True Stereo Collecting - one of my hobbies is to find true stereo recordings from the late 1950s through the early 1970s.

Wanted wanted wanted wanted wanted ----- I am looking for the KILT Radio Top 30 (or Top 40) yellow and black weekly listings that you could pick up at the record stores, etc. The months and years I am looking for (any week ok) are September, October, November and December 1971; January and February 1972; July 1972; July 1974; December 1974; June, July, August, September, October, November and December 1975; July 1976; July 1977 and September, October, November and December 1978. KILT 610 was a rock format station during those years, it is now all sports. If anyone has a top 40 list from any other station during those times listed, that would be okay as well. Thanks.

About True Stereo: many things were recorded in multi-track, but are only now being released in true stereo. Unfortunately, many of the early multi-track tapes were recycled or thrown away as any of the recordings were played on mono AM radio. Record players were either mono or stereo, but couldn't play both until about 1968 when the needles could play both types of records.

In other cases, the multi-track tapes or individual mono tapes were used to improve the mono mixes for certain recordings.  An example of this is some of the early Beatles recordings where the vocals are on one track, the instruments on the other. While a stereo track can be made, it wasn't intended that way originally in some cases.
I am looking for recordings from the late 1950s, all the 1960s and the early 1970s in true stereo. Some of my primary wants are The Who, The Animals, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Beach Boys and plenty more. One of the best websites for true stereo collectors can be found at the stereo chat section of the Both Sides Now home page.

Marty Blaise's TRUE STEREO want list is as follows (not mono or rechanneled). I will keep adding more wants later, of course.

Shambala - Three Dog Night (Do multi-track tapes really exist?) I think several other hits do not exist in stereo as well. Can someone tell me which?
Double Barrel - Ansel & Collins        Ramblin Gamblin Man - Bob Seger
Groovy Grubworm - Harlow Wilcox & The Oakies        Pushin Too Hard - The Seeds

As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones        Go Now - The Moody Blues

Muleskinner Blues - The Fendermen        It Hurts To Be In Love - Gene Pitney
Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans
Girl Watcher - The O'Kaysions
Expressway to your heart - Soul Survivors        I'm Your Puppet - James and Bobby Purify
Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band

96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians                                Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
Hanky Panky - Tommy James and the Shondells        Little GTO - Ronny and the Daytonas
He's A Rebel - The Crystals 
Ups and Downs - Paul Revere and the Raiders

If you know of a true stereo version of any of the above, let me know!

STEREO NEWS - below is a list of recordings that have been recently released in true stereo during the past several years. For more information on where to find these in stereo, your best source is the Both Sides Now Stereo Newsletter. Click here for more information.

Walk Don't Run - The Ventures        You Were On My Mind - We Five
Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater Revival
Sloop John B - Beach Boys (the entire Pet Sounds album has been mixed into stereo)
Hang On Sloopy - McCoys
I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James & The Shondells
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Blue Moon - The Marcels

A Whiter Shade of Pale (alternate longer version, but stereo) - Procol Harum
What have you heard in stereo for the first time recently? Let me know by e-mail. Thanks.

Thanks for stopping by the true stereo inside page. If you are a true stereo collector, please let me know. Also, if you have any information about recordings artists who recorded in Houston, Texas in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s, let me know. I'm also interested in the type of stereo recording equipment that was used in Houston recording studios for those years. >>Happy Listening<<

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