Counterpart / Applegate / Snuff

Counterpart records was owned by Shad O'Shea, a longtime Cincinnati deejay, producer and promoter, and one of the last great true 'record men'. Counterpart was one of the most prolific Ohio labels lasting from 1966 until 1972. Two numbering series were used, the 2500 series and the 3700 series. The 3700 series starts with 3744, the street number for the studio. Counterpart spun off two subsidiaries, Great Scott (named for Shad's son) and Applegate (named for the street location of the studio). A few one-off labels exist, like Snuff, Fountain, and Soul Sauce. Most of the 1960s era 45s were recorded at Falls City in Louisville or King. In 1970 Shad opened his own recording studio Counterpart Creative Studios, coincident with the label numbering change. Applegate records was a short-lived subsidiary in the mid 1970s (Applegate is the street where the studio is located). Snuff was another Counterpart label, semingly devoted to vanity projects by Shad's friends and associates. In the 1970s Shad purchased Fraternity records. Counterpart was discontinued but Fraternity was reactivated and continues to this day, primarily in the Country genre.

2570

Gerri Diamond

Sunshine Of Your Smile / Plain Old Everyday Boy

2571

the Fifth Order

Goin' Too Far / Walkin' Away

2572

not used

2573

not used

2574

not used

2575/6

Gerri Diamond

Day By Day (By Day) / The Rookie

2577/8

the New Lime

She Kissed Me / That Girl

2578/9

Le Bleu Monde

If I Told You / After Hours

2580

not used

2581/2

the "Us Too" Group

The Only Thing To Do / The Way It Must Be

Feb '67

2583/4

Marv Lockard

After The Rain / Phantom Lover

2585/6

John and Gunther

Hey, Hey Babe / That Was Yesterday

2587/8

Gerri Diamond

Only You / Little Soldier Man

2589/90

the Wyngates

See What's Right / Persian Night Flight

2591/2

the Mark V

Hey Conductor / You Bring These Tears To Me

Later released on Philips 40479

2593/4

the New Lime

The Girl With the Long Blonde Hair / There Goes My Girlfriend

2595/6

the Fifth Order

A Thousand Devils (Are Chasin' Me) / Today (I Got a Letter)

2597/8

McGuffy Parlor Band

Bach's Trot / Soul Mission

2599/600

the New Lime

Perfect Girl / Meant to Be

Jul '67

2601/2

the Experimental Blues Band

Opus #1 (Lonliness) / Fifty Miles Back

2603/4

Tommy Dumbrowski

90 Day Wonder / Please Mr. Mack

2605/6

the Dingos

You Don't Want Me / Vera

Aug '67

2607/8

Janie Fulmer

Tick Tick Tock / Little Blue World

2609/10

the New Lime

Ain't Got No Soul / The Gumdrop Trilogy

Oct '67

2611/2

the Girl Watchers

A Girl Named You / That Girl In The Window

2613/4

the Great Society

She's Got It On Her Mind / The Second Day

2615/6

Ivan and the Sabers

My Mind Cries Out / I Looked At You

2617/8

the Fifth Order

I Was A Fool / The Moment (I Saw You)

2619/20

the New Lime

Sunny / I Still Remember

Later released on Minaret 150

2609/20

the New Lime

Ain't Got No Soul / I Still Remember

2621/2

the Muffets

Cold Winds / My Money

2623/4

Ivan And the Sabers

Think Of Me / The Great Potato Famine of '71

2625/6

Danny Scholl

No Man Is An Island / Seeking (PS)

2627/8

the New Lime

Donna / The Gumdrop Trilogy

Later released on Columbia 44597

2629/30

the Muffets

Heather Girl / Lost

2631/2

unused (See notes)

2633/4

Phil Gary

Something Else / Forgive Me Tonight

2635/6

Maelstrom (An Agitated State Of Mind)

Organ Player / We Can't Go

2637/8

the New Lime

Thank You / I Will Wait For You

2639/40

the Gears

Come Back To Me / Sooner Or Later

2641/2

"1984"

For You and For Me / If You Want To Know

2643/4

the Driving Winds

Poppin' Fresh / No Words

Sept '69

2645/6

Ivan And The Sabers

Cozy / Stereo

2647/8

Us Too

Pleasure Seeker / Tell Me Where She Is (The Maiden)

2649/50

Chuck Gregg

I've Given You My Ring / Insane

2651/2

Sonny Flaharty

Brave Little Boy / I'm Not The Man

2653

unused

2654/5

Sonny Flaharty

Odyssey / Husbands of Young Wives

2656/7

unknown

2658/9

unknown

2660/1

the New Lime

Walkin' The Dog / Meant To Be

2662/3

not used

2664/5

Kenny and the Sole Selection

Go For Your Bad Self / Forgiveness

1970

2666/7

Jerry Conrad's Rhythm and Brass

One For HS / Sea Of Trees

1970

2672

the New Lime

Part Time Friends / Circle For a Landing

1970

1212

Soul, Inc.

I Belong To Noboby / Love Me When I'm Down

1968

No #

Kathy Johnson

My Black Mama / To Your Own Self Be True

July 1971 (Q-107126)

3744

Sonny Flaharty

A Child Shall Lead / A Prayer

1971

3745

Wayne Perry

Mr. Bus Driver / Gimmethegreenlight

Aug '71

3746

Bobby Borchers

Harlan / Tellin' It

Sept '71

3747Wayne PerryJust A Matter Of Time / Lovin' You Wasn't Easy1971

3748

Sonny Flaharty and the Grey Imprint

Hey Conductor / It's Over

1971

3749Mike ReidA Song For Peace / Ruebela Jane1971

3750

Wayne Perry

The Only Thing to Do / Little Bit Of Lovin'

1971

3752

Hopple Street Exit

Together / Hang On to Your Heart

1971

3753Ron SweetI Can't Make It (By Myself) / Poor Side Of Town1971

3754

Jamie Fulmer with the New Country

In My Garden / Fallen Woman

1971

3755

Eddie Drake

Duck Soup / Ovation

1971

3757

Annie Oakley

Number One / Captain Harmon

1971

3759

Billy Crackers and the Farquarth Family / The Farquarth Family Band

Love Peace And Music (At the Woodstump Festival) / Mandolin Hymn (Also at Lovely Woodstump)

1971

3760

Chuck Gregg

Ebony Eyeballs / Walkin' At Midnight

1971

3761

Canon

Music / Hurry On Mornin'

1971

3764

Sonny Flaharty and the Grey Imprint

Love, Peace, and Music / God's Factory

1972

3766

Felix Harris

Blueberry Hill / Walkin' (In the Night)

3767

Sonny Flaharty and the Grey Imprint

Hold On to it Mother!!! / The Song I Sing

11/72

3768

Larry B

Something / I'll Find A Way

3769

Ron Thomas

Hey Da Da, Now (A Little Thing Called Love) / There's a Feelin'

11/72

3770Patti Valentine and WhitewaterIf It's Love / Take Me Away

3771

Hayes

Just Today / I'm Wise (To Everything)

3773

Randy

There Must Be Something / Well

3774Gunter Crunch and the Boys From Cripple CreekCourtin' and Sportin' / That's What Makes A Woman Go Wrong

3775

Iconoclast

Hung Up / The Rock

3776

Muzik

I've Been Lookin' / Love Is a Beautiful Thing

3779Ed Williams (the Cincinnati Star)Cincinnati Star / I Believe in Music

3780

Timberwood

You Should've Noticed / I Can't Stay that Long

3781Shad O'Shea Please Don't Pick The Flowers / Engine #19

3783

Ken Pettiford

Bless Us All /

3784

Bobby John's Circus

Dirty Work / Mister Boogie (PS)

3785

Blossom

Peacock Menagerie / I'll Love You Forever

3787

Don Hattaway and Free Whiskey

Only In My Dreams / Never Hear Her Say Goodbye Again

3790

400 Years Of What

Get Down People / Do What You Like

3791GratisIt's You / Self Amuser
3792AnadaOhio / Country Queen

3794

Glenn Thomas

Living The Good Life Again / Come Back Tomorrow

3795

Umoja

Hang Up Your Hang-Ups / Universal Love

3798

Sylvia Marie Mendelson

In A Little While / Come Back Home

1978

3800

Charlie Childers

My Baby Loves Me / The Lunatic Song

1979

3803Sonny FlahartyOver You / Being Sorry's Not Enough
3805Farrell and WildCome Home / Lady
3806Kay BarksdaleBecause He Lives / He Looked Beyond My Faults (and Saw My Needs)
3807Alan DollThat's Alright Mama / I'm Never Gonna Fall In Love Again
3808ExcaliburDraft Card Blues / Dreamin'
3809Blue DenimDisco Garbage / Moments
3810Blue DenimKeyboard Man / Turn Out The Lights (And Love Me Tonight)
3811Larry Decker and I.M.E.Don't Feel Ashamed / Sunshiney Day
3813RenegadeHurt / C. C. Rider
3816Half  & HalfMakes You Wanna Cry /
3817Syn-BaddYou've Got To Have Understanding / Dream
3818Larry Wright and the Bob Dempsey BandMan For The Evening / Funk 'N Roll
3819The StewartsGet Down, Get Down (Short version) / Get Down, Get Down (Long version)
3825TaniYou're Making Love To Me / I Believe In You
3827SojurnTake Me Back / Out Of Phase
3828Janice NierBecause I Love My Man / The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power1983
3831FrictionThe Booty (Part 1) / The Booty (Part 2)
3832Son Of HogSecrets / Patti Cakes1984
3833Doug Meyers & the Diamond DogsAlways / Sex Appeal

(Applegate) 4

Bob Braun

Letter To Cindy / Daddy, Meet a Man

(Applegate) 12

Lamb

Clap Your Hands / Comfort Me (My People)

Feb 7, 1975 in DW

13

Martin's Art

Thoughts Have Wings / Control Group Dropout

LP / No #

Malcolm

S/T

May 1972 (Q-20543)

Snuff 71Desperation Street BandRailroad Mewzack / Rosie (From a Garbage Truck Lament)
Snuff 72PookWastin' My Time / Ain't No Use
Snuff 75AmbushersI Need Love! / There's Gotta Be A Time

Numbers 2631/2 was probably assigned to the Soul, Inc 45 but for some reason the out of sequence number was used

#3769 is more clearly numbered NR 2675, which was the pressing plant matrix. This seems to have been an error in production. The 3769 is in very small print.

Compiled by George Gell, Tom Fallon, and Scott Cheesebrew, with help from Shad O'Shea