CBS 36XXX Series

By Columbia39 Columbia39
updated 4 days ago

Inspired by both my "CBS Catalog Number Confusion" thread and a series of lists by "title54" on the albums falling into Atlantic/Stax/Volt sequencing, here's my attempt at gathering every album release in CBS' chronologically confusing sequencing. This list covers 36000-36999.

INFORMATION AFFECTING ALL SEQUENCES:
All release month information is taken from Wikipedia, period issues of Billboard, Global Dog Productions' CBS label discography (which stops at the 36XXX albums, unfortunately - although here; their release dates seem to be a month or two ahead of the actual month of release; i.e. an album that came out in August of 1980 is listed as "Oct-1980") and this site, though information may be sketchy for some of them.

Label Suffixes:
A - Special Products (introduced sometime in the early CD era)
C - Columbia; also Canada-only releases
E - Epic
F - Fillmore (used solely on the label's first trio of LPs)
H - Harmony (used until 1973)
J - Columbia Jazz Masterpieces LPs
M - CBS Masterworks
R - Portrait
S - soundtracks
U - Priority (used from 1982-83)
W - labels merely distributed by CBS, not wholly owned; also sometimes used in Canada
Y - Odyssey (until 1979 or so)/Great Performances (1981 onward)
Z - All the other labels

Format Suffixes:
A - 8-tracks (until 1981-ish)
K - CDs (starting in 1983/84)
T - Cassettes (until 2000s)

Prefixes (mostly retired sometime in the mid-1980s): AR, B, BF, F, H, I (this and "H" are solely used on audiophile releases), J, K, NF, NJ, O P, R, Q, T

The "N" prefix, introduced here, is perhaps best explained in the release notes to The Philadelphia Luv Ensemble - Classic "10".

For those curious, as far as my own music collection goes, I have 41 of the 656 released items (of 658 listed) in some form.

Known records that are still missing from the database:
Chuck Wagon Gang - Looking Away to Heaven (Columbia, C 36035, 1979)
Greatest Country Hits of the 70's, Vol. 3 (Columbia, JC 36969, 1980)

  1. Ted Nugent - State Of Shock

    60 For Sale from $0.99

    Epic, FE 36000
    May 1979

  2. Pockets - So Delicious

    58 For Sale from $1.25

    ARC/Columbia, JC 36001
    August 1979

  3. D. J. Rogers - Trust Me

    13 For Sale from $2.00

    ARC/Columbia, JC 36002
    Summer 1979

  4. Teddy Pendergrass - Teddy

    73 For Sale from $0.99

    Philadelphia International, FZ 36003
    June 1979

  5. Michael Pedicin, Jr.* - Michael Pedicin, Jr.

    9 For Sale from $3.49

    Philadelphia International, JZ/FZ 36004
    August 1979

  6. Hellfield - Hellfield

    10 For Sale from $1.25

    Epic, JE 36005 (PEC 80001 in Canada)
    1979

  7. Lou Rawls - Let Me Be Good To You

    105 For Sale from $0.95

    Philadelphia International, JZ 36006
    May 1979

  8. Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer

    62 For Sale from $2.00

    Cleveland International/Epic, FE 36007
    September 1981

  9. Kansas (2) - Monolith

    85 For Sale from $0.99

    Kirshner, FZ 36008
    May 1979

  10. Blue Öyster Cult - Mirrors

    52 For Sale from $3.38

    Columbia, JC 36009
    June 1979

  11. Dale Jacobs & Cobra* - Dale Jacobs & Cobra

    11 For Sale from $4.25

    Epic, JE 36010 (PEC 80008 in Canada)
    1979

  12. Blast (14) - Blast

    19 For Sale from $3.37

    36011 MISSING
    Columbia, JC 36012
    1979

  13. Tammy Wynette - Just Tammy

    17 For Sale from $2.99

    Epic, KE 36013
    May 1979

  14. Johnny Rodriguez (4) - Rodriguez

    27 For Sale from $1.12

    Epic, KE 36014 (although a print ad from the May 12, 1979 issue of Billboard says "KE 30614")
    May 1979

  15. Freddie Hubbard - The Love Connection

    32 For Sale from $2.99

    Columbia, JC 36015
    May/June 1979

  16. Joe Stampley - I Don't Lie

    14 For Sale from $0.99

    Epic, KE 36016
    May 1979

  17. Mtume - In Search Of The Rainbow Seekers

    30 For Sale from $2.00

    Epic, JE 36017
    September 1980

  18. Flash And The Pan* - Flash And The Pan

    32 For Sale from $2.99

    Epic, JE 36018
    June/July 1979 (originally released in Australia in 1978)

  19. Ronnie Foster - Delight

    32 For Sale from $1.99

    Columbia, JC 36019
    Summer 1979

  20. Dana (9) - The Girl Is Back

    8 For Sale from $6.44

    Epic, JE 36021
    May 1979

  21. Zon (2) - Back Down To Earth

    8 For Sale from $4.50

    Epic, JE 36022 (PEC 80026 in Canada)
    1979

  22. Nantucket - Your Face Or Mine?

    11 For Sale from $2.99

    Epic, JE 36023
    1979

  23. Dexter Wansel - Time Is Slipping Away

    23 For Sale from $2.99

    Philadelphia International, JZ 36024
    1979

  24. Silk (6) - Midnight Dancer

    22 For Sale from $7.00

    Philadelphia International, JZ 36025
    1979