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From the Land of Band Box Records

Here is a fun look back at some rather obscure promotions (alphabetical order) from the pages of Billboard Magazine accompanied by the corresponding 45.   Click to enlarge images.

1910 Fruitgum Co. – “Indian Giver” – January, 1969

1910 Fruitgum Co - 1969 - Indian Giver1910 Fruitgum Co - 1969 - Indian Giver REC

The Ad Libs – “The Boy From New York City” – December, 1964

Ad Libs - 01-65 - The Boy From New York CityAd Libs - 01-65 - The Boy From New York City REC

The Age of Reason – United Artists – Group Promotional

Age of Reason - 66 - United Artists

Jewell Akens – Era – “Georgie Porgie” – May, 1965

Akens, Jewell - 05-65 - Georgie PorgieAkens, Jewell - 05-65 - Georgie Porgie R

Steve Alaimo – ABC Paramount – “So Much Love” – 1966

Alaimo, Steve - 04-66 - So Much in LoveAlaimo, Steve - 04-66 - So Much in Love R

Keith Allison – Warner Bros. – “The Girl Can’t Help It” – 1965

Allison, Keith - 12-65 - The Girl Can't Help ItAllison, Keith - 12-65 - The Girl Can't Help It R

The American Breed – Acta – “I Don’t Think You Know Me” – March, 1967

American Breed - 03-67 - I Don't Think You Know Me

Peter Anders – Buddah – “Sunrise Highway” – June, 1967

Anders, Peter - 06-67 - Sunrise HighwayAnders, Peter - 06-67 - Sunrise Highway R

Paul Anka – ABC Paramount – “Puppy Love” – February, 1960

Anka, Paul - 02-60 - Puppy LoveAnka, Paul - 02-60 - Puppy Love R

Annette – Buena Vista – “Oh Dio Mio” – January, 1960

Annette - 02-60 - O Dio MioAnnette - 02-60 - O Dio Mio R

Aphrodite’s Child – Philips – “Plastics Nevermore” – June, 1968

Aphrodites Child - 1968 CB - Plastics NevermoreAphrodites Child - 1968 CB - Plastics Nevermore R

Apostolic – Vanguard – 1969

Apostolic - 69 CB - Everything

The Archies – Calendar – “Feelin’ So Good” – December, 1968

Archies - 1969 BB - Feelin So GoodArchies - 1969 BB - Feelin So Good R

The Association – Warner Bros. – “Wendy” – May, 1967

Association - 05-67 - WindyAssociation - 05-67 - Windy REC

Sil Austin – Mercury – “The Last Time” – December, 1956

Austin, Sil - 01-57 - The Last TimeAustin, Sil - 01-57 - The Last Time REC

Autosalvage – RCA “Rampant Generalities” – 1968

Autosalvage - 1968 BB - Rampant GeneralitiesAutosalvage - 1968 BB - Rampant Generalities R

Frankie Avalon – Chancellor – “I’ll Wait for You” – September, 1958

Avalon, Frankie - 12-58 - AvalancheAvalon, Frankie - 12-58 - Avalanche REC

The Avengers – MGM – “Batman Theme” – February, 1966

Avengers - 02-66 - Batman Theme

The Babies – Dunhill – “You Make Me Feel Like Someone” –
May, 1967

Babies - 05-67 - You Make Me Feel Like SomeoneBabies - 05-67 - You Make Me Feel Like Someone REC

Joan Baez – Vanguard – “There But For Fortune” – August, 1965

Baez, Joan - 08-65 - There But For FortuneBaez, Joan - 08-65 - There But For Fortune R

Lavern Baker – Atlantic – “I Can’t Love You Enough” – September, 1956

Baker, Lavern - 09-56 - I Can't Love You EnoughBaker, Lavern - 09-56 - I Can't Love You Enough R

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – King – “The Switch-A-Roo” – July, 1961

Ballard, Hank - 06-61 - Switch-a-RooBallard, Hank - 06-61 - Switch-a-Roo rec

Barbara & Brenda – Dynamo – “If I’m Hurt You’ll Feel the Pain” – May, 1967

Barbara & Brenda PLUS - 05-67 - If I'm Hurt You'll Feel the PainBarbara & Brenda PLUS - 05-67 - If I'm Hurt You'll Feel the Pain R

The Bards – London – “Tunesmith” – January, 1969

Bards - 1969 CB - Tunesmith

The Barracuda – RCA – “The Dance at St. Francis” – October, 1968

Barracuda - 1968 CB - The Dance at St Francis

Len Barry – Decca – “1-2-3” – August, 1965

Barry, Len - 08-65 - 1-2-3

The Baskerville Hounds – Avco – “Hold Me” – 1969

Baskerville Hounds - 1969 CB - Hold Mebaskervilles

The Beach Boys – Capitol – “Be True to Your School” – October, 1965

Beach Boys - 10-64 - Be True to Your School

The Beau Brummels – Autumn – July, 1965

Beau Brummels - 07-65 - Grateful

Eddie Bell & The Rocka Fellas – Coed – “Countin'” The Days” – May, 1959

Bell, Eddie & Rocka Fellas - 05-59 - Countin the Daysbell, eddie

Denny Beline – RCA – “It Happens That Way” – September, 1965

Belline, Denny - 09-65 - It Happens That Way

Archie Bell & The Drells – Atlantic – “Girl You’re Too Young” – 1966

Bell, Archie & Drells - 1969 BB - Girl You're Too Young

Dan Belloc – Fraternity – “Flip Top” – April, 1957

Belloc, Dan - 04-57 - Flip Top

Jessie Belvin – RCA – “Guess Who” – April, 1959

Belvin, Jesse - 04-59 - Guess Who

Pete Bennett & The Embers – Sunset – “Fever” – October, 1961

Bennett, Pete & Embers - 10-61 - Fever

Bill Benson – Verve – “Some Other Face” – November, 1965

Benson, Bill - 11-65 - Some Other Face

Brook Benton & Dinah Washington – Mercury – “A Rockin’ Good Way” – May, 1960

Benton & Washington - 05-60 - A Rockin Good Way

Chuck Berry – Chess – “Bye Bye Baby” – May, 1960

Berry, Chuck - 05-60 - Bye Bye Johnny

Harold Betters – Gateway – “Do Anything You Wanna” – December, 1964

Betters, Harold - 12-64 - Do Anything You Wanna

Billy and The Kids – “A Happening” – 1966

Billy & Kids - 66 - A Happening

Billy & Lillie – Swan – “Lucky Lady Bug” – December, 1958

Billy & Lillie 0 12-58 - Lucky Lady Bug

The Black Sheep – Columbia – “It’s My Mind” – 1967

Black Sheep - 1967 - It's My Mind

Blackburn & Snow – Verve – “Stranger In a Strange Land” – January, 1967

Blackburn & Snow - 01-67 - Stranger in a Strange LandBlackburn & Snow

Bill Black’s Combo – Hi – “Hearts of Stone” – February, 1961

Black's Combo, Bill - 02-61 - Hearts of Stone

Billy Bland – Old Town – “You Were Born to Be Loved” – June, 1960

Bland, Billy - 06-60 - You Were Born to Be Loved

Bobby Bland – Duke – “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do” – March, 1964

Bland, Bobby - 03-64 - Ain't Nothin You Can Do

The Blossoms – Reprise – “My Love, Come Home” – May, 1966

Blossoms - 05-66 - My Love Come HomeBlossoms

Nikki Blu – Cameo – “I Love Him So” – November, 1964

Blu, Nikki & Bronzettes - 11-64 - Chubby Checker Productions

Blues Image - 1970 CB - Gas Lamps and Clay

The Blues Project – Verve Folkways – “Violets of Dawn” – 1966

Bobbettes - 11-57 - Mr. Lee

Bobby & The Orbits – Seeco – “What Do I Say” – June, 1959

Bobby & the Orbits - 06-59 - What Do I Say

Eddie Bond – Mercury – “I’ve Got a Woman” – March, 1956

Bond, Eddie - 03-31-56 - Rockin Daddy

Johnny Bond – Republic – “Hot Rod Lincoln” – August, 1960

Bond, Johnny - 08-60 - Hot Rod Lincoln

The Bonniwell Music Machine – Warner Brothers – “Bottom of the Soul” – December, 1967

Bonniwell Music Machine - 12-67 - Bottom of the Soul

Sonny Bono – Atco – “Laugh at Me” – August, 1965

Bono, Sonny - 08-65 - Laugh at Me

The Box Tops – Bell – “Neon Rainbow” – November, 1967

Box Tops - 11-67 - Neon Rainbow

Boyce & Hart – A&M – “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight?” – December 1967

Boyce, Tommy & Hart, Bobby - 12-67 - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight

Jim Boyd – Buena Vista – “You’ll Find Love’s Like That” – October, 1964

Boyd, Jim - 10-64 - You'll Find Love's Like That

Walter Brennan – Liberty – “Mama Sang a Song” – October, 1963

Brennan, Walter - 10-62 - Mama Sang a Song

The Brooklyn Bridge – Buddah – “Your Husband, My Wife” – 1969

Brooklyn Bridge - 1969 BB - Your Husband My Wife

Maxine Brown – Wand – “It’s Gonna Be Alright” – February, 1965

Brown & Warwick - 02-65 - Smash Hits

James Brown – King – “Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.” – October, 1962

Brown, James - 10-62 - Mashed Potatoes USA

Ruth Brown – Decca – “What Happened To You” – February, 1964

Brown, Ruth - 02-64 - What Happened to You

The Browns – RCA – “Teen-Ex” – March, 1960

Browns - 03-60 - Teen-Ex

Ray Bryant – Signature – “Little Susie” – January, 1960

Bryant, Ray - 01-60 - Little Susie

Bubble Puppy – International Artists – “Hot Smoke & Sassafras” – 1969

Bubble Puppy - 1969 CB - Hot Smoke

The Buckinghams – Columbia – “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” – June, 1967

Buckinghams - 06-67 - Mercy Mercy Mercy

Bud & Travis – Liberty – “Ballad of the Alamo” – October, 1960

Bud & Travis - 10-60 - Ballad of the Alamo

Julie Budd – MGM – “All’s Quiet On Wall Street” – 1968

Budd, Julie - 1968 CB - All's Quiet - Copy

Buffalo Springfield – Atco – “For What It’s Worth” – February, 1967

Buffalo Springfield - 02-67 - For What It's Worth

Solomon Burke – Atlantic – “If You Need Me” – April, 1963

Burke, Solomon - 04-63 - If You Need Me

Johnny Burnette – Liberty – “Settin’ The Woods On Fire” – January, 1960

Burnette, Johnny - 01-60 - Settin the Woods on Fire

Ronnie Burns – Verve – “Double Date” – March, 1958

Burns, Ronnie - 03-58 - Double Date

The Bush – Hi Back – “Feeling Sad & Lonely” – December, 1965

Bush - 12-65 - Feeling Sad and Lonely

The Busters – Arlen – “Bust Out” – September, 1963

Busters - 09-63 - Bust Out

Jerry Butler – Mercury – “Mr. Dream Merchant” – October, 1967

Butler, Jerry - 10-67 - Mr. Dream Merchant

The Butterflys – Red Bird – “Goodnight Baby” – September, 1964

Butterflys - 09-64 - Goodnight Baby

The Byrds – Columbia – “Eight Miles High” – October, 1966

Byrds - 10-66 - Eight Miles High

Ed Byrnes – Warner Bros. – “Like I Love You” – July, 1959

Byrnes, Edd Kookie PLUS - 07-59 - Like I Love You

Jimmy Byron – Everest – “Does My Heartache Show” – April, 1960

Byron, Jimmy - 04-60 - Does My Heartache Show

2 Comments

  1. Pingback: From Akens to The Dynells | PopBopRocktilUDrop

  2. Love all yhe old adverts- especially the 1950s.

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