IMPERIAL. Что за лейбл?

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IMPERIAL. Что за лейбл?

Сообщение  Yuriy-Pate в Вт Янв 22, 2013 2:37 pm

Есть у меня несколько пластинок этой фирмы. Информации о ней мне как то не попадалось. Понятно, что это что-то немецкое. Если с Дойче Граммофоном или Электроллой всё более менее ясно. То Империал для меня остаёться загадкой. Как определить год выпуска, были ли какие-то каталоги, может кто-то чего нибудь видел, знает, интересовался?[img] [/img]
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Re: IMPERIAL. Что за лейбл?

Сообщение  MisterTwister в Пт Янв 25, 2013 4:12 am

Возможно, Вам это чем-то поможет Wink

Imperial Records (1900)
The earliest Imperial Records was a short-lived United States based company of the first decade of the 1900s, producing single-sided lateral cut gramophone records. Issues included ragtime banjo music, operatic solos, and Hebrew songs. As the name implies, they seem to have been destined at least in part for the British market. The back of the records carried a paper label printed with a copyright statement.

Imperial Records (1920)
The second Imperial Records was a United Kingdom based label which went into business in 1920. Imperial was owned by The Crystalate Gramophone Record Manufacturing Company Ltd. of Tonbridge, Kent, England. The company's main recording studio was in London. Most Imperial issues were recorded by the company, but some issues from masters leased from other companies in Continental Europe and from the USA's Banner Records also appeared on Imperial. Most Imperial recordings were of popular songs, music hall tunes, and dance music of the time. The label went out of business in February of 1934.

Imperial Records

:"This article is about the Imperial Records label currently owned by EMI.":"For the previous record labels called Imperial Records, see Imperial Records (1900) and Imperial Records (1920).":"For the Japanese record label, see Teichiku Records."infobox record label
name = Imperial Records


image_bg = black
parent = EMI
founded = 1947
founder = Lew Chudd
distributor = Capitol Music Group (In the US)
genre = (historic) various
(current) Urban
country = United States
url = http://www.imperialrecords.com/ http://www.myspace.com/imperialrecords

Imperial Records is a United States based label started in 1947 by Lew Chudd and reactivated in 2006 by label owner EMI.

The independent and Liberty Records years

Imperial was famous for recordings of rhythm & blues and early rock & roll like Fats Domino and Ricky Nelson. Imperial was licensed to London Records in the UK. In 1960 Lew Chudd bought Aladdin Records. Minit Records was acquired in 1963.

Later in 1963, after Imperial lost Fats Domino and Ricky Nelson to rival labels, Chudd sold the label to Liberty Records. Under Liberty's management, the label enjoyed success from such artists as holdover Irma Thomas as well as Johnny Rivers, Jackie DeShannon, Classics IV and Cher.

During the British Invasion years, Liberty (whose recordings were distributed by EMI in the UK) licensed artists including The Hollies, Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas and The Swinging Blue Jeans from EMI for release on the Imperial label. Recordings by Liberty UK act The Bonzo Dog Band were issued in the USA on the Imperial label.

By 1970 the label became part of Liberty's merger with United Artists, but was phased out shortly thereafter with its artists being transferred to United Artists. EMI now owns the Imperial Records catalogue.

Label variations

*Early to mid-50s -- Maroon label, IMPERIAL at top
*Late 50s-1963 -- Black label with stars under IMPERIAL at top
*1964-1966 -- Black, white and magenta label. I-R logo in black box on left side, IMPERIAL shown under logo. Disclaimer at bottom of label shows "A SUBSIDIARY OF LIBERTY RECORDS"
*1966-1969 -- Black and lime green label, I-R logo in red box on left side, IMPERIAL shown under logo, "A PRODUCT OF LIBERTY RECORDS" shown under IMPERIAL. Disclaimer changed to "A DIVISION OF LIBERTY RECORDS"
*1970 -- Black and lime green label, I-R logo in red box on left side, IMPERIAL shown (in slightly larger letters than the previous label) under logo. Disclaimer reads "LIBERTY/UA, INC"
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