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#138. WLPs With Timing Strips
"Stoned Soul Picnic" by Laura Nyro


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As most of you know, a WLP is a "white label promo," a promotional record with a label that looks the same as the regular label, except that it is white with black print. Some labels like Capitol, MGM and Verve were yellow, and Mercury used many other colors, but the industry standard was white. These WLPs were sent to radio stations to get airplay, mainly in the 1960s and 1970s. A few record companies like Columbia, Epic, Kapp, Reprise and WB added a "timing strip" to the bottom of the front cover to make it easier for the jocks to see the song titles and get the song length. This was generally a strip of paper glued along the bottom third of the front cover with the song titles and times. When the album "died," these records often found their way to used record shops. Back in the day some folks would try to remove the timing strips with dastardly results. Recently these records have become collectible, especially for popular artists. It's common to find WLPs without timing strips, or timing strips on albums with stock labels. It's difficult to find both on a desirable record. Thanks to Brian Dunleavy for providing some of these albums.


Atco33-297JerryJeffWalker
Atco 33 -297 Jerry Jeff Walker
BlueSkyASZ265-RickDerringer
Blue Sk ASZ 265 - Rick Derringer
BlueSkyPZ34033-JohnnyNEdgar
Blue Sky PZ 34033 - Johnny & Edgar Winter
ColumbiaAS203-BozScaggs
Columbia AS 203 - Boz Scaggs
ColumbiaC2L41-BobDylan
Columbia C2L 41 - Bob Dylan
ColumbiaCL1971-RayPrice
Columbia CL 1971 - Ray Price
ColumbiaCL1986-BobDylan
Columbia CL 1986 - Bob Dylan
ColumbiaCL2038-TheloniousMo
Columbia CL 2038 - Thelonious Monk
ColumbiaCL2183-MilesDavis
Columbia CL 2183 - Miles Davis
ColumbiaCL2193-BobDylan
Columbia CL 2193 - Bob Dylan
ColumbiaCL2299-JohnnyHorton
Columbia CL 2299 - Johnny Horton
ColumbiaCL2328-BobDylan
Columbia CL 2328 - Bob Dylan
ColumbiaCL2372-Byrds
Columbia CL 2372 - Byrds
ColumbiaCL2382-RayPrice
Columbia CL 2382 - Ray Price
ColumbiaCL2389-BobDylan
Columbia CL 2389 - Bob Dylan
ColumbiaCL2391-TheloniousMo
Columbia CL 2391 - Thelonious Monk
ColumbiaCL2453-MilesDavis
Columbia CL 2453 - Miles Davis
ColumbiaCL2492-JonnyCash
Columbia CL 2492 - Jonny Cash
ColumbiaCL2521-ArethaFrankl
Columbi CL 2521 - Aretha Franklin
ColumbiaCL2549-Byrds
Columbia CL 2549 - Byrds
ColumbiaCL2593-ChrisFarlowe
Columbia CL 2593 - Chris Farlowe
ColumbiaCS9626-LauraNyro
Columbia CS 9626 - Laura Nyro
ColumbiaJC34856-Aerosmith
Columbia JC 34856 - Aerosmith
ColumbiaJC35037-ElvisCostel
Columbia JC 35037 - Elvis Costell
ColumbiaJC35318-BruceSpring
Columbia JC 35318 - Bruce Springstein
ColumbiaJC35329-NickLowe
Columbia JC 35329 - Nick Lowe
ColumbiaJC35784-TowerOfPowe
Columbia JC 35784 - Tower Of Power
ColumbiaKC33482-WillieNelso
Columbia KC 33482 - Willie Nelson
ColumbiaKC34695-WillieNelso
Columbia KC 34695 - Willie Nelson
ColumbiaPC34328-WahWahWatso
Columbia PC 34328 - Wah Wah Watson
ColumbiaPC34670-PeterTosh
Columbia PC 34670 - Peter Tosh
Epic35543-The-Clash
Epic 35543 - The Clash
EpicKEG33456-Redbone
Epic KEG 33456 - Redbone
EpicPE33409-JeffBeck
Epic PE 33409 - Jeff Beck
EpicPE34229-TheJacksons
Epic PE 34229 - The Jacksons
EpicPE34400-CheapTrick
Epic PE 34400 - Cheap Trick
EpicPE34974-Meatloaf
Epic PE 34974 - Meatloaf
HiHLP6003-OtisClay
Hi HLP 6003 - Otis Clay
KappKL-1554-TheEighthDay
Kapp KL-1554 - The Eighth Day
King863-TriniLopez
King 863 - Trini Lopez
MercurySRM1-629-BullAngus
Mercury SRM1-629 - Bull Angus
MonumentKZ34041-LarryJonWil
Monument KZ 34041 - Larry Jon Wilson
RepriseMS2040-JimiHendrix
Reprise MS 2040 - Jimi Hendrix
RepriseRS6383-NeilYoung
Reprise RS 6383 - Neil Young
RepriseRS6404-ManceLipscomb
Reprise RS 6404 - Mance Lipscomb
RepriseRS6438-CrazyHorse
Reprise RS 6438 - Crazy Horse
RepriseRS6453-BeachBoys
Reprise RS 6453 - Beach Boys
WB1830-GratefulDead
WB 1830 - Grateful Dead
WB1884-VanMorrison
WB 1884 - Van Morrison
WB1919-DoobieBrothers
WB 1919 - Doobie Brothers
WBBS2565-VariousSdtk
WB BS 2565 - Various Sdtk
WBWS1892-Faces
WB WS 1892 - Faces
WBWS1899-MemphisSlim
WB WS 1899 - Memphis Slim
WinOrLose33-387-Persuaders
Win Or Lose 33-387 - Persuaders
WBBS2554-MickJagger
WB BS 2554 - Mick Jagger



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