Tower

Tower

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Tower Records was an US record label active 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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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
12 CL 15999 Gary Bartz - Shake Your Body Gary Bartz Shake Your Body(12", Single) Capitol Records, Tower 12 CL 15999 UK 1978 Sell This Version
12 CL 16015 Eddie Henderson - Prance On / Say You Will Eddie Henderson Prance On / Say You Will(12") Capitol Records, Tower 12 CL 16015 UK 1978 Sell This Version
12 CL 16016 Raul De Souza - Daisy Mae Raul De Souza Daisy Mae(12") Capitol Records, Tower 12 CL 16016 UK 1978 Sell This Version
12 CL 16017 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly - Travelin' Man Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Travelin' Man(12", Single) Capitol Records, Tower 12 CL 16017 UK 1978 Sell This Version
12 CL 16018 Charles Jackson* - Tonight's The Night (It's Gonna Be Alright) Charles Jackson* Tonight's The Night (It's Gonna Be Alright)(12", Single) Capitol Records, Tower 12 CL 16018 UK 1978 Sell This Version
12 CL 16019 Sun (7) - Wanna Make Love Sun (7) Wanna Make Love (12") Capitol Records, Tower 12 CL 16019 UK 1978 Sell This Version
101 The Sunrays - Car Party / Outta Gas The Sunrays Car Party / Outta Gas 101 US 1964 Sell This Version
102 Ritchie Dean - Goodbye Girl / I'd Do Anything Ritchie Dean Goodbye Girl / I'd Do Anything 102 US 1964 Sell This Version
103 Harry Nilsson - Sixteen Tons / I'm Gonna Lose My Mind Harry Nilsson Sixteen Tons / I'm Gonna Lose My Mind 103 US 1964 Sell This Version
104 Darlene McCrea - My Heart's Not In It / Don't Worry Baby 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 The Rosebuds (4) Say You'll Be Mine / Mama Said 105 US 1964 Sell This Version
106 Mary Miller (2) - Goodbye Charlie / Here Comes The Heartache Mary Miller (2) Goodbye Charlie / Here Comes The Heartache 106 US 1964 Sell This Version
107 Gus Jenkins - Chittlins / You'll Be The One Gus Jenkins Chittlins / You'll Be The One (Single) 107 US 1964 Sell This Version
108 Linda Laine With The Sinners (3) - Low Grades And High Fever Linda Laine With The Sinners (3) Linda Laine With The Sinners (3) - Low Grades And High Fever (Single) 108 US 1964 Sell This Version
109 Mike Rabin And The Demons* - Head Over Heels Mike Rabin And The Demons* Head Over Heels (Single) 109 US 1964 Sell This Version
110 Heinz - Questions I Can't Answer / The Beating Of My Heart Heinz Questions I Can't Answer / The Beating Of My Heart(7") Tower 110 US 1964 Sell This Version
111 Kenny Shane - Run To Me / Earth Shakin' Baby Kenny Shane Run To Me / Earth Shakin' Baby(7") Tower 111 US 1964 Sell This Version
112 Rick And Donna - What Good Is Love / A.B.C. 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 The Champions (8) In The Ring 113 US 1964 Sell This Version
114 Lon Chaney* - Monster Holiday Lon Chaney* Monster Holiday(7") Tower 114 US 1965 Sell This Version
115 The Starlets (5) - You Won't Even Know Her Name / Multiply By Three The Starlets (5) You Won't Even Know Her Name / Multiply By Three(7", Single) Tower 115 US 1965 Sell This Version
116 The Arrows* - Apache '65 / Blue Guitar The Arrows* Apache '65 / Blue Guitar 116 US 1965 Sell This Version
117 Mary Miller (2) - Where's Johnny / Roy - A Puzzling Boy Mary Miller (2) Where's Johnny / Roy - A Puzzling Boy(7") Tower 117 US 1965 Sell This Version
118 Four Just Men - That's My Baby / Things Will Never Be The Same Four Just Men That's My Baby / Things Will Never Be The Same(7", Single) Tower 118 US 1964 Sell This Version
119 The Toggery Five - I'm Gonna Jump / Bye Bye Bird The Toggery Five I'm Gonna Jump (Single) 119 US 1965 Sell This Version
120 Ian Whitcomb & Bluesville - This Sporting Life Ian Whitcomb & Bluesville Ian Whitcomb & Bluesville - This Sporting Life (Single) 120 US 1965 Sell This Version
121 Ritchie Dean - Why Can't You Love Me (Like You Used To) / Now Ritchie Dean Why Can't You Love Me (Like You Used To) / Now(7") Tower 121 US 1965 Sell This Version
122 Gus Jenkins - Frosty Gus Jenkins Frosty(7", Single) Tower 122 US 1965 Sell This Version
123 The East River Boys - You Can't Be Happy By Yourself The East River Boys You Can't Be Happy By Yourself(7", Single) Tower 123 US 1965 Sell This Version
124 Dick Curless - A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile / Heart Talk (Single) 124 US 1965 Sell This Version
125 Freddie And The Dreamers* - I'm Telling You Now Freddie And The Dreamers* I'm Telling You Now (Single) 125 US 1965 Sell This Version
126 Tom Jones - Little Lonely One Tom Jones Little Lonely One (Single) 126 US 1965 Sell This Version
127 Freddie And The Dreamers* - You Were Made For Me Freddie And The Dreamers* You Were Made For Me / So Fine (Single) 127 US 1965 Sell This Version
128 Hal Southern With The Frontiers Men* And Joanie* - I Remember Jim / Forty-Nine Acres Of Water 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 1965 Sell This Version
129 Jim Eanes - These Memories / She Took The Bus (And Left The Crying To Me) Jim Eanes These Memories / She Took The Bus (And Left The Crying To Me)(7") Tower 129 US 1965 Sell This Version
130 Shirlee Hunter - Billy Christian / Why Do You Hesitate Shirlee Hunter Billy Christian / Why Do You Hesitate(7") Tower 130 US 1965 Sell This Version
131 Judy Thomas - A Little Bit Of Happiness Judy Thomas A Little Bit Of Happiness(7", Single) Tower 131 US 1965 Sell This Version
132 Brendan Bowyer And The Royal Showband* - Hucklebuck '65 / I Ran All The Way Home Brendan Bowyer And The Royal Showband* Brendan Bowyer And The Royal Showband* - Hucklebuck '65 / I Ran All The Way Home 132 US 1965 Sell This Version
133 The Arrows Featuring Davie Allan* - Moon Dawg '65 / Dance The Freddie The Arrows Featuring Davie Allan* Moon Dawg '65 / Dance The Freddie (Single) 133 US 1965 Sell This Version
134 Ian Whitcomb And Bluesville - You Turn Me On (Turn On Song) / Poor But Honest 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 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 Harry Nilsson - You Can't Take Your Love (Away From Me) Harry Nilsson You Can't Take Your Love (Away From Me)(7") Tower 136 US 1965 Sell This Version
137 Earl Royce And The Olympics - Que Sera, Sera / I Really Do Earl Royce And The Olympics Que Sera, Sera / I Really Do(7", Single) Tower 137 US 1965 Sell This Version
138 Judy Murdock - Baby Let Me Be Your Baby / When The Kissin' Is Over Judy Murdock Baby Let Me Be Your Baby / When The Kissin' Is Over(7") Tower 138 US 1965 Sell This Version
139 Jerry Naylor - It's Only Make Believe / Leave Him And Come To My Arms Jerry Naylor It's Only Make Believe / Leave Him And Come To My Arms(7") Tower 139 US 1965 Sell This Version
140 Mary Miller (2) - Mr. Sandman / Confession Of Love Mary Miller (2) Mr. Sandman / Confession Of Love (Single) 140 US 1965 Sell This Version
141 Pamela Miller - Arms Full Of Love / You're So Hard To Hold Pamela Miller Arms Full Of Love / You're So Hard To Hold(7") Tower 141 US 1965 Sell This Version
142 The Arrows* - Baby Ruth / I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover The Arrows* Baby Ruth / I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover(7") Tower 142 US 1965 Sell This Version
143 Denny Reed - Sweet Señorita From Santa Fe / In This Town Of Heartbreak Denny Reed Sweet Señorita From Santa Fe / In This Town Of Heartbreak(7", Single) Tower 143 US 1965 Sell This Version
144 The Starlets (5) - I've Had It The Starlets (5) I've Had It (Single) 144 US 1965 Sell This Version
145 Cindy Cole - A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Ev'ry Day) / He's Sure The Boy I Love 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 The Persuasions (2) - I'll Go Crazy / Try Me The Persuasions (2) I'll Go Crazy / Try Me(7") Tower 146 US 1965 Sell This Version
147 The In Crowd (2) - That's How Strong My Love Is 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 The Sunrays I Live For The Sun / Bye Baby Bye (Single) 148 US 1965 Sell This Version
149 Robin Kingsley - In And Out Robin Kingsley In And Out(7") Tower 149 US 1965 Sell This Version
150 Joe Leahy - Life / Pink Powder Puff Joe Leahy Life / Pink Powder Puff (Single) 150 US 1965 Sell This Version
151 Diane Leigh* - It Won't Be A Lonely Summer / Day After Lonely Day Diane Leigh* It Won't Be A Lonely Summer / Day After Lonely Day(7") Tower 151 US 1965 Sell This Version
152 The Tornados - Early Bird The Tornados Early Bird(7") Tower 152 US 1965 Sell This Version
153 Frankie Albano - She'll Never Know / Forgetful One Frankie Albano She'll Never Know / Forgetful One(7") Tower 153 US 1965 Sell This Version
154 Bob And Bobby - Baby What You Want Me To Do / Twelve-O-Four 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! Ian Whitcomb N-E-R-V-O-U-S! 155 US 1965 Sell This Version
156 Sir Walter Raleigh* - Tell Her Tonight / If You Need Me Sir Walter Raleigh* Tell Her Tonight / If You Need Me(7", Single) Tower 156 US 1965 Sell This Version
157 The Moon Rakers* - I Was Wrong / You'll Come Back The Moon Rakers* I Was Wrong / You'll Come Back(7") Tower 157 US 1965 Sell This Version
158 The Arrows Featuring Davie Allan* - Granny Goose / Space Hop The Arrows Featuring Davie Allan* Granny Goose / Space Hop(7") Tower 158 US 1965 Sell This Version
159 Bobby Griggs - Cotton Picker Bobby Griggs Cotton Picker 159 US 1965 Sell This Version
160 Pamela Miller - You Send Her Roses / Little Miss Nobody Pamela Miller You Send Her Roses / Little Miss Nobody(7") Tower 160 US 1965 Sell This Version
161 Dick Curless - 'Tater Raisin' Man / The Friend Who Makes It Four 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 Jerry Naylor City Lights (Single) 162 US 1965 Sell This Version
163 Just Four Men* / Freddie And The Dreamers* - There's Not One Thing / Send A Letter To Me 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
163 Freddie And The Dreamers* - Send A Letter To Me Freddie And The Dreamers* Send A Letter To Me(7", Single) Tower 163 US 1965 Sell This Version
164 Mary Miller (2) - You Always Hurt The One You Love / I Wish I Knew What Dress To Wear 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 New Salvation Singers Featuring Harry Nilsson - The Path That Leads To Trouble / Good Times 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 Ketty Lester - West Coast Ketty Lester West Coast(7") Tower 166 US 1965 Sell This Version
167 Judy Thomas - He's My Hero Judy Thomas He's My Hero(7", Single) Tower 167 US 1965 Sell This Version
168 Rita Da Costa* - You And Nothing More Rita Da Costa* You And Nothing More(7", Mono) Tower 168 US 1965 Sell This Version
169 Sound Of The Seventh Son* - I'll Be On My Way / I Told A Lie Sound Of The Seventh Son* I'll Be On My Way / I Told A Lie(7") Tower 169 US 1965 Sell This Version
170 Ian Whitcomb - 18 Whitcomb Street / Fizz Ian Whitcomb 18 Whitcomb Street / Fizz 170 US 1965 Sell This Version
171 The Tornados - Stingray / Aqua Marina The Tornados Stingray / Aqua Marina 171 US 1965 Sell This Version
171 Heinz - Digging My Potatoes / Don't Think Twice, It's Alright Heinz Digging My Potatoes / Don't Think Twice, It's Alright(7", Single) Tower 171 US 1965 Sell This Version
174 The Esquires (11) - Love's Made A Fool Of You The Esquires (11) Love's Made A Fool Of You(7", Single) Tower 174 US 1965 Sell This Version
175 Pat Wayne - Come Dance With Me Pat Wayne Come Dance With Me(7", Single) Tower 175 US Unknown Sell This Version
176 Tom Jones - Lonely Joe / I Was A Fool Tom Jones Lonely Joe / I Was A Fool (Single) 176 US 1965 Sell This Version
177 Kay Adams - Don't Talk Trouble To Me / Honky Tonk Heartache Kay Adams Don't Talk Trouble To Me / Honky Tonk Heartache(7") Tower 177 US 1965 Sell This Version
178 Rocky & His Friends* - You're Not Wrong / Riot City Rocky & His Friends* You're Not Wrong / Riot City(7", Single) Tower 178 US 1965 Sell This Version
179 Mike Jarrett (2) & Gene Herd - Chute #2 Mike Jarrett (2) & Gene Herd Mike Jarrett (2) & Gene Herd - Chute #2(7", Single) Tower 179 US 1965 Sell This Version
180 The Moon Rakers* - I'm All Right / Come On, Let's Move The Moon Rakers* I'm All Right / Come On, Let's Move (Single) 180 US 1965 Sell This Version
181 Tikis & Fabulons - Take A Look / Cherry Pie Tikis & Fabulons Take A Look / Cherry Pie(7") Tower 181 US 1965 Sell This Version
182 Robin Kingsley - I'd Have To Be Out Of My Mind / Whispers Robin Kingsley I'd Have To Be Out Of My Mind / Whispers(7", Single) Tower 182 US 1965 Sell This Version
183 Ritchie Dean - Time / Farewell Angelina Ritchie Dean Time / Farewell Angelina(7", Single) Tower 183 US 1965 Sell This Version
184 Josephine Sunday - You Won't Even Know Her Name Josephine Sunday You Won't Even Know Her Name(7", Single) Tower 184 US 1965 Sell This Version
185 The Standells - Dirty Water / Rari The Standells Dirty Water / Rari (Single) 185 US 1965 Sell This Version
186 Al Perry (2) - Plea For Reason Al Perry (2) Plea For Reason(7", Single) Tower 186 US 1965 Sell This Version
187 Shuggy Ray Smith - Little Tommy's Letter / Ruth From Duluth Shuggy Ray Smith Little Tommy's Letter / Ruth From Duluth(7", Single) Tower 187 US 1965 Sell This Version
189 Ian Whitcomb - Be My Baby / No Tears For Johnny Ian Whitcomb Be My Baby / No Tears For Johnny(7") Tower 189 US 1966 Sell This Version
190 Tom Jones - Chills & Fever / Baby I'm In Love 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 The Sunrays Andrea / You Don't Phase Me (Single) 191 US 1965 Sell This Version
192 Ian Whitcomb - High Blood Pressure / Good Hard Rock Ian Whitcomb High Blood Pressure / Good Hard Rock(7") Tower 192 US 1966 Sell This Version
193 Dick Curless - Travelin' Man / Rocky Mountain Queen Dick Curless Travelin' Man / Rocky Mountain Queen(7") Tower 193 US 1965 Sell This Version
194 Race Marbles - Like A Dribbling Fram Race Marbles Like A Dribbling Fram (Single) 194 US 1965 Sell This Version
195 Heinz - Heart Full Of Sorrow Heinz Heart Full Of Sorrow(7") Tower 195 US 1966 Sell This Version

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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?)