Quality Records Limited

Quality Records Limited

Profile:
Independent Canadian-owned record company started in 1950 in Toronto. It pressed and distributed various US lines in Canada, entering into a partnership (terminated in 1973) with the US company MGM, and handling Buddah, Groove Merchant, Kama Sutra and Mercury, among other labels.

The company was the first in Canada to manufacture cassette and eight-track tapes. It also distributed such Canadian lines as its own Quality, Birchmount, and Celebration labels and the independent Broadland, Kanata, MWC (Music World Creations), and Reo labels. The company operated a New York office briefly in the mid-1970s.

Records pressed by Quality Records Limited can often be identified by an uppercase "Q" or "Qu" in the runouts and/or a "Q" printed on the labels. The Q on Quality pressing runouts is hand-etched, often quite small, upside-down compared to the rest of the run-out etchings, and often tucked in just where the run-out hits the locked groove. See images section of this label. .More description

Canadian artists to record for Quality included the Young Canada Singers (who made the hit version of 'CA-NA-DA'), the Beaumarks (whose 'Clap Your Hands' was an early Canadian rock hit in the USA in 1960), Andy de Jarlis, the early Guess Who, Albert Hall, Harmonium, the Haunted, the King Beezz, Jury, Ronn Metcalfe, Skip Prokop, Hank Smith, and Sweet Blindness, all in the pop field.

Quality Records Limited ceased operations in 1985 but the Quality name lived on through Quality Special Products and was revived in 1990 as Quality Records, Quality Music and other variations, specializing mainly in commercial dance music.

This label is also printed on releases as 'Quality Records Ltd.' or 'Canada-Quality Records Limited', or (in French) 'Disques Quality Limitée'...

Robert G. Haacke was head of the plating department and quality control from 1950 to 1967.
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Contact Info:
Quality Records Limited
380 Birchmount Road
Scarborough, Ontario, M1K 1M7
Canada
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 You Can Be Anyone This Time Around  album cover Dr. Timothy Leary You Can Be Anyone This Time Around(LP, Album) Douglas 1 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
1E1 Ben-Hur Deluxe Edition  album cover Miklos Rozsa* Ben-Hur Deluxe Edition(LP, Album + Box) MGM Records, MGM Records 1E1 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
1E-6ST Doctor Zhivago (Original Sound Track Album)  album cover Maurice Jarre Doctor Zhivago (Original Sound Track Album)(LP, Album, Gat) MGM Records, MGM Records 1E-6ST Canada 1965 Sell This Version
1 E 7 (D) The Singing Nun  album cover Debbie Reynolds The Singing Nun(LP) MGM Records, MGM Records 1 E 7 (D) Canada 1966 Sell This Version
1 SE 36 ST Shaft's Big Score! - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Gordon Parks Shaft's Big Score! - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album) MGM Records 1 SE 36 ST Canada 1972 Sell This Version
1SE-47-ST Westworld - The Original Sound Track Album  album cover Fred Karlin Westworld - The Original Sound Track Album(LP, Album) MGM Records, MGM Records 1SE-47-ST Canada 1973 Sell This Version
1T1-7424 Mr. Country  album cover George Jones (2) Mr. Country(Cass, Comp, Dol) Picc-A-Dilly 1T1-7424 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
2BSK 3277 Livin' Inside Your Love  album cover George Benson Livin' Inside Your Love(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3277 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2C064-96062 Fanny (2) Rock And Roll Survivors(LP, Album) Casablanca 2C064-96062 France 1975 Sell This Version
2CH-60006 A.K.A. Muddy Waters  album cover McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Chess, Quality Records Limited 2CH-60006 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
2 CP 0102 Eat A Peach  album cover The Allman Brothers Band Eat A Peach(2xLP, Album, Gat) Capricorn Records 2 CP 0102 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
2CRS 2296 Live Rust  album cover Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live Rust(2xLP, Album) Reprise Records 2CRS 2296 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2HW 3577 The George Benson Collection  album cover George Benson The George Benson Collection(2xLP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
2LP 1035 Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed  album cover Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall / The Best Of Jimmy Reed(2xLP, Comp, RE) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records 2LP 1035 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Trout Mask Replica  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica (Album) 2MS 2027 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
2RX 2237 Gord's Gold  album cover Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold(2xLP, Comp, RE) Reprise Records 2RX 2237 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2SDS 900 The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson  album cover King Crimson The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson(2xLP, Comp) Atlantic 2SDS 900 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
2SDX 7000 Works Volume 1  album cover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Works Volume 1(2xLP, Album, Tri) Atlantic, Atlantic 2SDX 7000 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
2SE-14ST The Strawberry Statement  album cover Various The Strawberry Statement(2xLP, Album) MGM Records, MGM Records 2SE-14ST Canada 1970 Sell This Version
2SWS 2923 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll(2xLP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 2SWS 2923 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
2 THS 12/13 This Is The Moody Blues  album cover The Moody Blues This Is The Moody Blues (Comp) 2 THS 12/13 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2V 8106 Greatest Hits  album cover Bachman-Turner Overdrive Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp, Club) Realm Records 2V 8106 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2WB 3500 Fleetwood Mac Live  album cover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Live(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3500 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
2X5-3350 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk(Cass, Album, Dol) Warner Bros. Records 2X5-3350 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
3-E2 36 Of His Greatest Hits  album cover Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys 36 Of His Greatest Hits(3xLP, Comp, Mono, Box) MGM Records, MGM Records 3-E2 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
3RS 2257 Decade  album cover Neil Young Decade(3xLP, Comp, Tri) Reprise Records 3RS 2257 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
4A2 508605 Hot ! Live And Otherwise  album cover Dionne Warwick Hot ! Live And Otherwise(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Arista 4A2 508605 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
4L0-51157 Love Is What We Make It  album cover Kenny Rogers Love Is What We Make It(Cass, Album, Dol) Liberty 4L0-51157 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4L0-551138 James Bond - 13 Original Themes  album cover Various James Bond - 13 Original Themes (Comp) 4L0-551138 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4L0-551143 We've Got Tonight  album cover Kenny Rogers We've Got Tonight (Album) 4L0-551143 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4L0-551154 Duets  album cover Kenny Rogers With Kim Carnes, Sheena Easton & Dottie West Kenny Rogers With Kim Carnes, Sheena Easton & Dottie West - Duets(Cass, Comp, Club, Q, ) Liberty 4L0-551154 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
4L0-551157 Love Is What We Make It  album cover Kenny Rogers Love Is What We Make It(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Liberty, Liberty 4L0-551157 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4LT-551145 New Horizons  album cover Dottie West New Horizons(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Liberty 4LT-551145 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4W9 02541 Are You Lovin Somebody / You've Really Got A Hold On Me  album cover Debra Dejean Are You Lovin Somebody / You've Really Got A Hold On Me(12") Handshake Records And Tapes 4W9 02541 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
4X00 512122 Greatest Hits  album cover Dr. Hook Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, Club, Q, ) Capitol Records 4X00 512122 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
4X0-517052 Mistaken Identity  album cover Kim Carnes Mistaken Identity (Album) 4X0-517052 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
4X0-517093 Let's Dance  album cover David Bowie Let's Dance(Cass, Album, Club, Tan) EMI America 4X0-517093 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XJ-512363 Heart Over Mind  album cover Anne Murray Heart Over Mind(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Capitol Records 4XJ-512363 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
4XT-512211 Rio  album cover Duran Duran Rio(Cass, Album, Club) Capitol Records 4XT-512211 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
4XT 512247 Greatest Hits  album cover Little River Band Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, Club, Tan) Capitol Records 4XT 512247 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
4XT-512271 The Golden Age Of Wireless  album cover Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Capitol Records 4XT-512271 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-512293 Beach Boys Rarities  album cover The Beach Boys Beach Boys Rarities(Cass, Comp, Club) Capitol Records 4XT-512293 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-512301 A Little Good News  album cover Anne Murray A Little Good News (Album) 4XT-512301 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-512314 The Politics Of Dancing  album cover Re-Flex (2) The Politics Of Dancing(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Capitol Records 4XT-512314 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-512388 Music Box Dancer  album cover Frank Mills Music Box Dancer(Cass, Comp, Club, Q ,) Capitol Records 4XT-512388 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4XT 517070 Built For Speed  album cover Stray Cats Built For Speed (Album) 4XT 517070 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
4XT-517145 Maverick  album cover George Thorogood And The Destroyers* Maverick(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) EMI America 4XT-517145 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4XW-517004 St Vincent's Court  album cover Kim Carnes St Vincent's Court (Album) 4XW-517004 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
6E 103 Hotel California  album cover Eagles Hotel California(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E 103 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
6E 108 The Best Of Bread  album cover Bread The Best Of Bread(LP, Comp, RE) Elektra 6E 108 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
6E-112 News Of The World  album cover Queen News Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 6E-112 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
6E-155 Living In The USA  album cover Linda Ronstadt Living In The USA(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records 6E-155 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
007 Louie Louie  album cover Goddo Louie Louie(7", Single, TP) A&M Records, Inc. 007 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
7C 062-98858 Sons Of The Beaches  album cover Flash Cadillac And The Continental Kids* Sons Of The Beaches(LP, Album) Private Stock 7C 062-98858 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
7ES-1015 The Heart Of Saturday Night  album cover Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES-1015 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
7ES-1084 Hotel California  album cover Eagles Hotel California(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records 7ES-1084 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
8T-4224 Joe Cocker!  album cover Joe Cocker Joe Cocker!(8-Trk) A&M Records 8T-4224 US 1969 Sell This Version
8TB 1118 Godspell (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Godspell (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(8-Trk, Album) Bell Records 8TB 1118 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
8TB 1130 Dawn's New Ragtime Follies  album cover Dawn (5) Dawn's New Ragtime Follies(8-Trk, Album) Bell Records 8TB 1130 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
8TB 1300 Lost Horizon (Original Soundtrack)  album cover Burt Bacharach Lost Horizon (Original Soundtrack)(8-Trk, Album) Bell Records 8TB 1300 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
12CLS-7000 Shaking  album cover Mimi* Shaking(12") Celsius 12CLS-7000 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
12 CLS-7004 Dancin' The Night Away / Roller Boogie  album cover Voggue Dancin' The Night Away / Roller Boogie(12") Celsius 12 CLS-7004 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
12 CLS-7006 Love Buzz  album cover Voggue Love Buzz(12") Celsius 12 CLS-7006 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
15ntwk Bites  album cover Skinny Puppy Bites(LP, Album) Nettwerk 15ntwk Canada 1985 Sell This Version
45-EP-400 Open The Door / Don't Mess With Cupid / The Huckle Buck / Ole Man Trouble  album cover Otis Redding Open The Door / Don't Mess With Cupid / The Huckle Buck / Ole Man Trouble(7", EP) Volt 45-EP-400 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-ESS.33 The Baby Beatle Walk / Prego  album cover The Al Martin Six The Baby Beatle Walk / Prego(7", Single) Stateside 45-ESS.33 India 1964 Sell This Version
45-F-126 This Old Man / Theme From The Inn Of Sixth Happiness  album cover Ingrid Bergman / Malcolm Arnold Ingrid Bergman / Malcolm Arnold - This Old Man / Theme From The Inn Of Sixth Happiness(7", Single) 20th Fox 45-F-126 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-F-132 Two Hearts Are Better Than One / I Can't Get You Out Of My Heart  album cover Al Martino Two Hearts Are Better Than One / I Can't Get You Out Of My Heart(7", Single) 20th Fox 45-F-132 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-J-846 Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita  album cover The Cadillacs Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita(7") Jubilee 45-J-846 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-5005 Reg Owen And His Orchestra Manhattan Spiritual / Ritual Blues(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-5005 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-5349 One O'Clock Jump / In A Little Spanish Town Cha-Cha  album cover Sy Oliver And His Orchestra One O'Clock Jump / In A Little Spanish Town Cha-Cha(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-5349 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-J6001 Crying In The Chapel / Forgive And Forget  album cover Sonny Til And The Orioles Crying In The Chapel / Forgive And Forget(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J6001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-K-1466 My Love For You  album cover Ernie Ashworth My Love For You(7", Single, Promo) Hickory Records 45-K-1466 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-k8622 The Hi-Fi Four Band Of Gold(7") Quality Records Limited 45-k8622 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45R 190 Clap Your Hands Once Again  album cover The Beau-Marks* Clap Your Hands Once Again(7", Single) Rave (4) 45R 190 South Africa 1962 Sell This Version
45-TR2008 Torquay  album cover The Fireballs Torquay(7", Single) Top Rank International 45-TR2008 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-UA-160 X Come To Me / Whisper  album cover Marv Johnson Come To Me / Whisper(7") United Artists Records 45-UA-160 X Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-UA-185 Don't Leave Me  album cover Marv Johnson Don't Leave Me (Single) 45-UA-185 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
86 Rich, Young And Pretty  album cover Jane PowellDanielle DarrieuxFernando Lamas Jane PowellDanielle DarrieuxFernando Lamas - Rich, Young And Pretty(4xShellac, 10") MGM Records, MGM Records, MGM Records, MGM Records, MGM Records 86 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
102X Ohio Express Mercy / Roll It Up(7") Buddah Records 102X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
125X (Don't Try And Lay No Boogie Woogie On The) King Of Rock & Roll  album cover Crow (4) (Don't Try And Lay No Boogie Woogie On The) King Of Rock & Roll(7", Single) Amaret 125X Canada 1970 Sell This Version
136X Otis Redding My Lover's Prayer / Don't Mess With Cupid(7", Single) ATCO Records 136X Canada 1966 Sell This Version
147X Ohio Express Cowboy Convention / The Race (That Took Place)(7", Single, Mono) Buddah Records 147X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
150 Hootchy Kootchy Henry / Gigolo  album cover Mitchell Torok With Louisiana Hayride Band Mitchell Torok With Louisiana Hayride Band - Hootchy Kootchy Henry / Gigolo(10") Quality Records Limited 150 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
152X Otis Redding Glory Of Love / I'm Coming Home(7", Single) Stax 152X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
157X The Delfonics You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him(7", Single) Bell Records 157X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
161X Let Your Yeah Be Yeah  album cover Brownsville Station Let Your Yeah Be Yeah(7", Single) Big Tree Records 161X Canada 1973 Sell This Version
183X First Choice Newsy Neighbours(7", Single) Bell Records 183X Canada 1974 Sell This Version
201X Crosscut Saw  album cover Albert King Crosscut Saw(7", Single) Stax 201X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
207X Carla Thomas Something Good (Is Going To Happen To You)(7") Stax 207X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
216X Tramp / Tell It Like It Is  album cover Otis* & Carla* Otis* & Carla* - Tramp / Tell It Like It Is(7", Single) Stax 216X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
220X Un Souvenir  album cover Roland Montreuil Un Souvenir(7", Single) Quality 220X Canada Unknown Sell This Version
222X Carla Thomas I'll Always Have Faith In You(7", Single) Stax 222X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
231X Soul Man   album cover Sam & Dave Soul Man (7", Single) Stax 231X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
244X Lovey Dovey / New Year's Resolution  album cover Otis* & Carla* Otis* & Carla* - Lovey Dovey / New Year's Resolution(7") Stax 244X Canada 1968 Sell This Version
251X A Dime A Dozen / I Want You Back  album cover Carla Thomas A Dime A Dozen / I Want You Back(7", Single) Stax 251X Canada 1968 Sell This Version
270X City Of New Orleans  album cover Steve Goodman City Of New Orleans(7", Single) Buddah Records 270X Canada 1972 Sell This Version
301 Tonight You Sleep In The Bathtub / The Dinghy Song  album cover Ruth Wallis Tonight You Sleep In The Bathtub / The Dinghy Song(Shellac, 10") DeLuxe (2) 301 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
309 Sixty Minute Man / Chicken Blues   album cover The Dominoes Sixty Minute Man / Chicken Blues (Shellac, 10") DeLuxe (2) 309 Canada 1951 Sell This Version
337 When We Get Married / Just Because  album cover The Dreamlovers When We Get Married / Just Because(7", Single) Cameo 337 Canada Unknown Sell This Version