– Choice update (LP scans, etc.)

In the last few days I’ve added new images to the Choice discography: a few 45’s (22, 26, 31, 53) and LP’s (101, 506, 507, 508, 512, 514, 516). With the LP scans came the song listings and other details. Most interesting detail is the mention of Tru-Sound on the labels of Choice LP 514 (Savettes). It says “TRU-60014”, most likey referring to Tru-Sound LP 60014. Tru-Sound only released albums until #60007 (60007 was actually released by Prestige, the parent label of Tru-Sound). This Savettes albums was probably intended for release on Tru-Sound when the label was still active, and one may assume that numbers 60008 – 60013 were granted as well. Maybe one day I’ll find out more about it. As far as I know, on the labels of other Choice LP’s there’s no mention of Tru-Sound.

Also added, a few days ago, are scans for the Meteor label discography (two gospel issues).


– More scans

In the last few days I added 60+ scans to the website. Some came from Per Notini, some more from the internet. Most scans were new, some replaced previous scans (because they were better looking) and there were a few previous unknown releases as well. Probably the most interesting of these was an EP on Friendly by the Gospel Lights (better known as the Gospel Light Singers). Remarkable was a different release of Ark 148; shown already was a version credited to Charlie Baker and the Six Gospel Stars, but on the internet appeared a version credited to Charlie Baker and the Five Singing Stars.

Here’s a full list of what’s new:

Ark (138, 145, 146, 148, 164, 165/66, 184)

Avant (053, 094, 101)

Chance (5005)

Choice (18)

Deluxe (1157)

Fine (176)

Friendly (EP 1192)

Golgotha (109, 144, 170, 177)

Gotham (633, 650, 730)

GRC (515)

Hosanna (1004, 1013, 1519, 1529, 8020, 9009)

King Solomon (1006, 1016)

Manor (1094, 1102)


And a couple of weeks ago, I added scans for the Lloyds, Manor and Message discographies, as part of the ongoing move of images from my old website to this new one. Forgot to mention it in a post earlier.

– Planet update

It appeared I had an error in my Planet discography; there were actually two Planet labels listed – one from St. Louis and one from (prob.) Chicago. It has been corrected today. The St. Louis issue (Rev. W.B. Rouse) has been deleted and the notes have been updated.

– Tru-Sound discography

Yesterday and today, I’ve worked on a Tru-Sound/Prestige discography. I still have to add a couple of images, and will do that soon. Tru-Sound was a subsidiary label of Prestige, in operation between 1961 and 1963. As for gospel, nine 45’s and seven LP’s were released, the last LP as a Prestige issue (in 1964). Apart from that there were several secular releases by artists such as King Curtis, Rhoda Scott, Ernestine Allen, Eddie “Blues Man” Kirkland, etc. This short-lived Prestige offshoot remained a little obscure, which is especially the case for the gospel releases. Most or all recordings were made by Ozzie Cadena (producer) and the world famous Rudy Van Gelder (engineer).