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VERVE
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1956-1968

Labels

V 5000 - 1956
to
V 5142 - 1967
V 5042 - 1957
V 5091 - 1962
Large print
V 5119 - 1966
A Verve Folkways Recording
Verve Records was an US jazz label founded by Norman Granz in 1956, absorbing the catalogues of his earlier labels, Clef Records and Norgran Records. Granz sold the label to MGM in 1961 for $3 million. Creed Taylor was appointed as producer, and adopted a more commercial approach, cancelling several contracts. 
Astor distribution
Phonogram distribution
V 5131 - 1967
Title italic
VS 1 - 1967
to
VS 11 - 1968
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
V 5000 - 1956
to
.
Astor distribution
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
.
to
V 5142 - 1967
Astor distribution
 Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
VS 1 - 1967
to
.
Phonogram distribution
 ...
For sleeve details
(different types)
see Phonogram Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
VS 11 - 1968
Phonogram distribution
 ...
For sleeve details
(different types)
see Phonogram Group
......
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
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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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45 Discography for Verve Records from Global Dog Productions
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