O A K RECORDS                   Morden
*************                   Surrey
                                UK

Note : extremly rare label ! Few Oak singles were only made in quantities
       of 99 copies !
       Owner was Ronald Godfrey Jones who also recorded music in own studio.


RGJ  101  DEREK SARJEANT     Folk Songs Sung By Derek Sarjeant        EP 1961

The Unquiet Grave / Peggy-O /// Geordie / The Sweet Nightingale

(Note : GBP 10)
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RGJ  102
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RGJ  103  DEREK SARJEANT     Songs We Like To Sing                    EP 1961

The Tailors Breeches / Hound Dog /// The Gentleman Soldier / The Banks Of The
Ohio

(Note : GBP 10)
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RGJ  104
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RGJ  105  DEREK SARJEANT     Folk Songs Sung By Derek Sarjeant 2      EP 1961

The Bold Grenadier / The Queen Of Hearts /// Bungle-Rye / kevin Barry

(Note : GBP 10)
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RGJ  106  MALCOLM PRICE TRIO : Pickin' On The Country Strings !       EP 1961

The Country Strings / Engine 143 /// Colombus Stockade / Bowling Green

(Note : 7"EP , GBP 20)
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RGJ  107  ROY NORTH          Blue In Three / Blue In Five             7" 1963
          (Note : GBP 30)
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RGJ  112  CHESTER HARRIOTTT  Let's Get Together Tonight               7" 1963
          (Note : 7" , 1-sided)
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RGJ  117  DEREK SARJEANT     Man Of Kent                              EP 1963

man Of Kent / Sailor Coming Home /// Lowlands Of Holland / Labouring Boy

(Note : duplicated catalogue number , GBP 10)
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RGJ  117  THE WILD OATS      THE WILD OATS                            EP 1963

Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover / Walking The Dog /// Will You Love Me
Tomorrow / Put The Blame On Me

(Note : duplicated catalogue number , GBP 750)
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RGJ  131  THE BO STREET RUNNERS : The Bo Street Runners EP            EP 1964

Love To You / Lonely Avenue /// Bo Street Runner / Shama Shama Shame

(Note : 7" EP , 99 copies , 1500 GBP)
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RGJ  132  THE A-JAES         I'm Leaving You / Kansas City            7" 1964
          Line up :     Christopher Marchant    (bass.)
                        Allen Rimes             (rhythm)
                        John Stevens            (lead)
                        Stanley Vile            (drums)
                        Tony White              (vo.)
          (The A-Jaes was r&b band , who later became CANDY BUS ,
          1000 GBP)
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RGJ  133  THYRDS             Hide'n'Seek / I've Got My Mojo Working   7" 1964
          (Note : GBP 200)
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RGJ  145  THE RATS           Spoonful                                 7" 1964
          (Note : 7" 1-sided , some with foldout picture sleeve ,
          GBP 250/150)
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RGJ  149  THE HICKORY STIX   Feeling Blue // Hello My Darling         7" 1964
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RGJ  150  THE FIVE OF DIAMONDS : THE FIVE OF DIAMONDS                 EP 1965

Route 66 / Good Morning Blues /// High Heel Sneakers / Summertime

(Note : RGJ 150 FD)
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RGJ  152  THE JAGUARS : We'll Live On Happilly / Now You Wonder Why   7" 1965
          (Note : Contest label)
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RGJ  155  THE GREMLINS : High Time Baby//One More Chance              7".1966
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RGJ  160  VALERIE MITCHELL   There Goes My Heart Again / If I Didn't  7" 1965
          Love You
          (Note : picture sleeve , GBP 40)
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RGJ  164  BEAU BRUMMELL ESQUIRE : Better Man Than I // Teardrops      7" 1965
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RGJ  187  4 DEGREES          4 Degrees                                LP 1965
          (Note : 1-sided LP , no sleeve)
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RGJ  190  MILLER             Baby I've Got News For You / The Girl    7" 1965
          With The Castle
          (Note : GBP 250)
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RGJ  193  KAROO              Mamma's Out Of Town / Lonely Weekend     7" 1965
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RGJ  196  [unknown artist] : [unknown title]                          7" 1966

        A1      Lucille
        A2      Girl In Green
        B1      Lonely Avenue
        B2      I'm Leaving You
                (Note : 7" , white label)
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RGJ  197  PETER & THE PERSUADERS : The Wanderer / Wine Glass Rock     7" 1965
          / Oh My Soul / Cross My Heart
          (Note : GBP 25)
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RGJ  205  THE ROULETTES      I Can't Stop                             7" 1965
          (Note : 7" 1-sided , some with picture sleeve , GBP 120/60)
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RGJ  206
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RGJ  207  FOUR LEAVED CLOVER : Alright Girl / Why                     7" 1965
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RGJ  208  THE SPARTANS       Lies / Tell Me                           7" 1965
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RGJ  209  STEVE DARBISHIRE   Yum Yum // Kiss Away                     7" 1966
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RGJ  501  [no artist] : Strictly For Kicks (With Richard Haddon)      7" 1965
          // Reserved For Smokers
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RGJ  503  JILL & Y'VERNS : My Soulful Dress/Anything We Want Me To Do 7" 1965
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RGJ  601  SOUPHERBS          Soupherbs                                LP 1965
          (Note : GBP 200)
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RGJ  602  INGLIS GUNDRY      Spring Variations                        7" 1967
          THOMAS CAMPION     Never Weather Beaten Sail
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RGJ  604  LATYMER UPPER SCHOOL : NOYE'S FLUDDE                        LP 1967

        A1      Noye's Fludde
        B1      Noye's Fludde
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RGJ  612  SONS OF MAN        SONS OF MAN                              EP 1967

Invitation / My Life With You /// I'm The One Who Loves You / Our Love

(Note : 7" EP , no picture  sleeve , GBP 350)
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RGJ  615  FRANK CHARLES : Imogene / The Shadow Of Your Smile          7" 1968
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RGJ  623  THE AMALGAMATION   EP                                       EP 1968

Bracklesshaw Thinking /// Livin' Love True /// Elaine / Like Before
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RGJ  625  PNEUMONIA          I Can See Your Face / All Your Love      7" 1968
          (Note : GBP 400)
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RGJ  628  FREE'N EASY        Free'n Easy                              LP 1968
          (Note : private pressing/Warren Coley WCP 001)
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RGJ  632  JON ISHERWOOD & PAT NELSON : SIR ALEC ROSE - SPECIAL        7" 1968
          SOUVENIR
Round The World Voyage 1967-68 A Man And His Lively Lady // Round The World
Voyege 1967 - 68 The Ballad Of Alec Rose
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RGJ  633  PRINCESS & THE SWINEHERD : Princess & The Swineherd         LP 1968
          (Note : LP , plain black sleeve , GBP 30)
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RGJ  637  ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE (OFSTED, LONDON) DANCE BAND            LP 1967

Side 1  A       Woodchopper's Ball
                Conductor  Ken Mackintosh
Side 1  B       Spanish Harlem
                Conductor  Ken Mackintosh
Side 1  C       Frere Jacques
                Conductor  Ken Mackintosh
Side 2  A       Tuxedo Junction
                Conductor  Ken Mackintosh
Side 2  B       If I Were A Rich Man
                Conductor  Ken Mackintosh
Side 2  C       With A Little Help From My Friend
                Conductor  Ken Mackintosh
Side 2  D       Puppet On A String
                Conductor  Ken Mackintosh
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RGJ  640  THE SETTING SUN    THE SETTING SUN                          EP 1968

Ob-La-Di , Ob-La-Da / The Boy Who Was Only One /// Homeward Bound /
Fascinating Rhythm
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RGJ  647  ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE (OFSTED, LONDON) DANCE BAND            LP 1968

Tracks  1-6     Unknown
                (Note : LP , 1-sided)
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RGJ  648  VELVET HUSH        Broken Heart / Lover Please              7" 1968
          (Note : GBP 100)
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RGJ  718  FACTORY            Time Machine // Castle On The Hill       7" 1970
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RGJ  721  TRIO LOS ZINGAROS : Tudo Pasare /// Voy Gritando Por Las    7" 1970
          Calles / Maria Isabel
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RGJ  742  THE CHILDREN OF WOODMANSTERNE PRIMARY SCHOOL : JONAH-MAN   EP  1971
          JAZZ A SHORT CANTANA BY MICHAEL HURD
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RGJ  743  [unknown artist] : [unknown title]                          LP 1967

        A1      Unknown Title
        A2      Unknown Title
        A3      Unknown Title
        A4      Unknown Title
        A5      Unknown Title
        A6      Unknown Title
        A7      Unknown Title
        A8      Unknown Title
        A9      Unknown Title
        B1      Unknown Title
        B2      Unknown Title
        B3      Unknown Title
        B4      Unknown Title
        B5      Unknown Title
        B6      Unknown Title
        B7      Unknown Title
        B8      Unknown Title
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RGJ  999  THE TRENDSETTERS   AT THE HOTEL DE FRANCE                   EP 1970

Cabaret / Gingerbread Man /// I Got Rhythm / Raindrops
(Note : GBP 25)
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          DAISY PLANET       Daisy Planet                             EP 1966
          (Note : EP , no catalogue number)
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          THE PLEBS          The Plebs                                LP 60's
          (Note : 1-sided LP,no cat.nr.,private pressing , GBP 1000)
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          JOE COCKER         Joe Cocker EP                            EP 60's
          (Note : existence unconfirmed , GBP 500)
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          HOBOKEN            Hoboken                                  LP
          (Note : 6 copies only , GBP 500)
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          THE WOMBATS : Muleskinner Blues // It Breaks My Heart       7" 60's
          / What Shall I Do
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          CHRIS BATTYE : I Don't Know Where I Stand,Anymore           7" 60's
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          ROWBOAT : You Keep Me Hanging On // Lazy Poker Blues        7" 1968
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          YOUTH : Meadow Of My Love                                   7" 1968
          (Note :LL 7" acetate , 1-sided)
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          SANDY IN MOTION : SANDY IN MOTION                           7" 1968

          A1    I'm A Walking Dream
          A2    I'm Crying Without You
          B1    I've Been Trying
          B2    River Deep, Mountain High
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          THE JETS : Lovers // One Day In White                       7" 1968
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          ERIC PALMER : SOME ENCHANTED EVENING                        7" 1968

          A1    Some Enchanted Evening
          A2    Sorrento
          B1    We Could Make Believe
          B2    Here In My Heart
                (Note : 7" , acetate)
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MOD 4     THE KINGPINS : You're My Girl // Diamond Girl               7" 60's
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WT   101  WILF TODD & HIS MUSIC : Wilf Todd & His Music               LP 1966

Hey There Girl / EEDDEE / This Is It / Obarquinho / I'd Like To Know / Esa Es
La Mona / Make Your Mind Up Little Girl //// Jenny / Meditation /  Cheek To
Cheek / Lollipops And Roses / You Know Who / My Summer Love / Life Ain't
Without Livin' With You

(Note : GBP 10)
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OR  1001  TRUTH OF TRUTHS    Truth Of Truths                          LP 1971
          (Note : GBP 20)
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Note : The OAK label discography contains  the prices by the Record Collector
       "Rare Record Price Guide 2000-The Millenium Edition" , 1999)

V / A  : The Story Of OAK Records - An Anthology Of Recordings        CD 1999
         Made At R.G.Jones (Morden) 1964-1968)
         (Wooden Hill Records   WHCD  007 , 12.1999)

Unlike every other British record label in the 60's , OAK existed not to make
million-sellers but to showcase talent which more prestigious companies could
milk .  The in-house label  of the legendary  R.G.Jones Studio ,  in Morden ,
Surrey ,  OAK pressed limited edition  runs of singles and  EP's by promising
British beat , R  & B and psych bands , while  also lending its custom labels
to anyone who booked a session at the Jones studio complex .


R.G.JONES CLOSED !
******************

It may not be afforted the same amount of editorial space as recent releases by
Mick Jagger or Sir paul McCartney , but the recent closure of R.G.Jones recording
studios-the result of the exponential growth of home recording-represent the end
of an era for the British music industry.

For most Record Collector readers , the R.G.Jones studio is primarily associated
with its own , fiercely-collected custom label OAK , which operated from 1960
to 1973.
Ronald Jones was one of the pioneers of the sound industry in this country and
established R.G.Jones (Modern) Ltd. as a school-leaver in 1926. Over the next three
or four decades he established a name for himself in the field of recorded sound ,
both in the studio and on the road . Whether inventing the concept of the mobile
DJ during World War II (ahead of Jimmy Saville , incidentally , who's always
claimed to have been the first) hiringout and rigging up equipment for school
events or recording everything from dance bands to various keynote political
speeches of the era , R.Jones was always , in the words on one of his studio's
later clients , wired for sound.
Among the bands who recorded OAK acetates during this period were The Rolling
Stones , The Yardbirds and The Kinks - all three gaining their first experience
of recording studios at Jones's premises in Modern , South London - while
sessions from the likes of David Bowie , Chris Farlowe , Tom Jones and The Who
confirmed the studio's reputation within the industry .
Also responsible for pressing limited edition vinyl from a plethora of obscure
local garage bands , the OAK label has acquired legendary status among collectors
over the last decade or so , and much of its product has been rounded up on vinyl
and CD compilations .
Though the OAK label disappeared shrtly after the company's move to its new
premises in Beulah Road , Wimbledon in the early 1970s the business continued
to go from strenght to strenght .With Robin Jones taking over from his father
who passed away in the early 1980s , the studio established itself at the
forefront of the British industry , producing hits for everyone from Sir Cliff
Richard to Mr.Blobby .
However , despite its continued success (new release by Sir Cliff , David
Cassidy , Jane McDonald and Adam Watkins were all expected to chart this
Christmas) , the studio was scheduled to close at the and of November 2001 ,
blaming new technology for its demise .
Studio manager and chief engineer Gerry Kitchingham , who joined R.G.Jones as
a school-leaver in 1967 , admitted "It's tough for studios like us to survive  .
With home recording taking poff , and the improvement of technology , there
just isn't enough work . Every year the client list has been getting a little
smaller."


 Record Collector magazine (jan.2002 , no.269 ) / DAVID WELLS
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