CANDIX Enterprises Discography

Candix label

 

No.
 Date
 Artist
A Side
B Side
A Matrix No.
B Matrix No.
A Publisher
B Publisher
A Songwriter
B Songwriter
Pressing Plant Logo Imprint in Dead Wax
  Comments
301 September 1960 Ethan Du Veaux Undertow

Magnifique

C-301-1

C-301-2

Candix Music

Candix Music

J. Stearn

J. Stearn

None Both sides are instrumental.
302 October 10, 1960 Johnny MacRae Betcha Johnny Knows

The Lonely Years

CD-45×302-1

CD-45×302-2

Candix Music
Saracen Music
Candix Music
Saracen Music
Johnny Macrae

Johnny Macrae

None Both sides are a “A Free-Sac Production” (Ernie Freeman and Joe Saraceno). Reviewed in October 10, 1960, Billboard.
303 October 1960 Russ Regan
and the Rowdies
The Waterboy

Night Search

CD-45×303-1

CD-45×303-2

Dixsil Music
Saracen Music
Sildix Music
Aut Music
Johnny Macrae – Jack Collier

A. Cross –
E. Freeman

 None The Waterboy is actually sung/spoken by Lou Rawls. Russ Regan’s name was put on the label to tease him about his stalled singing career.
304 November 7, 1960 Lanny Duncan Why Did We Say Goodbye

Romeo’s Teacher

CD-45×306-1

CD-45×306-2

Dixsil Music

Paul Marc Music

Dixsil Music

Paul Marc Music

L. Duncan –
R. Duncan
L. Duncan –
R. Duncan
None Reviewed in the November 7, 1960, Billboard
305 November 7, 1960 Lou Rawls In My Little Black
Book
Just Thought You’d Like To Know
CD-45×304-1

CD-45×305-2

Texical Music-Jat Music

Sildix Music

L. Spring –
C. Summers
Bob Dix –
Dick Dix
None In summer 1962, Nick Venet signed Lou Rawls to Capitol Records.
306 November 21, 1960 The Sensationals Once In a While

Snow White Winter

CD-45×307-1

CD-45×307-2

Miller Music

Dixsil Music

Green Edwards

Melvin Schmidt

None Reviewed in November 21, 1960, Billboard. On February 13, 1961, Billboard reported “Once In a While” also by the Chimes on Tag 444.
307 c. November 1960 The Hi-Tones The Special Day

I’ve Never Seen a Straight Banana

CD-45×308-1

CD-45×308-2

Sildix Music-Aut Music

Bourne Music

Isabel Freeman

Ted Waite

None
308 c. December 1960 Solid Jackson East LA

Speedy Gonzales

CD-45×311-1

CD-45×311-2

None listed

Sildix Music
Neila Music

John Orvis

Jimmie Haskel –
Stan Ross

None East L.A. is “A Free-Sac-Andrews Production” — Ernie Freeman, Joe Saraceno, and Jack Andrews.
309 December 1960 Don and Marty Fidel and Raul

Mandolin Rock

CD-45×313-1

CD-45×313-2

Dixsil Music
Little Darling Music
Dixsil Music
Little Darling Music
F. Cooper

Jay Martin

None Marty was Marty Cooper.
310 December 1960 Faye Reis Dont’cha Break
My Heart
How Much Longer
CD-45×312-1RE

CD-45×312-2RE

Richard Dix
and Faye Reis
Richard Dix –Robert Dix
None The “RE” designation in the matrix number may indicate the record was reissued.

One of the Candix releases promoted in a full-page ad in January 23, 1961, Billboard.

311 December 12, 1960 Theola Kilgore (Chain Gang) The
Sound of My Man
Later I’ll Cry
CD-45×314-1

 

CD-45×314-2

Kags Music

 

Kags Music

Sam Cooke

 

Lorraine Russell

None Kags Music was owned by Sam Cooke and J.W. Alexander

One of the Candix releases promoted in a full-page ad in January 23, 1961, Billboard.

A Billboard Spotlight Winner of the Week, December 12, 1960.

Storm 501 c. January 1961 J.J. Jackson
and the Jackaels
That Look In Your Eye

A Lifetime from Today

CD S – JJ 1

CD S – JJ 2

Saracen Music

Saracen Music

June Jackson

June Jackson

None No mention on label of Storm Records being distributed by Candix Enterprises.

A Free-Sac Prod.

312 January 1961 Lou Rawls 80 Ways

When We Get Old

CD-45×305-1

CD-45×315-B

Sildix Music

Dixsil Music

Stan Ross

Ed Townsend

None One of the Candix releases promoted in a full-page ad in January 23, 1961, Billboard. Reviewed in the January 30, 1961, Billboard.
313 January 1961 Sue Black with
Rick & the Youngsters
Take Me

It Don’t Matter Anymore

CD-45×316-1

CD-45×316-2

Sildix Music

Sildix Music

Downey – Young

Downey – Young

None One of the Candix releases promoted in a full-page ad in January 23, 1961, Billboard.
314 January 1961 The Frogmen Underwater

The Mad Rush

CD-45×309-1

CD-45×317-1

Dixsil Music

Dixsil Music
Saracen Music

J. Andrews

J. Sharp –
S. Sharp

None Underwater hit #34 in Cash Box and #44 in Billboard. One of the Candix releases promoted in a full-page ad in January 23, 1961. Reviewed in Billboard March 27 and debuted April 3.
Storm 502 January 1961 J.J. Jackson and the Jackaels Oo-Ma-Liddi

Let the Show Begin

CD S – JJ 3

CD S – JJ 4

Saracen Music

Saracen Music

H. Blackman

E. Freeman –
J. Jackson

Label indicates distributed by Candix Enterprises.  A Free-Sac Production.

One of the Candix releases promoted in a full-page ad in January 23, 1961, Billboard.

Released in Detroit on Prelude 502, Redd Fox’s label

February 6, 1961 Antone & Curtis “Antone & Curtis are taping a comedy album for Candix Records.” (Billboard). It is unlikely this album was ever recorded.
February 20, 1961 “J.J. Jackson and the Jackals are recording Let The Show Begin and Oo Ma Leddi [sic] for the new Storm label distributed by Candix Records.” (Billboard)
February 27, 1961 “Candix’s Bill Silva has signed Theola Kilgore to a long-term contract.” (Billboard)
March 6, 1961 “Candix Records lead, Bill Silva, is setting up a West Coast disk jockey tour for Lou Rawls to plug his new releases” (Billboard)
315 March 1961 Eddy Drake Learning to Live Alone

Passing Time
Between Heartaches

CD-45×310-1

 

CD-45×310-2

Dixsil Music

 

Dixsil Music

Dick Miller

 

Dick Miller

None
316 March 1961 Lanny Duncan Tummy Tickles

Why Did We Say Goodbye

CD-45x-319-1

CD-45x-306-1

Dixsil Music
Paul-Marc Music
Dixsil Music
Paul-Marc Music
L. Duncan –
R. Duncan
L. Duncan –
R. Duncan
None
316 March 1961 Lanny Duncan Tummy Tickles

Hold Me, Thrill Me,
Kiss Me

CD-45×319-1

CD-45×319-2

Dixsil Music

Paul-Marc MusicMills Music

L. Duncan –

R. Duncan
Harry Noble

None
April 23, 1961 The Arizona Republic reported Candix had purchased You and I Against the World by Eddie LeMaire
June 2, 1961 Jenifay Palonne The LA Times reported that Jenifay Palonne recorded “Kiss and Run” and “All About You” for Candix Records. The recordings remained unreleased.
317 June 26, 1961 Faye Reis Your Fool

My Lover Boy

CD-45×322-1

CD-45×323-1

Sildix Music

Sildix Music

P. Johns –
F. Reis
P. Johns –
F. Reis
None Reis appeared on Wink Martindale’s P.O.P. Dance Party. Reviewed in June 26, 1961, Billboard.
318 June 14, 1961 Eddie LeMaire You and I Against the World

I Want You

CD-45×321-1

CD-45×321-2

Dixsil Music – Desert Palms Pub Co

Dixsil Music – Desert Palms Pub Co

T. Wheeler –
E. Lemaire
Bill Hubert
None Promo copy stamped June 14, 1961

Originally on CMI 1030 out of Phoenix in 1960. The publisher was only Desert Palms at the time.

319 Summer 1961 The Sensationals It Wouldn’t Be the Same (Without You)

The City Sleeps

CD-45×320-1

CD-45×320-2

Milene Music

DixsilMusic

F. Rose-
J. Wakely
J. Browley
None
320 Summer 1961 Cole Younger Broken Hearted Song

School of Love

CD-45×318-1

CD-45x-318-2

Dixsil Music
Carpino Music
Dixsil Music
J. Gazzaruso

J. Gazzaruso

None
321 c. July 1961 Ralph Rugged Ralph the Rapid Rabbit Runner

I’ve Got It

CD-45x-PM-2

CD-45x-PM-1

 None  Apart from Beach Boys collectors seeking Candix 331 and X Records 301, this is the most sought after Candix release. I’ve Git it should have been the A side.
322 Summer 1961 Marc Cavell That’s All I Want

Hide and Seek

CD-45×324-1

CD-45×324-2

Dixsil Music
Hensley Music
Dixsil Music
Hensley Music
Jericho Brown

M. Cavell –
S. Rowland

None Label credits Producer: Saraceno – Silva

Arr. and Cond. by Hank Levine

323 Summer 1961 Bobby Williams Wonder If My Baby’s Coming Home

Can’t Let You See Me Cry

CD-45×325-1

CD-45x-325-2

Dixsil Music

Dixsil Music

R. Williams

R. Williams

None
324 Summer 1961 Jim Mitchum Lonely Birthday

Oh, What a Wonderful Feeling

CD-45×326-1

CD-45×326-2

Dixsil Music
Hensman Music
Dixsil Music
EAF Music
J. Brown

S. Rowland

None Bill Silva Canaday and Jim Mitchum embarked on a promotional tour that ended in NYC. The record was picked up by 20th Century Fox.
325 Fall 1961 Big Daddy Deerfield
and the Kelly Four
Annie Had a Party

Sweet Angelina

PM-4C

PM-3C

American Music Inc

American Music Inc

J. Capehart

J. Capehart

None Eddie Cochran reportedly played guitar on Annie. Some promos list just The Kelly Four. Both labels credit: Produced by: J. Capehart
326 Fall 1961 The Frogmen Beware Below

Tioga (Swift Waters)

CD-F-1

CD-F-2

Dixsil Music

Dixsil Music

Farley Young

Farley Young

None The follow-up to Underwater failed to chart nationally.
 Castil 101  Fall 1961  Rene Hall Orchestra  Turf

Night Fright

 C-1-45

C-2-45

 Aut-Renhall-Sildix

Marathon Music

 Joe Saraceno

Mike Gordon

 None  Features Rene Hall on guitar, Mike Gordon on guitar, Plas Johnson on sax, and Leon Russell on organ. “Distributed exclusively by Candix Records, Inc.” at the three o’clock position.
327 c. November 1961 Sonny Wilson I Ain’t Giving Up Nothin’

Troubled Times

CD-SW-1

CD-SW-2

Eden Music Corp

Cloverdale Publ

Clyde Otis – Brook Benton

R. Maupin –
S. Wilson

None Both labels credit: Produced by P. Buff and J. Fisher.
328 November 1961 Lanny Duncan Save Your Kisses

Thank You for Your Love

CD-LD-1

CD-LD-2

Paul-Marc Publishers

Paul-Marc Publishers

L&B Duncan

L&B Duncan

Unsure if a stock copy exists. The matrix numbers indicate Save Your Kisses was the A side, but Duncan signed a promo copy on the Thank You for Your Love side. The number 328 is at the six o’clock position.
328 November 1961 Lanny Duncan Thank You for Your Love

Don’t Be Afraid to Cry

CD-LD-5 RE

CD-LD-6X

Giant Music

Giant Music

L. & B. Duncan

L. & B. Duncan

Perhaps the single was repressed to reflect Giant Music. Thank You for Your Love appears to be the the A side. “Arr. by Bill (Wild Man) Pittman” is at the 6:00 o’clock.  The number 328 is at the nine o’clock position.
329 November 1961 Marc Cavell and the Class Mates I See It

I Didn’t Lie

CD-MC-3

CD-MC-4

Saracen Music Co.

Marathon Music Co.

J. Jackson

M. Gordon

None Joe Saraceno would soon release Surfer’s Stomp on Union Records, a new label owned by him and Bob Fields, owner of Pacific Record Distributors. The number (329) returned to the 6 o’clock position.
329 November 1961 Jay Jackson and The Jackaels OO-MA-LIDDI

Let the Show Begin

CD-TJ-1X

CD-TJ-2X

Saracen Music

Saracen Music

H. Blackwell

E. Freeman –
J. Jackson

None Candix issued two singles numbered 329. It is unclear which was released first.
330 November 1961 Billy Lyons Little Fool

That’s All Right

CD-BL-1

CD-BL-2

Lyons Brood Music

Lyons Brood Music

B. Lyons –
Trinkle-Trinkle
Lyons-Lyons –
Motola
None There is room for the number 330 at the six o’clock position, but it returned to the nine o’clock position.
331 November 27, 1961 Beach Boys Surfin’

Luau

CD-TS-1

CD-TS-2

Drink-Guild Music

Guild Music

B. Wilson –
M. Love
B. Morgan
None Does a white label promotional copy of 331 exist?  Drink Music was a publishing company owned by Joe Saraceno.
X 301 c.December 20, 1961 Beach Boys Surfin’

Luau

CD-TS-1-R

CD-TS-2-R

Drink-Guild Music

Drink-Guild Music

B. Wilson – M. Love

Bruce Morgan

Δ 41 389; Ac

Δ 41 389; Ac

Perhaps as many as 12,000 copies were produced. A promotional copy is not known to exist. Saraceno’s Drink Music now shares the music publishing on both sides.
301 January 15, 1962 Beach Boys Surfin’

Luau

CD-TS-1-R

CD-TS-2-R

Guild Music

Guild Music

Brian Wilson and Mike Love

Bruce Morgan

Δ 41 389; Ac

Δ 41 389; Ac

A promotional copy is not known to exist. Music publishing is credited solely to Guild Music, perhaps at Hite Morgan’s insistence.
301 ERA January 15, 1962 Beach Boys Surfin’

Luau

CD-TS-1-R

CD-TS-2-R

Guild Music

Guild Music

Brian Wilson and Mike Love

Bruce Morgan

Δ 41 389; Ac

Δ 41 389; Ac

Label bears the notation “DIST BY ERA RECORD SALES, Inc” Music publishing is again credited solely to Guild Music. The black label promotional copy bears the notation “AUDITION ONLY.”
332 early February 1962 Faye Reis Red Headed Sally

Perfect Love

332-A

332-B

Sildix Music

Solon Music

Brian Stone –
Charles Green – Pat Johns
Russell Trost
Bill Barron
Δ 41 934; Ac

Δ41 934-x; Ac

Both sides are credited: Produced by Charles Green – Brian Stone. Arr, & Cond by Bob Florence. The “AUDITION ONLY” copy is similar to that of Surfin 301 Era. The number 332 appears at the six o’clock position.
333 mid February 1962 Gene Anderson
and the Keynoters
Old Folks Party

You Got Something

CD-GA-333-A

CD-GA-333-B

Dixsil Music

Dixsil Music

Anderson –
Johnson
Anderson –
Johnson
Δ 42 147; Ac

Δ 42 147-x; Ac

Candix may have stopped producing promotional 45’s after 332.
334 late February 1962 Bobby Lloyd Left All Alone

Our Love

CD-45×334-1

CD-45×334-2

Sildix Music

Daywin Music Inc

Bobby Lloyd

Jericho Brown

Δ 42 338; Ac

Δ 42 338x; Ac

335 early March 1962 The Moongooners Moon Goon Stomp

The Long Trip

CD-MG-335-A

CD-MG-333-B

KAL

Dixsil

J. Young

J. Young

Δ 42 455; Ac

Δ42 455-x;; Ac

336 late March 1962 Skip Soder Band Begin The Beguine

Workout

CD-SS-336-A

CD-SS-336-B

Harms Music

House of Fortune

Cole Porter

George Matola

Δ42 882; Ac

Δ42 882-x; Ac

Both sides are instrumental. The Skip Soder Band appeared on Dance Party sometime before April 15, 1962. Reviewed in the May 19, 1962, Billboard. Skip was George Kenneth Soder, Jr.
337 Candix 337 was not issued.
338 late March 1962 Andy Belvin Prettiest Girl

Walking the Blues

CD-AB-338-A

CD-AB-338-B

Dixsil, Rebel

Dixsil, Rebel

Wedlaw –
Gardner-Belvin Wedlaw –
Gardner-Belvin
Δ 42 813; Ac

Δ 42 813-x; Ac

Delta numbers indicate 338 was pressed before 336, but released after it.
mid May 1962 Unknown Every Day a Hollyday 47 451; Ac This is a one-sided demo pressed on vinyl with a plain white label with Candix handwritten at the twelve o’clock position and the song title handwritten at the six o’clock position.
339 mid May 1962 David Box If You Can’t Say Something Nice

I’ve Had My Moments

CD-DB-339-A

CD-DB-339-B

Acuff-Rose, Inc

Acuff-Rose, Inc

Orbison-Melson-Rush

Orbison-Melson-Rush

Δ 43 521

Δ 43 521-x

Stock label credits: A&R Ray Rush
Bob Moore Orch & Chorus, A JOED ProductionReviewed in the August 18, 1962, Billboard.
339 June 1962 David Box If You Can’t Say Something Nice

I’ve Had My Moments

CD-DB-339-A

CD-DB-339-B

Acuff-Rose, Inc

Acuff-Rose, Inc

Orbison-Melson-Rush

Orbison-Melson-Rush

The single was re-pressed but not at Alco, perhaps due to financial issues as with Surfin’. A second pressing with a yellow label credits Bob Moore Orch & Chorus, A Joed Production.

On November 27, 1965, Roy Orbison released Crawling Back b/w If You Can’t Say Something Nice on MGM K-13410.

340 July 1962 Curtis Byrd
& The Joe-Rag Singers
Pretty Woman

Turn Some More
Lights On

CD-CB-101

CD-CB-102

Acuff-Rose, Inc

Acuff-Rose, Inc

Orbison-Melson-Rush

Orbison-Melson-Rush

Candix used a new pressing plant for 340 and 341 and produced promotional copies of each. Pretty Woman co-written by Roy Orbison prior to his own hit Oh, Pretty Woman

Label credits: A&R Ray Rush, A Joed Production

341 Early August 1962 Dean Beard Villa Acuna

The Day That
I Lost You

CD-DB-103

CD-DB-104

Gaylo Music

Gaylo Music

Beard-Smith

Beard-Smith

Candix used a new pressing plant for 340 and 341 and produced promotional copies of each. A promo copy stamped August 6, 1962

Candix Enterprises, Inc ceased operating in September 1962

 

Buena Vista 454 December 1966 Louis Prima Senor Santa Claus

Santa, How Come Your Eyes Are Green When Last Year They Were Blue?

3429

 

3430

Walt Disney Music Company

Walt Disney Music Company

R.K. Dix –
J. Ford –
R.E. Dix –
Louis Prima
Rachel Romen
Louis Prima
X-5044

 

X-5045

Novelty record co-written by Robert and Richard Dix, and released for Christmas 1966.
102 © 1971 Grant Morgan

(I Found My Love) In Los Angeles

Have a Nice Day

C-1002

C-1002-2

Sildix Music Co.

Sildix Music Co.

Robert E. Dix

Robert E.Dix

None Bob Dix revived the label briefly with this 1971 song which the City of Los Angeles declined to adopt as its official song. The music publisher is Sildix, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, and appears at the nine o’clock position beneath the name of the artist. Bob Dix was living in Santa Monica at the time. Both sides arranged by Delton Kacher.

Stock Labels
Candix 301 through 324 were issued on a burgundy label with silver printing
Candix 325 was released only as a white label promotional record
Candix 326 through 339 were issued on a black label with silver printing
Candix 339 was re-issued on a yellow label with black printing
Candix 340 through 341 were issued on a yellow label with black printing

Promotional Labels
Candix 301 and 302 were not released as promotional records
Candix 303 through 330 were released as white label promotional records
Candix 331 and X Records 301 were not released as promotional records
Candix 301 (“Surfin” with “Dist by Era Record Sales, Inc.”) and Candix 332 were issued as black label Audition Only records
Candix 333 through 338 were not released as promotional records
Candix 339 was issued as a black label promotional record
Candix 340 and 341 were released as yellow label promotional records