Swans (Greenburgh NY) – My True Love/ (Ain’t Like That) No More, ’53 (Rainbow 233)
Swans (ref Rainbow Swans) – In The Morning (Lead Charlie Sherock)/ Believe In Me (Lead Ray Roberts), ’56 (Steamboat 101)
- As/ Marv Goldberg, gms: Charlie Drew, James Bradham joined a resurrected Swans group along with Charlie Sherock [sic] and Ray Roberts.
Swans (Detroit) (Paul Lewis (The Mighty Swamba) & The) – Little Senorita/ Wedding Bells, Oh Wedding Bells, ’55 (Fortune 813)
Swans (Detroit) – Mister Cool Breeze/ I’ll Forever Love You, ’55 (Fortune 822)
Swans Quartet (St Louis) as Faith Douglas Trio (Vocal Swans Quartet) – For Dreams To Come True/ Happy, ’55 (Ballad 1000/1001)
- A Swans discography was found listing ‘My True Love’ on #1001 without further comment.
Swans (St Louis)
– How Sentimental Can I Be/ I’m Dressed Up To Cry, ’55 (Ballad 1004-05)
- A-side scan found.
– Night Train, ’55 (Ballad 1006-78rpm)
- As/comment below, Night Train is the A-side released as #’d 1006.
– It’s A Must, ’55 (Ballad 1003-78rpm)
- Scan for It’s A Must is #’d 1003 without distinguishing it as the b-side for this double #’d release.
– Night Train/ It’s A Must, ’55 (Ballad 1006-45rpm)
- Scans found with # the same for both sides.
– Happy/ Santa Claus Boogie Song, ’55 (Ballad 1007)
- No scans found.
Swans (NY) – He Wasn’t On The Air Again Today/ If I Could Stop Every Clock, ’59 (Roulette 4213)
Idols (LA Girl Group) – Just A Little Bit More, ’61 (Reveille 1002-Promo)
as The Swans – Why Must I Cry, ’61 (Reveille 1002-Promo)
Idols (LA Girl Group) – Just A Little Bit More/ Why Must I Cry, ’61 (Reveille 1002)
- Scan found for both sides credited to the Idols.
Idols (LA Girl Group) – Just A Little Bit More, ’61 (Reveille 1002)
as The Swans – Why Must I Cry, ’61 (Reveille 1002)
FYI: Dot 16210 is credited to The Idols.
Note: Swans – Daydreamin’ Of You/ The Promise, ’62 (Parkway 881)
- No label scans for this release asby the Swans.
- All discographies list as The Swans on Parkway and date either 1962 or 1963.
as Dreamers – Daydreamin’ Of You/ The Promise, ’63 (Fairmount 612)
- Writing credits: Sheeley-DeShannon/ Straigis-Jackson.
- There are scans for both sides.
- Liner notes on various Cameo Parkway CDs state the Dreamers and Swans are the same group.
Note: There is an outdated Geocities archive, ‘Girl Group Chronicles,’ reporting that the Swans began with the Parkway issue, followed with Swan and finally Cameo.
Swans (Philadelphia Girl Group)
– He’s Mine/ You Better Be A Good Girl Now, ’63 (Swan 4151)
– Please Hurry Home/ The Boy With The Beatle Hair, ’64 (Cameo 302)
Swans (Chicago) – I Love You So (Recorded 1954)/ Will You Be Mine (Recorded 1954), ’76 (Relic LP 5088 & Parrot 801-bootleg, ’81)
Swans (St Louis) – confusing situation…
I t’s A Must – Ballad 1003
Night Train – Ballad 1006-A
It’s A Must – Ballad 1006
Night Train – Ballad 1006-A
You’re right – there are many considerations! After all these years, accurate pressing info is elusive. There is also the issue/reissue dates between 78s and 45s. 1954 could be the release date for #1003. Thanks for these scan links and side attribution. Most helpful.
Misunderstanding. The 78rpm label scans are from the same (!) record.
My mistake in thinking they were the opposite sides of different #’d releases. It isn’t a common happening where issues have different #d sides on one record but it did happen. Thanks for the clarity.