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
△12526 Deep Purple The Book Of Taliesyn(LP, Album) Tetragrammaton Records △12526 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
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
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, MO) 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
Δ12889 The Incredible String Band Wee Tam (Album) Δ12889 US 1969 Sell This Version
∆12895 Judy Collins Wildflowers(LP, Album, RE) 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
∆13116 MC5 Kick Out The Jams (Album) ∆13116 US 1969 Sell This Version
13173 Elyse Weinberg Elyse(LP, Album, Promo) Tetragrammaton Records 13173 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13209 Bob Darin* Commitment(LP, Album, Promo) Direction (4) Δ13209 US 1969 Sell This Version
▲13210 Phil Ochs Rehearsals For Retirement(LP, TP) A&M Records ▲13210 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13250 Ashes (19) featuring Pat Taylor Ashes (19) featuring Pat Taylor - Ashes(LP, Album) Vault, Vault Δ13250 US 1970 Sell This Version
∆13264 Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends(LP, Album) A&M Records ∆13264 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13280 The Dell-Vikings Come Go With Me / How Can I Find True Love(7", Single) Dot Records Δ13280 US 1957 Sell This Version
∆13282 The Dell-Vikings Come Go With Me / How Can I Find True Love(7", Single) Dot Records ∆13282 US 1956 Sell This Version
△13348 Bee Gees Best Of Bee Gees(LP, Comp, MO) ATCO Records △13348 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13454 Tom Jones This Is Tom Jones(LP, Album) Parrot Δ13454 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13463 Deep Purple Deep Purple (Album) Δ13463 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13514 Jim Ford Harlan County(LP, Album) Sundown (2), White Whale Δ13514 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13552 The Doors The Soft Parade(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra Δ13552 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13596 Spooky Tooth Spooky Two(LP, Album, Mon) A&M Records, A&M Records Δ13596 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ13619 New York Rock & Roll Ensemble* Faithful Friends(LP, Album) ATCO Records Δ13619 US 1969 Sell This Version
△13705 Smith (3) A Group Called Smith(LP, Album, Mon) ABC/Dunhill Records △13705 US 1969 Sell This Version
△13717 Bread Bread(LP, Album) Elektra △13717 US 1969 Sell This Version
△13732 Giant Crab Cool It...Helios(LP, Album, Mon) UNI Records △13732 US 1969 Sell This Version
13797 John Mayall The Turning Point(LP, Album) Polydor 13797 US 1969 Sell This Version
△13819 The Moving Sidewalks Flash(LP, Album) Tantara △13819 US 1968 Sell This Version
Δ13933 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic Δ13933 US 1969 Sell This Version
△14022 The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band(LP, Album, Gat) ATCO Records △14022 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ14062 Fat Mattress Fat Mattress(LP, Album) ATCO Records Δ14062 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ14064 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker! (Album) Δ14064 US 1969 Sell This Version
∆14073 Steppenwolf Monster(LP, Album, Mon) ABC/Dunhill Records ∆14073 US 1969 Sell This Version
△14119 Cold Blood Cold Blood(LP, Album, MO) San Francisco Records △14119 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ14121 Love Out Here(2xLP, Album, Promo) Blue Thumb Records Δ14121 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ14133 Various WPOP, Volume 2 "Hear Here"(LP, Comp, Rai) WPOP, WPOP Δ14133 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ 14149 The Clique (6) The Clique(LP, Album) White Whale Δ 14149 US 1969 Sell This Version
∆14157 The Rascals See(LP, Album) Atlantic ∆14157 US 1969 Sell This Version
14158 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Atlantic 14158 US 1969 Sell This Version
Δ14279 Dusty Springfield A Brand New Me (Album) Δ14279 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14320 Jamul Jamul(LP, Album) Lizard, Lizard Δ14320 US 1970 Sell This Version
14356 The Moody Blues To Our Children's Children's Children(LP, Album, Ste) Threshold Records 14356 US 1969 Sell This Version
▲14357 Phil Ochs Greatest Hits(LP, TP) A&M Records ▲14357 US 1970 Sell This Version
△14365 Deep Purple, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Deep Purple, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (Album) △14365 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14435 The Doors Morrison Hotel(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra Δ14435 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14480 Truth (13) Truth(LP, Album) People Records (5), People Records (5) Δ14480 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14527 Jamme Jamme(LP, Album) ABC/Dunhill Records Δ14527 US 1970 Sell This Version
∆14532 Mountain Climbing!(LP, Album, Uni) Windfall Records, Windfall Records ∆14532 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14535 Leon Russell Leon Russell (Album) Δ14535 US 1970 Sell This Version
∆14550 Blues Image Open(LP, Album, Mon) ATCO Records ∆14550 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14559 The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan - In The Beginning (Circa 1960)(LP, Comp, RE) Polydor Δ14559 US 1970 Sell This Version
△14568 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu(LP, Album, MO;) Atlantic △14568 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14571 Fairport Convention Fairport Convention(LP, Album, RE) Cotillion Δ14571 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14575 Steppenwolf Live(2xLP, Album, Mon) ABC/Dunhill Records, ABC/Dunhill Records Δ14575 US 1970 Sell This Version
14590 Fairport Convention Liege & Lief(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) A&M Records 14590 US 1970 Sell This Version
△14605 Emitt Rhodes The American Dream(LP, Album, Promo, RE, W/Lbl) A&M Records △14605 US 1971 Sell This Version
Δ14606 John Phillips John Phillips(LP, Album, Mon) ABC/Dunhill Records, Warlok (2) Δ14606 US 1970 Sell This Version
△14615 The Move Shazam (Album) △14615 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
△14630 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton - On Tour (Album) △14630 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14646 The Flying Burrito Bros.* Burrito Deluxe(LP, Album, Mon) A&M Records, A&M Records Δ14646 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14666 Crabby Appleton Crabby Appleton(LP, Album, Mon) Elektra Δ14666 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14676 Ecology (2) Environment/Evolution(LP, Album) Happy Tiger Records Δ14676 US 1970 Sell This Version
14722 Frantic* Conception(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Lizard 14722 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14735 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton(LP, Album) ATCO Records Δ14735 US 1970 Sell This Version
∆14744 Various Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More(3xLP, Album, Mon) Cotillion ∆14744 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14797 Ron Davies Silent Song Through The Land(LP, Album, Promo, Mon) A&M Records Δ14797 US 1970 Sell This Version
△14798 James Gang James Gang Rides Again (Album) △14798 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14804 Bread On The Waters(LP, Album) Elektra Δ14804 US 1970 Sell This Version
△14813 King Crimson In The Wake Of Poseidon(LP, Album, Mon) Atlantic △14813 US 1970 Sell This Version
∆14875 The Six Teens Arrow Of Love / Was It A Dream Of Mine(7", Single, Promo, Whi) Flip Records (4) ∆14875 US 1957 Sell This Version
Δ14935 Love Revisited(LP, Comp, Gat) Elektra Δ14935 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14937 Bush (7) Bush(LP, Album, Promo) Dunhill Δ14937 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ14955 Todd Rundgren Runt(LP, Album) Ampex Records Δ14955 US 1970 Sell This Version
△14978 The Doors Absolutely Live(2xLP, Album) Elektra △14978 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ 15000 The Illusion If It's So(LP, Album) Steed Records Δ 15000 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ15009 Pugh* Ja, Dä Ä Dä!(LP, Album, Gat) Vault, Vault Δ15009 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ15030 Priscilla* Gypsy Queen(LP, Album) Sussex Δ15030 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ15057 The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge(LP, Album, Mon) Buddah Records Δ15057 US 1970 Sell This Version
△15064 Randy Sparks Angel Unchained (Original Soundtrack)(LP) American International Records △15064 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ15065 Don Randi 3 In The Cellar(LP, Album, Promo) American International Records Δ15065 US 1970 Sell This Version
∆15075 Merry Clayton Gimme Shelter (Album) ∆15075 US 1970 Sell This Version
15077 Freaky Billy The Wheelie King Loose(LP, Album) Nocturne (3) 15077 US 1969 Sell This Version
Ʌ15109 Carpenters Close To You (Album) Ʌ15109 US 1970 Sell This Version
∆15126 The Delvikings* What Made Maggie Run / Little Billy Boy(7", Single) Dot Records ∆15126 US 1957 Sell This Version
△15138 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends To Bonnie From Delaney(LP, Album, MO) ATCO Records △15138 US 1970 Sell This Version
△15149 John Mayall U.S.A. Union(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor △15149 US 1970 Sell This Version
Δ15152 Clarence Carter Patches (Album) Δ15152 US 1970 Sell This Version
△15202 Fever Tree For Sale (Album) △15202 US 1970 Sell This Version
∆ 15206 Tony Harris (2) I'll Forever Love You / Chicken, Baby, Chicken(Shellac, 10") Ebb, Ebb ∆ 15206 US 1957 Sell This Version
Δ15229 Marc Benno Marc Benno(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records Δ15229 US Unknown Sell This Version
△15258 Seals & Crofts Down Home(LP, Album) T-A △15258 US 1970 Sell This Version