GRT

GRT

Profile:
GRT is the acronym of California-based General Recorded Tape, a recording tape manufacturer which expanded into the record business. It first established its own label and then bought out Chess Records from Phil and Leonard Chess during 1969. GRT also owned Janus Records, under which they placed the Chess label administration in the early 1970s.

Motto: "The Great Tapes".

GRT had exclusive license to release cassette, 8-track and open-reel-tape versions of albums for a number of labels during most of the the 1970's, including ABC Records and Buddah Records for example.

GRT Corporation filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on July 18 1979, but apparently did not survive the Chapter 11 restructuring. However, Janus Records continues as an independent holding company.

For The UK label prevalent in the 1980's please use GRT (3).
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Contact Info:
(no longer active);
9000 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 615
Los Angeles, California 90069
----- also at
1266 N. Lawrence Station Road
Sunnyvale
California, USA
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
- The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup(Reel) UNI Records, GRT - US 1968 Sell This Version
2BR 6015 The Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop* - Stormy Weather The Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop* Stormy Weather(2xLP, Comp) Barnaby Records 2BR 6015 US 1975 Sell This Version
2OM 355001002 Moe Koffman - The Four Seasons Moe Koffman The Four Seasons(2xLP, Album, Gat) GRT 2OM 355001002 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
005 Price Mitchell Is It Too Late To Try / I Can't Be Here(7") GRT 005 US 1974 Sell This Version
5-JBZ Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Back In Your Life Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Back In Your Life(Cass, Album) Beserkley, GRT 5-JBZ US 1979 Sell This Version
5-JBZ-0061 The Rubinoos - Back To The Drawing Board The Rubinoos Back To The Drawing Board(Cass, Album) Beserkley, GRT 5-JBZ-0061 US 1979 Sell This Version
8 DM-10 Happy Organ - Happy Organ Favorites Happy Organ Happy Organ Favorites(3x8-Trk, Comp + Box) GRT 8 DM-10 US 1977 Sell This Version
8DM-21 Unknown Artist 101 Beautiful Waltzes And Other Melodies Of Love(3x8-Trk, Comp + Box) GRT 8DM-21 US 1978 Sell This Version
8DM-08-01 Rodgers & Hammerstein - Magic Moments From The Musicals Of Rodgers & Hammerstein Rodgers & Hammerstein Magic Moments From The Musicals Of Rodgers & Hammerstein(8-Trk, Comp, Tap) GRT 8DM-08-01 US Unknown Sell This Version
8DM-08-03 Rodgers & Hammerstein - Magic Moments From The Musicals Of Rodgers & Hammerstein Rodgers & Hammerstein Magic Moments From The Musicals Of Rodgers & Hammerstein(8-Trk, Comp, Tap) GRT 8DM-08-03 US Unknown Sell This Version
8-JBZ-0060 H Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Back In Your Life Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Back In Your Life(8-Trk, Album) Beserkley 8-JBZ-0060 H US 1979 Sell This Version
8-JXS Kayak - Phantom Of The Night Kayak Phantom Of The Night(8-Trk) GRT, Janus Records, Phonogram B.V. 8-JXS USA & Canada 1978 Sell This Version
8STC-7208 Led Zeppelin - Untitled Led Zeppelin Untitled(8-Trk, Album, Club, Whi) Atlantic 8STC-7208 US 1972 Sell This Version
9 D02 HB Lawrence Welk - The Lawrence Welk Story Lawrence Welk The Lawrence Welk Story(6xLP + Box, Comp) GRT 9 D02 HB US 1974 Sell This Version
9D04 The American Festival Orchestra And Chorus - A Salute To Tin Pan Alley The American Festival Orchestra And Chorus A Salute To Tin Pan Alley(4xLP) GRT 9D04 US 1976 Sell This Version
9D05 Various - Golden 60 Organ Favorites Various Golden 60 Organ Favorites(5xLP, Comp + Box) GRT 9D05 US 1976 Sell This Version
9D07 Liberace - The Liberace Silver Anniversary Collection Liberace The Liberace Silver Anniversary Collection(Box, Comp + 5xLP) GRT 9D07 US 1976 Sell This Version
9D01/12 Sir Laurence Olivier* - The Bible Sir Laurence Olivier* The Bible (12xLP, Album + Box) GRT 9D01/12 US 1974 Sell This Version
9D02-08 Lawrence Welk - My Family's Favorites / Songs We Love To Sing-Along Lawrence Welk My Family's Favorites / Songs We Love To Sing-Along(LP, Album) GRT 9D02-08 US 1974 Sell This Version
9DM-8 Rodgers & Hammerstein - Magic Moments From The Musicals Of Rodgers & Hammerstein Rodgers & Hammerstein Magic Moments From The Musicals Of Rodgers & Hammerstein(4xLP, Comp + Box) GRT 9DM-8 US 1978 Sell This Version
9 DM-9 The Mom & Dads* - Golden Oldies By The Mom And Dads The Mom & Dads* Golden Oldies By The Mom And Dads(5xLP, Album, Comp) GRT 9 DM-9 US 1977 Sell This Version
9 DM-09P The Mom And Dads - Meet The Mom And Dads The Mom And Dads Meet The Mom And Dads(LP, Album) GRT, GRT 9 DM-09P US 1977 Sell This Version
9 DM-10 Bob Kames & Bill Bob Kames & Bill "Candy Man" Kehr* Bob Kames & Bill "Candy Man" Kehr* - GRT Presents Happy Organ Favorites(5xLP, Album + Box) GRT 9 DM-10 US 1977 Sell This Version
9 DM-10P Bill Kehr And Bob Kames - Happy Organ On Parade Bill Kehr And Bob Kames Bill Kehr And Bob Kames - Happy Organ On Parade(LP, Album) GRT 9 DM-10P US 1977 Sell This Version
9 DM-14 Various - Just Beautiful Music Various Just Beautiful Music(5xLP, Comp + Box) GRT 9 DM-14 US 1977 Sell This Version
9 DM-14-P2 Unknown Artist - 20 Immortal Walzes Unknown Artist 20 Immortal Walzes(2xLP, Comp + Box) GRT 9 DM-14-P2 US 1977 Sell This Version
9 DM-16 Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Thanks For Coming Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Thanks For Coming (Comp) 9 DM-16 US 1978 Sell This Version
9DM-18 The Mom & Dads - Waltzing With the Mom & Dads The Mom & Dads Waltzing With the Mom & Dads(5xLP, Album) Grt 9DM-18 USA & Canada 1978 Sell This Version
9DM-19 Happy Organ - A Musical Merry-Go-Round Happy Organ A Musical Merry-Go-Round(5xLP + Box) GRT 9DM-19 US 1978 Sell This Version
9DM-20 Various - Strike Up The Band Various Strike Up The Band(5xLP + Box) GRT 9DM-20 US 1978 Sell This Version
9DM-22 Various - Let The Good Times In With Honky Tonk Piano Various Let The Good Times In With Honky Tonk Piano(5xLP) GRT 9DM-22 US 1978 Sell This Version
9DO1-00-01 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sir Laurence Olivier* - The Bible Vol 1 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sir Laurence Olivier* Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sir Laurence Olivier* - The Bible Vol 1(6xLP, Ltd) GRT 9DO1-00-01 US 1974 Sell This Version
9DO1-00-02 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sir Laurence Olivier* - The Bible Vol 2 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sir Laurence Olivier* Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sir Laurence Olivier* - The Bible Vol 2(6xLP, Ltd) GRT 9DO1-00-02 US 1974 Sell This Version
20 Jellow Buzzard - Changing World / Your Body's Together Jellow Buzzard Changing World / Your Body's Together(7", Single, Promo) GRT 20 US 1969 Sell This Version
029 Price Mitchell & Jerri Kelly - Savin' It All For You / Mr. & Mrs. Untrue Price Mitchell & Jerri Kelly Price Mitchell & Jerri Kelly - Savin' It All For You / Mr. & Mrs. Untrue(7", Single) GRT 029 US 1975 Sell This Version
30 Jason Laskay - Jump And Jive Again / High School Resurrection Jason Laskay Jump And Jive Again / High School Resurrection(7", Single, Mono, Promo) GRT 30 US 1970 Sell This Version
51-CD-1059 The Jordan Singers* - Negro Espirituales The Jordan Singers* Negro Espirituales(LP, Album, RE) Cortty-dix, Cortty-dix 51-CD-1059 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
0059 H Tyla Gang - Moonproof Tyla Gang Moonproof(Cass, Album) Beserkley 0059 H US 1978 Sell This Version
128 Bobby Trinity (2) - I Love Everything I Get My Hands On Bobby Trinity (2) I Love Everything I Get My Hands On(7") GRT 128 US 1977 Sell This Version
129 Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini - Italian Organ Music Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini Italian Organ Music(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Music Guild, GRT 129 US 1965 Sell This Version
129 Alabama - I Wanna Be With You Tonight Alabama I Wanna Be With You Tonight(7", Single) GRT 129 US 1977 Sell This Version
130 The Murphy's* - Dancin' The Murphy's* Dancin'(7", Single, Promo) GRT 130 US 1977 Sell This Version
134 Roy Acuff - Roy Acuff Sings Hank Williams Roy Acuff Roy Acuff Sings Hank Williams(8-Trk, Album) GRT 134 US Unknown Sell This Version
147 Bobbie Lynn (2) - Cover Me / Cover Me Bobbie Lynn (2) Cover Me / Cover Me(7", Mono, Promo) GRT 147 US 1978 Sell This Version
244 Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance Vanilla Fudge Renaissance 244 US 1968 Sell This Version
256 Sy Mann & Nick Tagg - 2 Organs & Percussion Sy Mann & Nick Tagg Sy Mann & Nick Tagg - 2 Organs & Percussion(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) Grand Award 256 US Unknown Sell This Version
311 The Knightsbridge Strings - Christmas Mood The Knightsbridge Strings Christmas Mood(Reel, 7" Reel, Album) Purist Records, GRT 311 US Unknown Sell This Version
616 The Candymen - The Candymen The Candymen The Candymen(4-Trk, Album) ABC Records 616 US 1967 Sell This Version
657 The Kingsmen - The Kingsmen In Person Featuring Louie, Louie The Kingsmen The Kingsmen In Person Featuring Louie, Louie(8-Trk, Album, Whi) Wand, GRT 657 US Unknown Sell This Version
0698 BUDDAH Paul Anka - The Essential... Paul Anka Paul Anka The Essential... Paul Anka(2xLP, Comp) Buddah Records, GRT 0698 BUDDAH US 1976 Sell This Version
701 George Wright (2) George Wright Plays The Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ(8-Trk, Album) HiFi Records, GRT 701 US Unknown Sell This Version
757 The Ramsey Lewis Trio - The In Crowd The Ramsey Lewis Trio The In Crowd(Reel, Album) Cadet, GRT 757 US Unknown Sell This Version
774 Ramsey Lewis - Wade In The Water Ramsey Lewis Wade In The Water(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) Cadet 774 US 1966 Sell This Version
78-2A-0179 Terry Baxter And His Orchestra - The Joyous Songs Of Christmas Terry Baxter And His Orchestra The Joyous Songs Of Christmas(8-Trk, Album) Columbia Musical Treasuries 78-2A-0179 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
833 Muddy Waters - Fathers And Sons Muddy Waters Fathers And Sons(8-Trk, Album) Chess, GRT 833 US Unknown Sell This Version
836-3 Gabor Szabo - Bacchanal Gabor Szabo Bacchanal(8-Trk, Album) Skye Records, GRT 836-3 US 1968 Sell This Version
875-1 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Strictly Personal Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Strictly Personal(8-Trk, Album) GRT 875-1 US 1968 Sell This Version
1015 ST Lawrence Welk - Silent Night (And 13 Other Best Loved Christmas Songs) Lawrence Welk Silent Night (And 13 Other Best Loved Christmas Songs)(8-Trk) GRT, GRT 1015 ST US Unknown Sell This Version
1173-3 Incredible Bongo Band* - Ohkey Dokey Incredible Bongo Band* Ohkey Dokey (Single) 1173-3 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
1173-4 The Incredible Bongo Band - Kiburi / When The Bed Breaks Down I'll Meet You In The Spring The Incredible Bongo Band Kiburi / When The Bed Breaks Down, I'll Meet You In The Spring 1173-4 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
01-224 Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge(Reel, 4tr Stereo) ATCO Records, GRT 01-224 US 1967 Sell This Version
01-250 Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) ATCO Records, GRT 01-250 US 1968 Sell This Version
1305 Euphoria Jazz Band - Messin Around Euphoria Jazz Band Messin Around(LP) GRT 1305 US 1975 Sell This Version
1361 John Coltrane - My Favorite Things John Coltrane My Favorite Things(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Atlantic 1361 US 1961 Sell This Version
1377 Charles Mingus - Oh Yeah Charles Mingus Oh Yeah(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Atlantic 1377 US 1962 Sell This Version
2001 Norma Tanega - Walkin' My Cat Named Dog Norma Tanega Walkin' My Cat Named Dog(8-Trk, Album) New Voice Records, GRT 2001 US Unknown Sell This Version
2008H The Troggs - The Trogg Tapes The Troggs The Trogg Tapes(Cass, Album, Blu) Private Stock 2008H US 1976 Sell This Version
2026 H Freddy Weller - Freddy Weller Freddy Weller Freddy Weller(8-Trk) ABC DOT 2026 H US 1975 Sell This Version
2110 The Strangeloves - I Want Candy The Strangeloves I Want Candy(8-Trk, Album) Bang Records 2110 US 1965 Sell This Version
3313-1 Kenny Speer - Christmas Time Is Jesus Time Kenny Speer Christmas Time Is Jesus Time(7") The Walker 3313-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
4063 H Loudon Wainwright III - T Shirt Loudon Wainwright III T Shirt(8-Trk, Album) Arista 4063 H US 1976 Sell This Version
5020 Poco (3) - Legend Poco (3) Legend(Cass, Album) GRT, ABC Records 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 Rufus & Chaka Khan - Street Player Rufus & Chaka Khan Street Player(Cass, Album, Blu) ABC Records, ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 The Floaters - Floaters The Floaters Floaters(Cass, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1977 Sell This Version
5020 Stephen Bishop - Bish Stephen Bishop Bish(Cass, Album, Dol) ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Reaching For The World Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Reaching For The World(Cass, Album) ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1976 Sell This Version
5020 Jimmy Buffett - Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes Jimmy Buffett Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes (Album) 5020 US 1977 Sell This Version
5020 The Masqueraders - Love Anonymous The Masqueraders Love Anonymous(Cass, Album) GRT, ABC Records, HBS, GRT 5020 US Unknown Sell This Version
5020 Bobby Bland - Come Fly With Me Bobby Bland Come Fly With Me(Cass, Album) GRT, ABC Records, Inc., GRT 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - The Two Of Us Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. The Two Of Us(Cass, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records 5020 US 1977 Sell This Version
5020 Denise La Salle* - The Bitch Is Bad ! Denise La Salle* The Bitch Is Bad !(Cass) ABC Records, GRT, ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1977 Sell This Version
5020 Lawrence Hilton Jacobs - Lawrence Hilton Jacobs Lawrence Hilton Jacobs Lawrence Hilton Jacobs(Cass) ABC Records, GRT, ABC Records 5020 US Unknown Sell This Version
5020 Joe Sample - Rainbow Seeker Joe Sample Rainbow Seeker(Cass, Album) ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars - Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars - Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars(Cass, Album) ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1977 Sell This Version
5020 Kevin Ayers - Yes We Have No Mañanas, So Get Your Mañanas Today Kevin Ayers Yes We Have No Mañanas, So Get Your Mañanas Today(Cass) ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1977 Sell This Version
5020 Freddy Fender (2) - Swamp Gold Freddy Fender (2) Swamp Gold(Cass, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 Lee Holdridge - Oliver's Story (Music From The Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Picture) Lee Holdridge Oliver's Story (Music From The Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Picture)(Cass, Album, Dol) GRT, ABC Records, ABC Records 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 John Klemmer - Arabesque John Klemmer Arabesque(Cass, Album) GRT, ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 Danny Green (4) - Night Dog Danny Green (4) Night Dog(Cass, Dol) ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1978 Sell This Version
5020 The Dells Face To Face(Cass, Album, Dol) ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1979 Sell This Version
5020 Various Hallelujah Disco(Cass) ABC Records, GRT 5020 US 1979 Sell This Version
5020 AB 1010 The Dramatics - Shake It Well The Dramatics Shake It Well(Cass, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records, GRT 5020 AB 1010 US 1977 Sell This Version
5022 Stephen Bishop - Careless Stephen Bishop Careless(Cass) ABC Records, ABC Records, GRT 5022 US 1976 Sell This Version
5022 Isaac Hayes - Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak) Isaac Hayes Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak)(Cass, Album) GRT, ABC Records 5022 US Unknown Sell This Version
5022 Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstasy Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(Cass, Album, Blu) ABC Records, ABC Records, GRT 5022 US Unknown Sell This Version
5022 Gabriel (27) - Sweet Release Gabriel (27) Sweet Release(Cass, Album) GRT, ABC Records, GRT 5022 US Unknown Sell This Version
5023 Jimmy Buffett - A White Sport Coat And A Pink Crustacean Jimmy Buffett A White Sport Coat And A Pink Crustacean(Cass, Album, RE) ABC/Dunhill Records 5023 US 1976 Sell This Version
5027 McCoy Tyner - The Early Trios McCoy Tyner The Early Trios(Cass, Comp, Blu) ABC Impulse!, GRT, ABC Impulse! 5027 US 1978 Sell This Version
5027 Albert Ayler The Village Concerts(Cass, Album) GRT, Impulse! 5027 US 1978 Sell This Version
5027 John Coltrane The Mastery Of John Coltrane / Vol. I Feelin' Good(Cass, Album) GRT, ABC Impulse! 5027 US 1978 Sell This Version

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December 14, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
very distinctive blue jcard layout, backing case, and cassette shell on a huge amount (maybe all?) of their cassette pressings, 8trks have a similar distinct layout as well