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#95. RED WAX COLUMBIAs
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In the mid 1960's, Columbia and its subsidiary Epic, released many red wax promo 45s. They had the same hit on both sides so that DJs would have a back-up if one side got worn out. They were red to catch the DJs attention and were never released to the public. Here are some of the cooler ones IMO. Two of the Byrds tunes, "Feel A Whole Lot Better" & "All I Really Want To Do" mistakenly have the same catalog number, 4-43332!

Although Vinylbeat is primarily an LP site, now and then we'll be showing some other vinyl related galleries. Thanks to Barry Wickham for allowing me to photograph some of his 45s.


TonyBennett-Col.4-43141
Tony Bennett - Col. 4-43141
TonyBennett-Col.4-43141 sleeve
Tony Bennett - promo sleeve Col. 4-43141
Byrds-Col.4-43271-A
Byrds - Col. 4-43271
Byrds-Col.4-43271-B
Byrds - Col. 4-43271
Byrds-Col.4-43332-A
Byrds - Col. 4-43332
Byrds-Col.4-43332-B-promosh
Byrds - promo sheet Col. 4-43332
Byrds-Col.4-43332-C
Byrds - Col. 4-43332
Byrds-Col.4-43424
Byrds - Col. 4-43424
JohnnyCash-Col.4-42788
Johnny Cash - Col. 4-42788
JohnnyCash-Col.4-42964
Johnny Cash - Col. 4-42964
JohnnyCash-promosleeve-Col.4-42964
Johnny Cash - promo sleeve Col. 4-42964
JohnnyCash-Col.4-43145
Johnny Cash - Col. 4-43145
ChadNJeremy-Col.4-43277
Chad & Jeremy - Col. 4-43277
ChadNJeremy-Col.4-43277 sleeve
Chad & Jeremy - picture sleeve Col. 4-43277
Columbia-4-43589
The Cyrkle - Col. 4-43589
Cyrkle-Col.4-43729
The Cyrkle - Col. 4-43729
DaveClark5-Epic-5-9863
Dave Clark 5 - Epic 5-9863
Dion-4-42776
Dion - Col. 4-42776
Dion-Col.4-42852
Dion - Col. 4-42852
Dion-Col.4-42852 sleeve
Dion - promo sleeve Col. 4-42852
Donovan-Epic-5-10045
Donovan - Epic 5-10045
BobDylan-Col.4-43242
Bob Dylan - Col. 4-43242
BobDylan-Col.4-43346
Bob Dylan - Col. 4-43346
BobDylan-Col.4-43389
Bob Dylan - Col. 4-43389
BobDylan-Col.4-43592
Bob Dylan - Col. 4-43592
BobDylan-Col.4-43792
Bob Dylan - Col. 4-43792
FlattNScruggs-Col.4-42606
Flatt & Scruggs - Col. 4-42606
ArethaFranklin-Col.4-43113
Aretha Franklin - Col. 4-43113
ArethaFranklin-promosheet-4
Aretha Franklin - promo sleeve Col. 4-43113
LeftyFrizzell-Col.4-42924
Lefty Frizzell - Col. 4-42924
Goldberg-MillerBluesBand-A
Goldberg-Miller Blues Band - Epic 5-9865 A
Goldberg-MillerBluesBand-B
Goldberg-Miller Blues Band - Epic 5-9865 B
Goldberg-MillerBluesBand-sleeve
Goldberg-Miller Blues Band - Epic 5-9865 sleeve
Hollies-Epic5-10184
Hollies Epic 5-10184
HolliesNTremeloes.gif
Hollies & Tremeloes picture sleeve
JohnMr.SoulMcArthur
John Mr. Soul McArthur - Col. 4-42218
MarloweMorris-Col.4-42218
Marlowe Morris - Col. 4-42218
MongoSantamaria-Col.4-43171
Mongo Santamaria - Col. 4-43171
Mongo Santamaria - Col. 4-43171 sleeve
Mongo Santamaria - Col. 4-43171 sleeve
PeachesNHerb-Date2-1649
Peaches & Herb - Date 2-1549
Pozo-Seco-Col.4-43437
Pozo Seco - Col. 4-43437
KeithRelf-Epic5-10110
Keith Relf - Epic 5-10110
KeithRelf-Epic5-10110 sleeve
Keith Relf - promo sleeve Epic 5-10110
Remains-Epic5-10001
Remains - Epic 5-10001
Remains-Epic5-10001 sleeve
Remains - promo sleeve Epic 5-10001
ReneAndRene-Col.4-43045
Rene And Rene Col. 4-43045
HolliesNTremeloes.gif
Rene And Rene - promo sleeve Col. 4-43045
PaulRevere-Col.4-43375
Paul Revere - Col. 4-43375
PaulRevere-Col.4-43461
Paul Revere - Col. 4-43461
PaulRevere-Col.4-43556
Paul Revere - Col. 4-43556
PaulRevere-Col.4-43678
Paul Revere - Col. 4-43678
PaulRevere-Col.4-43907
Paul Revere - Col. 4-43907
RipChords-Col.4-42921
Rip Chords - Col. 4-42921
RipChords-Col.4-43035
Rip Chords - Col. 4-43035
TimRose-Col.4-43648
Tim Rose - Col. 4-43648
BillyJoeRoyal-Col.4-43390
Billy Joe Royal Col. 4-43390
BillyJoeRoyal-Col.4-43465
Billy Joe Royal Col. 4-43465
SimonNGarfunkel-Co.4-43396.gif
Simon & Garfunkel - Col. 4-43396
SimonNGarfunkel-Col.4-43617
Simon & Garfunkel - Col. 4-43617
Columbia4-43728
Simon & Garfunkel - Col. 4-43728
SimonNGarfunkel-pictureslee
Simon & Garfunkel - picture sleeve Col. 4-43728
Tremeloes-Epic5-10184
Tremeloes Epic 5-10184
Epic5-10134
Tammy Wynette - Epic 5-10134


BasicIngredients-Columbia
Basic Ingredients - Columbia set
AndyWilliams-Col.4-42784
Andy Williams - Col. 4-42784
PattiPage-Col.4-42791
Patti Page - Col. 4-42791
NewChristyMinstrels-Col.4-4
New Christy Minstrels - Col. 4-42805
Dion-Col.4-42810
Dion - Col. 4-42810

Some more collectible red wax Columbia & Epic 45s

Artistics Okeh 4-7193Get My Hands On Some Lovin' (purple wax)
Artistics/Ted TaylorOkeh JZSP-111809This Heart of Mine/Stay Away From My Baby w/pic sleeve (purple wax)
Johnny CashCol. 4-43673Everybody Loves a Nut
Dion Col. JZSP 58841Ruby Baby (w/sleeve)
Hollies Epic 5-10180Carrie Ann
Walter JacksonOkeh 4-7204It's All Over (purple wax)
Ripchords Col. 4-42812 Gone (blue wax)
Ted TaylorOkeh 4-7198Somebody's Always Trying (purple wax)


Here's some less collectible red wax Columbia and Epic 45s

Arbors Date 2-1529A Symphony For Susan (green wax)
Tony Bennett Col. 4-42779The Good Life/Spring In Manhattan
Col. 4-42991When Joanna Loved Me (w/sleeve)
Col. 4-43141Who Can I Turn To/If I Ruled the World (sleeve)
(has 2 dif #s) Col. 4-43220Who Can I Turn To/If I Ruled the World (sleeve)
Col. 4-43954What Makes It Happen (orange wax)
Anita Bryant Col. 4-43047The World of Lonely People
Susan Christie Col. 4-43595I Love Onions
Ray Coniff Col. 4-42967Honeycomb/Blue Moon (blue wax)
Col. 4-43626Somewhere My Love (purple wax)
Col. JZSP 78855Everybody Loves Somebody/Waitin' For the Evening Train
Jimmy Dean Col. JZSP 111915Blue Christmas/Yes Patricia There Is a Santa Claus (green wax)
Dion Col. 4-42776This Little Girl
Eydie Gorme Col. 4-42661Blame It On the Bossa Nova
Col. 4-43082I Want You To Meet My Baby
Robert Goulet Col. 4-43131My Love Forgive Me (w/sleeve)
Col. 4-43301Summer Sounds
Joe Harnell Col. 4-43756Our Concerto
David Houston Epic 5-10025Almost Persuaded
Frankie Laine Col. 4-42763Don't Make My Baby Blue (w/sleeve)
Steve Lawrence Col. 4-42601Go Away Little Girl/If You Love Her Tell Her So (w/sleeve)
Col. 4-42699Don't Be Afraid Little Darlin' (w/sleeve)
Col. JZSP 78856Blusette/People Listen
Johnny Mathis Col. 4-42582Gina (w/sleeve)
Col. 4-42666What Will Mary Say (w/sleeve)
Col. 4-42916I'll Search My Heart
Gwen McCrae Col. 4-45214Lead Me On/Like Yesterday Our Love Is Gone
New Christy Minstrels Col. 4-42592This Land Is Your Land (w/sleeve)
Col. 4-43000Today (green wax)
Patti Page Col. 4-42791Say Wonderful Things
Col. JZSP 111907Happy Birthday Jesus/Christmas Bells (green wax)
Pozo Seco Singers Col. 4-43784I Can Make It With You
Ray Price Col. 4-42827Make the World Go Away (w/sleeve)
Statler Brothers Col. 4-43315Flowers On the Wall
Steve & Eydie Col. 4-42815I Want To Stay Here
Barbra Streisand Col. 4-42965People (purple wax)
Col. 4-43248Why Did I Choose You (blue or purple wax)
Col. 4-43469Second Hand Rose (red or orange wax)
Jerry Vale Col. 4-43181Have You Looked Into Your Heart (w/sleeve)
Col. 4-43774Dommage, Dommage
Bobby Vinton Epic 5-9509Roses Are Red/You & I
Epic 5-9561Trouble is My Middle Name/Let's Kiss & Make Up
Epic 5-9593Blue on Blue/Those Little Things (blue wax) (w/sleeve)
Epic 5-9705Clinging Vine
Epic 5-9730Mr. Lonely/Dearest Santa (w/sleeve)
Epic 5-9869Satin Pillows
Billy Walker Col. 4-42287Charlie's Shoes
Andy Williams Col. 4-42523Don't You Believe It
Col. 4-42674Can't Get Used To Losing You
Col. 4-42674Days of Wine & Roses (yellow wax) same # as above, diff record
Col. 4-42894Christmas Song/White Christmas (green wax)
Col. 4-43128On the Street Where You Live
Col. 4-43257Red Roses For a Blue Lady/...And Roses & Roses (yellow wax) (w/pic sleeve)
Col. JZSP-59498May Each Day
Various Col. JZSP 111921Holiday Greetings


"Columbia Records Hit Pack"

Bob Dylan Col. 4-43242   Subterranean Homesick Blues
Barbra Streisand Col. 4-43248   Why Did I Choose You (blue wax)
Andy Williams Col. 4-43257   Red Roses For a Blue Lady (yellow wax)



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