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DOT
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1950-1977

Labels

Dot Record Label
Dot Record Label Dot Record Label
Dot Record Label
The 1000-series
follows the
label changes
of the later 15000-series
Gallatin, Tenn.
No lines - No date
Gold on dark maroon
Dot Record Label
Gallatin, Tenn.
No lines - No date
No "Ultra High Fidelity"y
Dot Record Label
Gallatin, Tenn.
Lines - Date
"Ultra High Fidelity"
Dot Record Label
1000 - 1950
to
1289 - 1957
15000 - 1951
to
15020 - 1952
15018 - 1952
to
15021 - 1952
15025 - 1952
to
15370 - 1956
Dot Records was founded in 1951 by Randolph (Randy) C. Wood and Gene Nobles in Gallatin, Tennessee.
The company moved to Hollywood, California by summer 1956.
Randy Wood sold Dot Records to Paramount Pictures in 1957 for three million dollars.
He stayed as the President of the label until 1968, when he left and founded
Ranwood Records with Lawrence Welk.
In 1968, Gulf+Western bought Paramount Pictures and the label was changed.
Early in 1974, Dot Records was sold to ABC Records and became ABC-Dot Records.
At the end of 1977, the Dot label was discontinued.
Gallatin, Tenn.
Lines - Date
"Ultra High Fidelity"
Hollywood 28, Calif.
One line -  Date
"Ultra High Fidelity"
15375 - may 1956
to
15489 - aug 1956
15490 - aug 1956
to
15500 - sep 1956
No lines
"Ultra High Fidelity"
Hollywood 28, Calif.
Lines
No "Ultra High Fidelity"y
Hollywood 28, Calif.
No lines
No "Ultra High Fidelity"y
No perimeter print
15501 - sep 1956
to
15512 - dec 1956 
15521 - jan 1957
to
17096 - 1968
15825 - aug 1958
Occasionally
A Division of
Paramount Pictures
Dot Records Inc.,
Hollywood, Calif. 28
Dot Records Inc.,
Hollywood, Calif. 28
15900 - 1959
to
17021 - 1967
Occasionally 
17041 - 1967
Occasionally
45 200 - 1959
STEREO
of 15888
A Division of
Paramount Pictures
A Division of
Paramount Pictures
A Division of
Famous Music Corporation
17108 - 1968
to
17355 - 1970
17314 - 1969
Stereo
17360 - 1970
to
17523 - 1974
ABC Dot 
. ABC Dot Records
17524 - 1974
to
17580 - 1975
17584 - 1975
to
17738 - 1977
Label discontinued
16022 - nov 1959
to
16039 - dec 1959
D 101 - dec 1960
to
D 109 - dec 1960
100 series
GDH 253
to
GDH 257
All time hit series
Reissues
(first reissue series)
All time hit series
Reissues
(second reissue series)
Reissues by
Famous Music Corporation
Goldust Series
Reissues by
Famous Music Corporation
.
EP
DEP 1043 - 1958
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1951
to
1954
Gallatin, Tennessee
 Cut notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
.
to
1953
Gallatin, Tennessee
Lists Johnny Maddox
 up to 15077 (1953)
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 3
1954
to
.
Circular logo - long line
Narrow columns
Lists Hilltoppers
 up to 15132 (1954)
   Cut notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
.
to
.
Oval logo - short line
Columns re-designed
Lists Hilltoppers
 up to 15132 (1954)
 Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
1955
Long line - new font
Columns re-designed
Lists Hilltoppers
 up to 15132 (1954)
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 6
1955
to
15500 - 1956
Logo re-designed
Fontane & Vaughn added
Lists Hilltoppers
 up to 15351 (1955)
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 7
15501 - sep 1956
to 
6
Large hole
Copyright mark
Hollywood address
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 8
5
to 
6
Small hole (78 mm)
No copyright mark
Hollywood address
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 9
5
to 
6
Small hole (78 mm)
No copyright mark
Hollywood address
   Cut straight  Inside glued   
No 10
5
to 
6
No copyright mark
Front - dots centered
Back - dots centered
. Ref 119  Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 11
5
to 
6
No copyright mark
Front - dots centered
Back - dots centered
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 12
5
to 
6
No copyright mark
Front - dots high
Back - dots high
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 13
5
to 
6
No copyright mark
Front - dots centered
Back - dots centered
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 14
5
to 
6
No copyright mark
Front - dots centered
Back - dots centered
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 15
5
to 
6
No copyright mark
Front - dots high
Back - dots high
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 16
5
to 
6
No copyright mark
Front - dots high
Back - dots high
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 17
5
to 
6
No copyright mark
Front - dots centered
Back - dots centered
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 18
5
to 
6
Copyright mark
"Ultra High Fidelity" line
133 mm long
Small dots high
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 19
5
to
6
Copyright mark
"Ultra High Fidelity" line
134 mm long
Small dots high
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 20
5
to
6
Copyright mark
"Ultra High Fidelity" line
135 mm long
Small dots high
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 21
5
to
6
Copyright mark
"Ultra High Fidelity" line
149 mm long
Small dots low
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 22
5
to 
6
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right
No 23
5
to 
6
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 24
5
to 
1960
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 25 I a
1960
to
.
Identified albums (all):
110 - 1955
3015 - 1956
3044 - 1957
3073 - 1958
3126 - 1958
3149 - 1959
3165 - 1959
3169 - 1959
3184 - 1959
3212 - 1960
3224 - 1959
3237 - 1959
3261 - 1959
3271 - 1960
3286 - 1960
3291 - 1960
3301 - 1960
3310 - 1960
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 25 I b
.
to
.
Identified albums (all):
110 - 1955
3015 - 1956
3044 - 1957
3073 - 1958
3126 - 1958
3149 - 1959
3165 - 1959
3169 - 1959
3184 - 1959
3212 - 1960
3224 - 1959
3237 - 1959
3261 - 1959
3271 - 1960
3286 - 1960
3291 - 1960
3301 - 1960
3310 - 1960
   Cut straight  Inside glued  Front/back switched
No 25 II
.
to
.
Identified albums:
3008 - 1956
3017 - 1956
3049 - 1957
3054 - 1957
3064 - 1957
3118 - 1958
3119 - 1958
3155 - 1959
3157 - 1959
3161 - 1959
3163 - 1959
3176 - 1959
3195 - 1959
3262 - 1960
3284 - 1960
3287 - 1960
9500 - 1959
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 25 III a
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3016 - 1956
3057 - 1957
3058 - 1957
3071 - 1957
3075 - 1957
3095 - 1958
3103 - 1958
3153 - 1959
3194 - 1959
3197 - 1959
3201 - 1959
3238 - 1959
3240 - 1959
3268 - 1960
3277 - 1960
3289 - 1960
3300 - 1960
9000 - 1957
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 25 III b
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3016 - 1956
3057 - 1957
3058 - 1957
3071 - 1957
3075 - 1957
3095 - 1958
3103 - 1958
3153 - 1959
3194 - 1959
3197 - 1959
3201 - 1959
3238 - 1959
3240 - 1959
3268 - 1960
3277 - 1960
3289 - 1960
3300 - 1960
9000 - 1957
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 25 IV a
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3023 - 1956
3029 - 1956
3043 - 1957
3045 - 1957
3063 - 1957
3121 - 1958
3138 - 1958
3173 - 1959
3179 - 1959
3209 - 1959
3222 - 1959
3226 - 1959
3265 - 1960
3274 - 1960
3296 - 1960
3298 - 1960
3308 - 1960
9001 - 1957
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 25 IV b
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3023 - 1956
3029 - 1956
3043 - 1957
3045 - 1957
3063 - 1957
3121 - 1958
3138 - 1958
3173 - 1959
3179 - 1959
3209 - 1959
3222 - 1959
3226 - 1959
3265 - 1960
3274 - 1960
3296 - 1960
3298 - 1960
3308 - 1960
9001 - 1957
 Cut straight  Inside glued  Front/back switched
No 25 V a
.
to
.
Identified albums (all):
3005 - 1956
3030 - 1956
3052 - 1957
3077 - 1958
3084 - 1958
3096 - 1958
3123 - 1959
3140 - 1958
3247 - 1959
3170 - 1959
3208 - 1959
3214 - 1959
3220 - 1959
3221 - 1960
3228 - 1959
3243 - 1959
3288 - 1960
3293 - 1960
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 25 V  b
.
to
.
Identified albums (all):
3005 - 1956
3030 - 1956
3052 - 1957
3077 - 1958
3084 - 1958
3096 - 1958
3123 - 1959
3140 - 1958
3247 - 1959
3170 - 1959
3208 - 1959
3214 - 1959
3220 - 1959
3221 - 1960
3228 - 1959
3243 - 1959
3288 - 1960
3293 - 1960
   Cut straight  Inside glued  No notch
No 25 VI a
.
to
.
Identified albums (all):
3003 - 1955
3006 - 1956
3098 - 1958
3122 - 1958
3135 - 1959
3164 - 1959
3167 - 1959
3199 - 1959
3211 - 1959
3232 - 1959
3235 - 1959
3241 - 1959
3251 - 1959
3253 - 1959
3276 - 1960
3285 - 1960
3294 - 1960
3309 - 1960
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 25 VI b
.
to
.
Identified albums (all):
3003 - 1955
3006 - 1956
3098 - 1958
3122 - 1958
3135 - 1959
3164 - 1959
3167 - 1959
3199 - 1959
3211 - 1959
3232 - 1959
3235 - 1959
3241 - 1959
3251 - 1959
3253 - 1959
3276 - 1960
3285 - 1960
3294 - 1960
3309 - 1960
   Cut straight  Inside glued   No notch
No 25 VII a
.
to
.
Identifed albums:
3011 - 1956
3014 - 1956
3068 - 1957
3108 - 1958
3160 - 1959
3186 - 1959
3200 - 1959
3205 - 1959
3231 - 1959
3233 - 1959
3260 - 1959
3263 - 1960
3282 - 1960
3302 - 1960
3306 - 1960
3316 - 1960
3319 - 1960
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 25 VII b
.
to
.
Identifed albums:
3011 - 1956
3014 - 1956
3068 - 1957
3108 - 1958
3160 - 1959
3186 - 1959
3200 - 1959
3205 - 1959
3231 - 1959
3233 - 1959
3260 - 1959
3263 - 1960
3282 - 1960
3302 - 1960
3306 - 1960
3316 - 1960
3319 - 1960
   Cut straight  Inside glued  No notch
No 25 VIII
.
to
.
Identified albums (all):
3000 - 1955
3004 - 1956
3050 - 1957
3085 - 1958
3100 - 1958
3101 - 1958
3112 - 1958
3180 - 1959
3193 - 1959
3210 - 1959
3250 - 1960
3256 - 1960
3273 - 1960
3283 - 1960
3295 - 1960
3313 - 1960
3315 - 1960
3323 - 1960
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 25 IX a
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3042 - 1957 
3062 - 1957
3136 - 1958
3156 - 1959
3187 - 1959
3191 - 1959
3198 - 1959
3215 - 1959
3218 - 1960
3234 - 1959
3264 - 1960
3270 - 1960
3272 - 1960
3278 - 1960
3279 - 1960
3292 - 1960
3317 - 1960
3321 - 1960
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 25 IX b
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3042 - 1957 
3062 - 1957
3136 - 1958
3156 - 1959
3187 - 1959
3191 - 1959
3198 - 1959
3215 - 1959
3218 - 1960
3234 - 1959
3264 - 1960
3270 - 1960
3272 - 1960
3278 - 1960
3279 - 1960
3292 - 1960
3317 - 1960
3321 - 1960
   Cut straight  Inside glued  No notch
No 25 X
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3012 - 1957
3070 - 1957
3093 - 1958
3109 - 1958
3137 - 1959
3141 - 1958
3181 - 1959
3213 - 1960
3245 - 1959
3248 - 1960
3249 - 1960
3275 - 1960
3314 - 1960
3328 - 1960
3307 - 1960
9006 - 1958
9009 - 1959
10500 - 1959
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 25 XI
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3280 - 1960
3338 - 1960
3342 - 1960
3348 - 1960
3352 - 1960
3359 - 1961
3366 - 1961
3367 - 1961
3368 - 1961
3370 - 1961
3378 - 1961
3381 - 1961
3383 - 1961
3384 - 1961
3385 - 1961
3394 - 1961
3400 - 1961
3403 - 1961
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 25 XII a
.
to
.
Identifed albums (all):
3346 - 1961
3349 - 1960
3350 - 1960
3355 - 1961
3358 - 1960
3360 - 1961
3363 - 1961
3371 - 1961
3374 - 1961
3382 - 1961
3386 - 1961
3387 - 1961
3389 - 1961
3391 - 1961
3392 - 1961
3396 - 1961
3397 - 1961
3398 - 1961
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 25 XII b
.
to
1964
Identifed albums (all):
3346 - 1961
3349 - 1960
3350 - 1960
3355 - 1961
3358 - 1960
3360 - 1961
3363 - 1961
3371 - 1961
3374 - 1961
3382 - 1961
3386 - 1961
3387 - 1961
3389 - 1961
3391 - 1961
3392 - 1961
3396 - 1961
3397 - 1961
3398 - 1961
   Cut straight  Inside glued  Front/back switched
No 26
1964
to
.
. Ref 119A  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 27 a
.
to
.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 27 b
.
to
.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 28
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 29
.
to
17096 - 1968
Purple ink
   Curved top  Inside glued  
1968 - Gulf+Western takeover
No 30
17108 - 1968
to
.
A Gulf+Western Company
No red square 
before "Dot's"
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 31
.
to
.
A Gulf+Western Company
Red square before "Dot's"
and dot in "It!" cut off.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 32
.
to
.
A Gulf+Western Company
Red square before "Dot's"
Triangular dot in "It!"
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 33
.
to
.
A Gulf+Western Company
Red square before "Dot's"
Square dot in "It!"
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 34
.
to
.
A Gulf+Western Company
Rectangle before "Dot's"
Square dot in "It!"
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 35
.
to
.
A Gulf+Western Company
Red text 117 mm wide
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 36
.
to
17355 - 1970
Large logos
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
1970 - Famous Music Corporation (Gulf+Western)
No 37
17360 - 1970
to
.
Division of Famous Music
Black print
Corner element upside down
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 38
.
to
.
Division of Famous Music
Deep purple print
Corner element upside down
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 39
.
to
.
Division of Famous Music
Corner element upright
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 40
.
to
17523 - 1974
Division of Famous Music
Corner element upright
   Curved top  Inside glued  
1974 - ABC takeover
No 41
17524 - 1974
to
.
abc/Dunhill Records
8255 Beverly Blvd.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 42
.
to
17580 - 1975
abc Records
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 43 a
17584 - 1975
to
.
Dark red
abc Dot Records
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 43 b
.
to
17738 - 1977
Red
abc Dot Records
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 43 c
.
to
17738 - 1977
Label discontinued
Pink
abc Dot Records
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
16022 - nov 1959
to
16039 - dec 1959
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
R 2
D 501 - dec 1960
to
.
   Cut straight/notch (back)  Inside glued  
R 3
.
to
D 509 - dec 1960 
21-107-1Pt.77
   Cut straight/notch (front)  Inside glued  
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