Tower

Tower

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Tower Records was a record label from 1964 to 1970.

For all unofficial releases (bootlegs, counterfeits ... , pirate compilations) that pretend to be a release of Tower please use Tower (6) !

A subsidiary of Capitol Records, Tower often released music by artists who were relatively low profile in comparison to those released on the parent label, including a number of artists--such as [Invalid Artist] and The Chocolate Watchband --later recognized as "garage bands".
For this reason Tower is often associated with the garage rock phenomenon of the 1960s.

Capitol shut down Tower Records in 1970.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
101 The Sunrays Car Party / Outta Gas(7") Tower 101 US 1964 Sell This Version
102 Ritchie Dean Goodbye Girl / I'd Do Anything(7") Tower 102 US 1964 Sell This Version
103 Harry Nilsson Sixteen Tons/I'm Gonna Lose My Mind(7") Tower 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
104 Darlene McCrea My Heart's Not In It / Don't Worry Baby(7", Single) Tower 104 US 1964 Sell This Version
105 The Rosebuds (4) Say You'll Be Mine / Mama Said(7") Tower 105 US Unknown Sell This Version
107 Gus Jenkins Chittlins / You'll Be The One (Single) 107 US 1964 Sell This Version
108 Linda Laine With The Sinners (3) Linda Laine With The Sinners (3) - Low Grades And High Fever(7", Single) Tower 108 US 1964 Sell This Version
109 Mike Rabin And The Demons* Head Over Heels(7", Single) Tower 109 US 1964 Sell This Version
110 Heinz Questions I Can't Answer / The Beating Of My Heart(7") Tower 110 US 1964 Sell This Version
112 Rick And Donna What Good Is Love/A.B.C.(7", Single) Tower 112 US 1965 Sell This Version
113 The Champions (8) In The Ring(7") Tower 113 US 1964 Sell This Version
114 Lon Chaney* Monster Holiday(7") Tower 114 US 1965 Sell This Version
114 Lon Chaney Monster Holiday(7", Single) Tower 114 US Unknown Sell This Version
116 The Arrows* Apache '65 / Blue Guitar(7") Tower 116 US 1965 Sell This Version
117 Mary Miller (2) Where's Johnny / Roy - A Puzzling Boy(7") Tower 117 US 1965 Sell This Version
118 Four Just Men Things Will Never Be The Same / That's My Baby(7", Single) Tower 118 US 1965 Sell This Version
119 The Toggery Five I'm Gonna Jump(7", Single) Tower 119 US 1965 Sell This Version
120 Ian Whitcomb & Bluesville Ian Whitcomb & Bluesville - This Sporting Life(7", Single) Tower 120 US 1965 Sell This Version
122 Gus Jenkins Frosty(7", Single) Tower 122 US 1965 Sell This Version
123 The East River Boys You Can't Be Happy By Yourself(7") Tower 123 US 1965 Sell This Version
124 Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk(7", Single) Tower 124 US 1965 Sell This Version
125 Freddie And The Dreamers* I'm Telling You Now (7", Single) Tower 125 US 1965 Sell This Version
126 Tom Jones Little Lonely One (Single) 126 US 1965 Sell This Version
127 Freddie & The Dreamers You Were Made For Me / Send A Letter To Me (Single) 127 UK 1965 Sell This Version
127 Freddie And The Dreamers* / Beat Merchants* Freddie And The Dreamers* / Beat Merchants* - You Were Made For Me / So Fine(7", Single) Tower 127 US 1965 Sell This Version
128 Hal Southern I Remember Jim / Forty-Nine Acres Of Water(7") Tower 128 US Unknown Sell This Version
129 Jim Eanes These Memories / She Took The Bus (And Left The Crying To Me)(7") Tower 129 US 1965 Sell This Version
131 Judy Thomas A Little Bit Of Happiness(7", Single) Tower 131 US 1965 Sell This Version
133 Arrows, The Featuring Davie Allan* Moon Dawg '65 / Dance The Freddie(7", Single) Tower 133 US 1965 Sell This Version
134 Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville - You Turn Me On (Turn On Song) / Poor But Honest (Single) 134 US 1965 Sell This Version
135 Dick Curless Six Times A Day (The Trains Came Down) / Down By The Old River(7", Single) Tower 135 US 1965 Sell This Version
137 Earl Royce And The Olympics Que Sera, Sera / I Really Do(7", Single) Tower 137 US 1965 Sell This Version
140 Mary Miller (2) Confession Of Love(7", Single) Tower 140 US Unknown Sell This Version
142 The Arrows* Baby Ruth / I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover(7") Tower 142 US 1965 Sell This Version
143 Denny Reed In This Town Of Heartbreak(7", Single) Tower 143 US Unknown Sell This Version
144 The Starlets (5) I've Had It(7", Single) Tower 144 US 1965 Sell This Version
147 The In Crowd (2) That's How Strong My Love Is(7", Single) Tower 147 US 1965 Sell This Version
148 The Sunrays I Live For The Sun / Bye Baby Bye(7") Tower 148 US 1965 Sell This Version
149 Robin Kingsley In And Out(7") Tower 149 US 1965 Sell This Version
150 Joe Leahy Life / Pink Powder Puff(7", Single) Tower 150 US 1965 Sell This Version
152 The Tornados Early Bird(7") Tower 152 US 1965 Sell This Version
154 Bob And Bobby Baby What You Want Me To Do / Twelve-O-Four(7") Tower 154 US 1965 Sell This Version
155 Ian Whitcomb N-E-R-V-O-U-S!(7") Tower 155 US 1965 Sell This Version
156 Sir Walter Raleigh* Tell Her Tonight / If You Need Me(7", Single) Tower 156 US 1965 Sell This Version
157 The Moon Rakers* You'll Come Back / I Was Wrong(7") Tower 157 US 1965 Sell This Version
159 Bobby Griggs Cotton Picker / That's Not What He's Got On His Mind 159 US 1965 Sell This Version
161 Dick Curless 'Tater Raisin' Man / The Friend Who Makes It Four(7", Single) Tower 161 US 1965 Sell This Version
162 Jerry Naylor City Lights(7") Tower 162 US Unknown Sell This Version
163 Four Just Men / Freddie And The Dreamers* Four Just Men / Freddie And The Dreamers* - There's Not One Thing / Send A Letter To Me(7", Single) Tower 163 US 1965 Sell This Version
167 Judy Thomas He's My Hero(7", Single) Tower 167 US 1965 Sell This Version
176 Tom Jones Lonely Joe / I Was A Fool(7", Single) Tower 176 US 1965 Sell This Version
178 Rocky & His Friends* Riot City / You're Not Wrong(7", Single) Tower 178 US 1965 Sell This Version
179 Mike Jarrett (2), Gene Herd Mike Jarrett (2), Gene Herd - Chute #2(7", Single) Tower 179 US Unknown Sell This Version
180 The Moon Rakers* I'm All Right / Come On, Let's Move(7", Single) Tower 180 US 1965 Sell This Version
181 Tikis & Fabulons Take A Look / Cherry Pie(7") Tower 181 US 1965 Sell This Version
183 Ritchie Dean Time / Farewell Angelina(7", Single) Tower 183 US 1965 Sell This Version
184 Josephine Sunday You Won't Even Know Her Name / Don't Let Your Mind Rule Your Heart(7", Single) Tower 184 US 1965 Sell This Version
185 The Standells Dirty Water (Single) 185 US 1966 Sell This Version
187 Shuggy Ray Smith Little Tommy's Letter/Ruth From Duluth(7", Single) Tower 187 US Unknown Sell This Version
190 Tom Jones Chills & Fever / Baby I'm In Love(7", Single) Tower 190 US 1965 Sell This Version
191 The Sunrays Andrea / You Don't Phase Me(7", Single) Tower 191 US 1965 Sell This Version
192 Ian Whitcomb High Blood Pressure / Good Hard Rock(7") Tower 192 US 1966 Sell This Version
193 Dick Curless Travelin' Man / Rocky Mountain Queen(7") Tower 193 US Unknown Sell This Version
194 Race Marbles Like A Dribbling Fram / Someday(7", Single) Tower 194 US 1966 Sell This Version
196 The In Crowd (2) Why Must They Criticise(7", Single) Tower 196 US 1966 Sell This Version
198 George McCannon, III Look For The Rainbow/She Only Makes Me Love You More(7", Single) Tower 198 US 1966 Sell This Version
199 Bobby Griggs Release Me(7") Tower 199 US 1966 Sell This Version
200 Joe Leahy Slinky / Chantilly(7") Tower 200 US 1966 Sell This Version
201 Kay Adams She Didn't Color Daddy / Roll Out The Red Carpet(7", Single) Tower 201 US 1966 Sell This Version
202 Mike Curb Sunshine(7", Single) Tower 202 US Unknown Sell This Version
203 Denny Rockwell The Rain Follows Me(7") Tower 203 US Unknown Sell This Version
206 David Clayton Thomas* Take Me Back / Out Of The Sunshine(7", Single) Tower 206 US 1966 Sell This Version
207 Vince Hill Take Me To Your Heart Again(7", Single) Tower 207 US 1966 Sell This Version
208 Ketty Lester Secret Love / Love Me Just A Little Bit(7", Single) Tower 208 US 1966 Sell This Version
211 Ron Sterling And His Orchestra Time / Two Lovers(7") Tower 211 US 1966 Sell This Version
212 Ian Whitcomb Lover's Prayer(7") Tower 212 US 1966 Sell This Version
214 Jerry Naylor My Special Angel / Would You Believe(7", Promo) Tower 214 US 1966 Sell This Version
215 The Blueberry Hill Band Spanish Flea / One Of Those Songs (Single) 215 US 1966 Sell This Version
216 Sir Arthur (3) Louie, louie(7") Tower 216 US 1966 Sell This Version
217 David Watson (16) How Much I Care / Please Won't You Stay(7", Promo) Tower 217 US 1966 Sell This Version
218 John Stewart* & Scott Engel , Now Known As The Walker Brothers John Stewart* & Scott Engel , Now Known As The Walker Brothers - I Only Came To Dance With You (Single) 218 US 1966 Sell This Version
219 Dick Curless Highway Man / Please Don't Make Me Go(7", Promo, Mono) Tower 219 US 1966 Sell This Version
220 Sir Raleigh & The Cupons I Don't Want To Cry / Always (Single) 220 US 1966 Sell This Version
221 Aaron McNeil Shake A Hand / Rozana(7", Promo) Tower 221 US Unknown Sell This Version
222 The Moon Rakers* Trip And Fall / Time And A Place (Single) 222 US 1966 Sell This Version
224 The Sunrays Still / When You're Not Here (Single) 224 US 1966 Sell This Version
226 Dick Curless - Kay Adams Dick Curless - Kay Adams - A Devil Like Me (Needs An Angel Like You)(7", Single) Tower 226 US 1966 Sell This Version
231 Sam Riddle Lollipops & Teardrops / Angela Jones(7", Single) Tower 231 US 1966 Sell This Version
232 Ray Sanders My World Is Upside Down / Graveyard Dance (7", Single, Promo) Tower 232 US 1966 Sell This Version
236 Ketty Lester When A Woman Loves A Man 236 Unknown Sell This Version
238 Ray Chafin Crystal Romance / Summer Wind(7", Promo) Tower 238 US 1966 Sell This Version
239 The Moonrakers (2) Baby Please Don't Go / I Don't Believe (Single) 239 US 1966 Sell This Version
240 The Yokohama Ramblers Yokohama Nights(7", Promo) Tower 240 US Unknown Sell This Version
241 Eddie Drake Completely Destroyed / Your Cute's A Showin'(7") Tower 241 US 1966 Sell This Version
243 Lee Maye* When My Heart Hurts No More / At The Party (Single) 243 US Unknown Sell This Version
244 Harry Nilsson She's Yours / Growin' Up(7", Promo) Tower 244 US 1966 Sell This Version
247 The Danes (2) To Make Me A Man(7", Single, Promo) Tower 247 US 1966 Sell This Version
250 Jodie Rowe It's Such A Silly Song(7") Tower 250 US 1966 Sell This Version
251 Ian Whitcomb Please Don't Leave Me On The Shelf / You Won't See Me 251 US 1966 Sell This Version
251 Ian Whitcomb Please Don't Leave Me On The Shelf / You Won't See Me(7", Single) Tower 251 US 1966 Sell This Version

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John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

September 9, 2014
Tower ST 5135 = Sandy Gurley and the San Francisco Bridge,
shoestringrecords

shoestringrecords

April 15, 2013
Ah, Tower Records, Capitol's sub-label for it's castaways and artists considered 'too freaky' to be on Capitol. Beyond this, it was an incredible diverse label, releasing everything from the first stateside issue of Pink Floyd's debut LP, Eternity Children's s/t debut LP, and several albums each by the Chocolate Watchband and the Standells, to Harry Nilsson's first LP (back when he was doing publishers demos), the Afro Latin Soultet and Mae West's "Way Out West" LP (in which she is backed by part of Eternity's Children doing covers of 60's rock songs).

But one of the main reasons I like Tower is for the diverse selection of exploitation soundtracks released on the label, including films like "Wild In The Streets", "The Wild Angels", "Psych-Out", "Mondo Hollywood", "Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs" and "Underground".

It should be noted that currently, some Tower LP's have been reissued on CD on various labels, while other tracks have been collected piecemeal on compilations, and a bulk of the lesser interesting titles have languished in obscurity, some for the better (Justin Wilson, anyone?)