CT 508

CT 508 – Black Out Parts 1 & 2 – Fats Theus Side A: Black Out (part 1)Side B: Black Out (part 2)(from Black Out)Fats TheusIssues: CTI CT 508 [45]Master No.: CT 508 A/CT 508 BRecorded: July 16th and 22nd, 1970 and Rudy Van Gelder’s StudioReleased: Single released the first week of Sept. 1970, album […]

picture of 45/single A-Side

CT 506

CT 506 Train Station – John Martine Side A: Train Station (2:05)Side B: What I Chose To Say (2:10)John MartineIssues: CTI CT 506 [45]Master No.: CT 506 A/CT 506 BRecorded: 1970Released: May 1970 Perhaps the most interesting of all the “Taylors Dozen” singles, even if not musically. Maybe, but not […]

Picture of the Dutch 45-single cover

CT 505

CT 505 Feelin’ Alright? – Hubert Laws Side A: Feelin’ Alright? (2:30)Side B: Let It Be (2:15)(from Crying Song)Hubert LawsIssues: CTI CT 505 [45]Master No.: CT 505 A/CT 505 BRecorded: July 24th, 1969(both tracks)Released: 1970 Two more tracks from the sessions held at the American Sound Studios in Memphis, Tennessee primarily with the Memphis Boys rhythm section. […]

picture of Hack Bartholomew playing a trumpet

CT 504

CT 504 – La La You – Hack Bartholomew Side A: La La You (2:40)Side B: Let Me Tell You What I Found Out (2:15)Issues: CTI CT 504 [45]Master No.: CT 504 A/CT 504 BRecorded: UnknownReleased: March 1970 Looking For Masters In the Feb. 28th, 1970 issue of Billboard Magazine, as part of the launch of […]

picture of the FLW 45/single

CT 503

CT 503 – Mr. Invisible – Flow Side A: Mr. InvisibleSide B: Daddy(from Flow)Issues: CTI CT 503 [45]Master No.: CT 503 A/CT 503 B Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Dec. 17, 18, 1969, Jan 20, 1970Released: March 1970 As part of evolving CTI beyond jazz, Taylor had spotted and signed a band called Flow. The only […]

Kathy McCord single CT 502

CT 502

CT 502 – Take Away This Pain – Kathy McCord Side A: Take Away This Pain (?)(from Kathy McCord)Kathy McCordIssues: CTI CT 502 [45]Master No.: CT 502 A/CT 502 B Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Nov. 18, 19, 20, 24 Dec. 2, 1969Released: In USA, never released, promo only. February 1970. Creed Taylor wanted to […]

CT 501

CT 501 – La Jean – Hubert Laws First single on CTI will be “Let It Be” by Laws, which has just been shipped.” Creed Taylor – February 28th, 1970 Billboard magazine “Taylor Bows Label – In Deal With King” Side A: La Jean (2:30)Side B: Let It Be (2:15)(from Crying Song)Hubert LawsIssues: CTI CT 501 […]

pictures of singles in the CT 5xx series

A Taylor’s Dozen

A “Baker’s dozen” is twelve plus one. Starting in February 1970, fifty years ago, CTI Records started releasing their CT 500 series singles. There were a baker’s dozen, plus one released with the original style green CTI labels used on on the initial release of single and albums for the […]