1965)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: K. Morrill
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:  Valet Pub. Co., Inc. (BMI)

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:

Rock 'n' roll ode to the Ford Mustang!!

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

[HEAR IT] "The Hustler"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj-HpGPYd3E

[HEAR IT] "Boss Hoss"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9f4itbrBH0

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

2RA.)  A - B  retail disc. Second design  "new" Etiquette label. Purple background with black numerals and lettering. Large stylized  white E centered above spindle hole  and ETIQUETTE  centered under the E.*

"Boss Hoss" Album Reissues:
#.) 1988. Side one, track #2 on compilation lp Nuggets Volume 8 The Northwest (Rhino Records RNLP 70032)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET 16 A (etched wax); ET-16 A (label)
2RA.) Inf. Not Avail. (wax); Inf. Not Avail. (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^56673 (April/May, 1965)
2RA.) Inf. Not Avail.
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET 16 B (etched wax); ET - 16  B (label)
2RA. Inf. Not Avail. (wax); Inf. Not Avail. (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^56673X (April/May, 1965)
2RA.) Inf.Not Avail.
B-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "I'm A Worker"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCtoRsanz70

[HEAR IT HERE] "Make Love......."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxNspEQ4qj0

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

"I'm A Worker" Album Reissues:
1.) 19?? Track on compilation album Northwest Collection Vol. 1. (Etiquette Records ETALB 1028)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 17 - A (etched wax); ET - 17 A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE
1.) :^56623 (April/May, 1965)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: B. Lowrey
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 17 - B (etched wax); ET - 17 B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
21RA) ^56623 - X (April/May, 1965)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: B. Lowrey
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "Don't.Be Afraid......"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBEKMhtPXEs

[HEAR IT HERE] "Shot Down"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Ys1nTdEjE

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

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

2RA) A - B retail disc. Purple label background. White stylized e and ETIQUETTE  centered above spindle hole. White ETIQUETTE RECORDS TACOMA, WASH. U.S.A. arced along center bottom of label. All other numerals and lettering black.*

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) ET - 18 - A (etched wax); ET - 18A (label)
1RA.) ET - 18 - A (etched wax); ET - 18A (label)
2RA.)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^57665 (July/August, 1965)
1RA.) ^57665 (July/August, 1965)
2RA.)
A-SIDE COMPOSER:  G. Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc.  (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) ET - 18 - B (etched wax); ET - 18B (label)
1RA.) EY - 18 - B (etched wax); ET - 18B (label)
2RA.)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^57665 - X (July/August,1965)
1RA.) ^57665 - X (July/August, 1965)
2RA.)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
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:

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

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "On The Beach"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLk6ZVhhnaU

[HEAR IT HERE] "She Said....."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKPcIxtSKPE

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

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) 45 - ET - 20 - A (etched wax); ET - 20 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^58239 (August/September, 1965)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Welch - Marvin - Richard
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Ross Jungnickel, Inc. & Harms, Inc. (ASCAP)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) 45 -  ET - 20 - B (etched wax); ET- 20 - B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ^58239 - X (August/September, 1965)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: M. Eubanks
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:

[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.

NOTE:

This is a split single with Etiquette Records' two top bands each performing on one side. The Wailers are on the B side.

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

2.) A - B retail disc. New label design. Purple background. White stylized e, ETIQUETTE, and address along label bottom in white. Other numerals and letters in black.

"Don't Believe In Christmas" also appeared as Side 1, Track #3 on Etiquette compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES (ET-ALB-O25) (1965)

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "Don't Believe........"
https://www.youtube.com/watchE?v=fqhis60wzY.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) Inf Not Avail. (wax); Inf. Not Avail. (label)
2.) ET - A - RE (etched wax); 22 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^59302 (Ca. 10/65)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
A-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:

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

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "Cinderella"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6htRe993Q

[HEAR IT HERE] "Louie Louie"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhM5k_EGzaQ

Known Label Designs:
2PA.) A - B promotional disc. White label background. 2nd label design.  Large stylized e centered above spindle hole. Black  numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL lower left of spindle hole. NOT FOR SALE  lower right of spindle hole.

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

"Louie Louie"  Album Reissues:
1.)1983. Side One Track #4 on  compilation lp The Best Of Louie, Louie (Rhino Records RNEP 605)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) ET - 23 - A - RE (etched wax); 23 - A (label)
2RA. )ET - 23 - A (etched wax); ET - 23 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ^59372 (October/November, 1965)
2RA.) ^59372 (October/November,1965)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G.Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet (B.M.I.)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) ET - 23 - B - RE (etched wax); 23 - B (label)
2RA.) ET - 23 - B (etched wax); ET - 23 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ^59372 - X (October/November, 1965)
2RA.) ^59372 - X (October/November, 1965)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Berry
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax Pub. (B.M.I.)

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:

Artist name on label = GALAXIES.

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

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "I Who Have......"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq0X0tZnWXQ

Known Label Designs:
2PA.) A - B promo  disc. White label background. Black stylized e log, numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE

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

 

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) ET - 25 - A (etched wax); 25 - A (label)
2RA.) ET - 25 - A (etched wax); 25 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ^63141 (September/October, 1966)
2RA.) ^63141 (September/October, 1966)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Ben E. King
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Milky Way, Trio, Cotillion  (B.M.I.)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) ET - 25 - B (etched wax); 25 -B (label)
2RA.) ET - 25 - B (etched wax); 25 - B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ^63141 - X (September/October, 1966)
2RA.) ^63141 - X (September/October, 1966)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: B. Lowery -  B. Koch
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc.(B.M.I.)

MISC NOTES: Artist credit on labels = Robin Roberts.

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

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

[HEAR IT HERE] "You Don't Love Me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO40FXG2yWc

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

Known Label Designs:
2PA.) A - B promo disc.White label background. Black stylized e logo, numerals and lettering. including PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE

As far as is known,due to the sudden, untimely death of Roberts, no retail A - B discs were pressed/released.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) ET - 26 - A (etched wax); ET - 26 - A (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ^64010 (November/December, 1966)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: T. Raye
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Chappell & Co. (A.S.C.A.P.)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) ET - 26 - B (etched wax); ET - 26- B (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ^64010 - X (November/December, 1966)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Gardner
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 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)

#ET-ALB-025
1965-11

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

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

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 13 RPM
DISC NOTES:

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

COMPOSER: Words by J. Roslie
PUBLISHER: (Not Listed)

 

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

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

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

Side 1, Track #6 on compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES

COMPOSER: M. Torme - R. Wells

#ET-ALB-025
1965-11

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 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:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

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

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

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

HEAR IT HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FffRBbtm48

COMPOSER: C. Brown - G. Redd
PUBLISHER: (Not Listed)

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 released in 45 rpm format

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

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

Side 1, Track #4 on compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES

HEAR IT HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j--SOLVdbRE
COMPOSER: Johnny Marks
PUBLISHER: (Not Listed)

MISC NOTES:

A "CHRISTMAS" STORY by Bruce Smith

The 1965 Christmas season found a unique record in Northwest stores. It was an album of Christmas tunes entitled simply "Merry Christmas." A Christmas album in itself was not unusual. What was different about this particular Christmas album was that it featured relatively quiet tunes by three Northwest rock groups, THE SONICS, THE WAILERS and THE GALAXIES. The three Tacoma, Washington groups were recording for that city's Etiquette Records, a label owned and operated by members of The Wailers. It was within that band that the idea to bring the groups together on a Phil Spector-like seasonal package was born. Production was begun in late summer '65  at  Wiley-Griffith Studio, a small Tacoma recording facility with egg carton walls. Members of all three bands intermingled on the selections which included old standards, originals and familiar melodies with gimmick lyrics. John "Buck" Ormsby, bassist for the Wailers remembers: "There was no heart in any of the tunes, but we thought they might sell. Problem was, the whole project fell flat on its face. One of the songs by the Sonics was called "It's Christmas." It was the melody from "On Broadway" (a popular song done a year or so earlier by The Drifters) with Christmas lyrics (by Gerry Roslie). The package was finished and on the market when word came that we couldn't get publication rights to use the (On Broadway) melody. We had to pull the whole works. What a fiasco." Withdrawn from stores, "Merry Christmas" faded into oblivion. But, as so often is the case, gone did not mean forgotten. Today copies of  the original ill-fated album are one of the most rare and sought after Northwest record collectables.

Side 1
1. Santa Claus (Jerry Roslie) SONICS
2. She's Coming Home (R. Gardner - K. Morrill) WAILERS
3. Don't Believe In Christmas (J. Roslie) SONICS
4. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Jerry Marks) GALAXIES
5. Christmas Spirit? (R. Gardner - K. Morrill) WAILERS
6. The Village Idiot (Jingle Bells) (J. Pierpont ) SONICS

Side 2
1. It's Christmas (Words by J. Roslie) SONICS
2. Please Come Home For Christmas (C. Brown - G. Redd) GALAXIES
3. Maybe This Year (N. Anderson - R. Gardner - K. Morrill) WAILERS
4. Christmas Eve (R. Gardner) WAILERS
5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (M. Torme - R. Wells) WAILERS

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
THE SONICS: Gerry Roslie [keyboards, vocals]; Rob Lind [tenor sax, vocals]; Andy Parypa [bass]; Larry Parypa [guitar]; Bob Bennett [drums].

THE WAILERS:  Kent Morrill [keyboards, vocals]; Neil Anderson [guitar]; Ron Gardner [vocals, tenor sax]; Buck Ormsby [bass, vocals]; Dave Roland [drums].

THE GALAXIES: Rob Lowry [vocals]; Chuck Naubert [bass, vocals]; Bob Koch [guitar, vocals]; Phil Hansen [drums, vocals]; Mark Eubanks [tenor sax, vocals]

RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Original albums were mono. Album was later issued in compact disc format (ETCD025).

Known Label Designs:
1.) 1965 original issues featured second design Etiquette purple labels.

2.) 1984. Album was reissued. Reissue featured same cardboard jacket as its earlier cousin, but the label was first design with red with black, logo, numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX: 025 - A    Side 1
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^8521

B-SIDE MATRIX: 025 - B   Side 2
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^8521 - X

#ET-ALB-025
1965-11

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

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

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

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

HEAR IT HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed39wWDSkSY

COMPOSER: Jerry Roslie
PUBLISHER: Valet Pub., Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Never issued in 45 rpm format

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

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Side 1, Track #6 on Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES compilation LP.

HEAR IT HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjyKGs7I7Oc
COMPOSER: J. Pierpont
PUBLISHER: (Not Listed)

MISC NOTES: Never issued in 45 rpm format.

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

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Side 1, Track #3 on  Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES LP

COMPOSER: J. Roslie
PUBLISHER: Valet Pub., Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Side 2, Track #5 on The Fabulous Wailers At The Castle LP.

COMPOSER: Ike Turner

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
DISC NOTES:

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

MISC NOTES: Side 2, Track #4 on  The Fabulous Wailers At The Castle album

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

COMPOSER: B.  Davis

MISC NOTES: Three-album boxed set issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Sonics slamming onto the airwaves of the Pacific Northwest. The package included: "Exact replicas of the two classic albums  THE SONICS  made for Etiquette Records in 1965 with remastered mono sound and authentic tip-on sleeve and label art. Here Are The Sonics features, for the first time, the proper reproduction art of its cover image."

!!! Here Are The Sonics !!!
Side 1:
1.) The Witch (G. Roslie)
2.) Do You Love Me (B. Gordy)
3.) Roll Over Beethoven (C. Berry)
4.) Boss Hoss (G. Roslie)
5.) Dirty Robber (Morrill - Greek)
6.) Have Love Will Travel (R. Berry)

Side 2:
1.) Psycho (G. Roslie)
2.) Money (J. Bradford - B. Gordy)
3.) Walkin' The Dog (R. Thomas)
4.) Night Time Is The Right Time (Brown - Cadena - Herman)
5. ) Strychnine (G. Roslie)
6.) Good Golly Miss Molly (R. Blackwell -  J. Marascalco)

The Sonics Boom
Side 1
1.) Cinderella (G. Roslie)
2.) Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (G. Roslie)
3.) Skinny Minny
4.) Let The Goodtimes Roll (Leonard Lee)
5.) Don't You Just Know It (Smith - Vincent)
6.) Jenny Jenny (E. Johnson - R. Penniman)

Side 2
1.) He's Waitin' (G. Roslie)
2.) Louie Louie (B. Berry)
3.) Since I Fell For You (Buddy Johnson)
4.) Hitch Hike (Stevenson - Paul - Gove)
5.) It's Allright
6.) Shot Down (G. Roslie)

VOLUME THREE:*
"Ten track collection of vintage SONICS  rarities packaged in a period-style tip-on sleeve. Contains alternate versions, non-LP singles sides and live tracks, plus the band's contributions to the 1965 Etiquette album Merry Christmas"

Side 1
1.) The Witch [alternate take] (Gerald Roslie)
2.) Keep A Knockin' (Richard Penniman)
3.) The Hustler (Gerald Roslie)
4.) Psycho [Live] (Gerald Roslie)
5.) The Witch [Live] (Gerald Roslie]

Side 2
1.) Santa Claus (Gerald Roslie)
2.) It's Christmas aka On Broadway (Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller - Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil)
3.) Don't Believe In Christmas (Gerald Roslie)
4.) The Village Idiot aka Jingle Bells (James Pierpoint)
5.) The Witch [Switchblade Version] (Gerald Roslie)

*Disc has Audio Recording label, but Etiquette number: (LP - 2050 - 3)

OTHER PACKAGE ITEMS: 

36 PAGE BOOKLET:
Fully illustrated LP - sized booklet featuring a brand new 5,000 word oral history of THE SONICS, as told by all five original members and Etiquette founder Buck Ormsby

RARE & UNSEEN PHOTOS:
Over two dozen iconographic images drawn from the archives of photographer Jini Dellaccio, including many previously unpublished shots, along with further illustrations and memorabilia from the Etiquette era.

18" x 24" FULL COLOR POSTER & DOWNLOAD CARD

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

For additional album data see original Etiquette lp listings (ET #s 024 & 027) and Audio Recording lp listing (# ETIQUETTE LP - 2050 - 3) for Volume - 3.

MISC NOTES:

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

Side 1, track #5 on compilation album The Wailers & Co. (Etiquette Records  #022)

COMPOSER: Unknoqn
PUBLISHER: Unknown

 

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)

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

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^6223

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

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:
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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:

Side A
1. The Witch (G. Roslie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO7jw56csuo&list=PL7KAlPZuWndubOkrO-r_pSyjS6giKngNb
2. Do You Love Me (B. Gordy, Jr.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkCVMH_AaC4
3. Roll Over Beethoven (C. Berry)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqAksdvXs5
4. Boss Hoss (G. Roslie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_DIw00q01g&list=PL7KAlPZuWndubOkrO-r_pSyjS6giKngNb&index=4
5. Dirty Robber (Morrill - Greek)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY0t8R00j60
6. Have Love Will Travel (R. Berry)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f55BS0dV2As

Side B
1. Psycho (G. Roslie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsvtb8wjwYo
2. Money (J. Bradford - B. Gordy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNWQd0E1sGs
3. Walkin The Dog (R. Thomas)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZI1_ybdaWA
4. Night Time Is The Right Time (Brown - Cadena - Herman)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BhgOHGnKk4
5. Strychnine (G. Roslie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Nffq0bOgE
6. Good Golly Miss Molly (R. Blackwell - J. Marascalco)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BP6e4nxymY&list=PL7KAlPZuWndubOkrO-r_pSyjS6giKngNb&index=12

 

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Andy Parypa [bass]; Gerry Roslie [keyboard, vocals]; Bob Bennett [drums] Rob Lind [sax]; Larry Parypa [guitar]
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Issued in mono (LP - 024) and stereo (SLP- 024) formats.

Known Label Designs:
1.) 1st,  "original" design.  . Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.

2020. According to one internet source,  some original pressings were issued with either reversed labels or reversed A - B sub codes: ET - LP - 024 A on B side and ET - LP - 024 B on A side.

2.) 2nd design. . Purple label background.  White stylized e and ETTIQUETE  top center of label. Label address arced in white along bottom center of label. All other numerals and letting black.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
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B-SIDE MATRIX:
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2015. Etiquette/Light In The Attic Records issued a three-lp boxed  - THE SONICS 50 - set commemorating 50 years since the band hit the Northwest's radio airwaves. One of the boxed lps was/is "an exact replica" of the original album and jacket. However, dead wax data on the reproduction is as follows:

ETTIQUETTE LP - 024 - 2050 - 1 - A       S - 95549
ETTIQUETTE LP - 024 - 2050 - 1 - B       S - 95550

MISC NOTES: This is an alternate version of "The Witch" that is different than the original single (which also appeared on the Here Are The Sonics album).

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

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: This song is one of three by the Sonics that appeared on the Northwest Collection V. I album.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

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: Actual Serial Number = ETALB 1028. Cover design by Zane Baker. Cover photos by Jini Dellaccio.

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

SIDE 1
1.) "You Weren't Using Your Head (Wailers)
2.) "The Wailer" (Wailers)
3.) "Tomorrow's Another Day" (Wailers)
4.) "You Better Believe It" (Wailers)
5.) "Since You Been Gone" (Robin Roberts)
6.) "Be My Baby" (Gail Harris)

SIDE 2
1.) "The Witch" (Sonics)
2.) "Shot Down" (Sonics)
3.) "The Hustler" (Sonics)
4.) "I'm A Worker" (Galaxies)
5.) "She Said I Do" (Galaxies)
6.) "Don't Worry About Me Baby (I Feel Just Fine")" (Marilyn Lodge)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
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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:
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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: Six album boxed set. Reproductions of five Etiquette releases and one Sande label release. Individual record sleeves are made of lightweight white paper with all graphics, numerals and lettering in black. Box set had no Serial Numbers.

Etiquette Records
l. The Fabulous Wailers At The Castle (ET-AL-1)
2. Here Are The Sonics  (LP-024)
3. The Wailers Out Of Our Tree (ET-ALB-026)
4. The Sonics Boom (ET-ALB-027)
5. The Northwest Collection Vol. 1 (ET-ALB-1028) [various artists] -

Sande Records
6. Paul Revere And The Raiders   (Sande S-1001)

LOCATION:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: For complete song listings see original album postings.

 

MISC NOTES: Serial Number on label = ET-45-0290. Artist credit on labels = Rockin' Robin Roberts with the Fabulous Wailers.

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Rockin' Robin Roberts (vocals); The Wailers
RECORDING STUDIO:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
21A.) A - B retail disc.  First label design. Red label background. Black  logo, numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET 45 - 0290 - A   L 20562 (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax  Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA) ET 45 - 0290 - B  L20562 - X (etched wax); None (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA) None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Robin Roberts
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Actual Serial Number = ET45-0300. Band picture sleeve.

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Roger Rogers [guitar, lead vocals]; Daniel Davison [keyboards, synthesizer, bass, vocals]; Roger Baldwin [drums, percussion
RECORDING STUDIO: Ironwood Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Jay Follette

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

Known Label Designs:
1,) A - B promo disc.
1.) A - B retail disc. First  design.  Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. Seattle address.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.)
2.) ET 45 - 0230 - A     L 24720 (etched wax); None (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.)
2.) None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Roger Rogers
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub.(B.M.I.)

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2.) ET 45 - 0230 - B  L 24720 - X (etched wax) None (label)
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Roger Rogers
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (B.M.I.)

MISC NOTES:

All song lyrics on lp jacket back cover

Side 1
1. Is It Up To You Or Me (M. Rush - J. Dunlap)
2. Biggest Part Of Me (M. Rush - T. Tullock)
3. What The Hell (M. Rush - J. Dunlap)

Side 2
1. Give Me Your Love (M. Rush - J. Dunlap)
2. I'll See You Soon (M. Rush)
3. Slipaway (M. Rush - J. Dunlap)

LOCATION: Redmond, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: (On One Or More Tracks) Michael Rush [keyboards, lead vocals, background vocals]; Curtis Yunker [bass]; Bill Browning [drums]; Jamie Dunlap [guitar, background vocals]; Tyler Tullock [guitar]; Neil Rush [sax]; Jerry "Zu" [sax, background vocals]; Mark Caldeira [drums, background vocals]; Tim Scott, Paul Rielands, Jimmie Holden [background vocals]; Peter Barnes [Simmons drums];
RECORDING STUDIO: Triad Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Larz Nefzger, Tom Hall, Jay Follette, Vic Coupez
MIXING ENGINEER:  Larz Nefzger

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: ETEP - 0784 - A   L - 17984
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections Valet Publishing (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: ETEP - 0784 - B    L - 17984 - X
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections Valet Publishing (BMI)

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Two album jacket variations issued:
1.) Black with blue graphic accents.
2.) Black with orange graphic accents.

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MISC NOTES: Album title on jacket = KINETICS  The Continuing ADVENTURES  SNAKE DANCE

Side One
1. Snakedance (R. Rogers)
2. Shake (R. Rogers)
3. Cool Water (R. Rogers)
4. Curtis Walker (R. Rogers)
5. She Lost The Beat (R. Rogers - D. Davison)

Side Two
1. Big City Blues (R. Rogers)
2. Tired Of Waiting (R. Rogers)
3. Let Her Go (R. Rogers)
4. Hey La La Lee (R. Rogers)
5. Take A Train (R. Rogers

LOCATION: Seattle, WA / Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:  (On On Or More Tracks) Roger Rogers [guitar, percussion, lead vocals]; Daniel Davison [keyboards, percussion, background vocals]; Roger Baldwin [drums, percussion]; Denney Goodhew [sax]; Cami McManus, Tami Allen, Coy Owen, Valerie Rosa, Kathy Moore, Shelly, [background vocals
RECORDING STUDIO: Ironwood Studios / The Studio
RECORDING ENGINEER: Jay Follette / Coy Owen, Jay Follette

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

A-SIDE MATRIX: ETLP - 1186 - 1   RE - 1  CAL 140  L 25908
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections Valet Publishin (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:  ETLP - 1186 - 2  RE - 1  CAL 141  L 25908
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections Valet Publishing (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Subtitle on LP jacket = The Original Singles. Not all tracks, however, were issued as singles.

* Not Issued In 45 RPM Format

Side 1
1. You Weren't Using Your Head (R. Gardner) - The Wailers
2. The Wailer (R. Dangel) - The Wailers *
3. Tommorows Another Day (J. Ormsby - R. Dangel - K. Morrill) - The Wailers *
4. You Better Believe It (R. Dangel - K. Morrill - J. Ormsby) - The Wailers
5. Since You've Been Gone (R. Roberts) - Rockin' Robin Roberts*
6. Be My Baby (K. Morrill) - Gail Harris

Side 2
1. The Witch (G. Roslie) - The Sonics
2. Shot Down (G. Roslie) - The Sonics
3. The Hustler (G. Roslie) - The Sonics
4. I'm A Worker (B. Lowry) - The Galaxies
5. She Said I Do (M. Eubanks) - The Galaxies
6. Don't Worry About Me Baby (I Feel Just Fine) (J. Ormsby) - Marilyn Lodge

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: ET - 1028 - A    ETLP 1187 - A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^9216
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections Valet Publishing (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: ET - 1028 - B    ETLP 1187 - B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ^9216 - X
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections Valet Publishing (BMI)

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Side 1
1. Blame It On Rock N' Roll (Mark Shaffer)
2. We Got The Fire (Mark Shaffer)
3. Little Rock N' Roller (Mark Shaffer)

Side 2
1. American Boy (Mark Shaffer)
2. Roseanne (Mark Shaffer)

LOCATION: Redmond, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Mark Shaffer [guitar, vocals]; Bob Swanson [bass]; Eddy Young [drums]. With: Ron Ussery [tenor sax]; Kim Nicklaus [keys]; Mike Rogers [synthesizer].
RECORDING STUDIO: Triad Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Jay Follette. Mix engineer: Larz Nefzger

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

A-SIDE MATRIX: ETEP - 5084 - A    L - 17983
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections Valet Publishing (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: ETEP - 5084 - B    L - 17983 - X
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: All selections Valet Publishing (BMI)

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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
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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

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