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Bell

Bell
Country
United States
Active
from 1952
Comments
Label formed by Arthur Shimkin and bankrolled by the prominent book publishers Simon and Schuster. Based in New York City, it specialized in budget-priced covers of current hits. The label's in-house art department innovatively designed double-sided full-color picture sleeves for most of its singles so they stood out on the grocery stores and bookstore racks where Bell releases were sold. Bell used top New York session musicians (including bandleader Sy Oliver, guitarists Al Caiola and Billy Mure, pianist Dick Hyman and drummer Panama Francis), so the musical quality was solid.
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Album

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
BLPN 7 David Cassidy Gold Disc 1974 12" LP
BLP 13 Jimmy Carroll [US1] Songs from Flower Drum Song December 1958 12" LP
BLP 42 Pee Wee Russell Pee Wee Russell Plays Pee Wee 1961 12" LP
1200 [LP] Quincy Jones Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 12" LP
BELL 4200 Michel Legrand Twenty Songs of the Century 1974 Double 12" LP
2C 062 92 889 Ennio Morricone Le casse - Bande sonore originale du film 1971 12" LP
2C 062 92 943 Michel Legrand Bande sonore originale du film "Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide" 1971 12" LP
BELL 9000 The 5th Dimension Live October 1971 Double 12" LP
BELL 9001 various artists Oh Coward! - Official Cast Album 1972 12" LP
BELL 9003 various artists The Magic Show - Original Cast Recording 1974 12" LP
4E 062 92556 Edison Lighthouse Already 1971 12" LP

60xx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
6000 Georgia Gibbs Call Me Georgia Gibbs January 1966 12" LP
6001 Syndicate of Sound Little Girl July 1966 12" LP
6003 James & Bobby Purify James & Bobby Purify February 1967 12" LP
6005 The Tennessee Guitars The Guitar Styling of Those Nashville Cats 1967 12" LP
6006 Oscar Toney Jr. For Your Precious Love 1967 12" LP
6010 S James & Bobby Purify The Pure Sound of the Purifys March 1968 12" LP
6011 S The Box Tops The Letter / Neon Rainbow October 1967 12" LP
6016 The Wailers [US] Walk Thru the People 1968 12" LP
6017 The Box Tops Cry Like a Baby April 1968 12" LP
6020 Merrilee Rush Angel of the Morning - That Kind of Woman September 1968 12" LP
6022 Margo Guryan Take a Picture October 1968 12" LP
6023 The Box Tops Nonstop July 1968 12" LP
6026 Smokestack Lightnin' [US1] Off the Wall 1969 12" LP
6028 Chad Mitchell Chad 1969 12" LP
6032 The Box Tops Dimensions September 1969 12" LP
6033 Solomon Burke Proud Mary May 1, 1969 12" LP
6034 Crazy Elephant Crazy Elephant 1969 12" LP
6036 Dale Hawkins L.A., Memphis & Tyler, Texas 1969 12" LP
6038 The Groop The Groop 1969 12" LP
6041 Peter Duchin "Comin' Home Baby" 1970 12" LP
6045 The 5th Dimension Portrait April 1970 12" LP
6049 Billy Taylor OK Billy! 1970 12" LP
6050 The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones featuring David Cassidy The Partridge Family Album October 1970 12" LP
6051 Peter Duchin At the Movies 1970 12" LP
6052 Dawn Candida December 1970 12" LP
6055 Burl Ives Time 1971 12" LP
6056 Joe Cannon Cold Hard Times 1970 12" LP
6058 Buddy Fite Buddy Fite & Friend 1971 12" LP
6059 The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones featuring David Cassidy Up to Date February 12, 1971 12" LP
6060 The 5th Dimension Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes March 1971 12" LP
6064 The Partridge Family The Partridge Family Sound Magazine 1971 12" LP
6066 The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones featuring David Cassidy A Partridge Family Christmas Card October 10, 1971 12" LP
6067 Davy Jones [GB] Davy Jones 1971 12" LP
6069 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Dawn featuring Tony Orlando 1971 12" LP
6070 David Cassidy Cherish January 1972 12" LP
6072 The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones featuring David Cassidy The Partridge Family Shopping Bag March 1972 12" LP
6073 The 5th Dimension Individually & Collectively April 1972 12" LP
6074 Dixie Lee Innes Dixie Lee Innes of the Original Caste 1972 12" LP
6075 John Hurley John Hurley Delivers One More Hallelujah June 1972 12" LP

BELL 11xx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
BELL 1102 various artists Godspell [Original 1971 Off-Broadway Cast] July 1971 12" LP
BELL 1109 David Cassidy Rock Me Baby October 1972 12" LP
BELL 1110 Marlo Thomas and Friends Free to Be...You and Me November 27, 1972 12" LP
BELL 1111 The Partridge Family The Partridge Family Notebook 1972 12" LP
BELL 1112 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Tuneweaving March 1973 12" LP
BELL 1115 Bobby Doyle Nine Songs 1973 12" LP
BELL 1116 The 5th Dimension Living Together, Growing Together March 1973 12" LP
BELL 1117 Mark James Mark James April 1973 12" LP
BELL 1118 various artists Godspell - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1973 12" LP
BELL 1119 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 Love Music 1973 12" LP
BELL 1120 Vicki Lawrence The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia 1973 12" LP
BELL 1123 Melissa Manchester Home to Myself 1973 12" LP
BELL 1124 Julius Wechter and The Baja Marimba Band Julius Wechter and The Baja Marimba Band's Back 1973 12" LP
BELL 1126 Cheryl Ernst Always Beginning September 1973 12" LP
BELL 1127 Dan Penn Nobody's Fool October 1973 12" LP
BELL 1129 Barry Manilow Barry Manilow September 1973 12" LP
BELL 1130 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Dawn's New Ragtime Follies 1973 12" LP
BELL 1132 David Cassidy Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes October 1973 12" LP
BELL 1133 Mary Stuart Mary Stuart October 1973 12" LP
BELL 1134 Sandalwood Sandalwood October 1973 12" LP
BELL 1137 The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones featuring David Cassidy Bulletin Board October 1973 12" LP

BELL 13xx (12")

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
BELL 1300 Burt Bacharach Ross Hunter's "Lost Horizon" - Original Soundtrack January 1973 12" LP
BELL 1303 [LP] Melissa Manchester Bright Eyes 1974 12" LP
BELL 1305 Sergio Mendes and Brasil 77 Vintage 74 1974 12" LP
BELL 1306 [LP] Barbara Barrow and Mike Smith Mickey and Babs Get Hot April 1974 12" LP
BELL 1307 Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun 1974 12" LP
BELL 1308 Modern Barbershop Quartet Modern Barbershop Quartet 1974 12" LP
BELL 1311 [LP] Rodney Allen Rippy Take Life a Little Easier May 1974 12" LP
BELL 1312 David Cassidy Cassidy Live! July 1974 12" LP
BELL 1314 Barry Manilow Barry Manilow II October 1974 12" LP
BELL 1315 The 5th Dimension Soul & Inspiration 1974 12" LP
BELL 1317 Tony Orlando & Dawn Prime Time November 1974 12" LP
BELL 1318 Lou Rawls She's Gone December 1974 12" LP

BELLS 2xx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
BELLS 203 various artists Godspell - Original London Cast 1972 12" LP
BELLS 216 Gary Glitter Glitter March 3, 1972 12" LP
BELLS 219 The Drifters [US] Now 1973 12" LP
BELLS 222 Gary Glitter Touch Me 1973 12" LP
BELLS 238 Barry Blue Barry Blue 1974 12" LP
BELLS 241 The Glitter Band Hey! July 1974 12" LP
BELLS 244 Bay City Rollers Rollin' September 1974 12" LP
BELLS 248 Showaddywaddy Showaddywaddy November 8, 1974 12" LP
BELLS 249 Barry Blue Hot Shots 1974 12" LP
BELLS 253 The Glitter Band Rock 'n' Roll Dudes April 1975 12" LP
BELLS 256 Showaddywaddy Step Two June 13, 1975 12" LP
BELLS 257 Gary Glitter G.G. 1975 12" LP
BELLS 259 The Glitter Band Listen to the Band December 1975 12" LP
BELLS 260 The Drifters [US] There Goes My First Love 1975 12" LP
BELLS 263 Hello [GB] Keeps Us off the Streets 1975 12" LP
BELLS 271 Showaddywaddy Good Times October 1, 1981 12" LP

SBLL 1xx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
SBLL 104 Elmore James Something Inside of Me 1968 12" LP
SBLL 110 Bruce Channel Keep On 1968 12" LP
SBLL 115 Legend [GB1] Legend March 1969 12" LP
SBLL 122 The Family Dogg A Way of Life November 1969 12" LP
SBLL 138 Johnny Johnson and The Bandwagon Soul Survivor 1970 12" LP

SYBEL 80xx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
SYBEL 8001 Bay City Rollers Once upon a Star 1975 12" LP
SYBEL 8002 Bay City Rollers Wouldn't You Like It December 1975 12" LP
SYBEL 8003 Showaddywaddy Trocadero May 7, 1976 12" LP
SYBEL 8004 Slik Slik May 1976 12" LP
SYBEL 8005 Bay City Rollers Dedication 1976 12" LP