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CHISA
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1954-1979

Labels

UNI Records
Revue Records
Independent
Distributed by Vault
55024 - 1967
to
55165 - 1969
8 records in total
R 11010 - 1967
and
R 11017 - 1968
CH 001 - 1968
to
CH 004 - 1968
CH 005 not issued
CH 006 - 1968
CH 006 also issued as CH 11-11
Chisa Productions was started in 1966 by Hugh Masekela (former husband of Miriam Makeba). It started with "Chisa Productions" designation on UNI and Revue labels (both owned by  MCA), where Masekela and his business partner, producer Stewart Levine, released a series of records.
Chisa Record was formed in 1968, later to be a subsidiary of Motown records.
Distributed by Buddah
Distributed by Motown
Blue Thumb
CH 11 11 - 1968
CH 11 10 - 1969
CH 11-11 also issued as CH 006
8001 - sep 1969
to
8014 - jun 1971
8015 not issued
BTA 208 - 1972
to
BTA 255 - 1974
7 records in total
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
55024 - 1967
to
55165 - 1969
8255 Sunset Boulevard
 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 2
R 11010 - 1967
and
R 11017 - 1968
 
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
CH 001 - 1968
to
CH 006 - 1968
 Sleeve not available
 for scan
 
       
No 4
CH 11 11 - 1968
to
CH 11 10 - 1969
 
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
8001 - sep 1969
to
8014 - jun 1971
..In this period, all Motown distributed labels came
in the same sleeves: "The Sound of Young America".
This label used #15 through #21.
Use the discography below and the Motown page to find the correct sleeve for your record.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6
BTA 208 - 1972
to
BTA 255 - 1974
 
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to John Villanova and Steve Kolanjian, New York for scans and info in this section
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45 Discography for Chisa Records (Motown distributed) from Global Dog Productions
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