Monument

Monument

Profile:
American record label formed in 1958 by Fred Foster and Buddy Deane (Deane left the company shortly after it was created). Soon after, Foster soon partnered with Bob Moore.

Monument Records was named after the Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C., which is where the company was originally based. Foster then set up a second office for the record company in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.

In the beginning, Monument was the first of London Records distributed labels. During this time, Monument signed Roy Orbison, and Orbison brought success to the label with his hit "Only the Lonely." By 1961, Monument had moved away from London, and to an independent-distributor network.

In 1963, Foster formed a subsidiary label called Sound Stage 7, which was mostly used for the release of Soul/R&B singles. Artists on this label included Joe Simon, The Dixie Bells, Arthur Alexander, and Ivory Joe Hunter.
Another subsidiary, the Rising Sons label, was active from 1967-68. The output of this label was almost entirely made up of singles by artists such as Robert Knight, Bobby Russell, Billy Swan, Ral Donner, Troy Seals, and Charlie McCoy.

In 1971, Foster entered into a distribution arrangement with CBS, and the catalog numbering system for the albums changed to the CBS numbering system. The albums issued on Monument from 1971-76 are not numbered consecutively, and the label design also changed to a brown label.

By 1976, Foster opted to switch distribution, and signed a deal with PolyGram. The items in the catalog were renumbered from the CBS system and reissued using consecutive numbers in one of several new Monument-only series. The new label was black, with "MONUMENT" in three dimensional letters of carved stone.

Monument continued into the early 1980s, but was forced to sell Monument and its publishing counterpart, Combine Music Group, in 1990. CBS Records acquired the Monument catalog, and its successor company Sony Music reactivated the label in 1997 as a country label. During this time, the artists Little Big Town and the Dixie Chicks were signed. Monument Records catalog is managed by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings unit.

The label was revived in 2017 as a joint venture between Sony Music and Sandbox Entertainment

Labelcode: LC 0428
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Contact Info:
21 Music Square East
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
U.S.A.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1R1 6189 Raw Sugar / Sweet Sauce / Banana Pudd'n'  album cover Al Hirt Raw Sugar / Sweet Sauce / Banana Pudd'n'(Reel, 4tr Mono, 7" Reel, Album) Monument 1R1 6189 US 1974 Sell This Version
5C 006-90371 M Baby, Don't Be Looking In My Mind / Don't Let Me Lose The Feeling  album cover Joe Simon Baby, Don't Be Looking In My Mind / Don't Let Me Lose The Feeling(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-90371 M Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
5C 006-90418 M Willie And Laura Mae Jones  album cover Tony Joe White Willie And Laura Mae Jones(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-90418 M Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006. 90562 M San Francisco Is A Lonely Town   album cover Joe Simon San Francisco Is A Lonely Town (7", Single) Monument 5C 006. 90562 M Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-90657 M Roosevelt And Ira Lee  album cover Tony Joe White Roosevelt And Ira Lee(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-90657 M Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
5C 006-90946 M Moon Walk  album cover Joe Simon Moon Walk(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-90946 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91234 M Groupy Girl  album cover Tony Joe White Groupy Girl(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-91234 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91327 M Farther On Down The Road  album cover Joe Simon Farther On Down The Road(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-91327 M Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-91641 M Save Your Sugar For Me  album cover Tony Joe White Save Your Sugar For Me(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-91641 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91730 No Love At All  album cover Wayne Carson No Love At All(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-91730 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91943 M Polk Salad Annie  album cover Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie(7") Monument 5C 006-91943 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91948 M That's The Way I Want Our Love  album cover Joe Simon That's The Way I Want Our Love(7") Monument 5C 006-91948 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-92 127 Strange Loves Of Gwyneth / All Fall Down  album cover St. David's Road Strange Loves Of Gwyneth / All Fall Down(7", Single) Monument, EMI-Bovema Holland 5C 006-92 127 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-92186 Scratch My Back  album cover Tony Joe White Scratch My Back(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-92186 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-92 849 Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)  album cover Kris Kristofferson Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-92 849 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5C 006-93 110 The Pilgrim: Chapter 33  album cover Kris Kristofferson The Pilgrim: Chapter 33(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-93 110 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-94 842 Elements And Things / Polk Salad Annie / Groupy Girl  album cover Tony Joe White Elements And Things / Polk Salad Annie / Groupy Girl(7", EP) Monument 5C 006-94 842 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-94 945 Why Me / Help Me  album cover Kris Kristofferson Why Me / Help Me(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-94 945 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 052-92542 The Roy Orbison Story. Volume 1  album cover Roy Orbison The Roy Orbison Story. Volume 1(LP, Comp) Columbia, Monument 5C 052-92542 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 052-92741 The Roy Orbison Story Vol.2  album cover Roy Orbison The Roy Orbison Story Vol.2(LP, Comp) Monument, Monument 5C 052-92741 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C052.92.742 The Roy Orbison Story Vol.3  album cover Roy Orbison The Roy Orbison Story Vol.3(LP, Comp) Monument, Monument 5C052.92.742 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C052.92 743 Roy Orbison The Roy Orbison Story. Volume.4(LP, Comp) Monument 5C052.92 743 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 052-93035 The Tony Joe White Story  album cover Tony Joe White The Tony Joe White Story (Comp) 5C 052-93035 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C054-91411 The Best Of Roy Orbison  album cover Roy Orbison The Best Of Roy Orbison(LP, Comp) Monument, Monument 5C054-91411 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 054-91750 The Best Of Joe Simon  album cover Joe Simon The Best Of Joe Simon(LP, Comp) Monument 5C 054-91750 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 054-92274 The Best Of Tony Joe White  album cover Tony Joe White The Best Of Tony Joe White(LP, Comp) Monument 5C 054-92274 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5C 056-93352 Border Lord  album cover Kris Kristofferson Border Lord(LP, Album) Monument 5C 056-93352 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 056-93836 Jesus Was A Capricorn  album cover Kris Kristofferson Jesus Was A Capricorn(LP, Album, Gat) Monument 5C 056-93836 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 056-94807 Me And Bobby McGee  album cover Kris Kristofferson Me And Bobby McGee(LP, Album, RE) Monument, Monument 5C 056-94807 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062-91757 Tony Joe  album cover Tony Joe White Tony Joe(LP, Album) Monument 5C 062-91757 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5c062-93647 Rock And Roll Resurrection  album cover Ronnie Hawkins Rock And Roll Resurrection(LP, Album, Gat) Monument 5c062-93647 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
07SP 585 Lana / Tonight (Could Be The Night)  album cover The Velvets Lana / Tonight (Could Be The Night)(7", Single, Mono) Monument 07SP 585 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
16Z 33379 Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame  album cover Kris Kristofferson Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame(Cass, Album, DOL) Monument 16Z 33379 USA & Canada 1975 Sell This Version
23 AP 2241 Let The Good Times Roll   album cover The Velvets Let The Good Times Roll (2xLP, Comp, Gat) Monument 23 AP 2241 US Unknown Sell This Version
23AP 2241 All The Velvets' Recordings  album cover The Velvets All The Velvets' Recordings(LP, Comp) Monument 23AP 2241 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
23AP 2242 Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits  album cover Roy Orbison Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Monument 23AP 2242 Japan 1962 Sell This Version
25AP 1062 Easter Island  album cover Kris Kristofferson Easter Island(LP, Album) Monument 25AP 1062 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
31K 78746 I Can Love You Better  album cover Dixie Chicks I Can Love You Better(CD, Single) Monument 31K 78746 US 1997 Sell This Version
31K 78881 Famous First Words  album cover Gil Grand Famous First Words(CD, Single) Monument 31K 78881 US 1998 Sell This Version
31K 78899 There's Your Trouble  album cover Dixie Chicks There's Your Trouble(CD, Single) Monument 31K 78899 US 1998 Sell This Version
31K 79248 All Things Considered  album cover Yankee Grey All Things Considered(CD, Single) Monument 31K 79248 US 1999 Sell This Version
31K 79352 Goodbye Earl  album cover Dixie Chicks Goodbye Earl(CD, Single) Monument 31K 79352 US 2000 Sell This Version
31K79440 You Won't Be Lonely Now  album cover Billy Ray Cyrus You Won't Be Lonely Now(CD, Single) Monument 31K79440 US 2000 Sell This Version
31K 79495 My Cellmate Thinks I'm Sexy  album cover Cledus T. Judd My Cellmate Thinks I'm Sexy(HDCD, Single) Monument 31K 79495 US 2000 Sell This Version
31K 79625 Somethin' In The Water  album cover Jeffrey Steele (2) Somethin' In The Water(CD, Single) Monument 31K 79625 US 2001 Sell This Version
31T 78899 Dixie Chicks There's Your Trouble(Cass, Single) Monument, Monument 31T 78899 US 1998 Sell This Version
31T 79352 Goodbye Earl  album cover Dixie Chicks Goodbye Earl(Cass, Single) Monument 31T 79352 US 2000 Sell This Version
38K 79857 Landslide  album cover Dixie Chicks Landslide(CD, Single) Open Wide, Monument, Columbia 38K 79857 US 2003 Sell This Version
45-AF.125 Far Away/The Three Bells  album cover Dick Flood Far Away/The Three Bells(7", Single) Felstead Music Corp. 45-AF.125 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45 HL 1499 Blue Bayou  album cover Roy Orbison Blue Bayou(7") London Records 45 HL 1499 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
45-HL-1671 Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) / Here Comes That Song Again  album cover Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) / Here Comes That Song Again(7", Single) London Records 45-HL-1671 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
45-HL 9409 Mexico / Hot Spot  album cover Bob Moore & His Orchestra* Mexico / Hot Spot(7", Single) London Records 45-HL 9409 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45-HL 9511 Dream Baby  album cover Roy Orbison Dream Baby(7", Single) London Records 45-HL 9511 Sweden 1962 Sell This Version
45-HLU 8752 Gotta Travel On  / Chasing A Dream  album cover Billy Grammer Gotta Travel On / Chasing A Dream(7") London Records 45-HLU 8752 UK & Ireland 1958 Sell This Version
45-HLU 9149 Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)  album cover Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) (Single) 45-HLU 9149 Ireland 1960 Sell This Version
45-HLU 9342 Runnin' Scared  album cover Roy Orbison Runnin' Scared 45-HLU 9342 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-HLU 9405 Candy Man  album cover Roy Orbison Candy Man(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLU 9405 UK 1961 Sell This Version
45-HLU 9511 Dream Baby / The Actress  album cover Roy Orbison Dream Baby / The Actress(7") London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLU 9511 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-HL-U. 9561 Roy Orbison The Crowd / Mama(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HL-U. 9561 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-HL-U.9607 Workin' For The Man  album cover Roy Orbison Workin' For The Man(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HL-U.9607 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-MN-400 Gotta Travel On / Chasing A Dream  album cover Billy Grammer Gotta Travel On / Chasing A Dream(7", Single) Monument 45-MN-400 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-MN. 401 The Shag / Uncertain  album cover Billy Graves The Shag / Uncertain(7", Single) Monument 45-MN. 401 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-MN.402 Boom-A-Dip-Dip / My Heart Beats  album cover Stan Robinson (3) Boom-A-Dip-Dip / My Heart Beats(7", Single) Monument 45-MN.402 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-MN. 403 Bonaparte's Retreat / The Kissing Tree  album cover Billy Grammer Bonaparte's Retreat / The Kissing Tree(7", Single) Monument 45-MN. 403 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-MN.412 Up Town  album cover Roy Orbison Up Town(7", Single) Monument 45-MN.412 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-MN. 421 Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)  album cover Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)(7", Single) Monument 45-MN. 421 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
45-MN. 423 Midnight / The Willow Weeps  album cover Kathy Linden With Bob Moore's Orch. & Chours* Kathy Linden With Bob Moore's Orch. & Chours* - Midnight / The Willow Weeps(7", Single) Monument 45-MN. 423 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
45-MN. 425 Blue Angel / Today's Teardrops  album cover Roy Orbison Blue Angel / Today's Teardrops(7") Monument 45-MN. 425 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 3 (You Keep Me) Hangin' On / Long Hot Summer  album cover Joe Simon (You Keep Me) Hangin' On / Long Hot Summer(7") Monument 45-MNT 3 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 6 Sunny  album cover Sam Baker Sunny(7", Single) Monument 45-MNT 6 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 9 Funky Shing-A-Ling  album cover Milton Howard Funky Shing-A-Ling(7") Monument 45-MNT 9 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 11 Jive Mother-In-Law / Bahama Mama. Part 1  album cover Jamo Thomas Jive Mother-In-Law / Bahama Mama. Part 1 (Single) 45-MNT 11 Turkey 1968 Sell This Version
45-MNT 12 You're Gonna Need Me / Please Give Me Another Chance  album cover Ted Ford You're Gonna Need Me / Please Give Me Another Chance(7", Single) Monument 45-MNT 12 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 13 I Catch Myself Crying  album cover Leon Byrd I Catch Myself Crying(7") Monument 45-MNT 13 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 14 Starving For Love / I Done Made It Up In My Mind  album cover Ella Washington Starving For Love / I Done Made It Up In My Mind(7") Monument 45-MNT 14 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 15 The Nashville Guitars Spanish Flea / Bandido(7", Single) monument 45-MNT 15 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 16 Don't Destroy Me / Jim Dandy  album cover Margie Hendrix Don't Destroy Me / Jim Dandy(7", Single) Monument 45-MNT 16 Turkey 1968 Sell This Version
45-MNT 17 The Chokin' Kind  album cover Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind(7", Single) Monument 45-MNT 17 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 19 Polk Salad Annie / Aspen Colorado  album cover Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie / Aspen Colorado(7", Single) Monument 45-MNT 19 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
45-mnt 23 Funky To Me / The Bad One  album cover Kent Meade And The Remington Sunshine Kent Meade And The Remington Sunshine - Funky To Me / The Bad One(7") Monument 45-mnt 23 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
899 You Were Mine / Once A Day  album cover Bobby Russell You Were Mine / Once A Day(7", Single, Promo) Monument 899 US Unknown Sell This Version
901 The Fabulettes Mister Policeman / The Bigger They Are(7", Promo) Monument 901 US Unknown Sell This Version
987 A Wanderin' Man / Darling Are You Ever Coming Home  album cover Jeannie Seely A Wanderin' Man / Darling Are You Ever Coming Home 987 US 1966 Sell This Version
1030 He Called Me Baby / You're Gonna Cry, Cry, Cry  album cover Ella Washington He Called Me Baby / You're Gonna Cry, Cry, Cry(7", Promo) Monument 1030 UK 1969 Sell This Version
1918 Tonight (Could Be The Night)  album cover The Velvets Tonight (Could Be The Night)(7", RE) Monument 1918 US 1961 Sell This Version
03443 Why Me / Help Me  album cover Kris Kristofferson Why Me / Help Me(7", RE) Monument 03443 USA & Canada 1982 Sell This Version
4501 The Truetones* With Jimmy Griffin & His Orch.* The Truetones* With Jimmy Griffin & His Orch.* - Honey, Honey / Whirlwind(7") Monument 4501 US 1958 Sell This Version
5.515 Pretty Paper /  Summersong  album cover Roy Orbison Pretty Paper / Summersong(7", Single) London Records 5.515 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
5.564 Lana / Our Summer Song  album cover Roy Orbison Lana / Our Summer Song (Single) 5.564 Belgium 1966 Sell This Version
10.169 M Goodnight  / Only With You / Summer Song / Raindrops  album cover Roy Orbison Goodnight / Only With You / Summer Song / Raindrops(7", EP) London Records 10.169 M France 1965 Sell This Version
10.215 Gitarzan / Dar La Cara (Face The Music)  album cover Ray Stevens Gitarzan / Dar La Cara (Face The Music)(7", Single) Monument 10.215 Chile 1969 Sell This Version
13.202 Little Pattie April Fool(7", Single) Monument 13.202 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
13392 Charlie McCoy Hangin' On / Today I Started Loving You Again(7", Single) Monument 13392 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
18000 Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits  album cover Roy Orbison Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Monument 18000 US Unknown Sell This Version
18123 Justine  album cover Jerry Goldsmith Justine(LP, Album) Prodisa S.R.L., Monument 18123 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
21001 Charlie McCoy, Laney Smallwood Charlie McCoy, Laney Smallwood - Until The Nights 21001 US 1981 Sell This Version
31909-8 Jesus Was A Capricorn  album cover Kris Kristofferson Jesus Was A Capricorn(8-Trk, Album, Club) Monument 31909-8 US 1972 Sell This Version
34687 Songs Of Kristofferson  album cover Kris Kristofferson Songs Of Kristofferson (Album, Comp) 34687 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-201 What Will I Do Now / Statues Without Hearts  album cover Larry Gatlin What Will I Do Now / Statues Without Hearts 45-201 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-204 The Battle Of New Orleans  album cover Barefoot Jerry The Battle Of New Orleans (Single) 45-204 US 1976 Sell This Version

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lexdexter

May 7, 2012
There is a Henson Cargill full-length also entitled "Skip a Rope." I have a promo copy that is MLP 8094, underwritten by GIP-467. The spine is illegible, unfortunately, but anyway this thing exists.