"Come Softly To Me" / "I Care So Much"

SERIAL#: 1
DATE: 1959-02

MISC NOTES: The labels on this disc credit the record company as Dolphin Records. Shortly after the record was originally issued, a different Dolphin label -- owned by Doubleday Books -- stepped up and demanded that the Seattle-based Dolphin cease and desist from using that name. It was quickly transformed to Dolton Records which went on to a multi-year run of remarkable commercial successes. So that this one Dolphin label single doesn't sit in isolation here, we have opted to list it instead with the rest of the whole Dolton labelography.

LOCATION: Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Fleetwoods (vocals); Gary Troxell (key-ring percussion); Bonnie Guitar (gut-string guitar).
RECORDING STUDIO: Joe Boles Custom Recorders
RECORDING ENGINEER: Joe Boles

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

Known Label Designs:
1PA.) A - B promotional disc. 1st three fish logo centered above spindle hole. While label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE below lowest fish nose upper right of spindle hole. Liberty Records distribution information (four lines) lower right of spindle hole.

NOTE: It appears that prior to a national distribution agreement  with California's Liberty Records there were no "white" promo labels for "Come Softly To Me."  Pre - Liberty promo discs were apparently blue, retail labels with the word/words PLUG/ PLUG SIDE rubber stamped on them by hand,

1RA.) A  - B retail disc. 1st three fish logo design centered above spindle hole. Light blue label background. Darker blue logo, numerals and lettering. Disc # center right of spindle hole:No.1.No distribution information. Company address 708 - 6th Avenue No. Seattle 9, Washington center arced along bottom edge of label.

1RB.) A - B retail disc. As 1RA above but with addition of Distributed By Liberty Record Sales Corp. Hollywood, Calif.  on four lines under disc number center  right of spindle hole: No. 1. Address 708 - 6th Avenue No. Seattle 9, Washington center arced along bottom edge of label.

1RC.) A - B retail disc. 1st three fish logo design centered above spindle hole. Light blue label background. Darker blue logo, numerals and lettering. Disc # center right of spindle hole: No. 1. No distribution information. 708 -6th Avenue, etc. Seattle address.  Vocal With Orchestra / Vocal With Orchestra

1RD.) A - B retail disc. As 1RC above, but with addition  of Dist. by Liberty Records Sales Corp. (written in three lines) Hollywood, Calif. upper right of spindle hole.

1RE.) A - B retail disc. As 1RD above but with Dist. by Liberty Records Sales Corp. (written in five lines) upper right of spindle hole.

[HEAR IT HERE] "Come Softly........"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4nEZZRzm8I

[HEAR IT HERE] "I Care...."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yVy5rCWldQ

"Come Softly To Me" 45 rpm reissues:
1.) Collectables COL-6013A (2002)

A-SIDE matrix:
1PA.) 45 - 1A (etched wax); Not listed (label)
1RA.) 45 -1A  (etched wax); None (label)
1RB.) 45 - 1A (etched wax); DO - 45 - 501(label)
1RC.) DO - 45 - 500 (;ippoetched wax); DO - 45 - 500 (label)
1RD.) DO - 45 - 500    45 - DO - 500 - 1B (etched wax); DO - 45 - 500 (label)
1RE.) DO .. 45 .. 500 (stamped wax); 45 - DO - 500 (etched  wax); DO - 45 - 500 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^26904 (January, 1959)
1RA.) ^26904 (January, 1959)
1RB.) ^26904 (January, 1959)
1RC.) None
1RD.) None
1RE.) None
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Troxel, Christopher, Ellis ( Arranged by Bonnie Guitar)
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone (Copyrighted)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 - 1B (etched wax); None (label)
1RA.) 45 - 1B
45 - 1B (etched wax); None (label)
1RC.) DO - 45 - 501 (etched wax); DO - 45 - 501 (label)
1RD.) DO - 45 - 501        45 - DO - 501 - 1B (etched wax); DO - 45 - 501 (label)
1RE.) DO - 45 - 501 (etched wax); DO - 45 - 501 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^26905 (January, 1959)
1RA.) ^26905 (January, 1959)
1RB.) ^26905 (January 1959)
1RC.) None
1RD.) None
1RE.) None
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Troxel, Christopher, Ellis ( Arranged by Bonnie Guitar)
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone (Copyrighted)