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.
Sous-labels
Coordonnées:
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(no longer active)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
Sites:
Cat N°  Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat N°  Pays Année
Grab 'Em By The Curlies pochette d'album Various Grab 'Em By The Curlies(Cass, Album, Comp) DJM Records (2) UK 1976 Vendre cette version
2-LP 1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed pochette d'album Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed (Comp) 2-LP 1035 US 1961 Vendre cette version
2SR 1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed pochette d'album Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed (Comp, Album) 2SR 1035 US 1961 Vendre cette version
2 SR 1035/ VJS 2 1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed  pochette d'album 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 Vendre cette version
7 ep 5056 Marion Williams God And Me(7", EP, Mono) Imperial (2) 7 ep 5056 Netherlands Unknown Vendre cette version
20YB-2048 Goodnite, It's Time To Go pochette d'album The Spaniels Goodnite, It's Time To Go(LP, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2048 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
20YB-2052 Jerry Butler The Best Of Jerry Butler(LP, Comp) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2052 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
20YB-2058 Crazy Little Mama pochette d'album 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 Vendre cette version
20YB-2060 Wade Flemons pochette d'album Wade Flemons Wade Flemons(LP, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2060 Japan 1959 Vendre cette version
20YB-2065 For Your Precious Love... pochette d'album The Impressions With Jerry Butler The Impressions With Jerry Butler - For Your Precious Love...(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2065 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
20YB-2067 Little Richard Is Back pochette d'album Little Richard Little Richard Is Back (Album) 20YB-2067 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
20YB-2071 How About That pochette d'album Dee Clark How About That(LP, Mono) Vee Jay Records 20YB-2071 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
20YB-7004 Anthropology - Live At Royal Roost pochette d'album Tadd Dameron Anthropology - Live At Royal Roost(LP, Comp, Mono) Vee Jay Records, Fun House 20YB-7004 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
20YB-7005 I Got Rhythm pochette d'album Count Basie I Got Rhythm(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 20YB-7005 Japan Unknown Vendre cette version
20YB-7006 Duke Ellington Vol.1 pochette d'album Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Vol.1(LP, Mono) Vee Jay Records 20YB-7006 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
20YB-7016 Kral Space pochette d'album Irene Kral Kral Space(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 20YB-7016 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
22YB - 2001 Kelly Great pochette d'album Wynton Kelly Kelly Great(LP, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records 22YB - 2001 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2002 Wynton Kelly! pochette d'album Wynton Kelly Wynton Kelly!(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2002 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2003 Go pochette d'album Paul Chambers (3) Go(LP, Album, RE) Fun House 22YB-2003 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2004 1st Bassman pochette d'album Paul Chambers (3) 1st Bassman(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2004 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2005 Here's Lee Morgan pochette d'album Lee Morgan Here's Lee Morgan(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2005 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2006 Expoobident pochette d'album Lee Morgan Expoobident(LP, Mono, RM) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2006 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2007 Introducing Wayne Shorter pochette d'album Wayne Shorter Introducing Wayne Shorter(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2007 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2008 Wayning Moments pochette d'album Wayne Shorter Wayning Moments(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2008 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22 YB-2012 Second Genesis pochette d'album Wayne Shorter Second Genesis(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22 YB-2012 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2013 Make Everybody Happy pochette d'album MJT+3 Make Everybody Happy(LP, Album, Promo) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2013 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2025 Opus de Funk pochette d'album The John Young Trio Opus de Funk(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2025 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2028 My Babe pochette d'album Bunky Green My Babe(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2028 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2046 Hava A Nice Jazz Trumpet pochette d'album 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 Vendre cette version
22YB-2083 Alternate Takes Of pochette d'album Wynton Kelly Alternate Takes Of(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2083 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB-2084 Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker / Stan Getz Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker / Stan Getz - In Concert.....Carnegie Hall (Comp) 22YB-2084 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
22YB 2086 Live At The Losers / We Remember Mildred Bailey pochette d'album 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 Vendre cette version
22YB-2088 Go II pochette d'album Paul Chambers (3) Go II(LP, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2088 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
22YB-2089 The Inner Man pochette d'album 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 Vendre cette version
22YB-2090 Jazz's Great Walker pochette d'album Leroy Vinnegar Jazz's Great Walker(LP, Album, Gat) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2090 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
22YB-2093 Eric Dolphy The Eric Dolphy Memorial Album(LP, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 22YB-2093 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
25YD-1092/93 Interpretations pochette d'album Wynton Kelly Interpretations(2xCD, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 25YD-1092/93 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
30YD-1055 Wade Flemons pochette d'album Wade Flemons Wade Flemons(CD, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 30YD-1055 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
30YD-1065 Delicious Together pochette d'album Betty Everett & Jerry Butler Betty Everett & Jerry Butler - Delicious Together(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Vee Jay Records, Fun House 30YD-1065 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
30YD-7008 Night In Tunisia pochette d'album Charlie Parker Night In Tunisia(CD, Comp) Fun House 30YD-7008 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
32YD-1011 Kelly At Midnite pochette d'album Wynton Kelly Kelly At Midnite(CD, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 32YD-1011 Japan 1987 Vendre cette version
32YD 1025 Opus de Funk  pochette d'album The John Young Trio Opus de Funk (CD, Album, Mono) Vee Jay Records 32YD 1025 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
32YD-1081 Live...At "The Losers" pochette d'album 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 Vendre cette version
32YD-1085 Jazz's Great Walker pochette d'album Leroy Vinnegar Jazz's Great Walker(CD, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records, Fun House 32YD-1085 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
107 Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight pochette d'album The Spaniels Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight 107 US 1993 Vendre cette version
108 Only Fools Run Away pochette d'album James Carr Only Fools Run Away (Single) 108 US 1964 Vendre cette version
117 I'm Living Good pochette d'album The Ovations I'm Living Good(7") Goldwax Records 117 US 1965 Vendre cette version
130 Eddie Kutta And His Orchestra Clarene Waltz / Pine Tree Polka(Shellac, 10") Vee Jay Records 130 US Unknown Vendre cette version
154 You Painted Pictures / Hey, Sister Lizzie pochette d'album The Spaniels You Painted Pictures / Hey, Sister Lizzie(Shellac, 10") Vee Jay Records 154 Unknown Vendre cette version
229 Talk With Jesus / What Is This I Got? pochette d'album Florida-Robins* Talk With Jesus / What Is This I Got?(7", Single) Simpson Records 229 US Unknown Vendre cette version
237 Miracle God pochette d'album The Baltimore Echoes Miracle God(7", Single) Simpson Records 237 US Unknown Vendre cette version
280 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 Vendre cette version
333 Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me To Do(7") Vee Jay Records 333 US 1959 Vendre cette version
462 Nobody But You / I'm Going Back To School pochette d'album Dee Clark Nobody But You / I'm Going Back To School(Acetate, 7") Vee Jay Records 462 US 1962 Vendre cette version
466 John Corey (3) I'll Forget/Pollyanna(7", Single, Promo) Vee Jay Records 466 US Unknown Vendre cette version
490 Billy / You Never Said pochette d'album Kathy Jay Billy / You Never Said(7", Promo) Vee Jay Records 490 US Unknown Vendre cette version
# 498 Please Please Me pochette d'album The Beatles Please Please Me (Single) # 498 US 1963 Vendre cette version
516X Happy 'Till The Letter pochette d'album Sonny Til And The Orioles Happy 'Till The Letter(7", Single) Regency (2) 516X Canada 1956 Vendre cette version
581 Please Please Me pochette d'album The Beatles Please Please Me (Single) 581 US 1964 Vendre cette version
642X The Sun Is Shining / Baby, What's On Your Mind pochette d'album Jimmy Reed The Sun Is Shining / Baby, What's On Your Mind(7", Single) Regency (2) 642X Canada 1957 Vendre cette version
651 Good Rockin' Daddy / Billy's Bag pochette d'album Etta James / Billy Preston Etta James / Billy Preston - Good Rockin' Daddy / Billy's Bag(7", Single) Vee Jay Records 651 US 1965 Vendre cette version
860 Jesus He's Alright With Me / End Of My Journey pochette d'album The Swan Silvertones Jesus He's Alright With Me / End Of My Journey(7") Vee Jay Records 860 US Unknown Vendre cette version
892 The Highway QC's God Has Not Promised(7", Single, Promo) Vee Jay Records 892 US Unknown Vendre cette version
926 The Swan Silvertones Saviour Pass Me Not(7") Vee Jay Records 926 US Unknown Vendre cette version
928 Five Blind Boys Of Alabama You'll Never Walk Alone(7") Vee Jay Records 928 US Unknown Vendre cette version
1001 Come On Train pochette d'album Don Thomas Come On Train(7", Single) Vee Jay Records 1001 US 1975 Vendre cette version
1002 Try A Little Harder pochette d'album The Fidels* Try A Little Harder(7", Single, RE) Vee Jay Records 1002 US 1975 Vendre cette version
1003 The Best Of The Ed Dorados, Volume 2 pochette d'album The El Dorados The Best Of The Ed Dorados, Volume 2(LP, Comp, Mono) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records 1003 US Unknown Vendre cette version
1016 Kelly Great pochette d'album Wynton Kelly Kelly Great(CD, Album, RE) Collectables, Vee Jay Records 1016 US 2000 Vendre cette version
1034 Love Me pochette d'album Jerry Butler Love Me(8-Trk, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records 1034 US Unknown Vendre cette version
1034 Jerry Butler Love Me(12", Album) Vee Jay Records 1034 US 1966 Vendre cette version
1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed pochette d'album Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records 1035 US 1961 Vendre cette version
1035-A Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall pochette d'album Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall(8-Trk, Album, RE) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records 1035-A US Unknown Vendre cette version
1044 Lightnin' Strikes pochette d'album Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Strikes (Album) 1044 US 1962 Vendre cette version
1049 John Lee Hooker The Best Of John Lee Hooker (Comp) 1049 US Unknown Vendre cette version
1066 On Campus pochette d'album John Lee Hooker On Campus(8-Trk) Vee Jay Records 1066 US Unknown Vendre cette version
1078 Concert At Newport pochette d'album John Lee Hooker Concert At Newport (Album) 1078 US Unknown Vendre cette version
1104 Sweets For The Sweet Taste Of Love pochette d'album Harry "Sweets" Edison His Trumpet & Orchestra* Sweets For The Sweet Taste Of Love(LP, Mono) Vee Jay Records 1104 US 1964 Vendre cette version
1107 Little Richard Is Back (And There's A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On! pochette d'album Little Richard Little Richard Is Back (And There's A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On! (Album) 1107 Netherlands 1964 Vendre cette version
1119 More Of The Best Of Jerry Butler pochette d'album Jerry Butler More Of The Best Of Jerry Butler(8-Trk, Comp) Vee Jay Records 1119 US 1965 Vendre cette version
1124 Great Hits pochette d'album Little Richard Great Hits(LP, Album) Fontana 1124 Netherlands Unknown Vendre cette version
1138 Coffee House Blues pochette d'album Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Coffee House Blues(8-Trk, Album) Vee Jay Records 1138 US 1964 Vendre cette version
1142 Early Hits Of 1965 Million Dollars Worth Of Music pochette d'album Billy Preston Early Hits Of 1965 Million Dollars Worth Of Music(8-Trk) Vee Jay Records 1142 US 1965 Vendre cette version
2637 (M) At Royal Roost 2 pochette d'album Lester Young At Royal Roost 2(LP) Vee Jay Records 2637 (M) Japan 1983 Vendre cette version
3419 Rev.James Lofton And His Church Of Our Prayer Great Day (7") Vee Jay Records 3419 US Unknown Vendre cette version
5006 Singin' In My Soul pochette d'album The Swan Silvertones Singin' In My Soul (Album) 5006 US 1960 Vendre cette version
6401 Steal Away / Lolly Pops, Lace And Lipstick pochette d'album Jimmy Hughes Steal Away / Lolly Pops, Lace And Lipstick (Single) 6401 US 1964 Vendre cette version
6409 Just As I Am / Diamonds pochette d'album Lonnie Ray (2) Just As I Am / Diamonds(7", Single, Mono) Fame (3) 6409 US 1965 Vendre cette version
7153 1938-1972 pochette d'album Lee Morgan 1938-1972(CD, Comp) Collectables 7153 US 2001 Vendre cette version
8662X Sherry pochette d'album The 4 Seasons* Sherry(7", Single) Reo 8662X Canada 1962 Vendre cette version
8680X Big Girls Don't Cry pochette d'album The 4 Seasons* Big Girls Don't Cry(7", Single) Reo 8680X Canada 1962 Vendre cette version
8691X Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Christmas Tears pochette d'album The 4 Seasons* Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Christmas Tears(7", Single) Reo 8691X Canada 1962 Vendre cette version
8716X Ain't That A Shame! pochette d'album The 4 Seasons* Ain't That A Shame!(7", Single) Reo 8716X Canada 1963 Vendre cette version
8725X Marlena pochette d'album The Four Seasons Marlena(7", Single) Reo 8725X Canada Unknown Vendre cette version
10046 Blues Bag pochette d'album Art Blakey / Buddy De Franco* Art Blakey / Buddy De Franco* - Blues Bag(LP, Album) Yes To Jazz 10046 Portugal 1985 Vendre cette version
12299 Is Your Love For Real pochette d'album The Midnighters Is Your Love For Real(10") Federal (5) 12299 US 1957 Vendre cette version
14003 My Bad Boy's Comin' Home / Tainted Love pochette d'album Gloria Jones My Bad Boy's Comin' Home / Tainted Love (Single) 14003 US 1965 Vendre cette version
17.001 Boogie In The Dark pochette d'album Jimmy Reed Boogie In The Dark(7", EP, Blu) Top Rank International, Top Rank International 17.001 Spain 1960 Vendre cette version
22.001 Negro Spirituals Vol.1 pochette d'album The Staple Singers Negro Spirituals Vol.1(7", EP) Top Rank International, Top Rank (2) 22.001 France Unknown Vendre cette version
27.274 Surfing pochette d'album Aki Aleong And The Nobles* Surfing(7", EP) Discophon 27.274 Spain 1964 Vendre cette version