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Revised 15/1/12

BUDDAH
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1968-1976

Labels

BUD 1 - 1968
to
BUD 42 - 1970
2011 039 - nov 1970
to
2011 214 - 1974
2011 122 - 1972
Year on label
SBDA 420 - 1974
to
SBDA 453 - 1975
US Kama Sutra Records helped bolster MGM Records' profits during 1965 and 1966, primarily due to the success of The Lovin' Spoonful. Art Kass ultimately became unhappy with his distribution deal with MGM and started Buddah Records in 1967. He brought in Neil Bogart, who was an MGM General Manager in the early sixties, and had also worked at Cameo-Parkway Records. Neil Bogart left Buddah Records in 1973 to start his Casablanca Records label. 
Art Kass sold the label to Essex Entertainment, who managed the catalog until 1993, when they sold it to BMG.
In Australia, Astor issued about 26 Buddah releases on its Astor AP 1000 series, the first issue being AP1433 in about January 1968.
Phonogram distribution
RCA distribution
2011 227 - may 1975
to
2011 305 - 1976
103340 - jun 1979
to
103815 - sep 1981
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1968
to
1969
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For sleeve details
(different types)
see Phonogram Group
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   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 2
1969
to
1971

 
 ...
For sleeve details
(different types)
see Phonogram Group
......
 Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 3
1971
to
.
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  

 
No 4
.
to
2011 305 - 1976

   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
103340 - 1979
to
103815 - 1981
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see RCA Records
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   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
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