ABC Records

ABC Records

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In 1955, American Broadcasting-Paramount Theaters, Inc. formed a subsidiary company called Am-Par Record Corporation 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 1966, Paramount was 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 original parent company's new official, corporate name became American Broadcasting Companies, 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.

In late 1978, 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
1C 006-91 817 M Tommy Roe We Can Make Music(7", Single) EMI, Stateside 1C 006-91 817 M Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-92 220 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 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 B.B. King Philadelphia(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-95 943 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-95 944 Three Dog Night Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-95 944 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-95 991 Stepson It's My Life (7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-95 991 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 061 Eddie Holman Hey There Lonely Girl(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-96 061 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 068 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 Carl Carlton Everlasting Love(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 072 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 200 Billy "Crash" Craddock* Ruby, Baby(7") ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 200 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 218 Charles Mann Do It Again(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 218 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 290 Steppenwolf Rock Me / The Pusher(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 290 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 291 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 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 Joe Walsh Turn To Stone(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 311 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 380 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Once You Get Started(7") ABC Records 1C 006-96 380 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96425 Carl Carlton Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours / Smokin' Room(7") ABC Records 1C 006-96425 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 455 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 Bobby Vinton Beer Barrel Polka(7", Single) ABC Records 1 C 006-96 492 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C006-96634 Four Tops Seven Lonely Nights(7") ABC Records, ABC Records 1C006-96634 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 652 Steely Dan Black Friday(7", Single) ABC Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 652 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 797 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 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 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 Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip (Single) 1C 006-96 866 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96868 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 Ben Webster See You At The Fair(LP, Album) Columbia 1 C 052-90 803 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 054-96 507 Melanie (2) From The Beginning / Twelve Great Performances(LP, Comp) ABC Records 1 C 054-96 507 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1C 056-95 877 Joe Walsh So What(LP, Album) ABC Records 1C 056-95 877 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 056-95928 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 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 Jimmy Buffett A1A(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 1C 056 - 96 134 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C056-96217 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Rufusized(LP, Album, Gat) Abc Records 1C056-96217 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-90 021 Ray Charles I'm All Yours-Baby!(LP, Album) EMI, ABC Records 1C 062-90 021 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 062-90 593 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 1967 Sell This Version
1 C062-93 951 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 Lamont Dozier Out Here On My Own(LP, Album) Probe 1C 062-95 067 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-95 359 Three Dog Night Hard Labor(LP, Album) Probe 1C 062-95 359 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-96186 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 Steely Dan Katy Lied(LP, Album) ABC Records, EMI 1C 062-96 277 D Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 062-96 372 Nino Rota Der Pate - Teil II(LP) ABC Records 1 C 062-96 372 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 635 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 Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, HBS 1 C 062-96 653 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 689 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 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 B.J. Thomas Reunion(LP, Album) ABC Records 1C 062-96 701 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C062-96-752 Bobby Bland Get On Down With Bobby Bland(LP) 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 Ray Charles A Man And His Soul(2xLP, Comp, Ltd) ABC Records 1C 188-93 121/22 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
1C 188-96 052/53 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
1J 006-95943 B.B. King Philadelphia / Up At 5 AM(7", Single) ABC Records 1J 006-95943 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J062-96.761 Poco (3) Head Over Heels(LP, Album, Promo) ABC Records 1J062-96.761 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J064-95877 Joe Walsh So What(LP, Album, Promo) ABC Records 1J064-95877 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J 064-96186 Three Dog Night Joy To The World - Their Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) ABC Records 1J 064-96186 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 6128 Jim Croce Life And Times(Reel, 4tr Stereo) ABC Records 1R1 6128 UK 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6716 Steely Dan Aja(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) ABC Records 1R1 6716 US 1977 Sell This Version
1T1 6401 Narvel Felts Reconsider Me(Cass, Album, Club) Dot Records, ABC Records, Columbia House 1T1 6401 US 1975 Sell This Version
2 ABC 460 Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick - A Man And A Woman(2xLP, Album) ABC Records 2 ABC 460 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
2 ABC 464 Steppenwolf Live(2xLP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 2 ABC 464 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
2 ABC 502 Steely Dan Greatest Hits (1972-1978)(2xLP, Comp) ABC Records 2 ABC 502 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
2C 004-95711 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 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 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 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 The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Mighty Clouds Of Joy(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 004-96293 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 004 96380 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Once You Get Started / Rufusized(7") ABC Records 2C 004 96380 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 004-96634 Four Tops Seven Lonely Nights(7") ABC Records 2C 004-96634 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 008 - 95.103 Lamont Dozier Breaking Out All Over(7") Probe 2C 008 - 95.103 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 008 - 95.659 Rufus Tell Me Something Good(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 008 - 95.659 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 008-95928 The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Time(7", Single) ABC Records, ABC Records 2C 008-95928 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 010-96.866 Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip(7", Single) ABC Records 2C 010-96.866 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C06495970 John Lee Hooker Free Beer And Chicken(LP, Album) ABC Records 2C06495970 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 064-96.057 Jerry Goldsmith Chinatown (Bande Sonore Originale Du Film)(LP, Album) ABC Records 2C 064-96.057 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 064-96294 Tribe Tribal Bumpin'(LP, Album) ABC Records 2C 064-96294 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 066 - 96.217 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* Rufusized(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 2C 066 - 96.217 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 068-96.372 Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola - Bande Original Du Film Le Parrain 2ème Partie(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records 2C 068-96.372 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 068-96635 Four Tops Night Lights Harmony(LP, Album) ABC Records, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 068-96635 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 068-96.653 Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 2C 068-96.653 France 1975 Sell This Version
2-LP-1012 Steely Dan Greatest Hits (1972-1978)(2xLP, Comp) Beograd Disk, ABC Records 2-LP-1012 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
2 x T68.008-9 Steppenwolf Live(2xLP, Album, RE) ABC Records 2 x T68.008-9 France 1971 Sell This Version
3 C006-96401 Rhythm Heritage Frankenstein Junior (Tema Originale Del Film)(7") ABC Records 3 C006-96401 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 006-96410 Freddy Fender (2) Before The Next Teardrop Falls(7", Single) ABC Records 3C 006-96410 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 006 96455 B.J. Thomas (Hey Won't You Play) Another Someone Done Somebody Wrong Song(7") ABC Records 3C 006 96455 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3 C006-96585 N. Rota* & C. Coppola* N. Rota* & C. Coppola* - Il Padrino - Parte Il 3 C006-96585 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 006-96866 Isaac Hayes Chocolate Chip(7") ABC Records 3C 006-96866 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 064 90808 Sonny Rollins East Brodway Run Down(LP) ABC Records, Impulse! 3C 064 90808 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 064-92883 Mingus* The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records 3C 064-92883 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3c 064-92920 John Coltrane / Archie Shepp John Coltrane / Archie Shepp - New Thing At Newport(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records 3c 064-92920 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3 C064-95479 Jimmy Buffett Living And Dying In 3/4 Time(LP, Album) ABC Records 3 C064-95479 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-95722 Ornette Coleman Crisis (Album) 3C 064-95722 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-95724 Keith Jarrett Fort Yawuh(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, EMI Italiana S.p.A. 3C 064-95724 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-95726 Pharoah Sanders Village Of The Pharoahs(LP, Album) Impulse!, ABC Records 3C 064-95726 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064 95727 Archie Shepp Kwanza(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 3C 064 95727 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-95728 Gato Barbieri Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre(LP, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records 3C 064-95728 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064 95767 Duke Ellington And John Coltrane Duke Ellington And John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane(LP, Album, RE) Abc Records 3C 064 95767 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064 - 95769 John Coltrane Impressions(LP, Album, Gat) Impulse!, Impulse!, ABC Records, ABC Records 3C 064 - 95769 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3c 064-95770 The John Coltrane Quartette* Coltrane(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records 3c 064-95770 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064 95813 John Coltrane The Africa Brass Sessions, Vol. 2(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, Impulse! 3C 064 95813 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3 C064-95877 Joe Walsh So What(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records 3 C064-95877 Italy 1975 Sell This Version

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April 22, 2013
My one is made in USA, ABC ST-93483, B.B. King "Live in Cook County Jail", 1971y.