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(UK) VERVE 45 rpm Singles
1962-1971

     This is a previously published singles listing, originally compiled by Paul Pelletier in the 1980s, here updated. Earlier Verve singles appeared in the UK on HMV. The companion EP listing can be found here - Verve EPs, 1963-1966
     Any additional information is welcome.
Guy Pelletier

Added 28-Aug-2013; Updated 09-Oct-2013

(British) VERVE VS 500 7-inch 45 rpm Singles Series
Pressed & Distributed by EMI

VS 501

Oct-62

KAI WINDING

Baby elephant walk
Experiment in terror

VS 502

09-Nov-62

ELLA FITZGERALD

Desafinado (Slightly out of tune)
Stardust bossa nova

VS 503

11-Jan-63

GENE KRUPA - BUDDY RICH

Perdido
Night train

VS 504

22-Feb-63

ELLA FITZGERALD

The music goes 'round and around
Signing off

VS 505

01-Mar-63

MEL TORME

Yes indeed!
Her face

VS 506

08-Mar-63

STAN GETZ

Carnival
Balanco no samba

VS 507

22-Feb-63

ELLA FITZGERALD
  with The Paul Smith Trio

Bill Bailey won't you please come home
Ol' Man Mose

VS 508

15-Mar-63

BOB BROOKMEYER

Colonel Bogey bossa nova
A felicidade

VS 509

May-63

JIMMY SMITH

Hobo flats - Part 1
Hobo flats - Part 2

VS 510

21-Jun-63

STAN GETZ
  with Luiz Bonfa (Guitar) *& Maria Toledo (Vocal)

Sambalero*
O morro

VS 511

05-Jul-63

BILL EVANS & ORCHESTRA

55 days at Peking
On Broadway

VS 512

12-Jul-63

KAI WINDING & HIS ORCHESTRA

More
Comin' home baby

VS 513

23-Aug-63

OSCAR PETERSON TRIO

Gravy waltz
This could be the start of something

VS 514

30-Aug-63

BILL EVANS & ORCHESTRA

Theme from "The V.I.P.'s"
Sweet September

VS 515

06-Sep-63

COUNT BASIE & HIS ORCHESTRA

Ain't that right
Rose bud

VS 516

25-Oct-63

JIMMY SMITH
KENNY BURRELL & JIMMY SMITH

Any number can win
What'd I say?

VS 517

08-Nov-63

ELLA FITZGERALD
  w. COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA

Deed I do
Shiny stockings

VS 518

10-Jan-64

WYNTON KELLY

Comin' in the back door
Theme from "Burke's Law"

VS 519

Apr-64

ELLA FITZGERALD

Can't buy me love
The sweetest sounds

VS 520

Jul-64

STAN GETZ - JOAO GILBERTO v. Astrud Gilberto
STAN GETZ

The girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema)
Blowin' in the wind

VS 521

21-Aug-64

JIMMY SMITH

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf - Part 1
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf - Part 2

VS 522

18-Sep-64

ELLA FITZGERALD

People
See, see rider

VS 523

04-Dec-64

JIMMY SMITH

The cat
Basin Street blues

VS 524

05-Feb-65

ELLA FITZGERALD

Why was I born?
All the things you are

VS 525

26-Feb-65

ASTRUD GILBERTO

Funny world
Who can I turn to

VS 526

19-Mar-65

STAN GETZ - ASTRUD GILBERTO

The telephone song
Only trust your heart

VS 527

02-Apr-65

SAMMY DAVIS - COUNT BASIE

She's a woman
Blues for Mr. Charlie

VS 528

11-Jun-65

ASTRUD GILBERTO

Meditation
And roses and roses

VS 529

18-Jun-65

CAL TJADER

Soul sauce (Gaucho guaro)
Naked City theme

VS 530

03-Sep-65

ASTRUD GILBERTO

Love theme from "The Sandpiper" (The shadow of your smile)
O Ganso

VS 531

08-Oct-65

JIMMY SMITH

The organ grinder's swing
I'll close my eyes

VS 532

26-Nov-65

DONALD BYRD

Boom boom
See see rider

VS 533

11-Feb-66

ELLA FITZGERALD & DUKE ELLINGTON

Imagine my frustration - Part 1
Imagine my frustration - Part 2

VS 534

11-Mar-66

JIMMY SMITH

Theme from "Where The Spies Are"
Slow theme from "Where The Spies Are"

VS 535

01-Apr-66

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

(You're my) Soul and inspiration
B side blues

VS 536

15-Apr-66

JIMMY SMITH

Got my mojo working - Part 1
Got my mojo working - Part 2

VS 537

01-Jul-66

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

He
He will break your heart

VS 538

01-Jul-66

JIMMY WITHERSPOON

It's all over but the crying
If I could cry you back again

VS 539

05-Aug-66

ASTRUD GILBERTO

Don't go breaking my heart
She's a carioca

VS 540

19-Aug-66

JIMMY SMITH

I'm your hoochie coochie man - Part 1
I'm your hoochie coochie man - Part 2

VS 541

02-Sep-66

HOWARD TATE

Ain't nobody home
How come my bulldog don't bark

VS 542

16-Sep-66

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Go ahead and cry
Things didn't go your way

VS 543

07-Oct-66

ASTRUD GILBERTO

Wish me a rainbow
Bim bom

VS 544

Oct-66

WALTER WANDERLEY

Summer samba (Samba de verao)
Call me

VS 545

Nov-66

THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION

It can't happen here
How could I be such a fool

VS 546

 

no known UK issue

 
 

VS 547

25-Nov-66

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Island in the sun
What now my love

VS 548

Dec-66

WILLIE BOBO

Sunshine Superman
Sockit to me

VS 549

06-Jan-67

HOWARD TATE

Look at granny run run
Half a man

VS 550

20-Jan-67

THE POINDEXTER BROTHERS

(Git your) Backfield in motion
(Grandma) Give that girl some slack!

VS 551

Feb-67

JIMMY SMITH

Cat in a tree - Part 1
Cat in a tree - Part 2

VS 552

May-67

HOWARD TATE

Get it while you can
Glad I knew better

VS 553

May-67

JIMMY WITHERSPOON

Past forty blues
My baby's quit me

VS 554

May-67

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Melancholy Music Man
Don't give up on me

VS 555

Jun-67

HOWARD TATE

Baby, I love you
How blue can you get

VS 556

Sep-67

HOWARD TATE

I learned it all the hard way
Part-time love

VS 557

Sep-67

THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION

Big leg Emma
Why don't you do me right

VS 558

Oct-67

THE DAVE WOOD SOUND

Big spender
Somewhere

VS 559

Oct-67

ASTRUD GILBERTO

Stay
I had the craziest dream

VS 560

Nov-67

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Stranded in the middle of no place
Been so nice

VS 561

17-Nov-67

RICHARD BOONE
  with Count Basie & His Orch.

Boone's blues
I got rhythm

VS 562

Dec-67

JIMMY SMITH

Mickey Mouse
T-bone steak

VS 563

Dec-67

BESSIE BANKS

I can't make it (without you baby)
Need you

VS 564

05-Jan-68

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

That lucky old Sun
My darling Clementine

VS 565

Feb-68

HOWARD TATE

Stop
Shoot 'em all down

VS 566

16-Feb-68

STAN GETZ

My own true love (Tara theme)[sic]
A tribute to Stan

VS 567

May-68

THE AMAZING DANCING BAND

Deep blue train
Simon Smith and his amazing dancing bear

VS 568

17-May-68

THE JOHNNY SPENCE ORCHESTRA

Step inside love
Summer love

VS 569

May-68

GARNET MIMMS

I can hear my baby crying
Stop and think it over

VS 570

Jun-68

BOBBY HATFIELD

Hang-ups
Soul cafe

VS 571

Jul-68

HOWARD TATE

Night owl
Everyday I have the blues

VS 572

04-Oct-68

JON HENDRICKS

No more
Rainbow's end

VS 573

Nov-68

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Top hat white tie and tails
Just one of those things

VS 574

Dec-68

GARNET MIMMS

We can find that love
Can you top this

VS 575

Mar-69

BOBBY HATFIELD

Only you
The wonder of you

VS 576

03-Apr-69

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Ebb tide
Hung on you

VS 577

Jun-69

ELLA FITZGERALD

A place for lovers
Lonely is

 

(British) VERVE "FOLKWAYS" / "FORECAST" VS 1500 7-inch 45 rpm Singles Series
Nos. 1501-1506 were issued on Verve Folkways labels, thereafter on Verve Forecast labels
Pressed & Distributed by EMI

VS 1501

19-Aug-66

BOB LIND

Hey Nellie, Nellie
Wandering

VS 1502

07-Oct-66

LAURA NYRO

Wedding bell blues
Stoney end

VS 1503

14-Oct-66

JANIS IAN

Society's child (Baby, I've been thinking)
Letter to Jon

VS 1504

02-Dec-66

TIM HARDIN

Hang on to a dream
Reason to believe

VS 1505

13-Jan-67

THE BLUES PROJECT

I can't keep from crying
The way my baby walks

VS 1506

23-Jun-67

JANIS IAN

Society's child
Letter to Jon

VS 1507

 

no known UK issue

 
 

VS 1508

 

no known UK issue

 
 

VS 1509

 

no known UK issue

 
 

VS 1510

Nov-67

THE HOMBRES

Let it out (Let it all hang out)
Go, girl, go

VS 1511

17-Nov-67

TIM HARDIN

Lady came from Baltimore
Black sheep boy

VS 1512

Jan-68

RICHIE HAVENS

Three day eternity
No opportunity necessary, no experience needed

VS 1513

Jan-68

JANIS IAN

Sunflakes fall, snowrays call
Insanity comes quietly to the structured mind

VS 1514

Feb-68

THE PAUPERS

Think I care
White song

VS 1515

May-68

FRIEND & LOVER

Reach out of the darkness
Time is on your side (You're only 15 years old)

VS 1516

Jul-68

TIM HARDIN

Don't make promises
Smugglin' man

VS 1517

Dec-68

GALT MacDERMOT

Hare Krisna
Hair

VS 1518

03-Jan-69

CARAVAN

Place of my own
Ride

VS 1519

23-May-69

RICHIE HAVENS

Lady Madonna
Indian rope man

VS 1520

Jun-69

THE PAUPERS

Southdown road
Numbers

VS 1521

16-Jan-70

RICHIE HAVENS

Rocky Raccoon
Stop pulling and pushing me

VS 1522

30-Jan-70

LAURA NYRO

Wedding bell blues
And when I die

VS 1523

26-Mar-70

RICHIE HAVENS

There's a hole in the future
Minstrel from Gault

VS 1524

26-Aug-70

RICHIE HAVENS

Handsome Johnny
Sandie

 

Via Polydor, an erratic international numerical series hereon prefixed 2009, missing numbers are not British issues
All issues are on Verve Forecast, except Verve only on later pressings of 2009 017

2009 006

Feb-71

TIM HARDIN

Hang on to a dream
If I were a carpenter

2009 016

Apr-71

ASTRUD GILBERTO

Sing me a rainbow
Windy

2009 017

Aug-71

ELLA FITZGERALD
  [re-promoted Mar-76 with coupling reversed]

Manhattan
Ev'rytime we say goodbye

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