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, Inc. 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 The Standells 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 Car Party / Outta Gas  album cover The Sunrays Car Party / Outta Gas 101 US 1964 Sell This Version
102 Goodbye Girl / I'd Do Anything  album cover Ritchie Dean Goodbye Girl / I'd Do Anything 102 US 1964 Sell This Version
103 Sixteen Tons / I'm Gonna Lose My Mind  album cover Harry Nilsson Sixteen Tons / I'm Gonna Lose My Mind 103 US 1964 Sell This Version
104 My Heart's Not In It / Don't Worry Baby  album cover Darlene McCrea My Heart's Not In It / Don't Worry Baby(7", Single) Tower 104 US 1964 Sell This Version
105 Say You'll Be Mine / Mama Said  album cover The Rosebuds (4) Say You'll Be Mine / Mama Said 105 US 1964 Sell This Version
106 Goodbye Charlie / Here Comes The Heartache  album cover Mary Miller (2) Goodbye Charlie / Here Comes The Heartache 106 US 1964 Sell This Version
107 Chittlins / You'll Be The One  album cover Gus Jenkins Chittlins / You'll Be The One (Single) 107 US 1964 Sell This Version
108 Low Grades And High Fever  album cover 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 Head Over Heels  album cover Mike Rabin And The Demons* Head Over Heels (Single) 109 US 1964 Sell This Version
110 Questions I Can't Answer / The Beating Of My Heart  album cover Heinz Questions I Can't Answer / The Beating Of My Heart(7") Tower 110 US 1964 Sell This Version
111 Run To Me / Earth Shakin' Baby  album cover Kenny Shane Run To Me / Earth Shakin' Baby(7") Tower 111 US 1964 Sell This Version
112 What Good Is Love / A.B.C.  album cover Rick And Donna What Good Is Love / A.B.C.(7", Single) Tower 112 US 1965 Sell This Version
113 In The Ring  album cover The Champions (8) In The Ring 113 US 1964 Sell This Version
114 Monster Holiday  album cover Lon Chaney* Monster Holiday(7") Tower 114 US 1965 Sell This Version
115 You Won't Even Know Her Name / Multiply By Three  album cover The Starlets (5) You Won't Even Know Her Name / Multiply By Three(7", Single) Tower 115 US 1965 Sell This Version
116 Apache '65 / Blue Guitar  album cover The Arrows* Apache '65 / Blue Guitar 116 US 1965 Sell This Version
117 Where's Johnny / Roy - A Puzzling Boy  album cover Mary Miller (2) Where's Johnny / Roy - A Puzzling Boy(7") Tower 117 US 1965 Sell This Version
118 That's My Baby / Things Will Never Be The Same  album cover Four Just Men That's My Baby / Things Will Never Be The Same(7", Single) Tower 118 US 1965 Sell This Version
119 I'm Gonna Jump  album cover The Toggery Five I'm Gonna Jump (Single) 119 US 1965 Sell This Version
120 This Sporting Life  album cover Ian Whitcomb & Bluesville Ian Whitcomb & Bluesville - This Sporting Life (Single) 120 US 1965 Sell This Version
121 Why Can't You Love Me (Like You Used To) / Now  album cover Ritchie Dean Why Can't You Love Me (Like You Used To) / Now(7") Tower 121 US 1965 Sell This Version
122 Frosty  album cover Gus Jenkins Frosty(7", Single) Tower 122 US 1965 Sell This Version
123 You Can't Be Happy By Yourself  album cover The East River Boys You Can't Be Happy By Yourself(7") Tower 123 US 1965 Sell This Version
124 A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk  album cover Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk (Single) 124 US 1965 Sell This Version
125 I'm Telling You Now  album cover Freddie And The Dreamers* I'm Telling You Now (Single) 125 US 1965 Sell This Version
126 Little Lonely One  album cover Tom Jones Little Lonely One (Single) 126 US 1965 Sell This Version
127 You Were Made For Me / So Fine  album cover Freddie & The Dreamers You Were Made For Me / So Fine (Single) 127 US 1965 Sell This Version
128 I Remember Jim / Forty-Nine Acres Of Water  album cover Hal Southern With The Frontiers Men* And Joanie* Hal Southern With The Frontiers Men* And Joanie* - I Remember Jim / Forty-Nine Acres Of Water 128 US Unknown Sell This Version
129 These Memories / She Took The Bus (And Left The Crying To Me)  album cover Jim Eanes These Memories / She Took The Bus (And Left The Crying To Me)(7") Tower 129 US 1965 Sell This Version
130 Billy Christian / Why Do You Hesitate  album cover Shirlee Hunter Billy Christian / Why Do You Hesitate(7") Tower 130 US 1965 Sell This Version
131 A Little Bit Of Happiness  album cover Judy Thomas A Little Bit Of Happiness(7", Single) Tower 131 US 1965 Sell This Version
132 Hucklebuck '65 / I Ran All The Way Home  album cover The Royal Showband Waterford Hucklebuck '65 / I Ran All The Way Home(7") Tower 132 US 1965 Sell This Version
133 Moon Dawg '65 / Dance The Freddie  album cover The Arrows Featuring Davie Allan* Moon Dawg '65 / Dance The Freddie(7", Single) Tower 133 US 1965 Sell This Version
134 You Turn Me On (Turn On Song) / Poor But Honest  album cover 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 Six Times A Day (The Trains Came Down) / Down By The Old River  album cover Dick Curless Six Times A Day (The Trains Came Down) / Down By The Old River(7", Single) Tower 135 US 1965 Sell This Version
136 You Can't Take Your Love (Away From Me) / Born In Grenada  album cover Harry Nilsson You Can't Take Your Love (Away From Me) / Born In Grenada(7") Tower 136 US 1965 Sell This Version
137 Que Sera, Sera / I Really Do  album cover Earl Royce And The Olympics Que Sera, Sera / I Really Do(7", Single) Tower 137 US 1965 Sell This Version
138 Baby Let Me Be Your Baby / When The Kissin' Is Over  album cover Judy Murdock Baby Let Me Be Your Baby / When The Kissin' Is Over(7") Tower 138 US 1965 Sell This Version
139 It's Only Make Believe / Leave Him And Come To My Arms  album cover Jerry Naylor It's Only Make Believe / Leave Him And Come To My Arms(7") Tower 139 US 1965 Sell This Version
140 Mr. Sandman / Confession Of Love  album cover Mary Miller (2) Mr. Sandman / Confession Of Love (Single) 140 US 1965 Sell This Version
141 Arms Full Of Love / You're So Hard To Hold  album cover Pamela Miller Arms Full Of Love / You're So Hard To Hold(7") Tower 141 US 1965 Sell This Version
142 Baby Ruth / I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover  album cover The Arrows* Baby Ruth / I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover(7") Tower 142 US 1965 Sell This Version
143 Sweet Señorita From Santa Fe / In This Town Of Heartbreak  album cover Denny Reed Sweet Señorita From Santa Fe / In This Town Of Heartbreak(7", Single) Tower 143 US 1965 Sell This Version
144 I've Had It  album cover The Starlets (5) I've Had It(7", Single) Tower 144 US 1965 Sell This Version
145 A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Ev'ry Day) / He's Sure The Boy I Love  album cover Cindy Cole A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Ev'ry Day) / He's Sure The Boy I Love(7") Tower 145 US 1965 Sell This Version
146 I'll Go Crazy / Try Me  album cover The Persuasions (2) I'll Go Crazy / Try Me(7") Tower 146 US 1965 Sell This Version
147 That's How Strong My Love Is  album cover The In Crowd (2) That's How Strong My Love Is(7", Single) Tower 147 US 1965 Sell This Version
148 I Live For The Sun / Bye Baby Bye  album cover The Sunrays I Live For The Sun / Bye Baby Bye (Single) 148 US 1965 Sell This Version
149 In And Out  album cover Robin Kingsley In And Out(7") Tower 149 US 1965 Sell This Version
150 Life / Pink Powder Puff  album cover Joe Leahy Life / Pink Powder Puff (Single) 150 US 1965 Sell This Version
151 It Won't Be A Lonely Summer / Day After Lonely Day  album cover Diane Leigh* It Won't Be A Lonely Summer / Day After Lonely Day(7") Tower 151 US 1965 Sell This Version
152 Early Bird  album cover The Tornados Early Bird(7") Tower 152 US 1965 Sell This Version
153 She'll Never Know / Forgetful One  album cover Frankie Albano She'll Never Know / Forgetful One(7") Tower 153 US 1965 Sell This Version
154 Baby What You Want Me To Do / Twelve-O-Four  album cover Bob And Bobby Baby What You Want Me To Do / Twelve-O-Four(7") Tower 154 US 1965 Sell This Version
155 N-E-R-V-O-U-S!  album cover Ian Whitcomb N-E-R-V-O-U-S! 155 US 1965 Sell This Version
156 Tell Her Tonight / If You Need Me  album cover Sir Walter Raleigh* Tell Her Tonight / If You Need Me(7", Single) Tower 156 US 1965 Sell This Version
157 I Was Wrong / You'll Come Back  album cover The Moon Rakers* I Was Wrong / You'll Come Back(7") Tower 157 US 1965 Sell This Version
158 Granny Goose / Space Hop  album cover The Arrows Featuring Davie Allan* Granny Goose / Space Hop(7") Tower 158 US 1965 Sell This Version
159 Cotton Picker / That's Not What He's Got On His Mind  album cover Bobby Griggs Cotton Picker / That's Not What He's Got On His Mind 159 US 1965 Sell This Version
160 You Send Her Roses / Little Miss Nobody  album cover Pamela Miller You Send Her Roses / Little Miss Nobody(7") Tower 160 US 1965 Sell This Version
161 'Tater Raisin' Man / The Friend Who Makes It Four  album cover Dick Curless 'Tater Raisin' Man / The Friend Who Makes It Four(7", Single) Tower 161 US 1965 Sell This Version
162 City Lights  album cover Jerry Naylor City Lights (Single) 162 US 1965 Sell This Version
163 There's Not One Thing / Send A Letter To Me  album cover Just Four Men* / Freddie And The Dreamers* Just Four Men* / Freddie And The Dreamers* - There's Not One Thing / Send A Letter To Me (Single) 163 US 1965 Sell This Version
164 You Always Hurt The One You Love / I Wish I Knew What Dress To Wear  album cover Mary Miller (2) You Always Hurt The One You Love / I Wish I Knew What Dress To Wear(7") Tower 164 US 1965 Sell This Version
165 The Path That Leads To Trouble / Good Times  album cover New Salvation Singers Featuring Harry Nilsson New Salvation Singers Featuring Harry Nilsson - The Path That Leads To Trouble / Good Times(7", Single) Tower 165 US 1965 Sell This Version
166 West Coast  album cover Ketty Lester West Coast(7") Tower 166 US 1965 Sell This Version
167 He's My Hero  album cover Judy Thomas He's My Hero(7", Single) Tower 167 US 1965 Sell This Version
168 You And Nothing More / Am I Ever Gonna Learn  album cover Rita Da Costa* You And Nothing More / Am I Ever Gonna Learn(7", Single, Mono) Tower 168 US 1965 Sell This Version
169 I'll Be On My Way / I Told A Lie  album cover Sound Of The Seventh Son* I'll Be On My Way / I Told A Lie(7") Tower 169 US 1965 Sell This Version
170 18 Whitcomb Street / Fizz  album cover Ian Whitcomb 18 Whitcomb Street / Fizz 170 US 1965 Sell This Version
171 Stingray / Aqua Marina  album cover The Tornados Stingray / Aqua Marina 171 US 1965 Sell This Version
171 Digging My Potatoes / Don't Think Twice, It's Alright  album cover Heinz Digging My Potatoes / Don't Think Twice, It's Alright(7", Single) Tower 171 US 1965 Sell This Version
174 Love's Made A Fool Of You / Summertime  album cover The Esquires (11) Love's Made A Fool Of You / Summertime(7") Tower 174 US 1965 Sell This Version
176 Lonely Joe / I Was A Fool  album cover Tom Jones Lonely Joe / I Was A Fool(7", Single) Tower 176 US 1965 Sell This Version
177 Don't Talk Trouble To Me / Honky Tonk Heartache  album cover Kay Adams Don't Talk Trouble To Me / Honky Tonk Heartache(7") Tower 177 US 1965 Sell This Version
178 You're Not Wrong / Riot City  album cover Rocky & His Friends* You're Not Wrong / Riot City(7", Single) Tower 178 US 1965 Sell This Version
179 Chute #2  album cover Mike Jarrett (2) & Gene Herd Mike Jarrett (2) & Gene Herd - Chute #2(7", Single) Tower 179 US 1965 Sell This Version
180 I'm All Right / Come On, Let's Move  album cover The Moon Rakers* I'm All Right / Come On, Let's Move (Single) 180 US 1965 Sell This Version
181 Take A Look / Cherry Pie  album cover Tikis & Fabulons Take A Look / Cherry Pie(7") Tower 181 US 1965 Sell This Version
182 I'd Have To Be Out Of My Mind / Whispers  album cover Robin Kingsley I'd Have To Be Out Of My Mind / Whispers(7", Single) Tower 182 US 1965 Sell This Version
183 Time / Farewell Angelina  album cover Ritchie Dean Time / Farewell Angelina(7", Single) Tower 183 US 1965 Sell This Version
184 You Won't Even Know Her Name / Don't Let Your Mind Rule Your Heart  album cover 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 Dirty Water / Rari  album cover The Standells Dirty Water / Rari (Single) 185 US 1965 Sell This Version
186 Plea For Reason  album cover Al Perry (2) Plea For Reason(7", Single) Tower 186 US 1965 Sell This Version
187 Little Tommy's Letter / Ruth From Duluth  album cover Shuggy Ray Smith Little Tommy's Letter / Ruth From Duluth(7", Single) Tower 187 US Unknown Sell This Version
189 Be My Baby / No Tears For Johnny  album cover Ian Whitcomb Be My Baby / No Tears For Johnny(7") Tower 189 US 1966 Sell This Version
190 Chills & Fever / Baby I'm In Love  album cover Tom Jones Chills & Fever / Baby I'm In Love(7", Single) Tower 190 US 1965 Sell This Version
191 Andrea / You Don't Phase Me  album cover The Sunrays Andrea / You Don't Phase Me (Single) 191 US 1965 Sell This Version
192 High Blood Pressure / Good Hard Rock  album cover Ian Whitcomb High Blood Pressure / Good Hard Rock(7") Tower 192 US 1966 Sell This Version
193 Travelin' Man / Rocky Mountain Queen  album cover Dick Curless Travelin' Man / Rocky Mountain Queen(7") Tower 193 US 1965 Sell This Version
194 Like A Dribbling Fram / Someday  album cover Race Marbles Like A Dribbling Fram / Someday (Single) 194 US 1965 Sell This Version
195 Heart Full Of Sorrow  album cover Heinz Heart Full Of Sorrow(7") Tower 195 US 1966 Sell This Version
196 Why Must They Criticise  album cover The In Crowd (2) Why Must They Criticise(7", Single) Tower 196 US 1966 Sell This Version
198 Look For The Rainbow / She Only Makes Me Love You More  album cover George McCannon III* Look For The Rainbow / She Only Makes Me Love You More(7", Single) Tower 198 US 1966 Sell This Version
199 Release Me  album cover Bobby Griggs Release Me 199 US 1966 Sell This Version
200 Slinky / Chantilly  album cover Joe Leahy Slinky / Chantilly 200 US 1966 Sell This Version
201 Roll Out The Red Carpet / She Didn't  Color Daddy  album cover Kay Adams Roll Out The Red Carpet / She Didn't Color Daddy (Single) 201 US 1966 Sell This Version
202 Sunshine  album cover Mike Curb Sunshine(7", Single) Tower 202 US 1966 Sell This Version
203 The Rain Follows Me  album cover Denny Rockwell The Rain Follows Me(7") Tower 203 US 1966 Sell This Version
205 Mary / You Tell Me  album cover The Off-Beats (6) Mary / You Tell Me(7", Single) Tower 205 US 1966 Sell This Version

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stevesixty8

stevesixty8

October 19, 2016
Tower 357 (45-61359) = Flashing Sun Things/Strange Love by Beggars Opera Co.
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?)