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MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio in 1946 for the purpose of releasing soundtrack albums of their musical films. It transitioned to a pop music label which continued into the 1970s. The company also released soundtrack albums of the music for some of their non-musical films as well, and on rare occasions, cast albums of off-Broadway musicals such as The Fantasticks and the 1954 revival of The Threepenny Opera. In one instance, it even released the highly successful soundtrack album of a film made by a rival studio, Columbia Pictures's Born Free (1966).
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#1-1 My Bonnie / The Saints (1st. Press "Bloomfield Press": K 13213)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean) (Fuller)
SIDE 2
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)
RELEASE DATE
27th January 1964 / First Press
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The catalogue number "K-13213" was printed at the upper right of the cover.
The lower part of the sleeve has the credit "Recorded by Deutsche Grammophon Polydor (R) Series" in black micro-print and an MGM lion logo in black. The phrase "(R)(C) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." is in black.
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"MGM RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
Side-1 publishing credit given as "P.D. ASCAP". Reissue credited as "Hill & Range".
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RECORD LABEL
MGM in multi-colored Black label type 1-A (MGM logo: small type)
CATALOG NUMBER
MGM K-13213
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY
East Coast: Bloomfield, New Jersey
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 K-13213    64XY 326 (hand writing)
SIDE 2 K-13213    64XY 327 (hand writing)     5 (machine stamp)
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
P.D. ASCAP
SIDE 2
P.D. ASCAP
COMMENTS
The MGM single was released on 27th January 1964, MGM prepared a green title sleeve.
MGM black label. Artist credited as "THE BEATLES With Tony Sheridan".
No slow intro.
Credited to The Beatles with Tony Sheridan, the single My Bonnie/The Saints was re-released in America on this day, to capitalise on The Beatles' growing fame.
The single, which had the catalogue number MGM K-13213, reached number 26 on the Billboard charts.
It had previously been issued by Decca with the catalogue number 31382, on 23 April 1962.

(1)The singles pressed for the East Coast were manufactured by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jeersey. The labels for these disks were printed by Pace Press in New York.
(2)West Coast singles were pressed by H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California.

The labels to the first pressings do not list a publisher's name, but rather state "P.D. ASCAP" indicating that the song rights are in the public domain. However, My Bonnie is credited to song-writer H.J. Fuller.

East Coast version (type 1-A): The labels do not contain a reference to MGM's Beatles album.(=this record)
West Coast version (type 1-B): The labels also have a reference to the MGM Beatles album, "From Album E/SE 4215" under the artist name.

Second press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Hill & Range Songs, Inc. BMI." In addition, "(Arr. Tony Sheridan)" appears below the song title on each side.



#1-2 My Bonnie / The Saints (1st. Press "Waddell Press": K 13213)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean) (H. J. Fuller)
SIDE 2
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In)
RELEASE DATE
27th January 1964 / First Press
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SIDE-2 On both sides,  publishing credit given as "P.D. ASCAP". Reissue credited as "Hill & Range".
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SIDE-1 SIDE-2 West Coast singles were pressed by H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California.
The labels also have a reference to the MGM Beatles album, "From Album E/SE 4215" under the artist name.
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RECORD LABEL
MGM in multi-colored Black label type 1-B
CATALOG NUMBER
MGM K-13213
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY
West Coast: H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 K-13213    634XY 326 (hand writing)
SIDE 2 K-13213    634XY 327 (hand writing)
SLEEVE STYLE
Company Sleeve?
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
P.D. ASCAP
SIDE 2
P.D. ASCAP
COMMENTS
The MGM single was released on 27th January 1964, MGM prepared a green title sleeve.
MGM black label. Artist credited as "THE BEATLES With Tony Sheridan".
No slow intro.
Credited to The Beatles with Tony Sheridan, the single My Bonnie/The Saints was re-released in America on this day, to capitalise on The Beatles' growing fame.
The single, which had the catalogue number MGM K-13213, reached number 26 on the Billboard charts.
It had previously been issued by Decca with the catalogue number 31382, on 23 April 1962.

(1)The singles pressed for the East Coast were manufactured by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jeersey. The labels for these disks were printed by Pace Press in New York.
(2)West Coast singles were pressed by H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California.

The labels to the first pressings do not list a publisher's name, but rather state "P.D. ASCAP" indicating that the song rights are in the public domain. However, My Bonnie is credited to song-writer H.J. Fuller.

East Coast version (type 1-A): The labels do not contain a reference to MGM's Beatles album.
West Coast version (type 1-B): The labels also have a reference to the MGM Beatles album, "From Album E/SE 4215" under the artist name.(=this record)

Second press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Hill & Range Songs, Inc. BMI." In addition, "(Arr. Tony Sheridan)" appears below the song title on each side.



#2-1 Why / Cry For A Shadow (Disc Jockey Record / Bloomfield Press": K-13227)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Why (Sheridan-Crompton)
SIDE 2
Cry For A Shadow (Harrison-Lennnon)
RELEASE DATE
For Disc Jockey Record (First Press: 27th March 1964)
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why The upper left part of the company sleeve has the MGM lion logo and the  credit "(R)(C) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." is in light green. why Bloomfield pressings prepared a Disc Jockey Record with yellow labels containing a drawing of a humanized lion holding a record.






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Bloomfield pressings list the publisher "Al Gallico Music BMI (without Corp.)".
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"MGM RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
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SIDE 2 The song title of the Bloomfield pressinlgs have  a wide print type on the label.
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RECORD LABEL
Disc Jockey Record with yellow label
CATALOG NUMBER
MGM K-13227
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY East Coast: Bloomfield, New Jersey
SLEEVE STYLE
Company Sleeve
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 K13227    64XY 349 (hand writing)
SIDE 2 K13227    64XY 307 (hand writing)
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Al Gallico Music BMI
SIDE 2
GEMA
COMMENTS
MGM's second Beatles single was released on 27th. March, 1964.
MGM Records issued another 45 pairing two songs from the Beatles Hamburg sessions. MGM obtaind the rights to Tony Sheridan's "Why" and the Beatles instrumental "Cry For A Shadow" under the same leasing agreement covering "My Bonnie" and "The Saints".

Some copies of the single were packaged in a red title sleeve.

(1)The singles pressed for the East Coast were manufactured by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jeersey. The labels for these disks were printed by Pace Press in New York.
(2)West Coast singles were pressed by H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California.

The Bloomfield pressings (East coast) of the record list the publisher for "Why" as "Al Gallico Music BMI" while the Waddell pressings (West coast) list the publisher "Al Gallico Music Corp. BMI".

Bloomfield pressings prepared a Disc Jockey Record with yellow labels containing a drawing of a humanized lion holding a record.



#2-2 Why / Cry For A Shadow (1st. Press "Bloomfield Press": K-13227)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Why (Sheridan-Crompton)
SIDE 2
Cry For A Shadow (Harrison-Lennnon)
RELEASE DATE
27th March 1964 / First Press
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The upper left part of the company sleeve has the MGM lion logo and the  credit "(R)(C) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." is in light green.
LABEL CLOSE UP
why why why
Bloomfield pressings list the publisher "Al Gallico Music BMI (without Corp.)".
"MGM RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
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#2-2 Bloomfield Press (=this record)
#2-3 Waddell Press The song title of the Bloomfield pressinlgs have  a wide print type on the label.
why why
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RECORD LABEL
MGM in multi-colored Black label type 1-A (MGM logo: small type)
CATALOG NUMBER
MGM K-13227
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY East Coast: Bloomfield, New Jersey
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 K13227    64XY 349 (hand writing)
SIDE 2
K13227    64XY 307 (hand writing)
SLEEVE STYLE
Company Sleeve
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Al Gallico Music BMI
SIDE 2
GEMA
COMMENTS
MGM's second Beatles single was released on 27th. March, 1964.
MGM Records issued another 45 pairing two songs from the Beatles Hamburg sessions. MGM obtaind the rights to Tony Sheridan's "Why" and the Beatles instrumental "Cry For A Shadow" under the same leasing agreement covering "My Bonnie" and "The Saints".

Some copies of the single were packaged in a red title sleeve.

(1)The singles pressed for the East Coast were manufactured by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jeersey. The labels for these disks were printed by Pace Press in New York.
(2)West Coast singles were pressed by H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California.

The Bloomfield pressings (East coast) of the record list the publisher for "Why" as "Al Gallico Music BMI" while the Waddell pressings (West coast) list the publisher "Al Gallico Music Corp. BMI".

Known counterfeit is only 7" wide, the disk will not fit in. Originals are about 7-1/4" wide. Otherwise the sleeve is a pretty close facsimile.



#2-3 Why / Cry For A Shadow (1st. Press "Waddell Press": K-13227)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Why (Sheridan-Crompton)
SIDE 2
Cry For A Shadow (Harrison-Lennnon)
RELEASE DATE
27th March 1964 / First Press
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The catalogue number "K-13227" was printed at the upper right of the cover. The lower part of the sleeve has the credit "Recorded by Deutsche Grammophon Polydor (R) Series" in black micro-print and an MGM lion logo in black. The phrase "(R)(C) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. / Printed in U.S.A." is in black.
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why why why
Waddell pressings list the publisher "Al Gallico Music Corp. BMI".
"MGM RECORDS - A DIVISION OF METRO- GOLDWYN- MAYER, INC.- Made in U.S.A." apperes in white letters at the perimeter.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#2-2 Bloomfield Press #2-3 Waddell Press (=this record)
The song title of the Waddell pressinlgs have  a narrow print type on the label.
why why
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
MGM in multi-colored Black label type 1-B (MGM logo: large type)
CATALOG NUMBER
MGM K-13227
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY West Coast: H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 K13227    64XY 349 (hand writing)
SIDE 2
K13227    64XY 307 (hand writing)
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Al Gallico Music Corp. BMI
SIDE 2
Gema
COMMENTS
Some copies of the single were packaged in a red title sleeve.
The sleeve has the same design as the "My Bonnie" sleeve, except that it has a red rather than green background.

(1)The singles pressed for the East Coast were manufactured by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jeersey. The labels for these disks were printed by Pace Press in New York.
(2)West Coast singles were pressed by H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California.

The Bloomfield pressings (East coast) of the record list the publisher for "Why" as "Al Gallico Music BMI" while the Waddell pressings (West coast) list the publisher "Al Gallico Music Corp. BMI".

Known counterfeit is only 7" wide, the disk will not fit in. Originals are about 7-1/4" wide. Otherwise the sleeve is a pretty close facsimile.



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