Spar Records

Spar Records

Profile:
Spar Records was founded in 1961 by record men Alan Bubis and William Beasley. They had been partners in the Tennessee and Republic labels in the 1950s and had eventually gotten into record distribution as well. The Spar imprint was soon followed by budget labels Giant Records (12), Kenilworth, Caravelle, Tunes For Tots and Country & Western Hits. These releases used the finest of Nashville's singers, songwriters and musicians. Bobby Russell, Buzz Cason, Herbert Hunter, Freddie North, Thomas Henry, The Avons, Peggy Gaines, Boots Randolph, Bill Justis, Mac Gayden, Jimmy Buffett, Wayne Moss, Charlie McCoy, Pete Drake, Earl Gaines, and many other legendary musicians appear on the Spar releases. By the late 1960s Spar had gotten into the LP market with its Sterling, Spar Premiere, Plantation House, Nashville Sound and eventually the Spar 8 track tape line of releases. By the late 1960s they had launched Top Pop Hits label, but it was short lived. The Spar label went out of business in the mid 1970s.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
301 Marching Back To Love  album cover Bobby Russell Marching Back To Love(7") Spar Records 301 US Unknown Sell This Version
302 You've Got To Love Her A Lot  album cover Jay Dee Pepper You've Got To Love Her A Lot(7", Single) Spar Records 302 US 1968 Sell This Version
304 Shove it Up your Heart  album cover Johnny Elgin Shove it Up your Heart(7", Single) Spar Records 304 US Unknown Sell This Version
305 There's A Place / Time To Realize  album cover Charley Romans' Seventh Plane There's A Place / Time To Realize(7") Spar Records 305 US 1968 Sell This Version
306 The Boys And The Girls  album cover The Network (3) The Boys And The Girls(7") Spar Records 306 US 1968 Sell This Version
715 Twistin' U.S.A. / The Twist  album cover Johnny Keaton & The Twisters Twistin' U.S.A. / The Twist(7", Single) Spar Records 715 US 1962 Sell This Version
716 (Let's Twist) Slow And Easy  album cover Ted Jarrett (Let's Twist) Slow And Easy(7", Single) Spar Records 716 US 1962 Sell This Version
717 Baby Lay Your Love On Me  /  Wasted Years  album cover Jeb Butler Baby Lay Your Love On Me / Wasted Years(7") Spar Records 717 US 1962 Sell This Version
718 Dr. Feel-Good / The Twistin' Party  album cover Herbert Hunter Dr. Feel-Good / The Twistin' Party(7", Single) Spar Records 718 US 1962 Sell This Version
718 Herbert Hunter Dr. Feelgood(7", Single, Mono) Spar Records 718 US 1962 Sell This Version
719 Funny Way Of Laughing  album cover Wally Jones (3) Funny Way Of Laughing(7") Spar Records 719 US 1962 Sell This Version
720 Dear One / If A Woman Answers  album cover John Dunn (13) Dear One / If A Woman Answers(7") Spar Records 720 US 1962 Sell This Version
721 Soldier Boy - Love letters  album cover Carol Hadley Soldier Boy - Love letters(7", Single) Spar Records 721 Unknown Sell This Version
722 Hide 'Nor Hair / Everybody Loves Me But You  album cover Leroy Jones Hide 'Nor Hair / Everybody Loves Me But You(7") Spar Records 722 US 1962 Sell This Version
723 Your Cheating Heart / I Can't Help It  album cover Herbert Hunter Your Cheating Heart / I Can't Help It(7") Spar Records 723 US 1962 Sell This Version
725 Bill Randolph Combo Born To Lose / Relaxing(7", Single) Spar Records 725 US 1962 Sell This Version
726 Mr. Taxicab Driver  album cover Garry Miles Mr. Taxicab Driver(7") Spar Records 726 US 1962 Sell This Version
727 I'll Hold You In My Heart  album cover Herbert Hunter I'll Hold You In My Heart(7") Spar Records 727 US 1962 Sell This Version
740 Roll Over Beethoven  album cover Bobby Russell And The Beagles (2) Bobby Russell And The Beagles (2) - Roll Over Beethoven(7", Single) Spar Records 740 US 1964 Sell This Version
741 Happy Go Lucky  album cover Herbert Hunter Happy Go Lucky(7", Single) Spar Records 741 US Unknown Sell This Version
750 "I've Got A" Tiger In My Tank  album cover Bobby & Bergen "I've Got A" Tiger In My Tank(7", Single) Spar Records 750 US 1964 Sell This Version
759 Too Tired To Run Any More / Talking To Myself Again  album cover Hal Kennedy Too Tired To Run Any More / Talking To Myself Again(7", Single) Spar Records 759 US Unknown Sell This Version
760 The Sandy & Beachcombers Two Plus Two(7", Single) Spar Records 760 US 1965 Sell This Version
761 Where You Been / Pay It No Mind  album cover Bob Denver Where You Been / Pay It No Mind(7", Single, Promo) Spar Records 761 US 1965 Sell This Version
763 Don't Come Too Late / My World's A Blue World  album cover Bobby Russell Don't Come Too Late / My World's A Blue World(7", Single, Promo) Spar Records 763 US 1965 Sell This Version
766 Some Day / You Don't Want My Love  album cover Thomas Henry Some Day / You Don't Want My Love(7", Promo) Spar Records 766 US 1965 Sell This Version
773 Politician's Dog / Everywhere I Look (I See Your Smiling Face)  album cover Uncle Jud Crowfield and The New Kentucky Travelers / Mark Peek and The New Kentucky Travelers Uncle Jud Crowfield and The New Kentucky Travelers / Mark Peek and The New Kentucky Travelers - Politician's Dog / Everywhere I Look (I See Your Smiling Face)(7") Spar Records 773 US 1965 Sell This Version
777 Wanted: One Mother / She'll Leave You For Someone Else  album cover Hal Kennedy Wanted: One Mother / She'll Leave You For Someone Else(7", Single) Spar Records 777 US 1965 Sell This Version
778 Herbert Hunter I've Gotta' Sit Down (And Get Ahold Of Myself) / Didlin' And Dadlin'(7", Promo) Spar Records 778 US Unknown Sell This Version
779 Small Town Girl / Foolish Lover  album cover Jimmy Tig & The Rounders Small Town Girl / Foolish Lover(7", Promo) Spar Records 779 US 1963 Sell This Version
1007 Tiger (33) I Play Guitar, Too(7") Spar Records 1007 US Unknown Sell This Version
3011 Ricky Page Sings Harper Valley P.T.A.  album cover Rickie Page Ricky Page Sings Harper Valley P.T.A.(LP, Album) Spar Records 3011 US 1968 Sell This Version
3012 My Favorite Things  album cover Jack Eubanks My Favorite Things(LP) Spar Records 3012 US 1969 Sell This Version
3013 Nashville Country Jamboree Sings Today's Country Hits  album cover Nashville Country Jamboree Nashville Country Jamboree Sings Today's Country Hits(LP, Album) Spar Records 3013 US Unknown Sell This Version
3015 The Now Generation  album cover The Now Generation (2) The Now Generation(LP, Album) Spar Records 3015 US 1969 Sell This Version
3017 The Saturday Night Sound Of  album cover Nashville Country Jamboree The Saturday Night Sound Of(LP, Album) Spar Records 3017 US Unknown Sell This Version
4800 A World Of Hits By  album cover The Now Generation (2) A World Of Hits By(LP, Album) Spar Records 4800 US Unknown Sell This Version
4803 The Now Generation  album cover The Now Generation (2) The Now Generation(LP, Album) Spar Records 4803 US 1969 Sell This Version
4804 Sings A Boy Named Sue & 11 Other C&W Hits  album cover Nashville Country Jamboree Sings A Boy Named Sue & 11 Other C&W Hits(LP, Album) Spar Records 4804 US Unknown Sell This Version
4806 Come Together  album cover The Now Generation (2) Come Together(LP) Spar Records 4806 US 1970 Sell This Version
4806 Come Together  album cover The Now Generation (2) Come Together(LP, Album) Spar Records 4806 US 1969 Sell This Version
4807 Hits Are Our Business  album cover The Now Generation (2) Hits Are Our Business(LP, Album) Spar Records 4807 US 1970 Sell This Version
4808 Hair  album cover The Electric Screwdriver Hair(LP, Album) Spar Records 4808 US Unknown Sell This Version
4809 Working The Electric Screwdriver  album cover The Electric Screwdriver Working The Electric Screwdriver(LP) Spar Records 4809 US Unknown Sell This Version
4810 Straight from Nashville   album cover Nashville Country Jamboree Straight from Nashville (LP, Album) Spar Records 4810 US Unknown Sell This Version
4812 Country Hits By The Nashville Country Jamboree  album cover Nashville Country Jamboree Country Hits By The Nashville Country Jamboree(LP, Album) Spar Records 4812 US Unknown Sell This Version
4815 Bridge Over Troubled Water  album cover The Now Generation (2) Bridge Over Troubled Water(LP) Spar Records 4815 US Unknown Sell This Version
4816 Let It Be  album cover The Now Generation (2) Let It Be(LP) Spar Records 4816 US Unknown Sell This Version
4818 Jack Rogers Sings Folsom Prison Blues  album cover Jack Rogers Jack Rogers Sings Folsom Prison Blues(LP) Spar Records 4818 US Unknown Sell This Version
9008 Heartbeat / I'm In A Very Romantic Mood  album cover Bill Pursell Heartbeat / I'm In A Very Romantic Mood(7") Spar Records 9008 US 1965 Sell This Version
9009 I Was Born To Love You / Push Away From The Table  album cover Herbert Hunter I Was Born To Love You / Push Away From The Table(7", Single) Spar Records 9009 US 1966 Sell This Version
9009 I'll Never Stop Loving You / I Was Born To Love You  album cover Carla Thomas, Herbert Hunter Carla Thomas, Herbert Hunter - I'll Never Stop Loving You / I Was Born To Love You(7", RE) ATCO RECORDS, SPAR RECORDS 9009 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9010 Faded Love / I Really Don't Want To Know  album cover Bill Pursell Faded Love / I Really Don't Want To Know(7", Single) Spar Records 9010 US Unknown Sell This Version
30000 Story Tellin' Time  album cover Carol Johnson Story Tellin' Time(7", Single) Spar Records 30000 US 1968 Sell This Version
30001 Swingingest Thing In Town / Goin' Nowhere (But Out Of My Mind)  album cover Jake & Josh Swingingest Thing In Town / Goin' Nowhere (But Out Of My Mind)(7") Spar Records 30001 US 1968 Sell This Version
30002 The Welfare Check  album cover Ken Kennedy (7) The Welfare Check(7") Spar Records 30002 US 1968 Sell This Version
30003 There Was A Time / It's Been A Long Long Time  album cover Steve Bess There Was A Time / It's Been A Long Long Time(7") Spar Records 30003 US 1968 Sell This Version
30004 Kay  album cover Jimmy Elledge Kay (Single) 30004 US 1969 Sell This Version
30007 Promise Me Anything  album cover Cristy Lane Promise Me Anything(7", Single) Spar Records 30007 US 1969 Sell This Version
30008 I Become A Husband Again  album cover Jimmy Elledge I Become A Husband Again(7") Spar Records 30008 US 1969 Sell This Version
30012 Rome Wasn't Built In A Day  album cover Yvonne Devaney Rome Wasn't Built In A Day(7", Single) Spar Records 30012 US 1969 Sell This Version
30014 That's All Right Mama / I Ain't No Beatle  album cover Jerry Foster That's All Right Mama / I Ain't No Beatle(7") Spar Records 30014 USA & Canada 1969 Sell This Version
30015 Hurt / Funny How Time Slips Away  album cover Jimmy Elledge Hurt / Funny How Time Slips Away(7", Single) Spar Records 30015 US 1969 Sell This Version
30018 Is It Weakness Of Man / From The Cup To The Lip  album cover John Reeves (2) Is It Weakness Of Man / From The Cup To The Lip(7", Single) Spar Records 30018 US 1969 Sell This Version
30020 Teardrops In A Rainstorm  album cover Rusty Thornhill Teardrops In A Rainstorm(7", Single) Spar Records 30020 US 1969 Sell This Version
30022 My All Is You / Please Send Me Someone To Love  album cover Levert Allison My All Is You / Please Send Me Someone To Love(7", Single) Spar Records 30022 US 1969 Sell This Version
30023 I'm An Imitator / Ride Buddy Ride  album cover Urel Albert I'm An Imitator / Ride Buddy Ride(7", Promo) Spar Records 30023 US 1969 Sell This Version
30023 I'm An Imitator / Ride Buddy Ride  album cover Urel Albert I'm An Imitator / Ride Buddy Ride(7") Spar Records 30023 US 1969 Sell This Version
30024 The Lyingest Man  album cover Clara Dean The Lyingest Man(7", Promo) Spar Records 30024 US 1969 Sell This Version
30025 The Used Wife Business  album cover Carl Knight The Used Wife Business(7", Single) Spar Records 30025 US 1969 Sell This Version
30026 The Boss  album cover Clayton Ford The Boss(7", Single) Spar Records 30026 US 1969 Sell This Version
30027 A Christmas Card / The Christmas Polka  album cover Bunny And Buddy Burden A Christmas Card / The Christmas Polka(7") Spar Records 30027 US 1969 Sell This Version
30033 When We're Together / This Time It's Over  album cover John Reeves (2) When We're Together / This Time It's Over(7", Single) Spar Records 30033 US Unknown Sell This Version
30035 Big Vine Covered House  album cover Carl Phillips (2) Big Vine Covered House(7", Single) Spar Records 30035 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-101 Do The Hully Gully   album cover Kenny Hamber & David Robertson's Combo* Kenny Hamber & David Robertson's Combo* - Do The Hully Gully (7") Spar Records 45-101 US Unknown Sell This Version
70001 Saturday Night In Nashville / Sweet And Lovely  album cover Urel Albert Saturday Night In Nashville / Sweet And Lovely(7", Single) Spar Records 70001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SP 3000 The Bluegrass Sound Of Carl Story  album cover Carl Story & His Rambling Mountaineers The Bluegrass Sound Of Carl Story(LP, Album) Spar Records SP 3000 US 1966 Sell This Version
SP 3001 Chase Webster Sings Country And Western  album cover Chase Webster Chase Webster Sings Country And Western(LP, Album) Spar Records SP 3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
SP 3002 The Many Guitars Of  album cover Jimmy Wilkerson* The Many Guitars Of(LP) Spar Records SP 3002 US 1965 Sell This Version
SP 3005 Moon Mullican Sings And Plays Mister Honky Tonk Man  album cover Moon Mullican Moon Mullican Sings And Plays Mister Honky Tonk Man(LP) Spar Records, Spar Records SP 3005 US Unknown Sell This Version
SPAR 2524 Country & Western Instrumentals  album cover Unknown Artist Country & Western Instrumentals(8-Trk) Spar Records SPAR 2524 US Unknown Sell This Version
SPAR 3009 Buddy & Bunny Burden Recorded Live At The Organ: Gatlinburg Swings  album cover Bunny And Buddy Burden Buddy & Bunny Burden Recorded Live At The Organ: Gatlinburg Swings(LP, Album, Mono) Spar Records SPAR 3009 US 1965 Sell This Version
SPS-300 It's A Bliss To Be Alive / Keep It In Your Mind  album cover The Mad Tea Party It's A Bliss To Be Alive / Keep It In Your Mind(7") Spar Records SPS-300 US 1968 Sell This Version
SPS-301 Harper Valley P.T.A. / Making A Fool Of Myself  album cover Ricky Page* Harper Valley P.T.A. / Making A Fool Of Myself (Single) SPS-301 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST 602 A Very Romantic Mood  album cover Various A Very Romantic Mood(LP, Comp) Sterling Records (10) ST 602 Unknown Sell This Version
ST 605 Sings Country & Western All Time Greats  album cover Jack Bond (3) Sings Country & Western All Time Greats(LP, Album) Sterling Records (10), Sterling Records (10) ST 605 US Unknown Sell This Version
T-1 This Girls In Love With You / Traces  album cover Kathy Shannon / The Chords (4) Kathy Shannon / The Chords (4) - This Girls In Love With You / Traces(7") Top Pop Hits T-1 US Unknown Sell This Version