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Posted: 02 February 2012 at 12:17pm | IP Logged Quote Todd Ireland

The following is a list of every single that peaked on the Billboard Top 40 chart in 1972 (based on Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual 1955-1999 publication) and also includes the Top 40 hits Pat has included in the database based a composite of other music charts. Through a collaborative effort with my partner-in-crime Jim (a.k.a. "jimct"), we've made our best effort to determine whether the corresponding commercial 45 release for each single was issued in mono or stereo. This list only accounts for original 45 releases and not later re-issues.

I have posted a mono/stereo 45 list for each year from 1968-1975 (see links below) and hope forum members and fellow music collectors will find these lists to be a useful reference guide. I also highly encourage anyone to let me know if there are any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions so that I can make the necessary corrections.


Mono and Stereo Commercial 45 Releases of Top 40 Singles from 1972


Addrisi Brothers, The - "We've Got to Get It on Again" (stereo)
America - "A Horse with No Name" (stereo)
America - "I Need You" (stereo)
America - "Ventura Highway" (stereo)
Apollo 100 - "Joy" (stereo)
April Wine - "You Could Have Been a Lady" (mono)
Argent - "Hold Your Head Up" (stereo)
Badfinger - "Baby Blue" (stereo)
Badfinger - "Day After Day" (stereo)
Band, The - "Don't Do It" (mono - all 45 copies incorrectly state "stereo" on the label)
Bee Gees - "Run to Me" (mono)
Bee Gees, The - "Alive" (mono)
Bee Gees, The - "My World" (mono)
Berry, Chuck - "My Ding-a-Ling" (electronically rechanneled stereo)
Boone, Daniel - "Beautiful Sunday" (stereo)
Bread - "Diary" (mono)
Bread - "Everything I Own" (stereo)
Bread - "The Guitar Man" (stereo)
Bread - "Sweet Surrender" (stereo)
Bremers, Beverly - "Don't Say You Don't Remember" (stereo)
Bremers, Beverly - "We're Free" (stereo)
Brown, James - "Get on the Good Foot-Part 1" (mono)
Brown, James - "Honky Tonk - Part 1" (mono)
Brown, James - "I Got a Bag of My Own" (stereo)
Brown, James - "King Heroin" (mono)
Brown, James - "Talking Loud and Saying Nothing - Part I" (mono)
Brown, James - "There It Is" (mono)
Browne, Jackson - "Doctor My Eyes" (mono)
Bullet - "White Lies, Blue Eyes" (mono)
Butler, Jerry, and Brenda Lee Eager - "Ain't Understanding Mellow" (mono)
Cale, J.J. - "Crazy Mama" (stereo)
Carpenters - "Goodbye to Love" (stereo)
Carpenters - "Hurting Each Other" (stereo)
Carpenters - "It's Going to Take Some Time" (stereo)
Cashman & West - "American City Suite" (stereo)
Cassidy, David - "Could It Be Forever" (mono)
Cassidy, David - "How Can I Be Sure" (mono)
Cassidy, David - "Rock Me Baby" (mono)
Castor, Jimmy, Bunch - "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" (mono)
Chakachas, The - "Jungle Fever" (mono)
Chapin, Harry - "Taxi" (stereo)
Cher - "Living in a House Divided" (stereo)
Cher - "The Way to Love" (stereo)
Chicago - "Dialogue (Part I & II)" (stereo)
Chicago - "Saturday in the Park" (stereo)
Chi-Lites, The - "Oh Girl" (stereo)
Climax - "Precious and Few" (mono)
Cocker, Joe - "Feeling Alright" (mono)
Cocker, Joe, and the Chris Stainton Band - "Midnight Rider" (mono)
Coffey, Dennis, and the Detroit Guitar Band - "Scorpio" (mono)
Coffey, Dennis, and the Detroit Guitar Band - "Taurus" (mono)
Coltrane, Chi - "Thunder and Lightning" (stereo)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - "Hot Rod Lincoln" (stereo)
Cooper, Alice - "Elected" (stereo)
Cooper, Alice - "School's Out" (stereo)
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - "Don't Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool Like Me)" (stereo)
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - "Too Late to Turn Back Now" (stereo)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Someday Never Comes" (mono)
Croce, Jim - "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" (mono)
Croce, Jim - "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" (mono & stereo)
Davis, Mac - "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" (mono)
Davis, Sammy, Jr., with the Mike Curb Congregation - "The Candy Man" (stereo)
Delegates, The - "Convention '72" (mono)
Derek and the Dominos - "Layla" (mono)
Detroit Emeralds - "Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms)" (mono - all 45 copies incorrectly state "stereo" on the label)
Detroit Emeralds - "You Want It, You Got It" (mono - all 45 copies incorrectly state "stereo" on the label)
Diamond, Neil - "Play Me" (stereo)
Diamond, Neil - "Song Sung Blue" (mono)
Diamond, Neil - "Walk on Water" (stereo)
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show - "Sylvia's Mother" (stereo)
Doobie Brothers, The - "Listen to the Music" (stereo)
Dramatics, The - "In the Rain" (mono)
Dylan, Bob - "George Jackson" (stereo)
Eagles - "Take It Easy" (mono)
Eagles - "Witchy Woman" (mono)
Edwards, Jonathan - "Sunshine" (mono)
Elbert, Donnie - "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" (mono)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - "From the Beginning" (mono)
English Congregation, The - "Softly Whispering I Love You" (mono)
Faces - "Stay with Me" (stereo)
Fargo, Donna - "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." (stereo)
5th Dimension, The - "If I Could Reach You" (mono)
5th Dimension, The - "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All" (mono)
5th Dimension, The - "Together Let's Find Love" (mono)
Flack, Roberta - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (mono)
Flack, Roberta, & Donny Hathaway - "Where Is the Love" (mono)
Flash - "Small Beginnings" - (stereo)
Franklin, Aretha - "All the King's Horses" (mono)
Franklin, Aretha - "Day Dreaming" (mono)
Gallery - "I Believe in Music" (mono)
Gallery - "Nice to Be with You" (mono)
Geils, J., Band - "Looking for a Love" (mono)
Giorgio - "Son of My Father" (stereo)
Glitter, Gary - "I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll)" (mono)
Glitter, Gary - "Rock and Roll Part 2" (mono)
Godspell - "Day by Day" (mono)
Grand Funk Railroad - "Footstompin' Music" (stereo)
Grand Funk Railroad - "Rock 'n' Roll Soul" (stereo)
Grass Roots, The - "Glory Bound" (mono)
Grass Roots, The - "The Runaway" (mono)
Green, Al - "I'm Still in Love with You" (mono)
Green, Al - "Let's Stay Together" (mono)
Green, Al - "Look What You Done for Me" (mono)
Green, Al - "You Ought to Be with Me" (mono & stereo)
Guess Who, The - "Heartbroken Bopper" (stereo)
Guthrie, Arlo - "The City of New Orleans" (stereo)
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - "Daisy Mae" (mono)
Hammond, Albert - "It Never Rains in Southern California" (stereo, though some pressings are electronically rechanneled)
Hayes, Isaac - "Do Your Thing" (mono)
Hayes, Isaac - "Theme from The Men" (stereo)
Heatherton, Joey - "Gone" (stereo)
Hillside Singers, The - "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)" (stereo)
Hollies, The - "Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)" (stereo)
Hollies, The - "Long Dark Road" (stereo)
Honey Cone, The - "The Day I Found Myself" (mono)
Honey Cone, The - "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show Part I" (mono)
Hot Butter - "Popcorn" (stereo)
Ingram, Luther - "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" (mono)
Isley Brothers, The - "Pop That Thang" (mono)
Jackson, Michael - "Ben" (mono and stereo)
Jackson, Michael - "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (stereo)
Jackson, Michael - "Rockin' Robin" (mono and stereo)
Jackson, Millie - "Ask Me What You Want" (mono)
Jackson, Millie - "My Man, a Sweet Man" (mono)
Jackson 5, The - "Corner of the Sky" (stereo)
Jackson 5, The - "Little Bitty Pretty One" (mono)
Jackson 5, The - "Lookin' Through the Windows" (stereo)
Jackson 5, The - "Sugar Daddy" (mono)
John, Elton - "Honky Cat" (stereo)
John, Elton - "Levon" (mono)
John, Elton - "Rocket Man" (stereo)
John, Elton - "Tiny Dancer" (stereo)
John, Robert - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (mono)
Jo Jo Gunne - "Run Run Run" (mono)
King, Carole - "Sweet Seasons" (mono)
Knight, Frederick - "I've Been Lonely for So Long" (mono)
Knight, Gladys, & the Pips - "Help Me Make It Through the Night" (stereo)
Knight, Gladys, & the Pips - "Make Me the Woman That You Go Home To" (mono)
Led Zeppelin - "Black Dog" (stereo)
[Lennon], John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir - "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (stereo)
Lewis, Jerry Lee - "Me and Bobby McGee" (mono)
Lighthouse - "Sunny Days" (mono)
Lobo - "I'd Love You to Want Me" (mono)
Looking Glass - "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" (stereo)
Love Unlimited - "Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love" (stereo)
Main Ingredient, The - "Everybody Plays the Fool" (stereo)
Malo - "Suavecito" (stereo)
Mayfield, Curtis - "Freddie's Dead (Theme from "Superfly")" (mono)
McLean, Don - "American Pie - Parts I & II" (stereo)
McLean, Don - "Castles in the Air" (stereo)
McLean, Don - "Vincent" (stereo)
Mel and Tim - "Starting All over Again" (mono)
Melanie - "The Nickel Song" (mono)
Melanie - "Ring the Living Bell" (stereo)
Melvin, Harold, and the Blue Notes - "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (stereo)
Moody Blues, The - "Isn't Life Strange" (stereo)
Moody Blues, The - "Nights in White Satin" (mono)
Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes" (stereo)
Mouth & MacNeal - "How Do You Do?" (stereo)
Murphey, Michael - "Geronimo's Cadillac" (mono)
Nash, Graham, & David Crosby - "Immigration Man" (mono)
Nash, Johnny - "I Can See Clearly Now" (stereo)
Neely, Sam - "Loving You Just Crossed My Mind" (stereo)
Nelson, Rick, & the Stone Canyon Band - "Garden Party" (stereo)
New Seekers, The - "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)" (stereo)
Newbury, Mickey - "An American Trilogy" (stereo)
Newton, Wayne - "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" (stereo)
Nilsson - "Coconut" (stereo)
Nilsson - "Jump into the Fire" (stereo)
Nilsson - "Spaceman" (stereo)
Nilsson - "Without You" (stereo)
O'Jays, The - "Back Stabbers" (stereo)
O'Keefe, Danny - "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" (mono)
Osmond, Donny - "Hey Girl" (mono)
Osmond, Donny - "I Knew You When" (mono)
Osmond, Donny - "Lonely Boy" (stereo)
Osmond, Donny - "Puppy Love" (mono)
Osmond, Donny - "Too Young" (mono)
Osmond, Donny - "Why" (stereo)
Osmond, Little Jimmy, with the Mike Curb Congregation - "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" (stereo)
Osmonds, The - "Crazy Horses" (mono)
Osmonds, The - "Down by the Lazy River" (mono)
Osmonds, The - "Hold Her Tight" (stereo)
O'Sullivan, Gilbert - "Alone Again (Naturally)" (mono)
O'Sullivan, Gilbert - "Clair" (mono)
Partridge Family, The, starring Shirley Jones featuring David Cassidy - "Breaking up Is Hard to Do" (mono)
Partridge Family, The, starring Shirley Jones featuring David Cassidy - "It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love)" (mono)
Paul, Billy - "Me and Mrs. Jones" (stereo)
Pickett, Wilson - "Fire and Water" (mono)
Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, The - "Amazing Grace" (stereo)
Presley, Elvis - "Burning Love" (stereo)
Presley, Elvis - "Until It's Time for You to Go" (stereo)
Preston, Billy - "Outa-Space" (mono)
Pride, Charley - "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" (stereo)
Procol Harum - "Conquistador" (stereo)
Rare Earth - "Hey Big Brother" (mono)
Raspberries - "Go All the Way" (stereo)
Redbone - "The Witch Queen of New Orleans" (mono)
Reddy, Helen - "I Am Woman" (stereo)
Roberts, Austin - "Something's Wrong with Me" (stereo)
Rolling Stones, The - "Happy" (mono)
Rolling Stones, The - "Tumbling Dice" (mono & stereo)
Rundgren, Todd - "I Saw the Light" (stereo)
Russell, Leon - "Tight Rope" (stereo)
Sailcat - "Motorcycle Mama" (stereo)
Sainte-Marie, Buffy - "Mister Can't You See" (mono)
Santana - "No One to Depend On" (stereo)
Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze" (stereo)
Simon, Carly - "Anticipation" (stereo)
Simon, Joe - "Drowning in the Sea of Love" (mono)
Simon, Joe - "Power of Love" (mono)
Simon, Paul - "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" (stereo)
Simon, Paul - "Mother and Child Reunion" (stereo)
Sly & the Family Stone - "Runnin' Away" (mono)
Sly & the Family Stone - Smilin'" (mono)
Sonny & Cher - "A Cowboys Work Is Never Done" (stereo)
Sonny & Cher - "When You Say Love" (stereo)
Soul Children, The - "Hearsay" (mono)
Spinners - "I'll Be Around" (mono)
Springfield, Rick - "Speak to the Sky" (stereo)
Staple Singers, The - "I'll Take You There" (mono)
Staple Singers, The - "This World" (stereo)
Starr, Ringo - "Back off Boogaloo" (stereo)
Stevens, Cat - "Morning Has Broken" (stereo)
Stewart, Rod - "Angel" (stereo)
Stewart, Rod - "Handbags and Gladrags" (stereo)
Stewart, Rod - "You Wear It Well" (stereo)
Streisand, Barbra - "Sweet Inspiration/Where You Lead" (stereo)
Stylistics, The - "I'm Stone in Love with You" (mono)
Stylistics, The - "People Make the World Go Round" (mono)
Stylistics, The - "You Are Everything" (mono)
Stylistics, The, featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. - "Betcha by Golly, Wow" (mono)
Supremes, The - "Automatically Sunshine" (mono)
Supremes, The - "Floy Joy" (mono)
Temptations, The - "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (mono)
Temptations, The - "Take a Look Around" (mono)
Tex, Joe - "I Gotcha" (mono)
Tex, Joe - "You Said a Bad Word" (mono)
Think - "Once You Understand" (stereo)
Thomas, B.J. - "Rock and Roll Lullaby" (stereo)
Three Dog Night - "Black & White" (mono)
Three Dog Night - "The Family of Man" (mono)
Three Dog Night - "Never Been to Spain" (mono)
Tower of Power - "You're Still a Young Man" (stereo)
T. Rex - "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" (stereo)
Uriah Heep - "Easy Livin" (stereo)
Vinton, Bobby - "Every Day of My Life" (stereo)
Vinton, Bobby - "Sealed with a Kiss" (stereo)
Wallace, Jerry - "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry" (stereo)
War - "Slippin' into Darkness" (mono)
Who, The - "Join Together" (stereo)
Williams, Andy - "Love Theme from "The Godfather" (Speak Softly Love)" (stereo)
Wings - "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" (stereo)
Wings - "Little Woman Love" (stereo)
Wings - "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (stereo)
Withers, Bill - "Lean on Me" (mono)
Withers, Bill - "Use Me" (mono)
Womack, Bobby, & Peace - "That's the Way I Feel About Cha" (stereo)
Wonder, Stevie - "Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)" (stereo)
Wright, Betty - "Clean up Woman" (mono)
Yes - "Roundabout" (mono)
Yost, Dennis, and the Classics IV - "What Am I Crying For?" (stereo)
Young, Neil - "Heart of Gold" (mono)
Young, Neil - "Old Man" (mono)


Click this link for: List of Mono and Stereo 45s - 1968

Click this link for: List of Mono and Stereo 45s - 1969

Click this link for: List of Mono and Stereo 45s - 1970

Click this link for: List of Mono and Stereo 45s - 1971

Click this link for: List of Mono and Stereo 45s - 1973

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Click this link for: List of mono and Stereo 45s - 1975


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Posted: 02 February 2012 at 12:47pm | IP Logged Quote Todd Ireland

Scoreboard update...

Here are the percentages (rounded to the nearest tenth) of Top 40 commercial 45s issued in stereo by year. 1972 became the first year the number of stereo 45 releases surpassed that of mono 45s:

1972: 51.9%
1971: 35.7%
1970: 26.9%
1969: 19.1%
1968: 3.1%

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Todd, as I was quickly scanning your new 1972 list, I see you accidently
included Hotlegs' "Neanderthal Man" on it. It should be deleted. This song
was actually from 1970, and it does already correctly appear under your list
for that year. Once again, great job!
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Thanks, Jim... I have no idea how that one ended up on this list!
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OMG! Stereo is spreading faster than the plague!   :)


Great detective work again, Todd (and Jim)! Many thanks.
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Todd, you are incredible. You are posting these lists at lightning speed!
Thanks so much to you, and the others providing those few additional
details, for making this particular wish of mine come true!

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Isn't it true that 1972 was the first year that 45s had to be designated on the label as stereo or mono (and that prior to then, very few 45s had a stereo or mono indication on the label?) I sort of remember 1972 being a critical year for the beginning of the designations and was wondering if anyone can fill us in.
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Gordon, I am totally unaware of any such "1972 required stereo/mono
designation on 45s" rule. And if there was ever one, many labels ignored it!
I'd be interested to know what gave you that impression in the first place. I
don't think WB ever showed mono/stereo info on any commercial 45s issued
during the 70's at all (I know the promo 45s did.) Bell - never, right up to
"Mandy" at the very end. The London/MAM/Hi family of labels? Not until
1975, at the earliest. I'm sure others would quickly come to mind, if I
thought about it longer.
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I think this is so. Do remember that you have a hit or two from this era on a normally mono label which does get a Stereo pressing run (Normally happens when there's a Stereo side on the Promo single and they need new stampers). At least one run of Vicki Lawrence's "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" exists that way and one Tom Jones single also does. On reissues, the reverse sometimes happens.

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jimct wrote:
Bell - never, right up to
"Mandy" at the very end. The London/MAM/Hi family of labels? Not until
1975, at the earliest.


London did issue a handful of stereo 45s, I'm pretty sure "Natural High"-Bloodstone was stereo. I also have an early '72 stiff by the Poppy Family that was stereo.
While I can't think of any stereo Bell 45s (other than the ones previously mentioned) there were some Bell-distributed Big Tree singles that were listed as "compatible stereo". At least one of Lobo's 1973 singles was issued this way.

Interesting to note that "How Do You Do"-Mouth & McNeil was listed as mono on some labels (the later dark blue ones), but was actually stereo.



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Jim, I now think my memory was wrong on this. What I recall now (after reading your response) is that 1972 was the year that the labels were forced to put the YEAR of publication on the 45, e.g (P) 1972. Very few 45s before 1972 actually said what year they were pressed. After 1972, I believe all 45s did (or were at least supposed to).

Since the '90s, I've bought hundreds of unknown-to-me old singles that didn't have a year listed, and every single time I researched it, all these 45s were pressed in 1971 or earlier (and maybe a few from 1972 but never later.)
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There was an earlier "first stereo Bell commercial 45" discussion in the "Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" thread. As I'd mentioned there, the first stock Bell 45 specifically designated as stereo I ever bought was Sandalwood's "Lovin' Naturally" in August, 1973.

Gordon, I kind of like your initial memory. Had there actually been such a requirement on the books, just think of the class action suits we could file over all those improperly marked stereo and mono singles! :)
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EdisonLite wrote:
What I recall now (after reading your
response) is that 1972 was the year that the labels were
forced to put the YEAR of publication on the 45, e.g (P)
1972. Very few 45s before 1972 actually said what year
they were pressed. After 1972, I believe all 45s did (or
were at least supposed to).


I think this was from changes in copyright law at the
time. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember
that pre-1972, there wasn't any federal copyright
protection for sound recordings, just a hodge-podge of
state laws. For 1972 and after, the federal
infrastructure was put into place.

The pre- and post-1972 labeling still crops up on US
compilation CDs. Anything 1972 and newer gets a date,
anything pre-1972 is optional.

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Great info here, guys. Yes, I think Gordon's "revised memory" is correct
about copyright years dates being the info that had to appear on 45 labels
from '72 on, not the words "mono" or "stereo". I agree that most labels I
mentioned did issue at least a few stereo 45s. My earlier point was that I
think ZZ Top's "Tush" from 1975 was one of the very first London 45s I recall
buying that actually said "stereo" on the label. Some previous 45s by these
labels were issued in stereo, but no stereo/mono stated deisgnation
appeared on the label at all for these singles.   
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Posted: 04 February 2012 at 6:06am | IP Logged Quote Bill Cahill

Hey what do the rest of you guys have on "Don't Do It" by the Band? The list above says mono. I thought that was a stereo single. However, my surviving copy is a Capitol (Starline) reissue so I can't confirm what was on the original stock. (Starline is stereo, with the added applause on the intro)
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My original 45 is Mono. But it is also a promo.

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Bill Cahill wrote:
Hey what do the rest of you guys have on "Don't Do It" by the Band? The list above says mono. I thought that was a stereo single.


Bill, my Hollywood-pressed stock copy states "stereo" on the label and the etched deadwax has the usual "S-45..." designation found on stereo Capitol matrices. But the record actually plays mono (although B-side "Rag Mama Rag" does play stereo.)

For those who might be interested, the mono A-side was mastered by noted engineer Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound.
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Bill Cahill wrote:
Hey what do the rest of you guys have on "Don't Do
It" by the Band? The list above says mono. I thought that was a stereo
single.
Bill, I was able to assist Todd with his 1972 efforts. Aside
from the afore-mentioned, two Detroit Emeralds "they state stereo, but
are mono" Top 40 hits, "Don't Do It" was the *only* other 1972 song I
found that also said "stereo", but was actually mono. I listened more than
once to it, to be sure, and very carefully (because Capitol has a reliable
rep with me when they state "stereo".) No doubt to my mind - 100%
mono. My exact song report to Todd was "says stereo, but is mono." No
doubt due to "1972 info overload", he chose only to include the actual
"mono" info on his list. Perhaps him reporting the "stated" info as well
might've headed off your question, because I distinctly remember that 45
stating "stereo" on the label; perhaps you did as well.
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Posted: 04 February 2012 at 1:44pm | IP Logged Quote Bill Cahill

Yes I remember seeing stereo on the label, and for some reason I've lost my original 45 and only have the Starline re-issue with "Ain't Got No Home" on the other side. The Starline 45 states stereo and actually is stereo, and is the single edit with the fake applause added to the beginning. But Starline doesn't count!
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jimct wrote:
Bill Cahill wrote:
Hey what do the rest of you guys have on "Don't Do
It" by the Band? The list above says mono. I thought that was a stereo
single.
Bill, I was able to assist Todd with his 1972 efforts. Aside
from the afore-mentioned, two Detroit Emeralds "they state stereo, but
are mono" Top 40 hits, "Don't Do It" was the *only* other 1972 song I
found that also said "stereo", but was actually mono. I listened more than
once to it, to be sure, and very carefully (because Capitol has a reliable
rep with me when they state "stereo".) No doubt to my mind - 100%
mono. My exact song report to Todd was "says stereo, but is mono." No
doubt due to "1972 info overload", he chose only to include the actual
"mono" info on his list. Perhaps him reporting the "stated" info as well
might've headed off your question, because I distinctly remember that 45
stating "stereo" on the label; perhaps you did as well.


I guess I just figured that indicating whether each 45 was in actual "mono" or "stereo" would suffice for everyone, but if some would like to see mislabeled 45 mono/stereo notations included on the lists as well, I can go back and add the information accordingly. If there's any mislabeled 45s that need to be added to previous yearly listings, please let me know.

Edited by Todd Ireland on 04 February 2012 at 6:22pm
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