Hyperbolic & Hit Records International Discography

 

Just one of many collectable records on Hyperbolic

101
MIKE MARBEE
Cheatin’ On You Honey/Why Can’t I Be Yours

105
THE MINORITY
Where Was My Mind/High Flyer

107
GAIL LITTLE
Johnny Let’s Go To Town/Waiting

108
SPEED LIMIT
You’re Too Young To Know/Speed

110
(no artist listed)
Have Fun, Baby/High Flyer
(This is a different version of “High Flyer” than #105 above)

997 (Hit Records International)
TONY LaGRECA & NASHVILLE JAM BAND
In The Blue Night/You Hurt Me

1001
HILL
I Gotta Get Thru/Reflections

1002
KEN STEADMAN/DANNY HUDAK
51 Years/I’ll Live On Dreams

1003
BRASS ASSEMBLY
Get The Most Out Of Life/No Guarantee

1004 (Hyperbolic)
LOIS PUCKETT
Love Back Guarantee/God’s River Child

1004 (Hit Records International)
ROSETTA ELLIS (WILLIE GOLATT, Piano)
There’s Going To Be A Fire/What God Means

1005 (Hit Records International)
EUPHORIA
Everloving People/The Nicest Words

1006
BARBARA & THE HEARTKEYS/DANNY HUDEK
The Key To My Heart/Now Let There Be Joyful Years

1009
FRED HOFFMAN
Indian Blues/Starving For Your Love

1014
JOE FISHER with THE ROTATIONS
Last Letter Of Love (vocal)/Last Letter Of Love (instrumental)

1410 (Hit Records International)
THE FEMININE TOUCH
(LP)  “Gentlemen Jim’s Presents The Feminine Touch”

1440 (Auric Records)
LINCOLN GREEN
Rosa Mae Morestep/Pamela

1470 (I Love You Records)
JOE FISHER
A Wonderful Love/

5061 (Hit Records International)
BOLDER DAMN
(LP) “Mourning”

9861 (Hit Records International)
THE FEMININE TOUCH
Groove Me/Ooh Child

9862 (Hit Records International)
ROSETTA ELLIS (WILLIE GOLATT, Piano)
Don’t Have To Talk About You/The Lord Has Brought Me

9863 (Hit Records International)
ROSETTA ELLIS
Walk Around Heaven All Day/Come In The Room

BL-1 (Hit Records International)
BARBARA LEE
(LP) I.S.C. Presents Barbara Lee

 

The Ft. Lauderdale band COVENTRY signed with Hit Records International in 1970, but it doesn’t appear anything was released. Other artists signed to Hyperbolic/Hit in 1970 or 1971 – according to Billboard Magazine – were Foxx, Mario Librizzi (formerly of the Tassels), and Pershing Arbogast. In addition, a group named Snow (with former members of the Hard Knocks) recorded for Hyperbolic in 1972, but it’s not clear if anything was actually issued.
Phil Milstein lists a bunch of Hyperbolic and Hit song-poem demos on his American Song-Poem Music Archives, an essential and endlessly captivating site. This is one group of labels whose discography will probably never be complete.

The same song that The Minority cut -- but is it the same version?

Many more label discographies can be found in the book Savage Lost: Florida Garage Bands, The ’60s & Beyond. If you’re interested in Florida garage band and soul music labels such as Paris Tower, Tener, Tropical, Dade, Marlin, Gulfstream, or Trip Universal, the book is for you. While Hyperbolic was mentioned several times in Savage Lost, I never got around to compiling a discography, an oversight that I am finally able to correct.

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The definitive Florida garage band and soul music story. Discographies, narratives, photos, and fun!

Title: Savage Lost: Florida Garage Bands, The ’60s & Beyond
Author: Jeffrey M. Lemlich
ISBN: 0-942963-12-1
Pages:  416

 

 

  • From Evil to the Echoes.
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Savage Lost – A Short Book Excerpt

WFUN in April 1966:  A great time for local bands

WFUN Miami in 1966. Click image to open.

“Perhaps the main contributing factor to the magnitude of Florida’s ‘60s scenes was the interplay between radio and local bands. This cannot be overemphasized. While the Kollektion could appropriately be billed as “WQAM’s own Kollektion,” the same could no doubt be said about WFUN and bands such as the Montells. This band-to-station relationship created a strong identity within the community, something that for the most part is not the case today. No game of “hi-lo”, phone call-in contest or cash giveaway can do a tenth for a station what a local hit can. When a person could walk into a record store and pick up the latest weekly music survey, that person could decide AT THAT VERY MOMENT that he wants to listen to the station in question. Seeing your favorite local band’s name created a feeling of excitement and local pride; it helped not only the band, but the image of the station as well.”

(From Savage Lost, Page 409)