Smash Records (4)

Smash Records (4)

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For Bootlegs and unofficial releases please use Smash Records (18)
Created by Mercury Records in 1961 to release material outside its focus at the time on pop and orchestral music. Shelby S Singleton Jr. was put in charge of the label. It was run by Singleton with Charlie Fach. Fach took over after Singleton left Mercury in 1966. After Philips bought Mercury and established Fontana as a subsidiary for international music, Smash became a de facto country label with some rock, R&B and pop mixed in.

Notable artists include Bruce Channel, Dickey Lee, The Walker Brothers, The Angels, Bill Justis, The Left Banke, The Swingin' Medallions, Jimmy Castor, Jay And The Techniques, the Sir Douglas Quintet and James Brown (briefly, during a contract dispute with King Records (3) in 1962-64).

The label lasted until 1970 when Roger Miller and Jerry Lee Lewis, by then a country artist, were moved to parent label Mercury. Singleton left Mercury in 1967 and bought Sun Records from Sam Phillips two years later.

It was revived three times since then (in 1979 as a reissue label, in 1985 as a country label and in 1989 for PolyGram's late 1980s Timepieces reissue 45 series for singles originally on Smash's All Time Hits reissue series, using a reproduction of that label [later copies were issued on Mercury]), each occasion short-lived.

In 1991, PolyGram decided to reactivate Smash Records one more time under the PolyGram Label Group -- this time, as a Dance and Club music imprint with a completely new logo, effectively putting an end to the previous era and changing the label's direction completely. In 1992, Smash was signed over to Island Records (an autonomous PolyGram subsidiary) as their second Dance imprint alongside Great Jones.

The label had finally ceased operation permanently in 1996.

Please Note: For the post-1991 Smash releases, please go to Smash Records.

For Bootlegs and unofficial releases please use Smash (11) or Smash Records (18)
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
(39) SMX 67103 A Tender Look At Love  album cover Roger Miller A Tender Look At Love(Reel, 7" Reel, Album) Smash Records (4) (39) SMX 67103 US 1968 Sell This Version
40857 If Words Could Say   album cover Norman West If Words Could Say (7", Single) Smash Records (4) 40857 Venezuela 1967 Sell This Version
127 376 MCF What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)(7", Single) Smash Records (4) 127 376 MCF Spain 1968 Sell This Version
148 507 STF High School Confidental / Lewis' Boogie  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens - High School Confidental / Lewis' Boogie(7", Single) Star-Club Records 148 507 STF Germany 1965 Sell This Version
320 196 BF One Dyin' And A Buryin'   album cover Roger Miller One Dyin' And A Buryin' (7") Smash Records (4) 320 196 BF Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
510 244-4 Esa Niña Que Me Mira Y Otros Éxitos  album cover Los Puntos Esa Niña Que Me Mira Y Otros Éxitos(Cass, Comp) Smash Records (4) 510 244-4 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
512 153-4 Ketama (2) Kalikeño(Cass, Album) Smash Records (4) 512 153-4 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
810 325-7 My Boyfriend's Back  album cover The Angels (3) My Boyfriend's Back 810 325-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
826 251-1 Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(LP, Album, RE, 10-) Smash Records (4) 826 251-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
826 251-2 The Golden  Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(CD, Album, RE, 10-) Smash Records (4), Mercury 826 251-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
826 261-2 Golden Hits  album cover Roger Miller Golden Hits (Comp) 826 261-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
826 690-4 Movida Rumbera  album cover Los Chavolis* Movida Rumbera(Cass, Album) Smash Records (4) 826 690-4 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
832 854-4 Live In Nashville  album cover Frank Yankovic Live In Nashville(Cass, Album) Mercury, Smash Records (4) 832 854-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
872 840-7 Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie   album cover Jay And The Techniques* Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie (7", Single, RE) Smash Records (4) 872 840-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
872 858-7 Chug-A-Lug   album cover Roger Miller Chug-A-Lug (7", Single, RE) Smash Records (4) 872 858-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
872 860-7 King Of The Road / England Swings  album cover Roger Miller King Of The Road / England Swings(7", RE) Smash Records (4) 872 860-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
874 022-7 Walk Away Renée   album cover The Left Banke Walk Away Renée (7") Smash Records (4) 874 022-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
884 855-7 Who Stole The Keeshka  album cover Frank Yankovic Who Stole The Keeshka(7", Single) Smash Records (4) 884 855-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
6460 009 A Tender Look At Love  album cover Roger Miller A Tender Look At Love(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6460 009 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
6463002 Jerry Lee Lewis The Best Of Jerry Lee Lewis(LP, Comp) Smash Records (4) 6463002 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
71 66 084 Fuxan Os Ventos  album cover Fuxan Os Ventos Fuxan Os Ventos(Cass, Comp) Smash Records (4) 71 66 084 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
72 69 812 Dos Guitarras Para Hispanoamérica  album cover Paco De Lucía Y Ramón De Algeciras Paco De Lucía Y Ramón De Algeciras - Dos Guitarras Para Hispanoamérica(Cass, Comp) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) 72 69 812 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
75 69 812 Hispanoamerica  album cover Paco De Lucía / Ramón De Algeciras Paco De Lucía / Ramón De Algeciras - Hispanoamerica(Cass) Smash Records (4) 75 69 812 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
826 -251-4 Q-1 The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(Cass, Album) Smash Records (4) 826 -251-4 Q-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
826 261-4 M-1 Golden Hits  album cover Roger Miller Golden Hits(Cass, Comp, RE, Dol) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) 826 261-4 M-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
830 024-1 M-1 70 Years Of Hits  album cover Frank Yankovic 70 Years Of Hits(12", Album) Smash Records (4) 830 024-1 M-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
830 024-4 M1 70 Years Of Hits  album cover Frank Yankovic 70 Years Of Hits(Cass, Album, Comp) Smash Records (4) 830 024-4 M1 US 1985 Sell This Version
830 407-1 M-1 America's Favorites  album cover Frank Yankovic America's Favorites(LP, Comp) Smash Records (4) 830 407-1 M-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
884 828-7 DJ Somewhere Between Mama And Daddy  album cover William Burton Gaar Somewhere Between Mama And Daddy(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) 884 828-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
884-855-7-DJ Who Stole The Keeshka  album cover Frank Yankovic Who Stole The Keeshka(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) 884-855-7-DJ US 1984 Sell This Version
884 991-7 DJ George Jones On The Jukebox  album cover Georgia Brown (7) George Jones On The Jukebox(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 884 991-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 089-7 DJ William Burton Gaar I'm Gonna Rise Up Through These Ashes(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 888 089-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 196-7 DJ Old Fashioned Christmas Polka  album cover Frank Yankovic Old Fashioned Christmas Polka(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 888 196-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 226-7 DJ Chas & Dave* Ain't No Pleasing You(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) 888 226-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
888 463-7 DJ You Make It Hard To Say No  album cover Bonnie Gallie You Make It Hard To Say No 888 463-7 DJ US 1986 Sell This Version
422 826 251-4 The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(Cass, Comp) Smash Records (4) 422 826 251-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
422 830 002-1 Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming  album cover Class Of '55 = Carl Perkins / Jerry Lee Lewis / Roy Orbison / Johnny Cash Class Of '55 = Carl Perkins / Jerry Lee Lewis / Roy Orbison / Johnny Cash - Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming (Album) 422 830 002-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
422 836 518-1 Blast From The Bayou  album cover Wayne Toups & Zydecajun Blast From The Bayou(LP, Album) Mercury, Smash Records (4) 422 836 518-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
422 826 251-1 Q-1 The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Rock Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis(LP, Comp, RE) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) 422 826 251-1 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
422 830 408-1 M-1 Trade Secrets Volume One  album cover Various Trade Secrets Volume One(LP, Album, Comp) Smash Records (4) 422 830 408-1 M-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
422-830-528-1 M 1 The Greatest Live Show On Earth  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis The Greatest Live Show On Earth(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Smash Records (4) 422-830-528-1 M 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
422-830 898-1 Q-1 Raunchy  album cover Bill Justis Raunchy(LP, Comp) Smash Records (4) 422-830 898-1 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
422-830 898-4 Q-1 Raunchy  album cover Bill Justis Raunchy(Cass, Comp) Smash Records (4) 422-830 898-4 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
422 832 854-1 Q-1 Live In Nashville  album cover Frank Yankovic Live In Nashville 422 832 854-1 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
AMT 1211 My Boyfriend's Back  album cover The Angels (3) My Boyfriend's Back (Single) AMT 1211 UK 1963 Sell This Version
B0010038-02 The EP  album cover George Stanford The EP(CD, EP) Smash Records (4) B0010038-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
DJ-136 Country Power  album cover Various Country Power(7", EP) Smash Records (4) DJ-136 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-1 Progress Through Exposure: Radio Spot Announcements  album cover Don Helms / Nana Mouskouri Don Helms / Nana Mouskouri - Progress Through Exposure: Radio Spot Announcements(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-1 US 1962 Sell This Version
DJS-2 Thank You And Goodnight  album cover The Angels (3) Thank You And Goodnight(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-2 US 1963 Sell This Version
DJS-3 Caldonia  album cover James Brown And His Orchestra Caldonia(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-3 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-5 James Brown And His Orchestra Out Of Sight(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-5 US 1964 Sell This Version
DJS-6 Maybe The Last Time  album cover James Brown Maybe The Last Time(7", Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-6 US 1964 Sell This Version
DJS-9 Oh, What A Night  album cover Bobby Byrd Oh, What A Night(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-9 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-10 The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)  album cover The Walker Bros.* The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-10 US 1966 Sell This Version
DJS-11 Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)  album cover Swingin' Medallions Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-11 US 1966 Sell This Version
DJS-13 Strawberry Shortcake   album cover Jay And The Techniques* Strawberry Shortcake (7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-13 US 1967 Sell This Version
DJS-14 Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music  album cover Jay And The Techniques* Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-14 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-15 Everything's Fire / Everything's Fire  album cover The Raves Everything's Fire / Everything's Fire(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-15 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-16 What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-16 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJS-19 Hey Diddle Diddle   album cover Jay & The Techniques Hey Diddle Diddle (7", Single, Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-19 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJS-22 Only You  album cover Norro Wilson Only You(7", Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4), Mercury DJS-22 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJS-24 Out Of My Life  album cover The Tempests (3) Out Of My Life(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-24 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJS-25 You Can't Make Love By Yourself  album cover Ox-Bow Incident You Can't Make Love By Yourself(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-25 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-26 Love Comes But Once In A Lifetime   album cover Norro Wilson Love Comes But Once In A Lifetime (7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-26 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-27 Change Your Mind  album cover Jay & The Techniques Change Your Mind(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-27 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-28 Open End Interview  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Open End Interview(7", Promo) Smash Records (4), Mercury DJS-28 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-29 It Didn't Even Bring Me Down  album cover Sir Douglas Quintet It Didn't Even Bring Me Down(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-29 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-30 Half A Man  album cover Shirley Wahls Half A Man(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-30 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-31 One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-31 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-32 Me And Bobby McGee  album cover Roger Miller Me And Bobby McGee(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-32 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-35 Dynamite Woman  album cover Sir Douglas Quintet Dynamite Woman(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-35 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-36 Dancin' Mood  album cover Jay And The Techniques* Dancin' Mood(7", Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) DJS-36 US 1967 Sell This Version
DJS-37 Babylon  album cover Organ Grinders* Babylon(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-37 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-39 At the Crossroads  album cover Sir Douglas Quintet At the Crossroads(7", Single, Mono) Smash Records (4) DJS-39 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-40 Hi-Yo Silver  album cover Cross Fire (2) Hi-Yo Silver(7", Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) DJS-40 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-41 I Want Candy  album cover Sugar Shack (4) I Want Candy DJS-41 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-42 Once More With Feeling  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Once More With Feeling(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-42 US 1969 Sell This Version
DJS-46 (S-2261) My Heart Was The Last One To know  album cover Linda Gail Lewis My Heart Was The Last One To know(7", Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4), Mercury DJS-46 (S-2261) US 1970 Sell This Version
DJS-47 In The Loneliness Of The City  album cover Norro Wilson In The Loneliness Of The City(7", Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-47 US Unknown Sell This Version
DJS-48 Deception  album cover Price Exchange Deception(7", Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) DJS-48 US 1969 Sell This Version
GSCD85 Out On The Floor Again  album cover Various Out On The Floor Again(CD, Comp) Goldmine Soul Supply GSCD85 UK Unknown Sell This Version
H.P. 22 Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie / Loving For Money (Ain't Good For Nobody)  album cover Jay And The Techniques* Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie / Loving For Money (Ain't Good For Nobody)(Flexi, 4") Hip-Pocket Records, Philco-Ford Corporation H.P. 22 US 1968 Sell This Version
INV05 SPX Straight To The Point(12", Promo) Inversus Records, Inversus Records INV05 US 2000 Sell This Version
KIRI 021 And Suddenly It's...  album cover The Left Banke And Suddenly It's...(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 021 UK 1983 Sell This Version
LP 5375 The Left Banke Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina (Album) LP 5375 US 2011 Sell This Version
LP 5375-CL Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina  album cover The Left Banke Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Tra) Sundazed Music, Smash Records (4), Universal Music Special Markets LP 5375-CL US 2015 Sell This Version
LP 5376 The Left Banke Too  album cover The Left Banke The Left Banke Too(LP, Album, Dlx, RE, Whi) Sundazed Music, Smash Records (4), Universal Music Special Markets LP 5376 US 2018 Sell This Version
MGS 27000 Wooden Heart   album cover Joe Dowell Wooden Heart (Album) MGS 27000 US 1961 Sell This Version
MGS 27001 Steel Guitar Sounds Of Hank Williams  album cover Don Helms Steel Guitar Sounds Of Hank Williams(LP, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27001 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS-27002 The Sound Of A Bluegrass Banjo  album cover Charles Trent The Sound Of A Bluegrass Banjo (Album) MGS-27002 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27003 Fritz Schickel And His Bavarian Brass Band Brass In A German Beer Garden(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27003 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27004 Dancing Guitars Rock Elvis' Hits  album cover Jerry Kennedy Dancing Guitars Rock Elvis' Hits(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) MGS 27004 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27007 Presenting Si Zentner  album cover Si Zentner His Trombone And Orchestra* Presenting Si Zentner (Album) MGS 27007 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
MGS 27008 Hey! Baby  album cover Bruce Channel Hey! Baby (Album) MGS 27008 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS-27009 Twist Country Hits  album cover The Tennessee Twisters With The Merry Melody Singers Twist Country Hits MGS-27009 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27011 Sings The German American Hits  album cover Joe Dowell Sings The German American Hits (Album) MGS 27011 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27012 Mel "Pigue" Robbins Hully Gully To The Hits(12", Album, Mono, Promo) Smash Records (4) MGS 27012 US 1962 Sell This Version
MGS 27014 America's Favorite Square Dances (With Calls)  album cover Cecil Brower & His Square Dance Fiddlers America's Favorite Square Dances (With Calls)(LP, Album) Smash Records (4) MGS 27014 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27015 America's Favorite Square Dances (Without Calls)  album cover Cecil Brower & His Square Dance Fiddlers America's Favorite Square Dances (Without Calls)(LP, Album, Mono) Smash Records (4) MGS 27015 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGS 27017 The Sound Of A 5 String Banjo  album cover Charles Trent* The Sound Of A 5 String Banjo (Album) MGS 27017 US Unknown Sell This Version