A guide to collectible jazz record labels, photos from my collection, with all the essential detail to help identify the date and manufacturer of the record and make that all important decision: how much to bid or pay, or decide after the event that you paid too much, or may be have a bargain.
As well as the label itself, which lots of people do, I try to include macro-shot of the relevant etchings in the run out groove – matrix numbers, catalogue numbers, engineers signature iD, pressing plant identity, stamper and mother codes where relevant. This is physical product, sometimes its a detective game to identify the provenance of the record to hand.
Sub pages for each Label now include relevant listings with a catalogue number, Artist and title, and date recorded when I can find it.
If you find anything here you think is wrong, or you have a label variation of interest, or have any photos of your stuff you think adds something new, email me at the address at the foot of the ABOUT LJC page.
Blue Note original
- Blue Note History
- Blue Note Labels
- The Blue Note Addresses
- Blue Note Record Detective Kit. Plus exclusive! => The Record Detective Squad
- Listings – 1500 series
- Listings – 4000 series
- Listings – United Artists BN LA series
- Listings – LT series
- Blue Note Japanese labels
- Listings – King Records GXK
- Listings – King Records 18P & BST
- Listings – Toshiba_EMI