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#159. DJ Only Mono Albums
"Son of a Preacher Man" by Aretha Franklin


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These promos are different from your garden variety promos, because they're mono versions of an album that was released only in stereo to the general public. There's almost always a sticker that proclaims "DJ Mono Mix." Today with the resurgence of "mono love", these albums are quite collectible. There are many more than are shown here; Atlantic in particular seems to have released these mono promos for most of their albums for a year or two.

In the late 1960s, the labels had pretty much transitioned over to stereo only releases. However, they found that some AM radio stations still preferred broadcasting in mono, and some stereo records would sound wonky because at times a channel would "drop out" when played on the mono format. So, the labels took some of their releases and made separate mono mixes just for the DJs to play.


Atco33-243-ArthurConley
Atco 33-243 - Arthur Conley
Atco33-252-OtisRedding
Atco 33-252 - Otis Redding
Atco33-256-Buffalo-Springfield
Atco 33-256 - Buffalo-Springfield
Atco33-265-OtisRedding
Atco 33-265 - Otis Redding
Atco33-289-OtisRedding
Atco 33-289 - Otis Redding
AtlanticSD1523-HankCrawford
Atlantic 1523 - Hank Crawford
Atlantic1602-YusefLateef
Atlantic 1602 - Yusef Lateef
Atlantic8166-CharliePalmieri
Atlantic 8166 - Charlie Palmieri
Atlantic1523-WilsonPickett
Atlantic 8183 - Wilson Pickett
Atlantic8188-Various
Atlantic 8188 - Various
Atlantic8192-ClarenceCarter
Atlantic 8192 - Clarence Carter
Atlantic8248-ArethaFranklin
Atlantic 8248 - Aretha Franklin
Atlantic8270-WilsonPickett
Atlantic 8270 - Wilson Pickett
Bell6014-OJays
Bell 6014 - OJays
Bell6017-BoxTops
Bell 6017 - Box Tops
Bell6023-BoxTops
Bell 6023 - Box Tops
ColumbiaCS9594-MilesDavis
Columbia CS 9594 - Miles Davis
ColumbiaCS9609-CharlesLloyd
Columbia CS 9609 - Charles Lloyd
ColumbiaCS9626-LauraNyro
Columbia CS 9626 - Laura Nyro
ColumbiaCS9651-CarlNPearlButler
Columbia CS 9651 - Carl & Pearl Butler
ColumbiaKCS9529-SimonNGarfunkel
Columbia KCS 9529 - Simon & Garfunkel
Dunhill50010-MamasNPapas
Dunhill 50010 - Mamas & Papas
EpicBN26395-MaxineBrown
Epic BN 26395 - Maxine Brown
GoldwaxGW-3002-JamesCarr
Goldwax GW-3002 - James Carr
PompeiiSD6004-IkeNTinaTurner
Pompeii SD 6004 - Ike & Tina Turner



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