Casablanca Records

Casablanca Records

Profile:
Casablanca Records, Inc. was formed in 1973 by former Buddah Records executives Neil Bogart (who named the label as an homage to the classic film Casablanca), Cecil Holmes, Larry Harris and Buck Reingold.

Casablanca's first major signing was Kiss. Casablanca became most successful as a disco label, signing artists like Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, the Village People, Brooklyn Dreams, Patti Brooks and Lipps, Inc. (with lead vocalist Cynthia Johnson) as well as Four Tops, The, Cher, Irene Cara, Captain And Tennille, Dr. Hook, Mac Davis and George Clinton's great P-Funk band Parliament.

The company expanded into motion picture production in 1977 merging with Filmworks, Inc. (a small film production company headed by Peter Guber), renaming itself Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.. Also the label changed and denoted now Casablanca Record And Filmworks with a different artwork, showing filmworks. With Guber in charge of the new film division, Casablanca co-produced the films The Deep, the Oscar-winning Midnight Express (Giorgio Moroder won an Academy Award for Best Original Score) and the now-cult classic disco movie Thank God It's Friday with Columbia Pictures.

Neil Bogart sold his remaining interests in the label to Dutch-German multinational record company PolyGram (which had purchased 50% of the label three years earlier) in 1980 after financial difficulties and poor sales performance seriously drained the company. Bogart soon after launched a new independent label, Boardwalk Records, but soon became ill. He died of cancer on May 8, 1982. That same year, PolyGram bought 20th Century Fox Records and merged its catalog into Casablanca, moving Leon Haywood, Carl Carlton and Stephanie Mills onto the label. The label stopped releasing new material (apart from movie soundtrack albums and later Animotion releases) in 1984. In 1986 it was phased out completely, although the brand kept appearing on catalog reissues. As its replacement, Mercury Record Productions, Inc. revived Wing Records.

In 2000, the name was revived for a joint venture between Universal Music Group and Tommy Mottola. In a Billboard article, Mottola said that he chose the name as an homage to the original label, but that there was no direct connection between the old and new labels. The present-day Casablanca Records is a part of Universal Motown Records Group.

Labelcode: LC 3272
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Kiss Kiss(LP, Album, MP) Casablanca Records US 1977 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 387 Fanny (2) Butter Boy(7", Single) Casablanca Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 387 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 556 Peter Noone (Blame It) On The Pony Express(7", Single) Casablanca Records 1 C 006-96 556 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 694 Kiss Rock And Roll All Nite(7", Single) Casablanca Records 1 C 006-96 694 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-97 669 Kiss Shout It Out Loud (Single) 1C 006-97 669 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 006-97 760 Parliament Tear The Roof Off The Sucker(7", Single) Casablanca Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-97 760 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C-006-98211 Kiss Detroit Rock City(7") Casablanca Records 1C-006-98211 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 262 Kiss Hotter Than Hell (Album) 1C 062-96 262 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 636 Kiss Dressed To Kill(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 1C 062-96 636 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-97 570 Kiss Destroyer(LP, Album) Casablanca Records, EMI Electrola 1C 062-97 570 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-97 643 Parliament Mothership Connection(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 1C 062-97 643 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 188-97 185/86 Kiss Alive!(2xLP, Album, Gat) Casablanca Records, Casablanca Records, Casablanca Records 1C 188-97 185/86 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 J 006-96378 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(7") Casablanca Records 1 J 006-96378 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J 006-96910 Greg Perry I'll Be Comin' Back = Volveré(7", Single) Casablanca Records 1J 006-96910 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J00696993 Kiss Rock And Roll All Nite(7", Single) Casablanca Records 1J00696993 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J 006-97031 Parliament Chocolate City(7", Single) Casablanca Records 1J 006-97031 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1 J006-97.518 Kiss Rock And Roll All Nite (Live Version) / Nothin' To Lose(7", Single) Casablanca Records 1 J006-97.518 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
1 J 006 97760 Parliament Tear The Roof Off The Sucker(7", Promo) Casablanca Records 1 J 006 97760 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
1 J006-97.979 Kiss Flaming Youth = Juventud En Llamas(7", Single) Casablanca Records 1 J006-97.979 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
1 J 062-96062 Fanny (2) Rock And Roll Survivors(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 1 J 062-96062 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J 62-96636 Kiss Dressed To Kill - Listos Para Matar(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 1J 62-96636 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1 J 062-96908 Buddy Miles More Miles Per Gallon(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 1 J 062-96908 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1J 062-97344 Angel (24) Angel(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 1J 062-97344 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
1J 062-97570 Kiss Destroyer(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 1J 062-97570 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
1R1 6971 Village People Go West(Reel, Album) Casablanca Records 1R1 6971 US 1979 Sell This Version
1R2 6471 Kiss Alive!(2xReel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Casablanca Records 1R2 6471 US 1975 Sell This Version
2BP-52 Toshiyuki Kimori Golgo 13 (Original Sound Track)(LP) Casablanca Records 2BP-52 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
2C 004-96.119 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke(7", Single) Casablanca Records 2C 004-96.119 France 1975 Sell This Version
2c 010-96921 Buddy Miles Rockin' And Rollin' On The Streets Of Hollywood(7", Single) Casablanca Records 2c 010-96921 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 010 97 003 The Disco Kid The Disco Kid(7", Single) Casablanca Records 2C 010 97 003 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 010-97016 Parliament Ride On(7") Casablanca Records, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 010-97016 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C064 96341 Gloria Scott What Am I Gonna Do(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 2C064 96341 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 066-96.686 Masekela* The Boy's Doin' It(LP, Album) Casablanca Records, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 066-96.686 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 066 - 96.908 Buddy Miles More Miles Per Gallon(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 2C 066 - 96.908 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C066-97344 Angel (24) Angel(LP, Album) Casablanca Records, EMI Pathé Marconi 2C066-97344 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 068-97.570 Kiss Destroyer(LP, Album, Gat) Casablanca Records 2C 068-97.570 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 156-97.1685 Kiss Alive(2xLP, Album) Casablanca Records 2C 156-97.1685 France 1976 Sell This Version
2D 100 Kiss Alive!(2xLP, Gat) Casablanca Records 2D 100 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
2 J 062-96908 Buddy Miles More Miles Per Gallon(LP, Album) Casablanca Records, EMI 2 J 062-96908 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
2J 062-97643 Parliament Mothership Connection(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 2J 062-97643 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
2T-D 100 Kiss Alive(Cass, Album) Casablanca Records 2T-D 100 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
3C 000 70055 Larry Santos / The Reflections Larry Santos / The Reflections - We Can't Hide It Anymore / Three Steps From True Love(7", Jukebox) Casablanca Records, Capitol Records 3C 000 70055 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3 C006-96921 Buddy Miles Rockin' And Rollin' On The Streets Of Hollywood(7") Casablanca Records, Casablanca Records 3 C006-96921 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 006-96993 Kiss Rock And Roll All Nite(7") Casablanca Records 3C 006-96993 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3 C006-97216 Larry Santos We Can't Hide It Anymore (Single) 3 C006-97216 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 064-97447 Various Discoteca Casablanca(LP, Comp) Casablanca Records 3C 064-97447 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 064-97570 Kiss Destroyer(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 3C 064-97570 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
4E06296262 Kiss Hotter Than Hell(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 4E06296262 Sweden 1974 Sell This Version
4E 062-97570 Kiss Destroyer (Album) 4E 062-97570 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
4E 184-97185/86 Kiss Alive(2xLP) Casablanca Records 4E 184-97185/86 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
4NBLP 7152 Kiss Dynasty (Album) 4NBLP 7152 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
5C0280A Mika (8) Rain (Remixes)(CDr, Single, Promo) Casablanca Records, Island Records, Universal Records 5C0280A UK 2009 Sell This Version
6C 006-60055 Donna Summer Down Deep Inside(7", Single) Casablanca Records 6C 006-60055 Denmark 1977 Sell This Version
6C 006 98639 Kiss Hard Luck Woman(7", Single) Casablanca Records, Casablanca Records 6C 006 98639 Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
6P-5 アリス* 狂った果実(7", Single) Casablanca Records 6P-5 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6P-15 アリス* それぞれの秋(7", Single) Casablanca Records 6P-15 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-3 Suzanne Fellini Love On The Phone / Bad Boy(7") Casablanca Records 6S-3 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-4 Lipps, Inc. Funky Town / All Night Dancing(7") Casablanca Records 6S-4 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-5 Village People Can't Stop The Music (キャント・ストップ・ザ・ミュージック) 6S-5 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-6 Kiss Shandi / She's So European 6S-6 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-7 Donna Summer Sunset People (Single) 6S-7 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-9 Lipps, Inc. Rock It / Power(7", Single, RE) Casablanca Records 6S-9 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-10 Village People Magic Night(7") Casablanca Records 6S-10 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-13 Donna Summer Walk Away (7", Single) Casablanca Records 6S-13 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-14 Kiss Tomorrow(7", Single, Promo) Casablanca Records 6S-14 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-15 Lipps, Inc. How Long(7", Single) Casablanca Records 6S-15 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-16 Kiss I Was Made For Lovin' You(7") Casablanca Records 6S-16 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-17 Kiss Hard Luck Woman / Detroit Rock City(7", Single) Casablanca Records 6S-17 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6S-18 Village People Y.M.C.A. / San Francisco (You've Got Me)(7", Single) Casablanca Records 6S-18 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7C 006-60306 Donna Summer I Love You / Once Upon A Time(7") Casablanca Records 7C 006-60306 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
7C 006-60342 Kiss Shout It Out Loud (Live) / Nothin' To Lose (Live)(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7C 006-60342 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 006-60583 Kiss Rocket Ride(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7C 006-60583 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 006-99196 Donna Summer I Feel Love(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7C 006-99196 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 052-60055Z Donna Summer Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside)(12", Maxi) Casablanca Records 7C 052-60055Z Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 052-99518Z Donna Summer I Feel Love(12") Casablanca Records 7C 052-99518Z Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 062-97344 Angel (24) Angel(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 7C 062-97344 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
7C 062-98708 Donna Summer Four Seasons Of Love(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 7C 062-98708 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
7C 062-98823 Angel (24) On Earth As It Is In Heaven(LP, Album) Casablanca Records, EMI Electrola 7C 062-98823 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
7C 062-99136 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 7C 062-99136 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
7C 062-99234 Kiss Love Gun(LP, Album) Casablanca Records 7C 062-99234 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 062-99235 John Barry The Deep (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP) Casablanca Records 7C 062-99235 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7C 262-98697 Kiss Rock And Roll Over(Cass, Album) Casablanca Records 7C 262-98697 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
7C 262-99136 Donna Summer I Remember Yesterday(Cass, Album) Casablanca Records 7C 262-99136 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
7P-21 イミテーション* 恋の片道きっぷ(7", Single, Promo) Casablanca Records 7P-21 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7P-70 劉涼珠* 愛をとどけて(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7P-70 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
7P-111 生沢 雄一さん* 不思議に愛して(7", Promo) Casablanca Records 7P-111 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
7S-30 The Electric Connection Groovy(7") Casablanca Records 7S-30 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
7S-31 Lipps, Inc. Always Lookin'(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7S-31 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7S-33 Kiss Talk To Me 7S-33 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7S-39 Accept Breaker(7", Promo) Casablanca Records, Brain 7S-39 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-40 Village People Do You Wanna Spend The Night(7") Casablanca Records 7S-40 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-41 The V.T'S Don't Worry Baby(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7S-41 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-43 Lipps, Inc. Designer Music(7") Casablanca Records 7S-43 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7S-46 Kiss I(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7S-46 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-50 Village People Fireman(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7S-50 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-52 Giorgio Moroder What A Night / If You Weren't Afraid(7", Single, Promo) Casablanca Records, Polystar 7S-52 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-54 Kiss The Oath (Single) 7S-54 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-57 Lipps, Inc. I Need Some Cash(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7S-57 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-61 The Wailers Palmer Island パーマー・アイランド(7", Single) Casablanca Records 7S-61 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
7S-70 Kiss I'm A Legend Tonight (Single) 7S-70 Japan 1982 Sell This Version