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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WORLD PACIFIC 45 RPM 
77800 / 77900 SERIES
PART FIVE – 77881 / 77900

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The 77800 45 single series began when the release designation for the 400 45 single series was reassigned to a matrix series with the release of 77800 that carried matrix numbers WP-429-B and WP-430. The second release in the 77800 series, 77801, had matrix numbers WP-432 and WP-433.  The 77800 series would be the final 45 RPM single series for the World Pacific/Pacific Jazz/Aura line and would be a mixed bag of musical genres, drawing from the new Pacific Jazz PJ series, the World Pacific 1400 and 1800 LP series, the Aura LP series and random single releases not drawn from an LP release. 

Many of the artists represented on these World Pacific 45 RPM releases achieved fame beyond their credit listing as performer, arranger or producer of the 45 single.  The listing will separate these credits with a back slash in each case: performing artist or group / arranger / producer. The artists represented in this fifth group of releases include: Shirley & Johnny / Mike Vickers / Norman Smith, The Joyride / Clark Burroughs, The New Phoenix / Mama Cass Elliot, Bud Shank / Bob Florence / Richard Bock, Bud Shank - Chet Baker / Bob Florence / Richard Bock, Bristol Boxkite / Larry Goldberg & Leo Kulka, December’s Children / Ray Whitely, The Joyride / Bob Florence / Clark Burroughs, Skunks / Jon Hall, Cathy Rich / Russell K. Turner / Richard Bock, Russ David, Terry Ber / Eddie Karam / Richard Bock, Terry Ber / Jimmy Wisner /Richard Bock, Bud Shank / Artie Butler / Richard Bock, Lee Raymond / Lee Raymond / Richard Bock, December’s Children / Arthur Butler / Richard Bock, December’s Children / Ray Whitley / Ray Whitely, Zone 26 / Brian Monsour / Jimmy George, Ravi Shankar, The Marketts / Al Capps / Mike Gordon, The Marketts / Perry Botkin, Jr., Allan Reuss / Larry Goldberg.


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