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 briefly 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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529.710 Jean Georgakarakos - Rock Generation Volume 10 - Julie Driscoll's First Recordings And Sonny Boy Williamson's Last album art Julie Driscoll, Sonny Boy Williamson (2), Jimmy Page Julie Driscoll, Sonny Boy Williamson (2), Jimmy Page - Rock Generation Volume 10 - Julie Driscoll's First Recordings And Sonny Boy Williamson's Last (Comp) BYG Records 529.710 France 1972 Sell This Version
SPALAXCD14557 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 SPALAXCD14557 France 1997 Sell This Version
SPALAXCD14553 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 SPALAXCD14553 France 1998 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
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

Production

BYG 529 059, BYG 529.059, 529.059 Jean Georgakarakos - Giants Of Boogie Woogie album art Various Various - Giants Of Boogie Woogie (Comp) BYG Records, BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529 059, BYG 529.059, 529.059 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.051 Jean Georgakarakos - Archive Of Jazz Volume 1 - Louis Armstrong album art Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - Archive Of Jazz Volume 1 - Louis Armstrong(LP, Comp, Mono) BYG Records 529.051 France 1969 Sell This Version
529 314, 529.314 Jean Georgakarakos - Acting Trio album art Acting Trio Acting Trio - Acting Trio(LP, Album) BYG Records, BYG Records 529 314, 529.314 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.311 Jean Georgakarakos - Poem For Malcom album art Archie Shepp Archie Shepp - Poem For Malcom (Album) BYG Records 529.311 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 132 Jean Georgakarakos - The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 4 "Blue Bird" album art Charlie Parker Charlie Parker - The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 4 "Blue Bird"(LP, Comp) BYG Records BYG 529 132 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.307, 529 307 Jean Georgakarakos - Stigmates album art Michel Puig - René Leïbowitz* Michel Puig - René Leïbowitz* - Stigmates (Album) BYG Records, BYG Records 529.307, 529 307 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.316 Jean Georgakarakos - What About? album art Andrew Cyrille Andrew Cyrille - What About? (Album) BYG Records 529.316 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.322 Jean Georgakarakos - Love Rejoice album art Kenneth Terroade Kenneth Terroade - Love Rejoice (Album) BYG Records 529.322 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.348 Jean Georgakarakos - Sunshine album art Sunny Murray Sunny Murray - Sunshine (Album) BYG Records 529.348 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.320 Jean Georgakarakos - Echo album art Dave Burrell Dave Burrell - Echo (Album) BYG Records 529.320 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.319 Jean Georgakarakos - Way Head album art Jacques Coursil Unit Jacques Coursil Unit - Way Head (Album) BYG Records 529.319 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.306 Jean Georgakarakos - Africanasia album art Claude Delcloo, Arthur Jones Claude Delcloo, Arthur Jones - Africanasia (Album) BYG Records 529.306 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.313 Jean Georgakarakos - Ramblin' album art Paul Bley Paul Bley - Ramblin' (Album) BYG Records 529.313 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.329 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 529.329 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.323 Jean Georgakarakos - Ketchaoua album art Clifford Thornton Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua (Album) BYG Records 529.323 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.328 Jean Georgakarakos - Message To Our Folks album art Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Art Ensemble Of Chicago* - Message To Our Folks (Album) BYG Records 529.328 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.308 Jean Georgakarakos - Aquariana album art Burton Greene Ensemble Burton Greene Ensemble - Aquariana (Album) BYG Records 529.308 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.305 Jean Georgakarakos - Magick Brother album art Gong Gong - Magick Brother (Album) BYG Records 529.305 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529126, 529.126 Jean Georgakarakos - Epistrophy album art Steve Lacy Steve Lacy - Epistrophy (Album) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529126, 529.126 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.304 Jean Georgakarakos - Yasmina, A Black Woman album art Archie Shepp Archie Shepp - Yasmina, A Black Woman (Album) BYG Records 529.304 France 1969 Sell This Version