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Revised 14/4/11

SOMA
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1959-1967

Labels

1110 - 1959
to
1156 - 1961
1411 - 1964
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1430 - 1965
1433 - 1965
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1469 - 1967
Heartbeat series
Soma Records was  started in 1957 by wholesale record distributor Amos Heilicher and his brother Danny in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Soma is "Amos" spelled backwards
Soma began mainly recording polka music, old-time, country and western and jazz groups. Their first hit was Bobby Vee's 1959 "Suzie Baby", later issued by Liberty Records who bought up the master. The Soma label continued releasing recordings until 1967, when the co-owned record distributing company was merged into Pickwick Records.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1110 - 1959
to
1156 - 1961
119 North Ninth Street
Minneapolis 3, Minn.
 Curved top   Inside glued   

 
No 2
1964
to
1967
7600 Wayzata Blvd.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55426
.  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
9100
to
9111
7600 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota. 55426
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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