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RCA Victor initially released 175 8-track tape cartridges as part of the drive to put 8-track players into cars and homes in September 1965. They are listed below by ascending catalog number within series with artist and title information. The listings are from the RCA Victor cartridge tapes catalog 9136/865. Refer to that 16 page catalog for complete listing information. 192 listings are included here as the catalog also had 17 additional future releases. These tapes are great for car show display inside an RCA cartridge caddy with the related auto demonstration tape.
The tapes were packaged in a plastic 2 piece clamshell like lined white tub with a clear slide top. The cartridges were a Lear Jet flat pak design with mustard colored front labels. Production ink stamps were located on the cartridge back tops and some had a circular RCA lightning bolt emblem stamped into the lower cartridge back. A red circular one year warranty seal sticker was attached to the slide and tub to seal it. Packaged with the tapes were warranty and red temperature extreme warning inserts. Some original cast and sound track tapes had an additional insert related to the production. Twin-packs were double LP equivalents. Based on catalog series, nationally advertised prices were from $4.95 to $10.95. With inflation, that is equivalent to today's purchasing power of approximately $46.00 to $100.00.
Today, most of these tape survivors are unplayable due to deteriorated or melted rollers and tension issues. They need to be serviced before playing with new rollers, splices and tension adjustments. Higher end home players with strong motors and new belts are recommended for playing twin-packs due to jamming from longer tape lengths of up to 80 minutes. Many of these tapes were separated from their tubs over the years and the complete package is now collectible. For example, the Elvis Presley tapes P8S-1018, P8S-1019 and P8S-1057.
Note that 13 catalog numbers are missing when reviewing the consecutive catalog numbers within series. They are P8S-1003, P8S-1033, P8S-1039, P8S-5006 , P8S-5009, P8S-5020, P8S-5025, R8S-1022, R8S-5005, R8S-5008, R8S-5012, C8S-5001 and C8S-5005. The related tapes may have never been manufactured or were for demonstration/not for sale purposes.
Popular Artists P8S-1000 Series
P8S-1001 - Eddy Arnold - Folk Song Book
P8S-1002 - Chet Atkins - My Favorite Guitars
P8S-1004 - Perry Como - The Songs I Love
P8S-1005 - Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke at the Copa
P8S-1006 - Paul Desmond - Two of a Mind (And Gerry Mulligan)
P8S-1007 - Sergio Franchi - Sergio Franchi Live at the Cocoanut Grove
P8S-1008 - Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs
P8S-1009 - John Gary - So Tenderly
P8S-1010 - Marty Gold Orch. - Sounds Unlimited
P8S-1011 - Al Hirt - The Best of Al Hirt
P8S-1012 - The Limeliters - The Best of The Limeliters
P8S-1013 - Los Indios Tabajaras - The Mellow Guitar Moods of Los Indios Tabajaras
P8S-1014 - Norman Luboff Choir - Aloha from Norman Luboff
P8S-1015 - Nelson Eddy - Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy - Favorites In Stereo
P8S-1016 - Melachrino Strings and Orch. - You and the Night and the Music
P8S-1017 - Peter Nero - Reflections
P8S-1018 - Elvis Presley - Girl Happy (Original Sound Track)
P8S-1019 - Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii
P8S-1020 - Jim Reeves - Moonlight and Roses
P8S-1021 - Kate Smith - Kate Smith at Carnegie Hall
P8S-1022 - Paul Anka - Paul Anka's 21 Golden Hits
P8S-1023 - Chet Atkins - The Most Popular Guitar
P8S-1024 - Harry Belafonte - The Many Moods of Belafonte
P8S-1025 - Perry Como - The Scene Changes
P8S-1026 - Floyd Cramer - Cramer at the Console
P8S-1027 - Duane Eddy - Twangin' the Golden Hits
P8S-1028 - Ethel Ennis - This is Ethel Ennis
P8S-1029 - John Gary - Catch a Rising Star
P8S-1030 - Benny Goodman Quartet - Together Again!
P8S-1031 - Al Hirt - Honey in the Horn
P8S-1032 - Al Hirt - That Honey Horn Sound
P8S-1034 - Hugo & Luigi - The Cascading Voices of the Hugo & Luigi Chorus
P8S-1035 - Henry Mancini Orch. - The Latin Sound of Henry Mancini
P8S-1036 - Anthony Newley - In My Solitude
P8S-1037 - Peter Nero - Hail the Conquering Nero
P8S-1038 - Odetta - Odetta Sings Folk Songs
P8S-1040 - Sid Ramin Orch. - New Thresholds in Sound
P8S-1041 - Hank Snow - Hank Snow Sings Your Favorite Country Hits
P8S-1042 - Three Suns - A Swingin' Thing
P8S-1043 - Joe Williams - The Song Is You
P8S-1044 - Glenn Yarbrough - One More Round
P8S-1045 - Lorne Greene - Welcome to the Ponderosa
P8S-1046 - The Astronauts - Go...Go...Go!
P8S-1047 - Chet Atkins - Guitar Country
P8S-1048 - Sergio Franchi - The Exciting Voice of Sergio Franchi
P8S-1049 - John Gary - A Little Bit of Heaven
P8S-1050 - Al Hirt - Trumpet and Strings
P8S-1051 - Lena Horne - Lena... Lovely and Alive
P8S-1052 - The Limeliters - Sing Out!
P8S-1053 - Norman Luboff Choir - On the County-Side
P8S-1054 - Miriam Makeba - The World of Miriam Makeba
P8S-1055 - Ray McKinley, Director, New Glenn Miller Orch. - Glenn Miller Time
P8S-1056 - Perez Prado Orch. - Big Hits by Prado
P8S-1057 - Elvis Presley - Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 3
P8S-1058 - Jim Reeves - The Jim Reeves Way
P8S-1059 - Sonny Rollins - Now's the Time!
P8S-1060 - Dick Schory Percussion Orch. - Stereo Action Goes Broadway (with Brass Ensemble)
P8S-1061 - George Beverly Shea - The Best of George Beverly Shea
P8S-1062 - Sons of the Pioneers - Cool Water
P8S-1063 - Lorne Greene - The Man
P8S-1064 - Henry Mancini Orch. - Breakfast at Tiffany's
P8S-1065 - Henry Mancini Orch. - Charade
P8S-1066 - Henry Mancini Orch. - The Pink Panther
P8S-1067 - Harry Belafonte - Jump Up Calypso
P8S-1068 - Homer and Jethro - Homer and Jethro at the Country Club (November 1965 release)
P8S-1069 - Glenn Yarbrough - Baby the Rain Must Fall (November 1965 release)
P8S-1070 - Floyd Cramer - Class of '65 (November 1965 release)
P8S-1071 - Frankie Carle - Frankie Carle Plays the Great Piano Hits (November 1965 release)
P8S-1072 - Si Zentner Orch. - It's Nice To Go Trav'ling (December 1965 release)
P8S-1073 - Al Hirt - Live At Carnegie Hall (December 1965 release)
P8S-1074 - Wild Bill Davis - Con-Soul and Sax (And Johnny Hodges) (December 1965 release)
P8S-1075 - Chet Atkins - More of That Guitar Country (December 1965 release)
Popular Artists Twin-Packs P8S-5000 Series
P8S-5001 - Eddy Arnold - Sometimes I'm Happy, Sometimes I'm Blue/Pop Hits from the Country Side
P8S-5002 - Chet Atkins - Chet Atkins' Workshop/Mister Guitar
P8S-5003 - Frankie Carle - 30 Hits of the Flaming '40s/30 Hits of the Fantastic '50s
P8S-5004 - Perry Como - The Songs I Love/By Request
P8S-5005 - Al Hirt - Cotton Candy/Sugar Lips
P8S-5007 - Melachrino Strings And Orch. - Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein...
P8S-5008 - Peter Nero - Songs You Won't Forget/Reflections
P8S-5010 - Dick Schory Percussion Orch. - Supercussion/Politely Percussive
P8S-5011 - Sam Cooke - Shake/Ain't The Good News
P8S-5012 - Floyd Cramer - Country Piano - City Strings/Cramer at the Console
P8S-5013 - Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue/Take Ten
P8S-5014 - Duane Eddy - "Twang" a Country Song/"Twangin'" Up a Storm!
P8S-5015 - John Gary - Catch a Rising Star/Encore
P8S-5016 - Marty Gold Orch. - Soundpower!/Suddenly It's Springtime
P8S-5017 - The Limeliters - Tonight: In Person/The Slightly Fabulous Limeliters
P8S-5018 - Jim Reeves - A Touch of Velvet/Moonlight and Roses
P8S-5019 - Kate Smith - A Touch of Magic/The Sweetest Sounds
P8S-5021 - Al Hirt - Honey in the Horn/That Honey Horn Sound
P8S-5022 - The Astronauts - Surfin' with The Astronauts/Astronauts Orbit Kampus
P8S-5023 - Chet Atkins - Chet Atkins' Teensville/Teen Scene
P8S-5024 - Hugo & Luigi - The Cascading Voices of the Hugo & Luigi Chorus with Strings...
P8S-5026 - Melachrino Strings And Orch. - Music for Relaxation/Music for Romance
P8S-5027 - Peter Nero - New Piano in Town/Young and Warm and Wonderful
P8S-5028 - Hank Snow - Hank Snow Souvenirs/Hank Snow More Souvenirs
P8S-5029 - Miscellaneous Collections - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents...
P8S-5030 - Henry Mancini Orch. - Music from "Peter Gunn"/More Music from "Peter Gunn"
P8S-5031 - Henry Mancini Orch. - "Dear Heart" and Other Songs About Love/Uniquely Mancini
P8S-5032 - Three Suns - One Enchanted Evening/A Swingin' Thing
P8S-5033 - Paul Desmond - Bossa Antigua/Glad to Be Unhappy (December 1965 release)
Original Cast and Sound Track O8S-1000 Series
O8S-1001 - The Sound of Music (Original Sound Track)
O8S-1002 - Bye Bye Birdie (Original Sound Track)
O8S-1003 - South Pacific (Original Sound Track)
O8S-1004 - Becket (Dialogue Highlights from the Paramount Motion Picture "Becket")
O8S-1005 - Fiddler On The Roof (Original Cast)
O8S-1006 - Hello, Dolly! (Original Cast)
O8S-1007 - Roar Of The Greasepaint - The Smell Of The Crowd (Original Cast)
O8S-1008 - Oliver (Original Cast)
O8S-1009 - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Original Cast)
O8S-1010 -The King And I (Original Cast)
O8S-1011 - Half A Sixpence (Original Cast) (November 1965 release)
O8S-1012 - Kismet (Original Cast) (November 1965 release)
O8S-1013 - Carousel (Original Cast) (November 1965 release)
Original Cast and Sound Track Twin-Packs O8S-5000 Series
O8S-5001 - Harry Belafonte - Belafonte At the Greek Theatre
O8S-5002 - Harry Belafonte - Belafonte At Carnegie Hall
Red Seal R8S-1000 Series
R8S-1001 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Peter And The Commissar With Allan Sherman
R8S-1002 - Van Cliburn, Pianist - Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23
R8S-1003 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne...
R8S-1004 - Arthur Rubinstein, Pianist - Chopin: Concerto No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 11
R8S-1005 - Fritz Reiner - Chicago Symph. Orch. - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67
R8S-1006 - Leopold Stokowski, Conductor - Rhapsodies
R8S-1007 - Julian Beam, Guitarist - Giuliani: Concerto For Guitar And Strings...
R8S-1008 - Van Cliburn, Pianist - Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
R8S-1009 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Excerpts)
R8S-1010 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Music From Million Dollar Movies
R8S-1011 - Arthur Rubinstein, Pianist - Grieg: Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16
R8S-1012 - Fritz Reiner - Chicago Symph. Orch. - Rimsky-Korsakoff: Scheherazade
R8S-1013 - Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Chorale And Orch. - The Immortal Victor Herbert
R8S-1014 - Anna Moffo, Soprano - One Night Of Love
R8S-1015 -Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Chorale And Orch. - The Robert Shaw Chorale...On Broadway
R8S-1016 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Concert In The Park
R8S-1017 - Morton Gould Orch. - Moonlight Sonata
R8S-1018 - Charles Munch, Boston Symph. Orch. - Tchaikovsky: Romeo And Juliet...
R8S-1019 - Pierre Monteux, Boston Symph. Orch. - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 In F Minor...
R8S-1020 - Fritz Reiner - Chicago Symph. Orch. - Strauss Waltzes
R8S-1021 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - "Jalousie" And Other Favorites In The Latin Flavor...
R8S-1023 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - More Music From Million Dollar Movies
R8S-1026 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Fiedler's All-Time Favorites
R8S-1027 - Robert Russell Bennett - Rodgers: Victory At Sea, Vol. I
R8S-1028 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - "Pops" Goes The Trumpet With Al Hirt
R8S-1029 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - "Tenderly" And Other Romantic Favorites
R8S-1030 - Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symph, Orch. - Brahms: Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 68
R8S-1031 - Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symph. Orch. - Rimsky-Korsakoff: Suite From "Le COQ D'OR"...
R8S-1032 - Morton Gould Orch. - More Jungle Drums
R8S-1033 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite; 4 Pops Favorites
R8S-1034 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Gold: Ship Of Fools (November 1965 release)
R8S-1035 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Nero Goes "Pops" (November 1965 release)
Red Seal Twin-Packs R8S-5000 Series
R8S-5001 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Music From Million Dollar Movies Including "Laura"...
R8S-5002 - Leopold Stokowski, Conductor - Rhapsodies/The Sound of Wagner
R8S-5003 - Morton Gould Orch. - Findlandia - Music Of Sibelius/Greensleeves...
R8S-5004 - Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Chorale And Orch. - On Broadway/Yours Is My Heart Alone
R8S-5006 - Leonard Pennario, Pianist - Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini , Op. 43... R8S-5007 - Robert Russell Bennett - Rodgers: Victory At Sea, Vols. I and II
R8S-5009 - Arthur Rubinstein, Pianist - Grieg: Concerto In A Minor...
R8S-5010 - Fritz Reiner - Chicago Symph. Orch. - Scheherazade/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker...
R8S-5011 - Van Cliburn, Pianist - Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23...
R8S-5013 - Mario Lanza, Tenor - Friml: The Vagabond King/Romberg: The Desert Song
R8S-5014 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne/Hearts In 3/4 Time
R8S-5015 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Excerpts)...
R8S-5016 - Julian Beam, Guitarist - Giuliani: Concerto For Guitar And Strings...
R8S-5017 - Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orch. - "Jalousie" And Other Favorites In The Latin Flavor...
Red Seal Opera R8S-1000 Series
R8S-1024 - Verdi: Aida (Highlights)
R8S-1025 - Verdi: La Traviata (Highlights)
R8S-1036 - Bizet: Carmen (Highlights) (December 1965 release)
R8S-1037 - Puccini: Tosca (Highlights) (December 1965 release)
Camden Artists C8S-1000 Series
C8S-1006 - Living Strings - Music from "The Sound of Music"
C8S-1007 - Living Strings - Everybody Loves Somebody
C8S-1008 - Bob Ralston - "Red Roses For a Blue Lady" and Other Hits
C8S-1009 - Living Jazz - "The Girl from Ipanema" and Other Hits
C8S-1010 - Living Voices - Music from "Mary Poppins"
Camden Artists Twin-Packs C8S-5000 Series
C8S-5002 - Living Jazz - "The Girl from Ipanema" and Other Hits/"Dear Heart" and Other Favorites
C8S-5003 - Leo Addeo Orch. - Hawaii In Stereo/Calypso and Other Island Favorites
C8S-5004 - Living Strings - Living Strings Play Country Favorites/Living Voices Sing Songs of the West
C8S-5006 - Al Caiola - The Guitar Style of Al Caiola/Living Guitars Play Music from "The Pink Panther"
C8S-5007 - Living Strings And Living Voices - Living Strings and Living Voices with a Happy Beat...
C8S-5008 - Living Strings - Holiday for Strings/Living Strings Plus Trumpet Play Music for Young...
C8S-5009 - Living Strings - On a Sentimental Journey/ Living Strings Plus Two Pianos Play Songs...
C8S-5010 - Living Voices - Living Voices Sing "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and Other Beautiful Songs...
C8S-5011 - Living Strings - The Shimmering Sounds of Living Strings/Most-Requested Organ Favorites
C8S-5012 - Living Strings - Music from "The Sound of Music"/Music from "Mary Poppins"
C8S-5013 - Living Strings - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling/Living Voices Sing Irish Songs
C8S-5014 - Johnny Douglas Orch. - Dance Party Discotheque/Music for Dancing (Living Strings)
C8S-5015 - Bob Ralston - Music for Everyone/"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" and Other Hits
C8S-5016 - Living Strings - Living Strings Play Music for Romance/Living Strings Play Music of the Sea
C8S-5017 - Living Strings - Living Strings in a Mellow Mood/Living Strings Play Songs to Remember
C8S-5018 - Roger Miller - The One and Only Roger Miller (November 1965 release)
Camden Children's C8S-1000 Series
C8S-1001 - Mother Goose and Father Gander
C8S-1002 - Over 40 of the World's Greatest Children's Songs
C8S-1003 - Dr. Seuss Presents "Horton Hatches the Egg," "The Sneetches" and Other Stories
C8S-1004 - "Jack and the Beanstalk" and Other Stories
C8S-1005 - Hardtack (He's a Fine Old Engine!) and Famous American Railroad Songs
RCA Victor Stereo 8 Cartridge Tapes Catalog 9136/865