Specialty

Specialty

Profile:
Specialty (or Specialty Records) is an American record label, launched in August 1946 by Art Rupe.
The record label was sold to Fantasy Records in November 1990 and is now part of the Concord Music Group.

Original 7"s from 1951 to 1957 (cat. n° 300-cat. n° 607) have a yellow line in the black wavy horizontal stripe.

Original 7"s until April 1952 (cat. n° 432-45) have a "-45" suffix ; please enter the cat. n° with the suffix.
Original 7"s from July 1952 (cat. n° 433 & cat n° 830) until September 1956 (cat. n° 583 & cat n° 896) have also a "XSP-" & "SP-" prefix ; please enter both cat. n° with the prefix.

Original 78"s with cat. nr. starting with SP-1xx are European releases from Belgium (deal Ronnex Records with Specialty). They have Specialty V's printed on the label.

British and European releases often credited [Recorded By] "Specialty, Hollywood".
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Concord Music Group
100 N Crescent Dr # 275
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5412
(310) 385-4455

The following contact information is now obsolete:

2719 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, California
(From August 1946 to February 1947)

311 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
(From February 1947 to April 30, 1949)

8508 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, California
(From May 1, 1949)

8300 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Sites:
[l148789]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2 C 004-94171 Tutti Frutti   album cover Little Richard Tutti Frutti (7", Single) Specialty, Specialty 2 C 004-94171 France 1973 Sell This Version
2 C 006-94159 Dizzy Miss Lizzy / Bony Moronie  album cover Larry Williams* Dizzy Miss Lizzy / Bony Moronie(7", Single) Specialty, Specialty 2 C 006-94159 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 006-94160 Koko Joe / Justine  album cover Don & Dewey Koko Joe / Justine(7", Single) Specialty, EMI 2C 006-94160 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 006 - 94.162 Baby Come Home / Mailman Blues  album cover Lloyd Price Baby Come Home / Mailman Blues(7") Specialty 2C 006 - 94.162 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 006 94170 Lucille  album cover Little Richard Lucille (Single) 2C 006 94170 France 1973 Sell This Version
2 C 006-94171 Tutti Frutti  album cover Little Richard Tutti Frutti(7") Specialty, Specialty 2 C 006-94171 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 062-95291 Rock N' Roll Museum Vol.1  album cover Lloyd Price Rock N' Roll Museum Vol.1(LP, Comp, RE) Specialty 2C 062-95291 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 062-95292 Rock N' Roll Museum Vol.2  album cover Larry Williams (3) Rock N' Roll Museum Vol.2(LP, Comp, RE) Specialty 2C 062-95292 France 1974 Sell This Version
2 C 062-95293 Rock N' Roll Museum Vol.3  album cover Don And Dewey* Rock N' Roll Museum Vol.3(LP, Comp) Specialty 2 C 062-95293 France 1974 Sell This Version
2 C 062-95478 Rock N' Roll Museum Vol 4 Specialty Originals  album cover Various Rock N' Roll Museum Vol 4 Specialty Originals(LP, Comp) Specialty 2 C 062-95478 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 154 - 93.389 Originals  album cover Little Richard Originals(2xLP, Comp) Specialty 2C 154 - 93.389 France 1972 Sell This Version
2 C 154-93980/1 Originals Vol.2  album cover Little Richard Originals Vol.2(2xLP, Comp, Gat) EMI, Specialty 2 C 154-93980/1 France 1973 Sell This Version
3SPCD-4437-2 The Complete Specialty Recordings  album cover Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers - The Complete Specialty Recordings (Comp) 3SPCD-4437-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
3SPCD 8508-2 The Specialty Sessions  album cover Little Richard The Specialty Sessions(Box, Comp, Ltd + 3xCD) Specialty, Specialty 3SPCD 8508-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
5SPCD-4412-2 The Specialty Story  album cover Various The Specialty Story(5xCD, Comp + Box) Specialty 5SPCD-4412-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
6E-216 Tom Verlaine  album cover Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine(LP, Album, RP) Elektra 6E-216 US 1981 Sell This Version
6T 17 Ain't You Glad / I'm The One Who Loves You  album cover Mill Evans / The Millionaires (9) Mill Evans / The Millionaires (9) - Ain't You Glad / I'm The One Who Loves You(7", Single, Ltd) Kent Records 6T 17 UK 2001 Sell This Version
18PJ-2009(M) Dizzy Atmosphere  album cover Morgan=Kelly Septet Dizzy Atmosphere(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Specialty 18PJ-2009(M) Japan 1974 Sell This Version
20EL5026 Dizzy Atmosphere  album cover Al Grey, Billy Mitchell, Lee Morgan, Charlie Persip, Paul West, Billy Root, Wynton Kelly Al Grey, Billy Mitchell, Lee Morgan, Charlie Persip, Paul West, Billy Root, Wynton Kelly - Dizzy Atmosphere(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Specialty, Specialty Records 20EL5026 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
20EL5048 Music From Around The World In 80 Days In Modern Jazz  album cover The Gerald Wiggins Trio Music From Around The World In 80 Days In Modern Jazz(LP, Album, RE) Specialty 20EL5048 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25CP-1 Little Richard The Essential Little Richard(CD, Comp, RP) Specialty 25CP-1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
30CP-209 Here's Little Richard  album cover Little Richard Here's Little Richard(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Specialty 30CP-209 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
30CP-254 The Fabulous Little Richard  album cover Little Richard The Fabulous Little Richard(CD, Album) Specialty 30CP-254 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32ED 5026 Morgan=Kelly Septet Dizzy Atmosphere(CD, Album) Specialty 32ED 5026 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
45-HL-1293 Keep A Knockin'  album cover Little Richard With His Band* Keep A Knockin'(7", Single) London Records 45-HL-1293 Australia 1958 Sell This Version
45-HL-1343 Don't You Just Know It  album cover The Titans (3) Don't You Just Know It(7", Single) London Records 45-HL-1343 Australia 1958 Sell This Version
45-HL 7022 Jenny, Jenny  album cover Little Richard Jenny, Jenny(7", Single, Mono) London Records 45-HL 7022 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-HL 8336 Rip It Up  album cover Little Richard Rip It Up (Single) 45-HL 8336 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-HL 8366 Tutti Frutti / Long Tall Sally  album cover Little Richard Tutti Frutti / Long Tall Sally 45-HL 8366 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45-HL 8446 Lucille   album cover Little Richard And His Band Lucille (Single) 45-HL 8446 Italy 1957 Sell This Version
45-HL-0.8509 Keep A Knockin'  album cover Little Richard With His Band* Keep A Knockin'(7", Single) London Records 45-HL-0.8509 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-HL 8770 I'll Never Let You Go / Baby Face  album cover Little Richard I'll Never Let You Go / Baby Face(7", Single, RE) London Records 45-HL 8770 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
45-HL 9065 I Got It  album cover Little Richard I Got It(7", Single) London Records 45-HL 9065 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
45-HLO.8336 Rip It Up  album cover Little Richard Rip It Up (Single) 45-HLO.8336 UK 1956 Sell This Version
45-HLO 8446 Lucille  album cover Little Richard And His Band Lucille (Single) 45-HLO 8446 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-HL-U 8532 Bony Moronie  album cover Larry Williams (3) Bony Moronie (Single) 45-HL-U 8532 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-HLU 8560 Good Golly Miss Molly / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey  album cover Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey (Single) 45-HLU 8560 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-HLU 8831 By The Light Of The Silvery Moon  album cover Little Richard By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (Single) 45-HLU 8831 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-HLU 8844 She Said "Yeah"   album cover Larry Williams (3) She Said "Yeah" (Single) 45-HLU 8844 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-NZL.289 Keep A Knockin'  album cover Little Richard With His Band* Keep A Knockin'(7", Single) London Records 45-NZL.289 New Zealand 1957 Sell This Version
45-SP-901 I'm Going Through  album cover The Happyland Singers Also Known As Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama* The Happyland Singers Also Known As Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama* - I'm Going Through(7") Specialty 45-SP-901 US 1956 Sell This Version
338 I've Got A Right To Cry  album cover Joe Liggins And His "Honeydrippers"* I've Got A Right To Cry 338 US 1950 Sell This Version
343 Search Me Lord  album cover Brother Joe May (The Thunderbolt Of The Middle West)* Search Me Lord(7", Single, RE) Specialty 343 US Unknown Sell This Version
347 Did You Know Him? / The Day Is Past And Gone  album cover Brother Joe May Did You Know Him? / The Day Is Past And Gone (Single) 347 US Unknown Sell This Version
354 By And By  album cover The Soul Stirrers By And By(7", RE) Specialty 354 US Unknown Sell This Version
368 Rhythm In The Barnyard Part 1/ Rhythm In The Barnyard Part 2  album cover Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Rhythm In The Barnyard Part 1/ Rhythm In The Barnyard Part 2(Shellac, 10") Specialty 368 US Unknown Sell This Version
428 Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Mailman Blues  album cover Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Mailman Blues (Single) 428 US 1952 Sell This Version
470 Drunk / I'll Never Let You Go  album cover Jimmy Liggins And His 3-D Music Drunk / I'll Never Let You Go (Single) 470 US Unknown Sell This Version
572 Long Tall Sally / Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hidin')  album cover Little Richard And His Band Long Tall Sally / Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hidin')(7", Single) Ronnex Records, Specialty 572 Belgium 1956 Sell This Version
584 She's Got It / Heeby-Jeebies  album cover Little Richard And His Band She's Got It / Heeby-Jeebies (Single) 584 US 1956 Sell This Version
587 Footloose And Fancy-Free / Etta Mae  album cover "Slick" Gipson* And The Sliders (7) "Slick" Gipson* And The Sliders (7) - Footloose And Fancy-Free / Etta Mae 587 US 1956 Sell This Version
588 My Confession / The Sound Of Your Voice  album cover David Ford & The Ebbtides My Confession / The Sound Of Your Voice(7", Single) Specialty 588 US 1956 Sell This Version
589 Should I Ever Love Again / Till The Well Runs Dry  album cover Wynona Carr Should I Ever Love Again / Till The Well Runs Dry (Single) 589 US 1956 Sell This Version
589 Jump Jack, Jump / Till The Well Runs Dry  album cover Wynona Carr Jump Jack, Jump / Till The Well Runs Dry(7", Single, RE) Specialty 589 Unknown Sell This Version
590 Hickory Dickory Dock / Just To Hold My Hand  album cover Big Boy Myles* And The Shaw-Wees* Big Boy Myles* And The Shaw-Wees* - Hickory Dickory Dock / Just To Hold My Hand (Single) 590 US 1956 Sell This Version
591 The Girl Can't Help It / All Around The World  album cover Little Richard And His Band The Girl Can't Help It / All Around The World (Single) 591 US 1956 Sell This Version
592 The Whiffenpoof Song / Oooh-Whee Baby  album cover Art Neville And His Band* The Whiffenpoof Song / Oooh-Whee Baby 592 US 1957 Sell This Version
593 Harper's Express / Harper's Return  album cover Harper-Brinson Band* Featuring Rabon Tarrant And Lady Will Carr Harper-Brinson Band* Featuring Rabon Tarrant And Lady Will Carr - Harper's Express / Harper's Return (Single) 593 US 1957 Sell This Version
595 Our School Days / I've Got A Dream  album cover The Monitors (4) Our School Days / I've Got A Dream (Single) 595 US 1957 Sell This Version
595X Let Me Tell You, Baby / Just Because  album cover Larry Williams And His Band Let Me Tell You, Baby / Just Because(7", Single) Regency (2) 595X Canada 1957 Sell This Version
596 Lovable / Forever  album cover Dale Cook Lovable / Forever (Single) 596 US 1957 Sell This Version
597 Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin'  album cover Little Richard And His Band Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin'(10") Regency (2) 597 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
597 Just Because / Let Me Tell You, Baby  album cover Larry Williams And His Band Just Because / Let Me Tell You, Baby (Single) 597 US 1957 Sell This Version
598 Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin'  album cover Little Richard And His Band Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin' (Single) 598 US 1957 Sell This Version
599 Jungle Hop / A Little Love  album cover Don And Dewey* Jungle Hop / A Little Love (Single) 599 US 1957 Sell This Version
600 What Do You Know About Love / Heartbreak Melody  album cover Wynona Carr And The Bumps Blackwell Band Wynona Carr And The Bumps Blackwell Band - What Do You Know About Love / Heartbreak Melody (Single) 600 US 1957 Sell This Version
601 Over The Rainbow / Someone  album cover The Echoes (7) Over The Rainbow / Someone (Single) 601 US 1957 Sell This Version
602 Baby Please Come Home / Breaking My Heart  album cover Lloyd Price Baby Please Come Home / Breaking My Heart (Single) 602 US 1957 Sell This Version
603 Little Sally Walker / Malinda  album cover Bobby Mandolph Little Sally Walker / Malinda (Single) 603 US 1957 Sell This Version
604 Open Up Your Heart / How Long  album cover Eugene Church Open Up Your Heart / How Long (Single) 604 US 1957 Sell This Version
605 Our Romance / Written On The Wall  album cover Clydie King Our Romance / Written On The Wall (Single) 605 US 1957 Sell This Version
606 Jenny, Jenny / Miss Ann  album cover Little Richard Jenny, Jenny / Miss Ann (Single) 606 US 1957 Sell This Version
606 Jenny, Jenny  album cover Little Richard Jenny, Jenny(7") Specialty 606 Unknown Sell This Version
607 Please Believe Me / Diggin' The Moonglow  album cover Percy Mayfield Please Believe Me / Diggin' The Moonglow(Shellac, 10") Specialty 607 US 1957 Sell This Version
607 Please Believe Me / Diggin' The Moonglow  album cover Percy Mayfield Please Believe Me / Diggin' The Moonglow(7", Single) Specialty 607 US 1957 Sell This Version
608 Short Fat Fannie / High School Dance  album cover Larry Williams And His Band Short Fat Fannie / High School Dance (Single) 608 US 1957 Sell This Version
609 La Coquette  album cover The Gerald Wiggins Trio La Coquette(7", Single) Specialty 609 US 1957 Sell This Version
610 Jelly Bean / Leavin' It All Up To You  album cover Don And Dewey* Jelly Bean / Leavin' It All Up To You 610 US 1957 Sell This Version
611 Keep A Knockin' / Can't Believe You Wanna Leave  album cover Little Richard Keep A Knockin' / Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (Single) 611 US 1957 Sell This Version
612 Yellow Rose Of Texas / Shoo-Fly Pie  album cover Hal Hidey Yellow Rose Of Texas / Shoo-Fly Pie(7") Specialty 612 US 1957 Sell This Version
613 Lula Baby / In My Dreamland  album cover Gene And Wendell* Lula Baby / In My Dreamland (Single) 613 US 1957 Sell This Version
614 Sweet Peach / Free And Easy  album cover The Titans (3) Sweet Peach / Free And Easy(7") Specialty 614 US 1957 Sell This Version
615 Bony Moronie / You Bug Me, Baby  album cover Larry Williams (3) Bony Moronie / You Bug Me, Baby (Single) 615 US 1957 Sell This Version
616 I Need Someone To Love Me  album cover Ben Hughes (9) I Need Someone To Love Me 616 US 1958 Sell This Version
617 Just A Little Lovin'  album cover Don And Dewey* Just A Little Lovin'(7") Specialty 617 US 1957 Sell This Version
618 Twitchy  album cover René Hall's Orchestra Featuring Willie Joe* René Hall's Orchestra Featuring Willie Joe* - Twitchy (Single) 618 US 1958 Sell This Version
619 I'll Come Running Back To You / Forever  album cover Sam Cooke I'll Come Running Back To You / Forever (Single) 619 US 1957 Sell This Version
620 Yearning / I'm Just A Lost Ball In High Weeds  album cover Troy Cory Yearning / I'm Just A Lost Ball In High Weeds 620 US Unknown Sell This Version
621 Thank You For Your Kisses / Do You Promise?  album cover Sonny Lowery Thank You For Your Kisses / Do You Promise? (Single) 621 US 1957 Sell This Version
622 Rock 'N' Roll Fever / Closer To Heaven  album cover The Monitors (4) Rock 'N' Roll Fever / Closer To Heaven (Single) 622 US 1957 Sell This Version
623 Love At First Sight / I've Got My Sights On Someone New  album cover Roddy Jackson Love At First Sight / I've Got My Sights On Someone New 623 US 1958 Sell This Version
624 Good Golly, Miss Molly / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey  album cover Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey (Single) 624 US 1958 Sell This Version
625 Don't You Just Know It  album cover The Titans (3) Don't You Just Know It (Single) 625 US 1958 Sell This Version
626 Dizzy, Miss Lizzy / Slow Down  album cover Larry Williams (3) Dizzy, Miss Lizzy / Slow Down (Single) 626 US 1958 Sell This Version
627 That's All I Need To Know / I Don't Want To Cry  album cover Sam Cooke That's All I Need To Know / I Don't Want To Cry 627 US 1958 Sell This Version
628 The Things You Do To Me / Touch And Go  album cover Wynona Carr The Things You Do To Me / Touch And Go (Single) 628 US 1958 Sell This Version
629 Saints Go Marchin' In / Thunderbird  album cover René Hall's Orchestra Saints Go Marchin' In / Thunderbird(7") Specialty 629 US 1958 Sell This Version
630 Come On  album cover Ben Hughes (9) Come On(7") Specialty 630 US 1958 Sell This Version
631 Bim Bam / Justine  album cover Don And Dewey* Bim Bam / Justine (Single) 631 US 1958 Sell This Version
632 Arlene / Love Is A Wonderful Thing  album cover The Titans (3) Arlene / Love Is A Wonderful Thing(7", Single) Specialty 632 US 1958 Sell This Version