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Tollie Records was a record label formed in February 1964, as a subsidiary label of Vee-Jay Records. It closed in May 1965. The label distributed two of the Beatles' singles in the United States before Capitol Records eventually took over. The first single was "Twist And Shout" b/w "There's A Place" (Tollie 9001), which was released in February 1964, amid the flurry of Beatlemania that was sweeping the United States at that time.
The second single released was "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You" (Tollie 9008), in April 1964. This single went all the way to number 1 in Billboard, while its B-side "PS I Love You" reached number 10. Although the label released a total of 48 singles before it ceased operation in 1965, the Beatles records were the label's only million-sellers.
(from "Wikipedia")


#1 Twist And Shout / There's A Place (8th. Press "Southern Plastics Press": 9001)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
SIDE 2
There's A Place (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964? / 8th Press (First Press:  February 1964)
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lovemedo This label has all turquoise blue print on a yellow label with the name "TOLLIE" in tall, thick block letters above the word "RECORDS" surrounded by blackets.
lovemedo lovemedo The name "TOLLIE" in thick block letters above the word "RECORDS" inside a thin box located above the center hole.
Song writer's credit is "McCartney-Lennon"
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lovemedo lovemedo On the B-side, "Gil Music BMI" is misspelled as "Gill". Although the trail off area markings are including the hand etched initials "RA", master number and job number and the machine stamped (MR) logo, this record is vinyl rather than styrene. It appears that this record was pressed by Southern Plastics rather than by Monarch.
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RECORD LABEL
TOLLIE turquoise blue print on a yellow label  type-8
CATALOG NUMBER
9001
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY
Southern Plastics in Nashville, Tennessee
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 (MR) symbol    633194    ∆51071X (hand etched)
SIDE 2 ∆51071 (hand etched)     (MR) symbol    633193 (hand etched)
SLEEVE STYLE
plain brown paper sleeve (maybe)
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Robert Mellin Inc. Progressive Music BMI
SIDE 2
Gill Music BMI
COMMENTS
Tollie Records was a record label formed in February, 1964 as a sub-label of Vee-Jay Records and closed in May 1965. The label distributed some Beatles singles in the United States before Capitol Records.

Vee-Jay did not press its own records. Instead, the company had the metal parts sent to regional  factories for manufacture. Records were then sent directly from these pressing plants to distributors, who in turn sent records to retailers and other distributors.
In 1963, three of the primary pressing plants used by Vee-Jay were;

(1) The American Record Pressing Co. ("ARP") in Owosso, Michigan
ARP pressings have a raised relief script "ARP" machine stamped logo in the trail off areas.
(2) Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
The discs manufactured by Monarch Records are easily identified by a circled (MR) symbol machine stamped in the trail off areas, which also contain a hand etched job number preceded by a "∆" symbol.
(3) Southern Plastics in Nashville, Tennessee
There is no factory logo in the trail off areas.
(4) Silver Plastics, for additional use
Its trail off area has the (MR) symbol, however the record is pressed in vinyl rather than styrene.
(5)Columbia Records
Its trail off area has several and etchings, including "T1", the initials "URJ" and the matrix number followed by a "6". styrene disc.

The first single was "Twist And Shout" b/w "There's A Place" (Tollie 9001), which was released in February 1964.
This label has all turquoise blue print on a yellow label with the name "TOLLIE" in tall, thick block letters above the word "RECORDS" surrounded by blackets.
On the B-side, "Gil Music BMI" is misspelled as "Gill". Although the trail off area markings are including the hand etched initials "RA", master number and job number and the machine stamped (MR) logo, this record is vinyl rather than styrene. It appears that this record was pressed by Southern Plastics rather than by Monarch.



#2-1 Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (Promotional Copy Type-1 "Monarch Records Press": T-9008)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
April 1964 ? / Promotional Copy
SLEEVE FRONT
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DISK --> Click!
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I don't have it.
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label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
lovemedo The name "TOLLIE" in thin block letters above the word "RECORDS"  located above the center hole.  lovemedo The words "NOT FOR SALE" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
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lovemedo lovemedo Both sides: song writer's credit is "McCartney-Lennon"
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lovemedo lovemedo It has all black print on a white label and the words "PROMOTIONAL COPY".
The publisher's credit "Beechwood Music (BMI)" was printed at the left center hole.
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RECORD LABEL
TOLLIE black print on the white label type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
T-9008
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY
Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 (MR) symbol    63-3188    ∆5-1068X  (hand etched)
SIDE 2 (MR) symbol    63-3189    ∆5-1069    RA (hand etched)
SLEEVE STYLE
Unknown
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Beechwood Music (BMI)
SIDE 2
Beechwood Music (BMI)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Unknown
COMMENTS
The Beatles first British single, "Love Me Do b/w P.S. I Love You", was released in the U.S. on 27th April 1964.
Tollie Records was a record label formed in February, 1964 as a sub-label of Vee-Jay Records and closed in May 1965. The label distributed some Beatles singles in the United States before Capitol Records.

Vee-Jay did not press its own records. Instead, the company had the metal parts sent to regional  factories for manufacture. Records were then sent directly from these pressing plants to distributors, who in turn sent records to retailers and other distributors.
In 1963, three of the primary pressing plants used by Vee-Jay were;

(1) The American Record Pressing Co. ("ARP") in Owosso, Michigan
ARP pressings have a raised relief script "ARP" machine stamped logo in the trail off areas.
(2) Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
The discs manufactured by Monarch Records are easily identified by a circled (MR) symbol machine stamped in the trail off areas, which also contain a hand etched job number preceded by a "∆" symbol.
(3) Southern Plastics in Nashville, Tennessee
There is no factory logo in the trail off areas.
(4) Silver Plastics, for additional use
Its trail off area has the (MR) symbol, however the record is pressed in vinyl rather than styrene.

Although there are no confirmed promotional copies of the first Beatles single on TOLLIE (Twist and Shout: 9001), there are two distinct promotional copy label variations for "Love Me Do".
Type-1: Has the thin block letters "TOLLIE" logo. It has all black print on a white label and the words "NOT FOR SALE" and "PROMOTIONAL COPY".
The trail-off areas  have the identical markings, including the (MR) symbol, indicating that this promotional record was pressed by Monarch.
Type-2: Has the clockwise box logo. It has all black print on a white label and the words "NOT FOR SALE" and "Disk Jockey Advance Sample".
The trail-off areas contain barely visible hand etched initials "RA" and master numbers, along with barely legible Audio Matrix and "ARP" logos, indicating that promotional copy was pressed by ARP.



#2-2 Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (Promotional Copy Type-2 "ARP Press": T-9008)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
April 1964 ? / Promotional Copy
SLEEVE FRONT
SLEEVE BACK
SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
Sorry,
I don't have it.
Sorry,
I don't have it.
label label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
lovemedo Has the clockwise box logo located above the center hole.  lovemedo It has all black print on a white label and the words "Disc Jockey Advance Sample".
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE-1 SIDE-2 The words "NOT FOR SALE" and the publisher's credit "Beechwood Music-BMI" were printed at the right side of the center hole. Both sides: song writer's credit is "McCartney-Lennon"
lovemedolovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
TOLLIE black print on the white label type-2
CATALOG NUMBER
T-9008
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY
The American Record Pressing Co. ("ARP") in Owosso, Michigan
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 63-3188    RA  (hand etched)  Audio Matrix and "ARP" logos (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 63-3189    RA  (hand etched)  Audio Matrix and "ARP" logos (machine stamped)
SLEEVE STYLE
Unknown
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Beechwood Music-BMI
SIDE 2
Beechwood Music-BMI
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Unknown
COMMENTS
The Beatles first British single, "Love Me Do b/w P.S. I Love You", was released in the U.S. on 27th April 1964.
Tollie Records was a record label formed in February, 1964 as a sub-label of Vee-Jay Records and closed in May 1965. The label distributed some Beatles singles in the United States before Capitol Records.

Vee-Jay did not press its own records. Instead, the company had the metal parts sent to regional  factories for manufacture. Records were then sent directly from these pressing plants to distributors, who in turn sent records to retailers and other distributors.
In 1963, three of the primary pressing plants used by Vee-Jay were;

(1) The American Record Pressing Co. ("ARP") in Owosso, Michigan
ARP pressings have a raised relief script "ARP" machine stamped logo in the trail off areas.
(2) Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
The discs manufactured by Monarch Records are easily identified by a circled (MR) symbol machine stamped in the trail off areas, which also contain a hand etched job number preceded by a "∆" symbol.
(3) Southern Plastics in Nashville, Tennessee
There is no factory logo in the trail off areas.
(4) Silver Plastics, for additional use
Its trail off area has the (MR) symbol, however the record is pressed in vinyl rather than styrene.

Although there are no confirmed promotional copies of the first Beatles single on TOLLIE (Twist and Shout: 9001), there are two distinct promotional copy label variations for "Love Me Do".
Type-1: Has the thin block letters "TOLLIE" logo. It has all black print on a white label and the words "NOT FOR SALE" and "PROMOTIONAL COPY".
The trail-off areas  have the identical markings, including the (MR) symbol, indicating that this promotional record was pressed by Monarch.
Type-2: Has the clockwise box logo. It has all black print on a white label and the words "NOT FOR SALE" and "Disk Jockey Advance Sample".
The trail-off areas contain barely visible hand etched initials "RA" and master numbers, along with barely legible Audio Matrix and "ARP" logos, indicating that promotional copy was pressed by ARP.



#2-3 Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (1st. Press "Monarch Records Press": T-9008)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
27th. April 1964 / First Press
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SIDE 1 --> Click!
SIDE 2 --> Click!
DISK --> Click!
lovemedo lovemedo label label label
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lovemedo The name "tollie" appearing in tall, heavy type above the word "RECORDS" inside a counterclockwise box logo. Tollie used the Tollie from March 1964.
lovemedo
The name "TOLLIE" in thin block letters above the word "RECORDS"  located above the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
lovemedo lovemedo Both sides: song writer's credit is "McCartney-Lennon" lovemedo the publisher's credit "Beechwood Music (BMI)" was printed at the left center hole.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
TOLLIE black print on the yellow label type-1
CATALOG NUMBER
T-9008
VINYL COLOR
BLACK (Styrene)
PRESS FACTORY
Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 (MR) symbol    63-3188  (R)    ∆52252    URT (hand etched)
SIDE 2 (MR) symbol    63-3189  (R)    ∆52252X    URT (hand etched)
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Beechwood Music (BMI)
SIDE 2
Beechwood Music (BMI)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES The portrait was derived from the Dezo Hoffmann color photo
COMMENTS
The Beatles first British single, "Love Me Do b/w P.S. I Love You", was released in the U.S. on 27th April 1964.
Tollie Records was a record label formed in February, 1964 as a sub-label of Vee-Jay Records and closed in May 1965. The label distributed some Beatles singles in the United States before Capitol Records.

Vee-Jay did not press its own records. Instead, the company had the metal parts sent to regional  factories for manufacture. Records were then sent directly from these pressing plants to distributors, who in turn sent records to retailers and other distributors.
In 1963, three of the primary pressing plants used by Vee-Jay were;

(1) The American Record Pressing Co. ("ARP") in Owosso, Michigan
ARP pressings have a raised relief script "ARP" machine stamped logo in the trail off areas.
(2) Monarch Records in Los Angeles, California
The discs manufactured by Monarch Records are easily identified by a circled (MR) symbol machine stamped in the trail off areas, which also contain a hand etched job number preceded by a "∆" symbol.
(3) Southern Plastics in Nashville, Tennessee
There is no factory logo in the trail off areas.
(4) Silver Plastics, for additional use
Its trail off area has the (MR) symbol, however the record is pressed in vinyl rather than styrene.

The record's picture sleeve, T-9008 features a painted color portrait of the group that faithfully duplicates a Dezo Hoffman color photo. The attractive illustration was later used for the cover of the second issue of "The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage" album.
Although the picture sleeve may have been issued with all of the label variations, it is most commonly found with the version designated as T-9008 type-1.

T-9008 type-1: black print on a yellow label with the "TOLLIE" thin block letters logo.
The trail off areas have the hand etched master number 63-3188 and the job number ∆51068X on the A side and the master number 63-3189 and the job number ∆51069 on the B side. The (MR) symbol is machine stamped in the trail off areas.
T-9008 type-2:  has black print on a yellow label with "tollie" and "RECORDS" in the clockwise box logo.
T-9008 type-3: has dark green print on a yellow label with "tollie" and "RECORDS" in the clockwise box logo.
T-9008 type-4: has black print on a yellow label with "TOLLIE" and "RECORDS" in the box.The "E" of "TOLLIE" has a curved shape.
T-9008 type-5: has silver print on an all black label with "TOLLIE" and "RECORDS" in the box.The "E" of "TOLLIE" has a curved shape.
T-9008 type-6: has black print on a yellow label with thick block print "TOLLIE" logo in the box.This record is probably counterfeit.



#2-8 Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (6th. Press: T-9008)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Love Me Do (McCartney-Lennon)
SIDE 2
P.S. I Love You (McCartney-Lennon)
RELEASE DATE
1964 / 6th Press
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SIDE 1 --> Click!
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DISK --> Click!
lovemedo lovemedo label label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
LABEL CLOSE UP
lovemedo The name "tollie" appearing in tall, heavy type above the word "RECORDS" inside a counterclockwise box logo. Tollie used the Tollie from March 1964.
lovemedo lovemedo The name "TOLLIE" in thick block letters above the word "RECORDS" inside a thin box located above the center hole.
Song writer's credit is "McCartney-Lennon"
LABEL CLOSE UP
lovemedo Side2: song writer's credit is "McCartney-Lennon" lovemedo the publisher's credit "Beechwood Music B.M.I." was printed at the left center hole.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
TOLLIE black print on the yellow label type-6
CATALOG NUMBER
T-9008
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRESS FACTORY
Unknown
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 633188 (hand etched)
SIDE 2
633189 (hand etched)
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Beechwood Music B.M.I.
SIDE 2
Beechwood Music B.M.I.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES The portrait was derived from the Dezo Hoffmann color photo
COMMENTS
The Beatles first British single, "Love Me Do b/w P.S. I Love You", was released in the U.S. on 27th April 1964.
Tollie Records was a record label formed in February, 1964 as a sub-label of Vee-Jay Records and closed in May 1965. The label distributed some Beatles singles in the United States before Capitol Records.

The record's picture sleeve, T-9008 features a painted color portrait of the group that faithfully duplicates a Dezo Hoffman color photo. The attractive illustration was later used for the cover of the second issue of "The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage" album.
Although the picture sleeve may have been issued with all of the label variations, it is most commonly found with the version designated as T-9008 type-1.

T-9008 type-1: black print on a yellow label with the "TOLLIE" thin block letters logo.
T-9008 type-2:  has black print on a yellow label with "tollie" and "RECORDS" in the clockwise box logo.
T-9008 type-3: has dark green print on a yellow label with "tollie" and "RECORDS" in the clockwise box logo.
T-9008 type-4: has black print on a yellow label with "TOLLIE" and "RECORDS" in the box.The "E" of "TOLLIE" has a curved shape.
T-9008 type-5: has silver print on an all black label with "TOLLIE" and "RECORDS" in the box.The "E" of "TOLLIE" has a curved shape.
T-9008 type-6: has black print on a yellow label with thick block print "TOLLIE" logo in the box.



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