Holiday Inn Records, Memphis Tennessee

 

Holiday Inn Hotel
Holiday Inn jingle (45 seconds) / Holiday Inn jingle (40 seconds) (1950ies)

 

Custom pressing with two radio jingles by uncredited artists.

 

Holiday Inn 100   The Roller Coasters
Rimshot Pt. 1 / Rimshot Pt. 2 (1961)

 

 

Holiday Inn 101   Tookie Collom with the Roller Coasters
You torture me / I could love you (1961)

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 102   Jimmy Foster
Stranger in paradise / Where could I go (1961)

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 103   The Roller Coasters
Wabash blues / Slap-back (August 1961)

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 104   Frank Starr
Knees shakin' / Evil eye (August 1961)

 

White label promotion copy depicted.
This single is actually by the rockabilly artist Andy Starr.

 

Holiday Inn 105   Kenny Lund
Greenbacks / Rip it up potatoe chip (1961/62)

 

White label promotion copy depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 106   Rusty Curry
Tag along / Our love can wait (1961/62)

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 107   The Roller Coasters with Tookie Collom
My fraulein cries for me / You've gotta run me down (January 1962)

 

White label promotion copy depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 108   Frank Starr
Little bitty feeling / Lost in a dream (January 1962)

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.
This single is actually by the rockabilly artist Andy Starr.

 

Holiday Inn 109   Buck Griffin
Pretty Lou / Girl in 1209 (April 1962)

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 110   The Roller Coasters
Spanish twist / Wild twist (April 1962)

 

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.
The red label version is likely to be a second edition.

 

Holiday Inn 111   Jimmy Foster
Hey little lover / Moving up to love (November 1962)

 

Produced by Chips Moman.

 

Holiday Inn 112   Stan Daniel
Confused / Sweet little Sue (November 1962)

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 114   Charlie Feathers
Deep elm blues / Nobody's darling (1962/63)

 

 

White label promotion and regular commercial copies depicted.
Material leased from Hi records. The correct title of the A-side is 'Deep elem blues'.

 

Holiday Inn 115   Joe Fuller
Big black engine / I'll forever be loving you (1962/63)

 

White label promotion copy depicted. Again, material leased from Hi records.

 

Holiday Inn 116   Dolly Holiday
Are you forever / That ever-lovin' Memphis sound (February 1968)

 

Dolly Holiday hosted a very popular 1960s late night show on radio, sponsored by
Holiday Inn. Her real name was Dotty Abbott and in 1955 she had been general manager
for Sam Phillips' and Kemmons Wilson's all-girl radio station WHER in Memphis.

 

Holiday Inn LP HIR-1   Dolly Holiday: Nighttime (February 1968)

 

 

Blue moon / A bad case of you / You're nobody till somebody loves you / Bolt of cloth / I'll wait for you / Have a good time
That ever-lovin' Memphis sound / I've got a crush on you / Someway, somehow / Fascination / Big oak tree / Are you forever

 

Holiday Inn 2200   Dianne Hall
But you don't love me / Good morning love (April 1968)

 

Arranger: Charles Chalmers. Produced by: Kesler-Lee-Reynolds
[probably: Stan Kesler - X Lee - Allen Reynolds].

 

Holiday Inn 2201   Lee Adkins
Together again / Don't you believe it (April 1968)

 

 

 

Originally issued as Memphis M-116. Arranger: Jay Brown.
Promotional and regular commercial releases depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 2202   Greg Todd and "The Jacks"
Love / A simple thought (1968)

 

 

Promotional and regular commercial copies depicted.

 

Holiday Inn 2203   Jerry Dyke
Come in Mr Lonely / Things (1968)

 

Arranger: Charles Chalmers. Produced by: Knox Phillips.

 

Holiday Inn 2204   Charlie's Children
Finally found out / Lady Madonna (1968)

 

Produced by Charles Chalmers.

 

SUN 407 / Holiday Inn 2205   "Load of Mischief"
Back in my arms again / I'm a lover (1968)

 

 

 

Original SUN release, HIR promotional copy and regular commercial version depicted.
Produced by Knox Phillips. This record had previously appeared as SUN 407
in January 1968, the very last single on the legendary label.

 

Holiday Inn 2206   The Climates
Don't be cruel / Tell him tonight (1968)

 

Promotional copy depicted. Produced by Knox Phillips. Recorded at the same session as SUN 404. The
band included seasoned Memphis musicians James Thomas (vcl); Reggie Young (g); Tommy Cogbill (g);
Mike Leach (b); Gene Chrisman (d); Bobby Wood (org); Charles Chalmers (t) and Floyd Newman (t).
Several of them would play on Elvis' ground-breaking Memphis sessions in early 1969.

 

Holiday Inn 2207   Portrait of Fun
Wages man / Lonely happiness (September 1968)

 

Promotional copy depicted. Produced by Knox Phillips.

 

Holiday Inn 2208   "Ironing Board" Sam [Moore]
Raining in my heart / When you brought me you (1968)

 

Promotional copy depicted. Produced by Knox Phillips.
This record is actually by Sam Moore of Sam & Dave fame.

 

Holiday Inn 2209   Robert & Randy
Good company / I won't ask why (November 1968)

 

 

Test press and promotional copy depicted. Produced by Knox Phillips & Bob Simon.

 

Holiday Inn 2210   Larry Brinkley
Guitar pickin' DJ / Every turn that I make turns out wrong (1968)

 

Promotional copy depicted. Produced by Knox Phillips.

 

Holiday Inn 2211   Jerry Dyke
Habit I can't break / I forgot to remember to forget (1968)

 

Promotional copy depicted. Produced by Knox Phillips.

 

Holiday Inn 2213   The Bogard Brothers
Step out / None other like thee (1968/69)

 

Ultra-rare 'Gospel Series' issue, featuring Etoy Bogard.

 

Holiday Inn 2214   Larry & the Accomodations
Love is the answer / I wanna hold you (1969)

 

 

Produced by Power House Productions, Johnny Powers and Don Hart.
Promotional and regular commercial copies depicted. Produced by Knox Phillips.

 

Holiday Inn 2215   Gary Ellison
Now I'm in trouble / How could you do this to us (1969)

 

Promotional copy depicted. Produced by BBC.

 

Holiday Inn 2216   Charlie Freeman
Sweethearts in melody / I couldn't help it (1969)

 

   

Promotional copy depicted. Produced by C Swan King (Charles King).
'I couldn't help it' had previously been released on E-Volve 812-A in February 1968.

 

Holiday Inn 2217   Greg Todd & The Jacks
Garden of delights / Love transcends (1969)

 

Promotional copy depicted. Produced by Knox Phillips & Greg Todd.
This was the last release on the Holiday Inn label.

 

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