Springboard

Springboard

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

Initially operating as a subsidiary of Springboard International Records, Inc., in 1974 it acquired parts of the Scepter Records catalog from its founder, Florence Greenberg. 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 and was owned by Capitol Records until 1984 when Gusto Records, Inc. acquired the Springboard brand.

Attention: There are several label variations. For example: boxed logo and unboxed logo, white or black rim, among others. Sometimes the Incorporated company name is mentioned, sometimes not. For this reason, please always provide label images for your submission. A full set of images would be best, to state ONE clear version, as requested in the submission guides. Please try to denote the runout information, too. Also if possible, include a mastering date.

There are several addresses in New Jersey mentioned on the rear covers and labels that may be helpful when added to the release notes. Since Oct. 1976, the company also used its then-newly acquired address 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.
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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 (Contact info now obsolete)

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:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
5-CLT-4116 Studio '79* - Hot City Disco Studio '79* Hot City Disco(Cass, Album, Dol) Clout, Springboard 5-CLT-4116 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
8T-8009 Baby Washington - The One And Only Baby Washington The One And Only(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-8009 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-MLP-1209 Gene Autry, The Harry Simeone Chorale, Liberace, Brook Benton, Bobby Helms - Best Of Christmas 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 The Mistletoe Players - A Golden Hour Of Christmas Stories 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 Jimi Hendrix - High, Live 'N Dirty Jimi Hendrix High, Live 'N Dirty(8-Trk, Album, Unofficial, Bla) Springboard 8T-NUT-1001 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SP-2007 Various - Original Oldies Vol. 7 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 Various - Original Oldies Vol. 17 Various Original Oldies Vol. 17(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP-2017 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SP-4002 Dionne Warwicke* - Sings Her Very Best Dionne Warwicke* Sings Her Very Best(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP-4002 US 1971 Sell This Version
8T-SP-4004 Flip Wilson - Funny & Live At The Village Gate 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 - Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits 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' Studio '78 Disco Dancin'(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SP3-6700-1 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2001 Various - Original Oldies Vol. 1 Various Original Oldies Vol. 1(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2001 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2002 Various - Original Oldies Vol. 2 Various Original Oldies Vol. 2(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2002 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2008 Various - Original Oldies Vol.8 Various Original Oldies Vol.8(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2008 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2021 Various - Original Oldies Vol. 21 Various Original Oldies Vol. 21(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2021 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2022 Various - Original Oldies Vol. 22 Various Original Oldies Vol. 22(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2022 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-2023 Various - Original Oldies Vol 23 Various Original Oldies Vol 23(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-2023 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4003 Dionne Warwicke* - Sings One Hit After Another Dionne Warwicke* Sings One Hit After Another(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4003 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4008 Bing Crosby - Hey Jude / Hey Bing! Bing Crosby Hey Jude / Hey Bing!(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4008 US 1968 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4010 Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4010 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4011 Ike & Tina Turner - Too Hot To Hold Ike & Tina Turner Too Hot To Hold(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4011 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4013 Liberace - Liberace Piano Favorites Liberace Liberace Piano Favorites(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4013 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4014 Liberace Musical Souvenirs(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB-4014 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4020 Bill Black's Combo - Bill Black's Combo Forever Bill Black's Combo Bill Black's Combo Forever(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4020 US 1974 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4021 The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits (1961-1963) The Beach Boys The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits (1961-1963) (Comp) 8T-SPB-4021 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4022 The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over The Guess Who Shakin' All Over(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4022 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4025 The Animals - Best Of The Animals The Animals Best Of The Animals (Comp) 8T-SPB-4025 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4026 Canned Heat - Original Canned Heat Canned Heat Original Canned Heat(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4026 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4027 Vikki Carr - The Ways To Love A Man Vikki Carr The Ways To Love A Man(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4027 US 1974 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4028 Cher - Cher's Greatest Hits Cher Cher's Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4028 US 1974 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4029 Cher - Sings The Hits Cher Sings The Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4029 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4031 Jimi Hendrix - In Concert Jimi Hendrix In Concert(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4031 US 1975 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4032 Dionne Warwicke* - More Greatest Hits Dionne Warwicke* More Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4032 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4034 Billy Preston - The Genius Of Billy Preston 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 - Eric Clapton And The Yardbirds 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 Eric Clapton / Jack Bruce / Ginger Baker - The Early Cream Of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker 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 Jimmy Page - Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson Jimmy Page Special Early Works Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4038 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4039 Jeff Beck And The Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things 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 Stevie Winwood* - Winwood & Friends Stevie Winwood* Winwood & Friends(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4040 US 1972 Sell This Version
8T SPB 4042 Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Rock Guitar Greats 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 - Brian Auger Brian Auger Brian Auger(8-Trk, Comp, RE) Springboard 8T-SPB-4044 US 1975 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4045 Shirley Bassey - This Is My Life Shirley Bassey This Is My Life(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4045 US 1975 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4046 Gregg & Duane Allman* - Gregg & Duane Allman Gregg & Duane Allman* Gregg & Duane Allman (Comp, Album) 8T-SPB-4046 US 1973 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4056 Rory Gallagher - Take It Easy Baby Rory Gallagher Take It Easy Baby (Album) 8T-SPB-4056 US 1976 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4057 Gene Pitney - Gene Pitney Gene Pitney Gene Pitney (Comp) 8T-SPB-4057 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4061 Various - Rock Guitar Greats Volume 2 Various Rock Guitar Greats Volume 2(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4061 US 1976 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4063 Rod Stewart, The Steampacket - Rod Stewart And Steampacket 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 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) + Animals* - The Night Time Is The Right Time 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-4070 Glenn Miller - The Best Of Glenn Miller Glenn Miller The Best Of Glenn Miller(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard, Springboard 8T-SPB-4070 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB 4076 The L. A. Connection - Big Hits, Vol II The L. A. Connection Big Hits, Vol II(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB 4076 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4079 The Film Festival Orchestra - The Spy Who Loved Me & Other Great James Bond Thrillers The Film Festival Orchestra The Spy Who Loved Me & Other Great James Bond Thrillers(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4079 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4088 The Film Festival Orchestra - Great Film Themes Inspired By World War II 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 L. A. Connection - The Bee Gees Songbook The L. A. Connection The Bee Gees Songbook(8-Trk, Bla) Springboard 8T-SPB-4092 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4093 The Film Festival Orchestra - The Movie Hits Volume 2 The Film Festival Orchestra The Movie Hits Volume 2(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB-4093 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4094 The L.A. Connection* - Big Hits Vol. III The L.A. Connection* Big Hits Vol. III(8-Trk) Springboard 8T-SPB-4094 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4095 The New Force - The Eagles Songbook The New Force The Eagles Songbook(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4095 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4100 The Galactic Force Band - Spaced Out Disco The Galactic Force Band Spaced Out Disco(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4100 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4106 The L. A. Connection - The K.C. And The Sunshine Band Songbook 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 Studio '78 - Thank God It's Friday (Music From The Movie) 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-4110 Studio '78 - Movie Disco Dancing Hits Studio '78 Movie Disco Dancing Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPB-4110 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4111 Abbey Road '78 - Music From The Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Abbey Road '78 Music From The Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4111 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4112 The Electric Moog Orchestra - Music From Battlestar Galactica The Electric Moog Orchestra Music From Battlestar Galactica(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4112 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4113 Studio '79* - Music From The Movie The Wiz Studio '79* Music From The Movie The Wiz(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4113 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4114 Studio '79* - Super Disco From The Movie Superman Studio '79* Super Disco From The Movie Superman(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4114 US 1979 Sell This Version
8T-SPB-4115 Studio '79* - Hot City Disco Studio '79* Hot City Disco(8-Trk, Album) Springboard 8T-SPB-4115 US 1979 Sell This Version
8T-SPX-6002 Little Richard - Twin Pac Little Richard Twin Pac(8-Trk, Comp) Springboard 8T-SPX-6002 US Unknown Sell This Version
8T-TLP-5057 Nina Simone - Town Hall Revisited Nina Simone Town Hall Revisited(8-Trk, Album, RE) TRIP, Springboard 8T-TLP-5057 US 1977 Sell This Version
8T-TVP-1023 Jimi Hendrix - Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Hendrix(8-Trk, Comp) TVP Records 8T-TVP-1023 US 1977 Sell This Version
30 CO 1457 The Beach Boys - The Original Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Original Beach Boys(LP, Comp, RE) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 CO 1457 France 1978 Sell This Version
30 CO 1491 The Isley Brothers - The Isley Brothers The Isley Brothers The Isley Brothers(LP, Comp) Musidisc, Musidisc, Musidisc 30 CO 1491 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 CO 1499 Various - Les Racines De La Musique Noire Americaine Various Les Racines De La Musique Noire Americaine(LP, Comp) Musidisc, Musidisc 30 CO 1499 France 1979 Sell This Version
132 S Memphis Slim - Right Now Memphis Slim Right Now(2xLP, Gat) Trip, Springboard 132 S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
133-S Nina Simone - A Portrait Of Nina Nina Simone A Portrait Of Nina(2xLP, Comp, RE) Springboard 133-S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
137-S Various - 50 Años De Cine Americano Various 50 Años De Cine Americano(2xLP, Comp) Springboard 137-S Spain 1978 Sell This Version
4015 The Electric Moog Orchestra - Music From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind The Electric Moog Orchestra Music From Close Encounters Of The Third Kind(Cass) Springboard 4015 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
4018 The Cruisers (4) - Music From The Movie The Cruisers (4) Music From The Movie "Grease"(LP, Album) Springboard 4018 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
4021 The Bay Ridge Band* - Music From Saturday Night Fever As Performed By The Bay Ridge Band 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
8904 Glenn Miller Remember Glenn(8-Trk) Springboard 8904 US 1973 Sell This Version
27 800-2 Various - 20 Super-Oldies Of The Golden Era Of Hits 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 Various - The Best Of Dionne Warwick / The Best Of Gene Pitney 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 Jimi Hendrix - Moods Jimi Hendrix Moods(LP) Metronome 2001, Springboard 201.068 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
201.076 Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Duke Ellington(LP) Springboard 201.076 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
2051 214 Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time Brook Benton It's Just A Matter Of Time(7", RE) Polydor 2051 214 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
2051 215 Gene Pitney - It Hurts To Be In Love Gene Pitney It Hurts To Be In Love(7", Single) Polydor 2051 215 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
2051 218 The Platters - Only You / The Great Pretender The Platters Only You / The Great Pretender(7", Single, RE) Polydor 2051 218 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
88 390 00 Various - The Music Connection (Grade K) Various The Music Connection (Grade K)(7xCD, Mono) Silver Burdett & Ginn, Silver Burdett & Ginn, Silver Burdett & Ginn 88 390 00 US 1995 Sell This Version
ALB 302 Dionne Warwick - The Beautiful Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick The Beautiful Dionne Warwick(2xLP, Comp) Disques Festival ALB 302 France 1978 Sell This Version
Album 130 S Ike & Tina Turner - The Incredible Ike & Tina Turner Ike & Tina Turner The Incredible Ike & Tina Turner(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Trip, Marfer, Springboard Album 130 S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
132 S Memphis Slim - Right Now Memphis Slim Right Now (Album) 132 S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
ALBUM 134 S Ike & Tina Turner - Vibes Ike & Tina Turner Vibes(2xLP, Comp) Springboard ALBUM 134 S Spain 1977 Sell This Version
Album 135 S Bucky Dee James And The Nashville Explosion - Elvis - A Tribute To The King 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 Platters - The Best Of The Platters The Platters The Best Of The Platters(2xLP, Comp) Springboard, Springboard Album 136 S Spain 1978 Sell This Version
BBS-1028 Carl Story Featuring Jim & Jessie* - Comin' Home Carl Story Featuring Jim & Jessie* Carl Story Featuring Jim & Jessie* - Comin' Home(LP, Album, Comp) Buckboard Records BBS-1028 US 1976 Sell This Version
BBS-1029 Cowboy Copas - The Beginning And The End Cowboy Copas The Beginning And The End(LP, Comp) Buckboard Records, Springboard BBS-1029 US 1976 Sell This Version
BEL 0017 The Platters - Only You - My Prayer The Platters Only You - My Prayer(LP, Comp) Bel Air BEL 0017 France 1980 Sell This Version
BT-5028 Ike & Tina Turner - Attention! Ike & Tina Turner Attention!(LP, Comp) Mercury BT-5028 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
CA-SP3-6700-1 Studio '78 - Disco Dancin' Studio '78 Disco Dancin'(2xCass, Album) Springboard, Springboard CA-SP3-6700-1 US 1978 Sell This Version
CA-SP3-6700-2 Studio '78 - Disco Dancin' Studio '78 Disco Dancin'(2xCass, Album) Springboard, Springboard CA-SP3-6700-2 US 1978 Sell This Version