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Revised 23/9/10

CURTOM
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1968-1978

Labels

Buddah Distribution
Warner distribution
CR 1931 - 1968
to
CR 2006 - 1974
CMS 0101 -  1975
to
CMS 0136 - 1978
Curtom Records was started by Curtis Mayfield of The Impressions along with Impressions associate Eddie Thomas (the band's manager and Jerry Butler's former driver) in 1968, although the name was used as early as 1963. Due to the decline in popularity of soul music, the label went through varying changes of distributions, finally Arista Records, before closing for good in 1980.

Sleeves

Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
CR 1931 - 1968
to
1973
..
For sleeve details
(different types)
See Buddah Records
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 Curved top  -
No 2
1973
to
1974
Flat finish
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 3
CMS 0101 - 1975
to
CMS 0136 - 1978
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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