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TRANSATLANTIC
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1964-1981

Labels

TRA SP 1 - 1964
to
TRA SP 21 - 1968
BIG 501 - 1972
to
BIG 508 - 1972
BIG 509 - 1972
to
BIG 520 - 1974
BIG 521 - 1974
to
BIG 522 - 1975
Transatlantic was founded in 1961 by Nat Joseph.  It started primarily as an importer of American folk, blues and jazz records - by many of the artists who influenced the burgeoning British folk and blues boom. Within a couple of years, the company had started recording British artists. 
The company's philosophy was intentionally eclectic and Transatlantic became successful in a variety of musical genres including folk, blues, jazz, ragtime, pop and rock. 
In 1975, Joseph sold a 75% share of his company to Sidney Bernstein's Granada Group and the company became part of Granada. There was a culture clash between the independent-spirited Transatlantic and the corporate sensibilities of Granada.  Two years later Granada sold its share in Transatlantic to the Marshall Cavendish publishing company - which also acquired Joseph's 25% share. The new company was renamed Logo Records
BIG 527 - 1975
to
BIG 535 - 1976
BIG 532 - 1976
to
BIG 543 - 1976
BIG 540 - 1976
to
BIG 564 - 1977
BIG 548 - 1976
to
BIG 549 - 1976
BIG 548 - 1976
to
BIG 550 - 1976
BIG 554 - 1976
to
BIG 563 - 1977
BIG 567 - 1978
to
BIG 569 - 1981
Label discontinued
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
532 - 1975
to
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 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
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to
Around 1977
 Sleeve not available
 for scan
Greenish
       
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to David Sayers, Kent, England for scans in this section
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