Vee Jay Records

Vee Jay Records

Profil:
Vee Jay was founded in 1953 in Gary, Indiana, USA by Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken (Mr. & Mrs. Bracken), who used their first initials for the label’s name. The first song they ever recorded made it to the top ten of the US rhythm & blues charts. Within a short time, Vee Jay was the most successful black-owned record company in the U.S.A. It was the first American company to sign The Beatles. In one month alone in early 1964, they sold 2.6 million Beatles singles. Two years later, the company went bankrupt.

It reorganized as VJ International in 1967 after company executives Randy Wood and Betty Chiapetta bought the label from its bankruptcy trustee and operated it mainly to liquidate existing stock and lease the Vee-Jay masters to other companies; it released its own records (reissues and previously unreleased material) in 1975 but had trouble finding distributors to carry these albums.

In 1990, Chameleon Music Group president Daniel Pritzker formed a limited liability parnership and bought VJ International from Chiapetta and began reissuing Vee-Jay material on CD until Chameleon became inactive in 1995. The company was reactivated in 1998 under the management of Michele Tayler, who cut an agreement with Rhino Records (2) for North American licensing of the catalog.

Vee Jay's catalog is currently owned by the Concord Music Group, which also owns Fantasy Records among its holdings.
Sublabel
Kontakt::
as VJ International:
Vee Jay International Records
131 E. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
(no longer active)

Current Address:
The Vee-Jay Limited Partnership
43 Chestnut Woods Road
Redding, CT 06896
USA

Phone: 203.938.2404
Fax: 203.938.5533
Email: info@vee-jay.net
Seiten:
Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
Grab 'Em By The Curlies Plattencover Various Grab 'Em By The Curlies(Cass, Album, Comp) DJM Records (2) UK 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
2-LP 1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed Plattencover Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed (Comp) 2-LP 1035 US 1961 Diese Version verkaufen
2SR 1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed Plattencover Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed (Comp, Album) 2SR 1035 US 1961 Diese Version verkaufen
2 SR 1035/ VJS 2 1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed  Plattencover Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed (2xLP, Comp, RE) Vee Jay Records 2 SR 1035/ VJS 2 1035 US 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
7 ep 5056 Marion Williams God And Me(7", EP, Mono) Imperial (2) 7 ep 5056 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-2048 Goodnite, It's Time To Go Plattencover The Spaniels Goodnite, It's Time To Go(LP, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2048 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-2052 Jerry Butler The Best Of Jerry Butler(LP, Comp) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2052 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-2058 Crazy Little Mama Plattencover The El Dorados With Guest Artists The Magnificents (3) The El Dorados With Guest Artists The Magnificents (3) - Crazy Little Mama(LP, Album) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2058 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-2060 Wade Flemons Plattencover Wade Flemons Wade Flemons(LP, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2060 Japan 1959 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-2065 For Your Precious Love... Plattencover The Impressions With Jerry Butler The Impressions With Jerry Butler - For Your Precious Love...(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2065 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-2067 Little Richard Is Back Plattencover Little Richard Little Richard Is Back (Album) 20YB-2067 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-2071 How About That Plattencover Dee Clark How About That(LP, Mono) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2071 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-7004 Anthropology - Live At Royal Roost Plattencover Tadd Dameron Anthropology - Live At Royal Roost(LP, Comp, Mono) Vee Jay Records, Fun House 20YB-7004 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-7005 I Got Rhythm Plattencover Count Basie I Got Rhythm(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 20YB-7005 Japan Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-7006 Duke Ellington Vol.1 Plattencover Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Vol.1(LP, Mono) Vee Jay Records 20YB-7006 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
20YB-7016 Kral Space Plattencover Irene Kral Kral Space(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 20YB-7016 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB - 2001 Kelly Great Plattencover Wynton Kelly Kelly Great(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB - 2001 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2002 Wynton Kelly! Plattencover Wynton Kelly Wynton Kelly!(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2002 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2003 Go Plattencover Paul Chambers (3) Go(LP, Album, RE) Fun House 22YB-2003 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2004 1st Bassman Plattencover Paul Chambers (3) 1st Bassman(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2004 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2005 Here's Lee Morgan Plattencover Lee Morgan Here's Lee Morgan(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2005 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2006 Expoobident Plattencover Lee Morgan Expoobident(LP, Mono, RM) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2006 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2007 Introducing Wayne Shorter Plattencover Wayne Shorter Introducing Wayne Shorter(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2007 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2008 Wayning Moments Plattencover Wayne Shorter Wayning Moments(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2008 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22 YB-2012 Second Genesis Plattencover Wayne Shorter Second Genesis(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22 YB-2012 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2013 Make Everybody Happy Plattencover MJT+3 Make Everybody Happy(LP, Album, Promo) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2013 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2021 Sings Plattencover Bill Henderson (3) Sings(LP, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2021 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2025 Opus de Funk Plattencover The John Young Trio Opus de Funk(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2025 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2026 Encyclopedia Of Jazz – Jazz Of The ´60s Vol.2 – Blues Bag Plattencover Leonard Feather, Buddy De Franco* Leonard Feather, Buddy De Franco* - Encyclopedia Of Jazz – Jazz Of The ´60s Vol.2 – Blues Bag(LP, Album, Promo) Fun House, Vee Jay Records 22YB-2026 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2028 My Babe Plattencover Bunky Green My Babe(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2028 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2046 Hava A Nice Jazz Trumpet Plattencover Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Ira Sullivan Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Ira Sullivan - Hava A Nice Jazz Trumpet(LP, Comp) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2046 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2083 Alternate Takes Of Plattencover Wynton Kelly Alternate Takes Of(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2083 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2084 Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker / Stan Getz Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker / Stan Getz - In Concert.....Carnegie Hall (Comp) 22YB-2084 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB 2086 Live At The Losers / We Remember Mildred Bailey Plattencover Ann Richards / Mavis Rivers Ann Richards / Mavis Rivers - Live At The Losers / We Remember Mildred Bailey(LP, OBI) Vee Jay Records 22YB 2086 Japan Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2088 Go II Plattencover Paul Chambers (3) Go II(LP, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2088 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2089 The Inner Man Plattencover John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones - The Inner Man(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records, Fun House 22YB-2089 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2090 Jazz's Great Walker Plattencover Leroy Vinnegar Jazz's Great Walker(LP, Album, Gat) Vee Jay Records, Fun House Inc. 22YB-2090 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
22YB-2093 Eric Dolphy The Eric Dolphy Memorial Album(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2093 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
25YD-1092/93 Interpretations Plattencover Wynton Kelly Interpretations(2xCD, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 25YD-1092/93 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
30YD-1043 Goodnite, It's Time To Go Plattencover The Spaniels Goodnite, It's Time To Go(CD, Album, RE) Fun House 30YD-1043 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
30YD-1055 Wade Flemons Plattencover Wade Flemons Wade Flemons(CD, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 30YD-1055 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
30YD-1065 Delicious Together Plattencover Betty Everett & Jerry Butler Betty Everett & Jerry Butler - Delicious Together(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records, Fun House 30YD-1065 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
30YD-7008 Night In Tunisia Plattencover Charlie Parker Night In Tunisia(CD, Comp) Fun House 30YD-7008 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
32YD-1007 Wayne Shorter Introducing Wayne Shorter(CD, Album) Vee Jay Records 32YD-1007 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
32YD-1008 Wayne Shorter Wayning Moments(CD, Album) Vee Jay Records 32YD-1008 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
32YD-1011 Kelly At Midnite Plattencover Wynton Kelly Kelly At Midnite(CD, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 32YD-1011 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
32YD 1025 Opus de Funk  Plattencover The John Young Trio Opus de Funk (CD, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records 32YD 1025 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
32YD-1081 Live...At "The Losers" Plattencover Ann Richards With The Bill Marx Trio Ann Richards With The Bill Marx Trio - Live...At "The Losers"(CD, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records 32YD-1081 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
32YD-1085 Jazz's Great Walker Plattencover Leroy Vinnegar Jazz's Great Walker(CD, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records, Fun House 32YD-1085 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
45-HLU 8605 Hey, Hey I Love You Plattencover Gene Allison Hey, Hey I Love You(7", Smplr) London Records 45-HLU 8605 UK 1958 Diese Version verkaufen
107 Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight  Plattencover The Spaniels Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight (7") Vee Jay Records 107 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
108 Only Fools Run Away Plattencover James Carr Only Fools Run Away (Single) 108 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
117 I'm Living Good Plattencover The Ovations I'm Living Good(7") Goldwax Records 117 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
130 Eddie Kutta And His Orchestra Clarene Waltz / Pine Tree Polka(Shellac, 10") Vee Jay Records 130 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
229 Talk With Jesus / What Is This I Got? Plattencover Florida-Robins* Talk With Jesus / What Is This I Got?(7", Single) Simpson Records 229 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
230 God Is Good To Me / Don't Stop Praying Plattencover Gospel Stars Of Virginia* God Is Good To Me / Don't Stop Praying(7") Simpson Records 230 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
237 Miracle God Plattencover The Baltimore Echoes Miracle God(7", Single) Simpson Records 237 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
280 For Your Precious Love / Sweet Was The Wine Plattencover Jerry Butler And The Impressions Jerry Butler And The Impressions - For Your Precious Love / Sweet Was The Wine(7") Vee Jay Records 280 US 1958 Diese Version verkaufen
333 Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me To Do(7") Vee Jay Records 333 US 1959 Diese Version verkaufen
462 Nobody But You / I'm Going Back To School Plattencover Dee Clark Nobody But You / I'm Going Back To School(Acetate, 7") Vee Jay Records 462 US 1962 Diese Version verkaufen
466 John Corey (3) I'll Forget/Pollyanna(7", Single, Promo) Vee Jay Records 466 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
490 Billy / You Never Said Plattencover Kathy Jay Billy / You Never Said(7", Promo) Vee Jay Records 490 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
# 498 Please Please Me Plattencover The Beatles Please Please Me (Single) # 498 US 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
516X Happy 'Till The Letter Plattencover Sonny Til And The Orioles Happy 'Till The Letter(7", Single) Regency (2) 516X Canada 1956 Diese Version verkaufen
581 Please Please Me Plattencover The Beatles Please Please Me (Single) 581 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
642X The Sun Is Shining / Baby, What's On Your Mind Plattencover Jimmy Reed The Sun Is Shining / Baby, What's On Your Mind(7", Single) Regency (2) 642X Canada 1957 Diese Version verkaufen
651 Good Rockin' Daddy / Billy's Bag Plattencover Etta James / Billy Preston Etta James / Billy Preston - Good Rockin' Daddy / Billy's Bag(7", Single) Vee Jay Records 651 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
860 Jesus He's Alright With Me / End Of My Journey Plattencover The Swan Silvertones Jesus He's Alright With Me / End Of My Journey(7") Vee Jay Records 860 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
892 God Has Not Promised Plattencover The Highway QC's God Has Not Promised(7", Single, Promo) Vee Jay Records 892 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
926 Saviour Pass Me Not Plattencover The Swan Silvertones Saviour Pass Me Not(7") Vee Jay Records 926 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
928 You'll Never Walk Alone Plattencover Five Blind Boys Of Alabama You'll Never Walk Alone(7") Vee Jay Records 928 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1001 Come On Train Plattencover Don Thomas Come On Train(7", Single) Vee Jay Records 1001 US 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
1002 Try A Little Harder Plattencover The Fidels* Try A Little Harder(7", Single, RE) Vee Jay Records 1002 US 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
1003 The Best Of The Ed Dorados, Volume 2 Plattencover The El Dorados The Best Of The Ed Dorados, Volume 2(LP, Comp, Mono) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records 1003 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1016 Kelly Great Plattencover Wynton Kelly Kelly Great(CD, Album, RE) Collectables, Vee Jay Records 1016 US 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
1034 Love Me Plattencover Jerry Butler Love Me (Album) 1034 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed Plattencover Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records 1035 US 1961 Diese Version verkaufen
1035-A Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall Plattencover Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall(8-Trk, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records 1035-A US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1044 Lightnin' Strikes Plattencover Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Strikes (Album) 1044 US 1962 Diese Version verkaufen
1049 John Lee Hooker The Best Of John Lee Hooker (Comp) 1049 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1066 On Campus Plattencover John Lee Hooker On Campus 1066 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1078 Concert At Newport Plattencover John Lee Hooker Concert At Newport (Album) 1078 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1104 Sweets For The Sweet Taste Of Love Plattencover Harry "Sweets" Edison His Trumpet & Orchestra* Sweets For The Sweet Taste Of Love(LP, Mono) Vee Jay Records 1104 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
1107 Little Richard Is Back (And There's A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On! Plattencover Little Richard Little Richard Is Back (And There's A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On! (Album) 1107 Netherlands 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
1119 More Of The Best Of Jerry Butler Plattencover Jerry Butler More Of The Best Of Jerry Butler(8-Trk, Comp) Vee Jay Records 1119 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
1124 Great Hits Plattencover Little Richard Great Hits(LP, Album) Fontana 1124 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1138 Coffee House Blues Plattencover Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Coffee House Blues(8-Trk, Album) Vee Jay Records 1138 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
1142 Early Hits Of 1965 Million Dollars Worth Of Music Plattencover Billy Preston Early Hits Of 1965 Million Dollars Worth Of Music(8-Trk) Vee Jay Records 1142 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
2637 (M) At Royal Roost 2 Plattencover Lester Young At Royal Roost 2(LP) Vee Jay Records 2637 (M) Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
3419 Rev.James Lofton And His Church Of Our Prayer Great Day (7") Vee Jay Records 3419 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
5006 Singin' In My Soul Plattencover The Swan Silvertones Singin' In My Soul (Album) 5006 US 1960 Diese Version verkaufen
6401 Steal Away / Lolly Pops, Lace And Lipstick Plattencover Jimmy Hughes Steal Away / Lolly Pops, Lace And Lipstick (Single) 6401 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
6409 Just As I Am / Diamonds Plattencover Lonnie Ray (2) Just As I Am / Diamonds (Single) 6409 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
8501 The Legend - The Man Plattencover Jimmy Reed The Legend - The Man(8-Trk, Comp, RE) Vee Jay Records 8501 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
8662X Sherry Plattencover The 4 Seasons* Sherry(7", Single) Reo 8662X Canada 1962 Diese Version verkaufen
8680X Big Girls Don't Cry Plattencover The 4 Seasons* Big Girls Don't Cry(7", Single) Reo 8680X Canada 1962 Diese Version verkaufen
8691X Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Christmas Tears Plattencover The 4 Seasons* Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Christmas Tears(7", Single) Reo 8691X Canada 1962 Diese Version verkaufen
8716X Ain't That A Shame! Plattencover The 4 Seasons* Ain't That A Shame!(7", Single) Reo 8716X Canada 1963 Diese Version verkaufen
8725X Marlena Plattencover The Four Seasons Marlena(7", Single) Reo 8725X Canada Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
8741X New Mexican Rose / That's The Way It Goes Plattencover The Four Seasons New Mexican Rose / That's The Way It Goes(7", Single) Reo 8741X Canada 1963 Diese Version verkaufen