ABC/Dunhill Records

ABC/Dunhill Records

Profile:
Dunhill was sold to ABC in 1966, creating ABC Dunhill Records in the process. ABC Dunhill quickly established itself as a major hitmaker with acts such as Steppenwolf, The Mamas & The Papas, The Grass Roots, Barry McGuire and Three Dog Night on its roster. The label also released albums by actor Richard Harris (who hit Number 2 on the US pop charts with the Jim Webb-written and produced "Macarthur Park" in 1968), Thelma Houston (whose first album, Sunshower was also produced by Webb) and acclaimed singer/songwriter Emitt Rhodes.

The early Seventies brought the label further success with The James Gang (featuring future Eagles member and solo star Joe Walsh), blues legend Bobby Bland and The Four Tops, who left Motown in 1972 for the label. The label's successes were helped by staff songwriting team Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, songwriting/producer duo Terry Cashman amd Tommy West and Adler aides-de-camp Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan as staff producers.

The label's fortunes eventually declined and in 1975, ABC Records shut the label down and moved the remaining acts to the parent label.

Note: Post-1975 reissues of Dunhill LPs used the ABC "concentric circles" label used from 1974 until the label's sale to MCA in late 1978; MCA reissued the more popular Dunhill LPs still in the ABC Records catalog with new MCA catalog numbers and the ABC Dunhill version of the 1974-79 ABC label until at least 1982.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 006-91 795 Three Dog Night Out In The Country / Good Time Living (Single) 1C 006-91 795 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-93 540 The Grass Roots The Runway / Move Along(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records, Probe 1C 006-93 540 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 062-90 154 The Grass Roots Lovin' Things(LP, Album) ABC/Dunhill Records, Columbia 1C 062-90 154 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 062-92 607 D The Road Home Peaceful Children(LP, Promo) ABC/Dunhill Records 1 C 062-92 607 D Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1 J 006-91.742 M Steppenwolf Screaming Night Hog / Corina, Corina(7") Stateside 1 J 006-91.742 M Spain 1970 Sell This Version
1R1 6127 Three Dog Night Cyan(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Lar) ABC/Dunhill Records 1R1 6127 US 1973 Sell This Version
2C 006-92.155 M The Grass Roots Temptation Eyes / Keepin' Me Down(7", Single, Mono) Probe 2C 006-92.155 M France 1971 Sell This Version
2C062-93356 John Lee Hooker Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive(LP) Probe 2C062-93356 France 1972 Sell This Version
2C 064-93135 Richard Harris My Boy(LP, Album) ABC/Dunhill Records, Probe, Probe 2C 064-93135 France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 066-96134 Jimmy Buffett A1A(LP, Album, Gat) ABC/Dunhill Records 2C 066-96134 France & Benelux 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-94571 Joe Walsh The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get(LP, Album, Gat) Probe 3C 064-94571 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
4 C 004-96293 The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Mighty Cloud Of Joy(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 4 C 004-96293 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
5C 006-92155 The Grass Roots Temptation Eyes / Keepin' Me Down(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 5C 006-92155 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5C 006-93661 Richard Harris MacArthur Park(7", Maxi) Probe 5C 006-93661 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 006-93789 Fats Domino Red Sails In The Sun Set(7", Single, Mono) ABC/Dunhill Records 5C 006-93789 US Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-94698 Steely Dan Show Biz Kids(7", Single) Probe 5C 006-94698 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-95400 Four Tops One Chain Don't Make No Prison(7") Probe 5C 006-95400 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
5C052 94578 Toots Thielemans Bluesette(LP, Album, Comp) Probe 5C052 94578 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 062-94 640 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy (Album) 5C 062-94 640 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
8E 006-94 213 MF The Grass Roots Love Is What You Make It(7", Single, Mono) Probe 8E 006-94 213 MF Portugal 1973 Sell This Version
8E 006 95 400 D Four Tops One Chain Don't Make No Prison(7", Single) Probe 8E 006 95 400 D Portugal 1974 Sell This Version
45-D-1425 Barry McGuire Eve Of Destruction / Child Of Our Times(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1425 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1428 The Mamas & The Papas Monday, Monday / Look Through My Window(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1428 US 1973 Sell This Version
45-D-1431 The Mamas & The Papas I Call Your Name / Dedicated To The One I Love(7", RE) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1431 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1433 Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild / Magic Carpet Ride(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1433 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1435 Grassroots* Midnight Confessions / Bella Linda(7", RE) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1435 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1436 Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild / The Pusher(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1436 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1437 Three Dog Night Try A Little Tenderness / One(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1437 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1442 Three Dog Night Eli's Coming / Celebrate(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1442 US 1973 Sell This Version
45-D-1443 The Grass Roots Heaven Knows / Melinda Love(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1443 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1444 Steppenwolf Monster(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1444 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1447 Tommy Roe Dizzy(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1447 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1449 B. B. King* The Thrill Is Gone(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1449 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1454 The Grass Roots Temptation Eyes / Come On And Say It(7", Single, RE) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1454 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-1455 Three Dog Night Joy To The World(7", RE) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1455 US 1973 Sell This Version
45-D-1463 B.B. King Ain't Nobody Home (7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-1463 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4020 The Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin'(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4020 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4026 The Mama's & The Papa's* Monday, Monday / Got A Feelin' (Single) 45-D-4026 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4122 Grass Roots* A Melody For You / Hey Friend (7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4122 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4134 Richard Harris Mac Arthur Park(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4134 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4138 Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild (Single) 45-D-4138 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4144 The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions / Who Will You Be Tomorrow (Single) 45-D-4144 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4145 Mama Cass With The Mamas & The Papas Mama Cass With The Mamas & The Papas - Dream A Little Dream Of Me / Midnight Voyage(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4145 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4161 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride (Single) 45-D-4161 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4162 The Grassroots* Bella Linda / Hot Bright Lights(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4162 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4166 Mama Cass California Earthquake / Talkin' To Your Toothbrush(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4166 US 1968 Sell This Version
45 D-4168 Three Dog Night Nobody(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45 D-4168 US 1969 Sell This Version
45 D-4170 Richard Harris The Yard Went On Forever (Single) 45 D-4170 US 1968 Sell This Version
45 D-4171 The Mamas & The Papas Do You Wanna Dance / My Girl(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45 D-4171 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4175 Richard Harris The Hive(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4175 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4176 Rejoice! November Snow / Quick Draw Man(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4176 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4177 Three Dog Night Try A Little Tenderness(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4177 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4180 The Grassroots* Lovin' Things (Single) 45-D-4180 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4181 Hal Blaine His Drums And Orchestra* Beverly Drive / Midnight At Pink's(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4181 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4182 Steppenwolf Rock Me (Single) 45-D-4182 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4184 Mama Cass Move In A Little Bit Closer, Baby / All For Me 45-D-4184 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4187 The Grassroots* The River Is Wide / (You Gotta) Live For Love (Single) 45-D-4187 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4189 Rejoice! Sausalito Sunrise(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4189 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4191 Three Dog Night One / Chest Fever(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4191 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4198 The Grass Roots I'd Wait A Million Years (Single) 45-D-4198 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4200 Colosseum Walking In The Park(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4200 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4203 Three Dog Night Easy To Be Hard / Dreaming Isn't Good For You (Single) 45-D-4203 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4205 Steppenwolf Move Over / Power Play(7") Abc/Dunhill Records 45-D-4205 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4206 Smith (3) Baby It's You (Single) 45-D-4206 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4208 The Robbs Movin' / Write To You(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4208 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4209 Joey Scarbury House Of The Rising Sun / Midnight Mail(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4209 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4214 Mama Cass Elliot* Make Your Own Kind Of Music / Lady Love(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4214 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4215 Three Dog Night Eli's Coming / Circle For A Landing (Single) 45-D-4215 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4217 The Grass Roots Heaven Knows / Don't Remind Me (Single) 45-D-4217 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4219 Balloon Corps Muddy Water(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4219 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4220 Bangor Flying Circus Come On People / A Change In Our Lives(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4220 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4221 Steppenwolf Monster(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4221 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4222 Thelma Houston Save The Country (Single) 45-D-4222 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4225 Mama Cass Elliot* New World Coming (Single) 45-D-4225 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4227 The Grass Roots Walking Through The Country / Truck Drivin' Man (Single) 45-D-4227 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4228 Smith (3) Take A Look Around (Single) 45-D-4228 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4229 Three Dog Night Celebrate (Single) 45-D-4229 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4233 The Robbs Last Of The Wine(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4233 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4234 Steppenwolf Hey Lawdy Mama / Twisted(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4234 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4236 John Phillips Mississippi / April Anne (Single) 45-D-4236 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4237 The Grass Roots Baby Hold On / Get It Together (Single) 45-D-4237 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4238 Smith (3) What Am I Gonna Do / Born In Boston(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4238 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4239 Three Dog Night Mama Told Me (Not To Come) (Single) 45-D-4239 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4244 Mama Cass Elliot* A Song That Never Comes (Single) 45-D-4244 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4246 Smith (3) Comin' Back To Me (Ooh Baby)(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4246 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4247 Arkade Sing Out The Love (In My Heart)(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4247 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4248 Steppenwolf Screaming Night Hog / Spiritual Fantasy (Single) 45-D-4248 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4249 The Grass Roots Come On And Say It(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4249 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4250 Three Dog Night Out In The Country 45-D-4250 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4253 Mama Cass Elliot* The Good Times Are Coming(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records, Dunhill 45-D-4253 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4261 Steppenwolf Who Needs Ya / Earschplittenloudenboomer(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4261 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4263 The Grass Roots Temptation Eyes / Keepin' Me Down (Single) 45-D-4263 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-D-4264 Cass Elliot A Song That Never Comes/Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4264 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4266 Mason* & Cass* Mason* & Cass* - Something To Make You Happy(7") ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4266 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-D-4267 Emitt Rhodes Fresh As A Daisy / You Take The Dark Out Of The Night(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4267 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4272 Three Dog Night Joy To The World / I Can Hear You Calling (Single) 45-D-4272 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-D-4274 Emitt Rhodes Promises I've Made / Live Til You Die(7", Single) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4274 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-D-4276 Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds Don't Pull Your Love (Single) 45-D-4276 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-D-4279 The Grass Roots Sooner Or Later (Single) 45-D-4279 US 1971 Sell This Version
45-D-4281 Gayle Mc Cormick* Gonna Be Alright Now(7", Promo) ABC/Dunhill Records 45-D-4281 US 1971 Sell This Version

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HuggyMan66

HuggyMan66

December 12, 2011
Dunhill Records was founded in 1964 by Lou Adler, & began as a record label the following year. One of Dunhill's first singles was "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire. Some of Dunhill's most noteworthy acts include The Mamas and the Papas, The Grass Roots, Steppenwolf & Three Dog Night. Other acts who've recorded for Dunhill include Cass Elliot, Thelma Houston, Jimmy Buffett & Joe Walsh. In 1966, Dunhill Records was sold to ABC Records, where the two labels would enjoy a successful merger. ABC Records would also continue on its own as well. The ABC/Dunhill staple of artists was quite unique & talented, & obtained massive success throughout their careers. In 1975, the Dunhill label was absorbed by its parent company ABC, & has not seen a revival since then. In 1990 the label had a brief revival under the name DCC Compact Classics, until a company who owned the Dunhill name threatened legal proceedings, & the DCC Compact Classics name was discontinued. Dunhill Records will always have a unique place in my heart for their distinctive roster of musical talent & that classic black label with that rainbow outlined box logo containing the words "DUNHILL" & "abc" in their respective box icons. Bravo, ABC/Dunhill Records!