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Revised 5/12/13

LIBERTY
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1955-1986

Labels

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55001 - 1955
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55006 - 1956
55009 - 1956
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55251 - 1960
55162 - 1958
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55251 - 1960
Used concurrently
Liberty Records was started by chairman Simon Waronker in 1955 with Al Bennett as president and Theodore Keep as chief engineer. In 1963, the label was sold to Avnet for $ 12 million. Avnet also bought Blue Note Records, Imperial Records, Dolton Records, Aladdin Records and Minit Records
After two years of losses, Avnet sold the labels back to Al Bennett for $ 8 million.
In 1968, Liberty was bought for $38 million by Transamerica Corporation (an insurance company) and combined with their other label United Artists Records. Transamerica did not have a clue about running a record company. 
Al Bennett was fired after six months, and the company rapidly declined.
Transamerica shut down Dolton and transferred Dolton's artists to Liberty. Later they shut down Imperial and Minit and transferred their artists to Liberty. Finally, in 1971, all releases were shifted to United Artists Records and Liberty Records was no more.
55040 - 1956
55168 - 1958
55168 - 1958
55168 - 1958
S 771887- 1959
Liberty Records Inc.
Liberty Records Inc.
Liberty Records Inc.
Liberty/UA Inc.
55242 - 1959
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55644 - 1963
55655 - 1963
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55836 - 1965
55839 - 1965
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56121 - 1969
56127 - 1969
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56218 - 1970
Label discontinued
Liberty Records Inc.
Liberty Records Inc.
Liberty Records Inc.
Liberty/UA Inc.
All Time Hit Series
Reissues
1961-1965
Premium Record
Reissues
1965
All Time Hit Series
Reissues
1965-1969
All Time Hit Series
Reissues
1969-1970
 New startup by
Capitol Records
EP
1980
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1983
LSX 1007 - 1958
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Sleeves
Range
Front
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Details
No 1
55001 - 1955
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1957
 Hollywood, California
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2
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Small hole
Billy Ward & the Dominoes
Harry Sukman
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No 3
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Normal hole
Mark McIntyre
Harry Sukman
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No 4
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55251 - march 1960
Hollywood 28, Calif.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
55251 - march 1960
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Identified albums (all);
   Cut straight  Inside glued   Albums up to jun 1960
 Los Angeles 28, California
No 6
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Los Angeles 28, California
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No 7
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Los Angeles 28, California
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 8
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Los Angeles 28, California
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 9
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Los Angeles 28, California
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No 10
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Los Angeles 28, California
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No 11
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Los Angeles 28, California
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued   
No 12
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Los Angeles 28, California
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No 13
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No address
.  Cut straight  Inside glued   
No 14
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55836 - 1965
No address
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 15
55839 - 1965
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Blue bar 26 mm wide
Back:
Los Angeles, Calif.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 16
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Blue bar 26 mm wide
Front:
Los Angeles, Calif.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 17
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Blue bar 28 mm wide
Front:
Los Angeles, Calif.
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 18
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1968
Blue bar 28 mm wide
Back:
Los Angeles, Calif.
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 19
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Blue bar 30 mm wide
Front:
Los Angeles, Calif.
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 20
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1968
Blue bar 30 mm wide
Front:
Los Angeles, Calif.
 
 Curved top  Inside glued   
No 21
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1968
Blue bar 30 mm wide
Back:
Los Angeles, Calif.
   Curved top  Inside glued   
1968 - Transamerica takeover
No 22 a
1968
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Text under "Liberty"
Pinted in U.S.A.
 
 Curved top  Inside glued   
No 22 b
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Text under "Liberty"
Pinted in U.S.A.
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 23
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56218 - 1970
Label Discontinued
Text under "Records"
Pinted in U.S.A.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
All Time Hit Series - Reissues
R 1
1961
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1965
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R 2
1965
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Front:
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R 3
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Front:
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R 4
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1970
Back:
   Curved top  Inside glued  
1980 - New startup by Capitol Records
No 24
1980
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MIC: 41517..
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No 25
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MIC: 41517.
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No 26 a
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MIC 41532.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 26 b
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1986
MIC 41532
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45 Discography for Liberty Records from Global Dog Productions
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