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Adge Cutler & The Wurzels Singles
and the History of Columbia 7" Sleeves

Columbia 7" singles sleeves changed regularly throughout the 1960s. The scans attached show Adge Cutler's original single releases on the Columbia label in the sleeves which, in theory, they should have appeared. The sleeve design changed according to the DB number:

  • Green with flat top DB 4974-7745
  • Green with wavey top DB 7746 - 7913
  • Red with flat top DB 7914-8725
  • Darker red with wavy top DB8726 onwards

Most of Adge's singles were released in the third red-with-flat-top design sleeve, except for Poor, Poor Farmer and the Drink Up Thy Cider re-issue which has the darker red with the wavy top sleeve. However, many singles appear to have been sold in the earlier green sleeves for some unknown reason.

Drink Up Thy Zider - Columbia DB 8081 (Dec 1966)

The Champion Dung Spreader - Columbia DB 8145 (Mar 1967)

I Wish I Was Back On The Farm - Columbia DB 8222 (1967)

All Over Mendip - Columbia DB 8277 (1967)

Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee - Columbia DB 8399 (1968)

Up The Clump - Columbia DB 8462 (Aug 1968)

Ferry To Glastonbury - Columbia DB 8614 (1969)

Poor, Poor Farmer Columbia DB 8793 (May 1971)

Drink Up Thy Zider re-issue - Columbia DB 9031 (June 1974)

For the real record collectors out there - the 'resale' writing on the centre of the discs put on labels in 1964 was permitted to be removed from 1968/69 and so these doesn't appear on the later singles.

Also note that the matrix info on original 1966 release of Drink Up Thy Zider (DB8081) and the 1974 reissue (DB9031) are the same, so the singles are musically identical.

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