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GRP
(Grusin/Rosen Productions)
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1978-1987

Labels

Arista GRP
Independent
GS 2500 - 1978
to
GS 2521 - 1982
GRP 3001 - 1983
to
GRP 3023 - 1987
GRP Records was founded in New York by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1978. GRP operated under a label agreement with Arista Records, "Arista/GRP." In 1982, GRP broke away from the Arista umbrella and began operating as an independent label. In 1987, GRP Records signed a distribution deal with MCA Records, and in 1990, MCA bought GRP. After the acquisition, the label was temporarily rebranded "MCA-GRP Records," and handled all of MCA's own jazz operations, reissuing numerous classic jazz titles from MCA's Impulse, Chess and Decca catalogues. As Billboard's #1 Contemporary Jazz label for five consecutive years, GRP Records was the major forerunner for the success of the smooth jazz format.

Sleeves

Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
GS 2500 - 1978
to
GS 2521 - 1982
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For sleeve details
(different types)
See Arista Records
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   Curved top  Glues left/right  
No 2
GRP 3001 - 1983
to
GRP 3023 - 1987
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© 1983 GRP Records Inc.
555 West 57 Street,
New York, N.Y., 10019
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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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