Bang Records

Bang Records

Profile:
US label formed by Bert Berns with his friends, Atlantic Records co-founders Ahmet Ertegun, his brother Neshui Ertegun and Jerry Wexler in 1965. The first letters of their names (Bert, Ahmet, Nesuhi, Gerald) formed the label's name. After Berns' death from heart failure two years later at age 38, his widow Ilene Berns took over the label. The label relocated to Atlanta in 1973, where it would be based for most of its existence. Originally pressed and distributed by Atlantic, the label switched to its own independent distribution until 1978 when it signed a distribution deal with CBS Records (whose CBS Special Products unit bought the label in 1980). Berns' estate now controls the label's music publishing arm, Web IV Music, Inc., as Bert Berns Music LLC.

Notable artists included The McCoys, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, The Strangeloves, Paul Davis, Elton John stalwart Nigel Olsson, shock-jock Don Imus and disco/funk band Brick.

It became infamous for endlessly reissuing and repackaging the Neil Diamond (ceased in 1977 when Diamond secured control of his Bang-era masters; he insists that all future reissues of his Bang material be released only in mono) and Van Morrison material (most notoriousy the T.B Sheets album released in 1973, pieced together from six year old session outtakes from the Blowin' Your Mind album) recorded in the 1960's before both moved to other labels (Morrison to Warner Bros. Records in 1967 and Diamond to UNI Records a year later).

Bang's output was sporadic even by independent label standards but it often placed hits on the charts throughout its seventeen-year existence.

Label Codes: LC 16309 / LC 16310
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
1965-73 Atlantic distribution:
Div. of Web IV Music, Inc., 1650 Broadway, New York, N.Y.

1973-78 independent distribution:
A division of
Web IV Music Inc.
2107 Faulkner Road
N.E., Atlanta, Georgia

1978-82 CBS distribution:
Distributed By CBS Records/CBS Inc./51 W. 52 Street, New York City
(as it appears on the label)
Sites:
[l21764]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2Z8 4801 Little Bit Of Soap  album cover Nigel Olsson Little Bit Of Soap (Single) 2Z8 4801 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 4805 Dancin' Man / We'll Love  album cover Brick Dancin' Man / We'll Love 4Z8 4805 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z9 02253 Sweat (Til You Get Wet)  album cover Brick Sweat (Til You Get Wet) 4Z9 02253 US 1981 Sell This Version
4Z9 03158 Free Dancer  album cover Brick Free Dancer 4Z9 03158 US 1982 Sell This Version
211 I Want Candy  album cover The Strangeloves I Want Candy (Album) 211 US 1965 Sell This Version
212 Hang On Sloopy  album cover The McCoys Hang On Sloopy (Album) 212 US 1965 Sell This Version
219-STEREO Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits  album cover Neil Diamond Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Bang Records 219-STEREO US Unknown Sell This Version
562 Whatcha' Gonna Do About It  album cover Bobby Boyd Whatcha' Gonna Do About It(7", Single, Promo) Bang Records 562 US 1968 Sell This Version
574 She Let Her Hair Down (Early In The Morning)  album cover Don Young (4) She Let Her Hair Down (Early In The Morning) (Single) 574 US 1969 Sell This Version
575 Shilo   album cover Neil Diamond Shilo (7", Single) Bang Records 575 US 1970 Sell This Version
578 Solitary Man / The Time Is Now  album cover Neil Diamond Solitary Man / The Time Is Now (Single) 578 US 1966 Sell This Version
700 Martha  album cover Paper Lace Martha(7", Promo) Bang Records 700 US 1972 Sell This Version
1-117 The Feel Of Neil Diamond  album cover Neil Diamond The Feel Of Neil Diamond(LP, Mono) Microfon 1-117 Argentina 1967 Sell This Version
2110 I Want Candy  album cover The Strangeloves I Want Candy (Album) 2110 US 1965 Sell This Version
4102  Louie Louie '66 / David's Mood   album cover Jack Eely & The Courtmen Louie Louie '66 / David's Mood (7", Single) Zodiac (5) 4102 Greece 1966 Sell This Version
6352 The Strangeloves Cara-Lin(7", Single) Microfon 6352 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
10168 Boo On You  album cover Bazooka (Austin Roberts) Boo On You(7", Single, Promo) Bang Records 10168 USA & Canada 1969 Sell This Version
30387 X-Three  album cover X-Three X-Three(CD, Album) Oompah Beat Records 30387 US 2002 Sell This Version
44101 Just For You  album cover Neil Diamond Just For You(LP, Album) Zodiac (5), Bang Records 44101 Greece 1967 Sell This Version
70 864 Hang On Sloopy  album cover The McCoys, The Strangeloves The McCoys, The Strangeloves - Hang On Sloopy(7", EP) Barclay 70 864 France 1965 Sell This Version
492601 1 Blowin' Your Mind  album cover Van Morrison Blowin' Your Mind(LP, Album, RE) Simply Vinyl, Bang Records, Epic 492601 1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
493009 2 Blowin' Your Mind  album cover Van Morrison Blowin' Your Mind(CD, Album, RE, RM) Bang Records, Bang Records, Bang Records, Epic Associated, Epic Associated, Epic Associated, Legacy, Legacy, Legacy 493009 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
570 278-0 Saison 5  album cover IAM Saison 5(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Def Jam Recordings France, Universal Music France 570 278-0 France 2016 Sell This Version
650005 Cara-Lin / (Roll On) Mississippi   album cover The Strangeloves Cara-Lin / (Roll On) Mississippi (7", Single) Atlantic 650005 France 1965 Sell This Version
650006 Fever / Sorrow  album cover The Mc Coys* Fever / Sorrow(7") Atlantic 650006 France Unknown Sell This Version
670002 Fever / Sorrow  album cover The McCoys Fever / Sorrow(7") Bang Records 670002 France Unknown Sell This Version
670004 A Little Bit Of Soap  album cover The Exciters A Little Bit Of Soap(7", Jukebox) Bang Records 670004 France 1966 Sell This Version
670006 Come On Let's Go / Little People  album cover The McCoys Come On Let's Go / Little People(7", Single) Bang Records 670006 France 1966 Sell This Version
670008 Hand Jive / I Gotta Dance  album cover The Strangeloves Hand Jive / I Gotta Dance(7", Single) Bang Records 670008 France Unknown Sell This Version
670009 Neil Diamond Cherry, Cherry / I'll Come Running(7", Single) Bang Records 670009 France Unknown Sell This Version
670012 Freddy Scott* Are You Lonely For Me / Where Were You(7") Bang Records 670012 France 1966 Sell This Version
670013 Stop What You're Doing / Gone Gone  album cover Roy C.* Stop What You're Doing / Gone Gone(7") Bang Records 670013 France Unknown Sell This Version
670015 Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon  album cover Neil Diamond Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon(7", Single) Bang Records 670015 France 1967 Sell This Version
670017 Soul Motion  album cover The Exciters Soul Motion(7") Bang Records 670017 France 1966 Sell This Version
670018 Thank The Lord For The Night Time  album cover Neil Diamond Thank The Lord For The Night Time(7") Bang Records 670018 France Unknown Sell This Version
670 019 Say Those Magic Words / I Wonder If She Remembers Me  album cover The McCoys Say Those Magic Words / I Wonder If She Remembers Me(7", Single) Bang Records 670 019 France 1967 Sell This Version
670020 Brown Eyed Girl  album cover Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl(7", Single) Bang Records 670020 France 1967 Sell This Version
670021 Kentucky Woman / The Time Is Now  album cover Neil Diamond Kentucky Woman / The Time Is Now(7") Bang Records 670021 France 1967 Sell This Version
670 022 Soul People  album cover Shan Miles Soul People(7") Bang Records 670 022 France Unknown Sell This Version
670023 Karate Boo-Ga-Loo / The Pearl  album cover Jerryo* Karate Boo-Ga-Loo / The Pearl(7") Bang Records 670023 France Unknown Sell This Version
670024 Big Boss Man / Don't Catch The Dog's Bone  album cover Erma Franklin Big Boss Man / Don't Catch The Dog's Bone (Single) 670024 France 1967 Sell This Version
670.025 New Orleans / La Bamba  album cover Neil Diamond New Orleans / La Bamba (Single) 670.025 France 1967 Sell This Version
670 026 Chick-A-Boom / Ro Ro Rosey  album cover Van Morrison Chick-A-Boom / Ro Ro Rosey (Single) 670 026 France 1967 Sell This Version
670.027 Run Joe  album cover Freddie Scott (2) Run Joe(7") Bang Records 670.027 France Unknown Sell This Version
670028 Red Red Wine  album cover Neil Diamond Red Red Wine(7", Single) Bang Records 670028 France Unknown Sell This Version
670029 Cinnamon  album cover Derek (3) Cinnamon(7", Single) Bang Records, Bang Records 670029 France 1968 Sell This Version
770.001 Fever  album cover The McCoys Fever(7", EP) Atlantic, Bang Records 770.001 France 1965 Sell This Version
770.004 Are You Lonely For Me  album cover Freddie Scott (2) Are You Lonely For Me(7", EP) Bang Records 770.004 France Unknown Sell This Version
770005 Beat The Clock  album cover The McCoys Beat The Clock(7", EP, Mono) Bang Records 770005 France Unknown Sell This Version
811-217 Just For You  album cover Neil Diamond Just For You(8-Trk, Album) Bang Records, GRT 811-217 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
811-219 Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits  album cover Neil Diamond Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Bang Records 811-219 US Unknown Sell This Version
841 970-2 The Best Of Van Morrison  album cover Van Morrison The Best Of Van Morrison(CD, Comp) Polydor 841 970-2 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
1011-102 The McCoys Hang On Sloopy(7") Bang Records 1011-102 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
1011-104 Brown Eyed Girl / Ro Ro Rosey  album cover Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl / Ro Ro Rosey(7") Bang Records 1011-104 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1011-106 Neil Diamond Thank The Lord For The Night Time / Kentucky Woman(7", Single) Bang Records 1011-106 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1011-111 Am I Grooving You / Are You Lonely For Me Baby  album cover Freddy Scott* Am I Grooving You / Are You Lonely For Me Baby(7") Bang Records 1011-111 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
1011-712 Ride 'Em Cowboy / I'm The Only Sinner (In Salt Lake City)  album cover Paul Davis (3) Ride 'Em Cowboy / I'm The Only Sinner (In Salt Lake City)(7") Bang Records 1011-712 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
1011-713 Evil Boll-Weevil/Got To Find My Way Back   album cover Grand Canyon (2) Evil Boll-Weevil/Got To Find My Way Back (7", Single) Bang Records 1011-713 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1011-721 Born To Get Down (Born To Mess Around)  album cover Muscle Shoals Horns Born To Get Down (Born To Mess Around) 1011-721 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
1011-722 Wish That Love Was Magic  album cover Street Corner Symphony (2) Wish That Love Was Magic(7", Single, Promo) Bang Records 1011-722 1976 Sell This Version
1011-725 Muscle Shoals Horns Open Up Your Heart / Get It Up 1011-725 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
1103-103 Derek (3) Cinnamon / Back Door Man(7") Bang Records 1103-103 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
2011-227 Neil Diamond Double Gold(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Bang Records 2011-227 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
5011-217 Just For You  album cover Neil Diamond Just For You(Cass, Album) Bang Records, GRT 5011-217 US Unknown Sell This Version
6467 625 This Is Where I Came In  album cover Van Morrison This Is Where I Came In(LP, Comp) Bang Records 6467 625 UK 1977 Sell This Version
8011-221 Shilo/Solitary Man  album cover Neil Diamond Shilo/Solitary Man(8-Trk, Comp, Blu) Bang Records 8011-221 US 1970 Sell This Version
8011-227 H Double Gold  album cover Neil Diamond Double Gold(8-Trk, Comp) Bang Records 8011-227 H US 1972 Sell This Version
8011-401 H Paul Davis (3) Ride 'Em Cowboy(8-Trk) Bang Records 8011-401 H US 1974 Sell This Version
9011-218 Blowin' Your Mind!  album cover Van Morrison Blowin' Your Mind!(LP, Album, RE) Bang Records 9011-218 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
9011-221 Shilo  album cover Neil Diamond Shilo(LP, Comp) Bang Records, Bang Records 9011-221 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
9011-223 A Little Bit Of  album cover Paul Davis (3) A Little Bit Of(LP, Album) Bang Records 9011-223 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
9011-226 Diamond's Diamonds  album cover Neil Diamond Diamond's Diamonds (Comp) 9011-226 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
9011-227 Double Gold  album cover Neil Diamond Double Gold (Comp) 9011-227 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
9011-400 T.B. Sheets  album cover Van Morrison T.B. Sheets (Comp) 9011-400 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
9011-403 Born To Get Down  album cover Muscle Shoals Horns Born To Get Down(LP, Album) Bang Records 9011-403 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
9011-405 Southern Tracks & Fantasies  album cover Paul Davis (3) Southern Tracks & Fantasies(LP, Album) Bang Records 9011-405 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
9011-406 Harmony Grits  album cover Street Corner Symphony (2) Harmony Grits(LP, Album) Bang Records 9011-406 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
105-26.460Y Hang On Sloopy  album cover The McCoys Hang On Sloopy(7", Single) London Records, London Records 105-26.460Y Belgium 1965 Sell This Version
220-07-014 T.B. Sheets  album cover Van Morrison T.B. Sheets (Comp) 220-07-014 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
220-07-037 Van Morrison  album cover Van Morrison Van Morrison(LP, Comp, RE) Bellaphon 220-07-037 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
88697269491 Blowin' Your Mind!  album cover Van Morrison Blowin' Your Mind!(LP, Album, RE, 180) Bang Records, Epic 88697269491 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88985424672 The Authorized Bang Collection  album cover Van Morrison The Authorized Bang Collection(3xCD, Comp) Bang Records, Exile, Legacy, Sony Music 88985424672 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
AIRAC-1701 Blowin' Your Mind!  album cover Van Morrison Blowin' Your Mind!(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Air Mail Archive, Bang Records AIRAC-1701 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
AIRPROMO-076 Brown Eyed Girl  album cover Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl(CD, Mini, Promo) Air Mail Archive, Bang Records AIRPROMO-076 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
AL 36321, JZ 36321 The Masqueraders  album cover The Masqueraders The Masqueraders(LP, Promo, W/Lbl) Bang Records AL 36321, JZ 36321 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS 724 Do Right  album cover Paul Davis (3) Do Right(12", EP, Promo) Bang Records AS 724 US 1979 Sell This Version
AS 800 Changing Tides  album cover Nigel Olsson Changing Tides(12", EP, Promo) Bang Records, Bang Records AS 800 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS 830 Push Push  album cover Brick Push Push(12", Promo) Bang Records AS 830 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS 1325 Wide Open  album cover Brick Wide Open(12", Promo) Bang Records AS 1325 US 1981 Sell This Version
Atl. 70.163 Up And Down  album cover The McCoys Up And Down(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic Atl. 70.163 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
B8TS-403 Born To Get Down  album cover Muscle Shoals Horns Born To Get Down(8-Trk, Album) Bang Records B8TS-403 US 1976 Sell This Version
B8TS 409 Brick  album cover Brick Brick(8-Trk) Bang Records B8TS 409 US 1977 Sell This Version
B 200 Tu Reste La  album cover Keith Patten / Van Morrison Keith Patten / Van Morrison - Tu Reste La(7", Single) Bang Records B 200 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
B-211 I Want Candy  album cover The Strangeloves I Want Candy(LP, Album, Mono) Bang Records B-211 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
B-500 I'm Gonna Change / I Ain't Trying To Please Nobody  album cover Rick Sheppard (3) I'm Gonna Change / I Ain't Trying To Please Nobody(7", Single, Promo) Bang Records B-500 US 1965 Sell This Version
B-501 I Want Candy  album cover The Strangeloves I Want Candy (Single) B-501 US 1965 Sell This Version
B-502 Shake And Jerk / Girls, Girls, Girls  album cover Billy Lamont Shake And Jerk / Girls, Girls, Girls B-502 US 1965 Sell This Version
B-504 Out In The Sun (Hey-O)  album cover The Beach-Nuts Out In The Sun (Hey-O) (Single) B-504 US 1965 Sell This Version
B-505 She's Got You Now  album cover The Witches (4) She's Got You Now (Single) B-505 US 1965 Sell This Version
B-506 Hang On Sloopy / I Can't Explain It  album cover The McCoys Hang On Sloopy / I Can't Explain It (Single) B-506 US 1965 Sell This Version