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Band Box Long Plays

The following is a complete listing of all known Band Box LP’s with year of release or month and year when known.  The dates are best estimates. This list is in the process of undergoing a edit based on comprehensive information supplied by Colorado’s George “Doc” Krieger – Chief Researcher for the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. He has provided extensive edits and additions to the total Band Box discography. My thanks to him and his continued efforts. Please visit the Colorado Music Hall of Fame web site! The earliest Band Box releases were probably from the year 1958.

Band Box Long Plays

(Band Box catalog 1001 is duplicated by the Barron & Trevor releases)

Band Box 1001 – Leigh Barron – “Leigh Barron at the Piano”

Barron - Band Box 1001 - Barron, Leigh B (2) Barron - Band Box 1001 - Barron, Leigh B (1)

Barron - Band Box LPL 1001 - Leigh Barron at Piano SD 1 (1) Barron - Band Box LPL 1001 - Leigh Barron at Piano SD 1 (2)

Band Box 1001 – Van Trevor – “Come On Over to Our Side”

BAND BOX LP 1001 DUP (1) BAND BOX LP 1001 DUP (2)

Trevor - Band Box 1001 SD1 - Trevor, Van - Come On Over to Our Side (1) Trevor - Band Box 1001 SD1 - Trevor, Van - Come On Over to Our Side (2)

Band Box 1002 – The Ink Spots – “Yesterday & Today”

BAND BOX LP 1002 (3) BAND BOX LP 1002 (4)

Ink Spots - Band Box LPL 1002 - Ink Spots SD 2 (1) Ink Spots - Band Box LPL 1002 - Ink Spots SD 2 (2)

Band Box 1003 Acetate – Argust “Hank”  Jarman – “Hank Jarman” – 1965

The images below were provided by former Colorado resident and musician Alia Rodriques who now resides in Tustin, California where she located the test pressing long plays by Jarman.  To date, these are the only copies of this LP to surface.  Note that the tracks are arranged differently on the two sets of test pressings.

Argust Jarman Side A Record 1 Argust Jarman Side B Record 2

This second test pressing was intended as a birthday present in 1967 for Jarman’s mother.

Hank Jarman Side A Record 3 Happy Birthday To Mom Hank Jarman Side 2 Record 3

Band Box 1004 – The Blue Rhythms – “The Blue Rhythms at the Koko Club”

BAND BOX LP 1004 (1)BAND BOX LP 1004 (3)

Blue Rhythms - Band Box LPL 1004 - Bue Rhythms at Koko SD1 (1) Blue Rhythms - Band Box LPL 1004 - Bue Rhythms at Koko SD1 (2)

Band Box 1005 – George Mosse – “Two Sides of George Moss”

BAND BOX LP 1005 (3) BAND BOX LP 1005 (4)

Mosse - Band Box 1005 LPC1 - Mosse, George (3) Mosse - Band Box 1005 LPC1 - Mosse, George (4)

Band Box 1006 – Ronny Kae – “Swinging Drums”

BAND BOX LP 1006 (1)BAND BOX LP 1006 (2)

Kae - Band Box LPL 1006 - Kae, Ronny - SD 1 (1) Kae - Band Box LPL 1006 - Kae, Ronny - SD 1 (2)

Band Box 1007 – The Boltz Family Five – “Hawaiian Masterpieces”

BAND BOX LP 1007 (3) BAND BOX LP 1007 (4)

Boltz - Band Box LP 1007 F - Blotz Family Five - Hawaiian Masterpieces (2) Boltz - Band Box LP 1007 F - Blotz Family Five - Hawaiian Masterpieces (3)

Band Box 1008 – Buster Jenkins – “Buster Jenkins Presents The Rocky Mountain Jamboree”

BAND BOX LP 1008 (3) BAND BOX LP 1008 (4)

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Band Box 1009 – Dick Kinard – “The Most Organ”

BAND BOX LP 1009 - KINARD DICK (1)BAND BOX LP 1009 - KINARD DICK (2)

BAND BOX LP 1009 - KINARD DICK (3)BAND BOX LP 1009 - KINARD DICK (4)

Band Box 1010 – Herman Dinges & His Polka Band – “Beettoppers”
(This LP had a blank backside)

BAND BOX LP 1010 (3) BAND BOX LP 1010 (4)

DINGES, HERMAN - BAND BOX 1010 - BEETOPPERS 1 DINGES, HERMAN - BAND BOX 1010 - BEETOPPERS 2

Band Box 1011 – Ernie Kemm – “Hello Denver”
(This was the only 10″ LP that we know of released by Band Box and apparently did not have a jacket)

Kemm - Band Box 1011 - Kemm, Ernie - Hello Denver 2 (2)Kemm - Band Box 1011 - Kemm, Ernie - Hello Denver 2 (1)

Band Box 1012 – The Shook Parker Gospel Singers

BAND BOX LP 1012 (3) BAND BOX LP 1012 (4)

BAND BOX LP 1012 - SHOOK PARKER 1 BAND BOX LP 1012 - SHOOK PARKER 1_0001

Band Box 1013 – The Calvary Choristers – “The Calvary Choristers”

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Band Box 1014 – Gale Day & the Jim Turnbo Trio – “Gale Day Sings With The Jim Turnbo Trio”

BAND BOX LP 1014 (1) BAND BOX LP 1014 (2)

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Band Box 1014 – The Preps – “Big Band Swing”
Catalog number is redundant with the Gale Day release

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Band Box 1015 – Ronny Whyte – “The Songs and Piano of Ronny Whyte”

BAND BOX LP 1015 (3)BAND BOX LP 1015 (4)

BAND BOX 1015 - WHYTE RONNY ABAND BOX 1015 - WHYTE RONNY B

Band Box 1016 – The New Mobile Singers – “New Horizons”

BAND BOX LP 1016 (3) BAND BOX LP 1016 (4)

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Band Box 1017 – The Alpine Polkadots – “A Tribute to Paul Wiengardt”

BAND BOX LP 1017 (3) BAND BOX LP 1017 (4)

Alpine Polka - Band Box 1017 - Alpine Polkadots - LP Front (2) Alpine Polka - Band Box 1017 - Alpine Polkadots - LP Front (3)

Band Box 1018 – Dick Dedrick – “Animal Tales ‘n Tunes”

BAND BOX LP 1018 (1) BAND BOX LP 1018 (3)

Deddrick - Band Box LP 1018 CF - Deddrick (2) Deddrick - Band Box LP 1018 CF - Deddrick (3)

Band Box LP – Duncan Tuck (Unreleased)

NOTE: On June 21st, 2016 – Duncan responded to my query regarding the these Band Box tracks:

“As far as I know, the songs you have listed were just on studio tape and never pressed…wish I had the tape.  I re-recorded “Together When Alone”, “Trees” (shortened the name from “Where People Do Live By Trees”), and “October” when I did my first album Viking Recording Studio in Denver about 1972-73.  Ralph ‘N Clyde in Grand Junction recorded two of my songs on one of their albums, “Cold and Dusty Morning” and “Marjorie Brown”.”

Tracks: Dianne’s Song – Where People Do Live by Trees – Distance Cannot Escape the Sound – A New Feeling – All Around Me – Together When Alone – Flamenco Child – Leavin’ On a Jet Plane – The Poet – Sunshine – I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Tomorrow – Octover

Band Box LP – Acetate – William L. Ginsburg D.D.S. “This and That”

(Ginsburg was a Denver area dentist and the uncle of my wife )

BAND BOX LP 01 - GINSBURG WILLIAM DDIS A FINALBAND BOX LP 01 - GINSBURG WILLIAM DDIS B FINAL

Band Box LP – Bob Lind Acetate

This LP was never released by Band Box and many of the tracks found their way onto a Verve-Folkways LP release much to Bob’s surprise and apparently not with his approval.  This acetate recording is on display at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

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Band Box Ethnological Music Series 15351/15352 – Binx Selby – “Music Of Tetuan”

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Band Box Valerie Label LP’s

Valerie 7000 – Dave Jackson – “Dave Jackson Singing Folk Music”

VALERIE 7000 - JACKSON DAVE (1) VALERIE 7000 - JACKSON DAVE (2)

VALERIE 7000 - JACKSON DAVE (3) VALERIE 7000 - JACKSON DAVE (4)

Band Box Spicy Label LP’s

Spicy 5001 – Jim Watson & Joel Cowan – “It’s Party Time” (Cover Version 1)

SPICY LP 5001 V1 (1) SPICY LP 5001 V1 (2)

Watson Cowan Spicy 5001 DJ - Party Time (1) Watson Cowan Spicy 5001 DJ - Party Time (2)

Spicy 5001 – Jim Watson & Joel Cowan – It’s Party Time” (Cover Version 2)

SPICY LP 5001 V2 (1) SPICY LP 5001 V2 (2)

Watson Cowan Spicy 5001 - Party Time (1) Watson Cowan Spicy 5001 2 - Party Time (1)

Spicy 5002 – Bob & Sylvia – “Ma and Pa Snort Blaster”
(Need Vinyl Images)

spicy-5002-f-bob-sylvia-ma-pa-snort-blasterSpicy 5002 B - Bob & Sylvia - Ma & Pa Snort Blaster

BOB AND SYLVIA - SPICY 5002 BOB AND SYLVIA - SPICY 5002_0001

Spicy 5003 – Rachel Jordan – “Laugh it Up with Crack-Up”

SPICY LP 5003 (3) SPICY LP 5003 (4)

Jordan, Rachel - Spicy 23834 LP1 - Jordan, Rachel - Crack Up with Rachel (1) Jordan, Rachel - Spicy 23834 LP1 - Jordan, Rachel - Crack Up with Rachel (2)

Band Box Keyboard Label LP’s

Keyboard 7001 – The South Denver Pentecostal Choir – “Jesus the Light”
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Doggone it! This is one of two Long Plays in the Band Box catalog that we just cannot locate! – The other is Lee Sims on Rustique.

Keyboard 7002 – Reva Gardner – “The Versatile Stylings of Reva Gardner”

KEYBOARD LP 7002 (1) KEYBOARD LP 7002 (2)

Keyboard 7002 1 - Gardner, Reva - Versatile Keyboard 7002 2- Gardner, Reva - Versatile

Band Box Rustique Label LP’s

Rustique 7000 – Lee Sims – “The Fabulous Lee Sims”

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Band Box Custom Toll Gate Label LP

Toll Gate 201 – “Souvenir Recording of Central City’s Honky Tonk Piano Man Recorded at the World Famous Toll-Gate Tavern”

STARR PAT - TOLL GATE (1) STARR PAT - TOLL GATE (2)

STARR PAT - TOLL GATE R STARR PAT - TOLL GATE R_0001

Index:

Band Box Discography Artists A thru K

Band Box Discography Artists L thru Z

Karl Zomar – Columbine Records – Forerunner to Denver’s Band Box Records

(See the Band Box Page)

As far as has been determined, Band Box Records evolved from this early 1950’s mostly country label in Denver via a purchase by Victoria Morosan – Band Box owner into the early 170’s – It appears from this discography that most – if not all – of the Columbine releases occurred in 1950. Speculation has it that the label was sold in about 1953 or 1954 to Morosan – so it is not known what type of recording activity Columbine partook from 1951 through 1953 if any. The most common address for Columbine Records was 3120 Federal Blvd., in North Denver – a location which has been scraped and now a parking lot.

78 – Columbine WC 51
Marvin Meirs with Johnny O’Neill & His Orchestra
“Will You Remember?” b/w “My Lovely Lady”

COLUMBINE 56 - MEIERS ACOLUMBINE 56 - MEIERS A_0001

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78 – Columbine 101
“White Caravan” b/w 12th Street Rag” – February, 1950
Artist Unknown

78 – Columbine 102
F. White and B. Butterfield
“Linger Awhile” b/w “South” – February, 1950

Columbine 102

78 – Columbine 104
Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers
“Guess I’m Better Off Without You” b/w “When The World Has Turned You Down” – February, 1950

COLUMBINE 104 A GRAVES COLUMBINE 104 B GRAVES

78 – Columbine 105
R. Eberhardt
“I Can Dream Can’t I” b/w “All of Me” – February, 1950

78 – Columbine 106
Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers – featuring Bill Broadway “King of the Silver Strings”
“Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” b/w “I’m Paying With A Broken Heart” – 1950

Graves, Will & Rhythm Rangers - Columbine 106 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You w Sleeve

COLUMBINE 106 A - WILL GRAVES

78 – Columbine 108
Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers
“Iron Horse” b/w “You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often” – May, 1950

78 – Columbine 109
Will Graves and The Rhythm Rangers
“There’s a Star in the Sky” b/w “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” – September, 1950

78 – Columbine 110
H. Hartley and the Columbine Trio
“September in the Rain” b/w “Somebody Mentioned Your Name” – October, 1950

78 – Columbine 113
Red Allen
“Lonesome Me” b/w “Red’s Talking Blues” – November, 1950

78 – Columbine 117
Carl Thorn & His Saddle Pals
“Two Eyes, Two Lips But No Heart”

THORN CARL - COLUMBINE 117 B

78 – Columbine 118
Roy Eberhart with the Musette Trio – “Out Where The West Begins” – December, 1950

EBERHART

78 – Columbine 121 –
Johnnie Dwher with Billy Lee & the Rocky Mountain Boys –
“Automobile Gal”
(Image by Lisa Wheeler – North of Pueblo Blog)

DWER JOHNNIE - COLUMBINE 121 A

78 – Columbine 122 – Floyd Buell with the Rhythm Kings – “My Girl” b/w “Lonesome Me”

78 – Columbine 225 – Dana LeBarron with Sonny LeBarron and His Rhythm Rodeo Wranglers – ‘Merry Christmas and Goodnight” b/w “The Garden of Forget Me Nots”

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