Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dante Records: The Discography




DANTE RECORDS: THE DISCOGRAPHY


Dante was one of the three labels started by Ray Doggett in Houston in 1961 (the other two were Cadette and Eric). It appears that B.J. Thomas and the Triumphs, Dean Scott, and Steve Tyrell all had their debut discs on Dante. Most of them probably didn't make much of an impression, but the Triumph's "The Lazy Man" and Steve Tyrell's "Payday Someday" were local hits on KNUZ and KILT. The final Dante came out in late 1964.

802 TRACY AND CARROL Produced by Mickey Gilley and Ray Doggett
ACA 4281 Dream on Dreamer (C. Gilley) ACA session: April 25, 1961
ACA 4282 Don’t Believe (Gilley-Harrin)

3001 RONNIE BYRD
ACA 4536 All American Guy (Louise Shields) ACA: Feb. 17, 1962
ACA 4537 B.T.O. (Louise Shields)

3002 THE TRIUMPHS
D-201 I Know It’s Wrong (B.J. Thomas) ACA session: Feb. 9, 1962
D-202 The Lazy Man (B.J. Thomas) KNUZ: #36 August, 1962

Note: Dante 3002 was picked up for national distribution by Smash and renumbered 1788.

3003 DEAN SCOTT
D-203 It’s Never Too Late (Dean Foelsing) 1962-63
D-204 I Want to Get Married (Dean Foelsing)

3004 THE EPICS Featuring Jeannie
D-205 I Want to Be Your Girl (Goldner-Barett) 1962-63
D-206 So Many Times (G. Smith-S. Jones)

3005 BOBBY CAVAZOS AND THE EPICS
D-207 Answer Me (Winkler-Rauch-Sigman) 1962-63
D-208 Here I Am (Larry Klein)

3006 JEANNIE AND THE EPICS
Mama Dear 1962-63
Glad to be Free

3007 STEVE TYRELL
D-211 Payday Someday (Spreen-Ashford-King) 1963-64
D-212 The Greatest Love (Ray Doggett)

Note: Dante 3007 reissued as All Boy 8506.

3008 EARL BALL
D-213 Going Steady, Married, or Engaged (E. Ball)1963-64
D-214 Hung Down My Head and Cried (Davis-Bruner)

3009 MIKE FRANKLIN Arranged by Glen Spreen
D-214(sic) I Should Try to Forget (A. Schroeder-G. Sharp-M. Kalmanosf) 1963-64
D-215 All Alone (M. Franklin)

3010 HARVEY WHITE
D-219 Touch My Shoulder 1963-64
Welcome Home (H. White-R. Doggett)

3011 THE TRIUMPHS
You’re Mine Tonight 1963-64
People Sure Act Funny (T. Turner)

3012 LITTLE GOLDEN Backed by: The Blackjacks
D-222 Jealousy (The Little Green Man) (Clara Mitchell) 1963-64
D-223 House of Memories (A.J. Lankford-M. Lankford)

3013


3014 JOHN and MARIE
LH-1225 Oo-Wee Baby (M. Alexander-J. Richmond) Late 1964
LH-1226 One Day (M. Alexander-J. Richmond)

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