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VERVE
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1956-1973

Labels

Verve Records Inc.
Made in U.S.A.
A division of
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
A division of
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Verve Records Inc.
Made in U.S.A.
V 10028 - 1956
to
V 10228 - 1960
VK 10231 - mar 1961
to
VK 10384 - 1966
VK 10385 - 1966
to
VK 10724 - 1973
V 2000
to
V 2027
Reissues of 78 rpm records
Verve Records was a jazz label founded by Norman Granz in 1956, absorbing the catalogues of his earlier labels, Clef Records and Norgran Records. Granz sold the label to MGM in 1961 for $3 million. Creed Taylor was appointed as producer, and adopted a more commercial approach, cancelling several contracts.
In 1972, MGM sold its record labels to Polydor, bringing Verve into PolyGram's international family of labels.
VS 702 - 1958
STEREO
of  V 10166
Verve Folkways
Verve Forecast
KF 5001 - sep 1965
to
KF 5055 - 1967
KF 5027 - 1966
to
KF 5118 - 1971
Some of the KF 5000 series were issued one the black and blue Verve label.
See discography from Global Dog Productions
Jazz Essentials
Sounds of  Fame
Verve Forecast
Reissues
VK 100 series (MGM)
Reissues
VK 100 series (MGM)
Reissues
by PolyGram
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
10028 - 1956
to
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
.
 451 No. Canon Dr.,
Beverly Hills, Calif.
.
 Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
V 10228 - 1960
451 No. Canon Dr.,
Beverly Hills, Calif.
.
. Ref 155  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
V 10237 - 1961
to
1962
MGM distribution
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For sleeve details
(different colors/types)
See MGM Records
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
1962
to
1967
MGM distribution
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For sleeve details
(different types)
See MGM Records
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 6
1967
to
1971
MGM distribution
..
For sleeve details
(different types)
See MGM Records
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   Curved top  Inside glued   
Reissues
R 1
.
to
.
MGM distribution
   .
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
R 2
.
to
.
MGM distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
R 3
.
to
.
© 1989 PolyGram Records
STDSTIMEPCEVOI
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado for scans in this section
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans in this section
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Thanks to  Steve Kolanjian, New York for scans in this section
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Thanks to Rick Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Gary L. Anderson, Albany, NY  for scans in this section
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Thanks to Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans in this section
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Thanks to Sam Mathis, Jacksonville, Florida for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for Verve Records from Global Dog Productions
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