Rock Samplers: Warner Brothers/Reprise Records Pt1

The 1969 Warner/Reprise Songbook (2-LP Set)
Warner Bros. PRO 33 (1969)

1. Songs for Sale Wild Man Fischer
2. My Sunday Feeling Jethro Tull
3. Sweet Child Pentangle
4. Slim Slo Slider Van Morrison
5. Generation Woman Family Second
6. Sunny Goodge Street Tom Northcott
7. T for Texas / Lord of the Manor
Everly Brothers

10. The All Golden / Music for a Datsun TV commercial Van Dyke Parks
11. Alligator Man Sal Valentino
12. Deep Water Beau Brummels
13. Davy the Fat Boy Randy Newman
14. Mr Tim Laughs Tiny Tim
15. The Voice of Cheese [edited] / Louie Louie [Berry] / Our Bizarre Relationship [edited] / The Air Mothers of Invention
17. The Divine Toe / Grope Need / Tuli, Visited by the Ghost of Plotinus / Robinson Crusoe / The National Haiku Contest / Wide, Wide River The Fugs
18. The Pause of Mr Claus Arlo Guthrie
19. Why Oh Why Sweetwater
20. Nathan La Franeer Joni Mitchell
21. So Good to Be With You
Eric Andersen
22. Finders Keepers Electric Prunes
23. Picture Book Kinks
24. Red House
Jimi Hendrix Experience

25. I Shall Be Released Miriam Makeba

The1969 Warner/Reprise Record Show (2-LP Set)
Warner Bros. PRO 336 (1969)

Side 1
Cinnamon Girl Neil Young/ Crazy Horse
Doin' That Rag Grateful Dead
All Bowed Down Geoff & Maria Muldaur
Empty Boxes The Everly Brothers
Son of a Louisiana Man Doug Kershaw
Atlanta Farewell David Blue
Every Hand in the Land Arlo Guthrie
Weary Blues from Waitin' The Blue Velvet Band

Side 2
Piggies Theo Bikel
My American Skirt and The Fiddle and the Drum Joni Mitchell
Transfusion John Renbourn
Poison Bert Jansch
Once I Had a Sweetheart Pentangle
Going to the Zoo Peter, Paul & Mary

Side 3
Day Song Sweetwater
A Walk in the Country Louie Shelton
Stay with Me Lorraine Ellison
Music for Ice Capades TV commercials Van Dyke Parks
Yellow Man Randy Newman
These Things Too Pearls Before Swine
Star Spangled Bus Hamilton Camp
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game Ella Fitzgerald

Side 4
Yodellin' Yippie The Fugs
Electric Aunt Jemima The Mothers of Invention
Fat Man Jethro Tull
Take a Jet Mephistopheles
Stone Free The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Nothing to Say Jethro Tull
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey Fats Domino

October 10th 1969
Warner Bros. PRO 351 (1969)

Spirit in the Sky Norman Greenbaum
Reflections Levitt & McClure
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free Denny Brooks
People Ruthann Friedman
Shangri-la The Kinks
Peaches en Regalia Frank Zappa
Rattlesnake Shake Fleetwood Mac
Lie with Me Eric Andersen
Band Fast Freight The Fifth Avenue
Bubble Gum Breakthrough The Mike Post Coalition

Characterized by mostly double albums here was the first of a handful of single albums released in the series.

I'm very indebited to Charles Hill for much of the source material used in the compilation of the Warner Bothers Loss Leaders Series. His website at is an excellent source on all manner of musical themes including my favourites: Bottom 20 of the Top 40 (mucho amusing) and the delightful: Back To Mono.


The Big Ball (2-LP Set)
Warner Bros. PRO 358 (1970)

Side 1

Nice Folks The Fifth Avenue Band
Red-Eye Express John Sebastian
This Whole World The Beach Boys
New Orleans Hopscop Blues
Geoff & Maria Muldaur

Coming in to Los Angeles Arlo Guthrie
I Was the Rebel, She Was the Cause Eric Andersen
Jubilee Norman Greenbaum
Ivy Savage Grace

Side 2
Caravan Van Morrison
Oh Well (Parts 1 & 2) Fleetwood Mac
Sally Go Round the Roses Pentangle
Nothing Is Easy Jethro Tull
Flying Small Faces
No Mule's Fool Family
When I Turn Out the Living Room Light The Kinks

Side 3
I'm on My Way Home Again Everly Bros
Happy Time Tim Buckley
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
The Loner Neil Young
Approaching Lavender
Gordon Lightfoot

Mama Told Me Not to Come
Randy Newman

Fire and Rain James Taylor
Sit Down Old Friend Dion

Side 4
The Illiad Ed Sanders
Kansas and the GTO's; The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes; The Original GTO's The GTO's
Ella Guru Captain Beefheart
WPLJ Mothers Of Invention
The Taster and The Story of the Taster Wild Man Fischer
Footnote Pearls Before Swine
Turn On Your Love Light Grateful Dead

Schlagers! (2-LP Set)
Warner Bros. PRO 359 (1970)

Fill the World with Love Petula Clark
Love Land
Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

The Song Is Love Peter, Paul & Mary
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Ella Fitzgerald
Love Story Trini Lopez
Sunshine Fields of Love
Glenn Yarbrough

P.S. I Love You The Vogues
Urge for Goin' Theo Bikel
Chelsea Morning Joni Mitchell
Pony Man Gordon Lightfoot
For What It's Worth Miriam Makeba
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover Dion
On My Way Home Again Everly Bros
Stealin' Arlo Guthrie
Soft Soundin' Music Harpers Bizarre
Sabia Frank Sinatra
Body Surfing with the Jet Set The San Sebastian Strings
Jean Rod McKuen
Fat Mama Herbie Hancock
Dubuque Blues Association
Alma-Ville Vince Guaraldi
Cowboy The Neon Philharmonic
Country Time Rhymes
The Fifth Avenue Band
Cowboy Buckaroo Mason Williams
Big Mouth Harp Mike Post Coalition
Reuben James
Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

Suzanne Randy Newman
Diggy Diggy Lo Doug Kershaw

Warner Bros. PRO 368 (1970)

Titanic Overture; Refrigerator Heaven Alice Cooper
The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica); Old Fart at Play Captain Beefheart / Magic Band
St Nicholas Hall Judy Henske & Jerry Yester
I Must Have Been Blind Tim Buckley
Merry-Go-Round Wild Man Fischer
Little Boy Blue Tim Dawe
Governor Slugwell Lord Buckley
Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
Jeff Simmons
Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown
The Mothers of Invention

Do Me In Once and I'll Be Sad, Do Me In Twice and I'll Know Better (Circular Circulation) The GTO's
Willie the Pimp Frank Zappa

Note: This is the first release, with Zappa's Bizarre logo on the label; Warners later reissued it with a standard WB label and the same number, but different cover art and a few different tracks. (Our thanks to Keith Hanlon, your source on the Web for all things Judy Henske, for this revelation.)

Many external links, for this disc and others, were provided through the courtesy (and occasional actual code-grinding) of Patrick Neve at Splat's Zappa Page; if it has something to do with FZ, Splat's has it or knows where it was last seen.

A single disc featuring acts on Frank Zappa's Bizarre/Straight labels. Notes by John Mendelsohn.


Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies
Warner Bros. PRO 423 (1970) (3-LP Set)

It's the Plastic; Chip Dip WB Radio Spots
Had Me A Real Good Time Faces
Paranoid Black Sabbath
Strawberry Flats Little Feat
Smile as You Go Under Hard Meat
Tell Me All the Things You Do
Fleetwood Mac
Stepping Stone Jimi Hendrix
The Elves' Song John Simon
Alimony Ry Cooder
Let's Burn Down the Cornfield Randy Newman
Me and Bobby McGee Gordon Lightfoot
P. F. Sloan Jimmy Webb
Harry Flowers Performance
I Saw Her Standing There Little Richard
Sugar Magnolia Grateful Dead
Call Me up in Dreamland Van Morrison
Apeman The Kinks
Valley to Pray Arlo Guthrie
It's About Time The Beach Boys
It's a Lovely DayYoungbloods
Houndog Turkey Jeffrey Cain
Love Has Come to Me Lovecraft
Just for You Sweetwater
Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Captain Beefheart
Directly from My Heart to You
The Mothers of Invention
Return of the Spiders Alice Cooper
Would You Go All the Way?
Frank Zappa
Spaced; Sanctuary Beaver & Krause
The Jeweler Pearls Before Swine
Lo and Behold James Taylor
If We Ever Needed the Lord Before Harpers Bizarre
On the Rolling Sea When Jesus Speaks to Me Van Dyke Parks
It's All Right The Persuasions
I Heard the Voice of Jesus
Turley Richards

Non Dairy Creamer
Warner Bros. PRO 443 (1971)

Snakes on Everything Little Feat
Panama Rosebud
Hidden Depth Peter Green
It Happened Today Curved Air
Five Summers for Jimmy
Tony Joe White
Primrose Hill John and Beverley Martyn
Pound or My Dog Dad for Robert Downey (a Prince) Ohio Knox
Mr Governor Jeffrey Cain
Going Back to Colorado Zephyr
Family Style Ron Nagle
Rumble Brownsville Station

Hot Platters (2-LP Set)
Warner Bros. PRO 474 (1971)

Strange Kind of Woman Deep Purple
It Ain't Easy John Baldry
Shades of Difference Labelle
Beginning to End Redeye
Hot Love T. Rex
Last Night I Had a Dream
Randy Newman

Helluva Woman Jackie Lomax
Sebastian Paul Stookey
Circulate Norman Greenbaum
Marijuana Hell Ron Nagle
10 Degrees and Getting Colder
Gordon Lightfoot

Feel Flows Beach Boys
Soul Child Fanny
Animals in the Zoo The Kinks
Spirit in the Sky The Stovall Sisters
Lullabye II (Summer Carol) Rosebud
On a Monday Ry Cooder
One More River Big Mama Thornton
Tobacco Road John D. Loudermilk
Walkin' by the River Beaver & Krause
Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends Ronnie Milsap
Bring Me Home Mother Earth