Dig Records

Dig Records

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Dig Records was originally called Ultra Records.Ultra Records was formed in 1955 by Frank Gallo, Eddie Mesner, Leo Mesner and Johnny Otis in Los Angeles California. In February 1956, the name of the label was changed to Dig Records, probably because of the existence of another record company called Ultra. The Mesner Brothers were also the owners of the Aladdin Records label.
In 1957, Johnny Otis acquired sole ownership of the Dig Records Label. Dig Records officially issued 41 singles and 4 Long Play albums.

There were a few label variations on the company's 45 rpm issues. They are maroon with silver print, blue with silver print and pink with black print. Early Dig Records labels such as Dig 107 had the name "DIG" in a block type lettering with serifs. Later issues starting around Dig 110 sported a new label design with the letters "DIG" in three boxes. Around Dig 115 blue labels with silver print started to appear along with the more familiar maroon and silver labels. Starting around Dig 125 a third color scheme, a pink label with black print, appeared. By the time Dig 129 was released, the pink label with black print seemed to be the only color scheme used.

For unofficial releases, see Dig Records (2). Many of the rare issues on the DIG and Ultra Records labels have been reproduced/counterfeited. Generally the label printing and logo details are not as clear as originals, and the trail-off area in the vinyl is narrower on the fakes due to modern pressing techniques. Caution should be used when paying high prices for records offered as original pressings.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
45D-108 Full Grown Woman / Don't Tell Me That You Love Me  album cover Larry Waters Full Grown Woman / Don't Tell Me That You Love Me(7") Dig Records 45D-108 US 1955 Sell This Version
107 Talk To Me / Here At My Phone  album cover Mel Williams Talk To Me / Here At My Phone(10", Single) Dig Records 107 US 1955 Sell This Version
114 Here In My Heart / Hold Me  album cover Mel Williams Here In My Heart / Hold Me(10", Single) Dig Records 114 US 1956 Sell This Version
115 Crazy Bells / Blue Mood  album cover Julie Stevens And The Premiers (5) Julie Stevens And The Premiers (5) - Crazy Bells / Blue Mood(10", Single) Dig Records 115 US 1956 Sell This Version
116 I Wonder, Wonder / Country Boogie  album cover Larry Waters, Preston Love And His Band Larry Waters, Preston Love And His Band - I Wonder, Wonder / Country Boogie(7", RE) Dig Records 116 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
119 Let The Sunshine In My Life / Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!  album cover Johnny Otis And Orchestra* Let The Sunshine In My Life / Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!(10", Single) Dig Records 119 US 1956 Sell This Version
122 The Midnite Creeper  album cover Johnny Otis Orchestra* The Midnite Creeper(Shellac, 10") Dig Records 122 US 1956 Sell This Version
125 Moore Boogie / S And J  album cover Abe Moore And Orchestra Moore Boogie / S And J(10") Dig Records 125 US 1956 Sell This Version
126 What Have I Done Wrong  album cover Sailor Boy What Have I Done Wrong(10", Single) Dig Records 126 US 1956 Sell This Version
128 All Through The Night / I Cried A Million Tears  album cover Mel Williams All Through The Night / I Cried A Million Tears(Shellac, 10") Dig Records 128 US 1956 Sell This Version
129 Take My Heart / I Don't Want To Know  album cover Julie Stephens* Take My Heart / I Don't Want To Know(10") Dig Records 129 US 1957 Sell This Version
131 Tough Enough / The Blooper  album cover Johnny Otis And His Orchestra Tough Enough / The Blooper(Shellac, 10") Dig Records 131 US 1957 Sell This Version
133 Whispering Wind / A Fools Prayer  album cover Arthur Lee Maye Whispering Wind / A Fools Prayer(10", Single) Dig Records 133 US 1957 Sell This Version
1002 The Best Of Arthur Lee Maye And The Crowns  album cover Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns The Best Of Arthur Lee Maye And The Crowns(CD, Comp) Dig Records 1002 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
45-104 It Hurts Me So / Check Yourself  album cover Tony Allen (5) And Barbara (9) Tony Allen (5) And Barbara (9) - It Hurts Me So / Check Yourself(7") Dig Records 45-104 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-106 Baby / New Moon  album cover The Premiers (5) Baby / New Moon(7") Dig Records 45-106 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-107 Talk To Me / Here At My Phone  album cover Mel Williams Talk To Me / Here At My Phone(7") Dig Records 45-107 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-109 I Found An Angel / I'm Dreaming  album cover Tony Allen (5) I Found An Angel / I'm Dreaming(7") Dig Records 45-109 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-110 Dog Faced Boy, Part 1 / Dog Faced Boy, Part 2  album cover Preston Love And His Orchestra Dog Faced Boy, Part 1 / Dog Faced Boy, Part 2(7") Dig Records 45-110 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-111 Find Yourself Another Guy / Lost Angel  album cover Billy Mann (2) Find Yourself Another Guy / Lost Angel(7") Dig Records 45-111 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-112 Nothing But Love / Until The Day I Die  album cover The Tears (2) Nothing But Love / Until The Day I Die(7") Dig Records 45-112 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-113 My Darling / Have A Heart  album cover The Premiers (5) My Darling / Have A Heart 45-113 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-114 Here In My Heart / Hold Me  album cover Mel Williams Here In My Heart / Hold Me(7") Dig Records 45-114 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-115 Crazy Bells / Blue Mood  album cover Julie Stevens And The Premiers (5) Julie Stevens And The Premiers (5) - Crazy Bells / Blue Mood 45-115 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-116 Country Boogie / Country Home  album cover Preston Love And His Orchestra / Sailor Boy Preston Love And His Orchestra / Sailor Boy - Country Boogie / Country Home(7") Dig Records 45-116 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-117 Hot Diggitty Dog / Bad Bad Bulldog  album cover Little Arthur Mathews Hot Diggitty Dog / Bad Bad Bulldog(7") Dig Records 45-117 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-118 In Exchange For Your Love / Lonely Lonely Nights  album cover Little Julian Herrera In Exchange For Your Love / Lonely Lonely Nights(7") Dig Records 45-118 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-119 Let The Sunshine In My Life / Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!  album cover Johnny Otis And Orchestra* Let The Sunshine In My Life / Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!(7") Dig Records 45-119 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-120 Just Like Before / A Million Heartaches Ago  album cover Billy Mann (2) Just Like Before / A Million Heartaches Ago 45-120 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-121 I Wonder, Wonder / Wish I Didn't Love You So  album cover Larry Waters I Wonder, Wonder / Wish I Didn't Love You So(7") Dig Records 45-121 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-122 The Midnite Creeper  album cover Johnny Otis Orchestra* The Midnite Creeper(7", Single) Dig Records 45-122 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-123 My Love / Don't Cry Baby  album cover Mel Williams My Love / Don't Cry Baby(7") Dig Records 45-123 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-124 Honey Honey / This Is The Night For Love  album cover Arthur Lee Maye Honey Honey / This Is The Night For Love(7") Dig Records 45-124 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-125 Moore Boogie / S And J  album cover Abe Moore And Orchestra Moore Boogie / S And J (Single) 45-125 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-126 What Have I Done Wrong  album cover Sailor Boy What Have I Done Wrong(7") Dig Records 45-126 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-127 Baby Please Come Home / Bring Her Back To Me  album cover Billy Robbins Baby Please Come Home / Bring Her Back To Me(7") Dig Records 45-127 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-128 All Through The Night / I Cried A Million Tears  album cover Mel Williams All Through The Night / I Cried A Million Tears (Single) 45-128 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-129 Take My Heart / I Don't Want To Know  album cover Julie Stephens* Take My Heart / I Don't Want To Know(7") Dig Records 45-129 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-130 Everytime / Until The Real Thing Comes Along  album cover Lawrence Stone Everytime / Until The Real Thing Comes Along(7") Dig Records 45-130 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-131 Tough Enough / The Blooper  album cover Johnny Otis And His Orchestra Tough Enough / The Blooper(7") Dig Records 45-131 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-132 My Eyes Are Full Of Tears / Turtle Dove  album cover Johnny Otis And His Orchestra My Eyes Are Full Of Tears / Turtle Dove(7") Dig Records 45-132 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-133 Whispering Wind / A Fools Prayer  album cover Arthur Lee Maye Whispering Wind / A Fools Prayer(7") Dig Records 45-133 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-134 Wa Wa  album cover Johnny Otis Orchestra* Wa Wa(7") Dig Records 45-134 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-135 Girl Of My Heart / My Baby Doll  album cover The Gladiators (3) Girl Of My Heart / My Baby Doll(7") Dig Records 45-135 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-136 It's You / I Got Eyes  album cover Mel Williams It's You / I Got Eyes(7") Dig Records 45-136 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-137 Symbol Of Heaven / Here In My Arms  album cover Little Julian Herrera Symbol Of Heaven / Here In My Arms(7") Dig Records 45-137 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-138 Old Folks Boogie / Hand Me Down Baby  album cover Al Simmons (2) With Slim Green And The Cats From Fresno / Sidney Maiden With Slim Green And The Cats From Fresno Al Simmons (2) With Slim Green And The Cats From Fresno / Sidney Maiden With Slim Green And The Cats From Fresno - Old Folks Boogie / Hand Me Down Baby (Single) 45-138 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-139 The Night Is Young (And You're So Fine) / Stop, Look And Love Me  album cover Johnny Otis And His Orchestra The Night Is Young (And You're So Fine) / Stop, Look And Love Me(7") Dig Records 45-139 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-140 Stand There Mountain / I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine  album cover Mel Williams Stand There Mountain / I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine(7") Dig Records 45-140 US 1957 Sell This Version
45-142 You Aint Too Old / My Woman Done Quit Me  album cover Al Simmons (2) / Slim Green And The Cats From Fresno Al Simmons (2) / Slim Green And The Cats From Fresno - You Aint Too Old / My Woman Done Quit Me(7") Dig Records 45-142 US 1957 Sell This Version
D-110 Preston Love And His Orchestra Dog Faced Boy(Shellac, 10") Dig Records D-110 US 1956 Sell This Version
DIG 121 I Wonder, Wonder / Wish I Didn't Love You So  album cover Larry Waters I Wonder, Wonder / Wish I Didn't Love You So(10", Single) Dig Records DIG 121 US 1956 Sell This Version
DIG J-101 Tanganyika  album cover The Buddy Collette - Chico Hamilton Sextet Tanganyika(CD, Album, RE) V.S.O.P. Records, Dig Records, Tampa Records DIG J-101 US 1993 Sell This Version
DIG J-102, J-102-X The Gerald Wiggins Trio Wiggin With Wig(LP, Album, RE) Dig Records, Fresh Sound Records DIG J-102, J-102-X Spain 1990 Sell This Version
DIG-LP J-101 Tanganyika  album cover The Buddy Collette - Chico Hamilton Sextet Tanganyika(LP, Album, RE) V.S.O.P. Records, Dig Records DIG-LP J-101 US 1985 Sell This Version
J-101 Tanganyika  album cover The Buddy Collette - Chico Hamilton Sextet Tanganyika (Album) J-101 US 1956 Sell This Version
LP-103 All Thru The Night  album cover Mel Williams All Thru The Night(LP, Album) Dig Records LP-103 US 1958 Sell This Version
LP-104 Rock 'N Roll Hit Parade Volume 1  album cover Johnny Otis Rock 'N Roll Hit Parade Volume 1 (Album) LP-104 US 1957 Sell This Version
LP J-102 Wiggin With Wig  album cover The Gerald Wiggins Trio Wiggin With Wig(LP, Album) Dig Records, Dig Records LP J-102 US 1956 Sell This Version

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dirtypj

dirtypj

October 28, 2017
Some labels have an X below the catalogue number. Others, including different pressings of the same release, have a Q there. Does anyone know the significance?