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Vee-Jay Records Long Play Discography – R&B/Blues/Rock/Pop Series

In the beginning – a few Jazz releases were included in this number series and then in 1960 broken out into their own number series

(Long Plays are listed in ascending catalog number)

VJ LP 100 – Jim Lowe – “Old Favorites With” NEED

VJ LP 101 – Dave Remington and His Dixie Six – “Danceable Dixieland Jazz”

VJ LP 202 – The Beatles – “Hear the Beatles Tell All” –

VJ LP 711 – Various Artists – “45 of the Greatest Rock ‘N Rol 45’s” (triple LP Set – television promotion)

VJ LP – 1000 – Various Artists – “Bluesville Chicago”

VJ LP 1001 – Eldorados and Magnificents – “Crazy Little Mama”

VJ LP 1002 – The Spaniels – “Goodnite, It’s Time To Go”

VJ LP 1003 – The Eldorados – “The Best Of”

VJ LP 1003 (dupe cat no.) – Sarah McLawler & Richard Otto – “We Bring You Love”

VJ LP 1004 – Jimmy Reed – “I’m Jimmy Reed”

VJ LP 1005 – Bernie Green & Gene Ammons – “The Swingin’est”

VJ LP 1006 – Sarah Mc Lawler & Richard Otto – “We Bring You Swing”

VJ LP – John Lee Hooker – “I’m John Lee Hooker”

VJ LP 1008 – John Lee Hooker – “Rockin’ With Reed”

VJ LP 1009 – Gene Allison – “Gene Allison”

VJ LP 1010 – The Dells – “Oh, What A Nite”

VJ LP 1011 – Wade Flemons – “Wade Flemons”

VJ LP 1012 – Memphis Slim – “At The Gate of Horn”

VJ LP 1013 – Walter Perkins MJT+III – “MJT+III”

VJ LP 1014 – Paul Chambers – “Go…”

VJ LP 1015 – Bill Henderson – “Sings”

VJ LP 1016 – Wynton Kelly – “Kelly Great”

VJ LP 1019 – Dee Clark – “You’re Looking Good”

VJ LP 1020 – Various Artists – “The Blues”

VJ LP 1021 – Various Artists – “Teen Delights”

VJ LP 1022 – Jimmy Reed – “Found Love”

VJ LP 1022 – Jimmy Reed – “Found Love”

VJ LP 1023 – John Lee Hooker – “Travelin'”

VJ LP 1024 – The Spaniels – “The Spaniels”

VJ LP 1025 – Jimmy Reed – “Now Appearing”

VJ LP 1029 – Jerry Butler – “He Will Break Your Heart”

VJ LP 1030 – Richard Otto & Sarah Mc Lawler – “At the Break of Day”

VJ LP 1031 – Bill Henderson – “Bill Henderson”

VJ LP 1032 – Stepin Fetchit – “In Person”

(Andrew Perry’s persona was all part of the act folks – In reality Andrew was intelligent and worked his character into an advantage in confronting the expected stereo types of the day – His critics are uninformed and should take the time to learn more)

VJ LP 1033 – John Lee Hooker – “The Folk Lore Of”

VJ LP 1034 – Jerry Butler – “Love Me”

VJ LP 1035 – Jimmy Reed – “At Carnagie Hall” – #46 Billboard Hot 200 – 1961

(Vee Jay’s first charting long play)

VJ LP 1036 – Various Artists – “Teen Delights Volume 2”

VJ LP 1037 – Dee Clark – “Hold On It’s Dee Clark”

VJ LP 1038 – Jerry Butler – “Aware Of Love”

VJ LP 1039 – Jimmy Reed – “The Best Of”

VJ LP 1040 – Gene Chandler – “The Duke Of Earl” – #69 Billboard Hot 200 – 1962

VJ LP 1041 – Cal Carter – “Twist Along – Simply Instrumental”

Carter was the promotion head at Vee Jay Records brother of owner Vivian Carter

VJ LP 1042 – Various Artists – “Tomorrow’s Hits”

VJ LP 1043 – John Lee Hooker – “Burnin'”

VJ LP 1044 – Lightnin’ Hopkins – “Lightnin’ Strikes”

VJ LP 1046 – Jerry Butler – “Moon River”

VJ LP 1047 – Dee Clark – “The Best of Dee Clark”

VJ LP 1048 – Jerry Butler – “The Best of Jerry Butler”

VJ LP 1049 – John Lee Hooker – “The Best of John Lee Hooker”

VJ LP 1050 – Jimmy Reed – “Just Jimmy Reed” – #103 Billboard Hot 200 – 1962

VJ LP 1051 – Various Artists – “The Unavailable 16 Hits of Yesteryear”

VJ LP 1052 – The Flamingos and The Moonglows – “On the Dusty Road Of Hits”

VJ LP 1053 – The Four Seasons – “Sherry & 11 Others” – #6 Billboard Hot 200 – 1962

This LP was the game changer for Vee Jay Records

VJ LP 1054 – Frank Ifield – “I Remember You”

The LP did not do well but his title single reached number 5 and would cause Vee Jay to later package him with their ‘other’ invasion act

VJ LP 1055 – The Four Seasons – “Seasons Greetings” – #13 Billboard Holiday Charts – 1963

VJ LP 1056 – The Four Seasons – “Big Girls Don’t Cry and Twelve Others” – #8 Billboard Hot 200 – 1963

VJ LP 1057 – Jerry Butler – “Folk Songs”

VJ LP 1058 – John Lee Hooker – “The Big Soul”

VJ LP 1059 – The Four Seasons – “Ain’t That A Shame and 11 Others” – #47 Billboard Hot 200 – 1963

VJ LP 1060 – Aki Aleong and the Nobles – “Come Surf With Me”

VJ LP 1061 – The Dungills – “Africa Calling”

VJ LP 1062 – The Beatles – “Introducing The Beatles” – #2 Billboard Hot 200 – 1964

This LP was initially cancelled by Vee-Jay for release in the summer of 1963 but quickly rushed into the market when Capitol Records began boasting of a new fabulous group coming to America!

VJ LP 1062 – The Beatles – “Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles”

VJ LP  30 (1062/1065) – The Beatles and the Four Seasons – “The International Battle of the Century the Beatles vs. The Four Seasons” – #142 Billboard Hot 100 – 1963

VJ LP 1065 – The Four Seasons – “Golden Hits Of” – #15 Billboard Hot 200 – 1963

VJ LP 1066 – John Lee Hooker – “On Campus”

VJ LP 1067 – Jimmy Reed – “T’Ain’t No Big Thing But He Is…”

VJ LP 1069 – Alex Bradford & Chris Barber – “Pop Gospel Live From London

VJ LP 1070 – Ann Richards with the Bill Marx Trio – “Live At the Losers”

VJ LP 1071 – The New Wine Singers – “At The Chicago Opera House”

VJ LP 1072 – Jimmy Reed – “Sings the Best of the Blues”

VJ LP 1073 – Jimmy Reed – “Plays 12 String Guitar Blues”

VJ LP 1074 – Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker – “Soul Meeting Saturday Night Hootenanny Style”

VJ LP 1075 – The Impressions with Jerry Butler – “For Your Precious Love”

VJ LP 1076 – Jerry Butler – “Giving Up On Love”

VJ LP 1077 – Betty Everett – “It’s In His Kiss”

VJ LP 1078 – John Lee Hooker – “Concert At Newport”

VJ LP 1079 – Bradley Wayne – “12 String Guitar Nanny”

VJ LP 1080 – Jimmy Reed – “The Boss Man of the Blues with More of the Best”

VJ LP 1081 – Eddie Harris – “The Theme From Exodus and Other Film Spectaculars”

VJ LP 1082 – The Four Seasons – “Stay and Other Great Hits”

VJ LP 1084 – Various Artists – “Nitty Gritty – This Is Where It Is”

VJ LP 1085 – The Beatles and Frank Ifield – “Jolly What! England’s Greatest Recording Stars” – #104 Billboard Hot 200 – 1964

VJ LP 1085 – The Beatles and Frank Ifield (second issue) – “On Stage” (the “Portrait Cover”)

VJ LP 1086 – Wynton Kelly – “The Best Of”

VJ LP 1087 – Orville Couch – “Hello Trouble”

VJ LP 1088 – The Four Seasons – “More Golden Hits By The” – #105 Billboard Hot 200 – 1964

VJ LP 1089 – Gordon Jenkins – “The Great Movie Themes of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s”

VJ LP 1090 – The Deadly Ones – “It’s Monster Surfing Time”

VJ LP 1091 – Mango Jones & His Orchestra with the Harry Ballu Singers – “The Ska”

VJ LP 1092 – The Beatles – “Songs and Picture of the Fabulous Beatles” – #63 Billboard Hot 200 – 1964

VJ LP 1093 – Dick Gregory – “Running for President” NEED

VJ LP 1094 – Sam Fletcher – “Sings I Believe In You”

VJ LP 1085 – Jimmy Reed – “At Soul City”

VJ LP 1096 – Victor Feldman – “Love Me With All Your Heart”

VJ LP 1097 – Victorio Valdez – “Great Mariachi Favorites”

VJ LP 1098 – Hoyt Axton – “Explodes!”

VJ LP 1099 – Betty Everett & Jerry Butler – “Delicious Together – #102 Billboard Hot 200 – 1964

VJ LP 1100 – Various Artists – “Live at the Whiskey A Go-Go”

VJ LP 1101 – The Merseyboys – “The 15 Greatest Songs Of The Beatles”

VJ LP 1102 – Jimmy Hughes – “Steal Away”

VJ LP 1103 – Mason Williams – “Them Poems and Things”

VJ LP 1104 – Harry Sweets Edison – “Sweets For The Sweet Taste of Love”

VJ LP 1105 – Georgia Carr – “Rocks In My Bed”

VJ LP 1106 – Mango Jones – “The Most Requested Dances At Your Home Tonight”

VJ LP 1107 – Little Richard – “And There’s A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”

VJ LP 1108 – Bill Marx – “Night Time is the Right Time”

VJ LP 1109 – Bubbles – “John W. That Is”

VJ LP 1110 – Ray Walston – “My Favorite Songs From Mary Poppins and Other Songs To Delight”

VJ LP 1112 – Various Artists – “The Great Hits of 1964”

VJ LP 1113 – The Castaway Strings – “Play the Elvis Presley Song Book”

VJ LP 1114 – The Castaway Strings – “Play The Andy Williams Song Book”

VJ LP 1115 – The Castaway Strings – “Play the Peter, Paul & Mary Song Book”

VJ LP 1116 – The Castaway Strings – “Play the Bobby Vinton Song Book”

VJ LP 1118 – Hoyt Axton – “The Best Of Hoyt Axton”

VJ LP 1119 – Jerry Butler – “More of the Best of Jerry Butler”

VJ LP 1121 – The Four Seasons – “Girls Girls Girls We Love Girls”

VJ LP 1122 – Betty Everett – “The Very Best Of Betty Everett”

VJ LP 1123 – Billy Preston – “The Most Exciting Organ Ever”

VJ LP 1124 – Little Richard – “His Greatest Hits”

VJ LP 1125 – Russ Morgan – “His Greatest Hits In the Morgan Manner”

VJ LP 1126 – Hoyt Axton – “Greenback Dollar”

VJ LP 1127 – Hoyt Axton – “Saturday’s Child”

VJ LP 1128 – Hoyt Axton – “Thunder’n Lightinin'”

VJ LP 1129 – Gary LeMel – “The Gary LeMel Album”

VJ LP 1130 – Churchill – “The Legend – The Man”

VJ LP 1131 – Dimitri Tiomkin – “36 Hours” (Soundtrack)

VJ LP 1132 – Mavis Rivers and Red Norvo – “We Remember Mildred Bailey”

VJ LP 1133 – Pete Barbutti – “Here’s Pete Barbutti”

VJ LP 1134 – Jacques Foti with the Joe Leahy Orchestra – “I Wish You Love”

VJ LP 1135 – Vi Velasco – “The Vi Velasco Album”

VJ LP 1136 – Various Artists – “More Great Hits of 1964 and Other Golden Goodies”

VJ LP 1137 – Damita Jo – “Sings”

VJ LP 1138 – Various Artists – “Coffee House Blues”

VJ LP 1139 – Russ Morgan – “Plays and Sings Red Roses for a Blue Lady”

VJ LP 1140 – Louis Freeman – “Favorite Family Poems”

VJ LP 1141 – The Dells – “It’s Not Unusual”

VJ LP 1142 – Billy Preston – “Early Hits of 1965”

VJ LP 1143 – Luis Varona – “Returns to World-Famous Eden Roc”

VJ LP 1144 – Various Artists – Doo-Wop’s Greatest Hits”

VJ LP 1146 – Benny Carter and His Orchestra – “Tickle Toe”

VJ LP 1152 – Hoyt Axton – “Sings Bessie Smith”

VJ LP 1154 – The Four Seasons – “Recorded Live On Stage With”

VJ LP 1207 – Joe Mason – “Debut Land Of Soul”

VJ LP 6000 – Lex Baxter – “Alakazam The Great!” (Soundtrack)

VJ LP 6401 – Boys Choir Of Vienna – “The Popular Music of Austria”

VJ LP 6881/8502 – John Lee Hooker – “If He The World’s Greatest Blues Singer?”

VJ LP 8501 – Jimmy Reed – “The Legend – The Man”

VJ LP 8503 – “Black Nativity” (Original Cast)

VJ LP 8505 – “From Slavery ‘Til Now An Anthology Of Negro Gospel and Spiritual Music”

VJ LP 8506 – “Highway To History – The Selma To Montgomery March”

VJ LP 9000 – Various Artists – “Graffiti Gold”

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