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Revised 10/3/13

CTI
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1967-1983

Labels

A&M distribution
No ®
A&M distribution
®
Independent
Independent
865 - 1967
to
.
.
to
1216 - 1970
CT 501 - 1970
to
CT 516 - 1970
OJ 1  - 1970
to
OJ 51 - 1979
When ABC Records sought to form a jazz subsidiary in 1960, Creed Taylor was recruited to oversee it all.
He called the company "Impulse!" (connoting the spontaneous feeling of jazz). Taylor jumped ship to accept a lucrative offer to run Verve Records, the jazz label Norman Granz sold to MGM Records in 1961.
In November 1967, Taylor arranged with A&M's Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss to begin his own organization,
CTI Records.  The label had 4 subsidiaries: Kudu, Salvation, Three Brothers and Greenstreet.
Distributed by
CBS Records
A Division of
Creed Taylor Inc.
ZS8 9600 - 1980
and
ZS9 9601 - 1980
OJ 53 - 1981
to
OJ 59 - 1983
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1967
to
1970
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For sleeve details
(different types)
See A&M Records
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 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 2
OJ 9 - 1972
to
.
© 1972 Creed Taylor Inc.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
OJ 51 - 1979
A division of
Creed Taylor Inc.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado for scans in this section
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Thanks to  Steve Kolanjian, New York for scans in this section
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