ESP-Disk' DISCOGRAPHY

ESP-Disk' released 130 individual titles during it's 1964-1975 existence. 109 on LP (which includes 1 promo only sampler that was included with a Billie Holiday LP) and 21 singles. A test pressing of 8 short commercials is listed below as well but not included as it was never commercially released. Their were 6 different addresses connected to the label during this period . Below you will see them broken down by year and matrix number to help determine pressing dates. Record label matrix numbers and pressing dates can be very confusing. The label might have a release date on paper and a matrix number assigned to the particular release and even have it advertised but then have to postpone the album months or even years for reasons beyond their control. Recordings and or album art can be delayed, pressing plant mistakes, artists disband and deals fall through. For this reason things may not seem to be in sequential order. Also many labels will press up double the amount of sleeves as they do vinyl as a way to save money anticipating that they will eventually repress the vinyl. This can result in a sleeve address not matching a repressed vinyl label address if the label has relocated between pressings. ESP was pretty notorious for all of the above.

1st) 180 Riverside Drive, NY NY 10024 : ESP-1002 (1964) -- ESP-1028 (1966)
2nd) 5 Riverside Drive, NY NY 10023 : ESP-1055 (1966) (inbetween addresses)
3rd) 156 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10010 : ESP-1029 (1966) -- ESP-2000 (1969)
4th) 300 W. 55, NY NY 10019 : ESP-2003 (1970) -- ESP-2051 (1970)
5th) Acorn Hill House, Krumville, NY 12447 : ESP-1080 (1969) -- ESP-3003 (1973)
6th ) 5 Riverside Drive, NY NY 10023 : ESP-2004 (1972) (inbetween addresses)
7th) 290 West End Ave, NY NY 10023 : ESP-1085 (1973) -- ESP-3021 (1975)

It is understood that most releases were pressed in the smallest number that the pressing plant would allow which was 500. Some larger titles I can imagine were pressed in larger quantities as the label grew and could anticipate larger sales for artists such as Pearls Before Swine or the Fugs that both hit the Billboard Top 200. Many were pressed on Stereo and Mono which one can assume were made in separate pressings of 500 each (this has not been confirmed). Also one can make the assumption that if you see 3 different cover variations or vinyl label variations that is has been at least repressed 3 times. Using this logic one can make the assumption that some titles (William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Karl Berger, etc) were all single pressings of 500. Where as Albert Ayler's Bells (which has dozens of variations) and The Fugs and Pearls Before Swine (which were claimed to have been bootlegged by the pressing plant, something that will perhaps never be proven or confirmed) likely sold thousands in order to reach the Billboard Charts. Below I have made very general estimations based on the data I have collected over the last 12+ years. Currently all titles below feature the first album art pressed. I have all the other variations and labels but not the hours it would take to build 109 individual pages to display them. I also have hundreds of other artifacts to include (memborabilia, posters, catalogs, buttons, repressings, etc). If anyone would like to volunteer to do web work please get in touch. All will soon be included in a book in the near future. Thank you all for your contributions over the years and please feel free to contact me with any addtions, corrections or questions. -Paul Costuros -- costuros@gmail.com November 2012.

IMAGE

ESP

ARTIST

TITLE//PERSONEL/INFO

YEAR

ADDRESS

NOTES

1001

(Esperanto Record)

Ni Kantu En Esperanto - ESP 1001 Franz Jahger/Duncan Charters/Julius Balbin - Ni Kantu En Esperanto Julius Balbin (demlamas) Duncan Charters (monologas) Franz Jahger (trobadoras) released 1969 La Lingvo Por Ni Chiu Chiu Lulkanto Kara-Kentoki-Land' La Rompiginta Ringeto Funga Kanto Mi Eksterlanda Vojagho Babi Jar Mariston Logas Vasta Mar' Bovochar Jukajdi, Jukajda Lorelaj Fluanta Tajdo Pasintaj Tagoj ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1001.

1964

305, 180, 156, 290

4 pressings, Mono

1002

Albert Ayler

Spiritual Unity - ESP 1002 Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d) NYC, July 10, 1964 Ghosts (1st variation) The Wizard Prophecy (Spirits) Ghosts (2nd variation) ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1002.

1965

180, 156, 290

Mono, Art by Howard Bernstein, Design by Jordan Matthews, Photographs by Sandra Stollman

1003

Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah's First - ESP 1003 Pharoah Sanders - Pharaoh Sanders Quintet Stan Foster (tp) Pharoah Sanders (ts) Jane Getz (p) William Bennett (b) Marvin Pattillo (per) NYC, September 10, 1964 Seven By Seven Bethera ** also issued on Get Back (It) GET 1003CD entitled "Pharaoh's First". ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1003. ESP-Disk' ESP 4008 entitled "Pharoah's First Quintet".

1965

180, 156, 300, 290

Mono / Stereo, Cover design by David Michalowski, Art Direction by Jay Dillon, 300 W End Ave cover illustrated by Howard Bernstein

1004

New York Art Quartet

s/t - ESP 1004 New York Art Quartet Roswell Rudd (tb) John Tchicai (as) Lewis Worrell (b) Milford Graves (d, per) Leroi Jones (recit -4) Bell Sound Studios, NYC, November 26, 1964 1. No. 6 2. Rosmosis 3. Short 4. Sweet (Sweet V) / Black Dada Nihilismus ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1004.

1965

180, 156, 290, Acorn

Mono / Stereo, Illistration by Saul Stollman, Design by Sandra Stollman, Art Direction Jay Dillon and Paul Frick

1005

Byron Allen

Byron Allen Trio - ESP 1005 The Byron Allen Trio Byron Allen (as) Maceo Gilchrist (b) Teddy Robinson (per) Mira Sound Studios, NYC, September 25, 1964 Time Is Past Three Steps In The Right Direction Decision For The Cole-Man Today's Blues Tomorrow ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1005.

1965

180, 156, 290

Mono / Stereo, Art by Howard Bernstein, Photos by Sandra Stollman

1006

Ornette Coleman

Town Hall 1962

ESP 1006 Ornette Coleman / Town Hall 1962 Ornette Coleman: alto sax David Izenzon: bass Charles Moffett: drums String Quartet on Track #3 Selwart Clarke: violin Nathan Goldstein: violin Julien Barber: viola Kermit Moore: cello 1. Doughnut 9:28 2. Sadness 4:20 3. Dedication to Poets and Writers 9:17 4. The Ark 23:46 Compositions by Ornette Coleman (ESP-Disk' Ltd. ASCAP & Phrase Text Music ASCAP)

1965

180, 156, Acorn, 290

Mono / Stereo, on 2nd cover Art Director Jay Dillon, Photos Charles Shabacon

1007

Giuseppi Logan

Quartet - ESP 1007 The Giuseppi Logan Quartet Giuseppi Logan (ts, as, Pakistani ob, bcl, fl) Don Pullen (p) Eddie Gomez (b) Milford Graves (d, tabla) Bell Sound Studios, NYC, October 5, 1964 Tabla Suite Dance Of Satan Dialogue Taneous Bleecker Partita ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1007.

1965

180, 156, 290

Mono / Stereo, Art by Howard Bernstein

1008

Paul Bley

Barrage - ESP 1008 Paul Bley - Barrage Dewey Johnson (tp) Marshall Allen (as) Paul Bley (p) Eddie Gomez (b) Milford Graves (per) NYC, October 20, 1964 Batterie Ictus And Now The Queen Around Again Walking Woman Barrage ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1008.

1965

180, 156, Acorn

Mono / Stereo, Cover Art Mike Snow, Art Director Jay Dillon, Cover Photo Sy Johnson

1009

Bob James

Explosions - ESP 1009 Bob James - Explosions Bob James (p) Barre Phillips (b) Robert Pozar (d) electronic tapes from Bob James, Bob Ashley and Gordon Mumma Bell Sound Studios, NYC, May 10, 1965 Peasant Boy Untitled Mixes Explosions And On Wolfman ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1009.

1965

180, 156, 290, 300

Mono / Stereo, Cover by Bob James

1010

Albert Ayler

Bells - ESP 1010 Albert Ayler - Bells Donald Ayler (tp) Charles Tyler (as) Albert Ayler (ts) Lewis Worrell (b) Sunny Murray (d) unknown (bells) "Town Hall", NYC, May 1, 1965 Bells: Spiritual Bells / Holy Ghost / No Name ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1010. ** part of ESP-Disk' ESP 4006.

1965

180, 156, 290, 300

Mono / Stereo, Cover Concept Jordan Matthews, Cover Design David Michalowski, Art Direction Jay Dillon

1011

Ran Blake

Plays Solo Piano - ESP 1011 Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano Ran Blake (p) NYC, May 1, 1965 Vanguard Stratusphunk Sleepy Time Gal On Green Dolphin Street Eric There'll Be Some Changes Made Good Morning Heartache Sister Tee Lonely Woman Birmingham U.S.A.

1965

180, 156

Mono, illistration by Saul Stollman, Art Direction by Paul Frick, Photograph by George Klabin

1012

Lowell Davidson

Trio featuring Gary Peacock - ESP 1012 Lowell Davidson Trio Lowell Davidson (p) Gary Peacock (b) Milford Graves (per) NYC, July 27, 1965 "L" Stately 1 Dunce Ad Hoc Strong Tears ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1012.

1965

290 / Acorn

Stereo, Cover design by Baby Jerry, Photographs by George Klabin

1013

Giuseppi Logan

More - ESP 1013 Giuseppi Logan - More Giuseppi Logan (as, bcl, fl -1,2,4, p -3) Don Pullen (p -1,2,4) Reggie Johnson (b -1,2) Eddie Gomez (b -4) Milford Graves (d, per -1,2,4) "Town Hall", NYC, May 1, 1965 1. Mantu 2. Shebar 3. Curve Eleven 4. Wretched Sunday ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1013.

1965

address

Cover art by Howard Bernstein, Art Direction Bert Glassberg

1014

Sun Ra

The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol. 1 -- ESP 1014 The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. 1 Chris Capers (tp) Teddy Nance (tb) Bernard Pettaway (btb) Marshall Allen (picc, as, bells, spiral cymb) Danny Davis (fl, as) Robert Cummings (bcl, woodblocks) John Gilmore (ts, timp) Pat Patrick (bars, per) Sun Ra (p, bass mar, el-cel, timp) Ronnie Boykins (b) Jimmy Johnson (d, per, timp) RLA Sound Studios, NYC, April 20, 1965 Heliocentric Outer Nothingness Other Worlds The Cosmos Oh Heavenly Things Nebulae Dancing In The Sun ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1014. ** part of ESP-Disk' ESP 4026.

1965

address

Mono / Stereo, Drawing by Sun Ra, Art Direction by Paul Frick, 2nd cover art by Howard Bernstein and Baby Jerry, Labels by Howard Bernstein

1015

Milford Graves

Percusion Ensemble

ESP 1015 Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble Milford Graves: drums, bells, gongs, shakers Sunny Morgan: drums, bells 1. Nothing 5-7 2:37 2. Nothing 11-10 6:24 3. Nothing 19 7:31 4. Nothing 13 5:16 5. Nothing 11:52 All compositions by Milford Graves (Syndicore Music BMI)

1965

180, 156, 290

Mono / Stereo, Cover Photo Bob Greene

1016

Albert Ayler & Don Cherry

New York Eye And Ear Control - ESP 1016 Albert Ayler/Don Cherry/John Tchicai/Roswell Rudd/Gary Peacock/Sonny Murray - New York Eye And Ear Control Don Cherry (tp, cor) Roswell Rudd (tb) John Tchicai (as) Albert Ayler (ts) Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d) NYC, July 17, 1964 1. Don's Dawn 1:05 2. A Y 21:24 3. ITT 23:22 All compositions by Albert Ayler (Syndicore Music BMI) ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1016.

1966

156, 290, Acorn

Mono / Stereo, Artwork by Michael Snow, Soundtrack for his film New York Eye and Ear Control (A Walking Woman Work)

1017

Sun Ra

The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol. 2 - ESP 1017 The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Vol. 2 Walter Miller (tp) Robert Cummings (bcl) Marshall Allen (as, fl, picc) John Gilmore (ts) Pat Patrick (bars, fl) Sun Ra (clavioline, p, tuned bgo) Ronnie Boykins (b) Roger Blank (d, per) RLA Sound Studios, NYC, November 16, 1965 The Sun Myth A House Of Beauty Cosmic Chaos ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1017. ** part of ESP-Disk' ESP 4026.

1965

156, 300

Mono / Stereo, Cover Design Paul Frick, Cover Photo Al Hicks, Art Director Bert Glassberg

1018

The Fugs

Broadside Album - ESP 1018 The Fugs First Album Vinny Leary, Steve Weber (g, vo) Peter Stampfel (fiddle, hca, vo) John Anderson (bag, vo) Ken Weaver (d, vo) Tuli Kupferberg (per, vo) Ed Sanders (vo) released 1965 Slum Goddess Ah! Sunflower, Weary Of Time Supergirl Swinburne Stomp I Couldn't Get High How Sweet I Roamed From Field To Field Seize The Day (Carpe Diem) My Baby Done Left Me Boobs A Lot Nothing ** reissue of Folkways FW 05304 entitled "The Village Fugs".

1965

180, 156, 290

Mono / Stereo, Art Direction Jay Dillon, Photograph by David Gahr. Psych cover version painted by Howard Bernstein, graphics by Baby Jerry

1019

Jean Erdman

The Coach With The Six Inside - ESP 1019 A Musical Play By Jean Erdman - The Coach With The Six Insides Anita Dangler, Van Dexter, Leonard Frey, Sheila Roy (actor) Peter Berry, Genji Ito (performer) Teiji Ito (comp, performer) Jean Erdman (dir, choreographer, actor) 1966 The Coach With The Six Insides ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1019.

1966

180, 156, 290

Stereo, Cover art by Howard Bernstein

1020

Albert Ayler

Spirits Rejoice - ESP 1020 Albert Ayler - Spirits Rejoice Donald Ayler (tp -1/3,5) Charles Tyler (as -1/3,5) Albert Ayler (ts) Call Cobbs (hpsc -4) Henry Grimes, Gary Peacock (b) Sunny Murray (d) "Judson Hall", NYC, September 23, 1965 1. Spirits Rejoice 2. Holy Family 3. D.C. 4. Angels 5. Prophet ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1020.

1965

180, 156, Acorn

Mono / Stereo

1021

Paul Bley

Closer - ESP 1021 Paul Bley - Closer Paul Bley (p) Steve Swallow (b) Barry Altschul (d) NYC, December 12, 1965 Ida Lupino Start Closer Sideways In Mexico Batterie And Now The Queen Pigfoot Crossroads Violin Cartoon ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1021.

1965/66

156, 290

Mono / Stereo

1022

Marion Brown

Quartet - ESP 1022 Marion Brown Quartet Alan Shorter (tp -1,2) Marion Brown (as) Bennie Maupin (ts -3) Reggie Johnson (b) Ronnie Boykins (b -1) Rashied Ali (d, per) NYC, November, 1965 1. Capricorn Moon 2. 27 Cooper Square 3. Exhibition ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1022.

1965

180, 156, Acorn, 290

Mono / Stereo / Quad

1023

Frank Wright

Trio - ESP 1023 Frank Wright Trio Frank Wright (ts) Henry Grimes (b) Tom Price (d) NYC, November 11, 1965 The Earth Jerry The Moon ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1023. ** part of ESP-Disk' ESP 4007.

1965

156

Mono / Stereo

1024

Burton Green

Quartet - ESP 1024 Burton Greene Quartet Marion Brown (as) Frank Smith (ts -4) Burton Greene (p, piano harp, per) Henry Grimes (b) Dave Grant (per -1/3) Tom Price (per -2/4) NYC, December 18, 1965 1. Cluster Quartet 2. Ballade II 3. Bloom In The Commune 4. Taking It Out Of The Ground ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1024.

1966

156

Mono / Stereo

1025

Patty Waters

Sings - ESP 1025 Patty Waters Sings Burton Greene (p, piano harp -8) Steve Tintweiss (b -8) Tom Price (per -8) Patty Waters (vo, p) NYC, December 19, 1965 1. Moon, Don't Come Up Tonight 2. Why Can't I Come To You 3. You Thrill Me 4. Sad Am I, Glad Am I 5. Why Is Love Such A Funny Thing 6. I Can't Forget You 7. You Loved Me 8. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair ** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1025. ** part of ESP-Disk' ESP 4019.

1966

156

Mono / Stereo

1026

Henry Grimes

The Call - ESP 1026 Henry Grimes / The Call Henry Grimes: bass Perry Robinson: clarinet Tom Price: drums 1. Fish Story 4:30 2. For Django 11:07 3. Walk On 3:08 4. Saturday Nite What Th' 3:32 5. The Call 7:51 6. Son Of Alfalfa 3:20 All compositions by Henry Grimes except The Call (Perry Robinson). (Syndicore Music BMI)

1966

180, 156, 290

Mono / Stereo

1027

Timothy Leary

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

ESP 1027 Timothy Leary / Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out Timothy Leary, Ph.D. 1. "A Message to Young People" 2. "Castalia Foundation" 3. "There's a Red Chimney" 4. "An Ancient Trade Union" 5. "Not an Idle Fantasy" 6. "The Taking of LSD" 7. "Sensory Paradise" 8. "Why Is It?" 9. "Early in the Life of Every Mammal" 10. "My Problem" 11. "Elevation of Human Consciousness" 12. "The Oldest Law" 13. "Psychochemical Revolution" 14. "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" 15. "Within the Temple of Your Body" 16. "Our Present Adult Culture" 17. "The Aspect of Marijuana" 18. "Training and Sensitivity Required" 19. "Lesson Number One" 20. "Every Baby That Is Born" 21. "Every Time" 22. "One Final Word" Compositions by Timothy Leary, Ph.D.

1965

address

Mono

1028

The Fugs

s/t

ESP 1028 The Fugs Lee Crabtree (org, fl, p, cel, bells) Pete Kearney, Vinny Leary (g, vo) John Anderson (bag, vo) Ken Weaver (d, vo) Betsy Klein, Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders (vo) Dan Kortchmar (g) Charlie Larkey (b) Robert Banks (org, p) Alan Jacobs (g, sitar, vo, bells, vib) Eric Gale (g) Chuck Rainey (el-b) Bernard Purdie (d) Ken Pine (g) 1. Frenzy 2. I Want To Know 3. Skin Flowers 4. Group Grope 5. Coming Down 6. Dirty Old Man 7. Kill For Peace 8. Monring, Morning 9. Doin' All Right 10. Virgin Forest ** also issued on Fantasy F 9669, FCD 9669-2 entitled "Second Album... With Additional Live And Studio Tracks From The Early Fugs

1966

180, 156

Stereo

1029

Charles Tyler

Ensemble

ESP 1029 Charles Tyler Ensemble Charles Tyler (as) Charles Moffett (orchestra vib) Joel Freedman (cello) Henry Grimes (b) Ronald Jackson (d) 1. Strange Uhuru 2. Lacy's Out East 3. Three Spirits 4. Black Mysticism Indianapolis, IN, February 4, 1966

1966

156, Acorn, 290

Stereo, Art Direction Jay Dillon, Cover photograph by Raymond Ross, 2nd cover photographs by David Glaubinger, Art Director Baby Jerry

1030

Sonny Simmons

Staying On The Watch

ESP 1030 Sonny Simmons / Staying On The Watch Barbara Donald (tp -1,3,4) Sonny Simmons (as) John Hicks (p -1,3) Teddy Smith (b) Marvin Pattillo (per -1,3,4) 1. Metamorphosis 2. A Distant Voice 3. City Of David 4. Interplanetary Travelers NYC, August 30, 1966 ** part of ESP-Disk' ESP 4012.

1966

156

Mono / Stereo, Cover Photograph by Sandra Stollman, Art Director Jay Dillon

1031

Noah Howard

Quartet

ESP 1031 Noah Howard Quartet Rick Colbeck (tp) Noah Howard (as) Scotty Holt (b) Dave Grant (per) 1. Henry's Street 2. Apotheosis 3. Apotheosis Extension I 4. And About Love NYC, January, 1966

1966

156

Mono / Stereo, Cover photo Charles Shabacon, Back cover photos by Sandra H. Stollman

1032

Sunny Murray

s/t

ESP 1032 Sunny Murray Jacques Coursil (tp) Jack Graham, Byard Lancaster (as) Alan Silva (b) Sunny Murray (d) 1. Phase 1, 2, 3, 4 2. Hilariously 3. Angels And Devils 4. Giblet NYC, January, 1966

1966

156

Stereo, Ray Gibson cover Photo,Jay Dillon Art Director

1033

Various Artists

ESP Sampler

ESP 1033 Various Artists - ESP Sampler You never heard such sounds in your life. 1. Virgin Forest - The Fugs ESP 1028 2. Bells - Albert Ayler ESP 1010 3. A House of Beauty - Sun Ra ESP 1017 4. Tim Leary Speaks (Excerpt) - Timothy Leary ESP 1027 5. Seven by Seven - Pharaoh Sanders ESP 1003 6. Ida Lupino - Paul Bley ESP 1021 7. Time Is Past - Byron Allen ESP 1005 8. Dirty Old Man - The Fugs ESP 1028 9. Tabla Suite - Giuseppi Logan ESP 1007 10. Sadness - Ornette Coleman ESP 1006 11. Nuvoletta - Jean Erdman, Ito ESP 1019 12. Angels and Devils - Sunny Murray ESP 1031 13. Lacy's Out East - Charles Tyler ESP 1029 14. Untitled Mixes - Bob James ESP 1009 15. 27 Cooper Square - Marion Brown ESP 1022 16. Black Is the Color - Patty Waters ESP 1025 17. The Earth - Frank Wright ESP 1023 18. Auld Lang Syne ESP 1001

1966

156

Mono, Art Direction by Jay Dillon

1034

Various Artists

East Villiage Other

ESP 1034 Various Artists / The East Village Other (EVO) Plastic Clock Radio RLA Sound Studios, NYC, August 6, 1966 Luci's Wedding, Pt. 1 Steve Weber (g, vo?) same location, date If I Had A Half A Mind Gerard Malanga, Ingrid Superstar (performer) same location, date Gossip Velvet Underground same location, date Noise Marion Brown (as) Scotty Holt (b) Ronald Shannon Jackson (d) same location, date Jazz Improv Allen Ginsberg (spoken word?) Peter Orlovsky (performer) same location, date Mantras Plastic Clock Radio same location, date Luci's Wedding, Pt. 2 Peter Rawson (g) Tuli Kupferberg, Viki Pollon (vo) same location, date Love And Ashes Ishmael Reed (spoken word?) same location, date The Free Lance Pall Bearers Andy Warhol (performer) same location, date Silence

1966

156

Mono / Stereo

1035

Tuli Kupferberg

No Deposit, No Return

ESP 1035 Tuli Kupferberg / No Deposit, No Return Tuli Kupferberg (vo) 1. Pubol 2. Social Studies 3. The Hidden Dissuaders 4. Lifetime Guarantee 5. The Art Scene 6. Want Ads 1 7. Purina 8. Lanoflo 9. The Hyperemiator 10. The Sap Glove 11. The Bunny Mother 12. Auto-Da-Fe 13. Fields Matrimonial Service 14. Want Ads 2 15. Howard Johnson's Army 16. No Deposit, No Return * also issued on Shimmy Disc SHY 5020

1966

156

Mono, Art Direction Bert Glassberg, Photographs by Michael Soldan and Lannes Kenfield

Never Issued

1036

Byard Lancaster

Never Issued

1037

The Godz

Contact High With The Godz

ESP 1037 Contact High With The Godz Jay Dillon (autoharp) Jim McCarthy (g, plastic fl, hca, vo) Larry Kessler (bag, vln, vo) Paul Thornton (d, g, maracas, vo) 1. White Cat Heat 2. Turn On 3. Na Na Naa 4. Eleven 5. 1+1=? 6. Lay in the Sun 7. Squeak 8. Godz 9. May You Never Be Alone Like Me NYC, September 28, 1966

1966

156, 290

Mono / Stereo, Photographs by Roslyn Bramms, 2nd cover Photographs by Sandra Stollman, Graphics by Jim McCarthy

1038

The Fugs

Virgin Fugs

ESP 1038 Virgin Fugs Peter Stampfel (g, fiddle, hca, vo) Vinny Leary, Steve Weber (g, vo) John Anderson (bag, vo) Ken Weaver (d, vo) Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders (tamb, maracas, vo) 1. We're the Fugs 2. New Amphetamine Shriek 3. Saran Wrap 4. The Ten Commandments by God 5. Hallucination Horros 6. I Command the House of the Devil 7. CIA Man 8. Coca Cola Douche 9. My Bed is Getting Crowded 10. Caca Rocka 11. I Saw the Best Minds of My Generation Rot Released 1966

1966

156, 300, 290

Mono / Stereo, Back cover photographs by Peter Rosenberg, Front cover by Jay Dillon and William Blake

1039

Randy Burns

Of Love And War

ESP 1039 Randy Burns / Of Love And War Randy Burns (g) Emery Fletcher (12 string g) 1. All You've Done For Me 2. Thirsty Boots 3. I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning 4. Thoughts Of Spring 5. Coming Of The Roads 6. Civil War Medley 7. No Change In Me 8. Farewell From A Rambler 9. Sour Grapes 10. Time Of Parting 11. That's The Way It's Happened All The Time 12. Mr. War October, 1966

1966

156, 290

Stereo, Cover Photograph Sandra Stollman

1040

Marion Brown

Why Not?

ESP 1040 Marion Brown / Why Not? Marion Brown (as) Stanley Cowell (p) Norris "Sirone" Jones (b) Rashied Ali (d) 1. La Sorrella 2. Fortunato 3. Why Not? 4. Homecoming NYC, October 23, 1966

1966

156

Stereo, Cover Graphics by Baby Jerry and or Spencer Drate, Concept Bernard Stollman, Photographs by Guy Kopelowicz,

1041

Karl Berger

From Now On

ESP 1041 Karl Berger / From Now On Carlos Ward (as -1/3,5/7) Karl Berger (vib) Henry Grimes (b) Ed Blackwell (d) 1. Scales 2. Turnaround 3. Steps 4. Blue Early Bird 5. Like That 6. Greenbird 7. From Now On NYC, December 8, 1966

1967

156

Stereo, Cover Photographs by Paul Gerhard Deker, Design Coordination Natasha Zapotoski

1042

Gunter Hampel

Music From Europe

ESP 1042 Gunter Hampel / Music From Europe Willem Breuker: soprano,alto, tenor baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet Gunter Hampel: vibraphone, bass clarinet, flute Piet Veening: bass Pierre Courbois: percussion 1. Assemblage 21:58 2. Heroicredolphysiognomystery 11:39 3. Make Love Not War To Everybody 8:48 All compositions by Gunter Hampel. Tracks 1 & 3 ESP Disk' Ltd. ASCAP, track 3 Syndicore Music BMI.

1966

156

Stereo

1043

Sonny Simmons

Music From The Spheres

ESP 1043 Sonny Simmons / Music From The Spheres Barbara Donald (tp) Sonny Simmons (as) Bert Wilson (ts -4) Michael Cohen (p) Juney Booth (b) Jim Zitro (d) 1. Resolutions 2. Zarak's Symphony 3. Balladia 4. Dolphy's Days NYC, December, 1966

1968

156

Stereo, Back Cover Photo Sandra Stollman

1044

Marzette Watts

Marzette & Company

ESP 1044 Marzette Watts And Company Clifford Thornton (tb, cor) Marzette Watts (bcl, ts, ss) Byard Lancaster (as, fl, bcl) Karl Berger (vib) Sonny Sharrock (g) Henry Grimes (b) Juney Booth (b -1) J.C. Moses (d) 1. Backdrop For Urban Revolution 2. Ia 3. Geno NYC, December 8, 1966

1968

No address listed, probably moving from 156 to 300

Stereo, Back Photo by James Maninis, photo painted on by Marzette, grapics by Baby Jerry

1045

Sun Ra

Nothing Is...

ESP 1045 Sun Ra / Nothing Is... Sun Ra: piano John Gilmore: tenor sax Marshall Allen: alto sax Pat Patrick: baritone sax Robert Cummings: baritone clarinet Teddy Nance: trombone Ali Hassan: trombone Clifford Jarvis: drums Ronnie Boykins: bass and tuba James Jackson: log drum and flute Carl Nimrod: sun horn and gong. 1. Dancing Shadows 2. Imagination 3. Exotic Forest 4. Sun Ra & His Band From Outer Space 5. Shadow World 6. Theme of the Stargazers 7. Outer Spaceways Incorporated 8. Next Stop Mars

1966

156, 300, 290

Stereo, Graphics Raphael Boguslav, Howard Bernstein and Baby Jerry. Cover Photo Thomas Hunter. 2nd Press has lamp visible on cover graphic

1047

The Godz

2

ESP 1047 Godz 2 Jay Dillon (org, p, autoharp) Jim McCarthy (g, vo) Larry Kessler (bag, vla, vo) Paul Thornton (d, vo) 1. Radar Eyes 2. Riffin' 3. Where 4. New Song 5. Squeak 6. Soon The Moon 7. Crusade 8. You Won't See Me 9. Travelin' Salesman 10. Permanent Green Light NYC, 1967

1967

156

Stereo / Mono

1048

Alan Sondheim

Ritual-All-7-70

ESP 1048 Alan Sondheim / Ritual-All-7-70 Ruth Ann Hutchinson: vocals Chris Mattheson: bass Barry Sugarman: bongo, tabla J.P.: drums Robert Poholek: cornet, trumpet Alan Sondheim: xylophone, alto saxophone, sona, classical, electric and hawaiian guitars, English horn, bansari koto, clarinet, suling 1. 770 3:19 2. 771 5:02 3. 772 1:14 4. June 3:02 5. 774 1:50 6. 775 5:24 7. 776 5:04 8. 777 1:54 9. 778 3:10 10. 779 2:33 11. 780 1:50 12 781 4:04 13. 782 1:57 All compositions ESP-Disk' Music (ASCAP).

1967

156

Mono

1049

Gato Barbieri

In Search Of Mystery

ESP 1049 Gato Barbieri - In Search Of The Mystery Gato Barbieri: saxophone Calo Scott: cello Norris Jones (Sirone): bass Bobby Kapp: drums 1. In Search of the Mystery / Michelle 2. Obsession No. 2 / Cinemateque All compositions by Gato Barbieri Syndicore Music (BMI)

1967

156, 290 on two different covers

Stereo, Design Coordinator Natasha Zapotoski, photographer unknown. 2nd Cover front photo by Ray Ross, back photo unknown. Album design by Spencer Drate and Bernard Stollman

1050

William Burroughs

Call Me Burroughs

ESP 1050 William Burroughs - Call Me Burroughs William Burroughs (spoken word) 1. Bradley The Buyer 2. Meeting Of International Conference Of Technological Psychiatry 3. The Fish Poison Con 4. Thing Police Keep All Board Room Reports 5. Mr. Bradley Mr. Martin Hear Us Through The Hole In Thin Air 6. Where You Belong 7. Inflexible Authority 8. Uranian Willy Unknown location, date

1966

156

mono, photo by Harriet Crowther, Cover by Tientje Louw

1051

Various Artists

ESP Sampler

-Side A- Pearls Before Swine - One Nation Underground (ESP 1054) Pharaoh Sanders Quintet (ESP 1003) Noah Howard Quartet (ESP 1031) Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble with Sunny Morgan (ESP 1015) Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity (ESP 1002) Corso, Ferlinghetti, Voznesensky, & Others - The Lovebook Record (ESP 1067) Henry Grimes Trio - The Call (ESP 1026) Burton Greene Quartet (ESP 1024) Sunny Murray (ESP 1032) Bob James Trio - Explosions (ESP 1009) Marion Brown Quartet (ESP 1022) Patty Waters - Patty Waters Sings (ESP 1025) New York Art Quartet (ESP 1004) The Fugs - Fugs Broadside Album (ESP 1018) Frank Wright Trio (ESP 1023) Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (ESP 1014) Ornette Coleman - Town Hall 1962 (ESP 1006) Alan Sondheim - Ritual-All-7-70 (ESP 1048) Giuseppi Logan Quartet (ESP 1007) William Burroughs - Call Me Burroughs (ESP 1050) The Fugs (ESP 1028) -Side B- Bud Powell (ESP 1066) Randy Burns - Of Love And War (ESP 1039) Gato Barbieri - In Search of Mistery (ESP 1049) James Zitro - Zitro (ESP 1052) Burton Greene Quartet (ESP 1024) Byron Allen Trio (ESP 1005) The Godz - Contact High With The Godz (ESP 1037) The Coach with the Six Insides (ESP 1019) Gunter Hampel - Assemblage (ESP 1042) Ishmael Reed - East Village Other (ESP 1034) Sonny Simmons - Staying on the Watch (ESP 1030) The Godz - Godz 2 (ESP 1047) Steve Lacy - The Forest and the Zoo (ESP 1060) Allen Ginsberg - East Village Other (ESP 1034) Karl Berger - From Now On (ESP 1041) Andrei Voznesensky - The Lovebook Record (ESP 1067) New York Art Quartet (ESP 1004) Movement Soul (ESP 1056) Paul Bley - Closer (ESP 1021) Charles Tyler Ensemble (ESP 1029) Ni Kantu En Esperanto (ESP 1001)

Probably 1967

none listed probably 156

Stereo,no art credit but drawing by Howard Bernstein

ESP-99

Wavy Gravey and Marshall Efron

99 Cent Sampler Commercials Diskmakers Test Pressing

1967?

"Wavy Gravey and Marshall Efron whipped together a droll series of commercials for a 99 cent sampler. They were never used" -Bernard Stollman

1052

James Zitro

West Coast Music

Allan Praskin: alto sax Bert Wilson: tenor sax Warren Gale: trumpet Michael Cohen: piano Bruce Cale: bass James Zitro: drums 1. Freeken 22:09 2. Happy Pretty 13:50 3. Fourth 5:06 Tracks 1 & 2 (ESP Disk' Ltd.) Track 3 (Syndicore Music BMI)

1967

156, Acorn

Stereo, Art Director Michael Porter in collaboration with Peter Leaf, Photographs by Michael Porter and Jeri Zitro

1053

Frank Wright

Your Prayer

ESP 1053 Frank Wright / Your Prayer Jacques Coursil (tp) Arthur Jones (as) Frank Wright (ts) Steve Tintweiss (b) Muhammad Ali (d) 1. The Lady 2. Train Stop 3. No End 4. Fire Of Spirits 5. Your Prayer NYC, May, 1967 * part of ESP 4007.

1968

156, 290

Stereo, Photographs by Harlene Sandra Stollman

1054

Pearls Before Swine

One Nation Underground

Roger Crissinger (org, hpsc, clavioline) Wayne Harley (autoharp, bj, mand, vib, oscillator, harmony vo) Tom Rapp (g, vo) Lane Lederer (bag, ehr, h, sarangui, cel, finger cymb, vo) Warren Smith (d, per) Swine Chorus (harmony vocal group) 1. Another Time 2. Playmate 3. Ballad To An Amber Lady 4. (Oh Dear) Miss Morse 5. Drop Out! 6. Morning Song 7. Regions Of May 8. Uncle John 9. I Shall Not Care Impact Studios, NYC, May 6-9, 1967 * part of ESP-Disk' ESP 4003.

1967

156 (many versions), 290

Mono / Stereo

1055

Patty Waters

College Tour

Giuseppi Logan (fl -1,2,4,6,7) Dave Burrell (p -1,2,4,6,7) Burton Greene (p -3) Ran Blake (p -5) Perry Lind (b -1,2,4,6,7) Steve Tintweiss (b -3) Scobe Stroman (d -1,2,4,6,7) Shelly Rustein (d -3) Patty Waters (vo) 1. Song Of Clifford 2. Hush Little Baby With Ba Ha Bad 3. Wild Is The Wind 4. Prayer 5. It Never Entered My Mind 6. Song Of Life With Hush Little Baby 7. Song Of The One (I Love) Or Love, My Love "The New York State College Tour", NYC, April, 1966 * part of ESP-Disk' ESP 4019.

1966

5

Stereo, Front Cover Photo by Chuck Stewart. Back cover graphics by Baby Jerry. Back cover stills from a film by Marvin Fishman and Mosa Oe, Studio M2.

1056

Movement Soul

Love Recording Of Songs And...

ESP 1056 Movement Soul / Live Recordings Of Songs And Sayings From The Freedom Movement In The Deep South Alan Ribback (journalist) and others Live Recordings Of Songs And Sayings From The Freedom Movement In The Deep South 1963-1964 1. We Slaves 2. Go Tell It on the Mountain 3. Freedom 4. Walk With Me 5. Voter Registration 6. Want My Freedom 7. I Got the Light of Freedom 8. This Little Light of Mine 9. Wade With Me 10. Wade in the Water 11. Save Me Lord 12. In the Mess 13. By and By 14. Freedom Train is Coming 15. 6 X 8 Cell 16. Oh Lord 17. We Need You Here 18. Testify 19. God is Not Pleased 20. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round

1967 (probably)

156

Mono

1057

Peter Lemer

Local Colour

Nisar Ahmad Khan (ts) John Surman (bars, ss) Peter Lemer (p) Tony Reeves (b) Jon Hiseman (d) 1. Ictus 2. City 3. Frowville 4. In The Out 5. Carmen 6. Enahenado London, England, 1966

1968

156

Stereo

Never Issued

1058

Sean Gagnier

Never Issued

1059

Charles Tyler

Eastern Man Alone

Charles Tyler (as) David Baker (cello) Kent Brinkley, Brent McKesson (b) 1. Cha-Lacy's Out East 2. Man Alone 3. Le-Roi 4. Eastern Feature Sound Studios, Indianapolis, IN, January 2, 1967

1967

156

Stereo, Design Coordinator Natasha Zapoloski, Art by Howard Bernstein

1060

Steve Lacy

Forest And The Zoo

Steve Lacy: soprano saxophone Enrico Rava: trumpet Johnny Dyani: bass Louis T. Moholo: drums 1. Forest 20:53 2. Zoo 20:56 All compositions by Steve Lacy (Syndicore Music BMI)

1967

156

Stereo, Cover painting by Bob Thompson

1061

Jerry Moore

Life Is A Constant Journey Home

Eric Gale (g) Jerry Moore (g, vo) Bill Salter (b) Warren Smith (d) Ralph MacDonald (cga) 1. Ballad Of Birmingham 2. Winds Of Change 3. Let Go, Reach Out 4. Life Is A Constant Journey Home 5. Drugged 6. Anti Bellum Sermon 7. This Is My Time Impact Studios, NYC, August, 1967

1967

156

Photography and Design by Mac Gibboney

Never Issued

1062

Jacques Coursil

Unit

Never Issued

1063

New York Electric String Ensemble

s/t

Peter Smith, guitar Jonathan Talbot, bass Lewis Bottomly, guitar) 1. MORLEY: Springtime 2. MORLEY: Aria I 3. MORLEY: Aria II 4. BACH: Fugue No. 2 From "The Well Tempered Clavier" 5. PURCELL: Minuet From "First Harpsichord Suite" 6. TELEMANN: Sarabande From "Eine Kleine Suite Der Tafelmusik" 7. TELEMANN: Minuet From "Eine Kleine Suite Der Tafelmusik" 8. BACH: Minuet From "Notenbuchlein Fur Anna-Magdalena Bach" 9. BACH: Minuet Trio From "Klavierbuchlein Fur Friedemann Bach" 10. BACH: Polonaise From "Notenbuchlein Fur Anna-Magdalena Bach" 11. BACH: Gavotte From "Third English Suite" 12. BACH: Bouree From "Klavierbuchlein Fur Friedemann Bach" 13. CORELLI: Sonata In A Major Op. 4 No. 3 Largo 14. CORELLI: Sonata In A Major Op. 4 No. 3 Allegro 15. CORELLI: Sonata In A Major Op. 4 No. 3 Largo 16. CORELLI: Sonata In A Major Op. 4 No. 3 Allegro Regent Sound Studios, NYC, July 24 & 25, 1967 Amplifiers courtesy of the Thomas Organ Company, Vox Division; Qntiue Bokara courtesy of Kent Costikyan Inc., 305 E. 63rd st., New York City.

1967

156

Stereo, Photography and design by Mac Gibboney.

1064

Noah Howard

At Judosn Hall

Rick Colbeck (tp) Noah Howard (as, bells) Dave Burrell (p) Catherine Norris (cello) Sirone (b) 1. This Place Called Earth 2. Homage To Coltrane "Judson Hall", NYC, October 19, 1966

1967

156, 290

Stereo, Cover Photo Michael Soldan, Cover Design Judy Parker

1065

Music From The Orthodox Liturgy

s/t

Ludmilla Azova (soprano voice) Tamara Bering (alto voice) Alexis P. Fekula (cond) 1. The Great Litany 2. First Antiphon: "Bless My Soul, O Lord" 3. Second Antiphon: "Praise The Lord, O My Soul" 4. O Only Begotten Son 5. The Beatitudes 6. O Come Let Us Worship 7. Trisagion 8. Cherubimic Hymn 9. The Nicene Creed 10. The Anaphora (A Mercy Of Peace) 11. Worthy In Truth (Hymn To The Theotokos) 12. The Angel Cried (Hymn To The Theotokos) 13 Litany Of Petitions .14 The Lord's Prayer 15. How Good It Is - Psalm 132(133) 16. Blessed Is He That Cometh 17. The Many Years

1967

156

Stereo, Cover Design by Kiril Katkov from a painting by Mr.

Katkov

1066

Bud Powell

Blue Note Cafe Paris 1961

Bud Powell (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d) 1. There Will Never Be Another You 2. Thelonious 3. Round About Midnight 4. Night In Tunisia 5. Monk's Mood (Ah Moore) 6. Shaw 'Nuff (Dance Of The Infidels) 7. Lover Man 8. 52nd Street Theme "Blue Note Cafe", Paris, France, 1962

1967 (probably)

156

Stereo, Front Cover Photo by Francis Pavdras, Back Cover Photo by Peter Rosenberg, Art Director Bert Glassberg, also released by Fontana

1067 / ORO-5

Har-You Percussion Group

Sounds Of Ghetto Youth

Roger 'Montego Joe' Sanders, Allen Ray, Nelson Sanamiago, Joffre Marchand, Stafford Osborne, Dennis Taitt, David 'Mousie' Edmead, Nick Kirksey, John Moody, Andrei Strobert, Joseph Jimenez, Gordon 'Spider' Jones , Myles Matthews, Sam Turner, Billy King, Antonio Santa Cruz 1. Feed Me Good 3:13 2. Barretts Bag 4:42 3. Ngoma 5:58 4. Oua-Train 5:25 5. Welcome To The Party 4:00 6. Santa Cruz 5:51 7. Tico 6:05 8. HAR YOU Theme 1:54 9. Montego Joe's HAR YOU Postscript 2008 13:40 All compositions ESP-Disk' Ltd. (ASCAP)

1967

156?, 290

Stereo, Album Art by Dan Prothero of Fog City Graphics.

1068

Holy Modal Rounders

Indian War Whoop

Peter Stampfel: electric fiddle, vocals Steve Weber: guitar, vocals Lee Crabtree: piano, organ Sam Shepard: drums Antonia, Barbara & Wendy: vocals 1. Intro to Part One 0:47 2. Indian War Whoop 2:55 3. Sweet Apple Cider 3:08 4. Soldier's Joy 2:49 5. Cocaine Blues 2:44 6. Sky Divers 5:05 7. Intro to Part Two 0:58 8. Radar Blues 5:37 9. The I.W.W. Song 4:07 10. Football Blues 1:45 11. Bay Rum Blues 2:17 12. Morning Glory 0:38 All songs traditional, arrangements by Peter Stampfel & Steve Weber. Track 5 (APRS BMI) Tracks 6, 8 & 12

1967

156

Stereo, Cover art by Howard Bernstein

1069 / ORO-1

Bruce MacKay

s/t

Bob Sanderson (fl, b, cl) Richard Tyler (el-hpsc, org) Tanya Mackay (melodica, vo) Lee Crabtree (org, p) Cyril Castor (lead g, p, org) Bruce Mackay (rhythm 12 string g) Chuck Raney, Peter Schubert (b) Warren Smith (d) 1. In The Misty Eyed Shores Of Morning 2. Geneva Brown 3. The Half-Masted Schooner 4. The Girl Of Stone 5. This Song About The Railroad Shack 6. Feet Of Clay 7. 1967

1967

156

Stereo, Art Direction by Mac Gibboney, Cover Photograph by Phil Stiles

1070 / ORO-4

All That The Name Implies

s/t

Allan Bree (g, vo, hca) Nick Feva (12 string g, vo) Emile Latimor (cga) Roy Jiminez, Melinda Parkes, Marlene Ryan (vo) 1. Lemon Train 3:04 2. Your Day 3:07 3. Simply Implied 2:04 4. So Am I 3:19 5. Noah's Dove 7:13 6. Red Ball 4:24 7. Liar 2:21 8. Bells of the Mountain 3:19 9. Mary Maybe 3:18 10. August Pine 4:12 11. So Am I 3:21 12. Promised Land 1968

1968

156

Stereo, Dj copies only. came with lyric sheet and bumper sticker. Cover art by Jane Axel

Never Issued

1071

Paul Bley

Double Album

Never Issued

Never Issued

1072

Tony Snell

Fungus And Englishmen Abroad

1967

Never Issued

Never Issued

1073

Norman Howard

Burn Baby Burn

Never Issued

1074

Burton Greene Trio

On Tour

196

156

notes

1075

Pearls Before Swine

Balaklava

1965

156, 290

notes

1076

Nedly Elstak Trio + Voice

The Machine

196

156

notes

1077

The Godz

The Third Testament

1968

156

notes

1078

Seventh Sons

Four AM At Frank's - 

156

likely two pressings

1080

Karel Velebny

SHQ

1969

Acorn/Krumvillea

likely one pressing

1081

Various Artists

An Evening At Home With ESP - Joe Farrell (fl, ehr) Lee Crabtree (p, org, fl) Jim Bohannon (org, p, clav, mar) Wayne Harley (bj, harmony vo) Al Schackman (g) Tom Rapp (g, vo, noise breathing) Bill Salter (b) Lane Lederer (bag, h, vo) Impact Studios, NYC, 1965 I Saw The World Eric Gale (g) Jerry Moore (g, vo) Bill Salter (b) Warren Smith (d) Ralph MacDonald (cga) Impact Studios, NYC, August, 1967 Let Go, Reach Out Matt Kastner (org, p) Randy Burns (g) Bruce Samuels (b, fl) John O'Leary (per) spring 1968 When Daylight Comes In Everything Lou Killen NYC, May 22, 1968 Good Ale Ed Askew (vo, tiple) August, 1968 Ask The Unicorn Lou Orensteen (fl) Pete Yellin (as, fl) Rennie Kuber (bars) Eddie Shu (hca) Bob Leeman (p) Chick Corea (p, cymb) Sean Levitt, Larry Provost (g) Evaline Steinbock (cello) Ted Kotick (b) Al Levitt (d) Don Heller, Michele Levitt, Miron Levitt, Stella Levitt, Teresa Levitt (vo) NYC, autumn 1968 The Saints Of My City Are Children Tom Moore (fl) Trevor Koehler (as) Gail Pollard (sitar, chant, fl) Ronn Price (g) Lanny Brooks (b) Craig Justin (per) Erica Pomerance (vo, rhythm g, hand d) a.o. December, 1968 To Leonard, From Hospital Tom Miller (ts, vo) Dion Grody (g, p, org, vo) Lanny Brooks (bag, vo) Craig Justin (d, per) December, 1968, January, 1969 Harold Knows (Better Than You) Jim Holmberg (g, vo) NYC?, 1969 Two Stars Brian Elliot, Austin Grasmere (lead vo, misc. inst.) The Connecticut Tribe (back vocal group) A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, 1969 Caledonia Joffre Marchand, Stafford Osborne (tp) Allen Ray (fl) Nelson Sanamiago (as) David "Mousie" Edmead (p) Nick Kirksey (p, vo) Dennis Taitt (g) John Moody (el-b) Andre Strobert (d) Sam Turner (cga, tim) Myles Matthews (bgo, tim) Antonio Santa Cruz (cowbell, vo) Montego Joe (prod) released between 1969, 1970 Feed Me Good Tony Snell (g, vo) unknown location, date Fungus Todd Kelley unknown location, date A Little Bird

1965

Acorn

likely one pressing. Front and back cover art by Baby Jerry

1082

Alan Sondheim

T'Other Little Tune - Paul Phillips (tp) Gregert Johnson (fl, picc, moog) John Emigh (ts -2,4) June Sondeim (p, voice) Alan Sondheim (co-ordination moog, prepared p, tb, jaltarang, Hawaiian g, dilruba, classical g, ss, breco, mar, melodeon) Joel Zabor (d, tabla, moog) 1. Beautiful 2. Varje 3. Messier 4. Rock 5. Day's Eye 6. Bludgeon 7. Think Synk 8. For Planck 9. Breath 10 Slang 11. Steven Crain 12. T'Other Little Tune NYC, May, 1968

1968

156

likely one pressing.

1083

Free Music Quintet

Free Music 1 & 2 - Boy Raaymakers (tp, bugle, per) Peter Van Der Locht (ss, ts, picc fl, per) Erwin Somer (vln, vib, per) Ferdinand Rikkers (b, per) Pierre Courbois (per, ldr) 1. Free Music, No. 1 2. Free Music, No. 2 Weslum, June 24 & 25, 1968

1968

156, 290

likely 3 - 4 pressings

1085

Lou Killen

Sea Chanteys

1973

290

Artwork by Dennis Pohl. Produced by Pat Sky. likely one pressing

1089

Randy Burns

Evening Of The Magician - Matt Kastner (org, p) Randy Burns (g) Bruce Samuels (b, fl) John O'Leary (per) 1. Evening Magician 2. Echoes Of Mary's Song 3. Ron's Song 4. You've Got All Of Love Standing At Your Door 5. Susan Your Mind's Got Wings 6. Girl From England 7. Rainy Day Children 8. Lady Rain Again 9. Springtime Song 10. When Daylight Comes In Everything Spring 1968

1968

156, 290

Artwork by Howard Bernstein. likely 2 pressings

1091

Alan Silva

Skillfulness - Becky Friend (fl) Alan Silva (vln, p, cello) Karl Berger (vib) Dave Burrell (p) Mike Ephron (p, org) Laurence Cook (d, rattles) Barry Altschul (light per) 1. Skillfulnesses 2. Solestrial Communications Number One NYC, November, 1968

1968

300, Acorn,

likely 2 pressings

1092

Ed Askew

Ask The Unicorn - Ed Askew (vo, tiple) Track Listing 1. Fancy That 2. Peter And David 3. Marigolds 4. Mr. Dream 5. Red Woman-Letter To England 6. The Garden 7. May Blossoms Be Praised 8. 9-Song 9. Love Is Everyone 10. Ask The Unicorn August, 1968

1968

156

likely one pressing

1095

Levitts

We Are The Levitts - 3 year old guitarist Sean Levitt was improvising on a borrowed guitar at the Central Park fountain for a young attentive audience when he was spotted by ESP. While being auditioned, Sean mentioned his musical family, which included his father, drummer Al Levitt; his mother, vocalist Stella Levitt; his 15 year old drummer brother George; his singing sisters Michele (16), Minou (14) and Teresa (11); and his two younger brothers Billy (9) and Robin (6) who had not as yet chosen their instruments. Although Billy was convinced that if he could get his hands on a flute, he could play it. Personnel The Levitt Family: Al, Stella, Michele, Teresa, Minou, Sean, George, Robin with Ronnie Cuber, Eddie Schu, Bob Leeman, Chick Corea, Larry Provost, Evaline Steinbock, Ted Kotick, Don Heller Track Listing 1. The Saints Of My City Are Children 4:17 2. Notes So High 5:53 3. Fun City 4:24 4. Then Was Then 2:31 5. Springtime 2:52 6. Candy 2:45 7. Once I Had A LIttle Duck 0:35 8. Departed Hymn 3:36 9. O Amor Em Paz 4:28 10. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most 4:25 11. We're All Through 5:19 All songs 2008 ESP-Disk' Music ASCAP except Then Was Then (Denslow Music Inc. ASCAP, Notable Music Co. Inc. ASCAP), Springtime (Primavera) (Mongo Music BMI), O Amor Em Paz (Ipanema Music ASCAP), and Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Wolfland ASCAP). Credits Recording Engineer, Sound Effects by Onno Scholtze. Color Photos by Sandra Stollman. Production Manager: Tom Abbs. Tape Transfer & Mastering by Steven Walcott. Design & Layout by Miles Bachman, Michael Sanzone and Fumi Tomita.

1965

156

likely one pressing

1097

Todd Kelley

Folksinger -

156

likely one pressing

1098

MIJ

Yodeling Astrologer - Jim Holmberg: vocals and guitar 1. Two Stars 3:55 2. Grok (Martian Love Call) 7:04 3. Romeo And Juliet 3:16 4. Little Boy 4:19 5. Lookin' Out Today 3:42 6. Door Keys 4:47 7. Planet Of A Flower 4:20 8. Never Be Free 4:23 9. Look Into The (K)Night 8:02 All compositions by Jim Holmberg (Syndicore Music BMI). When MIJ, aka Jim Holmberg was found by ESP, yodeling by the fountain in Washington Square Park, on a hot, summer Sunday afternoon, he explained that an auto accident had fractured his skull and impaired his hearing. But it had also altered his perceptions and enabled him to do things that he did not understand, but which worked musically. The next day ESP sent him into the studio. With Onno Scholtze's help, Mij explored the possibilities of multiple reverb to provide a series of echoes for his yodeling. When the project was completed, both participants continued to reverberate. They may be reverberating still.

1965

156, 300

likely two pressings.

1099

Erica Pomerance

You Used To Think - Erica Pomerance, Trevor Koehler, Gail Pollard, Dion Grody, Lany Brooks, Craig Justen, Billy Mitchel, Don Coopersmith, Ron Price, Richie Heissler, and Tom Moore 1. You Used To Think 2. The Slippery Morning 3. We Came Via 4. The French Revolution 5. Julius 6. Burn Baby Burn 7. Koanisphere 8. Anything Goes 9. To Leonard from the Hospital All words and music by Erica Pomerance except for lyrics of Burn Baby Burn by Lee N. Bridges (ESP-Disk' Music, ASCAP) Credits Recorded December, 1968 Cover Art: David Syversen; Back Photo: Tetsu Okuhara Producer: Tom Willis; Sound Recording: Onno Scholtze Back Cove Graphics: Michael Behn Production Manager: Tom Abbs Digitally rematered by Douglas McGregor Design & layout by Miles Bachman & Fumi Tomita

1968

156

likely one pressing

2000

Octopus

Rock-New Music Fusion - Tom Miller (ts, vo) Dion Grody (g, p, org, vo) Lanny Brooks (bag, vo) Craig Justin (d, per) Track Listing 1. Dedication 2. Harold Knows (Better Than You) 3. Sleepy Blues 4. The War 5. I Think It's Understood 6. U.S. Blues 7. Fruk Juice December, 1968, January, 1969 (ESP-Disk')

1968/69

156, 300

likely 2 pressings

2001

Cromagnon

Orgasm - Austin Grasmere (lead vocals, music) Brian Elliot (lead vocals, music) The Connecticut Tribe (background vocals, music and sounds) Track Listing 1. Caledonia 2. Ritual Feast Of The Libido 3. Organic Sundown 4. Fantasy 5. Crow Of The Black Tree 6. Genitalia 7. Toth, Scribe I 8. First World Of Bronze All compositions by Austin Grasmere Except Caledonia by Austin Grasmere & Brian Elliot ESP Disk Ltd. ASCAP * also issued on ESPCD 2001 entitled "Orgasm" Credits Recorded 1969, A1 Sound Studio, New York City Co-produced by Austin Grasmere and Brian Elliot Engineered by Onno Scholtze Original cover illustration: Howard Bernstein Original cover art from the collection of Gregor Kessler Production Manager: Adam Downey Digital remastering by Douglas McGregor Design by Miles Bachman

1969

Acorn, 290

likely 2 pressings

2003

Charles Manson

And The Family Sing 13 Songs aka Lie - Charles Manson visited New York City in the early 60s with his guitar and his songs in a vain search for recognition. In Beverly Hills, famous musicians gave him their studio to produce this album. He has vocal backup from the women of the "family". During a stay in a San Francisco prison, he met a fellow inmate, and gave him the album to release. While Manson was being tried and convicted of participation in the murder spree, the government attempted to discredit the hippie movement by citing him as an example, hoping to defuse the rising tide of anger among the population over the war in Viet Nam. Because his songs were considered musically and historically significant, this record was released briefly by ESP in 1974, and is now being reissued. All royalties are paid to the son of one of the victims, who obtained a judgment against Manson. Personnel Charles Manson: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, tympani Bobby Beausoleil: electric guitar Paul Watkins: french horn Catherine Shore: violin Dianne Lake: recorder Steve Grogan: electric bass Mary Brunner: flute, vocals on Track 4 Nancy Pittman: vocals on Track 6 Sandra Good, Catherine Share, Lynette Fromme, Nancy Pittman & Cho-Cho: backup vocals Track Listing 1. Look At Your Game, Girl 2:00 2. Ego 2:26 3. Mechanical Man 3:15 4. People Say I'm No Good 3:16 5. Home Is Where You're Happy 1:26 6. Arkansas 3:02 7. I'll Never Say Never To Always 0:39 8. Garbage Dump 2:32 9. Don't Do Anything Illegal 2:49 10. Sick City 1:31 11. Cease To Exist 2:10 12. Big Iron Door 1:08 13. I Once Knew A Man 2:31 14. Eyes Of A Dreamer 2:32 15. Devil Man 2:30 16. More You Love 1:40 17. Two Pair Of Shoes 1:56 18. Maiden With Green Eyes (Remember Me) 1:24 19. Swamp Girl 1:57 20. Bet You Think I Care 2:11 21. Look At Your Game Girl (Alternate Version) 1:45 22. Interview 3:15 23. Who To Blame 2:26 24. True Love You Will Find 2:52 25. My World 1:44 26. Invisible Tears 1:33 Artist and composer royalties are paid by ESP-Disk' to the estate of Wojciech Frykowski, pursuant to court order. All compositions published by ESP-Disk' Music (ASCAP). Credits Recorded: 9/11/67. Overdubs: 8/9/68. Produced by Phil 12258cal. Reissue Engineer: Douglas McGregor. Production Manager: Tom Abbs. Design & layout by Paul Costuros, Miles Bachman & Fumi Tomita.

1970/1974

300

notes

2004

Sweet Pie

Pleasure Pudding: Livid At Fat City - Bill Maloney (hca) Sweet Pie (p, vo) and others Track Listing 1. Me And My Piano, Willy And His Harp 2. Vermont - A Lazy Man's Colorado 3. Jasper And His Cow Story 4. All Around The Clock 5. Too Drunk To Ball 6. Noseblow 7. Ned Head 8. Maneater 9. Tribute To Annie Oakley, Dale Evans And Annette 10. Kay 11. Jump Boogie And Fade Blues 12. This Bitter Earth 13. The Local Lottery 14. Red Neck Blues 15. Let's Boogie 16. Five Long Years 17. "Fat City", Wilmington, VT, April 10, 11 & 12, 1972 (ESP-Disk')

1972

5 Riverside Drive

Rig Records also listed, came with comic insert

2006

Emerson's Old Timey Custard-Suckin' Band

s/t

1970

300

notes

2007

Randy Burns

Songs For An Uncertain Lady

1970

300

notes

2017

The Godz

Godzundheit

1973

290

notes

2018

The Fugs

Fugs 4, Rounders Score

1975

290

notes

2051

Various Artists

ESP Sampler

300

Promotional Only

3000

Charlie Parker

Live Performances - Track 1: Dizzy Gillespie (tp) John LaPorta (cl) Charlie Parker (as) Lennie Tristano (p) Billy Bauer (g) Ray Brown (b) Max Roach (d) WOR radio broadcast, NYC, September 20, 1947 Tracks 2-5: Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d) "Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948 Track 6-8: Kenny Dorham (tp) replaces Davis "Royal Roost", NYC, December 25, 1948 Track Listing 1. Tiger Rag 2. Groovin' High 3. Big Foot 4. Ornithology (Thriving On From A Riff) 5. On A Slow Boat To China 6. Half Nelson 7. White Christmas 8. Little Willie Leaps

notes

3001

Charlie Parker

Broadcast Performances Vol. 2 - Track 1 & 2: Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d) "Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948 Tracks 2-8: Kenny Dorham (tp) replaces Davis "Royal Roost", NYC, January 1, 1949 Track Listing 1. 52nd Street Theme 2. Ko-Ko 3. Be-Bop 4. On A Slow Boat To China 5. Ornithology 6. Groovin' High 7. East Of The Sun 8. Cheryl (ESP-Disk')

1973

290

Art by Dennis pohl, came on solid red and clear yellow vinyl.

3002

Billie Holiday

Broadcast Performances Vol. 1

1965

address

notes

3003

Billie Holiday

Broadcast Performances Vol. 2

1965

address

notes

3004

Tony Snell

Medieval & Latter Day Lays

1965

address

Art By Dennis Pohl

3006

Billie Holiday

Broadcast Performances Vol. 4

1973

290

Album design Dennis Pohl

3007

Revolutionary Ensemble

Viet Nam

1972

address

notes

3008

Jim McCarthy

Alien - Jonathan Thayer (ob) George Cameron (hca) Julie Case (p) Bob Claster (p, org) Bill Johnson, Bob Miles (org) Steve Martin (ac-g, harmony vo) Jim McCarthy (rhythm ac-g, hca, vo) Bob Gallagher (el-g) Leslie Fradkin (b) Tom Hayes (d) Paul Thornton (maracas) 1. Guide Me To Your Love 2. In The Search Of An Audience 3. Word Of Honour 4. We Love You 5. Song For All Seasons 6. Sickness Or Cure 7. So Beautiful 8. Girly Pearl 9. Seething With Tears 1973 * also issued on ESP 3008 entitled "The Godz - Alien":

1973

290

3009

Captain Matchbox Whoopie Band

Smoke Dreams - Personnel Jim Conway (hca, kazoo, vo) Jim Niven (p, pedal org) Mick Fleming (bj, mand, g, vo) Dave Hubbard (g) Peter Inglis (g, vo) Peter Scott (tea chest b) Mic Conway (wbd, uke, vo) Track Listing 1. I Can't Dance (I Got Ants In My Pants) 2. My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes 3. Nagasaki 4. Sophisticated Mama 5. Mobile Line 6. France Blues 7. Hotsy Totsy (Everything Is) 8. Who Walks In When I Walk Out 9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter 10. After You've Gone 11. That Cat Is High 12. Smoke Dreams Of You Quadraphonic Sound Studios, Nashville, TN, probably recorded before November, 1972, released 1973 (ESP-Disk')

1973

290

3013

Frank Lowe

Black Beings

1965

address

notes

3017

Lester Young

Newly Discovered Performances

1965

address

notes

3018

Sea Ensemble

We Move Together

1965

address

notes

3019

Thornton, Fradlkin & Unger & The Big Band

Pass On This Side

1965

address

notes

3020

Bill Horwitz

Lies, Lies, Lies

1965

address

notes

3026

Ronnie Boykins

The Will Come, Is Now

1965

address

notes

3030

Albert Ayler

Prophecy

1965

address

notes

4506

Ornette Coleman / Albert Ayler

Sadness b/w Holy Family

1965

180

notes

4507

The Fugs

Frenzy b/w I Want to Know

1966

180

notes

4508

The Fugs

Kill for Peace b/w Morning Morning

1966

180

notes

4509

CIA / William Durso / The Original Prophets

Birds b/w Ain't That Loving You Baby

1966

180

notes

4521

Paul Bley

Ida Lupino b/w Cartoon

1965

156

notes

4501

Gilbert Shelton

If I Was a Hell's Angel b/w Southern Stock Car Man

1966

156

notes

4503

The Godz

Lay in the Sun b/w I Want a Word with You

1966

156

notes

4547 / 48

The Godz

Whiffenpoof Song b/w Travelin' Salesman

1967

156

notes

4554 / 55

Pearls Before Swine

Drop Out b/w Morning Song

1967

156

notes

4561

Jerry Moore

Ballad Of Birmingham b/w Winds Of Change

1967

156

notes

4563

New York Electric String Ensemble

Fugue #2 b/w Gavotte

1967

156

notes

4569 ORO

Bruce MacKay

Feet of Clay b/w This Song About A Railroad Shack

1967

156

notes

ESP-ORO 2

All That The Name Implies

Black Tuesday b/w So Am I

1968

156

notes

ESP-ORO 3

All That The Name Implies

August Pine b/w Liar

1968

156

notes

4575

Pearls Before Swine

Images Of April b/w There Was A Man

1968

156

notes

4576

Pearls Before Swine

I Saw The World b/w Images Of April

1968

156

notes

4576

Odyssey

California b/w Jethro

1968-70?

none

notes

4563019

Billie Holiday

Tenderly b/w Tenderly

1973

Krumville

notes

3010 / 3011

Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band

Nagasaki s/t My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes

1973

290

notes

4563019

Thornton, Fradkin & Unger

God Bless California b/w Sometimes

1974

290

notes

45302

Bill Horwitz

New American Guilt Trip b/w If I Had A Friend Like Rosemary Woods

1975

290

notes

matrix

Sun Ra

The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol. 1

1968

8-Track

matrix

The Fugs

First

1968

4-Track

matrix

The Fugs

Second

1968

290

8-Track

matrix

The Fugs

Second

1968

8-Track

matrix

The Godz

Contact Hight With The Godz

1968

4-Track

matrix

Sun Ra

Nothing Is

290

8-Track

matrix

The Godz

2

1968

4-Track

matrix

Pearls Before Swine

One Nation Underground

1968

8-Track

matrix

Pearls Before Swine

Balaklava

19

290

notes

Haven't seen one yet

matrix

Charles Manson

& The Family Sing 13 Songs

8-Track

matrix

Billie Holiday

Lady Lives Vol. 1

1972

Acorn/Krumille

8-Track

Haven't seen one yet

matrix

Billie Holiday

Lady Lives Vol. 2

8-Track

matrix

Charles Manson

& The Family Sing 13 Songs

1970

300

Cassette

543-1075

Pearls Before Swine

Balaklava

Cassette / GRT



One can assume that most or all of the titles mentioned in the advertisement were pressed up by GRT in 1968 on 4-Track, 8-Track and Cassette. Then repressed on 8-Track at sometime between 1972-75. If you own one that i don't have listed here or even have an image of one please send it along to be included here. -Paul Costuros 11-12-2012


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