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Band Box Singles (45 RPM & 78 RPM) – Catalog Numbers 1 through 369

The following is a complete listing of all known Band Box 45’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.

The date of Leo Frazier release is not known. The record carries a completely unique catalog number not corresponding to any other known release – and it is on the black label with a silver logo. The discovery of Band 100 is a true rarity – submitted by Rick from Broomfield, Colorado. Notice the complete absence of any address on the label.

Band Box 78-29 – Daddy Ed (7-inch 78 rpm single) – “Sammy the Skunk” b/w “Dummy the Duck”
(Image from Lisa Wheeler – Blog Author – North of Pueblo – Only known copy)

BAND BOX 78-29 - DADDY ED

Band Box 21/22 (221/222) – Extended Play Gatefold Packet – “Daddy Ed’s Band Box Kiddy Album

 

Band Box 0003 – Leo Frazier – “He’s Your Savior, He’s Your Friend” b/w “If I Could Be Your Friend”

Leo Frazier also recorded with the Washington Park United Church of Christ & The Shorter Ame Church on the John Law label.

Band Box 0003 - Frazier, Leo -He's Your Savior He's Your Friend.pngBand Box 0003 - Frazier, Leo - If I Could be Your Friend.png

Band Box 100 – Alfonso Gonzalez – “Nieves de Enero” b/w “Tierra Sin Nombre” – 1966

BAND BOX 100 (1) BAND BOX 100 (2)

Band Box 102 – The Gonzalez Brothers Orchestra – “Corazon Herido” b/w “Carita De Palo” – 1966

BAND BOX 102 - GONZALES BROS BAND BOX 102 - GONZALES BROS_0001

Band Box 103 – Robert Mondragon & the Gonzalez Brothers – “In Memory of Brave Men” b/w “En Memoria De Hombres Vlientes” – 1966

BAND BOX 103 (1) BAND BOX 103 (2)

Band Box 103 (custom) – Smokey Len – “Hometown Rodeo” b/w “Loser’s Club” – 1966
(Duplicate catalog #)

Len, Smokey - Band Box Custom 103 - Hometown Rodeo Len, Smokey - Band Box Custom 103 - Loser's Club

The apparent first known Band Box release is number 200 by The Ruff Family followe by Ronnie Kae release 201. It would be until 1962 until he would have his second release – Band Box 300. So there is some doubt as to the accuracy of the dating corresponding to the numbering system. Band Box 201 was a the black label with silver print. The next two releases in the catalog were both red labels with black print – and the only two known red Band Box releases. More than likely – Ronny Kae’s 201 came later on – out of sequence – due to the record label carrying the 41st Avenue Band Box studio address. This studio had not yet been acquired in the late 1950’s. According to The Saints leader – Dave Barhite, many of the first Band Box sessions were in various studios around Denver, probably as late as winter 1961 or even early 1962.

Band Box Circa 1958

Band Box 200 – Ruff Family – “Lonesome and Blue” b/w “Brown’s Ferry Blues”

BAND BOX 200 (1) BAND BOX 200 (2)

Band Box 201 – Ronnie Kae – “Caravan” b/w “Boom Boom”

Band Box 201 - Kae, Ronny - Boom Boom Band Box 201 - Kae, Ronny - Caravan

Band Box 203 – The Vidal Trio – Valley High b/w They Call The Wind Mariah

Band Box 204 – Ossie Sladek and the Paratroopers – “Song of Laughter” b/w “The Paratrooper Song”

Band Box 204 - Sladek, Ossie & Paratroopers PS - The Paratroopers Band Box 204 - Sladek, Ossie & Paratroopers PS - Song of Laughter

Band Box 204 - Sladek, Ossie & Paratroopers - Song of Laughter Band Box 204 - Sladek, Ossie & Paratroopers - The Paratroopers

Band Box 205 – New Mobile Strugglers – “Satisfy Your Mind” b/w “Wait for the Door to Swing Back”
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Band Box 220 45 RPM – Bernie Wingert with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers (A Side) – Pat Peale with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers (B Side) – “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” b/w “There’s a Star in the Sky”

BAND BOX 270 (1) BAND BOX 270 (2)

Band Box 220 78 RPM – Bernie Wingert with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers (A Side) – Pat Peale with Will Graves & His Rhythm Rangers (B Side) – “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” b/w “There’s a Star in the Sky”
(This is the only Band Box 78 RPM that I have seen to date (2015)

BAND BOX 220 70 - PEALE & GRAVES (1)

BAND BOX 220 70 - PEALE & GRAVES (2) BAND BOX 220 70 - PEALE & GRAVES (3)

Band Box Circa 1959

Band Box 221 – Chuck Mills & the Monarchs – “Who Was the Fool” b/w “She’s Mine

Monarchs - Band Box 221 A Monarchs - Band Box 221 B

Band Box 222 – Walt Conley – “Colorado Queen of the West” b/w “The Colorado Story”

Conley, Walt - Band Box 222 - Colorado Story Band Box 222 PS 2 - Conley, Walt - Colorado Story

Band Box 222 - Conley, Walt - Colorado Queen of the West Band Box 222 - Conley, Walt - Colorado Story

Band Box 223 – Dick West with the Hymtones – “Merry Christmas” b/w Trimming My Christmas Dreams With Dreams”

Band Box 223 – Walt Conley – “Passin Thru” b/w “Worried Man Blues” (duplicate catalog number)

BAND BOX 223 - CONLEY - WALT A BAND BOX 223 - CONLEY - WALT B

Band Box 224 – Lee Chandler & the Blue Rhythms – “Tree Top” b/w “Consideration”

Blue Rhythms - Band Box 224 PS F Blue Rhythms - Band Box 224 PS B

Blue Rhythms - Band Box 224 A Blue Rhythms - Band Box 224 B

Band Box 225 – Bob & Shirley – “Your True Love” b/w “Consideration”

Bob & Shirley - Band Box 225 - 60 B Bob & Shirley - Band Box 225 - 60 A

Bob & Shirley - Band Box 225 - 60 BVBob & Shirley - Band Box 225 - 60 AV

Band Box 225 – Gibbons Family – “That Old Country Church” b/w What is the Need to Worry
(Duplicate catalog #)

Band Box 225 - Gibbons Family - The Old Country Church Band Box 225 - Gibbons Family - What Is the Need to Worry

Band Box 226 – Mastertones featuring J.D. Scott (Jimmy Scott or “Scotty”) – “Fannie Mae” b/w “Crazy Little Ole Feeling”

Mastertones - Band Box 226 - 60s B Mastertones - Band Box 226 - 60s A

Band Box 227 – Chuck Mills & the Monarchs – “Ding Dong” b/w “Who Was the Fool

Band Box 227 - Mills, Chuck & Monarchs - Ding DongBand Box 227 - Mills, Chuck & Monarchs - Who Was the Fool

Band Box 228 – Sonny Covington & the Original Valiants – “Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey” b/w “We Too”

Band Box 228 - Covington, Sonny - Hey Hey Hey Hey Band Box 228 - Covington, Sonny - We Two

Band Box 229 – Sami Cee & Penzmen – “Dark Eyes” b/w “Malaguena”

BAND BOX 229 (2) BAND BOX 229 (1)

Band Box 230 – Chuck Mills & the Monarchs – “Johnny Rondo” b/w “Angel Eyes”

Band Box 230 - Mills, Chuck & Monarchs - Johnny RondoBand Box 230 - Mills, Chuck & Monarchs - Angel Eyes

Band Box 231 – Fabulous Cyclones – “Cyclone” b/w “Texas Cucaracha”

Cyclones - Band Box 221 - 60 A Cyclones - Band Box 221 - 60 B

Band Box 232 – Hummingbirds – “Teenage Wedding” b/w “See You in My Dreams”

BAND BOX 232 (2)BAND BOX 232 (1)

Band Box 233 – Elaine Taylor & the Mastertones – “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” b/w “Baby Won’t You Please”

BAND BOX 233 (2) BAND BOX 233 (1)

Band Box 234 – Lee Chandler & Blue Rhythms – “Old Lonesome Times” b/w “I’ll Step Aside”

BAND BOX 234 (2) BAND BOX 234 (1)

Band Box 235 – Saints – “Playboy” b/w “Rockin’ Siam”

Band Box 235 - Saints - PlayboyBand Box 235 - Saints - Rockin Siam

Band Box 236 – Manderins – “Going Away” b/w “Let the Bells Ring”

BAND BOX 236 (2)BAND BOX 236 (1)

Band Box 237 – Tony Randall Larson & the Saints – “Cool Yule” b/w “Bear Hug”

Band Box 237 - Larson, Tony - Cool Yule

Band Box 237 - Larson, Tony - Cool Yule R Band Box 237 - Larson, Tony - Bear Hug R

Band Box 238 – Scotty & Bobo & the Mastertones – “For the Rest of My Life” b/w “Mamacita Mia”
(Pink sleeve may be a bootleg – For a time it showed up a lot on EBay)

Band Box 238 - Mastertones - For the Rest of My Life PS Band Box 238 - Mastertones - Mamacita Mia PS

Band Box 238 PSred- Scotty & Bobo & Mastertones - For The Rest Of My Life 400 Band Box 238 PSrd - Scotty & Bobo & Mastertones - Mamacita Mia 400

Band Box 238 - Scotty & Bobo & Mastertones - For the Rest of My Life Band Box 238 - Mastertones - Mamacita Mia

Band Box 239 – Bob & Sylvia – “Don’t Touch” b/w “Arabian Cowboy”

Band Box 239 - Bob & Sylvia - Don't TouchBand Box 239 - Bob & Sylvia - The Arabian Cowboy

Band Box 240 – Bob & Sylvia – “King Size Lies” b/w “Lonely and Longing”

Band Box 240 - Bob & Sylvia - King Size Lies Band Box 240 - Bob & Sylvia - Lonely and Longing

Band Box 241 – Nick Vitale with Tom MacCluskey and the Echoes – “Behind the Bamboo Curtain” b/w “The Engagement Waltz”

BAND BOX 241 (2) BAND BOX 241 (1)

Band Box 242 – Lee Chandler & Blue Rhythms – “How Much” b/w “That’s the Way of Love”

BAND BOX 242 - CHANDLER & BLUE RHYTHMS - HOW MUCHBAND BOX 242 - CHANDLER & BLUE RHYTHMS - WAY OF LOVE

Band Box catalog numbers 243 up until Band Box 262 remained on the black label. Most DJ copies would be released on silver label with black print or while label with black print. Band Box 286 was a DJ copy released with white label and green print. Band Box 285 marked the start of a yellow label with green print going into 1962.

Band Box 243 – Marvin Ross & the Blue Rhythms – “Ebony” b/w “The Roll”

Band Box 243 - Ross. Marvin & Blue Rhythms - Ebony Band Box 243 - Ross. Marvin & Blue Rhythms - The Roll

Band Box 244 – Echoes – “Goodnight Again” b/w “Stranger to Love”
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Band Box 244 – Little Banana Boy – “Naughty Prayers” b/w “Howdy Doody Mr. Dindin” – 1958

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Band Box 245 – Ray Hudson Quartet – “Sayonara Cha Cha” b/w “Nearness of You”

Band Box 245 - Hudson Quarter, Ray - Sayonara Cha Chas Band Box 245 - Hudson Quarter, Ray - Nearness of You

Band Box 246 – Ed Whatley & the Hummingbirds – “Bingo” b/w “No Love”

Band Box 246 - Whatley, Ed & Hummingbirds - Bingo Band Box 246 - Whatley, Ed & Hummingbirds - No Love

BAND BOX 246 - WHATLEY ED COMM A BAND BOX 246 - WHATLEY ED COMM B

Band Box 247 – Avalons – “Listening Ear” b/w “Going to the Dance”
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Band Box 248 – Bob Perry & the Sundowners – “It’s All Over Now” b/w “I Dreamed I Kissed An Angel”

Band Box 248 - Perry, Bob & Sundowners - It's All Over Now Band Box 248 - Perry, Bob & Sundowners - I dreamed

Band Box 249 – Tom Allen & the Saints – “Never” b/w “Lone Lonely One”

Band Box 249 - Allen, Tom - B Band Box 249 - Allen, Tom - A_0001

Band Box 250 – Lee Chandler with Lew Gaiter Orchestra – “Sweet Dreams” b/w “Your Cheatin’ Heart”

BAND BOX 250 (2) BAND BOX 250 (1)

Band Box Circa 1960

Band Box 251 – Freddie & the Hitchhikers – “Sinners” b/w “Mop Flop”

Band Box 251 - Freddie & Hitch-Hikers - Sinners Band Box 251 - Freddie & Hitch-Hikers - Mop Flop

Band Box 252 – Embert Mishler – “I’m Unwanted” b/w “All of Your Love”

Band Box 252 - Mishler, Embert & Unwanted Boys - I'm Unwanted Band Box 252 - Mishler, Embert & Unwanted Boys - All of Your Love

Band Box 253 – Orlie & the Saints – “Twist & Freeze U.S.A” b/w “King Kong”
(Many local versions released on this catalog number i.e. “Denver Twist & Freeze” – Visit my “Orlie & The Saints” page for a full version discography)

Saints - Band Box 253 - 60s A Band Box 253 - Orlie & Saints - King Kong

BAND BOX 253 - DENVER TWIST & FREEZE VAR A BAND BOX 253 - DENVER TWIST & FREEZE VAR B

Band Box 254 – Prickly Pair (May have been The Bravados) – “Nut Brown Maiden” b/w “The Wind”

BAND BOX 254 V (1) BAND BOX 254 V (2)

Band Box 255 – Lollipops – “The Letter” b/w “Someday Baby”
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Band Box 256 – Lollipops – “The Warrior” b/w “Lonesome”
(Need Images)

Band Box 257 – Stan Anderson & the Sundowners – “Gotta Travel On” b/w “You’re Gone”

BAND BOX 257 - ANDERSON STANLEY & SUNDOWNERS ABAND BOX 257 - ANDERSON STANLEY & SUNDOWNERS A_0001

Band Box 258 – Bob & Sylvia – “Gillyboat Song” b/w “Old Fashioned Ride”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 259 – Bob & Sylvia – “Streets of Laredo” b/w “Ellen Ellen
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 261 – Joe Valino – “Turn Back the Dawn” b/w “Now”

BAND BOX 261 (2) BAND BOX 261 (1)

Band Box 262 – Saints – “Goin’ Home” b/w “Watch Out for the Last Step”

Band Box 262 DJ - Saints - Goin' Home Band Box 262 DJ - Saints - Watch Out for That Last Step

Band Box 262 - Saints - Goin Home Band Box 262 - Saints - Watch Out for That Last Step

Band Box 263 – Balladiers – “Don’t Hurry Worry Me” b/w “Lonesome Traveler”

Band Box 263 - Balladiers - Don't Hurry Worry MeBand Box 263 - Balladiers - Lonesome Traveler

Band Box 264 – Orlie & the Saints – “Annette” b/w “All a Part of Growing Up”

Band Box 264 - Orlie & Saints - Annette Band Box 264 - Orlie & Saints - All Part of Growing Up

BAND BOX 264 DJ - ORLIE & SAINTS A BAND BOX 264 DJ - ORLIE & SAINTS A_0001

Band Box 265 – Sonny Covington – “Run Red Run” b/w “Saving My Love for You”
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Band Box 266 – Jackie Lowell with Duane Diamond & the Astronauts – “Rocket Trip” b/w “Warpath”
(Third set of images may be a bootleg – but maybe an authorized reissue)

Band Box 266n DJ - Lowell, Jackie & Duane Diamond & Astronauts - Rocket Trip - Copy BAND BOX 266

Lowell - Band Box 266 - 60s A Lowell - Band Box 266 - 60s B

Bootleg:

Band Box 266 - Lowell, Jackie & Duane Diamond & Astronauts - Rocket Trip Band Box 266 - Lowell, Jackie & Duane Diamond & Astronauts - War Path

Band Box 267 – Countess Edee – “Once in a Lifetime” b/w “Will You, Won’t You”

Band Box 267 DJ - Countess Edee - Once in a Lifetime

Band Box 267 - Countess Edee - Once In a Lifetime Band Box 267 - Countess Edee - Will You

Band Box 268 – Little Gracie – “Sixteen Tons” b/w “You’re My Tarzan”
(Commercial releases are label variations from two different pressing plants)

Band Box 268 - Little Gracie - Sixteen Teens DJBand Box 268 - Little Gracie - You're My Tarzan DJ

BAND BOX 268 - LITTLE GRACIE COM B BAND BOX 268 - LITTLE GRACIE COM A

BAND BOX 268 (1) BAND BOX 268 (2)

Band Box 269 – Tommy Thompson & the Bar A Rhythm Masters – “I Wish I Could Forget” b/w “Let’s Make Amends”

BAND BOX 269 (2) BAND BOX 269 (1)

Band Box 270 – Randy King & the Country Rhythm Boys – “Columbus Stockade” b/w “It’s All Over Now”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 271 – Randy King & the Country Rhythm Boys with Gene Merritts – “The Last Show” b/w “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

Band Box 271 - King, Randy & Country Rhythm Boys - The Last Show Band Box 271 - King, Randy & Country Rhythm Boys - I Can't Stop Loving You

BAND BOX 271 (1) BAND BOX 271 (2)

Band Box 272 – Vicky Martin – “Roller Coaster Blues” b/w “What Is There to Say”

Band Box 272 - Martin, Vicky - Roller Coaster Blues Band Box 272 - Martin, Vicky - What is There to Day

Band Box 272 - Martin, Vicky - Roller Coaster Blues black Band Box 272 - Martin, Vicky - What is There to Day black

Band Box 273 – Artie Picozzi – “He Guides My Way” b/w “Standing in the Moonlight”

BAND BOX 273 DJ - PICOZZI ARTIE A_0001BAND BOX 273 DJ - PICOZZI ARTIE A

Band Box 273 - Picozzi, Artie - He Guides My WayBand Box 273 - Picozzi, Artie - Standing in the Moonlight

Band Box 274 – Embert Mishler & the Unwanted Boys – “Paper Heart” b/w “My Heart is Crying”

BAND BOX 274 (1) BAND BOX 274 (2)

Band Box 276 – Sonny West – “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” b/w “Maybe You’re the One”

BAND BOX 276 (2) BAND BOX 276 (1)

Band Box 277 – Rocky Starr – “The Wanderer” b/w “Baby Doll”

Band Box 277 - Starr, Rocky - The Wanderer Band Box 277 - Starr, Rocky - Baby Doll

Band Box 277 C - Starr, Rocky - Wanderer Band Box 277 C - Starr, Rocky - Baby Doll

Band Box 278 – Stanley Rutka with the Rocky Starr Trio – “Stanley Polka” b/w “Cannonball Boogie”

Band Box 278 - Starr Trio, Rocky - Stanley Polka Band Box 278 - Starr Trio, Rocky - Cannonball Boogie

Band Box 279 – Rockets with Jerry Thomas – “Buona Notte” b/w “Rocket Polka”

Band Box 279 - Rockets - Buona NotteBand Box 279 - Rockets - Rocket Polka

Band Box 281 – Jimmy DeKnight & His Knights of Rhythm – “Rock a Billy” b/w “Whistlin’ Willie”

BAND BOX 281 - DEKNIGHT, JIMMY - ROCK A BILLY BAND BOX 281 - DEKNIGHT, JIMMY - WHISTLIN WILLIE

Band Box 282 – Bob & Shirley & The Saints – “Brigitte Bardo” b/w Everybody Knows”

Bob & Shirley & Saints - Band Box 282 - A Bob & Shirley & Saints - Band Box 282 - B

Band Box 283 – Nicky Love – “The Shake” b/w “Darling”

Band Box 283 - Love, Nicky - The Shake DJ Band Box 283 - Love, Nicky - Darling DJ

BAND BOX 283 (1) BAND BOX 283 (2)

Band Box 284 – Fred E. Cole & the Northsiders – “Don’t Be Mad” b/w “Little Boy”

Band Box 284 - Cole, Fred E. & Northsiders - Don't Be Mad Northsiders - Band Box 284 - B

Band Box 285 – Buddy Kain – “Don’t Laugh at the Clown” b/w “Dream is Ended”

Band Box 285 - Kain, Buddy - Don't Laugh at the Klown Band Box 285 - Kain, Buddy - The Dream Has Ended

Band Box 286 – Little Joey Far – “Rock and Roll Santa” b/w “Big White Cadillac”

BAND BOX 286 (2) BAND BOX 286 (1)

Band Box 286 - Farr, Little Joey - Rock and Roll Santa R2

Band Box 1962

The Band Box yellow labels with green print continued from the latter part of 1961 into 1962. Then there were intermittent label color releases – alternating betwen yellow and black until things seemed to settle in with the black label “Crisis in Ole Miss” by Chilly Charlie – an odd release accompanied by a picture sleeve. Many of the 1962 Band Box releases are very scarce and were probably printed in very limited runs.

Band Box 287 – Bill Goodwin – “Revenuerman” b/w “Too Many Heartaches”

BAND BOX 287 (1)

Band Box 287 - Goodwin, Bill - Revenuer Man Band Box 287 - Goodwin, Bill - Too Many Heartaches Already

Band Box 288 – Jim McGraw & the Western Sundowners – “Miles and Miles of Texas” b/w “Crazy Dreams”

Band Box 288 - McGraw, Jim & Western Sundowners - Miles and Miles of Texas Band Box 288 - McGraw, Jim & Western Sundowners - Crazy Dreams

Band Box 289 – Ronny Kaye – “Bonfire Part 1” b/w “Tangerine”

BAND BOX 289 KAE RONNIE PS

Band Box 289 - Kay, Ronny - Bonfire Part 1 Band Box 289 - Kay, Ronny - Tangerine

Band Box 290 – Crazy Crickets – “Expressway” b/w “Honey Walk”

BAND BOX 290 (2) BAND BOX 290 (1)

Band Box 291 – Gar Bacon – “Ghost of Love” b/w “Gift of Time”

BACON GAR - BAND BOX 291 DJ_0001 BACON GAR - BAND BOX 291 DJ

BAND BOX 291 (1) BAND BOX 291 (2)

Band Box 292 – Cee Cee Carol – “Crazy Little Old Feeling” b/w “The Right Guy”

Carol, Cee Cee - Band Box 292 - 62 PS

Carol, Cee Cee - Band Box 292 - 62 ACarol, Cee Cee - Band Box 292 - 62 B

Band Box 292 BLK - Carol, Cee Cee - Crazy Little Old Feeling Band Box 292 BLK - Carol, Cee Cee - Right Guy

Band Box 293 – Bill Goodwin – “The Same Old Things” b/w “Pardon My Tears”

Band Box 293 - Goodwin, Bill - Those Same Old Heartaches Band Box 293 - Goodwin, Bill - Pardon My Tears

Band Box 294 – Giuseppe’s Fabulous Delrays – “Giuseppe’s Twist” b/w “Now is the Hour”

BAND BOX 294 (2) BAND BOX 294 (1)

Band Box 295 – Sue Leban – “Forgive Me” b/w “It’s All Over”

BAND BOX 295 LEBAN, SUE (2) Band Box 295 - Leban, Sue - It's All Over R

Band Box 296 – Don May & the 4 Gigolos – “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” b/w “Twist Around the Clock”

Band Box 296 DJ - May, Don & 4 Gigolos - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying Band Box 296 DJ - May, Don & 4 Gigolos - Twist Around the Clock

Band Box 297 – Don May and The 4 Gigolos – “Dark Shadows” b/w “Blues in J”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 298 – Lee Chandler & the Blue Rhythms – “Buona Notte” b/w “Echoes of Your Love”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 300 – Ronny Kaye – “Twistin’ Rumble” b/w “Warsaw Ghetto”

Band Box 300 - Kae, Ronny - Twistin Rumble Band Box 300 - Kae, Ronny - Warsaw Conerto

Band Box 301 – Dean Hayden – “Dancing Silhouettes” b/w “Just a Puppet”

Band Box 301 - Hayden, Dean - Dancing Silhouettes Band Box 301 - Hayden, Dean - Just a Puppet

Band Box 305 – Nancy Kaye & the Echoes – “Popcorn Twist” b/w “Don’t Let Our Love”

Band Box 305 - Kaye, Nancy & Echoes - Popcorn TwistBand Box 305 - Kaye, Nancy & Echoes - Don't Let Our Love

Band Box 306 – Lee Chandler – “Crazy Little Mixed Up Heart” b/w “Twenty Thousand Sweethearts”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 308 – Arnold Howard – “I Dreamed” b/w “Bus From Prison”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 309 – Bill Goodwin – “Heartaches” b/w “Don’t Take My World Away”

Band Box 309 PS - Goodwin, Bill - Heartaches SMALL

Band Box 309 - Goodwin, Bill - Heartaches Band Box 309 - Goodwin, Bill - Don't Take My World Away

Band Box 310 – Jim Perry & Hesitations – “Surfside Twist Part 1” b/w “Surfside Twist Part 2”

BAND BOX 310 (1)BAND BOX 310 (2)

Band Box 311 – Buddy Miller – “Teen Twist” b/w “Those Two Brown Eyes”

BAND BOX 311 (1) BAND BOX 311 (2)

Band Box 312 – Bill & Joyce – “Conscience” b/w When the Band Begins to Play”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 313 – Ursula Wolter – “Moulin Rouge” b/w “Lili Marlene”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 314 – Tommy Allen – “Everybody’s Doing the Twist” b/w “Please Wait For Me”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 315 – Tommy Allen – “Stormy Weather” b/w “Until I Met You”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 316 – Dick Gentile & the Craters – “Try Me” b/w Meanest Little Woman”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 317 – Bob Allen – “Good Night Twist” b/w “Jim Dandy”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 318 – Don May & the 4 Gigolos – “The Limbo Dance” b/w “Waiting”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 319 – Jim McGraw – “Wild Fire” b/w “If I Could Only Stay Asleep”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 320 – Ronnie Davis – “Deed I Do” b/w “Love is the Thing”

Band Box 320 - Davis, Ronnie - Deed I Do Band Box 320 - Davis, Ronnie - Love is the Thing

Band Box 321 – Jim McGraw & the Western Sundowners – “Crying in the Chapel” b/w “Back Roads”

Band Box 321 - McGraw, Jim & Western Sundowners - Crying in the Chapel Band Box 321 - McGraw, Jim & Western Sundowners - Back Roads

Band Box 322 – Buddy Miller & the Hi Lo’s – “Little Bo Peep” b/w “Sincerely Your Friend”

Band Box 322 - Miller, Buddy & Hi Lo's - Little Bo Peep Band Box 322 - Miller, Buddy & Hi Lo's - Sincerely Your Friend

Band Box 323 – Bill Goodwin – “You Did This to Me” b/w “Making it Easy on My Heart”
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 324 – Buddy Kain – “Sempre to Amo” b/w “Masquerade Heart”
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Band Box 325 – Steve Gibson & the Red Caps – “No More” b/w “Peppermint Baby”
Band Box 325 - Gibson, Steve & Red Caps - No MoreBand Box 325 - Gibson, Steve & Red Caps - Peppermint Baby

Band Box 327 – Terry Sawyer – “Too Late” b/w “Corner of My Heart”

Band Box 327 DJ - Sawyer, Terry - Too Late Band Box 327 DJ - Sawyer, Terry - Corner of My Heart

BAND BOX 327 - TERRY SAWYER STD BBAND BOX 327 - TERRY SAWYER STD A

Band Box 1963

Band Box slowed down considerably after 1962 – The number of releases was significantly reduced – only 12 documented vs. 34 in 1962. Vicky Morosan perhaps was becoming discouraged with the lack of any national success. All known none DJ releases during 1963 remained on the black label with silver printing.

Band Box 328 – Bobby Latin – “The Rug Merchant” b/w “Wanted”

Band Box 328 - Latin, Bobby - The Rug Merchant Band Box 328 - Latin, Bobby - Wanted

Band Box 329 – Chilly Charlie – “Crisis at Ole Miss Part 1” b/w “Crisis at Ole Miss Part 2”

Band Box 329 - Chilly Charlie - Crisis at Ole Miss PS

Band Box 329 - Chilly Charlie - Crisis at Ole Miss SD 1 Band Box 329 - Chilly Charlie - Crisis at Ole Miss SD 2

Band Box 330 – Warren Robbe & Bill Goodwin’s Country Tunesmen – “I’ve Had My Chance” b/w “Life’s Not Worth Living”

Band Box 330 - Robbe, Warren - I've Had My Chance Band Box 330 - Robbe, Warren - Life's Not Worth Living

Band Box 331 – Jo Ann & Avel – “Suddenly” b/w “Snowflakes”

BAND BOX 331 (2) BAND BOX 331 (1)

Band Box 332 – Sonny Russell – “50 Megatons” b/w “Mud Boat”

Band Box 332 - Russell, Sonny - 50 Megatons Band Box 332 - Russell, Sonny - Mud Boat

Band Box 333 – Carlin Lark – “Go Home and Cry On Your Pillow” b/w “Song That You’ll Remember”

Band Box 333 - Lark, Carlin - Go Home and Cry On Your Pillow Band Box 333 - Lark, Carlin - A Song That You'll Remember

Band Box 335 – Buddy Miller – “Walking Slowly From Your Darling” b/w “With Tears in My Eyes”

Band Box 335 - Miller, Buddy - Walking Slowly from You Darling PS Band Box 335 - Miller, Buddy - With Tears in My Eyes PS

Band Box 335 - Miller, Buddy - Walking Slowly from You Darling Band Box 335 - Miller, Buddy - With Tears in My Eyes

Band Box 336 – Ronnie Kae – “Swinging Drums” b/w “A Flight for Drums”

Band Box 336 - Kae, Ronny - Swinging Drums Band Box 336 - Kae, Ronny - A Flight for Drums

Band Box 337 – Ray Ford & the Echo Valley Boys – “Bluegrass” b/w “Wild Flowers on the Hillside”

Band Box 337 - Ford, Ray & Echo Valley Boys - Bluegrass PolkaBand Box 337 - Ford, Ray & Echo Valley Boys - Wildflowers on the Hillside

Band Box 338 – Dave Conley – “The World You Love In” b/w “They’re Gonna Put Me in the Hoos Gow”

Band Box 338 - Conley, Dave - They're Gonna Put Me in the Hoos-Gow Band Box 338 - Conley, Dave - The World You Live In

Band Box 339 – Ronny Kae – “Drums Fell Off a Cliff” b/w “Let There Be Drums”

Band Box 339 - Kae, Ronnie - Drums Fell Off a CliffBand Box 339 - Kae, Ronnie - Let There Be Drums

Band Box 340 – Randy King – “Legend of Little Orphan Joe” b/w “Merry Christmas”

Band Box 340 - King, Randy - Legend of Little Orphan Joe Band Box 340 - King, Randy - Merry Christmas

Band Box 1964

Nothing out of the ordinary for Band Box during 1964.

Band Box 341 – Dave and the Saints – “Leavin’ Surf City” b/w “Fever”

Band Box 341 - Dave & Saints - Leavin Surf City Band Box 341 - Dave & Saints - Fever

Band Box 345 – Bob Jamison – “Is That the Reason Why?” – unknown flip
 (Unreleased)

Band Box 346 – Carlin Lark – “In Dear Old Denver” b/w Leigh Barron “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Band Box 346 - Lark, Carlin - In Dear Old Denver Band Box 346 - Barron, Leigh - You'll Never Walk Alone

Band Box 347 – Ursula Wolter – “Wheels” b/w “Run Before He Breaks Your Heart”

Band Box 347 - Wolter, Ursula - Wheels Band Box 347 - Wolter, Ursula - Run Before He Breaks Your Heart

Band Box 348 – Randy King – “A Day of Infamy” b/w “In the Summer of His Years”

Band Box 348 - King, Randy - In the Summer of His Years PS

Band Box 348 - King, Randy - A Day of Infamy Band Box 348 - King, Randy - In the Summer of His Years

Band Box 349 – Gary Lynne – “Blues Stay Away From Me” b/w “Why Did You Leave Me”

Band Box 349 - Lynne, Gary - Why Did You Leave Me PS

Band Box 349A - Lynne, Gary - Blues Band Box 349B - Lynne, Gary - Why Did You Leave

Band Box 350 EP – Dick Bailey – “At the Hammond Organ”

Band Box 350 - Bailey, Dick - At the Hammond PS

Band Box 350 - Bailey, Dick - At the Hammond EP 1 Band Box 350 - Bailey, Dick - At the Hammond EP 2

Band Box 351 – Jim McGraw & Band – “Cotton Fields” b/w “Timber Trails”

Band Box 351 - McGraw, Jim & Band - Cotton FieldsBand Box 351 - McGraw, Jim & Band - Timber Trail

Band Box 353 – Skip Cole & the Fabulous Hi-Spots – “Who’s Gonna Win the Election” b/w “Twist and Freeze”

Band Box 353 - Cole, Skip & Fabulous Hi Spots - Who's Gonna Win the Election Band Box 353 - Cole, Skip & Fabulous Hi Spots - Twiste and Freeze

Band Box 354 – Star Tones – “The Chase” b/w “Harlem Nocturne”

Band Box 354 - Star Tones - Harlem Nocturne PS

Band Box 354 - Star Tones - The ChaseBand Box 354 - Star Tones - Harlem Nocturne

Band Box 355 – Shelltones – “Blue Castaway” b/w “Mark’s Blues”

BAND BOX 355 (2) BAND BOX 355 (1)

Band Box 356 – Jimmy Wilkins & the Blue Falcons – “Goodbye Baby” b/w “It’s Alright”

Band Box 356 - Wilkins, Jimmy & Blue Falcons - Goodby Baby Band Box 356 - Wilkins, Jimmy & Blue Falcons - It's All Right

Band Box 357 – Four Chevelles – “This is Our Wedding Day” b/w “Darling Forever”

Band Box 357 - Four Chevelles - This is Our Wedding Day R  Band Box 357B - Four Chevelles - Darling Forever

Band Box 357 Val - Darling Forever

Band Box 358 – Four Chevelles – “I Can’t Believe” b/w “I Know”

BAND BOX 358 - FOUR CHEVELLES VARIATION A BAND BOX 358 - FOUR CHEVELLES VARIATION B

Band Box 358 – The Royal Shades – “Tightin Up” b/w “Once Upon a Time”
(A duplicate catalog number)

BAND BOX 358 V (2)BAND BOX 358 V (1)

Band Box 1965

Nineteen Sixty Five starts off with Johnny and the Hitchhikers (this record has been attributed to Chuck Thomas and the Hitchhikers). The year witnessed a trickle of releases (8) all apparently on the black and silver label. Van Trevor released his first of four Band Box records – before parting to national country and western fame. Several of these records are very difficult to locate.

Band Box 359 – Lidos – “Since I Last Saw You” b/w “Trudi”

BAND BOX 359 (2) BAND BOX 359 (1)

Band Box 360 – Chuck Thomas with Johnny & the Hitchhikers – “Let Our Hearts Be Our Guide” b/w Why Baby”

Band Box 360 - Thomas, Chuck with Johnny & Hitchhikers - Let Our Hearts Be Our GuidesBAND BOX 360 - THOMAS CHUCK B

Band Box 361 – Hank Jarman – “Mule Skinner Blues” b/w “Tomorrow Breakfast With the Blues”

Band Box 361 - Jarman, Hank - Mule Skinner Blues Band Box 361 - Jarman, Hank - Tomorrow, Breakfast with the Blues

Band Box 362 – Ronny Kae and the Saints – “The Lurch” b/w “Swimming Drums”

Band Box 362 - Kae, Ronny & Saints - Swimming Drums Band Box 362 - Kae, Ronny & Saints - The Lurch

Band Box 363 – Milt Watson’s Wildest Clan – “Ya Hoo (Mountain Dew)” b/w “Would You Believe”

Band Box 363 - Milt Watson's Wildest Clan - Ya HooBand Box 363 - Milt Watson's Wildest Clan - Would You Believe That

Band Box 364 – Jimmy Wilkins and the Sarands – “Move Over” b/w “Crying Tears”

BAND BOX 364 (2) BAND BOX 364 (1)

Band Box 365 – Chuck Thomas – “What Happened Baby” b/w “What Can I Do”

Band Box 365 - Thomas, Chuck - What Happened Band Box 365 - Thomas, Chuck - What Can I Do

Band Box 366 – Curly Starr – “Here I Am, Drunk Again” b/w “A House Without Love”
(Need Images)

Band Box 367 – Van Trevor – “Born to Be In Love With You” b/w “It’s So Good to Be Loved”

Band Box 367 - Trevor, Van - Born to Be In Love With You Band Box 367 - Trevor, Van - It's Good to Be Loved

Band Box 1966

More than likely, by this time, the Band Box studios were being used for recording for vanity releases or for release on other labels. Difficult to know. Denver TV and Radio personality Ed Scott (“Sheriff Scotty”) for one recalls recording in the North Denver studio cutting children’s records, but states that he did not release any Band Box label recordings.  In addition, Band Box released 102 which surfaced in 2016 out of Pueblo, Colorado – contains RITE Pressing matrix number 18131/18132 indicating mid 1960’s pressings and more specifically 1966 (See above listings for records in that series).

The output for 1966 was almost solely restricted to what appears to have been a recording session that included both Penny Starr (later Penny DeHaven her actual name) and Van Trevor. They teamed up on Band Box 373 with a third artists – Johnny Dollar. Penny Starr’s “Grain of Salt” would actually go onto chart mariginally on Billboard’s Country Charts – one of only three Band Box singles ever to achieve this distinction the other two being Van Trevor’s “Born to Be in Love with You” (#22 C&W charts – 18 weeks), and “Our Side” (27 – 13 weeks). Penny’s “Grain of Salt” would reach the charts in early 1967 peaking at number 69 with a 3-week run.

The dazzling Band Box while label with red print appears during this period of time as well.

Band Box 368 – Randy King – “I Don’t Want to Be With Me” b/w “I Hope My Conscience Doesn’t Show”

Band Box 368 - King, Randy - I Don't Want to Be With Me Band Box 368 - King, Randy - I Hope My Conscience Doesn't Show

Band Box 368 C - King, Randy - I Don't Want To Be With Me Band Box 368 C - King, Randy - I Hope My Conscience Doesn't Show

Band Box 369 – Ernie Kemm – “Here Kitty Kitty” b/w “Larimer Square”

Band Box 369 - Kemm, Ernie - Here Kitty KittyBand Box 369 - Kemm, Ernie - Larimare Square

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