Fantasy

Fantasy

Profile:
Fantasy Records, along with its subsidiary Galaxy, was established in San Francisco in 1949 by Max and Sol Weiss. Their first artist was an Oakland pianist named Dave Brubeck, and when Brubeck's recordings began to sell, they went on to record Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, and Cal Tjader, as well as Odetta, beat poets Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, and comic Lenny Bruce.

Saul Zaentz, who had joined Fantasy as a salesman in 1955, assembled a group of investors in 1967 and purchased the label from the Weiss brothers. They hit the jackpot the following year with Creedence Clearwater Revival, the most successful four-piece American rock 'n' roll band of all time.

The enormous success of Creedence enabled Fantasy to expand. In the early 70s, under the leadership of label president Ralph Kaffel, Fantasy purchased the catalogs of three of New York's top jazz independents: Prestige (also including its subsidiaries New Jazz, Bluesville, Folklore, Swingville, Tru-Sound, and Moodsville), Riverside (and subsidiary Jazzland), and Milestone. Fantasy also owned distribution rights to the Debut label.

In 1977, Fantasy went on to acquire the catalog of another legendary independent, the Memphis-based Stax Records (and affiliated labels Volt, Enterprise, and Gospel Truth).

Other label purchases followed: in 1984, Contemporary/Good Time Jazz; in 1987, Pablo; and in 1991, Specialty, one of the first post-war independent labels to have specialized in black popular music.

In 1995, Fantasy acquired two new labels– Takoma and Kicking Mule – that add to the company's already considerable holdings of high-quality roots-based music.

Fantasy's ambitious reissue programs have been influential industry-wide, highlighting aspects of its vast catalog from acid jazz to folk and blues to classic jazz in "twofer" CDs, boxed sets, 20-bit remastered CDs, and beginning in fall 2003, SA-CDs.

Fantasy and associated labels also maintain an active recording roster which currently includes Sonny Rollins, Eric Alexander, Jimmy Scott, Jim Snidero, Ithamara Koorax, Dave Ellis, and Jimmy McGriff, among others.

In 2004, Fantasy was sold to a consortium led by Norman Lear and merged with Concord Records to create a new company called Concord Music Group. While some operations are still located in Berkeley, the record label is now headquartered at the Concord Music Group location in Beverly Hills, California.

Shortly after Fantasy was purchased by Concord, John Fogerty, the lead singer & songwriter in Creedence Clearwater Revival, re-signed with the label after leaving it in the mid-seventies after a falling out with former owner Zaentz.

Labelcode: LC 0720
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Contact Info:
Concord Records, Inc.
270 North Canon Drive, #1212
Beverly Hills, CA. 90210
Phone (310) 385-4455
Fax (310) 385-4466

Original primary address:
Fantasy Records
10th And Parker
Berkeley, CA 94710
USA
Sites:
[l1329]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001-4 Various Jazz Ballads(2xCD, Comp) Fantasy 001-4 Asia 2004 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64104 James Bolden Priorities(12") Fantasy 1A 052Z-64104 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64159 Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk - Shame, Shame, Shame(12") Fantasy 1A 052Z-64159 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64917 Rare Essence Body Moves(12") Fantasy 1A 052Z-64917 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
1A 062Z-64441 Creedence Clearwater Revival Untitled(12", Maxi) Fantasy, Fantasy 1A 062Z-64441 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
1A 006-63345 Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary / Hey Tonight(7") Fantasy 1A 006-63345 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1A 006-63447 Sylvester Can't Stop Dancing / In My Fantasy (I Want You, I Need You) (Single) 1A 006-63447 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-63998 James Bolden Priorities(7", Single) Fantasy 1A 006-63998 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64027 Creedence Clearwater Revival Run Through The Jungle / Before You Accuse Me(7", Single) Fantasy 1A 006-64027 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64159 Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk - Shame, Shame, Shame(7") Fantasy 1A 006-64159 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-64440 Creedence Clearwater Revival Born On The Bayou / Bad Moon Rising(7", Single) Fantasy 1A 006-64440 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 054-64 173 Creedence Clearwater Revival The Royal Albert Hall Concert(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 054-64 173 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63408 Sylvester Living Proof(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 062-63408 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-63543 Fat Larry's Band Lookin' For Love(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 062-63543 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-64004 James Bolden Flashback(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 062-64004 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64050 Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk - The Edge (Album) 1A 062-64050 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64096 Sylvester Sell My Soul(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 062-64096 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64107 Fat Larry's Band Stand Up(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 062-64107 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64446 Sylvester Too Hot To Sleep(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 062-64446 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062-91666 Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory(LP, Album, RE) Fantasy, Fantasy 1A 062-91666 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 064-64915 Taxxi States Of Emergency(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 064-64915 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-64916 U.S. Shock* Shock Waves(LP, Album) Fantasy 1A 064-64916 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 128 97482 Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle(2xLP, Comp) Fantasy 1A 128 97482 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
1A 280.97533 Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John Fogerty - Chronicle - 20 Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Fantasy 1A 280.97533 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-63447 Sylvester In My Fantasy (I Want You, I Need You) / Can't Stop Dancing(12") Fantasy, Fantasy 1A K052Z-63447 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1T1-8424 Furry Lewis Shake 'Em On Down(Cass, Comp, RM, Dol) Fantasy 1T1-8424 US 1992 Sell This Version
1T1-8484 Memphis Slim Raining The Blues(Cass, Comp) Fantasy 1T1-8484 1989 Sell This Version
2FCD-34201-2 Lenny Bruce Live At The Curran Theater(2xCD) Fantasy 2FCD-34201-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
2WAMCD-4435-2 Sir Neville Marriner, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* Sir Neville Marriner, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* - Amadeus (Original Soundtrack Recording - Special Edition: The Director's Cut)(2xCD, Album, RM, 24-) Fantasy 2WAMCD-4435-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
2WAMSA-1791-6 Neville Marriner*, Academy Of St. Martin-In-the-Fields* Neville Marriner*, Academy Of St. Martin-In-the-Fields* - Amadeus(2xSACD, Hybrid, Album, RE) Fantasy 2WAMSA-1791-6 US 2004 Sell This Version
3-1 The Dave Brubeck Trio Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Comp) 3-1 US 1953 Sell This Version
3-2 The Dave Brubeck Trio Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Comp) 3-2 US 1953 Sell This Version
3-2 The Dave Brubeck Trio Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals(10", Blu) Fantasy 3-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3-3 The Dave Brubeck Octet Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals (Album) 3-3 US 1951 Sell This Version
3-4 The Dave Brubeck Trio Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals 3-4 US 1952 Sell This Version
3-4 The Dave Brubeck Trio Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals(10", Album, Two) Fantasy 3-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
3-5 Dave Brubeck Quartet* Dave Brubeck Quartet (Comp) 3-5 US 1952 Sell This Version
3-5 The Dave Brubeck Quartet The Dave Brubeck Quartet(10", Album, Gre) Fantasy 3-5 US Unknown Sell This Version
3-6 Gerry Mulligan Quartet Gerry Mulligan Quartet 3-6 US 1953 Sell This Version
3-7 The Dave Brubeck Quartet The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Comp) 3-7 US 1953 Sell This Version
3-8 The Dave Brubeck Trio And Quartet* The Dave Brubeck Trio And Quartet* - Jazz At Storyville (Album) 3-8 US 1953 Sell This Version
3-9 The Cal Tjader Trio* The Cal Tjader Trio 3-9 US 1953 Sell This Version
4C 006-91116 M Creedence Clearwater Revival Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain(7", Single) Liberty 4C 006-91116 M Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
4C006 91331 Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary / Born On The Bayou(7") Fantasy 4C006 91331 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4C 006-93434 Creedence Clearwater Revival Someday Never Comes (Single) 4C 006-93434 Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
4C 006-93634 Tom Fogerty Lady Of Fatima(7", Single) Fantasy, Fantasy 4C 006-93634 Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
4 C006 - 93738 Creedence Clearwater Revival Molina / Fortunate Son / I Put A Spell On You (EP) 4 C006 - 93738 Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
4C 006 94033 Blue Ridge Rangers Featuring John Fogerty Blue Ridge Rangers Featuring John Fogerty - Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Working On A Building(7", Single) Fantasy 4C 006 94033 Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
4C006-94343 The Blue Ridge Rangers* Hearts Of Stone / Somewhere Listening (For My Name) (Single) 4C006-94343 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
4 C006-94784 Blue Ridge Rangers You Don't Owe Me / Back In The Hills(7", Single) Fantasy 4 C006-94784 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
4C006-95097 John Fogerty Comin' Down The Road(7", Single) Fantasy, Fantasy 4C006-95097 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
4C 062-90988 Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy And The Poor Boys(LP, Album) Fantasy 4C 062-90988 Belgium 1969 Sell This Version
4 C 062-91583 Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River(LP, Album) Fantasy 4 C 062-91583 Belgium 1969 Sell This Version
4 C 062-91584 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival(LP, Album) Fantasy 4 C 062-91584 Belgium 1968 Sell This Version
4C 062-91585 Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country(LP, Album) Fantasy 4C 062-91585 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
4C062-91666 Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory(LP, Album) Fantasy 4C062-91666 Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
4 C 062-92153 Creedence Clearwater Revival Pendulum(LP, Album) Fantasy 4 C 062-92153 Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
4C062-93399 Creedence Clearwater Revival Mardi Gras(LP, Album) Fantasy 4C062-93399 Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
4C062-93830 Doug Clifford Doug "Cosmo" Clifford(LP, Album) Fantasy 4C062-93830 Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
4 C 062-93953 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Gold(LP, Comp) Fantasy 4 C 062-93953 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
4C 062 94373 Blue Ridge Rangers Blue Ridge Rangers(LP, Album) Fantasy, Fantasy 4C 062 94373 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
4C 062-94612 Creedence Clearwater Revival More Creedence Gold(LP, Comp) Fantasy 4C 062-94612 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
4 E006 93434 Creedence Clearwater Revival Someday Never Comes(7", Single) Fantasy 4 E006 93434 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
4E 006-97645 John Fogerty You Got The Magic / Evil Thing(7", Single) Fantasy 4E 006-97645 Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
4E 054-96453 Creedence Clearwater Revival Masters Of Rock(LP, Comp) Fantasy 4E 054-96453 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
4E 244-93953 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Gold(Cass, Comp, Dol) Fantasy 4E 244-93953 Scandinavia 1976 Sell This Version
4E 184-50369/70 Creedence Clearwater Revival Milestones: Cosmo's Factory / Willy And The Poor Boys(2xLP, Comp) Fantasy 4E 184-50369/70 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
4FCD 4410 Various Howls, Raps And Roars - Recordings From The San Francisco Poetry Renaissance(4xCD) Fantasy 4FCD 4410 US 1993 Sell This Version
4SCD-4429-2 Various The Stax Story(4xCD, Comp, RM + Box) Stax 4SCD-4429-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
5C 052Z-62306 Creedence Clearwater Revival Suzie Q / I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Long Versions (Maxi) 5C 052Z-62306 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 14021 Frank Morgan Lament(Cass, Album, Dol) Contemporary Records 5C 14021 US 1986 Sell This Version
5C 14056 Terry Gibbs / Buddy DeFranco Terry Gibbs / Buddy DeFranco - Air Mail Special(Cass, Comp) Contemporary Records 5C 14056 US 1990 Sell This Version
5C 006-61678 Sylvester You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-61678 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-62190 Sylvester Dance (Disco Heat)(7") Fantasy 5C 006-62190 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-62623 Raydio You Can't Change That(7", Single) Arista, Fantasy 5C 006-62623 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 006-62906 The Aragorn Ballroom Orcestra Theme From The Lord Of The Rings(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-62906 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 006-62907 Sylvester Stars / Body Strong(7") Fantasy 5C 006-62907 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 006-91 331 Creedence Clearwater Revival Born On The Bayou (Single) 5C 006-91 331 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 006-91743 M Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary / I Put A Spell On You(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-91743 M Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-92 032 Betty Everett I Got To Tell Somebody(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-92 032 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-93 434 Creedence Clearwater Revival Someday Never Comes(7", Single, Yel) Fantasy, Fantasy 5C 006-93 434 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 006-93634 Tom Fogerty Lady Of Fatima (Single) 5C 006-93634 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5c 006-93679 Redwing (2) Soul Theft(7") Fantasy 5c 006-93679 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-93 738 Creedence Clearwater Revival I Put A Spell On You (Maxi) 5C 006-93 738 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 006-93 794 Blue Ridge Rangers Blue Ridge Mountain Blues 5C 006-93 794 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 006-94012 Doug Clifford Latin Music(7") Fantasy 5C 006-94012 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 006-94033 The Blue Ridge Rangers* Featuring John C. Fogerty* The Blue Ridge Rangers* Featuring John C. Fogerty* - Jambalaya (On The Bayou)(7", Single) Fantasy, Fantasy 5C 006-94033 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 006-94156 Redwing (2) Walking The Dog(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-94156 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-94 343 The Blue Ridge Rangers* Featuring John C. Fogerty* The Blue Ridge Rangers* Featuring John C. Fogerty* - Hearts Of Stone / Somewhere Listening(7", Single) Fantasy, Fantasy 5C 006-94 343 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-94 702 Alice Stuart And Snake Believe In Someone / Golden Rocket(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-94 702 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-94703 Creedence Clearwater Revival I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Lodi(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-94703 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-94 762 Tom Fogerty Joyfull Resurrection (Single) 5C 006-94 762 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006 - 94 784 Blue Ridge Rangers You Don't Owe Me(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006 - 94 784 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-95 097 John Fogerty Comin' Down The Road(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-95 097 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 006-96342 Blackbyrds* Do It Fluid / Summer Love(7") Fantasy 5C 006-96342 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
5C 006-96629 The Blackbyrds Walking In Rhythm / The Baby(7") Fantasy 5C 006-96629 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
5C 006-96879 John Fogerty Rockin' All Over The World(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-96879 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
5C 006-97 231 John Fogerty Almost Saturday Night(7", Single) Fantasy 5C 006-97 231 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
5C 006-97561 The Blackbyrds Happy Music (Single) 5C 006-97561 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
5C 006-97 730 Rodger Collins You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It) / I'll Be Here (When The Morning Comes)(7", Single) Fantasy, Fantasy 5C 006-97 730 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version

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John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

August 25, 2014
Fantasy BLPS 19198 = Tom Fogerty - Myopia, D, 1974, 10 track LP
genet

genet

April 20, 2004
That Max & Sol Weiss' Fantasy label should appear as an electro label here is quite ironic (but completely accurate!). In fact the 54-year old label was (and remains) a stellar jazz & funk label, having released records by David Axelrod, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Stitt, Idris Muhammad, Rance Allen, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Lou Donaldson, Bernard Purdie, Rufus Thomas and dozens of others. It's a label beloved to fans of early Juan Atkins & Sylvester, but probably more 'utilized' by hip-hop artists given the number of colossal breaks to be found on albums in the Fantasy catalogue.