Mainstream Records

Mainstream Records

Profil:
US label; also appears as "Mainstream" only.
Founded in 1964 by Bob Shad, who also ran the Sittin' In With, Jax (3), Jade, Shad, Brent and Time Records (3) labels. Mainstream issued many new recordings such as the first records by Janis Joplin and Ted Nugent, though also reissued many of the titles from the Shad and Time Records catalogs.
Among the titles reissued were the 10 titles in Earle Brown's Contemporary Sound Series, to which they added 8 more titles.

Early Mainstream releases used the catalog number system 5#### for Mono releases and S/#### for Stereo releases.

In 1970 Shad struck up a partnership with a Florida production company, Red Lion Productions, and relaunched the label with a new look (branded as A Red Lion Production) and new catalog numbering system with a return to focus on jazz. Mainstream also continued to reissue material from its old catalog as well as releasing new material targeted at fans of fusion and jazz-funk.

In late 1976 Shad licensed the Time and Mainstream catalog and 96 masters to Audiofidelity Enterprises, Inc. AFE sub-licensed the masters to Roulette Records, Inc. who had licensed other masters directly from Shad the same year - any release with rim text "Distributed By Roulette Records, Inc." is a reissue from 1977 or later made with these masters. Shad also consigned his inventory of 190,000 unsold copies of Time and Mainstream releases to Roulette in 1977. These copies are identified by the orange circular "Distributed by Roulette Records" stickers affixed to covers.

Bob Shad retired and closed Mainstream Records, Inc. in 1978. In the early 1990s, Shad's daughter Tamara Shad revived the Mainstream label to reissue a number of the jazz and blues recordings from the label on CD. In 1993, Sony acquired a large portion of Mainstream's catalog for reissue. In the early 2000s the Shad family purchased back the label and catalogue under Time / Mainstream Records Group, headed by Shad's granddaughter Mia Apatow.
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Time / Mainstream Records Group
Manhattan Beach, CA
USA

Mainstream Records, Inc.
1700 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10019
USA
Tel: (212) 247-0655
(contact info 1969 to 1978 - now obsolete)

Time-Mainstream Records
101 West 57th
New York, N.Y. 10019
USA
Tel: (212) 247-0655
(contact info up to 1969 - now obsolete)
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Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
1T1-8494 Hometown Blues Plattencover Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Hometown Blues(Cass, Album, Mono, RM) Mainstream Records 1T1-8494 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
1T1-8497 Sittin' In With Plattencover Lightnin' Hopkins Sittin' In With(Cass, Album, Dol) Mainstream Records 1T1-8497 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
5M10-01 Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes Plattencover Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes - Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes(Cass, Comp) Mainstream Records 5M10-01 Canada 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
7N 25680 I'll Never Be The Same Plattencover Chapter Three I'll Never Be The Same(7", Single, Sol) Pye International 7N 25680 UK 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
20EL5002 Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Michel Legrand Plattencover Sarah Vaughan and Michel Legrand Sarah Vaughan and Michel Legrand - Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Michel Legrand(LP, RE) Mainstream Records 20EL5002 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
20EL5003 More Sarah Vaughan From Japan Live Plattencover Sarah Vaughan More Sarah Vaughan From Japan Live(LP, Album) Mainstream Records 20EL5003 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
20EL 5004 Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet Plattencover Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet - Sarah Vaughan & The Jimmy Rowles Quintet(LP, Album, RE) Mainstream Records 20EL 5004 Japan Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
20EL5006 Send In The Clowns Plattencover Sarah Vaughan Send In The Clowns(LP, Album, RE) Mainstream Records 20EL5006 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
20EL5007 Live At Sugar Hill San Francisco Plattencover Carmen McRae Live At Sugar Hill San Francisco(LP, Album) Mainstream Records 20EL5007 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
20EL5008 Woman Talk (Live At The Village Gate) Plattencover Carmen McRae Woman Talk (Live At The Village Gate)(LP, Album, RE) Mainstream Records 20EL5008 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
20EL5009 "Live" & Wailing Plattencover Carmen McRae "Live" & Wailing(LP, Album, RE) Mainstream Records 20EL5009 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
20EL5010 Live And Doin' It Plattencover Carmen McRae Live And Doin' It(LP, Album, RE) Mainstream Records 20EL5010 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
22AP 133 Send In The Clowns Plattencover Sarah Vaughan Send In The Clowns(LP, Album) Mainstream Records 22AP 133 Japan 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
22AP 135 Two Jims And Zoot Plattencover Jimmy Raney Two Jims And Zoot(LP, RE) Mainstream Records 22AP 135 Japan 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
22AP 142 In Person/San Francisco = イン・パースン Plattencover カーメン・マックレー* In Person/San Francisco = イン・パースン(LP, Album, RE) Mainstream Records 22AP 142 Japan Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
25AP-9 The Blues Roar Plattencover Maynard Ferguson The Blues Roar(LP, Album, RE) Mainstream Records 25AP-9 Japan 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
32ED5002 Golden Live Of Carmen McRae Plattencover Carmen McRae Golden Live Of Carmen McRae(CD, Comp) Century, Mainstream Records 32ED5002 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32ED5004 Sarah Vaughan Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Michel Legrand Plattencover Sarah Vaughan With Michel Legrand Sarah Vaughan With Michel Legrand - Sarah Vaughan Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Michel Legrand(CD, Album, RE) Century, Mainstream Records 32ED5004 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32ED5009 Live At Sugar Hill San Francisco Plattencover Carmen McRae Live At Sugar Hill San Francisco(CD, Album, RE) Century, Mainstream Records 32ED5009 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32ED5010 Woman Talk (Live At The Village Gate) Plattencover Carmen McRae Woman Talk (Live At The Village Gate)(CD, Album, RE) Century, Mainstream Records 32ED5010 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32ED5011 "Live" & Wailing Plattencover Carmen McRae "Live" & Wailing(CD, Album, RE) Century, Mainstream Records 32ED5011 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32ED5012 Live And Doin' It Plattencover Carmen McRae Live And Doin' It(CD, Album, RE) Century, Mainstream Records 32ED5012 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
35EL5001 "Live" In Japan Plattencover Sarah Vaughan "Live" In Japan(2xLP, Album, RE) Mainstream Records, Century 35EL5001 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
38AP 136-7 Sarah Vaughan "Live" In Japan(2xLP, Album, Gat) Mainstream Records, Mainstream Records, A Red Lion Production 38AP 136-7 Japan 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
45S-347-MS The Girl From Ipanema / Desafinado Plattencover Skitch Henderson & His Orchestra The Girl From Ipanema / Desafinado(7", Single) Mainstream Records 45S-347-MS Japan 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
60ED5003 "Live" In Japan Plattencover Sarah Vaughan "Live" In Japan(2xCD, Album, RE) Mainstream Records, Century 60ED5003 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
379 Feelin' Good Plattencover Sarah Vaughan Feelin' Good(LP) Mainstream Records 379 Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
418 Black Blood Plattencover Black Blood (2) Black Blood(LP, Album) Mainstream Records 418 US 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
600 A Taste Of Honey - Corcavado Plattencover Morgana King A Taste Of Honey - Corcavado 600 USA & Canada Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
601 The House Of The Rising Sun Plattencover Gene Ludwig Organ Trio* The House Of The Rising Sun(7") Mainstream Records 601 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
602 When The World Was Young / Lazy Afternoon Plattencover Morgana King When The World Was Young / Lazy Afternoon(7", Promo) Mainstream Records 602 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
603 People Plattencover Maynard Ferguson People(7") Mainstream Records 603 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
605 Too Good / Love In Vain Plattencover Carmen McRae Too Good / Love In Vain (Single) 605 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
606 The Portuguese Washerwoman Plattencover Sylvia Copeland The Portuguese Washerwoman(7") Mainstream Records 606 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
607 Pledging My Love / Tomorrow Night Plattencover Charles Brown Pledging My Love / Tomorrow Night(7", Single) Mainstream Records 607 US 1964 Diese Version verkaufen
609 Clea Bradford I Had A Ball/The Other Half Of Me(7", Single) Mainstream Records 609 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
610 Blindman, Blindman / Straight No Chaser Plattencover Clark Terry And Bob Brookmeyer Quintet* Blindman, Blindman / Straight No Chaser 610 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
611 On The Good Ship Lollipop / Hurry On Down Plattencover Ruth Brown On The Good Ship Lollipop / Hurry On Down (Single) 611 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
614 Strange Fruit / Fine And Mellow Plattencover Billie Holiday Strange Fruit / Fine And Mellow (Single) 614 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
615 Mambo Au Go Go / Chunga, Au Go Go, Chunga Plattencover Orquesta Joe Cain Mambo Au Go Go / Chunga, Au Go Go, Chunga(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 615 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
615 / S5KM 2358 Mambo Au Go Go Plattencover Orquesta Joe Cain Mambo Au Go Go(7") Mainstream Records 615 / S5KM 2358 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
616 Que Paso / A Balar Guajira Plattencover Orquesta Joe Cain Que Paso / A Balar Guajira(7") Mainstream Records 616 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
617 Haven't We Met? / Smirnoff Mule Plattencover Carmen McRae Haven't We Met? / Smirnoff Mule(7") Mainstream Records 617 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
619 Graduation Time Plattencover The We Three Trio Graduation Time(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 619 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
620 Name Game / Miranda-My Love Plattencover The Dick Hazard Orchestra* Name Game / Miranda-My Love(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 620 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
621 That's How It Goes b/w It's the Thought That Counts Plattencover Jackie & Gayle That's How It Goes b/w It's the Thought That Counts (Single) 621 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
623 Try To Remember Plattencover Morgana King Try To Remember 623 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
624 John Kennedy / Stars And Stripes Forever Plattencover The Manhattan Pops Orchestra John Kennedy / Stars And Stripes Forever (Single) 624 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
625 Girl Of My Dreams / Glow Worm Plattencover Jimmy Ricks (2) Girl Of My Dreams / Glow Worm (Single) 625 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
626 'Till Next Summer Plattencover The We Three Trio 'Till Next Summer(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Mainstream Records 626 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
627 A Lot Of Lovin' Goin' Round Plattencover Clarence Hill A Lot Of Lovin' Goin' Round (Single) 627 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
628 Mira, Mira Plattencover The Golden Boys (3) Mira, Mira (Single) 628 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
629 I Wanna Make You Happy / Mama's Good Girl Plattencover Jackie & Gayle I Wanna Make You Happy / Mama's Good Girl(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 629 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
631 The Prophet / I'll Be There Plattencover The Patriots The Prophet / I'll Be There (Single) 631 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
632 Cotton Picker Bill / Country Boy Plattencover Mike Daisy* Cotton Picker Bill / Country Boy(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 632 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
633 King Rat March Plattencover John Barry King Rat March(7") Mainstream Records 633 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
634 Hold Your Head High / Wonderful Life Plattencover Irene Karl Hold Your Head High / Wonderful Life(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 634 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
635 The Creeper / What The World Needs Now Is Love Plattencover Dennis Budimir The Creeper / What The World Needs Now Is Love(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 635 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
636 Juliet's Theme (Amore Per Tutti) / Shining Faces (Faccette Scintillanti) Plattencover Nino Rota, Carlo Savina Nino Rota, Carlo Savina - Juliet's Theme (Amore Per Tutti) / Shining Faces (Faccette Scintillanti) 636 US 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
638 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away / 1, 2, 3  Plattencover Vic Schoen You've Got To Hide Your Love Away / 1, 2, 3 (7", Promo) Mainstream Records 638 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
639 The Capes & Masks Orchestra* The Man From T.A.N.T.A. (The Ghost & Fantastic Woman Dance) / Agent 00008 Or Our Man From Section 8(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Mainstream Records 639 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
640 A Patch Of Blue / Stringin' Beads Plattencover Bill Brown Singers* A Patch Of Blue / Stringin' Beads(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 640 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
641 Stop The World, I've Lost My Yo-Yo Plattencover The Brandywine Singers Stop The World, I've Lost My Yo-Yo 641 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
642 The Mumbler Strikes Again / Big Spender Plattencover Clark Terry The Mumbler Strikes Again / Big Spender 642 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
643 Sure As You're Born Plattencover Sam Fletcher Sure As You're Born(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 643 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
644 Trouble With Angels / Rachel Says Goodbye Plattencover The Devils (6) / Jerry Goldsmith The Devils (6) / Jerry Goldsmith - Trouble With Angels / Rachel Says Goodbye 644 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
645 Quietly There / Harper (Main Title) Plattencover Ruth Price / Johnny Mandel Ruth Price / Johnny Mandel - Quietly There / Harper (Main Title)(7", Promo) Mainstream Records 645 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
646 Harper's Ferry / Mexican Breakfast Plattencover Johnny Mandel Harper's Ferry / Mexican Breakfast(7", Promo) Mainstream Records 646 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
647 Jerry Goldsmith Stagecoach Theme (I Will Follow)(7", Promo) Mainstream Records 647 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
648 I Remember Well / I Will Follow Plattencover The Brandywine Singers I Remember Well / I Will Follow(7", Promo) Mainstream Records 648 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
649 Rise Robots, Rise Plattencover Milton* & Anne DeLugg Milton* & Anne DeLugg - Rise Robots, Rise 649 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
650 Alfie Plattencover Carmen McRae Alfie 650 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
652 The New Dawn (2) If I Can't Have Your Love (Single) 652 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
653 Summer Is Over / I Could Go On Plattencover The Unusuals (3) Summer Is Over / I Could Go On(7", Promo) Mainstream Records 653 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
654 Think Tall / Deedle-Dee-Dum Plattencover Milton* & Anne Delugg Milton* & Anne Delugg - Think Tall / Deedle-Dee-Dum(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 654 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
655 Hungry Women Plattencover Euphoria (17) Hungry Women(7", Promo) Mainstream Records 655 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
657 Blindman Plattencover Big Brother & The Holding Company Blindman (Single) 657 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
658 Ever Lovin' Man Plattencover The Loved Ones (2) Ever Lovin' Man(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 658 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
659 Baby Dear / Wind Dream Plattencover The Wildflower Baby Dear / Wind Dream(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 659 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
660 Satisfy'n Sunday Plattencover The Underground (9) Satisfy'n Sunday (Single) 660 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
661 Hey Mister Plattencover Fever Tree Hey Mister (Single) 661 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
662 Down On Me Plattencover Big Brother And The Holding Company* Down On Me (Single) 662 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
664 Funny Feeling Plattencover The New Dawn (2) Funny Feeling(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 664 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
665 Girl, Oh Girl (Don't Push Me) Plattencover Fever Tree Girl, Oh Girl (Don't Push Me) (Single) 665 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
666 Bye, Bye Baby Plattencover Big Brother And The Holding Company* Bye, Bye Baby (Single) 666 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
667 Get Him Out Of Your Mind / Take Me Back  Plattencover The Underground (9) Get Him Out Of Your Mind / Take Me Back (7", Promo) Mainstream Records 667 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
668 You Shot Me (Through The Grease) / My Love Tonight Plattencover The Fabulous Georgia Soul Twisters You Shot Me (Through The Grease) / My Love Tonight (Single) 668 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
669 Doorsteps To Sorrow / Tell Him Tonight	   Plattencover Rudolph Taylor Doorsteps To Sorrow / Tell Him Tonight (Single) 669 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
670 Surrender / Hard Luck Blues Plattencover Candy Shuman Surrender / Hard Luck Blues (Single) 670 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
671 Today - Tomorrow / Someone Must Have Lied (To You) Plattencover The Fun And Games Commission* Today - Tomorrow / Someone Must Have Lied (To You) (Single) 671 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
672 People In The Street Plattencover The Superfine Dandelion People In The Street(7", Promo) Mainstream Records 672 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
673 Crazy Town (Move On Little Children)/Janies Tomb Plattencover The Superfine Dandelion Crazy Town (Move On Little Children)/Janies Tomb (Single) 673 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
674 Country Woman Plattencover The Jelly Bean Bandits Country Woman(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 674 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
675 Women Is Losers Plattencover Big Brother & The Holding Company Women Is Losers (Single) 675 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
676 Baby Please Don't Go / Psalms Of Aftermath Plattencover The Amboy Dukes Baby Please Don't Go / Psalms Of Aftermath (Single) 676 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
677 Would You Take My Mind Out For A Walk Plattencover The Tiffany Shade Would You Take My Mind Out For A Walk(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 677 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
678 Coo Coo Plattencover Big Brother And The Holding Company* Coo Coo (Single) 678 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
680 An Older Man Plattencover The Tiffany Shade An Older Man (Single) 680 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
681 I Wanna Touch Your Heart / Riddles & Fairytales Plattencover Bohemian Vendetta I Wanna Touch Your Heart / Riddles & Fairytales(7", Single, Promo) Mainstream Records 681 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
682 One More Heartache Plattencover The Tangerine Zoo One More Heartache 682 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen

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15. April 2013
Mainstream Records is a prime example of a label that had several incarnations, each one as different as the next. Formed in 1964 by Bob Shad, it primarily released jazz and soundtrack LP's, with a emphasis on jazz vocal artists like Morgana King and Billie Holiday. Fast-forward a few years to 1966, and, in a 360 spin, the label begins signing what seems to be every unsigned rock band, and thus letting each one record an LP - this is quite different than most major labels at the time, which preferred to have bands record 45's first, and then, if the 45's were successful, record an LP. Remember, just a few years ago rock n' roll LP's were mainly reasons to compile previously released 45's, with the odd outtake or two stuck in for good measure. (this is not to say the most of the majors didn't sign hundreds of groups, and let them release an LP or two - what makes Mainstream different is the volume of LP's released by seemingly unknown bands in a short amount of time (from '66 to about '70).

As mentioned above, for psych and garage fans, the period of '66 to '70 is considered the prime era of the label, releasing LP's by such bands as Bohemian Vendetta, Lincoln St. Exit, The Art of Lovin', Ellie Pop, The Tangerine Zoo, The Orient Express and The Last Nikle, as well as the V/A comp of recently signed bands "A Pot of Flowers" (some of which, like Harbinger Complex, only got to release a 45 on the label, never recording an LP). Only two groups signed during this time achieved any real success in the sales department: Big Brother & the Holding Company and the Amboy Dukes (ironically, both of these acts would eventually leave the label, Big Brother quickly, while the Amboy Dukes stuck it out for several LP's before signing to Polydor).

Now we get into Phase III: the funk era. By the early 1970s, the labels was releasing fewer rock/psych LP's, and focusing on funk/soul and jazz LP's and 45's, releasing records by Black Blood, Lenny Welch, Afrique, the Chubukos and others, as well as new recordings by Sarah Vaughan, and reissuing jazz LP's originally released on Time Records, one of Shad's earlier labels.

Sometime in the mid to late 70's the label folded, and remained dormant until the 1990s, when jazz titles began to be reissued on CD. Thankfully, in 1993, Sony acquired much of Mainstream's back catalog, and we now have excellent reissues of many of the psych & rock LP's mentioned above.

One final word: in the late 90's / early 00's, identical reissues of many of the psych LP's hit the market; some of these were pressed on color vinyl, while others on standard black vinyl. It's easy to spot a re (read: counterfeit), as the jackets are MUCH thicker than the OG releases, and look too white and crisp - thankfully, many have stickers indicating they are not the OG pressing, but a reissue. Still, if you see a sealed Mainstream LP in a record store, or for sale on Discogs for something like 14.99 or 19.99, pretty much assume it's a counterfeit reissue, and NOT a sealed OG.