Musicol / Hull

Musicol is Ohio's longest currently operating recording operation. Musicol was started by John Hull at his house, where he set up a recording space. In 1966 he moved to a new location where the studio has operating continuosly. In 1969 Musicol added a pressing plant which did 45s and LPs.

The Musicol numbering system started at 1000, although the record assigned to that, by Cush, was cut later than the records starting with 1001, which we can assume was the chonological first. Until 1968 or so, all the Hull/Musicol recordings had a number with the prefix HR. The performers could use the Musicol label or use their own label name. Records were assigned one number per disk, but sometime in 1969, after they had started to press their own, they changed to a number per side format, and seem to have dropped the HR prefix. In 1972 Musicol completely revised their numbering system to use a 6 digit number. For various reasons, those have not yet been cataloged. Records recorded at Musicol could still use the Musicol name for the label, or a custom name. Almost all the numbers seemed to have been pressed, but many of the missing titles are gospel or school records. The logs for all the number exist, but does not contain enough information to document each record. Based on review of the log, and the compilation of several collections, we're pretty confident that 80%+ of the 45s (that are rock/soul/country/pop) are included. If any 45s are missing, they are most likely to be country gospel.

(H)1000

Cush (Jim Cushman)

Are You Mine / Say We're In Love

R-16759/60

(H)1031

the New Liberty Singers

Columbus Stockade Blues / Drinkin' Gourd

R-14271/2

(Vernon)1040

Fred Gartner and the Ferraris

A Good Girl is a Pretty Girl / All the Young Girls

R-14905/6, SL date 6/24/65

(RAM)1044

Steve Gibson - J. Nicklas Combo

Last Night I Cried Again / We Long To Be Together

R-15461/2

(H)1056

Gospelaires Quartet

The Answer’s On The Way ; River Of Life / I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ For My Journey, I Was There When It Happened

R-16631/2

(H)1060

Flowers Family

Wild and Reckless / Once Again

R-17073/4

(H)1067

the Creations

Little Black Egg / I Want You

R-17231/2, SL entry missing

1068

Captain Anything

? / ?

SL has this as a 45, Captain Anything could be song or artist. SL date missing

(Cardinal 520)1069

the P.C. Three

What Are Bombs and Guns Made For / This Man Kennedy

R-17315/6

(ANA)1070

Dixielanders

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans / Bye Bye Blackbird

R-17315/6

(M) 1077 Pastor and the Mighty Allstars Nobody But Jesus / Jesus Loves Me R-18153/4

(M)1080 (LP)

Jim Johnson Trio

With a Bag Full Of Great Ones

R-18265/6

(M) 1086Billows Of PraiseHow Big Is God ; Take Up Thy Cross / Story Of love ; God's Amazing GraceR-18231/2

(Alpat)1087

No artist listed

Henry's Made A Lady Out Of Lizzy/ Get Out and Get Under

R-18357/8

(M)1090

the Flowers Family

Wild and Reckless/ Once Again

R-18567/8

(M)1094

the Myrchents

Indefinite Inhibition / All Around You

R-18809/10, SL date 3/26/67

(M)1095

Phil Beasley and the Mountain Ramblers

The Hour is Lonesome / Livin To Do

R-18841/2

(M)1104

Dave MacCoy

This Summer / Make Everything Alright

R-18977/8

(Alpha Omega)1118

Joe Hermiz

Don't Put Me On / Always

(Alda) 1127 (LP)

Al Waslon

The Many Moods of the Al Waslon Trio

R-19579/80

(Brandt)1133

Jaylene Gray

While Stephanie Sleeps / Sing Me No Sad Songs

R-19849/50

(M)1137

the Flowers Family

The Last Time / Gonna Be A Big Man

R-19897/8

1138

Bob Guess

? / ?

info from SL, date 7/17/67

(MBL)1141

Goose Goslin with Larry Robinson Band

The Lonely Orphan Child / Jambalaya

R-20013/4

(Nassau)1145

Ronnie Taylor

Without Love / I Can't Take It

R-20179/80, SL date 8/23/67

(M)1147

Priscilla Dell

No I Can't Love You / Love So Rare

R-20199/200, SL date 8/27/67

(M)1149

J. H. + the Esquires

Comin' On Strong / Stay By Me

R-20311/2, SL date 9/16/67

1150

Bill Moss

unknown

SL has this as a 45 with Bill Moss involvement. No such 45 has surfaced to our knowledge

(M)1151

the Edicates

She's Gone / Worried Mind

R-20387/8, SL date 9/27/67

(C)1152

the Chandlers

You Love Makes Me Lonely / I Need Your Love

SL date 10/29/67

(I)1159

the Mychents

Darkest Hour / I Gotta Know If You're Leaving

RI-2551, SL date 1/2/68

(I)1164

Phil Gary

That's How Heartaches Are Made / Wet Bird

SL date 1/29/68

(I)1167

the Baroque Monthly

I'll Be Lonely / You Are Your Only Mystery

Feb '68

1183

QPV

unknown

SL has this as a 45, QPV could be the label

(I)1196

the Counselors

It Must Be Love / With Only Me

R-22139/40, SL date 5/11/68

1219

Andy Launer Trio

That's Where It's At / The Cool Look

R-22905/6, SL date 8/1/68

(DoLeJo)1220

Blue Law

Here I Am / Good Bye My Friend

SL has this as AGI, the dead wax has AGI-1000. AG stands for Abbey Group

(Holiday)1222

Vondors

Look In The Mirror / Foot Loose

R-23179/80

(Holiday)1228

Soul Partners

Walk On Judge / Lose The One You Love

SL date 11/4/68

(M)1229

Vic Wolfe

? / ?

SL date 11/4/68

(I)1242

Hughes Blues

Stone Free / Land Of Prosperity

Jan '69

(I)1251

the Counselors

Why Don't You / Love Go Round

Feb '69

1252Henry Cincione and the Flytown BrassMagic Mandolin ; Just As Much As Ever / That's Life ; ShadesPS, 33  1/3 RPM

1253

?

?

SL has this as a 45, no other info, date 2/16/69

(Sarene)1254

the Apocalypse

Snowcastle Picnic / I Dig Your Act

SL date 2/16/69

(Bleu Rose)1315

the Chandlers

I Loved You Girl / (Never Before) Your Love Is Drawing Me Closer

SL date 5/17/69. Rite pressings are 1st, QCA pressings 2nd

(M)1326

Steve Fisher, Mark Hittner

Summertime / Spooky

(Prix)1335

the Royal Esquires

Ain't Gonna Run / Our Love Used To Be (On The Sunnyside Up)

SL date 6/13/69

(Prix)1336

the Soul Ensemble

Melon Jelly / Move Out

(New Day)1341

J.C. Davis

Coconut Brown / Buttered Popcorn

(M)1350

Blondes and Brass

For Love Is Everywhere / Patti

SL date 7/7/69

(G Zag)1351

Carl Young

So Lonely / The Other Side of Me

SL date 7/7/69

(Holiday)1353

Four Mints

You're My Desire / You Want To Come Back

(Dupree)1355

J. McCants & Harmonics

Summers Love Pt 1 / Summers Love Pt 2

SL date 8/1/69

(I)1359

the Cold Water Army

One Time Around / When You Left Me

SL date 8/16/69

1365

Frank Staro

? / ?

SL has this as a 45 credited to Frank Staro. Date 7/21/69

1367

?

? / ?

SL has this as a 45. Date 8/30/69

1368

Morris Brothers

I'm Home  / Time Comes And Goes

SL date 8/30/69. Label says  Hollywood, CA, an obvious  joke

(I)1371

the Scepters

I Found My Place / What's Your Reason

SL date 9/16/69

(New Day)1373/4

J. C. Davis

A New Day (Is Here at Last) / Circleville

SL date 9/30/69

(Prix)1375/6

Orchestra "Kin-Bantou"

Soyez Reconnainoir / Naleli Eve' Elvire

(Westwood)1379/80

Dave Russell

Paper Talk / Lonely Walls (Keep Talkin' Back)

SL date 10/2/69

(Westwood)1389/90

unknown

unknown

SL date 10/22/69

(Dean)1395/6

Mighty Mike Davis

All American Boy / Why Try to Fight It

SL date 10/28/69

(no label) 1411/2

Lawanda Braggs and the SwinginGaites / Chris Columbus and the SwinginGaites

Do You Remember / Tighten Up ‘70

(no label)1415/6

Douglas Falls and the Counselors

99 Miles to Fort Wayne / I'll Not Be A Selfish Man

Jan '70

(Westwood)1421/2

Nora Lee

Forget It / You Must Believe Me

Jan '70 (on the label, "You"...is listed as the A side, but has the higher Musicol master number)

(Captain)1429/30

Thee Young Generation

Movin' / Paperback Minds

SL date 2/7/70

(Prix)1437/8

Eddie Ray

You Got Me / Glad I Found You

SL date 3/70

(Prix)1439/40

Joe King

What's Wrong / Speak On Up

SL date 3/70

(Nu*Sound)1451/2

Red Wilson and the Stringshifters

My Heart Talks To Me / Foolish Guy

SL date 3/26/70

(Nu*Sound)1453/4

Andy Sommers and the Stringshifters

If I Ever Hurt You / No Chance With You

SL date 3/26/70 (these two were cut at the same session)

(Gangland)1469/70

Young Mods

Gloria /

SL date 4/20/70 – name in SL is Dynaphonics, the reason is unknown

(Westwood)1485/6

Mary Hoffman and the Country Three

No Beer Sold To Minors / A Poor Rich Man

(Multi)1497/8

Whistler's Mother

Dark Dawn / Goodbye

SL date 5/8/70

(Westwood)1508/9

Soul Tornado's

Crazy Legs / Bobby's Mood

SL date 5/8/70

(Right Now!!)1520/1

the Morning After

Today's Dreams / A Further Difference

SL date 5/18/70

(Lanco)1555/6

Fern Garner

Leave / Stark County Belle

SL date unknown

(Right Now!!)1571/2

Sky Blue Pink

Oats (My Future Depends On You) / Making Love Now

SL date 7/11/70

(Columbus)1709/10

PFFT

Good Time Living / Nobody

SL date 10/20/70

(Nu*Sound)1723/4

Ron Anthony and the Classiques

Just Funky / Classique Blues

Dec '70

(Dean)1751/2

The Bares

4 Yards and a Cloud of Dust / Buck Fever

Dec '70

(Logan)1757/8

Gayle McDonald and the Wanted Men

Turn My Temperature Down / Angel

Dec. 70 (recorded 12/10, logged 12/12) The label has the master numbers as 1751/2 but the dead wax and studio logs have 1757/8. 1751/2 was already used on the Bares 45 above.

(I)1761/2

Bliss

I Can See You Comin' / Run From Me

SL date 12/29/70

(OB)1831/2

Owen-B

My Friends / Share

1823/4

Music Department

Does She Ever Think Of Me / Quiet Hours

1971, Point Pleasant, WV

1935/6

Manners restaurant

Jingles (advertisments) / Jingles

2023/4

written by: Glen R. Patterson, vocal: Brenda Full, Rocky Smith

Just One More Sign / Father Time

Parkersburg, WV

101911/2

Jody and the Individuals

Soul Streak / Hooked

Spring/summer 1974

(Seatbelts Fastened?) 102675/6

Jimmy Jenkins / Eddie Pollina

Farewell To The King / Only Myself

c. 9/77 (Elvis tribute)

102733/4

Joey Barrett and the Barons

Franklin County Man / Alabama Jubilee

H = Hull label, M = Musicol label, I = Ironbeat label, C = Col Soul label