Thursday, April 27, 2006

Colgems Discography

Master List of Colgems Singles/Albums Releases

Singles (1000 Series)
1001 August 1966: Last Train To Clarksville/Take a Giant Step (Monkees)
1002 November 1966:I'm a Believer/(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (Monkees)
1003 February 1967: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You/She Hangs Out (Monkees)
1004 March 1967: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You/The Girl I Knew Somewhere (Monkees)
1005 August 1967: San Fernando/Ten Thousand Sunsets (Hoyt Axton)
1006 August 1967: I Feel Good (I Feel Bad)/Blue Revelations (Lewis and Clarke Expedition)
1007 July 1967: Pleasant Valley Sunday/Words (Monkees)
1008 September 1967: Felicidad/Find Yourself a Rainbow (Sally Field)
1009 September 1967: Born a Loser/Little Bitty Pretty One (Jewel Akens)
1010 October 1967: Buses/Let the Good Times In (The Hung Jury)
1011 October 1967: Freedom Bird/Destination Unknown (Lewis and Clarke Expedition)
1012 October 1967: Daydream Believer/Goin' Down (Monkees)
1013 November 1967: That's Life/Did I Ever Really Live (Rich Little)
1014 January 1968: Golden Days/You're a Grand Old Flag (Sally Field)
1015 February 1968: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner/Glory Of Love (DeVol)
1016 Februrary 1968: Lonely Bottles/Hanging Paper (Quincy Jones)
1017 February 1968: Golden Days/The Louder I Sing (The Braver I Get) (Sally Field) (Some discographies state that this record never was actually released; perhaps it was quickly pulled, like Colgems 1003 was.)
1018 Not Assigned
1019 March 1968: Valleri/Tapioca Tundra (Monkees)
1020 March 1968: Livin' Too Fast/Angie, Love Me (Fountain of Youth)
1021 March 1968: Yours Until Tomorrow/It's a Happening World (Paula Wayne)
1022 April 1968: Why Need They Pretend/Chain Around the Flowers (Lewis and Clarke Expedition)
1023 June 1968: DW Washburn/It's Nice To Be With You (Monkees)
1024 June 1968: Take a Giant Step/Don't Blame Me (For Trying) (Fountain of Youth)
1025 July 1968: It's a Sin To Tell a Lie/You Better Move On (Jewel Akens)
1026 August 1968: Ha Ram/Getting To Know You (Sajid Khan)
1027 September 1968: Now That I Need Him/It'll Break Your Heart (Paula Wayne)
1028 September 1968: Daddy's Plastic Child/Gypsy Song Man (Lewis and Clarke Expedition)
1029 September 1968: I Just Can't Get Over You/Time Out (Peter Kastner)
1030 September 1968: Gonna Build a Mountain/Months of the Year (The Mother, The Sister and The Flying Nun (Sally Field))
1031 October 1968: Porpoise Song/As We Go Along (Monkees)
1032 October 1968: Sunshine On a Cold Morning/Day Don't Come (Fountain of Youth)
1033 October 1968: Interlude/Interlude Triangle (Original Interlude Music)
1034 January 1969: Dream/Someday (Sajid Khan)
1035 January 1969: Tell Her You Love Her/Fuzz (Alex Keenan)
1036 Not Assigned
1037 January 1969: See 5000
1038 April 1969: Porpoise Song/Circle Sky (Monkees) (evidently only released outside the United States and Canada)

Singles (5000 Series)
5000 February 1969: Teardrop City/Man Without A Dream (Monkees)(originally 1037 but reassigned to this prefix)
5001 February 1969: Oh What a Fool I've Been/She'd Be Mine (P.K. Limited)
5002 April 1969: Denver To LA/You With Darkness On Your Mind (Paula Wayne)
5003 April 1969: Liza Jane/Witness People (Fountain of Youth)
5004 June 1969: Someday Man/Listen To the Band (Monkees)
5005 September 1969: Good Clean Fun/Mommy and Daddy (Monkees)
5006 September 1969: Baby the Rain Must Fall/Sunday's Gonna Come on Tuesday (New Establishment)
5007 September 1969: Forget About Me/Child of the West Wind (P.K. Limited)
5008 February 1970: One Day Of Your Life/Power Of Your Mind (Alex Keenan)
5009 February 1970: I'll Build a Bridge/Seattle (New Establishment)
5010 March 1970: Ain't No Way/My Imagination (P.K. Limited)
5011 April 1970: Oh My My/I Love You Better (Monkees)
5012 May 1970: Getting Straight/Feelings (P.K. Limited)
5013 Not Assigned
5014 March 1971: Shades Of Gray/My Imagination (P.K. Limited)

107 ?/1967? Follow the Star/Follow the Star (Sally Field)
Promo only single, presumably released in 1967.

Albums (100 Series)
COM/COS-101 October 1966: The Monkees (Monkees)
COM/COS-102 January 1967: More of the Monkees (Monkees)
COM/COS-103 June 1967: Headquarters (Monkees)
COM/COS-104 November 1967: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd. (Monkees)
COM/COS-105 November 1967: The Lewis and Clarke Expedition (Lewis and Clarke Expedition)
COM/COS-106 November 1967: Sally Field, Star of The Flying Nun (Sally Field)
COM/COS-107 February 1968: In Cold Blood (Quincy Jones)
COM/COS-108 February 1968: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
COM/COS-109 April 1968: The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees (Monkees)
COS-110 July 1968: Hammerhead
COS-111 Not Assigned
COS-112 December 1968: Otley
COS-113 February 1969: Instant Replay (Monkees)
COS-114 June 1969: Sajid (Sajid Khan)
COS-115 June 1969: The Monkees Greatest Hits (Monkees)
COS-116 October 1969: Film Festival
COS-117 October 1969: The Monkees Present (Monkees)
COS-118 late 1969/early 1970 (?): The New Establishment (It is doubtful whether this album ever was actually released, but it was planned for release under this prefix)
COS-119 May 1970: Changes (Monkees)

Albums (5000 Series)
COMO/COSO-5001 November 1966: The Professionals
COMO/COSO-5002 January 1967: Night of the Generals
COMO/COSO-5003 January 1967: Murderer's Row
COMO/COSO-5004 July 1967: Lawrence of Arabia
COMO/COSO-5005 April 1967: Casino Royale
COMO/COSO-5006 May 1967: The Happening
COSO-5007 September 1968: Interlude
COSO-5008 November 1968: Head (Monkees)
COSO-5009 June 1969: The Southern Star
COSO-5010 May 1970:Getting Straight
COSO-5501 November 1968: Oliver!

Albums (Non-Sequential)
PRS-329 1970: The Monkees Golden Hits (Monkees) (Promotional tie-in with cereal box records that were found on various Post cereals to promote The Monkees move to Saturday morning TV.)
SCOS-1001 January 1971: Barrell Full of Monkees (Monkees)

(Note: A promotional 12 inch single, which many claim was the first ever released in this format, is said to have been released to promote the Casino Royale soundtrack. Dusty Springfield's "The Look of Love" was on this single; I don't know if it was the same on both sides (perhaps stereo/mono) or if there was a "B" side to this release. Several group members claim that this is a recent bootleg, and not part of the original Colgems releases.

And of course, many of the singles released on Colgems records also had an accompanying promotional release, with a yellow/black label rather than the traditional red/white label.)

Cereal Box Records
In 1969, The Monkees TV shows moved to Saturday morning television, and a series of cereal box records-on the back of Post cereal boxes which had to be carefully cut out-were produced, with the Colgems logo prominently displayed on them. Here is a listing of these cardboard records:

The Monkees design #1 (Rice Krinkles/Colgems) (Micky, Davy, Mike; green label with guitar logos between each head in spiral) 1. Monkees theme 2. Tear Drop City 3. Papa Gene's Blues 4. The Day We Fall In Love

The Monkees design #2 (Alpha Bits/Colgems) (big Monkees logo in middle, Davy, Mike & Micky's heads around logo, black label) 1. Last Train To Clarksville 2. I Wanna Be Free 3. Forget That Girl 4. Valeri

The Monkees design #3 (Honey Comb/Colgems) (red and white Monkees logo and musical notes, blue or purple grooves) 1. I'm A Believer 2. Pleasant Valley Sunday 3. I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone 4. Mary, Mary

(See The Monkees Golden Hits)


Blogger Mark Lungo said...

I like the discography, but for the soundtracks I would add the names of the composers (excpet maybe for the compilation Film Festival, where you could just put "various composers"). Great job so far, Larry!

2:21 PM

Blogger Larry said...

Dear Mark:
I will update the discographies as I receive more material.

Thanks for your comments!


5:25 AM

Blogger James Banner said...

As for Monkees promotional singles, I think all of their singles with the exception of their first two were released in either yellow & black or black & white promotional issues.

10:07 PM


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