Springboard

Springboard

Profile:
Also known by its slogan, "America's Best Buy In Recorded Music", Springboard was founded in New Jersey during December of 1968 and was most active as a budget label during the 1970s.

It initially operated as a subsidiary of Springboard International Records, Inc. In 1974, it acquired parts of the Scepter Records catalog were aquired from its founder Florence Greenberg and in 1976, it acquired Musicor Records from its owner Art Talmadge. As a result, it routinely issued cut-rate compilations culled from the Scepter and Musicor catalogs as well as "Top of the Pops"-style Top 40 sound-a-like cover-version records, both of which were sold in K-Mart and other popular department stores.

In 1980, its parent company filed for bankruptcy. Thereafter, it was acquired by Capitol Records until 1984 when Gusto Records, Inc. acquired the Springboard brand.

Attention: There use to be several label versions - for example boxed logo and unboxed logo - white or black rim- or other parts text - and so on. Sometimes the Incorporated company name is mentioned, sometimes without the suffix. For this reason, please always provide label images for your submission. Best here would be a full set to of images, to state ONE clear version, as the guides ask for. Please try to denote the runout information, too. It sometimes include a mastering date.

There are several addresses in New Jersey mentioned on the rear cover and the labels, that may be helpful when denoted at the release notes, to find an accurate release date for the version. Since Oct. 1976, the company also used it's new acquired building in Los Angeles.

Where Springboard is the parent label i.e. on some Trip / Musicor / Upfront / Lakeside [and others] releases "A Product Of" is printed on the perimeter or sleeve please use Springboard International or Springboard International Records, Inc. as Record Company if printed as such.

Canadian releases commonly denotes Springboard Records Of Canada.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
1984 to present:
Gusto Records, Inc.
1900 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210-3712
USA

1976 to unknown:
8295 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

ca. 1976:
947 U.S. Highway 1
Rahway, NJ 07065
USA

ca. 1972:
Linden, NJ 07035
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

Second address:
110 Bergen Pike
Little Ferry, NJ 07643
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

First address:
1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
USA (Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
[l221977]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
5-CLT-4116 Hot City Disco  album cover Studio '79* Hot City Disco(Cass, Album, Dol) Clout, Springboard 5-CLT-4116 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
8T-8009 The One And Only  album cover Baby Washington The One And Only(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-8009 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-MLP-1209 Best Of Christmas  album cover Gene Autry, The Harry Simeone Chorale, Liberace, Brook Benton, Bobby Helms Gene Autry, The Harry Simeone Chorale, Liberace, Brook Benton, Bobby Helms - Best Of Christmas(8-Trk, Comp) Mistletoe Records 8T-MLP-1209 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-MLP-1236 A Golden Hour Of Christmas Stories  album cover The Mistletoe Players A Golden Hour Of Christmas Stories(8-Trk, Album) Mistletoe Records, Springboard 8T-MLP-1236 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-MUS-8802 The Film Festival Orchestra Music From Rocky(8-Trk, Album) Musicor Records, Springboard 8T-MUS-8802 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-NUT-1001 High, Live 'N Dirty  album cover Jimi Hendrix High, Live 'N Dirty(8-Trk, Album, Bla) Springboard 8T-NUT-1001 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SP-2007 Original Oldies Vol. 7  album cover Various Original Oldies Vol. 7(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP-2007 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SP-2016 Various Original Oldies Vol. 16(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP-2016 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SP-2017 Original Oldies Vol. 17  album cover Various Original Oldies Vol. 17(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP-2017 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SP-4002 Sings Her Very Best  album cover Dionne Warwicke* Sings Her Very Best(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP-4002 US 1971 Sell This Version
8T-SP-4004 Funny & Live At The Village Gate  album cover Flip Wilson Funny & Live At The Village Gate(8-Trk, Album, Whi) Springboard 8T-SP-4004 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SP-4009 Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits  album cover Frankie Laine Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP-4009 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SP3-6700-1 Studio '78 Disco Dancin'(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP3-6700-1 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2008 Original Oldies Vol.8  album cover Various Original Oldies Vol.8(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2008 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2021 Original Oldies Vol. 21  album cover Various Original Oldies Vol. 21(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2021 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2023 Original Oldies Vol 23  album cover Various Original Oldies Vol 23(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2023 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4003 Sings One Hit After Another  album cover Dionne Warwicke* Sings One Hit After Another(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4003 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4008 Hey Jude / Hey Bing!  album cover Bing Crosby Hey Jude / Hey Bing!(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4008 US 1968 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4011 Too Hot To Hold  album cover Ike & Tina Turner Too Hot To Hold(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4011 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4013 Liberace Piano Favorites  album cover Liberace Liberace Piano Favorites(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4013 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4021 The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits (1961-1963)  album cover The Beach Boys The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits (1961-1963)(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4021 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4027 The Ways To Love A Man  album cover Vikki Carr The Ways To Love A Man(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4027 US 1974 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4029 Sings The Hits  album cover Cher Sings The Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4029 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4031 In Concert  album cover Jimi Hendrix In Concert(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4031 US 1975 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4032 More Greatest Hits  album cover Dionne Warwicke* More Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4032 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4034 The Genius Of Billy Preston  album cover Billy Preston The Genius Of Billy Preston(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4034 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4036 Eric Clapton And The Yardbirds  album cover Eric Clapton And The Yardbirds Eric Clapton And The Yardbirds - Eric Clapton And The Yardbirds(8-Trk, Album, RE) Springboard 8T-SPB-4036 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4037 The Early Cream Of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker  album cover Eric Clapton / Jack Bruce / Ginger Baker Eric Clapton / Jack Bruce / Ginger Baker - The Early Cream Of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4037 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4038 Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson  album cover Jimmy Page Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4038 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4039 Shapes Of Things  album cover Jeff Beck And The Yardbirds Jeff Beck And The Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4039 US 1974 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4040 Winwood & Friends  album cover Stevie Winwood* Winwood & Friends(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4040 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T SPB 4042 Rock Guitar Greats  album cover Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Rock Guitar Greats(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T SPB 4042 US 1975 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4044 Brian Auger  album cover Brian Auger Brian Auger(8-Trk, Comp, RE) Springboard 8T-SPB-4044 US 1975 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4045 This Is My Life  album cover Shirley Bassey This Is My Life(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4045 US 1975 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4046 Gregg & Duane Allman  album cover Gregg & Duane Allman* Gregg & Duane Allman (Comp, Album) 8T-SPB-4046 US 1973 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4056 Take It Easy Baby  album cover Rory Gallagher Take It Easy Baby(8-Trk, Album, RE) Springboard 8T-SPB-4056 US 1976 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4057 Gene Pitney  album cover Gene Pitney Gene Pitney(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4057 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4061 Rock Guitar Greats Volume 2  album cover Various Rock Guitar Greats Volume 2(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4061 US 1976 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4063 Rod Stewart And Steampacket  album cover Rod Stewart, The Steampacket Rod Stewart, The Steampacket - Rod Stewart And Steampacket(8-Trk, Comp, Bla) Springboard 8T-SPB-4063 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4065 The Night Time Is The Right Time  album cover Sonny Boy Williamson (2) + Animals* Sonny Boy Williamson (2) + Animals* - The Night Time Is The Right Time(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4065 US 1976 Sell This Version
8T-SPB 4079 The Spy Who Loved Me & Other Great James Bond Thrillers  album cover The Film Festival Orchestra The Spy Who Loved Me & Other Great James Bond Thrillers(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB 4079 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4088 Great Film Themes Inspired By World War II  album cover The Film Festival Orchestra Great Film Themes Inspired By World War II(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB-4088 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4092 The Bee Gees Songbook  album cover The L. A. Connection The Bee Gees Songbook(8-Trk, Bla) Springboard 8T-SPB-4092 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4093 The Movie Hits Volume 2  album cover The Film Festival Orchestra The Movie Hits Volume 2(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB-4093 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4094 Big Hits Vol. III  album cover The L.A. Connection* Big Hits Vol. III(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB-4094 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4100 Spaced Out Disco  album cover The Galactic Force Band Spaced Out Disco(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB-4100 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4106 The K.C. And The Sunshine Band Songbook  album cover The L. A. Connection The K.C. And The Sunshine Band Songbook(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4106 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T SPB-4109 Thank God It's Friday (Music From The Movie)  album cover Studio '78 Thank God It's Friday (Music From The Movie)(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T SPB-4109 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4112 Music From Battlestar Galactica  album cover The Electric Moog Orchestra Music From Battlestar Galactica(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4112 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4113 Music From The Movie The Wiz  album cover Studio '79* Music From The Movie The Wiz(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4113 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4114 Super Disco From The Movie Superman  album cover Studio '79* Super Disco From The Movie Superman(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4114 US 1979 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4115 Hot City Disco  album cover Studio '79* Hot City Disco(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4115 US 1979 Sell This Version
8T-SPX-6002 Twin Pac  album cover Little Richard Twin Pac(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPX-6002 US Unknown Sell This Version
30 CO 1457 The Original Beach Boys  album cover The Beach Boys The Original Beach Boys(LP, Comp, RE) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 CO 1457 France 1978 Sell This Version
30CO1491 The Isley Brothers  album cover The Isley Brothers The Isley Brothers(LP, Comp) Musidisc, Musidisc 30CO1491 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 CO 1499 Les Racines De La Musique Noire Americaine  album cover Various Les Racines De La Musique Noire Americaine(LP, Comp) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 CO 1499 France 1979 Sell This Version
132 S Right Now  album cover Memphis Slim Right Now(2xLP, Gat) Trip, Springboard 132 S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
133-S A Portrait Of Nina  album cover Nina Simone A Portrait Of Nina(2xLP, Comp, RE) Springboard 133-S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
137-S 50 Años De Cine Americano  album cover Various 50 Años De Cine Americano(2xLP, Comp) Springboard 137-S Spain 1978 Sell This Version
4015 Music From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind  album cover The Electric Moog Orchestra Music From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind(Cass) Springboard 4015 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
4018 Music From The Movie "Grease"  album cover The Cruisers (4) Music From The Movie "Grease"(LP, Album) Springboard 4018 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
4021 Music From Saturday Night Fever As Performed By The Bay Ridge Band  album cover The Bay Ridge Band* Music From Saturday Night Fever As Performed By The Bay Ridge Band(LP, Album) Musicor Records, Springboard 4021 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
27 800-2 20 Super-Oldies Of The Golden Era Of Hits  album cover Various 20 Super-Oldies Of The Golden Era Of Hits(LP, Comp, Club) Intercord, Springboard 27 800-2 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
27 820-0 The Best Of Dionne Warwick / The Best Of Gene Pitney  album cover Various The Best Of Dionne Warwick / The Best Of Gene Pitney(2xLP, Comp, Club) Intercord, Springboard 27 820-0 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
201.068 Moods  album cover Jimi Hendrix Moods(LP) Metronome 2001, Springboard 201.068 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
201.076 Duke Ellington  album cover Duke Ellington Duke Ellington(LP) Springboard 201.076 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
2051 214 It's Just A Matter Of Time  album cover Brook Benton It's Just A Matter Of Time(7", RE) Polydor 2051 214 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
2051 215 It Hurts To Be In Love  album cover Gene Pitney It Hurts To Be In Love(7", Single) Polydor 2051 215 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
Album 130 S The Incredible Ike & Tina Turner  album cover Ike & Tina Turner The Incredible Ike & Tina Turner(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Trip, Marfer, Springboard Album 130 S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
Album 132 S Right Now  album cover Memphis Slim Right Now (Album) Album 132 S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
ALBUM 134 S Vibes  album cover Ike & Tina Turner Vibes(2xLP, Comp) Springboard ALBUM 134 S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
Album 135 S Elvis - A Tribute To The King  album cover Bucky Dee James And The Nashville Explosion Bucky Dee James And The Nashville Explosion - Elvis - A Tribute To The King(2xLP, Album) Springboard, Marfer Album 135 S Spain 1978 Sell This Version
Album 136 S The Best Of The Platters  album cover The Platters The Best Of The Platters(2xLP, Comp) Springboard, Springboard Album 136 S Spain 1978 Sell This Version
BBS-1028 Comin' Home  album cover Carl Story Featuring Jim & Jessie* Carl Story Featuring Jim & Jessie* - Comin' Home(LP, Album, Comp) Buckboard Records BBS-1028 US 1976 Sell This Version
BEL 0017 Only You - My Prayer  album cover The Platters Only You - My Prayer(LP, Comp) Bel Air BEL 0017 France 1977 Sell This Version
BT-5028 Attention!  album cover Ike & Tina Turner Attention!(LP, Comp) Mercury BT-5028 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
CA-SP3-6700-1 Disco Dancin'  album cover Studio '78 Disco Dancin'(2xCass, Album) Springboard, Springboard CA-SP3-6700-1 US 1978 Sell This Version
CA-SPB 4021 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys(Cass, Comp) Springboard CA-SPB 4021 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
CASPB4056 In The Beginning   album cover Rory Gallagher In The Beginning (Cass, Album) Springboard CASPB4056 US 1976 Sell This Version
CA-SPB-4066 Bill Haley And The Comets* Greatest Hits (Live In London)(Cass) Springboard CA-SPB-4066 US 1977 Sell This Version
CA-SPB-4111 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Music From The Movie)  album cover Abbey Road '78 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Music From The Movie)(Cass) Springboard CA-SPB-4111 US 1978 Sell This Version
CD-TOP-16-22 Jimi Hendrix 16 Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Springboard CD-TOP-16-22 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
CICAS 95 Jimi Hendrix The Genius Of Jimi Hendrix (Cass, Comp) Springboard CICAS 95 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
CICAS 96 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix "Soul"(Cass, Comp) Marfer, Springboard CICAS 96 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
CIDA 5061-062 Song Of The Volga Boatmen, Troika, Kalinka  album cover The Red Army Ensemble Song Of The Volga Boatmen, Troika, Kalinka(2xLP, Album) Springboard CIDA 5061-062 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
CIDA-5099-100 Grandes Colecciones  album cover Duke Ellington, Count Basie Duke Ellington, Count Basie - Grandes Colecciones(LP, Album, Comp) Springboard CIDA-5099-100 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
CIDA 5101-102 The Incredible Ike & Tina Turner  album cover Ike & Tina Turner The Incredible Ike & Tina Turner(2xLP, Comp) Trip, Marfer, Springboard CIDA 5101-102 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
CIDA 5105-106 The Genius Of Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix The Genius Of Jimi Hendrix(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Springboard CIDA 5105-106 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
CIDA 5101 - 5102 The Incredible Ike & Tina Turner  album cover Ike & Tina Turner The Incredible Ike & Tina Turner(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Springboard CIDA 5101 - 5102 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
DALP 2/1964 The Blues - Volume 1  album cover Various The Blues - Volume 1(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Springboard, Metronome 2002 DALP 2/1964 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
DALP 2/1965 The Blues - Volume 2  album cover Various The Blues - Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Springboard, Metronome 2002 DALP 2/1965 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
DJM 22072 Soda Pop Vol. 2  album cover Various Soda Pop Vol. 2(LP, Comp) DJM Records (2) DJM 22072 UK 1977 Sell This Version
DJS.640 Twist And Shout  album cover The Isley Brothers Twist And Shout(7", Single, Promo) DJM Records (2) DJS.640 UK 1976 Sell This Version
DT 10059 The Very Best Of Dionne Warwick (Cassette 1)  album cover Dionne Warwick The Very Best Of Dionne Warwick (Cassette 1)(Cass, Comp) Pickwick International, Inc., Ditto DT 10059 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
GW287-8 Remember Tommy  album cover Tommy Dorsey Remember Tommy(2xLP, Comp, Promo) Springboard GW287-8 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
HT 714 Songs of Mother Goose  album cover Bubble Gum Singers And Orchestra Songs of Mother Goose(LP, Album, Mono) The Disc Corporation Of The Philippines, Springboard HT 714 Philippines Unknown Sell This Version
HTA-730 Happy Tunes (2) Jack & The Beanstalk(LP) Springboard HTA-730 US 1978 Sell This Version
INT 128.600 Good Times  album cover Jimi Hendrix Good Times (Comp) INT 128.600 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
INT 128.602 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head  album cover B.J. Thomas Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head(LP, Album, RE) Intercord, Springboard INT 128.602 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
INT. 128.603 I'll Never Fall In Love Again  album cover Dionne Warwick I'll Never Fall In Love Again(LP, Album, RE) Intercord, Springboard INT. 128.603 Germany 1976 Sell This Version

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February 19, 2021
The Springboard Catalogue Sampler 4-cd set....anyone knows anything about its existence?