"Werewolf" / "No Werewolf"

SERIAL#: 16
DATE: 1960-03

MISC NOTES:

2/60: "Werewolf" charted on Billboard's Top 100

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"Werewolf" / "No Werewolf" composers Terry Wadsworth and Gary Hodge were young Seattle songwriters/recording artists.

Wadsworth released a single on Seattle's Topaz (#1302) Records.

Hodge released two singles. One, (Dolton #7), under his real name and a second (Dolton #17) under the stage/recording name Jeff Tabor.

The "Werewolf" opening monologue recitation was by Dolton owner/ producer Bob Reisdorff. Wolf growls were provided by recording engineer Kearney Barton. The concluding wolf howl was by Bonnie Guitar.

"Werewolf" b/w "Checkerboard" (Dolton 13) was issued to coincide with Halloween in 1959. At that time the payola  "pay to play" scandal was sweeping rock n' roll radio."Werewolf" with all of its sound effects was considered too controversial to receive airplay.

In an attempt to save the instrumental tune itself  this  disc featuring "Werewolf" and "No Werewolf" (no sound effects) was issued. It proved, however, to be too little, too late for what is truly a haunting original NW instrumental.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Known Label Designs:
1PA.) A - B promo disc. lst three fish logo centered over spindle hole. White label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE upper right of spindle hole between fish #2 and fish #3, Disc # right center of spindle hole. 622 Union St. Seattle 1, Washington U.S. A.

1RA,) A - B retail disc. lst three fish logo centered over spindle hole. Light blue label background. Darker blue logo, numerals and lettering. Disc # right center of spindle hole. 622 Union St. Seattle 1, Washington U.S.A.

"Werewolf" album reissues:
1.) [196?] Side One, Track #4 on compilation lp The Original Great Northwest Hits - Volume 1 (Jerden JRL - 7001 / JRL - 7001 - S)

2.) 1976. Side One, Track #2 on compilation lp The History Of Northwest Rock Volume I (The Great Northwest Music Co., GNW 4003)

3.) 2004. Track #5 on cd album The Complete Frantics On Dolton (Collector's Choice Music CCM - 463 - 2)

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

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

Instrumental / Instrumental

B side:  Same melody as A without opening monologue, growls or concluding wolf howl.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45  - DO - 624 (etched wax); DO - 624 (label)
1RA.) 45  DO - 624 (etched wax); DO - 624 (label)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.)  ^33781 (November/December, 1959
1RA.) ^33781 (November/December, 1959)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Wadsworth - Hodge
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) 45 DO - 630 (etched wax); DO - 630 (label)
1RA) 45 DO - 630 (etched wax); DO - 630 (label)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ^34166 (December, 1959/January, 1960)
1RA.) ^34166 (December, 1959/January, 1960)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Wadsworth - Hodge
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Cornerstone (BMI)