Imperial [CA]

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA.
OWNER(s): Lew Chudd
TIMESPAN: 1940s...
MISC NOTES: Although Imperial had a long history of its own stretching back into the 1940s and '50s, by the early 1960s it had been purchased by and become a subsidiary of Liberty Records Los Angeles, CA.

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Bootleg reproduction of Aladdin 45-3453

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Shades
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Commador Music Corp.

B-SIDE COMPOSER: Shades
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Commador Music Corp.

MISC NOTES:

Recorded 1955.02.09

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7" / 10"
SPEED: 45rpm / 78rpm
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MISC NOTES:Recorded 1955.02.09

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7" / 10"
SPEED: 45rpm / 78 rpm*
DISC NOTES:* Disc # as printed on label: X5359

A-SIDE MATRIX: IM - 884
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45- IM - 884      5359  (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: W. Gold - E. Roy
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Commodore Music Corp.

B-SIDE MATRIX: IM - 885
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: IM - 885    5359 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: W. Gold - E. Roy
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Commodore Music Corp.

MISC NOTES:

Recorded 1955.02.09

LOCATION: LA
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FORMAT:  disc
SIZE: 7" / 10"
SPEED: 45rpm / 78rpm
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Vocal / Vocal

A-SIDE MATRIX: IM - 930
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45 - IM - 930     5370 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: W. Gold & E. Ray
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Commodore Music Corp.

B-SIDE MATRIX: IM - 931
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:45 - IM - 931    5370 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gold, Ray & Evans
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Commodore Music Corp.

MISC NOTES: Recorded 1956.01.06

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7" / 10"
SPEED: 45rpm / 78rpm
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: R.H. Seymour
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: W. Gold & E. Ray
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Recorded 1956.01.06

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
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FORMAT:  disc
SIZE: 7" / 10" *
SPEED: 45 rpm / 78 rpm
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Disc # as printed on label: X5397

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B retail label. Maroon background. Silver  numerals and lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) IM - 999
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) 45 - IM - 999 - 1    5397 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: W. Gold & E. Ray
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Commodore Music Corp. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) IM - 1000
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) 45 - IM - 1000 - 1    5397  (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: W. Gold & E. Ray
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Commodore Music Corp. (BMI)

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: LP - 9262.

Side One
1. Tall Cool One (Dangel - Greek)
2. Seattle (Dangel)
3. Hokey
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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Promo. White label. Black numerals and lettering including  AUDITION RECORD vertically left of spindle hole.
2.) Retail. Black label. White numerals and lettering.

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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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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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[caption id="attachment_45656" align="alignleft" width="576"] Cash Box magazine, June 27, 1964.[/caption]

MISC NOTES: Novelty tunes with Wilson doing voice impression of the actor Walter Brennan from the 1960s television show The Real McCoys.

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SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Artist name on label = DON LEE WILSON

Known Label Designs:
1.) A - B promo label. White background. Black numerals and lettering. audition record

2.) A - B retail label. Black background. Purple and white logo accents. *

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) IM 5914
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A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) IM .. 5914 .. 1 (stamped)
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A-SIDE COMPOSER:Charles
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Progressive Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1.) IM 5915
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B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) IM .. 5915 .. 1 (stamped)
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B-SIDE COMPOSER:Wilson - Bogle - Edwards - Wagner
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Dobo Music Pub. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Both of these recordings were remakes. "Mashi" was a redo of Etiquette #2 while "On The Rocks" was a re-cut of "Tall Cool One" using most of the tune's original name. Imperial also issued an album titled Tall Cool One [Imperial LP - 9262]. The album featured a mish-mash of previously recorded / released tracks.

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RECORDING ENGINEER: Pat O'Day (producer)

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Known Label Designs:
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.

  • In Canada both songs also issued on Imperial (IM 66045), Label design was/is "old" U.S. with maroon background with IMPERIAL logo centered above spindle hole. Logo, numerals and lettering,

A-SIDE MATRIX: IM - 5840
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45IM - 5940 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: The Wailers
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:  IM - 5942
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45IM - 5942 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Ormsby - K. Morrill - M. Burk
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

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LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Nancy Claire (vocals);
RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Productions
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson (engineer); Pat O' Day (producer)

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Known Label Variations:
1.) Promotional A -B disc. White label background with black lettering. AUDITION RECORD spelled vertically to right of Imperial logo on left of spindle hole.
2.) Retail A - B disc. Black label background  with white and purple accents to left of spindle hole.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
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2.) IM - 5979
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2.) IM - 5979 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Curtis Williams
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Dootsie Williams Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
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2.) IM- 5980
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2.) IM - 5980 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Doris Woods - Donald Woods
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax Music Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Christensen was associated with Dolton Records during their Los Angeles years. Liberty owned Dolton Records. Liberty also owned Imperial Records.

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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SIZE: 7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Artist name appears as Don Lee Wilson

Known Label Designs: 
1.) A - B promo label. White label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.
AUDITION RECORD vertical to left of spindle hole.

2.) A - B retail label. Black background. White IR IMPERIAL  logo left center of spindle hole. White space above. Pink space below. Silver numerals and lettering except "A subsidiary of Liberty Records........." in white arced along lower edge of label.

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Jeff Barry - Ben Raleigh
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Don Wilson
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MISC NOTES: Artist credit on label: DON LEE WILSON

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE:7"
SPEED:45 rpm
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Known Label Designs:
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A - B promo label. White background. White IR logo left center of spindle hole. Black numerals and lettering. AUDITION RECORD  spelled out vertically left of spindle hole.
2.) A - B retail label. Black  background. Purple and white logo accents.  Silver numerals/lettering.

A-SIDE MATRIX: IM - 5992
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1.) IM 5992 (etched)
2.) 45 - IM - 5992 (etched)            ^54115 - X
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Don Wilson
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Dobo Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:  IM - 6044
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: IM 6044 (etched)      ^55843
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Leonard Lee
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Travis Music Co. / Big Bopper Music Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

Although these titles appear in the Imperial catalog, the late Ellen Ogilvy, mother of Jimmy "Hanna" Ogilvy - and one of the founders/owners of Seattle's Seafair-Bolo Records on which these tunes first separately appeared - "Busybody" [B - 747] & "Moonlight In Vermont [B - 737] -  always insisted that Imperial never pressed or released this disc.

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