Smash Records (4)

Smash Records (4)

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Created by Mercury Records in 1961 to release material outside its focus at the time on pop and orchestral music. Shelby S Singleton Jr. was put in charge of the label. After Philips bought Mercury and established Fontana as a subsidiary for international music, Smash became a de facto country label with some rock, R&B and pop mixed in.

Notable artists include Bruce Channel, Dickey Lee, The Walker Brothers, The Angels, Bill Justis, The Left Banke, The Swingin' Medallions, Jimmy Castor, Jay And The Techniques, the Sir Douglas Quintet and James Brown (briefly, during a contract dispute with King Records (3) in 1962-64).

The label lasted until 1970 when Roger Miller and Jerry Lee Lewis, by then a country artist, were moved to parent label Mercury. Singleton left Mercury in 1967 and bought Sun Records from Sam Phillips two years later.

It was revived three times since then (in 1979 as a reissue label, in 1985 as a country label and in 1989 for PolyGram's late 1980s Timepieces reissue 45 series for singles originally on Smash's All Time Hits reissue series, using a reproduction of that label [later copies were issued on Mercury]), each occasion short-lived.

In 1991, PolyGram decided to reactivate Smash Records one more time under the PolyGram Label Group -- this time, as a Dance and Club music imprint with a completely new logo, effectively putting an end to the previous era and changing the label's direction completely. In 1992, Smash was signed over to Island Records (an autonomous PolyGram subsidiary) as their second Dance imprint alongside Great Jones.

The label had finally ceased operation permanently in 1996.

Please Note: For the post-1991 Smash releases, please go to Smash Records.

For Bootlegs and unofficial releases please use Smash (11)
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1414 Ivory Joe Hunter I Almost Lost My Mind '61/Since I Met You Baby '61(7") Smash Records (4) 1414 1961 Sell This Version
2004 Larry Barnes Rags Is Rags(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 2004 US Unknown Sell This Version
2092 The Crystal Ball Trans-Love Airways (Fat Angel)(7", Single) Smash Records (4) 2092 US 1967 Sell This Version
2098 The Satisfactions (3) Take It Or Leave It(7") Smash Records (4) 2098 US 1967 Sell This Version
2177 Pic & Bill* Moments Like These / Love Is A Many Splendored Thing(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 2177 US Unknown Sell This Version
2198 The Left Banke Goodbye Holly/Sing Little Bird Sing(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4) 2198 North America (inc Mexico) 1968 Sell This Version
2-2018 Bobby Byrd Oh, What A Night / Lost In The Mood Of Changes(7") Smash Records (4) 2-2018 US Unknown Sell This Version
40857 Norman West If Words Could Say / What Kind Of Spell(7", Single) Smash Records (4) 40857 Venezuela 1967 Sell This Version
5-2209 The Left Banke Bryant Hotel b/w Give The Man A Hand(7", Single, Mono) Smash Records (4) 5-2209 US 1969 Sell This Version
127 376 MCF Jerry Lee Lewis What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)(7", Single) Smash Records (4) 127 376 MCF Spain 1968 Sell This Version
127421 MCF Sir Douglas Quintet Mendocino(7", Single) Smash Records (4) 127421 MCF Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
148 507 STF Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens - High School Confidental / Lewis' Boogie(7", Single) Star-Club Records 148 507 STF Germany 1965 Sell This Version
320 196 BF Roger Miller One Dyin' And A Buryin' / It Happened Just That Way(7") Smash Records (4) 320 196 BF Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
512 153-4 Ketama (2) Kalikeño(Cass, Album) Smash Records (4) 512 153-4 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
810 325-7 The Angels (3) My Boyfriend's Back 810 325-7 Unknown Sell This Version
826 251-1 Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(LP, Album, RE, 10-) Smash Records (4) 826 251-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
826 251-2 Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(CD, Album, RE, 10-) Smash Records (4) 826 251-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
826 261-2 Roger Miller Golden Hits (Comp) 826 261-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
838 091-4 Jupiter (38), Mazo Jupiter (38), Mazo - ¡¡¡ Con Toda La Fuerza !!!(Cass, Comp) Smash Records (4) 838 091-4 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
872 840-7 Jay And The Techniques* Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie / Keep The Ball Rollin'(7", Single, RE) Smash Records (4) 872 840-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
872 858-7 Roger Miller Chug-A-Lug / Dang Me(7", Single, RE) Smash Records (4) 872 858-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
874 022-7 The Left Banke Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina(7") Smash Records (4) 874 022-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
6460 009 Roger Miller A Tender Look At Love(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6460 009 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
826 -251-4 Q-1 Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(Cass, Album) Smash Records (4) 826 -251-4 Q-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
826 261-4 M-1 Roger Miller Golden Hits(Cass, Comp, RE, Dol) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) 826 261-4 M-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
830 024-4 M1 Frank Yankovic 70 Years Of Hits(Cass, Album, Comp) Smash Records (4) 830 024-4 M1 US 1985 Sell This Version
884-855-7-DJ Frank Yankovic Who Stole The Keeshka(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) 884-855-7-DJ US 1984 Sell This Version
884 991-7 DJ Georgia Brown George Jones On The Jukebox(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 884 991-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 089-7 DJ William Burton Gaar I'm Gonna Rise Up Through These Ashes(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 888 089-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 196-7 DJ Frank Yankovic Old Fashioned Christmas Polka(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 888 196-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 226-7 DJ Chas & Dave* Ain't No Pleasing You(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 888 226-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 463-7 DJ Bonnie Gallie You Make It Hard To Say No(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 888 463-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 463-7 DJ Bonnie Gallie You Make It Hard To Say No(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 888 463-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
422 826 251-1 Q-1 Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(LP, Comp, RE) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) 422 826 251-1 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
422-830-528-1 M 1 Jerry Lee Lewis The Greatest Live Show On Earth(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Smash Records (4) 422-830-528-1 M 1 US 1980 Sell This Version
422-830 898-1 Q-1 Bill Justis Raunchy(LP, Comp) Smash Records (4) 422-830 898-1 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
422-830 898-4 Q-1 Bill Justis Raunchy(Cass, Comp) Smash Records (4) 422-830 898-4 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
422 832 854-1 Q-1 Frank Yankovic Live In Nashville(LP, Promo) Mercury, Smash Records (4) 422 832 854-1 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
AD 5808 Frank Hamilton (7) With The Juke Box Brothers Frank Hamilton (7) With The Juke Box Brothers - Poor Little Fool / Gingerbread(7", Single) Smash Records (4) AD 5808 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
AMT 1211 The Angels (3) My Boyfriend's Back (Single) AMT 1211 UK 1963 Sell This Version
DJS-1 Don Helms / Nana Mouskouri Don Helms / Nana Mouskouri - Progress Through Exposure: Radio Spot Announcements(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-1 US 1962 Sell This Version
DJS-2 The Angels (3) Thank You And Goodnight(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-2 US 1963 Sell This Version
DJS-3 James Brown And His Orchestra* Caldonia(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-3 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-5 James Brown And His Orchestra* Out Of Sight(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-5 US 1964 Sell This Version
DJS-9 Bobby Byrd Oh, What A Night(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-9 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-10 The Walker Bros.* The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-10 US 1966 Sell This Version
DJS-11 Swingin' Medallions Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-11 US 1966 Sell This Version
DJS-14 Jay And The Techniques* Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-14 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-16 Jerry Lee Lewis What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-16 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJS-19 Jay & The Techniques Hey Diddle Diddle / If I Should Lose You(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4) DJS-19 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJS-22 Norro Wilson Only You(7", Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4), Mercury Records DJS-22 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJS-24 The Tempests (3) Out Of My Life(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4) DJS-24 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJS-28 Jerry Lee Lewis Open End Interview(7", Promo) Smash Records (4), Mercury DJS-28 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-29 Sir Douglas Quintet It Didn't Even Bring Me Down(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-29 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-30 Shirley Wahls Half A Man(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-30 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-32 Roger Miller Me And Bobby McGee(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-32 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-35 Sir Douglas Quintet Dynamite Woman(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-35 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-36 Jay And The Techniques* Dancin' Mood(7", Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) DJS-36 US 1967 Sell This Version
DJS-39 Sir Douglas Quintet At the Crossroads(7", Single, Mono) Smash Records (4) DJS-39 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-40 Cross Fire (2) Hi-Yo Silver(7", Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) DJS-40 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-41 Sugar Shack (4) I Want Candy(7", Promo) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) DJS-41 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-41 Sugar Shack (4) / Sugar Shop Sugar Shack (4) / Sugar Shop - I Want Candy(7", Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) DJS-41 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-42 Jerry Lee Lewis Once More With Feeling(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-42 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-48 Price Exchange Deception(7", Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4) DJS-48 US 1969 Sell This Version
H.P. 22 Jay And The Techniques* Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie / Loving For Money (Ain't Good For Nobody)(Flexi, 4") Hip-Pocket Records, Philco-Ford Corporation H.P. 22 US 1968 Sell This Version
KIRI 021 The Left Banke And Suddenly It's...(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 021 UK 1983 Sell This Version
LP 5375 The Left Banke Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina(LP, Album, RE) Sundazed Music, Universal Music Special Markets, Smash Records (4) LP 5375 US 2011 Sell This Version
MGS 27000 Joe Dowell Wooden Heart (LP, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27000 US 1961 Sell This Version
MGS 27001 Don Helms Steel Guitar Sounds Of Hank Williams(LP) Smash Records (4) MGS 27001 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS-27002 Charles Trent The Sound Of A Bluegrass Banjo(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) MGS-27002 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27004 Jerry Kennedy Dancing Guitars Rock Elvis' Hits(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) MGS 27004 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27007 Si Zentner His Trombone And Orchestra* Presenting Si Zentner (Album) MGS 27007 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
MGS 27008 Bruce Channel Hey! Baby MGS 27008 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS-27009 The Tennessee Twisters With The Merry Melody Singers Twist Country Hits(LP, Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS-27009 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27011 Joe Dowell Sings The German American Hits (Album) MGS 27011 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27014 Cecil Brower & His Square Dance Fiddlers America's Favorite Square Dances (With Calls)(LP, Album) Smash Records (4) MGS 27014 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27015 Cecil Brower & His Square Dance Fiddlers America's Favorite Square Dances (Without Calls)(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27015 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27018 Various Smash Hits(LP, Mono, Comp) Smash Records (4) MGS 27018 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27019 Don Helms, The Stephen Scott Singers Don Helms, The Stephen Scott Singers - Don Helms' Steel Guitar Plays All Time Favorites Of The Country Stars(LP, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27019 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27020 Dickey Lee The Tale Of Patches MGS 27020 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS-27021 Bill Justis Alley Cat / Green Onions: Bill Justis Plays 12 Big Instrumental Hits (Album) MGS-27021 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27023 George Wein's Newport Jazz Festival Allstars* Midnight Concert In Paris(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27023 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGS - 27024 Jerry Kennedy Guitars & Strings Play The Golden Standards(LP, Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) MGS - 27024 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGS 27025 Mother Maybelle Carter* With The Stephen Scott Singers Mother Maybelle Carter* With The Stephen Scott Singers - Mother Maybelle Carter And Her Autoharp(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27025 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGS 27026 Tubby Hayes And The All Stars Tubby's Back In Town!(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27026 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGS-27030 Bill Justis Telstar / The Lonely Bull(LP, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS-27030 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGS 27031 Bill Justis Bill Justis Plays 12 Instrumental Smash Hits(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27031 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGS-27034 Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Ambassadors Curtis Fuller And The Jazz Ambassadors - Jazz Conference Abroad(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS-27034 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27036 (C) Bill Justis Plays 12 Top Tunes(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27036 (C) Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27039 The Angels (3) My Boyfriend's Back (Album) MGS 27039 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGS 27039 (C) The Angels (3) My Boyfriend's Back(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury MGS 27039 (C) Canada 1963 Sell This Version
MGS 27040 Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis (Album) MGS 27040 US 1964 Sell This Version
MGS 27041 Mother Maybelle Carter* Pickin' And Singin'(LP, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27041 US 1964 Sell This Version
MGS 27043 Bill Justis 12 Other Instrumental Hits(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27043 US 1964 Sell This Version
MGS 27043(C) Bill Justis 12 Other Instrumental Hits(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27043(C) Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MGS-27044 The Caravelles You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry (Album) MGS-27044 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGS 27045 The Second City Report* The Cosa Nostra Story(LP, Promo, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27045 Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27046 Mudcat Thomas* Backwoods Blues(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27046 US 1964 Sell This Version
MGS-27047 Bill Justis Dixieland Folkstyle(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS-27047 US 1964 Sell This Version
MGS 27049 Roger Miller Roger And Out (Album) MGS 27049 US 1964 Sell This Version