Dot Records

Dot Records

Profile:
American label founded around 1950 by Randy Wood & Gene Nobles in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Dot Records was sold to Paramount Pictures in 1957 (and adopted a version of the Paramount logo which it used on 45 RPM single sleeves and album covers; the company had relocated to Hollywood by 1956). Gulf+Western Industries bought Paramount in 1968, placed its operation under its Famous Music publishing unit and changed the Dot label design. The G+W-era Paramount logo started appearing on Dot albums about at record number DLP-25852. The back catalog to date was deleted once the Famous Music administration began. Dot reissues subsequently appeared on the Paramount Records and Famous Records labels. Gulf+Western sold its record operation to ABC in late 1973 which absorbed the catalog and labels into ABC Dunhill Records.

Early in 1974, Dot Records was renamed ABC DOT and became the country music unit of ABC Records. The new DOSD-2001 series lasted until the end of 1977 when Dot was discontinued in favor of the parent ABC label. In 1979, ABC's catalog, including Dot, was sold to MCA which itself merged in 1998 with PolyGram and ultimately became Universal Music Group.

Billed itself in the 1950s and 1960s as having "The Nation's Best Selling Records". Though its biggest stars included Pat Boone and bandleaders Billy Vaughn and Lawrence Welk (who left the label with his back catalog after the 1968 sale of the company), a number of significant early rock and roll, surf (The Surfaris) and doo-wop singles were released on Dot, often under license from outside producers.

Distributed Bob Crewe's DynoVoice Records for a brief time in 1968-69. Also pressed and distributed Jeff Barry's Steed Records from 1968 to 1971.

Subsidiary labels include Crystalette (Dodie Stevens), Hamilton and Acta (The American Breed).

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 006-90 087 Robin McNamara I Can Love You(7", Single) Dot Records 1C 006-90 087 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-90 287 M Andy Kim Baby, I Love You(7", Single, Mono) Dot Records 1C 006-90 287 M Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-90 446 M Roy Clark Yesterday, When I Was Young(7", Single) Dot Records 1C 006-90 446 M Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-90 576 Mitch Ryder Sugar Bee(7", Single) Dot Records 1C 006-90 576 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-90 638 Andy Kim So Good Together / I Got To Know(7", Single) Dot Records 1C 006-90 638 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 006-91 128 Andy Kim A Friend In The City(7") Dot Records 1 C 006-91 128 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-91 753 The Surfaris Wipe Out / Surfer Joe(7", Single) Dot Records 1C 006-91 753 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1 C 006-92 036 Andy Kim Be My Baby(7", Single) Dot Records 1 C 006-92 036 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-92 356 Andy Kim I Wish I Were (7", Single) Dot Records 1C 006-92 356 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1 C 006-93 597 Donna Fargo The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.(7") Dot Records 1 C 006-93 597 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 006-93 613 Pat Boone I'll Be Home / Speedy Gonzales(7", Single) Dot Records 1C 006-93 613 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1 C 006-93 899 Donna Fargo Funny Face(7") Dot Records 1 C 006-93 899 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 006-94 215 Joe Stampley Soul Song(7", Single) Dot Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-94 215 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 006-94 242 Donna Fargo Superman(7", Single) Dot Records 1C 006-94 242 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 006-95 844 Donna Fargo You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)(7", Single) EMI 1C 006-95 844 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 410 Freddy Fender (2) Before The Next Teardrop Falls(7", Single) Dot Records 1 C 006-96 410 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 048-92 577 Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra The Best Of Billy Vaughn(LP, Comp) Dot Records 1 C 048-92 577 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 048-93 242 Pat Boone The Best Of Pat Boone(LP, Comp) Dot Records 1 C 048-93 242 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 052-90 430 The Anita Kerr Singers Reflect On The Hits Of Burt Bacharach & Hal David (Album) 1 C 052-90 430 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 052-91 145 Billy Vaughn Billy Vaughn's Greatest!(LP, Comp) Dot Records 1C 052-91 145 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 054-95 735 Roy Clark Masters Of Country And Western Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Dot Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 054-95 735 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 054-95 736 Donna Fargo Masters Of Country And Western Vol. 2(LP, Comp) Dot Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 054-95 736 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 062-90 023 Andy Kim Rainbow Ride(LP, Album) Dot Records, Steed Records 1C 062-90 023 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 062-90 381 Count Basie Standing Ovation(LP, Album) Dot Records 1 C 062-90 381 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 062-90 625 Andy Kim Baby I Love You(LP, Album) Dot Records 1C 062-90 625 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 062-92 907 D Hank Thompson Next Time I Fall In Love (I Won't)(LP) Dot Records 1 C 062-92 907 D Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C 062-92 908 D Roy Clark The Incredible Roy Clark(LP, Album) Dot Records 1C 062-92 908 D Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 062-93654 Donna Fargo The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.(LP, Album) Dot Records 1C 062-93654 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1 C062-94 132 Hank Thompson Hank Thompson's Greatest Hits Vol 1(LP, Comp) Dot Records 1 C062-94 132 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1 C 062-94 295 Donna Fargo My Second Album(LP, Album) Dot Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 062-94 295 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-96700 Freddy Fender (2) Before The Next Teardrop Falls(LP, Album) Dot Records 1C 062-96700 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 228-92 577 Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra The Best Of Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra(Cass, Comp) Dot Records 1C 228-92 577 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C148-92 689/690 Billy Vaughn Billy Vaughn Plays Great German Evergreens(2xLP, Album) Dot Records 1 C148-92 689/690 Germany 1964 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
2C 006-10357 M Roy Clark Yesterday, When I Was Young(7", Single) Dot Records 2C 006-10357 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-10375 The Illusion Did You See Her Eyes(7") Dot Records 2C 006-10375 France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 006-90.174 M American Breed* Le Cerveau(7") Dot Records 2C 006-90.174 M France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 006-90195 M Lalo Schifrin Mission Impossible(7", Single) Dot Records, Dot Records 2C 006-90195 M France 1967 Sell This Version
2C 006-90 287 M Andy Kim Baby, I Love You(7", Single, Mono) Dot Records 2C 006-90 287 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90.601 M Roy Clark September Song(7", Single) Dot Records 2C 006-90.601 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90.963 M The Illusion Together / Don't Push It (7", Single) Dot Records 2C 006-90.963 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-91.128 Andy Kim A Friend In The City(7") Dot Records 2C 006-91.128 France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 006-92.009 The Illusion Let's Make Each Other Happy / Dr. Stone(7") Dot Records 2C 006-92.009 France Unknown Sell This Version
2 C 062-90007 Basie* Straight Ahead(LP, Album) DOT Records 2 C 062-90007 France 1968 Sell This Version
2C 062-90.365 Joe "Fingers" Carr Joe "Finger" Carr And The Bluegrass(LP) Dot Records 2C 062-90.365 France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 062-90385 Lalo Schifrin Music From Mission: Impossible(LP, Album) Dot Records 2C 062-90385 France Unknown Sell This Version
2 C062-90484 Fear Itself (2) Fear Itself(LP, Album) Dot Records, Dot Records 2 C062-90484 France Unknown Sell This Version
2C062-90725 Mitch Ryder The Detroit - Memphis Experiment(LP, Album) DOT Records 2C062-90725 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 066-90648 Fear Itself (2) Mossy Dream(7") Dot Records 2C 066-90648 France Unknown Sell This Version
3C 062-92461 Roy Clark Yesterday When I Was Young(LP, Comp) Dot Records 3C 062-92461 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
4 C 006-96 410 Freddy Fender (2) Before The Next Teardrop Falls(7", Single) Dot Records, Dot Records 4 C 006-96 410 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C006-96779 Freddy Fender (2) Wasted Days And Wasted Nights(7", Single) Dot Records, EMI 4C006-96779 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
14A-524 Billy Vaughn Alfie(4-Trk, Album) Dot Records 14A-524 US 1966 Sell This Version
14Y-680 Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space(4-Trk, Album) Dot Records 14Y-680 US 1967 Sell This Version
45D.002 The American Breed Bend Me, Shape Me / Step Out Of Your Mind(7") Dot Records, Dot Records 45D.002 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45D-003 The American Breed Green Light 45D-003 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45 D 004 The Mills Brothers Cab Driver(7", Single) Dot Records 45 D 004 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45 D - 006 Pat Boone I Had A Dream(7") Dot Records 45 D - 006 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45D-008 Mia Farrow Lullaby From "Rosemary's Baby"(7") Dot Records 45D-008 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45D.009 Neal Hefti La Strana Coppia/Tomatoes(7") Dot Records 45D.009 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45D011 Andy Kim Svegliami All'Alba(7", Single) Dot Records 45D011 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
45 D-012 The Glitterhouse Barbarella / Love Drags Me Down(7", Single) Dot Records 45 D-012 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45 D-013 The Bob Crewe Generation The Black Queen's Beads(7") Dot Records 45 D-013 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45D-017 Brian Hyland Stay And Love Me All Summer(7") Dot Records 45D-017 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45D-018 Andy Kim Baby, I Love You / Rainbow Ride 45D-018 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-020 Roy Clark Yesterday, When I Was Young 45-D-020 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
45D-021 Lee Marvin / Clint Eastwood (2) Lee Marvin / Clint Eastwood (2) - Wand'rin Star / I Talk To The Trees(7", Jukebox) Dot Records 45D-021 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
45-HL 9067 Pat Boone Words (Parole) / (Welcome) New Lovers(7") London Records, American Dot Recordings 45-HL 9067 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
45-HL 9238 Pat Boone Dear John(7") London Records 45-HL 9238 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45 - HL 9299 Pat Boone The Exodus Song (Tema Dal Film Exodus) / There Is A Moon Out Tonight (Splende La Luna In Cielo)(7", Single) London Records 45 - HL 9299 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45-HLD.8320 Sanford Clark The Fool(7", Single) London Records 45-HLD.8320 UK 1956 Sell This Version
45-HLD.8380 Tab Hunter Young Love (Single) 45-HLD.8380 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-HL-D. 8445 Pat Boone Love Letters In The Sand(7", Single, Tri) London Records 45-HL-D. 8445 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-HL-D 8739 Pat Boone Gee, But It's Lonely / For My Good Fortune (Single) 45-HL-D 8739 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-HLD 8923 Louis Prima & Keely Smith Bei Mir Bist Du Schon / I Don't Know Why(7", Single) London Records 45-HLD 8923 Finland Unknown Sell This Version
45-HLD 9238 Pat Boone Dear John(7") London Records 45-HLD 9238 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-HLD 9485 Jack Ross Orchestra And Chorus* Happy Jose (Ching-Ching)(7") London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLD 9485 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-HLD 9543 Pat Boone Quando, Quando, Quando(7", Single) London Records 45-HLD 9543 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-HLD 9573 Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales / The Locket(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLD 9573 UK 1962 Sell This Version
203 The Delvikings* What Made Maggie Run / Come Go With Me(Shellac, 10", Single) Dot Records 203 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
386 Dorothy Berry You Better Watch Out / Ain't That Love(7", Single) Dot Records 386 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
509 The Dartells Dartell Stomp / Hot Pastrami(7", Single) Arlen Records 509 US 1963 Sell This Version
716P Andy Kim Baby, I Love You (Flexi, 4", Single) Pocket Disc, Steed Records 716P US 1969 Sell This Version
728 Dodie Stevens The Five Pennies / Yes - Sir - Ee(7") Dot Records 728 US Unknown Sell This Version
730 The Four Jokers We Met In Catalina / Your Decision(7", Single) Crystalette Records 730 US 1959 Sell This Version
731X Andy Kim I Wish I Were / Walkin' My La De Da(7", Single) Dot Records 731X Canada 1971 Sell This Version
810P-5812DJ Dora Hall These Boots Are Made For Walking / Day Dream(7", Single) Dot Records 810P-5812DJ US 1966 Sell This Version
810P-5819 Dora Hall I Got You Babe / Hang On Sloopy(7", Single) Dot Records 810P-5819 US 1966 Sell This Version
1016 Cecil Gant Cryin' To Myself / Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1016 US Unknown Sell This Version
1019 Margie Day With Griffin Brothers Orchestra* Margie Day With Griffin Brothers Orchestra* - Little Red Rooster / It'd Surprise You(7", Unofficial, RE) Dot Records 1019 US 2013 Sell This Version
1024 Margie Day* With The Griffin Brothers Margie Day* With The Griffin Brothers - Bonaparte's Retreat / Hot Pepper(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1024 US 1951 Sell This Version
1031 Pat Boone White Christmas / Jingle Bells(7", Single) Dot Records 1031 Japan 1958 Sell This Version
1041 The Griffin Brothers Featuring Margie Day The Griffin Brothers Featuring Margie Day - Sadie Green / One Steady Date(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1041 US 1951 Sell This Version
1060 The Griffin Brothers Featuring Tommy Brown (2) The Griffin Brothers Featuring Tommy Brown (2) - Hoppin' / Tra-La-La(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1060 US 1951 Sell This Version
1070 The Griffin Brothers Featuring Margie Day The Griffin Brothers Featuring Margie Day - Stubborn As A Mule / Pretty Baby(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1070 US 1951 Sell This Version
1071 Griffin Brothers Orch.* Featuring Tommy Brown (2) Griffin Brothers Orch.* Featuring Tommy Brown (2) - Weepin' & Cryin' / Shuffle Bug(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1071 US 1951 Sell This Version
1074 Dink Embry Doll Baby / Lay Your Head Upon My Shoulder(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1074 US 1951 Sell This Version
1085 Tommy Jackson (2) Arkansas Traveler / Soldier's Joy(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1085 US Unknown Sell This Version
1086 Tommy Jackson (2) Mississippi Sawyer / Boil Them Cabbage Down(Shellac, 10") Dot Records 1086 US Unknown Sell This Version
1091 Mac Wiseman I Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Four Walls Around Me(Shellac, 10", Single) Dot Records 1091 US 1953 Sell This Version