Don Schroeder

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Gerald Don Schroeder
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Don Schroeder (born December 29, 1940, Pensacola, Florida, USA), known professionally as Papa Don Schroeder, is an American radio station owner and former record producer, radio personality, and singer-songwriter, who was responsible for producing hit singles in the 1960s and 1970s by James & Bobby Purify, Carl Carlton, and others. He was the first white artist that recorded for Chicago's Vee Jay Records in 1959.
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Singles & EPs

D-3087X Don Schroeder Melanie(7", Single) Delta (8) D-3087X Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Don Schroeder - Peggy Sue album art Don Schroeder With The Milestone Singers Don Schroeder With The Milestone Singers - Peggy Sue (Single) Philips US 1962 Sell This Version
40004 Don Schroeder - Quicksand album art Don Schroeder With The Merry Melody Singers Don Schroeder With The Merry Melody Singers - Quicksand(7", Promo) Philips 40004 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-2509 Don Schroeder - Papa, I'm Sorry / Big And Lonely World album art Don Schroeder Papa, I'm Sorry / Big And Lonely World(7", Single, Promo) Sound Stage 7 45-2509 US 1963 Sell This Version
1007 Don Schroeder - I'm Hurtin' / Sweet Violets album art Don Schroeder I'm Hurtin' / Sweet Violets(7") R And H Records 1007 US 1965 Sell This Version
Don Schroeder - Counter Melody / Souled Out album art Papa Don Association* Counter Melody / Souled Out (Single) Amy US 1968 Sell This Version

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Papa Don Discography
Writing & Arrangement Find Another Way (as D. Schroeder) Hollywood Argyles, The* - (My Real Boss) Bossy-Nover (7", Single, Promo) Felsted 1963 Those Wonderful Years Webb Pierce - If The Back Door Could Talk / Those Wonderful Years (7", Single) Decca (2) 1963 Bye Bye, Little Girl Perry Como - Meet Me At The Altar / Bye Bye, Little Girl (7", Single) RCA Victor 1965 You Can't Keep A Good Man Down (as Schroeder) James & Bobby Purify* - Wish You Didn't Have To Go / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down (7") Bell Records 1967 Goodness Gracious (as Schroeder) Bobby & James Purify - Shake A Tail Feather / Goodness Gracious (7") Bell Records 1967 Everybody Needs Somebody (as Schroeder) James & Bobby Purify* - Do Unto Me / Everybody Needs Somebody (7", Single) Stateside 1968 We're Finally Gonna Make It James & Bobby Purify* - Untie Me / We're Finally Gonna Make It (7", Single) Bell Records 1968
Papa Don Discography
Just Like Old Times Charlie Rich - Set Me Free/The Fabulous Charlie Rich (The Epic Recordings) (CD, Comp, RM, RE) Edsel Records 2005 Drum Boogie Cornet Chop Suey - Drum Boogie (CD, Album) Not On Label (Cornet Chop Suey Self-release) Unknown
Production (My Real Boss) Bossy-Nover (7", Single, Promo) Felsted 1963 I'm Your Puppet / So Many Reasons ◄ (5 versions) Bell Records 1966
I'm Your Puppet (7", Single, RE)
Bell Records
1966
I'm Your Puppet (7", Single, Mono)
Stateside
1966
I'm Your Puppet / So Many Reasons (7", Single)
Bell Records
1966
I'm Your Puppet / Everybody Needs Somebody (7", Single)
Sphere Sound Records
Unknown
I'm Your Puppet / So Many Reasons (7", Single)
EMI Columbia
Unknown
Fannie Mae / Badmouthin' (7") Amy 1966
Papa Don Discography
James And Bobby Purify Stateside 1967
James And Bobby Purify (LP, Album)
Stateside
1967
For Your Precious Love ◄ (2 versions) Bell Records 1967
For Your Precious Love (LP, Album)
Bell Records
1967
For Your Precious Love (LP, Album)
Stateside
1967
Shame On Me / Candy ◄ (2 versions) Wand 1967
Shame On Me / Candy (7")
Wand
1967
Shame On Me / Candy (7")
Wand
1967
Let Love Come Between Us ◄ (2 versions) Stateside 1967
Let Love Come Between Us (7", Single)
Stateside
1967
Let Love Come Between Us (7")
Bell Records
1967
Let Love Come Between Us / Shake A Tail Feather (7") Bell Records 1967
Papa Don Discography
I Take What I Want / Sixteen Tons (7", Single, Promo) Bell Records 1967 Moses* & Joshua Dillard - My Elusive Dreams / What's Better Than Love (7", Single) Stateside 1967 Do Unto Me / Everybody Needs Somebody (7", Single) Stateside 1968 The Pure Sound Of The Purifys - James & Bobby (LP) Bell Records (3) 1968 Help Yourself (To All Of My Lovin) / Last Piece Of Love (7", Single) Bell Records 1968 Down In Texas (7", Single) Bell Records 1969 Moses* & Joshua Dillard - My Elusive Dreams / Get Out Of My Heart (7", Single) Mojo 1972 Everlasting Love / I Wanna Be Your Main Squeeze ◄ (3 versions) Back Beat (2) 1973
Everlasting Love (7")
ABC Records
1973
Everlasting Love / I Wanna Be Your Main Squeeze (7")
Back Beat (2)
1973
Papa Don Discography
Everlasting Love (7")
MCA Records
1974
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Writing & Arrangement Find Another Way (as D. Schroeder) Hollywood Argyles, The* - (My Real Boss) Bossy-Nover (7", Single, Promo) Felsted 1963 Those Wonderful Years Webb Pierce - If The Back Door Could Talk / Those Wonderful Years (7", Single) Decca (2) 1963 Bye Bye, Little Girl Perry Como - Meet Me At The Altar / Bye Bye, Little Girl (7", Single) RCA Victor 1965 You Can't Keep A Good Man Down (as Schroeder) James & Bobby Purify* - Wish You Didn't Have To Go / You Can't Keep A Good Man Down (7") Bell Records 1967 Goodness Gracious (as Schroeder) Bobby & James Purify - Shake A Tail Feather / Goodness Gracious (7") Bell Records 1967 Everybody Needs Somebody (as Schroeder) James & Bobby Purify* - Do Unto Me / Everybody Needs Somebody (7", Single) Stateside 1968 We're Finally Gonna Make It James & Bobby Purify* - Untie Me / We're Finally Bell Records 1968
Papa Don Discography
Gonna Make It (7", Single) Just Like Old Times Charlie Rich - Set Me Free/The Fabulous Charlie Rich (The Epic Recordings) (CD, Comp, RM, RE) Edsel Records 2005 Drum Boogie Cornet Chop Suey - Drum Boogie (CD, Album) Not On Label (Cornet Chop Suey Self-release) Unknown
Production Hollywood Argyles, The* - (My Real Boss) Bossy-Nover (7", Single, Promo) Felsted 1963 James & Bobby Purify* - I'm Your Puppet / So Many Reasons ◄ (5 versions) Bell Records 1966
I'm Your Puppet (7", Single, RE)
Bell Records
1966
I'm Your Puppet (7", Single, Mono)
Stateside
1966
I'm Your Puppet / So Many Reasons (7", Single)
Bell Records
1966
I'm Your Puppet / Everybody Needs Somebody (7", Single)
Sphere Sound Records
Unknown
I'm Your Puppet / So Many Reasons (7", Single)
EMI Columbia
Unknown
Mighty Sam - Fannie Mae / Badmouthin' (7") Amy 1966 James And Bobby Purify* - James And Bobby Purify Stateside 1967
James And Bobby Purify (LP, Album)
Stateside
1967
Papa Don Discography
Oscar Toney Jr. - For Your Precious Love ◄ (2 versions) Bell Records 1967
For Your Precious Love (LP, Album)
Bell Records
1967
For Your Precious Love (LP, Album)
Stateside
1967
Chuck Jackson - Shame On Me / Candy ◄ (2 versions) Wand 1967
Shame On Me / Candy (7")
Wand
1967
Shame On Me / Candy (7")
Wand
1967
James & Bobby Purify* - Let Love Come Between Us ◄ (2 versions) Stateside 1967
Let Love Come Between Us (7", Single)
Stateside
1967
Let Love Come Between Us (7")
Bell Records
1967
James & Bobby Purify* - Let Love Come Between Us / Shake A Tail Feather (7") Bell Records 1967 James & Bobby Purify* - I Take What I Want / Sixteen Tons (7", Single, Promo) Bell Records 1967 Moses* & Joshua Dillard - My Elusive Dreams / What's Better Than Love (7", Single) Stateside 1967 James & Bobby Purify* - Do Unto Me / Everybody Needs Somebody (7", Single) Stateside 1968 James & Bobby Purify* - The Pure Sound Of The Bell Records (3) 1968
Papa Don Discography
Purifys - James & Bobby (LP) James & Bobby Purify* - Help Yourself (To All Of My Lovin) / Last Piece Of Love (7", Single) Bell Records 1968 Oscar Toney Jr. - Down In Texas (7", Single) Bell Records 1969 Moses* & Joshua Dillard - My Elusive Dreams / Get Out Of My Heart (7", Single) Mojo 1972 Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love / I Wanna Be Your Main Squeeze ◄ (3 versions) Back Beat (2) 1973
Everlasting Love (7")
ABC Records
1973
Everlasting Love / I Wanna Be Your Main Squeeze (7")
Back Beat (2)
1973
Everlasting Love (7")
MCA Records
1974
Carl Carlton - I Wanna Be Your Main Squeeze / It Ain't Been Easy (7") Back Beat (2) 1973 Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love (LP, Album) ABC Records 1974 James & Bobby Purify* - Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got (7", Single) Casablanca Records 1975 James & Bobby Purify* - I'm Your Puppet Mercury 1976
I'm Your Puppet (7", Single)
Mercury
1976
Quitman Dennis - Fire's Burning (7", Single, Promo) 20th Century Records 1976
Papa Don Discography
Tony Etoria - I Can Proove It ◄ (5 versions) GTO 1977
I Can Proove It (7")
GTO
1977
I Can Proove It / Angel For Lovers To Be (7")
GTO
1977
I Can Prove It (7", Single)
GTO, GTO
1977
I Can Proove It / Angel For Lovers To Be (7")
GTO
1977
I Can Prove It (7")
GTO
1977
James And Bobby Purify* - James And Bobby Purify (LP) Mercury 1977 Purify Bros.* - Slow Dancing (7") Mercury 1977 James & Bobby Purify* - Get Closer (7", Single) Mercury 1977 Peters & Lee - Let Love Come Between Us (7") Philips 1977 James & Bobby Purify* - Get Closer (7", Single) Mercury 1977 James And Bobby Purify* - James And Bobby Purify (LP) Mercury 1977 Suspicious Minds Peters & Lee - Suspicious Minds (7") Philips 1978 Purify Brothers* Featuring Ben Moore (2) - Easy As Pie (7", Single) DJM Records (2) 1978 Shake A Tail Feather (as Papa Don) Casino Classics 1978
Papa Don Discography
Gerri Granger / Reparata & The Delrons* / James & Bobby Purify* - Untitled (7", Comp) Suzanne* - You've Really Got A Hold On Me (7", Single, W/Lbl) Ring O'Records 1978 Ben Moore (2) - Purified (LP, Album) Priority Records (4) 1982 Everlasting Love (as Papa Don) Various - Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience (Box + 6xCD, Comp, RM) Rhino Records (2) 2001

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