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
Δ9906 The Floaters (2) I See Blue at The Vault(LP) Audio Recording, Seattle Δ9906 US Unknown Sell This Version
△9907 The Association (2) Renaissance(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Valiant Records (2), Valiant Records (2) △9907 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
Δ9914 Love Da Capo (Album) Δ9914 US 1966 Sell This Version
△9956 Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home(LP, Album) Parrot, Parrot △9956 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ9991 The Doors The Doors (Album) Δ9991 US 1967 Sell This Version
△10006 The Royal Guardsmen Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron(LP, Album, Mono) Laurie Records, Laurie Records △10006 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10008 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(LP, Album, Mono, Mon) London Records, London Records Δ10008 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10041 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons (Album) Δ10041 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10046 The Doors The Doors(LP, Album, Mono, Mon) Elektra Δ10046 US 1967 Sell This Version
∆10056 The Bob Crewe Generation Music To Watch Girls By(LP, Album, Mon) Dynovoice Records, Dynovoice Records ∆10056 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10117 The Buckinghams Kind Of A Drag(LP, Album, Mono) USA Records (2), USA Records (2) Δ10117 US 1967 Sell This Version
△10120 The Buckinghams Kind Of A Drag(LP, Album) USA Records (2), USA Records (2) △10120 US 1967 Sell This Version
△10163 Sonny & Cher In Case You're In Love(LP, Album, Mono) ATCO Records △10163 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10188 Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels* Sock It To Me!(LP, Album, RP) New Voice Records, New Voice Records Δ10188 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ10189 Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels* Sock It To Me!(LP, Album, RP) New Voice Records, New Voice Records Δ10189 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10213 The Mamas & The Papas The Mamas & The Papas Deliver(LP, Album) Dunhill, Dunhill Δ10213 US 1967 Sell This Version
△10276 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield(LP, Album, Mono, RE, MO) ATCO Records △10276 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ10277 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield(LP, Album, RP, MO) ATCO Records Δ10277 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10296 Cream (2) Fresh Cream(LP, Album, Mono, MO) ATCO Records Δ10296 US 1967 Sell This Version
△10305 Cream (2) Fresh Cream (Album) △10305 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10325 DMZ (2) Lift Up Your Hood(2xAcetate, 10", EP) Bomp!, Bomp! Δ10325 US 1977 Sell This Version
△10393 Sanford Clark The Fool(7", Single) Dot Records △10393 US 1956 Sell This Version
Δ10448 Don And The Goodtimes* Where The Action Is!!(LP, Album) Wand, Wand Δ10448 US 1966 Sell This Version
Δ10547 John Barry You Only Live Twice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Mono) United Artists Records Δ10547 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10554 John Barry You Only Live Twice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) United Artists Records Δ10554 US 1967 Sell This Version
10646 Soupy Sales The Mouse / Pachalafaka(7", Mon) ABC-Paramount 10646 US 1965 Sell This Version
△10733 The Grassroots* Let's Live For Today(LP, Album) Dunhill, Dunhill, Dunhill △10733 US 1967 Sell This Version
10797 The Smubbs* Down On The Corner / Don't Come Close(7", Single, Promo) ABC-Paramount 10797 US 1966 Sell This Version
△10812 The Young Rascals Groovin'(LP, Album, Mon) Atlantic △10812 US 1967 Sell This Version
△ 10865 The Merry•Go•Round* The Merry-Go-Round(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records △ 10865 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ10955 Mitch Ryder All Mitch Ryder Hits!(LP, Comp) New Voice Records, New Voice Records Δ10955 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ11002 Clear Light (2) Clear Light(LP, Album, Mon) Elektra Δ11002 US 1967 Sell This Version
△11035 The Turtles Turtles' Golden Hits(LP, Comp) White Whale, White Whale △11035 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ11041 Sonny* Inner Views(LP, Album) ATCO Records Δ11041 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ11050 The Doors Strange Days (Album) Δ11050 US 1967 Sell This Version
△11088 Phil Ochs Pleasures Of The Harbor(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records △11088 US 1967 Sell This Version
11106 Fraternity Of Man* Don't Bogart Me / Wispy Paisley Skies(7", Single, Promo) ABC Records 11106 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ11116 The Mamas & The Papas Farewell To The First Golden Era(LP, Comp, Mon) Dunhill, Dunhill Δ11116 US 1967 Sell This Version
△11160 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again(LP, Album, MO) ATCO Records, ATCO Records, ATCO Records △11160 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ11229 Ten Years After Ten Years After(LP, Album) Deram, Deram Δ11229 US 1968 Sell This Version
△11236 Cream (2) Disraeli Gears(LP, Album, Mono, MO) ATCO Records △11236 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ11237 Cream (2) Disraeli Gears(LP, Album, MO) ATCO Records Δ11237 US 1967 Sell This Version
∆11257 Judy Collins Wildflowers(LP, Album, Mon) Elektra ∆11257 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ11269 The Butterfield Blues Band* The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw(LP, Album) Elektra Δ11269 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ11344 The Split Level The Split Level ("Divided We Stand")(LP, Album, Mon) Dot Records, Dot Records Δ11344 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ11491 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf (Album) Δ11491 US 1968 Sell This Version
△11563 Traffic Mr. Fantasy (Album) △11563 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ11566 The Moody Blues Days Of Future Passed(LP, Album) Deram Δ11566 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ11571 The Other Half The Other Half(LP, Album, Mon) Acta Records, Acta Records Δ11571 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ11660 Fever Tree Fever Tree(LP, Album) UNI Records Δ11660 US 1968 Sell This Version
△11704 Colours (14) Colours(LP, Album, Mon) Dot Records, Dot Records △11704 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ11816 The Merchants Of Dream Strange Night Voyage (Album) Δ11816 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ11830 Strawberry Alarm Clock Wake Up...It's Tomorrow(LP, Album, Mon) UNI Records, Universal City Records Δ11830 US 1968 Sell This Version
11868 Various Revolution - Original Motion Picture Score(LP, Comp) United Artists Records 11868 US 1968 Sell This Version
△11921 Mars Bonfire Mars Bonfire(LP, Album) UNI Records △11921 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ11925 Various The Super Hits Vol. 2(LP, Album, Comp) Atlantic Δ11925 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12022 Buffalo Springfield Last Time Around(LP, Album, MO) ATCO Records Δ12022 US 1968 Sell This Version
∆12038 Vanilla Fudge Renaissance(LP, Album, Mon) ATCO Records ∆12038 US 1968 Sell This Version
△12105 Deep Purple Shades Of Deep Purple(LP, Album, Mon) Tetragrammaton Records △12105 US 1968 Sell This Version
△12167 Leonard Nimoy The Way I Feel(LP, Album) Dot Records, Dot Records △12167 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12179 John Mayall's Bluesbreakers* Bare Wires(LP, Album) London Records, London Records Δ12179 US 1968 Sell This Version
△12188 Julie Driscoll / Brian Auger & The Trinity* Open(LP, Album) ATCO Records △12188 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12189 Bee Gees Idea (Album) Δ12189 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12190 Savoy Brown Getting To The Point(LP, Album) Parrot Δ12190 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12201 Uncle Bill (3) Socks It To Ya(LP, Album) Dot Records, Dot Records Δ12201 US 1968 Sell This Version
∆12222 Status Quo Messages From The Status Quo(LP, Album, Mon) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept ∆12222 US 1968 Sell This Version
△12223 The Yankee Dollar The Yankee Dollar(LP, Album) Dot Records, Dot Records △12223 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12318 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown(LP, Album) Track Record Δ12318 US 1968 Sell This Version
12322 Steppenwolf The Second(LP, Album) ABC/Dunhill Records 12322 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12347 Salloom, Sinclair And The Mother Bear* Salloom, Sinclair And The Mother Bear(LP, Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept Δ12347 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12347 Salloom, Sinclair And The Mother Bear* Salloom, Sinclair And The Mother Bear(LP, Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept Δ12347 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12354 The Bob Crewe Generation Orchestra* Barbarella (Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP) Dynovoice Records Δ12354 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12431 The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Bands(LP, Album) White Whale Δ12431 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12454 Three Dog Night Three Dog Night(LP, Album) ABC/Dunhill Records Δ12454 US 1969 Sell This Version
△12473 The Rolling Stones Angie / Silver Train(7", Single) Rolling Stones Records △12473 US 1973 Sell This Version
Δ12487 Pat Boone Don't Forbid Me / Anastasia(7", Single) Dot Records Δ12487 US 1956 Sell This Version
Δ12508 Box Tops Super Hits(LP, Comp) Bell Records Δ12508 US 1968 Sell This Version
△12526 Deep Purple The Book Of Taliesyn(LP, Album) Tetragrammaton Records △12526 US 1968 Sell This Version
△12539 Dillard & Clark The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark(LP, Album, Mon) A&M Records, A&M Records △12539 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12607 Fever Tree Another Time, Another Place(LP, Album) UNI Records Δ12607 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12612 Dion (3) Dion(LP, Album, Mon) Laurie Records, Laurie Records Δ12612 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ12671 Ten Years After Stonedhenge(LP, Album, Mon) Deram, London Records Δ12671 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ12703 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin(LP, Album, Mon) Atlantic Δ12703 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ 12735 Andy Kim Rainbow Ride (Album) Δ 12735 US 1969 Sell This Version
△12764 Rene And Rene* Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero(LP) White Whale △12764 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ 12775 Passing Clouds (2) Hawks And Doves(LP, Album) Records By Pete, Records By Pete Δ 12775 US 1968 Sell This Version
△12782 Dusty Springfield Dusty In Memphis(LP, Album, Mon) Atlantic △12782 US 1969 Sell This Version
△12805 Mint Tattoo Mint Tattoo(LP, Album, Gat) Dot Records △12805 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ12824 Various The Super Groups(LP, Comp, MO) Atco Records Δ12824 US 1969 Sell This Version
△12863 Mint Tattoo Mint Tattoo(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Dot Records, Dot Records △12863 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ12866 The Moody Blues Days Of Future Passed(LP, Album, Hyp) Deram Δ12866 US 1967 Sell This Version
Δ12889 The Incredible String Band Wee Tam (Album) Δ12889 US 1969 Sell This Version
∆12895 Judy Collins Wildflowers(LP, Album, RE, Mon) Elektra ∆12895 US 1969 Sell This Version
△12914 Cream (2) Goodbye(LP, Album, MO) ATCO Records △12914 US 1969 Sell This Version
∆12920 MC5 Kick Out The Jams(LP, Album, Unc) Elektra ∆12920 US 1969 Sell This Version
△12990 The Flying Burrito Bros The Gilded Palace Of Sin (Album) △12990 US 1969 Sell This Version
△13074 The Group (26) Featuring Vangie Carmichael The Group (26) Featuring Vangie Carmichael - The Warm & Groovy Sounds Of The Group Featuring Vangie Carmichael(LP, Album) Records By Pete, Records By Pete △13074 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ13091 Fields (5) Fields(LP, Album) Uni Records Δ13091 US 1969 Sell This Version
∆13093 Tim Buckley Happy Sad(LP, Album, RP) Elektra ∆13093 US Unknown Sell This Version
∆13116 MC5 Kick Out The Jams (Album) ∆13116 US 1969 Sell This Version