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The Canadian «PYE» 45 Discography

Compiled by Piers A. Hemmingsen with assistance (and a LOT of hard work) from David Whatmough

45 RPM Singles

The Quality Records Limited years - 1955 through 1958

Quality Records Limited, based in Toronto, issued some very early Pye releases in the late 1950s - probably just before Astral began issuing Pye product in Canada. To date I have unearthed two interesting LPs that carry the Pye logo on the jackets while one LP also features the Pye logo on the label. Both of the above LPs are very heavy vinyl and would appear to be from
the 1956 era. More information would be appreciated.

The Astral Years 1959 - 1963

Dark Blue Label 45s (Distributed by Astral Music Sales, 44 Danforth Road, Scarborough, Ontario)
Issued with blue "Pye Spin With The Stars" paper sleeve with Astral Music Sales address.

Serial Number Artist Title
Pye 7N.15181 Lonnie Donegan Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Favour (On The Bedpost Overnight)/Aunt Rhody (The Old Grey Mare)
1959, Probably the first 45 release on the Pye label in Canada. This 45 was also reissued in mid 1961 when the song finally became a hit record
Pye 7N.15225 Emile Ford And The Checkmates What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For ? / Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
Pye 7N.15256 Lonnie Donegan And His Group My Old Man's A Dustman / The Golden Vanity
Some copies have solid centres with small spindle holes - perhaps these were made for juke boxes in Canada.
Pye 7N.15267 Lonnie Donegan I Wanna Go Home (The Wreck Of The Sloop John "B") / Jimmy Brown The Newsboy
The A side was covered by the Beach Boys years later in 1966.
Pye 7N.15269 George Formby Happy Go Lucky Me /Banjo Boy
Pye 7N.15275 Lonnie Donegan Lorelei / In All My Wildest Dreams
Pye 7N.15278 Kenny Ball And His Jazz Band Samantha / I Still Love You All
Pye 7N.15312 Lonnie Donegan Beyond The Sunset / Lively
Pye 7N.15333 Brook Brothers War Paint / Sometimes
Pye 7N.15354 Lonnie Donegan Have A Drink On Me / Seven Daffodils
Pye 7N.15389 Petula Clark My Friend The Sea / With All My Love
Pye 7N.15443 Jimmy Justice Ain’t That Funny / One
Pye 7N.17276 Petula Clark Ne Joue Pas / Prends Mon Coeur
Pye 7N.17278 Flee Rekkers Isle Of Capri / Hangover
I traded this cool 45 to a collector in Sweden years ago and it was from the Pye Astral series below using 4 digit numbers as both tracks were pulled from their UK Pye Ep entitled The Fabulous Flee-Rekkers Pye NEP24141 issued in the UK in May 1961.
Pye 7N.17278 Kenny Ball Samantha / I Still Love You All
These two 45s have the same catalog number. (reason unknown)
Pye 7N.17281 Three Viscounts Everybody’s Got A Ya Ya / Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Pye 7N.17279 Lonnie Donegan Wreck Of The John B / Sorry But …
Pye 1256 Lonnie Donegan My Old Man's A Dustman / The Golden Vanity
June 1960
Pye 1354 Lonnie Donegan Have A Drink On Me / Seven Daffodills
August 1961
Pye 1181 Lonnie Donegan Does Your Chewing Gum … / Aunt Rhody
August 1961
Pye 1099 Ray Adams Hear My Song, Violetta / You Belong To My Heart
June 1962, It has the number 7N.25099 on the right hand side. With The Tony Hatch Orchestra

White label 45s (Distributed by Astral Music Sales)

Issued on white "Pye or Pye Jazz" label with blue Pye logo and blue text.

Serial Number Artist Title
Pye 7N.15145 The Brook Brothers Tell Tale / Too Scared
Pye 7N.15380 Johnny Duncan And His Blue Grass Boys Hannah / The Legend Of Gunga Din
Pye 7N.15408 Tony Hatch Ghost Squad Theme / Whats All That About ?
Pye 7N.15437 Petula Clark Whistlin' For The Moon / Tender Love
Pye 7N.15455 Lonnie Donegan Ramblin’ Road / Pick A Bale Of Cotton
Pye 2049 Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen Midnight In Moscow / My Mother's Eyes
February 1962
Pye 2051 Kenny Ball March Of The Siamese Children / Vilia
Pye 2054 Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen Green Leaves Of Summer / I Shall Not Be Moved
Pye 17280 Lonnie Donegan Sing Along With Lonnie
Extended play EP - 4 songs - On Top Of Old Smokey, Down In The Valley, So Long Little Liza Jane, Puttin On The Style.
Pye 17281 The Three Viscounts Everybody's Got A Ya Ya / Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Pye 35024 Joe Brown And The Bruvvers What A Crazy World We're Living In / Pop Corn
Pye 35043 Vince Hill And His Group River’s Run Dry / Not Any More
Pye 35047 Joe Brown And The Bruvvers A Picture Of You / A Lay-About's Lament

One odd issue in Canada was a yellow label "Piccadilly" release for Johnny Keating and it appears that it was most probably issued by Astral:

Piccadilly 7N.35032 Johnny Keating Z / Lost Patrol

700 Series Pye 45s

NOTE: Astral to Pye 713 – Starting with Pye 714, the records were manufactured by Allied Record Corporation, Montreal and Toronto locations.
NOTE: White label Astral 45s with blue text and Astral stock sleeves - new address is 1315 Lawrence Avenue East, Don Mills, Ontario

Serial Number Artist Title
Pye 700 TBD - -
Pye 701 Jimmy Justice When My Little Girl Is Smiling / If I Lost Your Love
Pye 702 Kenny Ball All Through The Night / So Do I
Pye 703 Kenny Ball Big Pay Off / Corn And Chop Suey
Pye 704 Lonnie Donegan The Partys Over / Lumbered
Pye 705 Countrymen Meilinki Meilchik / Scarlet Ribbons
Pye 706 Joe Brown & Bruvvers It Only Took A Minute / All Things Bright And Beautiful
Pye 707 Tony Hatch Out Of This World / Cyrils Tune
Pye 708 Tony Hatch Sharon / Theme From The Dick Powell Show
Pye 709 Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen Sukiyaki / Hazel Mere
Astral, 1963
Pye 710 Jimmy Justice The World Of Lonely People / I Wake Up Crying
Pye 711 Mark Wynter Vote For Me / Please Come Back To Me
Astral, 1963
Pye 712 Flee-Rekkers Fireball XL5 / Fandango
Astral, 1963
Pye 713 Kenny Ball 55 Days At Peking / Rondo
Astral, 1963

End of Astral - Start of Allied red label 45s issued with plain brown paper sleeves.

Pye 714 Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen Washington Square / The Music Goes 'Round And Round
Pye 715 TBD - -
Pye 716 Daryl Quist Thanks To You / Keep Moving
With accompaniment directed by Tony Hatch, with The Breakaways
Pye 717 The Searchers Sugar And Spice / Saints And Searchers
July 1964
Pye 718 Jackie Lynton I’m Talking About You / Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Pye 719 The Saints Husky Team / Pigtails
Pye 720 Mark Wynter Its Almost Tomorrow / Music To Midnight
Pye 721 The Breakaways Here She Comes / That Boy Of Mine
Pye 722 The Chants A Thousand Stars / I Could Write A Book
Pye 723 The Searchers Needles And Pins / Saturday Night Out
May 1964
Pye 724 Kenny Ball / Lionel Bart High Hopes / From Russia With Love
Pye 725 TBD - -
Pye 726 Jackie Trent Only One Such As You / If You Love Me
Pye 727 The Kinks Long Tall Sally / I Took My Baby Home
March 1964
Pye 728 Daryl Quist Above And Beyond / True To You
Pye 729 The Undertakers Stupidity / Just A Little Bit
Pye 730 Mark Wynter The Boy You’re Kissing / I Learned A Lot From You
Pye 731 The Dave Clark Five First Love (instrumental) / I Walk The Line (instrumental)
This 45 was issued by Pye in the UK. The other UK Pye 45 was also issued in Canada but on the Congress label as Congress 212 with the coupling That's What I Said / I Knew It All The Time which also appeared in the USA as Congress 212.
Pye 732 Mark Wynter t Only You / Its Love You Wan
Pye 733 The Searchers Don't Throw Your Love Away / I Pretend I'm With You
July 1964
Pye 734 Vince Eager I Shall Not Be Moved / Its Only Make Believe
Pye 735 The Searchers Ain't That Just Like Me / I Pretend I'm With You
June 1964
Pye 736 The Overlanders Yesterdays Gone / Gone The Rainbow
Pye 737 Jackie Trent Autumn Leaves / Too Late
Pye 738 Migil 5 Near You / Don’t Wanna Go On Shaking
Pye 739 Mark Wynter I Wish You Everything / Answer Me
Pye 740 Julie Grant You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You / I Only Care About You
Pye 741 The Searchers Some Day We're Gonna Love Again / No One Else Could Love You
September 1964
Pye 742 TBD - -
Pye 743 Julie Grant Every Day I Have To Cry / Watch What You Do With My Baby
Pye 744 The Hi-Fi's Will Yer Won't Yer / She's The One
Pye 745 Lonnie Donegan It’s a Long Road To Travel / Beans In My Ears
Pye 746 Johnny Sandon Donna Means Heartbreak / Some Kinda Wonderful
Pye 747 Jimmy Nicol Husky / Don't Come Back
Jimmy Nicol was the substitute drummer for Ringo Starr when the Beatles toured Holland, etc.
Pye 748 The Soul Agents I Just Want To Make Love To You / Mean Woman Blues
Pye 749 The Honeycombs Have I The Right / Please Don't Pretend Again
Pye 750 The Kinks You Really Got Me / It's Alright
October 1964, brown paper sleeve
Pye 751 The Overlanders Don’t It Make You Feel Good / TBD
Pye 752 The Searchers When You Walk In The Room / I'll Be Missing You
November 1964, brown paper sleeve
Pye 753 Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen Morocco '64 / Hard Ain't It Hard
Pye 754 Miki & Griff Automation / Oh So Many Years
Pye 755 The Cadets Chapel of Love / I Gave My Wedding Dress Away
Pye 756 Tony Jackson With The Vibrations Bye Bye Baby / Watch Your Step
Pye 757 Takers If You Don’t Come Back / Think
Pye 758 Sandie Shaw There's Always Something There To Remind Me / Don't You Know
Pye 759 Sandie Shaw Ya Ya Da Da / As Long As Your Happy Baby

* around this time in early 1965 Allied changes from plain brown paper sleeves to white paper sleeves for the red Pye label 45s issued in Canada. These white sleeves were used until the Phonodisc transition in mid-1968.

Pye 760 Rockin Berries He’s In Town / Flashback
White paper sleeve
Pye 761 Sounds Orchestral Cast Your Fate To The Wind / To Wendy With Love
May 1965
Pye 762 The Kinks All Day And All Of The Night / I Gotta Move
February 1965
Pye 763 The Honeycombs Is It Because ? / I'll Cry Tomorrow
Pye 764 Laurie Johnson Orchestra Call Me Irresponsible / Beauty Jungle
Pye 765 Tommy Quickly The Wild Side Of Life / Forget The Other Guy
Pye 766 The Searchers Love Potion No.9 / Hi Heel Sneakers
February 1965
Pye 767 The Honeycombs I Can't Stop / I'll Cry Tomorrow
Pye 768 The Searchers What Have They Done To The Rain / This Feeling Inside
March 1965
Pye 769 Sandie Shaw Girl Don't Come / I'd Be Far Better Off Without You
Pye 770 The Searchers Goodbye My Love / Till I Met You
May 1965
Pye 771 The Kinks Tired Of Waiting For You / Come On Now
April 1965
Pye 772 The Searchers Bumble Bee / A Tear Fell
May 1965
Pye 773 Nina Stern Take It From Me (Little Girl) / Come Back To Me
Pye 774 Sandie Shaw You Can’t Blame Him / I’ll Stop At Nothing
Pye 775 Donovan Catch The Wind / Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do
June 1965
Pye 776 The Honeycombs Something Better Beginning / I'll See You Tomorrow
Pye 777 Jackie Trent Where Are You Now ? / On The Other Side Of The Tracks
Pye 778 The Kinks Set Me Free / I Need You
July 1965
Pye 779 Sandie Shaw Long Live Love / I've Heard About Him
Pye 780 The Riot Squad I Wanna Talk About My Baby / Gonna Make You
June 9, 1965
Pye 781 Sounds Orchestral Have Faith In Your Love / Like The Lonely
Pye 782 The Searchers He's Got No Love / So Far Away
August 1965
Pye 783 Donovan Colours / To Sing For You
Pye 784 Sounds Orchestral Canadian Sunset / Have Faith In Your Love
Pye 785 The Kinks Who'll Be The Next In Line / Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy
September 1965
Pye 786 Bubbles & Co. Just One Girl / Underneath My Pillow
Pye 787 The Ivy League Tossing And Turning / Graduation Day
Pye 788 Donovan Universal Soldier / Do You Hear Me Now
Pye 789 The Kinks See My Friends / Never Met A Girl Like You Before
November 1965
Pye 790 TBD - -
Pye 791 Donovan Tourquoise / Hey Gyp
Dig The Slowness
Pye 792 The Kinks A Well Respected Man / Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy
January 1966
Pye 792 The Kinks A Well Respected Man / Don't You Fret
*January 1966
Pye 793 TBD - -
Pye 794 Sounds Orchestral A Boy And A Girl (Vic Flick) / Theme From THUNDERBALL
Pye 795 TBD - -
Pye 796 The Overlanders Michelle / Cradle Of Love
Pye 797 The Searchers Take Me For What I'm Worth / Too Many Miles
Pye 798 Medical Missionaries Of Mary Choral Group Angels / Spring
Pye 799 The Kinks Don't You Fret / Wait Till The Summer Comes Along
Pye 800 Alexander Brothers Nobody’s Child / TBD
Pye 801 Donovan Josie / Little Tin Soldier
Pye 802 The Kinks Till The End Of The Day / Come On Now
March 1966
Pye 802 The Kinks Till The End Of The Day / Where Have All The Good Times Gone
* March 1966
Pye 803 The Koobas Take Me For A Little While / Somewhere In The Night
Pye 804 Alan Moorhouse Ballad Of The Green Berets / London Bridge
Pye 805 The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion / Till The End Of The Day
June 1966
Pye 805 The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion / It's Alright
* June 1966
Pye 806 Laurie Johnson Orchestra Original Theme From The Avengers / Minor Bossa Nova
Pye 807 Sandie Shaw Nothing Comes Easy / Stop Before You Start
Pye 808 David Garrick Lady Jane / Let's Go Somewhere
Pye 809 The Kinks Sunny Afternoon / I'm Not Like Everybody Else
September 1966
Pye 810 Slade Brothers What A Crazy Life / For A Rainy Day
Pye 811 The Searchers Have You Ever Loved Somebody / It's Just The Way (Love Will Come And Go)
Pye 812 TBD - -
Pye 813 The Kinks Dead End Street / Big Black Smoke
January 1967, Plain white paper sleeve
Pye 814 Marlene Dietrich This World of Ours / Candles Glowing
Pye 815 Sandie Shaw Think Sometimes About Me / Hide All Emotions
Pye 816 TBD - -
Pye 817 Max Bygraves / Kenny Ball Rosie / Harmonize
Pye 818 Clinton Ford Best Job Yet / Made You Mine / Run To The Door
Pye 819 Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String / Tell The Boys
Pye 820 TBD - -
Pye 821 The Kinks Waterloo Sunset / Act Nice And Gentle
June 1967
Pye 822 The Kinks Mister Pleasant / Harry Rag
July 1967
Pye 823 Episode Six Love, Hate, Revenge / Baby Baby Baby
Pye 824 Dave Davies Death Of A Clown / Love Me Till The Sun Shines
August 1967
Pye 825 TBD - -
Pye 826 Donovan Sunny Goodge Street / The Sunny Day Reflection Song
Pye 827 The Foundations Baby, Now That I've Found You / Come On Back To Me
January 1968
Pye 828 The Kinks David Watts / Afternoon Tea
October 1967. NOTE: B-side is obscure alternate mix
Pye 829 Val Doonican If The Whole World Stopped Lovin’ / I’d Rather Think Of You
Pye 830 Long John Baldry Let The Heartaches Begin / Annabelle (Who Flies To Me When She's Lonely)
Pye 831 The Kinks Autumn Almanac / Act Nice And Gentle
December 1967
Pye 832 Dave Davies Susannah's Still Alive / Funny Face
December 1967
Pye 833 The Foundations Back On My Feet Again / I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving
Pye 834 The Montanas You've Got To Be Loved / Difference Of Opinion
Pye 835 Status Quo Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Gentlemen Joe's Sidewalk Cafe
Pye 836 Paper Dolls Somewhere Here In My Heart / All The Time In The World
Pye 837 The Kinks Wonderboy / Polly
May 1968
Pye 838 The Foundations Any Old Time Your’e Lonely / We Are Happy People
Pye 839 Val Doonican Now / The Sun Always Shines When You're Young
Pye 840 Status Quo Ice In The Sun / When My Mind Is Not Live

In the summer of 1968 Allied transferred Pye distribution to Phonodisc in Toronto.

Light Blue Pye Label

Manufactured by Phonodisc, Toronto
Issued with various styles of custom Phonodisc paper sleeves.

Serial Number Artist Title
Pye 7N 17378 Sandie Shaw You’ve Not Changed / Don’t Make Me Cry
Pye 7N 17563 Long John Baldry We’re Together / TBD
Pye 7N 17573 The Kinks Day's / She's Got Everything
August 1968
Pye 7N 17579 Jimmy James Red Red Wine / Who Could Be Loving You
Pye 7N 17581 Status Quo Ice In The Sun / When My Mind Is Not Live
see Pye 840 above
Pye 7N 17593 Long John Baldry When The Sun Comes Shining Through / TBD
Pye 7N 17597 The Montanas Run To Me / You're Making A Big Mistake
Pye 7N 17636 The Foundations Build Me Up, Buttercup / New Direction
January 1969
Pye 7N 17649 Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band Bring It To Me Baby / I Can't Let You Know
Pye 7N 17650 Status Quo Technicolor Dreams / Paradise Flat
Pye 7N 17655 Paper Dolls Someday / Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad
Pye 7N 17658 The Alexander Brothers Remember The Children / Coulter's Candy
Pye 7N 17664 Long John Baldry It's Too Late Now / The Long And Lonely Night
Pye 7N 17665 Status Quo Auntie Nellie / Make Me Stay A Bit Longer
Pye 7N 17702 The Foundations In The Bad, Bad Old Days / Give Me Love
April 1969
Pye 7N 17706 Jefferson The Colour Of My Love / Look No Further
Pye 7N 17713 Val Doonican Ring Of Bright Water / New Dreams For Old
Pye 7N 17722 The Flying Machine Smile A Little Smile For Me / Maybe We've Been Loving Too Long
Pye 7N 17724 The Kinks Plastic Man / King Kong
Pye 7N 17738 Joe Dolan Make Me An Island / If You Care A Little About Me
Pye 7N 17748 Balloon Busters Alcock & Brown / Bluer Than Blue
Pye 7N 17766 Clinton Ford Lonelyville / Cielito Lindo
Pye 7N 17776 The Kinks Drivin' / Mindless Child Of Motherhood
July 1969
Pye 7N 17809 The Foundations Born To Live, Born To Die / Why Did You Cry
Pye 7N 17810 Jefferson Baby Take Me In Your Arms / I Fell Flat On My Face
Pye 7N 17811 Flying Machine A Thing Called Love / There She Goes
Pye 7N 17812 The Kinks Shangri-La / This Man He Weeps Tonight
October 1969
Pye 7N 17815 Long John Baldry Wait For Me / Don't Pity Me
Pye 7N 17825 Status Quo The Price Of Love / Little Miss Nothing
Pye 7N 17849 The Foundations Baby, I Couldn't See / Penny Sir
Pye 7N 17865 The Kinks Victoria / She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina
December 1970
Pye 7N 17885 Cyril Stapleton Ballerina / Women In Love
Pye 7N 17887 Pickettywitch That Same Old Feeling / Maybe We’ve Been Loving Too Long
Pye 7N 17894 Sandie Shaw By Tomorrow / Maple Village
Pye 7N 17901 London Pops Orchestra He Ain’t Heavy he’s My Brother / Sparrow
Pye 7N 17907 Status Quo Down The Dustpipe / Face Without A Soul
Pye 7N 17914 The Flying Machine Hanging On The Edge Of Sadness / The Flying Machine
Pye 7N 17951 Pickettywitch (It's Like A ) Sad Old Kinda' Movie / Times
Pye 7N 17961 The Kinks Lola / Berkeley Mews
September 1970
Pye 7N 17977 Doctor Father Umbopo / Roll On
Pye 7N 17987 Roy Budd The Theme From "Borsalino" / It Only Goes To Show
Pye 7N 17998 Status Quo In My Chair/Gerdundula
Pye 7N 18231 Jimmy James & The Vagabonds TBD
Pye 7N ??? (71057) Jimmy James & The Vagabonds Chains Of Love / TBD
Pye PC 4001 Val Doonican Jennifer’s Rabbit / The Sun Always Shines When You’re Young
Pye PC 4002 The Foundations My Little Chickadee / Solomon Grundy
Pye PC 4003 TBD - -
Pye PC 4004 Jefferson Are You Growing Tired Of My Love / You Know How It Is With A Woman
Pye PC 4005 Mungo Jerry In The Summertime / Mighty Man
August 1970
Pye PC 4006 Sounds Orchestral Louie Louie / Love In the Shadows
Pye PC 4007 Mungo Jerry Johnny B. Badde / My Friend
Pye PC 4008 Mungo Jerry Baby Jump / The Man Behind The Piano
Pye PC 4009 John Schroeder Wanna Thank You Girl / Witchi-Tai-To
7N 45039
Pye PC 4010 TBD - -
Pye PC 4011 Sounds Orchestral Wigwam (Bob Dylan) / Sleepy Shores
This is a STEREO 45 as marked on the label
Pye PC 4012 Status Quo Mean Girl / Everything
7N-45229-A and 7N-45229-B
Pye 7N 45016 The Kinks Apeman / Rats
January 1971 - NOTE: A-side uses UK mono mix
Pye 7N 45119 The Hendrys Life Is Getting Better / United We Stand
A side written by Vanda-Young of The Easybeats
Pye 7N 45036 Sweet Inspiration Wake Up And Be Somebody / Hung Up Over You
Pye 7N 45302 Lena Martell Riches / Scottish Trilogy
Pye 7N 45308 The Alan Tew Orchestra Flamingo / I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
Pye 7N 45323 The Ragtimers The Sting / Treat Me Gently
Pye 7N 45377 Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting / Gamblin' Man
Pye 7N 45385 Sweet Sensations Sad Sweet Dreamer / Surething Yes I Do
Pye 7N 45418 Carl Douglas Dance The Kung Fu / Changing Times
Pye 7N 45420 Johnny Wakelin And The Kinshasa Band Bang The Drum / Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)
This is a STEREO 45 as marked on the label. in 1975, Pye came up with a new label design. It was a graduated label, blue at the top to orange at the bottom with a white logo and black text. This 45 was first issued in blue then later issues were graduated labels.
Pye 7N 45445 Carl Douglas Blue Eyes Soul Part One / Blue Eyes Soul Part Two


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