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'; A&M releases pressed by Monarch sometimes 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
0001 Primal Roots  album cover Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '77 Primal Roots(LP, Album, TP, Mon) A&M Records 0001 US 1971 Sell This Version
002 Better Than Anyone / Just A Little Step  album cover Fortson* & Scott* Fortson* & Scott* - Better Than Anyone / Just A Little Step(7", Single) Pzazz Records 002 US 1968 Sell This Version
2 C'mon And Swim / C'mon And Swim- Part 2  album cover Bobby Freeman C'mon And Swim / C'mon And Swim- Part 2(7", Single, Mon) Autumn Records (3) 2 US 1964 Sell This Version
2BSK 3257 Superman The Movie (Original Sound Track)  album cover John Williams (4) Superman The Movie (Original Sound Track)(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3257 US 1978 Sell This Version
3 Scotch And Soda / Wolf Bait  album cover Henry Thome Scotch And Soda / Wolf Bait(7") Viv Records Inc. 3 US 1962 Sell This Version
5E-508 The Long Run  album cover Eagles The Long Run(LP, Album, Mon) Asylum Records 5E-508 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E-513 The Game  album cover 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 Keep Your Funky Side Out / Crimson Lady  album cover Skurow Keep Your Funky Side Out / Crimson Lady(7", Single) London Records 5N-209 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-247-DJ Say What You Wanna But It Sure Is Funky  album cover Olympic Runners Say What You Wanna But It Sure Is Funky(7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-247-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-256 Since I Fell For You / I'm Falling In Love  album cover Hodges, James And Smith Since I Fell For You / I'm Falling In Love(7") London Records 5N-256 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-9766-DJ (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction  album cover The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction(7", Single, Promo, RE, Ora) London Records 5N-9766-DJ US 1973 Sell This Version
5N-20088-DJ You've Got The Power (Part 1)   album cover Su Kramer You've Got The Power (Part 1) (7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-20088-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-40084-DJ I've Got Your Number  album cover Tom Jones I've Got Your Number(7", Mono, Promo) Parrot 5N-40084-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-67021 Blue Guitar  album cover Justin Hayward & John Lodge Justin Hayward & John Lodge - Blue Guitar(7", Single) Threshold (5) 5N-67021 US 1975 Sell This Version
6E-155 Living In The USA  album cover Linda Ronstadt Living In The USA(LP, Album, Mon) Asylum Records 6E-155 US 1978 Sell This Version
06 PS 2028 Rhapsody In Blue  album cover Walter Murphy Rhapsody In Blue(LP, Album, Mon) Private Stock 06 PS 2028 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 Goodnight My Love / Won't You Give Me A Chance  album cover Darwin & The Cupids Goodnight My Love / Won't You Give Me A Chance(7", Promo) Jerden 9 US 1960 Sell This Version
0009 El Cumbanchero / Malaguena  album cover Smith And Warren* El Cumbanchero / Malaguena(7") Outstanding Records 0009 US Unknown Sell This Version
13 Sharing You   album cover Carl Henderson (2) Sharing You (7", Promo) Omen Records 13 US 1966 Sell This Version
16 You Tell Me Why  album cover The Beau Brummels You Tell Me Why(7", Single, Bla) Autumn Records (3) 16 US 1965 Sell This Version
18 The Sweetheart Tree  album cover Joe Phillips (5) The Sweetheart Tree(7", Promo) Omen Records 18 US 1966 Sell This Version
19 Dance With Me / Loneliest Boy In Town  album cover The Mojo Men Dance With Me / Loneliest Boy In Town(7", Single) Autumn Records (3) 19 US 1965 Sell This Version
20 Don't Talk To Strangers  album cover The Beau Brummels Don't Talk To Strangers(7", Single) Autumn Records (3) 20 US 1965 Sell This Version
#25 If It Ain't Worth Fighting For / You Sure Make It Good To Me  album cover 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
0041 You Make Me Come Alive / Joey  album cover Jo Jo Petite You Make Me Come Alive / Joey(7", Single, Styrene) Boss Records (17) 0041 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-1 Chili Beans / Puerto Rican Riot  album cover Felix And His Guitar* Chili Beans / Puerto Rican Riot(7", Promo) AUT 45-1 US 1959 Sell This Version
45-BL-61017 Backbiters And Syndicaters / Think Twice Before You Go  album cover John Lee Hooker Backbiters And Syndicaters / Think Twice Before You Go(7") Bluesway 45-BL-61017 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-BL-61029 Just A Little Love / My Mood  album cover B.B. King Just A Little Love / My Mood(7", Single) BluesWay 45-BL-61029 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-K-1517 Don't Worry About The Mule (Just Load The Wagon)  album cover Glenn Barber Don't Worry About The Mule (Just Load The Wagon)(7") Hickory Records 45-K-1517 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-LON 9628 Secret Love / Too Bad For Johnny  album cover Kathy Kirby Secret Love / Too Bad For Johnny(7", Single) London Records 45-LON 9628 US 1963 Sell This Version
45-LON 9639 Diane  album cover The Bachelors Diane(7", RP) London Records 45-LON 9639 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-LON 20010 Can I Trust You?  album cover The Bachelors Can I Trust You?(7", Single) London Records 45-LON 20010 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-P-1417 Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)  album cover Donovan Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)(7", Styrene) Hickory Records 45-P-1417 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-P-1433 Shame On You  album cover Neal Ford & The Fanatics Shame On You(7") Hickory Records 45-P-1433 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-P-1489 The Love Of A Girl / Longed For A Woman  album cover C.L. Weldon The Love Of A Girl / Longed For A Woman(7", Single, Styrene) Hickory Records 45-P-1489 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-PAR 313 Bodacious  album cover The Satellites (17) Bodacious 45-PAR 313 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-PAR-3009 Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear / Tickle Me  album cover Alan Price Set* Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear / Tickle Me(7", Promo) Parrot 45-PAR-3009 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-PAR 9695 She's Not There  album cover The Zombies She's Not There(7", Single) Parrot 45-PAR 9695 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-PAR 9723 Tell Her No / Leave Me Be  album cover The Zombies Tell Her No / Leave Me Be(7", Single, Styrene) Parrot, Parrot 45-PAR 9723 US 1965 Sell This Version
45 PAR 9727 Gloria / Baby, Please Don't Go  album cover Them (3) Gloria / Baby, Please Don't Go(7", Single) Parrot 45 PAR 9727 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-PAR 9749 Here Comes The Night / All For Myself  album cover Them (3) Here Comes The Night / All For Myself(7", Single) Parrot 45-PAR 9749 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-TRC-950 Stand By / Fading Love  album cover Percy Mayfield Stand By / Fading Love(7", Single) Tangerine Records 45-TRC-950 US 1965 Sell This Version
84 Little Willy / Blockbuster  album cover The Sweet Little Willy / Blockbuster(7", RE, Styrene) Flashback Records (4) 84 US 1972 Sell This Version
100 Bustin' Surfboards  album cover The Tornadoes Bustin' Surfboards (Single) 100 US 1962 Sell This Version
100 You Get To Me / Shadow Of A Memory  album cover Minnie Jones And The Minuettes* You Get To Me / Shadow Of A Memory(7") Sugar Records (10) 100 US 1970 Sell This Version
100 In One Small Motion  album cover The Chocolate Company In One Small Motion(7", Promo) Eureka (3) 100 US Unknown Sell This Version
101 Modessa / Goin' Down  album cover Bluebird (4) Modessa / Goin' Down(7", Single) Burdette 101 US 1971 Sell This Version
102 I Need A Helping Hand / My Turn  album cover The Servicemen I Need A Helping Hand / My Turn(7") Patheway 102 US 1967 Sell This Version
103 Since I Don't Have You  album cover The Skyliners Since I Don't Have You(7", Single) Calico, Calico 103 US 1958 Sell This Version
103 Battle Of The Bands!  album cover Various Battle Of The Bands!(LP, Comp) Panorama (2) 103 US 1966 Sell This Version
103 Beaver  album cover Clarence Armstrong Beaver(7", Single) Money Records (2) 103 US 1964 Sell This Version
104 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye / The Little Bitty Things  album cover Danny White (2) Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye / The Little Bitty Things(7", Single) Frisco Records, Inc. 104 US 1962 Sell This Version
106 Dancing With My Baby  album cover The TKO's Dancing With My Baby(7", Single) Ten Star 106 US 1966 Sell This Version
108 Only Fools Run Away  album cover James Carr Only Fools Run Away (Single) 108 US 1964 Sell This Version
108 Rockin' Red Wing / Lonely Weekend  album cover Sammy Masters Rockin' Red Wing / Lonely Weekend(7", Single, Mon) Lode 108 US 1960 Sell This Version
110 Mickey's East Coast Jerk / The Slauson Shuffle  album cover The Larks Mickey's East Coast Jerk / The Slauson Shuffle(7", Single, Promo) Money Records (2) 110 US 1964 Sell This Version
111 (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry / Playing For Keeps  album cover Darlene Love (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry / Playing For Keeps(7", Single, Styrene) Philles Records 111 US 1963 Sell This Version
115 Then He Kissed Me  album cover The Crystals Then He Kissed Me(7", Single) Philles Records 115 US 1963 Sell This Version
116 Be My Baby  album cover The Ronettes Be My Baby(7", Single) Philles Records 116 US 1963 Sell This Version
116 Back To School Again  album cover Timmie "Oh Yeah!" Rogers* Back To School Again(7") Cameo 116 US 1957 Sell This Version
117 The Rays (2) Silhouettes / Daddy Cool(7", RP) Cameo 117 US Unknown Sell This Version
117 A Fine, Fine Boy / Nino & Sonny (Big Trouble)  album cover Darlene Love A Fine, Fine Boy / Nino & Sonny (Big Trouble)(7", Single, Mono, Mon) Philles Records 117 US 1963 Sell This Version
120 You Only Pass This Way One Time  album cover The Hillsiders You Only Pass This Way One Time(7", Promo) Mel-o-dy 120 US 1965 Sell This Version
124 Floating Bridge  album cover Floating Bridge Floating Bridge (Album) 124 US 1969 Sell This Version
133 I Can Hear Music / When I Saw You  album cover The Ronettes I Can Hear Music / When I Saw You(7", Single) Philles Records 133 US 1966 Sell This Version
134 Trill It Like It Was  album cover The Templeton Twins With Teddy Turner's Bunsen Burners* The Templeton Twins With Teddy Turner's Bunsen Burners* - Trill It Like It Was(LP, Album) Vault, Vault 134 US 1970 Sell This Version
135 Ask Me / Yesterday's Kisses  album cover Maxine Brown Ask Me / Yesterday's Kisses(7", Styrene) Wand 135 US 1963 Sell This Version
137 Oh, How It Hurts  album cover Barbara Mason Oh, How It Hurts (Single) 137 US 1967 Sell This Version
150 La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You  album cover The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You(7") Philly Groove Records 150 US 1968 Sell This Version
154 Love You So  album cover 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
177 Alfie / Start All Over Again  album cover The Delfonics Alfie / Start All Over Again(7", Single) Philly Groove Records 177 US 1973 Sell This Version
202 Do What You Wanna Do / Black Cat  album cover Five Flights Up Do What You Wanna Do / Black Cat (Single) 202 US 1970 Sell This Version
204 Back Street / Let's Got It Together  album cover Dale Darby Back Street / Let's Got It Together(7", TP) Monarch Record Mfg. Co. 204 US 1977 Sell This Version
205 Sweet Sunday  album cover Celebration (13) Sweet Sunday(7", Single, Promo) T-A 205 US 1970 Sell This Version
214 She Blew A Good Thing / Out To Lunch  album cover The Poets (4) She Blew A Good Thing / Out To Lunch(7") Symbol Records (2) 214 US 1966 Sell This Version
217 Hey Maryann / My Love Is Gone   album cover The Sputniks (2) Hey Maryann / My Love Is Gone (7") Class 217 US 1958 Sell This Version
218 May My Heart Be Cast Into Stone / On Backstreet  album cover The Toys May My Heart Be Cast Into Stone / On Backstreet(7", Single, Promo, Mon) Dynovoice Records 218 US 1966 Sell This Version
223 You Better Take Time / It Can Be Fixed  album cover Z.Z. Hill You Better Take Time / It Can Be Fixed(7") Audrey Records (2) 223 US 1971 Sell This Version
244 Anyway The Wind Blows  album cover The Sonics Anyway The Wind Blows(7") Piccadilly Records 244 US 1967 Sell This Version
251 Six Gun / Strange Is Love  album cover The Marquis (2) Six Gun / Strange Is Love(7", Single) Class 251 US 1959 Sell This Version
255 Please Come Home For Christmas  album cover The Uniques (2) Please Come Home For Christmas(7", Single, Mon) Paula Records 255 US 1965 Sell This Version
294 Hey, Hey, Bunny  album cover John Fred & His Playboy Band Hey, Hey, Bunny(7", Single) Paula Records 294 US 1968 Sell This Version
309 Love Attack / Coming Back To Me Baby  album cover James Carr Love Attack / Coming Back To Me Baby(7", Single, Promo, Mon) Goldwax Records 309 US 1966 Sell This Version
309 Got What You Need / New Love  album cover 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 Horse / The Mule  album cover The James Boys The Horse / The Mule 316 US 1968 Sell This Version
331 Come On Back To Beer  album cover 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
351 Me & Mr. Hohner  album cover Bobby Darin Me & Mr. Hohner(7", Single, Promo) Direction (4) 351 US 1969 Sell This Version
356 Magic / Oh How I Love It  album cover The People's Choice* Magic / Oh How I Love It(7", Single, Promo) Phil L.A. Of Soul 356 US 1972 Sell This Version
381 Lem, The Orphan Reindeer  album cover Kathy Garver Lem, The Orphan Reindeer(7", Single, Promo) B&H Aquarian Records 381 US 1969 Sell This Version
381 Lem, The Orphan Reindeer  album cover Kathy Garver Lem, The Orphan Reindeer(7", Single, Promo) B&H Aquarian Records 381 US 1969 Sell This Version
401 Palisades Park / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans  album cover Freddie Cannon* Palisades Park / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans(7", Single) Claridge Records 401 US 1974 Sell This Version
403 Yes, We Have No Bananas / Ain't It Babe?  album cover United Fruit Co. Yes, We Have No Bananas / Ain't It Babe?(7", Styrene) York Records (3) 403 US 1967 Sell This Version
404 My Mind Goes High  album cover The Poor (3) My Mind Goes High(7", Single, Promo) York Records (3) 404 US 1967 Sell This Version
408 A Part Of You / When There's A Will (There's A Way)  album cover Brenda & The Tabulations A Part Of You / When There's A Will (There's A Way)(7", Single) Top And Bottom Records 408 US 1971 Sell This Version
423 North Beach / Grunion Run  album cover Jim Musil Combo North Beach / Grunion Run(7", Mono) Jay Emm Records 423 US 1966 Sell This Version
452 Rinky Dink / Yellow Moon  album cover Dave "Baby" Cortez Rinky Dink / Yellow Moon(7", RE) Hi-Oldies Records 452 US Unknown Sell This Version
492 Philadelphia U.S.A. / Magic Record  album cover The Nu Tornados Philadelphia U.S.A. / Magic Record(7", Single) Carlton 492 US 1959 Sell This Version
496 The Little Space Girl / Shake, Baby, Shake  album cover Jesse Lee Turner The Little Space Girl / Shake, Baby, Shake(7", Single) Carlton 496 US 1958 Sell This Version