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VERVE
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1962-1971

Labels

HMV - blue
HMV - black
No text in centre
Text in centre
Before Verve got its own label in 1962, it shared label and POP catalogue numbers with HMV.
-HMV
POP 1061 - 1962
VS 500 - 1962
to
VS 518 - 1963
VS 519 - 1964
to
VS 577 - 1968
Label discontinued
Verve Records was a jazz label founded by Norman Granz in USA 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. 
In 1972, MGM sold its record labels to Polydor, bringing Verve into PolyGram's international family of labels.
In 1966, Verve Folkways was started. It was renamed to Verve Forecast in 1967 and lasted to 1969.
These were delivered in plain white sleeves.
Reissues
2009 017 - 1971
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
VS 500 - 1962
to
.
6'- to 50' tokens
Printing error
"Instruments"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
1966
6'- to 50' tokens
Correct print
"Industries"
. Ref 75  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
1966
to
VS 577 - 1968
Use the new EMITEX
7'3 to 50' tokens
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
2009 017 - 1971
to
.
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
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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 Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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