Hit Records (4)

Hit Records (4)

Profile:
Nashville-based label founded in 1962 by producer William Beasley which specialized in releasing cover versions on 45 RPM singles usually sold for a list price of 39 cents (less than half the price of the major label originals) in five-and-dime stores and supermarkets.

Its Nashville home base gave the label access to top-notch musicians and vocalists (many of which cut their teeth working on these cover versions including Ray Stevens, Sam Moore (later of Sam And Dave), Sandy Posey and Bobby Russell). Dick Martin (of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In fame is also alleged to have done novelty record covers for the company.

The company, facing competition from Pickwick among other budget labels, shut down in 1969. Its singles have become highly collectable in recent years, with some commanding fairly high prices on the collector market.

It also had a sublabel called Country and Western Hits, and Giant Records (12) which released cover versions of the country hits the day.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 The Twist / Twistin' The Night Away  album cover Herbert Hunter The Twist / Twistin' The Night Away(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
2 Slow Twistin' / Good Luck Charm  album cover Herbert Hunter, Ed Hardin Herbert Hunter, Ed Hardin - Slow Twistin' / Good Luck Charm(7") Hit Records (4) 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3 Lover Please / Young World  album cover Herbert Hunter, Ed Hardin Herbert Hunter, Ed Hardin - Lover Please / Young World(7") Hit Records (4) 3 US Unknown Sell This Version
4 Love Letters  album cover Peggy Thompson Love Letters(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 4 US 1962 Sell This Version
5 Shout / Dr. Feelgood  album cover Bill Austin / Jim Porter (2) Bill Austin / Jim Porter (2) - Shout / Dr. Feelgood(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 5 US 1962 Sell This Version
6 Dear One / If A Woman Answers  album cover Bill Austin Dear One / If A Woman Answers(7") Hit Records (4) 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 She Cried / Mashed Potato Time  album cover Ed Hardin, Peggy Thompson Ed Hardin, Peggy Thompson - She Cried / Mashed Potato Time(7") Hit Records (4) 7 US Unknown Sell This Version
8 Twist Twist Senora / Stranger On The Shore  album cover Herbert Hunter, Hit Combo Herbert Hunter, Hit Combo - Twist Twist Senora / Stranger On The Shore(7") Hit Records (4) 8 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 What'd I Say / Soul Twist  album cover Ray Fowler (3), Hit Combo Ray Fowler (3), Hit Combo - What'd I Say / Soul Twist(7") Hit Records (4) 9 US Unknown Sell This Version
10 PT 109 / Funny Way Of Laughing  album cover Johnny Keaton, Tom Wall Johnny Keaton, Tom Wall - PT 109 / Funny Way Of Laughing(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 10 US 1962 Sell This Version
11 Hide 'Nor Hair / Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)  album cover Herbert Hunter / Bill Austin Herbert Hunter / Bill Austin - Hide 'Nor Hair / Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 11 US 1962 Sell This Version
12 Connie Dee / Charlie Jarret Connie Dee / Charlie Jarret - Everybody Loves Me But You(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 12 Unknown Sell This Version
13 Follow That Dream  album cover Ed Hardin Follow That Dream(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 13 US Unknown Sell This Version
14 I Can't Stop Loving You  album cover Herbert Hunter / Connie Dee Herbert Hunter / Connie Dee - I Can't Stop Loving You(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 14 US 1962 Sell This Version
15 Snap Your Fingers / I Sold My Heart To The Junkman  album cover Benny Lattimore* / Peggy Thompson Benny Lattimore* / Peggy Thompson - Snap Your Fingers / I Sold My Heart To The Junkman(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 15 US 1962 Sell This Version
16 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  album cover Fred X. Brown It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance(7") Hit Records (4) 16 US Unknown Sell This Version
17 Playboy / A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine  album cover Peggy Gaines / Joe Cash Peggy Gaines / Joe Cash - Playboy / A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine(7") Hit Records (4) 17 US 1962 Sell This Version
18 That's Old Fashioned  album cover Farley Wayne That's Old Fashioned(7") Hit Records (4) 18 US 1962 Sell This Version
19 Gravy / Roses Are Red  album cover Peggy Gaines / Jimmy Lucas Peggy Gaines / Jimmy Lucas - Gravy / Roses Are Red 19 US 1962 Sell This Version
20 Speedy Gonzales / The Stripper  album cover Tom Walls (2) / Music City Orchestra* Tom Walls (2) / Music City Orchestra* - Speedy Gonzales / The Stripper (Single) 20 US 1962 Sell This Version
21 Sealed With A Kiss / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do  album cover Dick Swift (2), Bill Arndt Dick Swift (2), Bill Arndt - Sealed With A Kiss / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 21 US 1962 Sell This Version
22 Ahab The Arab / Dancin' Party  album cover John Dunn (4) / Herbert Hunter John Dunn (4) / Herbert Hunter - Ahab The Arab / Dancin' Party(7") Hit Records (4) 22 US 1962 Sell This Version
23 Things / Heart In Hand  album cover Harvey Frolic / Connie Landers Harvey Frolic / Connie Landers - Things / Heart In Hand 23 US 1962 Sell This Version
24 Loco-Motion / Bring It On Home To Me  album cover Peggy Gaines / Herbert Hunter Peggy Gaines / Herbert Hunter - Loco-Motion / Bring It On Home To Me (Single) 24 US 1962 Sell This Version
25 You Don't Know Me/The Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo  album cover Herbert Hunter You Don't Know Me/The Right String But The Wrong Yo-Yo (Single) 25 US 1962 Sell This Version
26 Vacation / Rinky Dink  album cover Connie Landers / The Boots Purcell Combo* Connie Landers / The Boots Purcell Combo* - Vacation / Rinky Dink 26 US 1962 Sell This Version
27 She's Not You / Sheila  album cover George Killebrew, Sandy Gold (2) George Killebrew, Sandy Gold (2) - She's Not You / Sheila(7") Hit Records (4) 27 US 1962 Sell This Version
28 Little Diane / Devil Woman  album cover Ed Van Zandt / Bill Murphy (4) Ed Van Zandt / Bill Murphy (4) - Little Diane / Devil Woman(7") Hit Records (4) 28 US 1962 Sell This Version
29 Ramblin' Rose / Send Me The Pillow You Dream On  album cover Frank Clark (5) / Fred York Frank Clark (5) / Fred York - Ramblin' Rose / Send Me The Pillow You Dream On(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 29 US 1962 Sell This Version
30 Sherry / Teen-Age Idol  album cover The Four Chellows / Barney Fox The Four Chellows / Barney Fox - Sherry / Teen-Age Idol(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 30 US 1962 Sell This Version
31 You Beat Me To The Punch / Patches  album cover Alpha Zoe / Mitch Lucas Alpha Zoe / Mitch Lucas - You Beat Me To The Punch / Patches (Single) 31 US 1962 Sell This Version
32  I Remember You / Green Onions  album cover Ed Mendel / Dave Grundy Combo Ed Mendel / Dave Grundy Combo - I Remember You / Green Onions (Single) 32 US 1962 Sell This Version
33 Do You Love Me / Only Love Can Break A Heart  album cover Leroy Jones (6) / Ed Hardin Leroy Jones (6) / Ed Hardin - Do You Love Me / Only Love Can Break A Heart (Single) 33 US 1962 Sell This Version
34 All Alone Am I / He Thinks I Still Care  album cover Katy Richards / Connie Landers Katy Richards / Connie Landers - All Alone Am I / He Thinks I Still Care(7") Hit Records (4) 34 US 1962 Sell This Version
35 Return To Sender / Don't Go Near The Indians  album cover Ed Hardin / Sandy Carmichael Ed Hardin / Sandy Carmichael - Return To Sender / Don't Go Near The Indians 35 US 1962 Sell This Version
36 He's A Rebel / Next Door To An Angel  album cover The Gleams / Ward Oliver The Gleams / Ward Oliver - He's A Rebel / Next Door To An Angel 36 US 1962 Sell This Version
37 Mama Sang A Song / Big Girls Don't Cry  album cover Sandy Atkinson / The Chellows Sandy Atkinson / The Chellows - Mama Sang A Song / Big Girls Don't Cry 37 US 1962 Sell This Version
38 Don't Hang Up / Limbo Rock  album cover The Dacrons / Bill Carmicheal* The Dacrons / Bill Carmicheal* - Don't Hang Up / Limbo Rock(7") Hit Records (4) 38 US 1962 Sell This Version
39 Release Me / Desafinado  album cover Lucille Johns / Boots Purcell Combo Lucille Johns / Boots Purcell Combo - Release Me / Desafinado (Single) 39 US 1962 Sell This Version
40 Ride / Bobby's Girl  album cover Peggy Gaines / Connie Landers Peggy Gaines / Connie Landers - Ride / Bobby's Girl 40 US 1962 Sell This Version
41 You Are My Sunshine / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby  album cover Leroy Jones (6) & Lucille Johns / Alpha Zoe Leroy Jones (6) & Lucille Johns / Alpha Zoe - You Are My Sunshine / Keep Your Hands Off My Baby(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 41 US 1962 Sell This Version
42 Telstar / The Lonely Bull  album cover The Tides (4) / Dan Rubin Orchestra The Tides (4) / Dan Rubin Orchestra - Telstar / The Lonely Bull(7") Hit Records (4) 42 US Unknown Sell This Version
43 Go Away Little Girl / My Coloring Book  album cover Fred York / Connie Dee Fred York / Connie Dee - Go Away Little Girl / My Coloring Book (Single) 43 US 1962 Sell This Version
44 Everybody Loves A Lover / Love Came To Me  album cover Alpha Zoe / Ed Hardin Alpha Zoe / Ed Hardin - Everybody Loves A Lover / Love Came To Me(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 44 US 1963 Sell This Version
45 Tell Him / It's Up To You  album cover Peggy Gaines / Bill Carmichael Peggy Gaines / Bill Carmichael - Tell Him / It's Up To You(7") Hit Records (4) 45 US 1962 Sell This Version
46 I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter / Half Heaven Half Heartache  album cover Connie Landers / George Killebrew Connie Landers / George Killebrew - I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter / Half Heaven Half Heartache 46 US 1963 Sell This Version
47 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes / Loop De Loop  album cover Joe Cash / Herbert Hunter Joe Cash / Herbert Hunter - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes / Loop De Loop 47 US 1963 Sell This Version
48 Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry) / My Dad  album cover Connie Landers / Woody Martin Connie Landers / Woody Martin - Shake Me I Rattle (Squeeze Me I Cry) / My Dad 48 US 1963 Sell This Version
49 From A Jack To A King / Walk Right In  album cover Jackie Ott / The Music City Singers Jackie Ott / The Music City Singers - From A Jack To A King / Walk Right In 49 US 1963 Sell This Version
50 Hey Paula / I Saw Linda Yesterday  album cover Bob & Bobbie / Dave Gibson (8) Bob & Bobbie / Dave Gibson (8) - Hey Paula / I Saw Linda Yesterday (Single) 50 US 1963 Sell This Version
51 Walk Like A Man / Send Me Some Lovin'  album cover The Chellows / Leroy Jones (6) The Chellows / Leroy Jones (6) - Walk Like A Man / Send Me Some Lovin'(7") Hit Records (4) 51 US 1963 Sell This Version
52 Ruby Baby / You're The Reason I'm Living  album cover Larry Dexter / Rett Hardin Larry Dexter / Rett Hardin - Ruby Baby / You're The Reason I'm Living 52 US 1963 Sell This Version
53 Blame It On The Bossa Nova / Let's Limbo Some More  album cover Sylvia Richards / Leroy Jones (6) Sylvia Richards / Leroy Jones (6) - Blame It On The Bossa Nova / Let's Limbo Some More(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 53 US 1963 Sell This Version
54 Let's Turkey Trot / One Broken Heart For Sale  album cover Alpha Zoe / Ed Hardin Alpha Zoe / Ed Hardin - Let's Turkey Trot / One Broken Heart For Sale(7") Hit Records (4) 54 US 1963 Sell This Version
55 The End Of The World / Our Day Will Come  album cover Kathy Taylor / Clara And The Cleftones Kathy Taylor / Clara And The Cleftones - The End Of The World / Our Day Will Come(7") Hit Records (4) 55 US 1963 Sell This Version
56 What Will My Mary Say / South Street  album cover Tony Christopher / The Dacrons Tony Christopher / The Dacrons - What Will My Mary Say / South Street(7") Hit Records (4) 56 US 1963 Sell This Version
57 He's So Fine / Follow The Boys  album cover The Dacrons / Connie Landers The Dacrons / Connie Landers - He's So Fine / Follow The Boys 57 US 1963 Sell This Version
58 Out Of My Mind / Young Lovers  album cover Jackie Ott / Bob & Bobbie Jackie Ott / Bob & Bobbie - Out Of My Mind / Young Lovers 58 US 1963 Sell This Version
59 Puff / Don't Be Afraid Little Darling  album cover Jimmy, Joe and Betty / Fred York Jimmy, Joe and Betty / Fred York - Puff / Don't Be Afraid Little Darling (Single) 59 US 1963 Sell This Version
60 Can't Get Used To Losing You / Baby Workout  album cover Fred X. Brown / Leroy Jones (6) Fred X. Brown / Leroy Jones (6) - Can't Get Used To Losing You / Baby Workout (Single) 60 US 1963 Sell This Version
61 I Will Follow Him / Take These Chains From My Heart  album cover Connie And Clara / Herbert Hunter Connie And Clara / Herbert Hunter - I Will Follow Him / Take These Chains From My Heart (Single) 61 US 1963 Sell This Version
62 Pipeline / Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)   album cover The Music City Five / Clara Wilson The Music City Five / Clara Wilson - Pipeline / Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) (Single) 62 US 1963 Sell This Version
63 The Reverend Mr. Black / Little Band Of Gold  album cover Bobby Russell / Bobby Russell And The Tennessee Three Bobby Russell / Bobby Russell And The Tennessee Three - The Reverend Mr. Black / Little Band Of Gold(7") Hit Records (4) 63 US 1963 Sell This Version
64 Ain't That A Shame / If You Wanna Be Happy  album cover The Chellows / John Campbell (29) The Chellows / John Campbell (29) - Ain't That A Shame / If You Wanna Be Happy(7") Hit Records (4) 64 US 1963 Sell This Version
65 Foolish Little Girl / Da Doo Ron Ron  album cover Clara Wilson And The Cleftones* / Alpha Zoe Clara Wilson And The Cleftones* / Alpha Zoe - Foolish Little Girl / Da Doo Ron Ron(7") Hit Records (4) 65 US 1963 Sell This Version
66 Still / Losing You  album cover Bobby Russell / Katy Richards Bobby Russell / Katy Richards - Still / Losing You(7") Hit Records (4) 66 US 1963 Sell This Version
67 I Love You Because / 18 Yellow Roses  album cover Marty Wood I Love You Because / 18 Yellow Roses(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 67 US 1963 Sell This Version
68 It's My Party / Another Saturday Night  album cover Connie Landers / Leroy Jones (6) Connie Landers / Leroy Jones (6) - It's My Party / Another Saturday Night 68 US 1963 Sell This Version
69 Blue On Blue / Those Lazy Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer  album cover John Preston (3) / Frank Clark (5) John Preston (3) / Frank Clark (5) - Blue On Blue / Those Lazy Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer(7") Hit Records (4) 69 US Unknown Sell This Version
70 Hello Stranger / Sukiyaki  album cover Alpha Zoe / The Music City Chorus And Orchestra* Featuring Samayami Alpha Zoe / The Music City Chorus And Orchestra* Featuring Samayami - Hello Stranger / Sukiyaki(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 70 US 1963 Sell This Version
71 Easier Said Than Done / Surf City  album cover Clara Wilson / Jimmy And Joe Clara Wilson / Jimmy And Joe - Easier Said Than Done / Surf City(7") Hit Records (4) 71 US Unknown Sell This Version
72 Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport / Memphis  album cover Sylvester McCord / Music City Five* Sylvester McCord / Music City Five* - Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport / Memphis(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 72 US Unknown Sell This Version
73 So Much In Love / No One  album cover Thomas Henry / Leroy Jones (6) Thomas Henry / Leroy Jones (6) - So Much In Love / No One(7") Hit Records (4) 73 US 1963 Sell This Version
74 Ring Of Fire / On Top Of Spaghetti  album cover Harvey Frolic Ring Of Fire / On Top Of Spaghetti(7") Hit Records (4) 74 US 1963 Sell This Version
75 Blowin' In The Wind	 / Devil In Disguise  album cover Jimmy, Wayne And Betty, Wayne Harris (2) Jimmy, Wayne And Betty, Wayne Harris (2) - Blowin' In The Wind / Devil In Disguise(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 75 US 1963 Sell This Version
76 Wipe Out / Judy's Turn To Cry  album cover The Music City Five / Katy Richards The Music City Five / Katy Richards - Wipe Out / Judy's Turn To Cry(7") Hit Records (4) 76 US 1963 Sell This Version
77 Candy Girl / Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!  album cover The Chellows / Dick Martin (3) The Chellows / Dick Martin (3) - Candy Girl / Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!(7") Hit Records (4) 77 US 1963 Sell This Version
78 My Whole World Is Falling Down / Twist It Up  album cover Betty Scott (2) / Herbert Hunter Betty Scott (2) / Herbert Hunter - My Whole World Is Falling Down / Twist It Up(7") Hit Records (4) 78 US 1963 Sell This Version
79 Hey Girl / If I Had A Hammer  album cover Leroy Jones (6) / Ricky Dickens Leroy Jones (6) / Ricky Dickens - Hey Girl / If I Had A Hammer(7") Hit Records (4) 79 US 1963 Sell This Version
80 The Monkey Time / My Boyfriend's Back  album cover Sammy Fox / Dot Hester Sammy Fox / Dot Hester - The Monkey Time / My Boyfriend's Back(7") Hit Records (4) 80 US 1963 Sell This Version
81 Then He Kissed Me / Surfer Girl  album cover The Dacrons / The Jalopy Five The Dacrons / The Jalopy Five - Then He Kissed Me / Surfer Girl(7") Hit Records (4) 81 US 1963 Sell This Version
82 Blue Velvet / You Can Never Stop Me Loving You  album cover Fred York / Bill Austin Fred York / Bill Austin - Blue Velvet / You Can Never Stop Me Loving You(7") Hit Records (4) 82 US 1963 Sell This Version
83 Be My Baby / Sally, Go 'Round The Roses  album cover The Georgettes (4) / The Belles (5) The Georgettes (4) / The Belles (5) - Be My Baby / Sally, Go 'Round The Roses(7") Hit Records (4) 83 US 1963 Sell This Version
84 Cry Baby / Mickey's Monkey  album cover The Fantasies Cry Baby / Mickey's Monkey(7") Hit Records (4) 84 US 1963 Sell This Version
85 The Georgettes (4) / Ricky Dickens The Georgettes (4) / Ricky Dickens - Be My Baby / Sugar Shack(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 85 Unknown Sell This Version
85 Sugar Shack / Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love  album cover Ricky Dickens / Connie Dee Ricky Dickens / Connie Dee - Sugar Shack / Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 85 US 1963 Sell This Version
86 I Can't Stay Mad At You / Wonderful! Wonderful!  album cover Kathy Taylor / Wayne Harris (2) Kathy Taylor / Wayne Harris (2) - I Can't Stay Mad At You / Wonderful! Wonderful!(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 86 US 1963 Sell This Version
87 Donna The Prima Donna / Washington Square  album cover Ed Hardin / The Music City Five Plus Ten Ed Hardin / The Music City Five Plus Ten - Donna The Prima Donna / Washington Square(7", Single) Hit Records (4) 87 US Unknown Sell This Version
88 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right / That Sunday, That Summer  album cover Jimmy, Wayne And Betty / Berry Bradley Jimmy, Wayne And Betty / Berry Bradley - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right / That Sunday, That Summer(7") Hit Records (4) 88 US 1963 Sell This Version
89 I'm Leaving It Up To You / (Down At) Papa Joe's  album cover Dotty And Dan / The Tennessee Six And Four More Dotty And Dan / The Tennessee Six And Four More - I'm Leaving It Up To You / (Down At) Papa Joe's(7") Hit Records (4) 89 US 1963 Sell This Version
90 It's All Right / She's A Fool  album cover Leroy Jones (6) / Connie Dee Leroy Jones (6) / Connie Dee - It's All Right / She's A Fool(7") Hit Records (4) 90 US Unknown Sell This Version
91 Maria Elena / Matador  album cover The Music City Five / Harvey Frolic The Music City Five / Harvey Frolic - Maria Elena / Matador (Single) 91 US 1963 Sell This Version
92 500 Miles Away From Home / Walking Proud  album cover Marty Wood / John Preston (3) Marty Wood / John Preston (3) - 500 Miles Away From Home / Walking Proud(7") Hit Records (4) 92 US 1963 Sell This Version
93 Dominique / Since I Fell For You  album cover Betty Colson / Tom Tripp Betty Colson / Tom Tripp - Dominique / Since I Fell For You(7") Hit Records (4) 93 US Unknown Sell This Version
94 Wonderful Summer / Be True To Your School  album cover Joanne Kay / The Roamers Joanne Kay / The Roamers - Wonderful Summer / Be True To Your School(7") Hit Records (4) 94 US Unknown Sell This Version
95 Louie Louie / Popsicles And Icicles  album cover I. Kadez / The Scotties I. Kadez / The Scotties - Louie Louie / Popsicles And Icicles(7") Hit Records (4) 95 US 1963 Sell This Version
96 There!  I've Said It Again / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry  album cover Fred York / The Belles (5) Fred York / The Belles (5) - There! I've Said It Again / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry(7") Hit Records (4) 96 US 1963 Sell This Version
97 Loddy Lo / Quicksand  album cover Leroy Jones (6) / Gerry And The Georgettes Leroy Jones (6) / Gerry And The Georgettes - Loddy Lo / Quicksand(7", Mono) Hit Records (4) 97 US 1963 Sell This Version
98 Drip Drop / Midnight Mary  album cover Ed Hardin / Ricky Dickens Ed Hardin / Ricky Dickens - Drip Drop / Midnight Mary(7") Hit Records (4) 98 US 1963 Sell This Version
99 A Memorial Album  album cover John Fitzgerald Kennedy* A Memorial Album 99 US 1964 Sell This Version