Buddah Records

Buddah Records

Profile:
Buddah's roots began in 1964 when three production company partners, Artie Ripp, Hy Mizrahi and Phil Steinberg, formed the Kama Sutra label - gaining mover and shaker Art Kass to their board from MGM Records, the company with whom the four signed a distribution deal. The label did well for three years, but decided to begin extricating themselves from the MGM deal by forming a satellite label in 1967. Thus Buddah was born, steered by ex-MGM Records executive Neil Bogart.

The first vinyl album released by Buddah (before it began a catalog reorganization with series 5000) was "Safe As Milk" by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band (red label) BDM 1001 (1967). It was also the first (re-issued) on the new 5000 Buddah label (psychedelic/black) as BDS 5001 (1970).

Viewlex purchased a controlling interest in Buddah Records and Kuma Sutra Records in November 1968.

Both Kama Sutra and Buddah flourished with a wide variety of artists. Kama Sutra was free of its MGM deal by 1969 and its distribution, including its Eleuthera label, continued through Buddah, along with subsidiaries such as Sussex, Curtom, T-Neck, Charisma, Pavilion, Super-K, Southwind, National General and Brut.

In 1977, the label was beginning to experience some financial difficulties so it struck a distribution deal with Clive Davis' Arista Records.

By 1982, the hits had dried up and Sutra Records was formed about this time. In 1986 Buddah was finished and the label and back-catalog was sold to Essex Entertainment Group, which in turn was sold to BMG Special Products.

BMG began re-issuing Buddah/Kama Sutra material in 1996, revising the logo to replace the Shiva statue image used in the early years of the label with that of Buddha and correct the spelling from Buddah to Buddha. Interestingly, the relaunch employed a remaster of "Safe As Milk" as its first issue. BMG has since been absorbed into Sony Music, with the Buddah/Buddha Records catalog now being managed by Legacy Recordings.

Labelcode: LC 00971
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Contact Info:
Address from 1973-1982:
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10019
U.S.A.

Obsolete address:
1650 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10020
U.S.A.

BMG Music: 1133 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, New York 10036
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2LP-2611004 Bert Sommer Bert Sommer(2xLP, Comp) Buddah Records 2LP-2611004 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
6PP-1026 1910 Fruitgum Company Simon Says(7", Single) Buddah Records 6PP-1026 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
7N-25438 Zalman Yanovsky (Zally)* As Long As You're Here(7") Buddah Records 7N-25438 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
7N.25458 1910 Fruitgum Co.* May I Take A Giant Step(7", Single) Pye International 7N.25458 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N-25461 Ohio Express, The* Down At Lulu's / She's Not Comin' Home(7", Single) Kama Sutra 7N-25461 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
18 Motherlode (2) When I Die(7") Buddah Records 18 US Unknown Sell This Version
22DN-100 Gladys Knight & The Pips* Singing The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Claudine(CD, Album) Buddah Records 22DN-100 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22DN-103 Gladys Knight Miss Gladys Knight(LP) Buddah Records 22DN-103 US 1978 Sell This Version
28CP-13 Stories Brother Louie(CD, Comp) Buddah Records 28CP-13 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28CP-22 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album) Buddah Records 28CP-22 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28CP-36 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(CD, Album) Buddah Records 28CP-36 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
30CP-315 The Lovin' Spoonful Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful(CD, Album, Num) Kama Sutra, Buddah Records 30CP-315 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
30CP-316 Gladys Knight & The Pips* Still Together(CD, Album, RM) Buddah Records, Kama Sutra 30CP-316 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
45.BD.1191 Beverly Johnson (2) Don't Lose The Feeling (Theme From "Ashanti")(7") Buddah Records 45.BD.1191 France 1979 Sell This Version
45. BD. 1217 Rena Scott Super Lover(7") Buddah Records, Vogue 45. BD. 1217 France 1979 Sell This Version
45.BDA.113 Gladys Knight & The Pips* The One And Only(7", Single) Buddah Records 45.BDA.113 France 1978 Sell This Version
45. BDA. 140352 Alex Harvey Mama Didn't Raise No Fool(7") Buddah Records 45. BDA. 140352 France 1977 Sell This Version
45.BDA.140353 Gladys Knight And The Pips Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right (7", Single) Buddah Records 45.BDA.140353 France 1977 Sell This Version
45. BDA. 140354 Andrea True Connection What's Your Name, What's Your Number / Fill Me Up (Heart To Heart)(7") Buddah Records, Vogue 45. BDA. 140354 France 1977 Sell This Version
45. BDA. 140355 Addrisi Bros.* Never My Love(7", Single) Buddah Records 45. BDA. 140355 France 1977 Sell This Version
45 BDA 140356 Melba Moore Standing Right Here / Living Free(7") Buddah Records 45 BDA 140356 France 1977 Sell This Version
45. BDA. 140370 Paul Anka My Way(7", Single) Buddah Records 45. BDA. 140370 France 1974 Sell This Version
98X Elephants Memory Crossroads Of The Stepping Stones / Jungle Gym At The Zoo(7") Buddah Records 98X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
102X Ohio Express Mercy / Roll It Up(7") Buddah Records 102X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
114 X 1910 Fruitgum Company Special Delivery / No Good Annie(7") Buddah Records 114 X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
147X Ohio Express Cowboy Convention / The Race (That Took Place)(7", Single, Mono) Buddah Records 147X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
194 BlueByrd (2) I Hear You Knocking / The Pill & I(7", Single, Promo) Buddah Records 194 Unknown Sell This Version
197 Three Rivers Blues Band Captain America/I'm Just A Freedom Rider(7", Single, Promo) Buddah Records 197 US Unknown Sell This Version
270X Steve Goodman City Of New Orleans(7", Single) Buddah Records 270X Canada 1972 Sell This Version
271 Edwin Hawkins Singers Give Me A Star / Jesus(7") Buddah Records 271 US 1972 Sell This Version
280 Reineri's Raiders Crazy Ellen's Home Made Blueberry Jam * Lovitown(7", Single) Buddah Records 280 US Unknown Sell This Version
361 Carlton Moore Soul Jamaica(7", Single) Buddah Records 361 USA & Canada 1973 Sell This Version
401-BDA. 61006 The James Cotton Band Live & On The Move(2xLP, Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records 401-BDA. 61006 France 1976 Sell This Version
406-BDSE. 60011 Gladys Knight & The Pips* The One And Only...(LP, Album) Buddah Records 406-BDSE. 60011 France 1978 Sell This Version
406 BDSE 60012 Michael Henderson In The Night-Time(LP, Album) Buddah Records 406 BDSE 60012 France 1978 Sell This Version
406 BDSE 60013 Gladys Knight & The Pips* Bless This House(LP) Buddah Records 406 BDSE 60013 France 1975 Sell This Version
446 Melba Moore Lean On Me(7") Buddah Records 446 US 1976 Sell This Version
461 The James Cotton Band Fever(7", Promo) Buddah Records 461 US 1975 Sell This Version
502 1910 Fruitgum Co.* The Train / Eternal Light(7", Single) Buddah Records 502 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
542 Gladys Knight And The Pips I Feel A Song(LP, Album) Buddah Records 542 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
554 Norman Connors Featuring Phyllis Hyman Norman Connors Featuring Phyllis Hyman - Betcha By Golly Wow(7", Single, Promo) Buddah Records 554 US 1976 Sell This Version
613 Honey Cone Stick Up(7", Single) Buddah Records 613 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
616 Exuma Do Wah Nanny(7", Single) Buddah Records 616 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
0698 The James Cotton Band 100% Cotton(LP, Album) Buddah Records 0698 US 1974 Sell This Version
800X Melanie (2) Nickel Song / Good Book (7") Buddah Records 800X Canada 1971 Sell This Version
878 Joe Anderson (6) You Gotta Believe | Sho' Nuff(7") Buddah Records 878 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
10/76 Melba Moore This Is It(12", Promo) Metronome, Buddah Records 10/76 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1600 David Frye Richard Nixon: A Fantasy (Album) 1600 US 1973 Sell This Version
1999 Various Glam Bam, Thank You Ma'am(CD, Comp) Buddah Records 1999 US 1999 Sell This Version
3024 Andrea True Connection What's Your Name, What's Your Number = Cual Es Tu Nombre, Cual Es Tu Número(7", Single) Buddah Records 3024 Peru 1977 Sell This Version
3028 Andrea True Connection (New York) You Got Me Dancing = New York Tu Me Haces Bailar(7", Single) Buddah Records 3028 Peru 1977 Sell This Version
5001 Ohio Express The Ohio Express(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5001 Venezuela 1968 Sell This Version
5.008 The Edwin Hawkins Singers* Oh, Happy Day (Album) 5.008 Venezuela 1968 Sell This Version
5011 1910 Fruitgum Co.* Indian Giver(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5011 Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
5012 Ohio Express Mercy(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5012 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
5019 Melanie (2) Candles In The Rain(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5019 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
5.022 Baby Huey The Baby Huey Story - The Living Legend(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5.022 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
5023 Exuma Do Wah Nanny(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5023 Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
6901X The Honey Cone* While You're Out Looking For Sugar!(7", Single) Hot Wax (4), Buddah Records 6901X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
6902X The Flaming Ember* Mind, Body And Soul / Filet De Soul (7", Single) Buddah Records 6902X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
6925 The Edwin Hawkins Singers* It's A Happy Day(LP, Album, Club) Buddah Records 6925 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
7001X The Honey Cone* Take Me With You(7", Single) Buddah Records, Hot Wax (4) 7001X Canada 1970 Sell This Version
7008X Silent Majority (4) Frightened Girl / Colors Of My Love(7") Buddah Records 7008X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
7106X Honey Cone Stick - Up / V.I.P.(7", Single) Buddah Records, Hot Wax (4) 7106X Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7110X Honey Cone One Monkey Don't Stop No Show(7", Single) Buddah Records, Hot Wax (4) 7110X Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7202X 100 Proof (Aged In Soul)* Everything Good Is Bad / I'd Rather Fight Than Switch(7", Single, Promo) Buddah Records 7202X Canada 1972 Sell This Version
7204X Laura Lee Rip Off(7") Buddah Records 7204X Canada 1972 Sell This Version
7205X Honey Cone Sittin' On A Time Bomb (Waitin' For The Hurt To Come)(7", Single) Hot Wax (4), Buddah Records 7205X Canada 1972 Sell This Version
7901 Melanie (2) Stop! I Don't Wanna Hear It(7", EP) Buddah Records 7901 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
107-45.BDA.184 Gladys Knight And The Pips It's A Better Than Good Time(7") Buddah Records 107-45.BDA.184 France 1978 Sell This Version
11005 Sha Na Na* The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll(LP, Album) Soldi's records 11005 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version
1-5025 George Burns George Burns Sings(8-Trk, Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records 1-5025 US 1973 Sell This Version
1-5029 Barry Goldberg Two Jews Blues(8-Trk, Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records 1-5029 US 1969 Sell This Version
20.175 Edwin Hawkins Singers Jesus Is All The World(LP, Album, Club) Buddah Records, ECI, Barclay Nederland N.V. 20.175 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
20 176 Melanie (2) Melanie(LP, Comp, Club) Buddah Records, ECI, Barclay Nederland N.V. 20 176 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
20657 The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream(7") Buddah Records 20657 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
21007 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Plastic Factory(LP, Album, Gat) Buddah Records 21007 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
28 620-3 Melanie (2) My Name Is Melanie(LP, Comp, Club, RE) Buddah Records 28 620-3 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
37.001 Gladys Knight & The Pips* Midnight Train To Georgia(7", Single) Buddah Records 37.001 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
37.003 Andrea True Connection Party Line(7", Single) Buddah Records 37.003 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
37.004 Steve Goodman Election Year Rag(7", Single) Buddah Records 37.004 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
37.005 The Super Disco Band Hot Grease / A Song For You(7") Buddah Records 37.005 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
37.006 Michael Henderson Time(7", Single) Buddah Records 37.006 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
37.007 Gladys Knight & The Pips* So Sad The Song(7") Buddah Records 37.007 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
37.008 Andrea True Connection N.Y., You Got Me Dancing(7", Single) Buddah Records 37.008 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
37.012 Gladys Knight & The Pips* Baby, Don't Change Your Mind(7", Single) Buddah Records 37.012 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
37.013 Addrisi Bros.* Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On(7", Single) Buddah Records 37.013 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
38 805 8 The Edwin Hawkins Singers* Oh, Happy Day(LP) Buddah Records 38 805 8 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
45153 Melanie (2) Beautiful People / Brand New Key(7", Single, RE) BR Music 45153 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
47.002 Ohio Express Gold Rock(LP, Album) Buddah Records 47.002 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
47.003 The Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John Sebastian The Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John Sebastian - The Lovin' Spoonful Featuring John Sebastian(LP, Comp) Buddah Records 47.003 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
47.004 The Trammps The Original Trammps(LP, Album) Buddah Records 47.004 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
47.006 Melanie (2) The Original Melanie(LP, Comp) Buddah Records, Metronome 47.006 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
50 129 Various Le Top Du Blues Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Carrere, Carrere 50 129 France 1990 Sell This Version
57.001 Melanie (2) Born To Be(LP, Album) Buddah Records 57.001 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
57.003 Melanie (2) Melanie Story 3 · Candles In The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Buddah Records 57.003 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
57.004 Melanie (2) Melanie Story 4 - Leftover Wine(LP, Album, RE) Buddah Records 57.004 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
57.007 Melanie (2) Garden In The City - Melanie Story 6(LP, Album, RE) Buddah Records 57.007 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
57.008 Melanie (2) Please Love Me - Melanie Story 7(LP, Album) Buddah Records 57.008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
57.009 Melanie (2) Gather Me(LP, Album) Buddah Records 57.009 Germany Unknown Sell This Version