Monarch Record Mfg. Co.

Monarch Record Mfg. Co.

Profile:
Monarch Record Manufacturing Company - Plating and pressing plant in Los Angeles, CA. Re-branded as Electrosound Los Angeles in January 1985. Discs pressed by Monarch usually have a stamped, encircled "MR" in runouts (sometimes found reversed). The etched letters "MR" were also used occasionally during the '60s and '70s, and exclusively post-1985 -- refer to profile images for examples of each.

Many early '50s/'60s records pressed at Monarch lack the "MR" stamp, and only contain a standard processing (plating/metalwork) 'delta' number , i.e. △00000, which is common to many processing plants and pressing facilities. Many early Monarch pressings that lack the (MR) stamp can still be identified based on known association with the releasing label, printed plant codes on record labels, AND the standard 'delta' number, but the existence of a △00000 etching does by itself denote a Monarch pressing. Alco Research And Engineering, Co., used a similar 'delta' numbering system.

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:
- Warner Bros. Records, Dot Records, Chess, Duke, Carlton, A&M Records, Alston Records, Colpix Records, Buddah Records, Paramount Records, BOMP!, Alternative Tentacles, Bell Records, MGM Records, Reprise Records, Elektra, Atlantic, Private Stock, Mercury, RSO and others

History
Monarch was founded in 1945 by Nate Rothstein and Nate DuRoff (sometimes spelled Du Roff or Duroff), the latter remaining with the company well into the late 1970s. Around 1948, the plant moved its operations to 4852-54 West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, its home for the next three decades, pressing records for both major and independent labels from the 1950s to 1980s. During most of this time, 45rpm records were pressed on polystyrene.

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. on 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 which included American Record Pressing Co., Allentown Record Co. Inc., and Sonic Recording Products, Inc. Viewlex filed for bankruptcy in 1976, reorganizing two years later as ElectroSound Group, Inc. In 1978, Monarch moved to a new pressing plant at 9545 San Fernando Road in Sun Valley, California, upgrading to new presses with the move. Around this time, the stamped (MR) found in deadwax since 1960 disappeared, replaced by a handwritten 'MR'. Presses were also upgraded, and the 2.875″ chamfered pressing ring identified with historical Monarch Lp pressings pressing was replaced with a two-plane ring - small center ring with a shouldered outer ring - like that of parent Electrosound. Within a few more years, Monarch ceased pressing 45s 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]
(contact info is obsolete)

Sites:
[l264380]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 So Long, I'm Gone / I Need Someone  album cover Jimmy Robertson And The Melody Men So Long, I'm Gone / I Need Someone(7", Single) Johnny Records (5) 1 US 1965 Sell This Version
01 Breakout  album cover Johnny Hammond Breakout(LP, TP) Kudu 01 US 1971 Sell This Version
000-001 Deep Sleep / 2000 Miles  album cover Aces, Straights & Shuffles Deep Sleep / 2000 Miles (Single) 000-001 US 1975 Sell This Version
1 Karate / Tea & Rice  album cover Crazy Luke Karate / Tea & Rice(7", Promo) Dobrooks 1 US 1963 Sell This Version
1C 172 - 98 848/49 Marvin Gaye Live At The London Palladium  album cover Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Live At The London Palladium(2xLP, Album) Motown 1C 172 - 98 848/49 Germany 1977 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
0004 You Turn Me On   album cover Judy Street You Turn Me On (7", Single, Styrene) Strider 0004 US 1968 Sell This Version
5 S-W-I-M  album cover Bobby Freeman S-W-I-M(7", M/Print, Styrene) Autumn Records (3) 5 US 1964 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-1067 Just Like In The Movies  album cover Bloodstone Just Like In The Movies(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) London Records 5N-1067 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2288 Oh Me Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) / Strong As Death (Sweet As Love)  album cover Al Green Oh Me Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) / Strong As Death (Sweet As Love)(7", Styrene, Mon) Hi Records 5N-2288 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2300 Full Of Fire / Could I Be The One  album cover Al Green Full Of Fire / Could I Be The One(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Hi Records 5N-2300 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2306 Let It Shine / There's No Way  album cover Al Green Let It Shine / There's No Way(7", Single, Mono, Styrene, Mon) Hi Records 5N-2306 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2310 Honky Tonk Women Love Red Neck Men   album cover Jerry Jaye Honky Tonk Women Love Red Neck Men (7", Single, Mon) Hi Records 5N-2310 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2321-DJ Doing It Rite On Time  album cover Bobby McClure Doing It Rite On Time(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2321-DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
5N-2322 I Tried To Tell Myself / Something  album cover Al Green I Tried To Tell Myself / Something(7", Mon) Hi Records 5N-2322 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-3809-DJ I Love Her / Sweet Thing  album cover Willie Walker I Love Her / Sweet Thing(7", Single, Promo) Pawn 5N-3809-DJ US 1975 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-20093 Misty Blue  album cover Engelbert Humperdinck Misty Blue(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) London Records 5N-20093 US 1977 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
5N-90022-DJ Surprise  album cover The Disco Sound Of Andre Gagnon* Surprise(7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-90022-DJ US 1976 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
8 Laugh, Laugh  album cover The Beau Brummels Laugh, Laugh(7", Single, Styrene, Whi) Autumn Records (3) 8 US 1964 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* Smith* And Warren* - El Cumbanchero / Malaguena(7") Outstanding Records (2) 0009 US Unknown Sell This Version
10 Ain't That Right / Just One More Night  album cover Brice Coefield Ain't That Right / Just One More Night(7") Omen Records 10 US 1966 Sell This Version
11 What You Won't Do For Love / Love Won't Wait  album cover Bobby Caldwell What You Won't Do For Love / Love Won't Wait(7", Single) Clouds 11 US 1978 Sell This Version
13 Sharing You   album cover Carl Henderson (2) Sharing You (7", Promo) Omen Records 13 US 1966 Sell This Version
14 Buttermilk  album cover Sly* Buttermilk (Single) 14 US 1965 Sell This Version
16 You Tell Me Why  album cover The Beau Brummels You Tell Me Why(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) 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
#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-61018 I'm Gonna Do What They Do To Me  album cover B.B. King I'm Gonna Do What They Do To Me(7", Single) BluesWay 45-BL-61018 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 1969 Sell This Version
45K-260 I Wish That We Were Married  album cover Ronnie And The Hi-Lites* I Wish That We Were Married(7", Mon) Joy Records (10) 45K-260 US 1962 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-K-1528 Where Do You Go (When You Don't Go With Me) / Hocus-Pocus  album cover Ernie Ashworth Where Do You Go (When You Don't Go With Me) / Hocus-Pocus(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Hickory Records 45-K-1528 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-K-1588 I Wanna Live  album cover Don Gibson I Wanna Live(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Hickory Records 45-K-1588 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-K-1638S Woman (Sensuous Woman)  album cover Don Gibson Woman (Sensuous Woman) (Single) 45-K-1638S US 1972 Sell This Version
45-K-1645S Unexpected Goodbye  album cover Glenn Barber Unexpected Goodbye(7", Mon) Hickory Records 45-K-1645S US 1972 Sell This Version
45-K-1651S Is This The Best I'm Gonna Feel  album cover Don Gibson Is This The Best I'm Gonna Feel(7", Styrene, Mon) Hickory Records 45-K-1651S US 1972 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, Styrene, Mon) London Records 45-LON 9639 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-LON 9641 I Wanna Be Your Man  album cover The Rolling Stones I Wanna Be Your Man(7", Single, Promo, Old) London Records 45-LON 9641 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-LON 9682 Tell Me (You're Coming Back)  album cover The Rolling Stones Tell Me (You're Coming Back)(7", Single, Mon) London Records 45-LON 9682 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-LON 9708 Time Is On My Side / Congratulations  album cover The Rolling Stones Time Is On My Side / Congratulations (Single) 45-LON 9708 US 1964 Sell This Version
45-LON 9725 Heart Of Stone / What A Shame  album cover The Rolling Stones Heart Of Stone / What A Shame(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) London Records 45-LON 9725 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-LON 9731 Come And Stay With Me  album cover Marianne Faithfull Come And Stay With Me(7", Single, Styrene) London Records 45-LON 9731 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-LON 9762 Marie  album cover The Bachelors Marie(7", Styrene, Mon) London Records 45-LON 9762 US 1965 Sell This Version
45 LON 9802 Go Away From My World   album cover Marianne Faithfull Go Away From My World (7", Single) London Records 45 LON 9802 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-LON 9808 As Tears Go By  album cover The Rolling Stones As Tears Go By(7", Single, Mon) London Records 45-LON 9808 US 1965 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-1443 No Friend Of Mine  album cover The Sparkles No Friend Of Mine(7", Single, Promo) Hickory Records 45-P-1443 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-P-1470 Sunny Goodge Street  album cover Donovan Sunny Goodge Street(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Hickory Records 45-P-1470 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-P-1473 Just Let Me Make Believe  album cover Frank Ifield Just Let Me Make Believe(7", Promo, Styrene) Hickory Records 45-P-1473 US 1967 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-P-1512 Doin' Nothing  album cover Sue Thompson Doin' Nothing(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Hickory Records 45-P-1512 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-PAR 313 Bodacious  album cover The Satellites (17) Bodacious 45-PAR 313 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-PAR 3001 I Put A Spell On You  album cover Alan Price Set* I Put A Spell On You(7", Promo) Parrot 45-PAR 3001 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, Styrene) Parrot 45-PAR 9695 US 1964 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 (Single) 45-PAR 9749 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-PAR 9809 Promise Her Anything / A Little You  album cover Tom Jones Promise Her Anything / A Little You(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Parrot 45-PAR 9809 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-PRT-343 We're Not Gonna Take It  album cover Jennifer* We're Not Gonna Take It(7", Promo) Parrot 45-PRT-343 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-T-5006 Playboy / I'll Come Running  album cover Gene And Debbe Playboy / I'll Come Running(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) TRX 45-T-5006 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-TRC-947 Saturday Nite Fish Fry / Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens  album cover Louis Jordan Saturday Nite Fish Fry / Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Tangerine Records 45-TRC-947 US 1964 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
45-TRC-957 Give Me Time To Explain  album cover Percy Mayfield Give Me Time To Explain(7", Single, Styrene) Tangerine Records 45-TRC-957 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-TRC-981 Letter From A Soldier/You Sweet Devil You  album cover Bobby Joy (2) Letter From A Soldier/You Sweet Devil You(7", Promo, Mon) Tangerine Records 45-TRC-981 US 1968 Sell This Version
47 Can I Be Your Squeeze / Take Care Your Home Work Friend  album cover Chuck Carbo Can I Be Your Squeeze / Take Care Your Home Work Friend(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Canyon Records (3) 47 US 1970 Sell This Version
55 Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)  album cover Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)(7", Single, RE) Flashback Records (4) 55 US 1973 Sell This Version
63 Double Barrel / Monkey Spanner  album cover Dave & Ansil Collins* Double Barrel / Monkey Spanner(7", Single, RE) Flashback Records (4) 63 US 1973 Sell This Version
66 Knock Three Times / Candida  album cover Dawn (5) Knock Three Times / Candida(7", RE, Mon) Flashback Records (4) 66 US Unknown Sell This Version
76 Slip The Drummer One / Mr. Penguin (Pt. 1)  album cover Lunar Funk (2) Slip The Drummer One / Mr. Penguin (Pt. 1)(7", Styrene, Mon) Flashback Records (4) 76 US Unknown Sell This Version
84 Little Willy / Blockbuster  album cover The Sweet Little Willy / Blockbuster(7", RE, Styrene) Flashback Records (4) 84 US Unknown Sell This Version
#96 Walk - Don't Run '64  album cover The Ventures Walk - Don't Run '64(7", Single, Styrene, Mon) Dolton Records, Dolton Records #96 US 1964 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
101 A Plan For Love  album cover The Sierras (4) A Plan For Love(7") Cham Records (2) 101 US 1963 Sell This Version
101 Why  album cover Dean Ross (4) Why(7") Hi-G Lo-C Records 101 US 1962 Sell This Version
102 I Need A Helping Hand / My Turn  album cover The Servicemen I Need A Helping Hand / My Turn(7", Styrene) Patheway 102 US 1967 Sell This Version
102 Where's Harvey  album cover Ted Rogers (2) And The Bell Gene Singers Ted Rogers (2) And The Bell Gene Singers - Where's Harvey(7") Oceanic (4) 102 US 1963 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 I Cry In The Night / Miss Polly  album cover Dontay & The Infernos I Cry In The Night / Miss Polly(7", Promo) Harlan Records (2) 103 US 1963 Sell This Version
103 Mule Train  album cover Bob Summers Mule Train(7", Single, Promo) B. B. J. Records 103 US 1964 Sell This Version