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.
(Note: when on the LJC Home page, point at the topics on the primany top menu bar. All the pages available will come up as a dropdown list below or to the right of the topic if you hovver rather than click in to the topic. If no further pages expand out, then that is the final “nested” page with the information on it.
The primary page is sometimes an index link for those pages as another way to get to them, shorter topics the primary page is all there is.
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 Audio Quality
- Blue Note Labels
- Covers, spines, lamination and address
- Mono stereo and pseudo-stereo
- The Blue Note Addresses
- The van Gelder stamp
- 9M and other codes for other labels
- Blue Note Deep Groove
- Kakubushi: The Frame Cover
- Blue Note with mixed labels
- Blue Note vinyl edges
- Blue Note weight of vinyl
- Blue Note print fonts
- Blue Note inner sleeves
- LJC’s own unofficial free Guide to First Pressings
Blue Note – The Liberty Years 1968-70
Blue Note – The United Artists Years 1970-79
- Blue Note Japanese labels
- Listings – King Records GXK
- Listings – King Records 18P & BST
- Listings – Toshiba_EMI
If you have any requests, mail me.