Jean Georgakarakos

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Jean Georgakarakos
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Jean Georgakarakos (born June 26, 1940, Malestroit, Brittany, France - died January 22, 2017, Paris, France) was a French producer, record store owner, and label founder and manager.

Early in his career he shortened his surname to Karakos. In 1960, he created the label Star Success and in 1964, followed this with a second label Joc. Around the same time he began importing albums from the United States which he sold in his network of record stores named Pop Shop. In 1967, along with Jean-Luc Young and Fernand Boruso he founded the jazz label BYG Records. In 1976, he co-founded the label and distributor Celluloid and also launched the short lived label Tapioca. Along with Olivier Lorsac, he was responsible for assembling the group Kaoma which had a worldwide hit with "Lambada" in 1989. In 1995, he created the dance label Distance. He also co-founded Musisoft Next which operated from 1997 until 2005. This company merged with Sonodisc in 1998 and was responsible for launching many labels.
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Conducting & Leading

Jean Georgakarakos - Rock Generation Volume 10 - Julie Driscoll's First Recordings And Sonny Boy Williamson's Last album art Julie Driscoll and Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Julie Driscoll and Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Rock Generation Volume 10 - Julie Driscoll's First Recordings And Sonny Boy Williamson's Last (Comp) BYG Records France 1972 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Rock Generation Volume 8 - Soft Machine At The Beginning, Mark Leeman 5 And Davy Graham album art Soft Machine + Mark Leeman 5* & Davy Graham Soft Machine + Mark Leeman 5* & Davy Graham - Rock Generation Volume 8 - Soft Machine At The Beginning, Mark Leeman 5 And Davy Graham Spalax Music France 1997 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Rock Generation Volume 4 - Graham Bond Organisation + Sonny Boy Williamson & The Animals album art Graham Bond Organisation* + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & The Animals Graham Bond Organisation* + Sonny Boy Williamson (2) & The Animals - Rock Generation Volume 4 - Graham Bond Organisation + Sonny Boy Williamson & The Animals (Comp) BYG Records France 1998 Sell This Version
529.702 Jean Georgakarakos - Rock Generation Vol. 2: The Yardbirds And The Animals album art The Animals / The Yardbirds The Animals / The Yardbirds - Rock Generation Vol. 2: The Yardbirds And The Animals(LP, Comp) BYG Records 529.702 France Unknown Sell This Version
529.701 Jean Georgakarakos - Rock Generation Vol. 1 The Animals And The Yardbirds album art The Animals And The Yardbirds The Animals And The Yardbirds - Rock Generation Vol. 1 The Animals And The Yardbirds(LP, Comp) BYG Records 529.701 France Unknown Sell This Version

Production

Jean Georgakarakos - New Africa album art Grachan Moncur III Grachan Moncur III - New Africa (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Magick Brother album art Gong Gong - Magick Brother (Album) BYG Records Japan 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Yasmina, A Black Woman album art Archie Shepp Archie Shepp - Yasmina, A Black Woman (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Stigmates album art Michel Puig - René Leïbowitz* Michel Puig - René Leïbowitz* - Stigmates (Album) BYG Records, BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Way Head album art Jacques Coursil Unit Jacques Coursil Unit - Way Head (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Ketchaoua album art Clifford Thornton Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Poem For Malcom album art Archie Shepp Archie Shepp - Poem For Malcom (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Epistrophy album art Steve Lacy Steve Lacy - Epistrophy (Album) BYG Records, BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Sunshine album art Sunny Murray Sunny Murray - Sunshine (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Aquariana album art Burton Greene Ensemble Burton Greene Ensemble - Aquariana (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Reese And The Smooth Ones album art Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Art Ensemble Of Chicago* - Reese And The Smooth Ones (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Echo album art Dave Burrell Dave Burrell - Echo (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Message To Our Folks album art Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Art Ensemble Of Chicago* - Message To Our Folks (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - B-X0 NO-47A album art Anthony Braxton Anthony Braxton - B-X0 NO-47A (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Africanasia album art Claude Delcloo, Arthur Jones Claude Delcloo, Arthur Jones - Africanasia (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - "Mu" First Part album art Don Cherry Don Cherry - "Mu" First Part (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Luna Surface album art Alan Silva And His Celestrial Communication Orchestra* Alan Silva And His Celestrial Communication Orchestra* - Luna Surface (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - Sound Of Feelings album art Joachim Kühn Joachim Kühn - Sound Of Feelings (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - What About? album art Andrew Cyrille Andrew Cyrille - What About? (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Jean Georgakarakos - A.A.C.M., Great Black Music - A Jackson In Your House album art The Art Ensemble Of Chicago The Art Ensemble Of Chicago - A.A.C.M., Great Black Music - A Jackson In Your House (Album) BYG Records France 1969 Sell This Version