ABC Records

ABC Records

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In 1955, American Broadcasting-Paramount Theaters, Inc. formed a subsidiary company called Am-Par Record Corp. which began to release pop, jazz, rhythm and blues, children's and spoken word records under the label name ABC-Paramount. The corporate name of Am-Par Record Corporation was changed to ABC-Paramount Records, Inc. in 1962.

ABC-Paramount became one of the major players in the North American music industry in the 1950s and 1960s, signing many early rock & roll artists including Paul Anka, Lloyd Price and the Poni-tails; it also launched and would acquire many labels including Impulse!, APT, Bluesway, Audition, Command, Grand Award Records, Dunhill, 20th Century Fox Records, Duke, Peacock Records, and Back Beat (2) among others.

In July 1965, the label began to move away from the "ABC-Paramount" branding by adopting the logo of parent company American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. In 1966, Paramount was formally dropped from the label's name and it was officially renamed to ABC Records with the corporate name changing in 1967 again into ABC Records, Inc..

The Seventies saw ABC having success with rock bands such as The James Gang, Poco and Steely Dan, and the label also released some of the top soul recordings of the time from artists like Isaac Hayes, The Four Tops, The Dramatics, Denise LaSalle, Lamont Dozier, Lenny Williams and The Dells. It also entered the country music field in earnest after acquiring Dot Records in 1974 with Freddy Fender, Don Williams, Billy "Crash" Craddock, The Oak Ridge Boys and Barbara Mandrell leading its charge on Music Row.

In 1968, ABC created the Probe label, a progressive rock label managed by its Command division; three years later, it was shut down in the US but the label (with a slightly modified logo) was used for releasing its product outside North America via EMI.

Beginning in 1974, the British label Anchor Records took over distribution of ABC recordings in the UK and ABC likewised handled American distribution for Anchor. Just before this, ABC recordings were released on London Records and EMI's His Master's Voice and Stateside labels with the early Dunhill material released by RCA in the British market. By 1975 however, ABC ended the deal and opened its own UK branch with its own distribution.
Please note that many of the 1974 and later ABC releases in the UK are in fact reissues of albums previously issued on Stateside and/or Probe, but still show the original copyright dates on the labels. Further checks should be made to see if there are previous versions of the release.

On January 31, 1979, ABC Records (which by then was suffering financial problems) was sold to MCA Records and briefly operated as an MCA imprint before it ceased to exist as a record label in March 1979; a number of popular ABC catalog titles were then reissued on MCA.

The ABC Records catalog is today mostly divided among five Universal Music Group labels: Geffen Records (the ABC pop, rock and R&B catalogs excluding those of Ray Charles, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, whose ABC masters they took possession of after they left the label), Verve Records (the Impulse! label and catalog), Deutsche Grammophon (the Westminster classical catalog), Mercury Nashville (the ABC and Dot country material), and Decca Broadway (musical theater cast recordings that were released on ABC).
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Greatest Hits No. 2  album cover Steely Dan Greatest Hits No. 2(Cass, Comp) Beograd Disk, ABC Records Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
1C 006-91 817 M We Can Make Music  album cover Tommy Roe We Can Make Music(7", Single) EMI, Stateside 1C 006-91 817 M Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-92 220 Be My Baby / Baby, I Love You  album cover Andy Kim Be My Baby / Baby, I Love You(7", Single) Abc Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-92 220 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 006-93 633 Sealed With A Kiss / Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)  album cover Brian Hyland / Barry Mann Brian Hyland / Barry Mann - Sealed With A Kiss / Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)(7", Single) ABC Records 1 C 006-93 633 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 006-95 943 Philadelphia  album cover B.B. King Philadelphia(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-95 943 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-95 944 Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)  album cover Three Dog Night Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-95 944 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-95 945 Time  album cover The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Time(7", Single) ABC Records 1C 006-95 945 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 006-95 946 Pencil Thin Mustache  album cover Jimmy Buffett Pencil Thin Mustache(7", Single) ABC Records 1 C 006-95 946 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-95 991 It's My Life   album cover Stepson It's My Life (Single) 1C 006-95 991 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 061 Hey There Lonely Girl  album cover Eddie Holman Hey There Lonely Girl(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-96 061 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-96 068 You Got The Love  album cover Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* You Got The Love(7") ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 068 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 072 Everlasting Love  album cover Carl Carlton Everlasting Love(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 072 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 200 Ruby, Baby  album cover Billy "Crash" Craddock* Ruby, Baby(7") ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 200 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 218 Do It Again  album cover Charles Mann Do It Again(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 218 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 290 Rock Me / The Pusher  album cover Steppenwolf Rock Me / The Pusher(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 290 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 291 I Saw Her Again / Dedicated To The One I Love  album cover Mamas And Papas* I Saw Her Again / Dedicated To The One I Love(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 291 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 293 Mighty Clouds Of Joy / Everything Is Going Up  album cover The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Mighty Clouds Of Joy / Everything Is Going Up(7", Single) ABC Records 1 C 006-96 293 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 311 Turn To Stone  album cover Joe Walsh Turn To Stone(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 311 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 380 Once You Get Started  album cover Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Once You Get Started(7", Single) ABC Records 1C 006-96 380 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 404 Still Thinkin' 'Bout You  album cover Billy 'Crash' Craddock Still Thinkin' 'Bout You(7", Single) ABC Records 1C 006-96 404 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 425 Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours / Smokin' Room  album cover Carl Carlton Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours / Smokin' Room(7") ABC Records 1C 006-96 425 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 455 (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song  album cover B.J. Thomas (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song(7", Single) ABC Records 1C 006-96 455 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 492 Beer Barrel Polka  album cover Bobby Vinton Beer Barrel Polka(7", Single) ABC Records 1 C 006-96 492 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 634 Seven Lonely Nights  album cover Four Tops Seven Lonely Nights(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 634 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 652 Black Friday  album cover Steely Dan Black Friday(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 652 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 797 Our Last Song Together  album cover Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods Our Last Song Together(7", Single) ABC Records 1C 006-96 797 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 800 It's All Over  album cover Charles Mann It's All Over(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola, ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 800 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 812 Third Rate Romance  album cover The Amazing Rhythm Aces Third Rate Romance(7") ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 812 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 866 Chocolate Chip  album cover Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip (Single) 1C 006-96 866 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96868 'Til The World Ends  album cover Three Dog Night 'Til The World Ends(7") ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96868 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 052-90 803 See You At The Fair  album cover Ben Webster See You At The Fair(LP, Album, RE) Columbia 1 C 052-90 803 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 054-96 187 Rock 'N Roll Power  album cover Various Rock 'N Roll Power(LP, Album, Comp) ABC Records, HÖR ZU 1 C 054-96 187 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 054-96 507 From The Beginning / Twelve Great Performances  album cover Melanie (2) From The Beginning / Twelve Great Performances(LP, Comp) ABC Records 1C 054-96 507 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 056-95 877 So What  album cover Joe Walsh So What(LP, Album) ABC Records 1C 056-95 877 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 056-95928 It's Time  album cover The Mighty Clouds Of Joy It's Time(LP, Album) ABC Records 1C 056-95928 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 056-96 107 Say You Love Me Too  album cover Charles Mann Say You Love Me Too(LP, Album) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 056-96 107 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 056 - 96 134 A1A  album cover Jimmy Buffett A1A(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 1C 056 - 96 134 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C056-96217 Rufusized  album cover Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Rufusized(LP, Album, Gat) Abc Records 1C056-96217 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 056-96 502 Superkicker (14 Original Country & Western Hits From The Usa)  album cover Various Superkicker (14 Original Country & Western Hits From The Usa)(LP, Comp) ABC Records 1 C 056-96 502 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 062-90 021 I'm All Yours-Baby!  album cover Ray Charles I'm All Yours-Baby!(LP, Album) EMI, ABC Records 1C 062-90 021 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 062-90 103 Krakatoa, East Of Java  (Music From The Original Sound Track)  album cover Frank De Vol Krakatoa, East Of Java (Music From The Original Sound Track)(LP, Album) ABC Records 1 C 062-90 103 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 062-90 593 Out Of Sight And Sound  album cover The Free Spirits Featuring Larry Coryell The Free Spirits Featuring Larry Coryell - Out Of Sight And Sound(LP, Album) Probe, ABC Records 1 C 062-90 593 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C06292374 Volcanic Action Of My Soul  album cover Ray Charles Volcanic Action Of My Soul(LP, Album) Probe, Tangerine Records, ABC Records 1 C06292374 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1 C062-93 951 Through The Eyes Of Love  album cover Ray Charles Through The Eyes Of Love(LP, Album) Probe, ABC Records 1 C062-93 951 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 062-95 067 Out Here On My Own  album cover Lamont Dozier Out Here On My Own(LP, Album) Probe 1C 062-95 067 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-95 359 Hard Labor  album cover Three Dog Night Hard Labor(LP, Album) Probe 1C 062-95 359 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-96186 Joy To The World - Their Greatest Hits  album cover Three Dog Night Joy To The World - Their Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) ABC Records 1C 062-96186 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C062 - 96 196 Andy Kim Andy Kim's Greatest Hits (Comp) 1C062 - 96 196 USA & Canada 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 277 D Katy Lied  album cover Steely Dan Katy Lied(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records 1C 062-96 277 D Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 062-96 372 Der Pate - Teil II  album cover Nino Rota Der Pate - Teil II(LP) ABC Records 1 C 062-96 372 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 635 Night Lights Harmony  album cover Four Tops Night Lights Harmony(LP, Album) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 062-96 635 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 062-96 653 Chocolate Chip  album cover Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, HBS 1 C 062-96 653 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 689 The Dramatic Jackpot  album cover Ron Banks And The Dramatics Ron Banks And The Dramatics - The Dramatic Jackpot(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 062-96 689 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 690 Coming Down Your Way  album cover Three Dog Night Coming Down Your Way(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 1C 062-96 690 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 701 Reunion  album cover B.J. Thomas Reunion(LP, Album) ABC Records 1C 062-96 701 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C062-96-752 Get On Down With Bobby Bland  album cover Bobby Bland Get On Down With Bobby Bland(LP, Album) ABC Records 1 C062-96-752 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-96761 Poco (3) Head Over Heels(LP, Album) ABC Records 1C 062-96761 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 188-93 121/22 A Man And His Soul  album cover Ray Charles A Man And His Soul(2xLP, Comp, Ltd) ABC Records 1C 188-93 121/22 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 188-96 052/53 Together For The First Time... Live  album cover B.B. King & Bobby Bland B.B. King & Bobby Bland - Together For The First Time... Live(2xLP, Album) ABC Records 1C 188-96 052/53 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 J 006-95.943 Philadelphia  album cover B.B. King Philadelphia(7", Single) ABC Records, ABC Records 1 J 006-95.943 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1 J 006-96.311 Turn To Stone  album cover Joe Walsh Turn To Stone(7", Single) ABC Records 1 J 006-96.311 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1 J 006-96.380 Once You Get Started = En Cuanto Empiezas...  album cover Rufus Once You Get Started = En Cuanto Empiezas...(7", Single) ABC Records 1 J 006-96.380 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1 J 062-90661 Easy Rider (Banda Original De La Película)  album cover Various Easy Rider (Banda Original De La Película)(LP, Comp) ABC Records 1 J 062-90661 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1 J 062-96277 Katy Lied  album cover Steely Dan Katy Lied(LP, Album) ABC Records 1 J 062-96277 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J062-96.761 Head Over Heels  album cover Poco (3) Head Over Heels(LP, Album, Promo) ABC Records 1J062-96.761 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J064-95877 So What  album cover Joe Walsh So What (Album) 1J064-95877 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J 064-96186 Joy To The World - Their Greatest Hits  album cover Three Dog Night Joy To The World - Their Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) ABC Records 1J 064-96186 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 6128 Life And Times  album cover Jim Croce Life And Times(Reel, 4tr Stereo) ABC Records 1R1 6128 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6133 Barnstorm  album cover Joe Walsh Barnstorm(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Dunhill 1R1 6133 US 1972 Sell This Version
1R1 6146 Jim Croce I Got A Name(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) ABC Records 1R1 6146 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6260 Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits  album cover Jim Croce Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Comp) ABC Records 1R1 6260 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6293 Melodies Of Love  album cover Bobby Vinton Melodies Of Love(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) ABC Records 1R1 6293 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6303 So What  album cover Joe Walsh So What(Reel, 4tr Stereo) Dunhill, ABC Records 1R1 6303 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6523 You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind  album cover Joe Walsh You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) ABC Records 1R1 6523 US 1976 Sell This Version
1R1 6716 Aja  album cover Steely Dan Aja(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) ABC Records 1R1 6716 US 1977 Sell This Version
1T1 6401 Reconsider Me  album cover Narvel Felts Reconsider Me(Cass, Album, Club) Dot Records, ABC Records, Columbia House 1T1 6401 US 1975 Sell This Version
2 ABC 460 A Man And A Woman  album cover Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick - A Man And A Woman(2xLP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 2 ABC 460 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
2 ABC 464 Live  album cover Steppenwolf Live(2xLP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 2 ABC 464 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
2 ABC 502 Greatest Hits (1972-1978)  album cover Steely Dan Greatest Hits (1972-1978)(2xLP, Comp) ABC Records 2 ABC 502 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
2C 004-95711 Rub It In / It's Hard To Love A Hungry, Worried Man  album cover Billy 'Crash' Craddock Rub It In / It's Hard To Love A Hungry, Worried Man(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 004-95711 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 004 95875 My Melody Of Love / I'll Be Loving You  album cover Bobby Vinton My Melody Of Love / I'll Be Loving You(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 004 95875 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C004 95944 Play Something Sweet / I'd Be So Happy  album cover Three Dog Night Play Something Sweet / I'd Be So Happy(7", Single) ABC Records 2C004 95944 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 004-96 068 You Got The Love  album cover Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - You Got The Love(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 004-96 068 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 004-96293 Mighty Clouds Of Joy  album cover The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Mighty Clouds Of Joy(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 004-96293 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 004 96380 Once You Get Started / Rufusized  album cover Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Once You Get Started / Rufusized(7") ABC Records 2C 004 96380 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C004-96401 Theme From "Young Frankenstein"  album cover Rhythm Heritage Theme From "Young Frankenstein"(7") ABC Records 2C004-96401 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 004-96404 Still Thinkin' Bout You  album cover Billy "Crash" Craddock* Still Thinkin' Bout You(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 004-96404 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 004-96634 Seven Lonely Nights  album cover Four Tops Seven Lonely Nights(7") ABC Records 2C 004-96634 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 006-91.030 M I'M Good For You  album cover Dick Jensen I'M Good For You(7", Single) Stateside 2C 006-91.030 M France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 006-92353 M Don't Change On Me / Sweet Memories  album cover Ray Charles Don't Change On Me / Sweet Memories(7") Probe, ABC Records 2C 006-92353 M France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 006-92.532 M For All We Know  (From "Lovers & Other Strangers")  album cover Larry Meredith & Country Coalition Larry Meredith & Country Coalition - For All We Know (From "Lovers & Other Strangers")(7", Single) Probe 2C 006-92.532 M France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 008 - 95.103 Breaking Out All Over  album cover Lamont Dozier Breaking Out All Over(7") Probe 2C 008 - 95.103 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 008 - 95.659 Tell Me Something Good  album cover Rufus Tell Me Something Good(7", Single) Probe, ABC Records 2C 008 - 95.659 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 008-95.928 Time  album cover The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Time(7", Single) Probe, ABC Records 2C 008-95.928 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 010-96.866 Chocolate Chip  album cover Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 010-96.866 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 010- 96871 In The Mood / Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy  album cover The Andrews Sisters In The Mood / Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy(7", Single) Paramount Records, ABC Records 2C 010- 96871 France 1975 Sell This Version
2c 010-96.978 Nashville  album cover Keith Carradine Nashville(7", Single) ABC Records 2c 010-96.978 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 064 - 91252 Borsalino  album cover Claude Bolling Borsalino(LP, Album) ABC Records, Paramount Records 2C 064 - 91252 France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 064-95.661 Rags To Rufus  album cover Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Rags To Rufus(LP, Album) Probe 2C 064-95.661 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C06495970 Free Beer And Chicken  album cover John Lee Hooker Free Beer And Chicken(LP, Album) ABC Records 2C06495970 France 1974 Sell This Version

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My one is made in USA, ABC ST-93483, B.B. King "Live in Cook County Jail", 1971y.