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K-Tel

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Multinational budget record label.
Label Code: LC 2769 / LC 02769

US pressings made after 1974 have a two digit code system on the center labels, identifying the respective pressing plants:
01 or 001 = Specialty Records Corporation
02 or 002 = Unknown
07 = United Superior Records
09 = MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
11 = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
12 = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
15 = MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
16 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
17 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
18 = Sonic Recording Products, Inc. (pre-1975) / Goldisc Recording Products, Inc. (post-1975)
19 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
29 = Keel Mfg. Corp. (until mid 1981), / Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd. (after mid 1981)
44 = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis (their pressings used RCA Custom matrix numbers, i.e. F4RS- for 1976 or J4RS- for 1979)
47 = GRT Record Pressing
55 = Unknown
56 = Unknown
61 = Unknown (probably Peter Pan Industries)
63 = Unknown
66 = Unknown (probably H.V. Waddell Co., but needs to be confirmed)
69 = Unknown
70 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
71 = Unknown
74 = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
75 = Allied Record Company
80 = Trutone Mastering Labs
91 = Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.
95 = Wakefield Manufacturing

Between 1972 and 1974, US pressings were identified by (mostly) single letter codes. Known identifications are as follows:
A = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
G = MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
J = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
K = Keel Mfg. Corp.
P = MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
S = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton
CRP (alt. RP) = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
VS = Sonic Recording Products, Inc.

Parent Label:K-Tel International (Canada)
Sublabels:20 Original Hits 20 Original Stars, AJK Music, American Legend (2), Back To Back (7), Best Of 2 Super Acts On 1 Great Compact Disc, Common Wealth Records, Country Music Classics, Crush Music, Dominion Entertainment, Dominion Entertainment, Inc., ...
Contact Info:

1970s UK address:
K-Tel
35-37 Sunbeam Road
Park Royal
London NW10
United Kingdom

1977 UK Address:
K-tel House,
620 Western Avenue,
London W3
United Kingdom

Links:ktel.com , archive.org

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