Monarch Record Mfg. Co.

Monarch Record Mfg. Co.

Profile:
Monarch Record Manufacturing Company - Plating and Pressing plant in Los Angeles, CA. Note: Post Jan '85 re-branded as Electrosound Los Angeles)
Discs pressed by Monarch have "MR" within a circle stamped in the matrix runout 'dead wax' or the "MR" may be found etched. (Please refer to profile images for examples of each)
Many early 50's/60's pressed at Monarch lack the "MR" within a circle stamp, and only contain a standard Processing (Plating/Metalwork) 'delta' number △00000 which is common to many processing (plating/metalwork) plants and pressing facilities. Many early Monarch pressings that lack the "MR in a circle" dead wax stamp can still be identified based in the known association with the releasing Label AND the standard 'delta' number, but the existence of a △00000 type etching does not automatically mean Monarch by itself.

The Monarch pressing plant identity is also evidenced on Atlantic & ATCO recordings by an "MO" suffix to the matrices.
See ATCO Records for details of this (and other ATCO plant IDs).
Pressings on PolyGram labels from 1979-80 were identified on the label by a '24', and A&M releases pressed by Monarch had a 'C' displayed on the label.

Known to have pressed for;
-Dot Records, Chess, Duke, Carlton, A&M Records, Alston Records, Colpix Records, Buddah Records, Paramount Records

-History-
Monarch was founded in 1945 by Nate Rothstein and Nate DuRoff (sometimes spelled Du Roff or Duroff), the latter of whom remained with the company well into the late 1970's. Around 1948, the plant moved its operations to 4852-54 West Jefferson Boulevard which would be its home for the next three decades.
Pressing records mainly for independent labels from the 1950s to 1980s, but some major labels as well.
In March 1961, Monarch was purchased from Rothstein and DuRoff by Cosnat Record Distributing, parent company of Jay-Gee Record Corporation which owned Jubilee and Josie Records, though the two men would continue to operate the plant. (Cosnat changed its name to Jubilee Industries, Inc. effective 01 Aug 1966.)
In June 1970, Monarch and its parent, Jubilee Industries, were purchased by Viewlex, Inc; thereafter, Viewlex made Monarch a wholly-owned subsidiary, incorporating the plant into its other pressing operations including American Record Pressing Co., Allentown Record Co. Inc., and Sonic Recording Products, Inc.
Viewlex went bankrupt in 1976 and would be reorganized two years later as ElectroSound Group, Inc. Also in 1978, Monarch moved into a new pressing plant at 9545 San Fernando Road in Sun Valley. Around this time, the stamped 'MR' in a circle that had graced the deadwax of many a Monarch pressing since 1960 (backwards at first, then forwards) disappeared, replaced by a handwritten 'MR'. Within a few more years, Monarch ceased pressing 45's in styrene and switched to pressing entirely in vinyl.
After ElectroSound merged with a graphic productions firm, IGC Inc., in January 1985, the Monarch name was phased out and the plant officially renamed Electrosound Los Angeles.
Contact Info:
Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
4852 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
[c. 1948-78]
9545 San Fernando Road
Sun Valley, CA 91352
[1978-85]
(defunct)

Sites:
[l264380]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 172 - 98 848/49 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Live At The London Palladium(2xLP, Album) Motown 1C 172 - 98 848/49 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2BSK 3257 John Williams (4) Superman The Movie (Original Sound Track)(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3257 US 1978 Sell This Version
3 Henry Thome Scotch And Soda / Wolf Bait(7") Viv Records Inc. 3 US 1962 Sell This Version
5E-508 Eagles The Long Run (Album) 5E-508 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E-513 Queen The Game(LP, Album, MON) Elektra 5E-513 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-516 Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(LP, Comp) Asylum Records 5E-516 US 1980 Sell This Version
5N-209 Skurow Keep Your Funky Side Out / Crimson Lady(7", Single) London Records 5N-209 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-9766-DJ The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction / The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man(7", Single, Promo, RE, Ora) London Records 5N-9766-DJ US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-40084-DJ Tom Jones I've Got Your Number(7", Mono, Promo) Parrot 5N-40084-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-67021 Justin Hayward & John Lodge Justin Hayward & John Lodge - Blue Guitar(7", Single) Threshold Records 5N-67021 US 1975 Sell This Version
6E-155 Linda Ronstadt Living In The USA(LP, Album, Mon) Asylum Records 6E-155 US 1978 Sell This Version
8T-4732 Joan Armatrading To The Limit(8-Trk, Album) A&M Records 8T-4732 US 1978 Sell This Version
9 Darwin & The Cupids Goodnight My Love / Won't You Give Me A Chance(7", Promo) Jerden 9 US 1960 Sell This Version
0009 Smith And Warren* El Cumbanchero / Malaguena(7") Outstanding Records 0009 US Unknown Sell This Version
13 Carl Henderson (2) Sharing You (7", Promo) Omen Records 13 US 1966 Sell This Version
18 Joe Phillips (5) The Sweetheart Tree(7", Promo) Omen Records 18 US 1966 Sell This Version
19 The Mojo Men Dance With Me / Loneliest Boy In Town(7", Single) Autumn Records (3) 19 US 1965 Sell This Version
#25 J.C. Phillips If It Ain't Worth Fighting For / You Sure Make It Good To Me(7", Single) Canyon Records (3) #25 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-1 Felix And His Guitar* Chili Beans / Puerto Rican Riot(7", Promo) AUT 45-1 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-BL-61017 John Lee Hooker Backbiters And Syndicaters / Think Twice Before You Go(7") Bluesway 45-BL-61017 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-K-1517 Glenn Barber Don't Worry About The Mule (Just Load The Wagon)(7") Hickory Records 45-K-1517 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-P-1417 Donovan Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)(7", Styrene) Hickory Records 45-P-1417 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-PAR 313 The Satellites (17) Bodacious 45-PAR 313 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-PAR 9695 The Zombies She's Not There(7", Single) Parrot 45-PAR 9695 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-PAR 9723 The Zombies Tell Her No / Leave Me Be(7", Single, Styrene) Parrot, Parrot 45-PAR 9723 US 1965 Sell This Version
45 PAR 9727 Them (3) Gloria / Baby, Please Don't Go(7", Single) Parrot 45 PAR 9727 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-PAR 9749 Them (3) Here Comes The Night / All For Myself(7", Single) Parrot 45-PAR 9749 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-TRC-950 Percy Mayfield Stand By / Fading Love(7", Single) Tangerine Records 45-TRC-950 US 1965 Sell This Version
100 The Tornadoes Bustin' Surfboards (Single) 100 US 1962 Sell This Version
100 Minnie Jones And The Minuettes* You Get To Me / Shadow Of A Memory(7") Sugar Records (10) 100 US 1970 Sell This Version
100 The Chocolate Company In One Small Motion(7", Promo) Eureka (3) 100 US Unknown Sell This Version
101 Bluebird (4) Modessa / Goin' Down(7", Single) Burdette 101 US 1971 Sell This Version
103 Various Battle Of The Bands!(LP, Comp) Panorama (2) 103 US 1966 Sell This Version
103 Clarence Armstrong Beaver(7", Single) Money Records (2) 103 US 1964 Sell This Version
106 The TKO's Dancing With My Baby(7", Single) Ten Star 106 US 1966 Sell This Version
108 James Carr Only Fools Run Away (Single) 108 US 1964 Sell This Version
108 Sammy Masters Rockin' Red Wing / Lonely Weekend(7", Single, Mon) Lode 108 US 1960 Sell This Version
110 The Larks Mickey's East Coast Jerk / The Slauson Shuffle(7", Single, Promo) Money Records (2) 110 US 1964 Sell This Version
113 Hank Jacobs Heide(7", Single) Sue Records Inc. 113 US 1964 Sell This Version
115 The Crystals Then He Kissed Me(7", Single) Philles Records 115 US 1963 Sell This Version
116 The Ronettes Be My Baby(7", Single) Philles Records 116 US 1963 Sell This Version
117 The Rays (2) Silhouettes / Daddy Cool(7", RP) Cameo 117 US Unknown Sell This Version
117 Darlene Love A Fine, Fine Boy / Nino & Sonny (Big Trouble)(7", Single, Mono, Mon) Philles Records 117 US 1963 Sell This Version
120 The Hillsiders You Only Pass This Way One Time(7", Promo) Mel-o-dy 120 US 1965 Sell This Version
124 Floating Bridge Floating Bridge(LP, Album, TP) Vault 124 US 1969 Sell This Version
133 The Ronettes I Can Hear Music / When I Saw You(7", Single) Philles Records 133 US 1966 Sell This Version
137 Barbara Mason Oh, How It Hurts(7", Single, Sty) ARCTIC 137 US 1967 Sell This Version
154 Ron Holden With The Thunderbirds (3) Ron Holden With The Thunderbirds (3) - Love You So(7", Single, RE) Lana Records 154 US Unknown Sell This Version
204 Dale Darby Back Street / Let's Got It Together(7", TP) Monarch Record Mfg. Co. 204 US 1977 Sell This Version
205 Celebration (13) Sweet Sunday(7", Single, Promo) T-A 205 US 1970 Sell This Version
214 The Poets (4) She Blew A Good Thing / Out To Lunch(7") Symbol Records (2) 214 US 1966 Sell This Version
217 The Sputniks (2) Hey Maryann / My Love Is Gone (7") Class 217 US 1958 Sell This Version
222 The Turtles It Ain't Me Babe / Almost There(7", Single) White Whale 222 US 1965 Sell This Version
223 Z.Z. Hill You Better Take Time / It Can Be Fixed(7") Audrey Records (2) 223 US 1971 Sell This Version
244 The Sonics Anyway The Wind Blows(7") Piccadilly Records 244 US 1967 Sell This Version
251 The Marquis (2) Six Gun / Strange Is Love(7", Single) Class 251 US 1959 Sell This Version
267 Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On(7", Single) Sun (9) 267 US 1957 Sell This Version
309 The Fantastic Johnny C Got What You Need / New Love(7", Promo) Phil L.A. Of Soul 309 US 1968 Sell This Version
316 The James Boys The Horse / The Mule(7") Phil L.A. Of Soul 316 US 1968 Sell This Version
331 The Oxfords* Come On Back To Beer (Single) 331 US 1970 Sell This Version
346 Ronnie Kole Trio He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother 346 US Unknown Sell This Version
356 The People's Choice* Magic / Oh How I Love It(7", Single, Promo) Phil L.A. Of Soul 356 US 1972 Sell This Version
401 Freddie Cannon* Palisades Park / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans(7", Single) Claridge Records 401 US 1974 Sell This Version
423 Jim Musil Combo North Beach / Grunion Run(7", Mono) Jay Emm Records 423 US 1966 Sell This Version
452 Dave "Baby" Cortez Rinky Dink / Yellow Moon(7", RE) Hi-Oldies Records 452 US Unknown Sell This Version
492 The Nu Tornados Philadelphia U.S.A. / Magic Record(7", Single) Carlton 492 US 1959 Sell This Version
500 The Belmonts Tell Me Why(7", Single) Sabina Records 500 US 1961 Sell This Version
500 Bobby Arlin East L.A. / Pearl Of My Heart(7", Single, Mono, 1rs) Olympia Records (5) 500 US 1960 Sell This Version
501 Bobby Jameson Reconsider Baby(7", Single, Promo) Penthouse 501 US 1966 Sell This Version
502 Wilbert Harrison Near To You / Say It Again(7") Sea-Horn Records 502 US 1963 Sell This Version
503 Bobby Jameson Gotta' Find My Roogalator(7", Single, Promo) Penthouse 503 US 1966 Sell This Version
610 Ray Agee, Zeke Strong Band* / Ray Agee And Mary Ann Miles, Zeke Strong Band* Ray Agee, Zeke Strong Band* / Ray Agee And Mary Ann Miles, Zeke Strong Band* - I'm Not Looking Back / Baby's Coming Home(7", Single) Celeste (3) 610 US 1963 Sell This Version
636WEA Dooley Silverspoon Bump Me Baby(7", Single) Cotton Records (2) 636WEA US 1975 Sell This Version
Δ656 Pat Boone Pat's Great Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Dot Records Δ656 US 1957 Sell This Version
701 The Incredibles (2) I Can't Get Over Losing Your Love / Crying Heart(7", Single) Audio Arts! 701 US 1966 Sell This Version
701 Troy Dodds The Real Thing / Try My Love(7", Single) El Camino Records (2) 701 US 1966 Sell This Version
717 Booker T. & The MG's* Hip Hug-Her(LP, Album, Mono) Stax 717 US 1967 Sell This Version
718 Carla Thomas The Queen Alone(LP, Album, Mono, MO) Stax 718 US 1967 Sell This Version
731 George McCurn Guess Who (Single) 731 US Unknown Sell This Version
738 Merrilee Rush That Kind Of Woman / Sunshine & Roses(7", Single, Promo, Mon) Bell Records 738 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ742 George Jenkins And The Tune Twisters Shufflin' Boogie / Drum Boogie(7", Single) Skylark Records (2) Δ742 US 1954 Sell This Version
753 James Henry & The Olympics My Girl Sloopy / Here I Stand(7") Jerden 753 US 1965 Sell This Version
769 Wild Child Butler Do Something Baby / Hold Me Baby(7", Single, Mono) Jewel Records (3) 769 US 1966 Sell This Version
805 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass The Work Song(7", Promo) A&M Records 805 US 1966 Sell This Version
806 Linda Carr I Feel Love Comin' On(7", Single) Ranwood 806 US Unknown Sell This Version
824 John Lee Hooker I Feel Good(7", Single) Jewel Records (3) 824 US 1971 Sell This Version
828 Mitch Ryder Come See About Me(7", Single) New Voice Records 828 US 1967 Sell This Version
832 Billy Vaughn* Christmas Carols(LP, Album, Mono) Dot Records 832 US 1958 Sell This Version
860 The Buckinghams Kind Of A Drag / You Make Me Feel So Good(7", Single, Mono) USA Records (2) 860 US 1966 Sell This Version
863 The Merry-Go-Round You're A Very Lovely Woman(7", Mon) A&M Records 863 US 1967 Sell This Version
882 Antonio Carlos Jobim Wave / Triste(7") A&M Records 882 Unknown Sell This Version
920 The Merry-Go-Round Listen, Listen / Listen, Listen(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records 920 US 1968 Sell This Version
963 Mighty Sam Fannie Mae / Badmouthin'(7") Amy 963 US 1966 Sell This Version
965 The 5th Dimension* Love's Lines, Angles And Rhymes(7", Promo) Bell Records 965 US 1971 Sell This Version
968 Little Walter I Don't Play / As Long As I Have You(7", Single) Checker 968 US 1961 Sell This Version
1003 Bobby Gregg And His Friends The Jam(7") Cotton Records (3) 1003 US 1962 Sell This Version
1005 The Volumes Come Back Into My Heart / The Bell (Single) 1005 US 1962 Sell This Version
1006 Bobby Gregg And His Friends Sweet Georgia Brown / Potato Peeler(7") Cotton Records (3) 1006 US 1962 Sell This Version
1007 Billy Barton Crazy Lover / Day Late And A Dollar Short(7", Single) Not On Label 1007 US 1958 Sell This Version
1011 Rosie And The Originals* Angel Baby / Give Me Love(7", Single, Mon) Highland Records 1011 US 1960 Sell This Version