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.

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


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
5C 006-90371 M 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 006-90657 M Tony Joe White Roosevelt And Ira Lee (7", Single) Monument 5C 006-90657 M Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
5C 006-90946 M Joe Simon Moon Walk(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-90946 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91234 M Tony Joe White Groupy Girl(7") Monument 5C 006-91234 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91730 Wayne Carson No Love At All(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-91730 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91943 M Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie(7") Monument 5C 006-91943 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-91948 M 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 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 Tony Joe White Scratch My Back(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-92186 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-92 849 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 006-94 945 Kris Kristofferson Why Me / Help Me(7", Single) Monument 5C 006-94 945 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 052-92542 Roy Orbison The Roy Orbison Story. Volume 1(LP, Comp) Columbia, Monument 5C 052-92542 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C052.92 741 Roy Orbison The Roy Orbison Story. Volume 2(LP, Comp) Monument 5C052.92 741 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C052.92.742 Roy Orbison The Roy Orbison Story. Volume 3(LP, Comp) 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 Tony Joe White The Tony Joe White Story (Comp) 5C 052-93035 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C054-91411 Roy Orbison The Best Of Roy Orbison(LP, Comp) Monument, Monument 5C054-91411 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
5C 054-91750 Joe Simon The Best Of Joe Simon(LP, Comp) Monument 5C 054-91750 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 054-92274 Tony Joe White The Best Of Tony Joe White(LP, Comp) Monument 5C 054-92274 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5C 056-93352 Kris Kristofferson Border Lord(LP, Album) Monument 5C 056-93352 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 056-93836 Kris Kristofferson Jesus Was A Capricorn(LP, Album, Gat) Monument 5C 056-93836 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 062-91757 Tony Joe White Tony Joe(LP, Album) Monument 5C 062-91757 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5c062-93647 Ronnie Hawkins Rock And Roll Resurrection(LP, Album, Gat) Monument 5c062-93647 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
16Z 33379 Kris Kristofferson Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame(Cass, Album, DOL) Monument 16Z 33379 USA & Canada 1975 Sell This Version
23AP 2241 The Velvets All The Velvets' Recordings(LP, Comp) Monument 23AP 2241 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
23AP 2242 Roy Orbison Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Monument 23AP 2242 Japan 1962 Sell This Version
31K 78746 Dixie Chicks I Can Love You Better(CD, Single) Monument 31K 78746 US 1997 Sell This Version
31K 78881 Gil Grand Famous First Words(CD, Single) Monument 31K 78881 US 1998 Sell This Version
31K 78899 Dixie Chicks There's Your Trouble(CD, Single) Monument 31K 78899 US 1998 Sell This Version
31K79440 Billy Ray Cyrus You Won't Be Lonely Now(CD, Single) Monument 31K79440 US 2000 Sell This Version
31K 79495 Cledus T. Judd My Cellmate Thinks I'm Sexy(HDCD, Single) Monument 31K 79495 US 2000 Sell This Version
31K 79625 Jeffrey Steele (2) Somethin' In The Water(CD, Promo) Monument 31K 79625 US 2001 Sell This Version
38K 79857 Dixie Chicks Landslide(CD, Single) Open Wide, Monument, Columbia 38K 79857 US 2003 Sell This Version
45-HL 9409 Bob Moore & His Orchestra* Mexico / Hot Spot(7", Single) London Records 45-HL 9409 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45-MN-400 Billy Grammer Gotta Travel On / Chasing A Dream(7", Single) Monument 45-MN-400 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-MN. 401 Billy Graves The Shag / Uncertain(7", Single) Monument 45-MN. 401 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-MN. 403 Billy Grammer Bonaparte's Retreat / The Kissing Tree(7", Single) Monument 45-MN. 403 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-MN. 421 Roy Orbison Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)(7", Single) Monument 45-MN. 421 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
45-MN. 425 Roy Orbison Blue Angel(7") Monument 45-MN. 425 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-MNT 11 Jamo Thomas Jive Mother-In-Law / Bahama Mama. Part 1(7", Single) Monument 45-MNT 11 Turkey 1968 Sell This Version
45-mnt 23 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
875 Joe Medwick Have Fun Baby / Never Let Me Go(7", Promo) Monument 875 US Unknown Sell This Version
901 The Fabulettes Mister Policeman / The Bigger They Are(7", Promo) Monument 901 US Unknown Sell This Version
987 Jeannie Seely A Wanderin' Man / Darling Are You Ever Coming Home 987 US 1966 Sell This Version
1030 Ella Washington He Called Me Baby / You're Gonna Cry, Cry, Cry(7", Promo) Monument 1030 UK 1969 Sell This Version
1078 The Contrasts That Girl Became A Woman(7") Monument 1078 US 1968 Sell This Version
1918 The Velvets Tonight (Could Be The Night)(7", RE) Monument 1918 US 1961 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 Roy Orbison Pretty Paper / Summersong(7") London Records 5.515 Unknown Sell This Version
10.169 M Roy Orbison Goodnight / Only With You / Summer Song / Raindrops(7", EP) London Records 10.169 M France 1965 Sell This Version
13.202 Little Pattie April Fool(7", Single) Monument 13.202 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
21001 Charlie McCoy, Laney Smallwood Charlie McCoy, Laney Smallwood - Until The Nights 21001 US 1981 Sell This Version
31909-8 Kris Kristofferson Jesus Was A Capricorn(8-Trk, Album) Monument 31909-8 US 1972 Sell This Version
34687 Kris Kristofferson Songs Of Kristofferson(LP, Album, Comp, RP) Columbia, Monument 34687 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-104 Tony & Terri* Mr. Flower Vendor Man(7", Promo) Monument 45-104 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-201 Larry Gatlin What Will I Do Now / Statues Without Hearts(7") Monument 45-201 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-201 Larry Gatlin Statues Without Hearts(7", Promo) Monument 45-201 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-204 Barefoot Jerry The Battle Of New Orleans(7", Promo, Mono) Monument 45-204 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-205 Tommy Roe Early In The Morning(7", Promo) Monument 45-205 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-208 The Unexpected (5) (Hey Girl) Work Your Show / Fallin' Apart (Single) 45-208 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-209 Boots Randolph Memphis(7") Monument 45-209 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-210 Charlie McCoy Summit Ridge Drive 45-210 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-211 GF And Friends Body Language / Body Motion (Single) 45-211 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-212 Larry Gatlin (With Family & Friends) Anything But Leavin'(7") Monument 45-212 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-215 Roy Orbison Drifting Away(7", Single, Promo) Monument 45-215 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-218 Clay Smith (6) Decoupage(7", Single, Promo) Monument 45-218 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-219 Connie Smith Coming Around(7", Single, Promo) Monument 45-219 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-220 Barefoot Jerry Barefootin'(7", Promo) Monument 45-220 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-221 Larry Gatlin Mercy River(7", Single) Monument 45-221 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-222 Tommy Cash The Cowboy And The Lady / Lady I Love You(7") Monument 45-222 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-224 Charlie McCoy Amazing Grace(7", Mono, Promo) Monument 45-224 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-225 Ann Sexton I Want To Be Loved 45-225 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-226 Larry Gatlin Love Is Just A Game / Everytime A Plane Flies Over Our House (Single) 45-226 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-227 Boots Randolph Blueberry Hill(7", Single) Monument 45-227 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-228 Tommy Roe Your Love Will See Me Through(7", Promo) Monument 45-228 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-231 Connie Smith Scrapbook(7", Single) Monument 45-231 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-232 Don Cherry (2) She´s Gone For Good / Come Sundown(7") Monument 45-232 1977 Sell This Version
45-234 Larry Gatlin Kiss It All Goodbye / I Just Wish you Were Someone I love (Single) 45-234 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-235 Dennis Linde The Good Ship Rock And Roll(7", Mono, Promo) Monument 45-235 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-237 Laney Smallwood Undercover Man(7", Promo) Monument 45-237 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-240 Pam MIller You Don't Bring Me Flowers (7", Promo, Mono) Monument 45-240 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-240 Pam Miller (4) You Don't Bring Me Flowers(7", Promo) Monument 45-240 US 1977 Sell This Version
45-241 Connie Smith Lovin' You Baby 45-241 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-246 Dennis Linde Under The Eye(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Monument 45-246 US 1976 Sell This Version
45-248 Tommy Jennings That's The Way It Is (7") Monument 45-248 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-249 Larry Gatlin Night Time Magic (Single) 45-249 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-251 Bob Morrison You Decorated My Life / That's What You Do To Me(7", Single) Monument 45-251 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-254 Gary Apple I Can Live Without Your Love(7", Promo) Monument 45-254 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-254 Gary Apple I Can Live Without Your Love(7", Single) Monument 45-254 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-257 John Ragsdale You're My Jamaica(7", Promo) Monument 45-257 1978 Sell This Version
45-258 Charlie McCoy Fair And Tender Ladies (Single) 45-258 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-259 Larry Gatlin And The Gatlin Brothers Band* Cold Day In Hell / Do It Again Tonight(7", Single) Monument 45-259 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-260 Eddy Raven You're A Dancer (Single) 45-260 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-261 Gary Apple Shoot 'Em Up Cowboy(7", Promo) Monument 45-261 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-263 Boots Randolph Movin' On Up (Theme Song From "The Jeffersons")(7", Single, Promo) Monument 45-263 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-266 Connie Smith Smooth Sailin'(7", Mono, Promo) Monument 45-266 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-267 Ray Price Feet(7") Monument 45-267 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-270 Larry Gatlin I've Done Enough Dyin' Today (Single) 45-270 US 1978 Sell This Version
45-274 Tommy Cash Six Feet Tall And Handsome(7", Promo) Monument 45-274 US 1979 Sell This Version
45-275 Billy Swan Don't Be Cruel(7", Single) Monument 45-275 US 1974 Sell This Version

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lexdexter

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.