Jem Records, Inc.

Jem Records, Inc.

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US distributing company; sometimes printed as Jem Records Inc.
From 1971 through 1988, Jem Records, Inc. was one of the world's largest importer/exporters and distributors of records.

Building on a business of importing and distributing British albums into the United States Jem grew to have office and warehouse locations from London to Los Angeles with the home office in South Plainfield, New Jersey.

In 1973, Jem in association with Sire Records launched Passport Records in order to manufacture and release records from within the United States. The Passport label eventually grew to become the Passport Records Group which included the original flagship Passport label, Passport Jazz, The Audion Recording Company, and several other diverse labels.

The Jem Records distribution division found itself in financial difficulty in the mid-1980s. Though the Passport Records Group was consistently profitable, the parent company was unable to stay afloat and the entire corporation was shut down.

After Jem Records went out of business at the end of 1988 taking Passport Records and The Audion Recording Company with it. When the Jem assets were liquidated, all of the records in their warehouses were sold off to the cutout market.
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Jem Records, Inc.
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
U.S.A.
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
#1 Various - Passed Normal (Vol 1) Various Passed Normal (Vol 1)(LP, Comp, RE) FOT Records #1 US 1987 Sell This Version
28MM 0243 Rick Derringer - Good Dirty Fun Rick Derringer Good Dirty Fun (Album) 28MM 0243 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
181 Harold Budd - The Serpent (In Quicksilver) Harold Budd The Serpent (In Quicksilver)(LP, Album) Cantil 181 US 1981 Sell This Version
827 022-1 Roger Eno - Voices Roger Eno Voices(LP, Album, TP) Editions EG, Jem Records, Inc. 827 022-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
8122-74370-2 X (5) - Los Angeles X (5) Los Angeles(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Slash, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-74370-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
AD 1031 Chris Smither - It Ain't Easy Chris Smither It Ain't Easy(LP, Album) Adelphi Records Inc. AD 1031 US 1984 Sell This Version
AD 4105 The Nighthawks (3) - Open All Nite The Nighthawks (3) Open All Nite(LP, Album) Adelphi Records (4) AD 4105 US 1976 Sell This Version
AD 5015 The Widespread Jazz Orchestra - Swing Is The Thing The Widespread Jazz Orchestra Swing Is The Thing (Album) AD 5015 US 1983 Sell This Version
AD 4122/23 Various - Texas Folk & Outlaw Music (Kerrville Festivals 1972-1976) Various Texas Folk & Outlaw Music (Kerrville Festivals 1972-1976)(2xLP, Comp) Adelphi Records Inc. AD 4122/23 US 1983 Sell This Version
AD 4130/35 Nighthawks* - Times Four Nighthawks* Times Four(2xLP, Album) Adelphi Records Inc. AD 4130/35 US 1982 Sell This Version
ADC 4122/23 Various - Texas Folk & Outlaw Music (Kerrville Festivals 1972-1976) Various Texas Folk & Outlaw Music (Kerrville Festivals 1972-1976)(Cass, Album) Adelphi Records Inc. ADC 4122/23 US 1983 Sell This Version
APE 6001 The Gun Club - Miami The Gun Club Miami(LP, Album, RE) Animal Records APE 6001 US 1982 Sell This Version
APE 6005ST Various - Wild Style Various Wild Style(LP) Animal Records, Animal Records APE 6005ST US 1983 Sell This Version
APE 6006 The Gun Club - The Las Vegas Story The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story(LP, Album) Animal Records APE 6006 US 1984 Sell This Version
APEC 6000 Iggy Pop - Zombie Birdhouse Iggy Pop Zombie Birdhouse (Album) APEC 6000 US 1982 Sell This Version
APEC 6005ST Various - Wild Style Various Wild Style(Cass, Album, Whi) Animal Records APEC 6005ST US 1983 Sell This Version
APEC 6006 The Gun Club - The Las Vegas Story The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story (Album) APEC 6006 US 1984 Sell This Version
A RIPE 1 Thomas Leer - Letter From America Thomas Leer Letter From America (Album) A RIPE 1 US 1982 Sell This Version
A RIPE 1C Thomas Leer - Letter From America Thomas Leer Letter From America(Cass) Cherry Red, Cachalot Records A RIPE 1C US 1982 Sell This Version
ASM 101 Sierra (17) - Branded Man Sierra (17) Branded Man(7") Awesome Records (5) ASM 101 US 1984 Sell This Version
ASM 105 Coyote McCloud - Where's The Beef Coyote McCloud Where's The Beef(7", Promo) Awesome Records (5), Wendy's ASM 105 US 1984 Sell This Version
ASM 105-A Coyote McCloud Featuring Clara Peller - Where's The Beef Coyote McCloud Featuring Clara Peller Coyote McCloud Featuring Clara Peller - Where's The Beef(7") Awesome Records (5), Wendy's ASM 105-A US 1984 Sell This Version
ASM 105 DJ Coyote McCloud - Where's The Beef Coyote McCloud Where's The Beef(7", Promo) Awesome Records (5) ASM 105 DJ US 1984 Sell This Version
AURA 1 Steve Hillage - Aura Steve Hillage Aura(LP, Comp, Promo) Virgin International AURA 1 US 1979 Sell This Version
BEP-114 Iggy Pop & James Williamson / Iggy And The Stooges* - Consolation Prizes Iggy Pop & James Williamson / Iggy And The Stooges* Iggy Pop & James Williamson / Iggy And The Stooges* - Consolation Prizes (EP) BEP-114 US 1977 Sell This Version
BIG 3 Burundi Black - Burundi Black Burundi Black Burundi Black(12") Cachalot Records, Barclay BIG 3 US 1981 Sell This Version
BIG 6 Malaria! - New York Passage Malaria! New York Passage(12") Cachalot Records BIG 6 US 1982 Sell This Version
BIG 8 C Personal Effects - Personal Effects Personal Effects Personal Effects(Cass, EP) Cachalot Records BIG 8 C US 1982 Sell This Version
BL 6177 Melanie (2) - Arabesque Melanie (2) Arabesque(LP, Album) Blanche Records BL 6177 US 1982 Sell This Version
Bomp EP-113 Iggy And The Stooges* - I'm Sick Of You! Iggy And The Stooges* I'm Sick Of You! (EP) Bomp EP-113 US 1977 Sell This Version
BONE 1283102 GMT (6) - One By One GMT (6) One By One(12", MiniAlbum) Mausoleum BONE 1283102 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
BRUBOOT 28 Bruford - The Bruford Tapes Bruford The Bruford Tapes(LP, Album, Promo) Jem Records, Inc. BRUBOOT 28 US 1979 Sell This Version
BTG-8008 New Models Sight And Sound(12", EP, P/Unofficial) Big Time BTG-8008 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
CA 125 Various - Stars Of The Streets Encore Various Stars Of The Streets Encore(LP, Comp) Cachalot Records CA 125 US 1981 Sell This Version
CA 127 Medium Medium - The Glitterhouse Medium Medium The Glitterhouse(LP, Album) Cachalot Records, Cherry Red CA 127 US 1981 Sell This Version
CODA 5 Hubbards Cubbard - Hubbards Cubbard Hubbards Cubbard Hubbards Cubbard(LP, Album) Coda Records (3) CODA 5 US 1986 Sell This Version
CR-001 Sadaka - Premonition Sadaka Premonition(LP, Album) Creatic Records CR-001 US 1982 Sell This Version
CR 006 Standing Waves - Vertigo Standing Waves Vertigo(12", EP, RE) Classified Records (4) CR 006 US 1981 Sell This Version
DD 4 The Monochrome Set - The Monochrome Set "Strange Boutique"(LP, Album) Virgin International, Virgin International DD 4 US 1980 Sell This Version
D.T.K. 213 Heartbreakers* - Live At Max's Kansas City Heartbreakers* Live At Max's Kansas City (Album) D.T.K. 213 US 1979 Sell This Version
EEGCD 3 Fripp & Eno - Evening Star Fripp & Eno Evening Star(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 3 US 1988 Sell This Version
EEGCD 7 Jon Hassell / Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1 Possible Musics Jon Hassell / Brian Eno Jon Hassell / Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1 Possible Musics(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 7 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD9 Robert Fripp · The League Of Gentlemen (2) - God Save The King Robert Fripp · The League Of Gentlemen (2) Robert Fripp · The League Of Gentlemen (2) - God Save The King(CD, Comp, RE) Editions EG EEGCD9 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 10 Robert Fripp - Let The Power Fall Robert Fripp Let The Power Fall(CD, Album, RE, RM) Editions EG EEGCD 10 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
EEGCD 11 Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Penguin Cafe Orchestra Penguin Cafe Orchestra Penguin Cafe Orchestra(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 11 US Unknown Sell This Version
EEGCD 17 Brian Eno - Ambient 1 (Music For Airports) Brian Eno Ambient 1 (Music For Airports) (Album) EEGCD 17 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 18 Harold Budd / Brian Eno - Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror Harold Budd / Brian Eno Harold Budd / Brian Eno - Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror (Album) EEGCD 18 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 19 Laraaji Produced By Brian Eno - Ambient 3 (Day Of Radiance) Laraaji Produced By Brian Eno Laraaji Produced By Brian Eno - Ambient 3 (Day Of Radiance)(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 19 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 20 Brian Eno - Ambient 4/ On Land Brian Eno Ambient 4/ On Land(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG, Jem Records EEGCD 20 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 23 Brian Eno - Discreet Music Brian Eno Discreet Music(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 23 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 27 Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music From The Penguin Cafe Penguin Cafe Orchestra Music From The Penguin Cafe(CD, Album, RE) Editions EG EEGCD 27 US 1989 Sell This Version
EEGCD 37 Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl (Album) EEGCD 37 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 38 Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Broadcasting From Home Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home (Album) EEGCD 38 US 1984 Sell This Version
EEGCD 43 Robert Fripp And The League Of Crafty Guitarists - Live! Robert Fripp And The League Of Crafty Guitarists Robert Fripp And The League Of Crafty Guitarists - Live!(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 43 US 1986 Sell This Version
EEGCD 45 G. I. Gurdjieff* And Thomas de Hartmann - Elan Sicroff - Journey To Inaccessible Places And Other Music G. I. Gurdjieff* And Thomas de Hartmann - Elan Sicroff G. I. Gurdjieff* And Thomas de Hartmann - Elan Sicroff - Journey To Inaccessible Places And Other Music(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 45 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 46 Harold Budd - Lovely Thunder Harold Budd Lovely Thunder(CD, Album) Editions EG, Editions EG EEGCD 46 US 1986 Sell This Version
EEGCD 47 Various - Angels In The Architecture Various Angels In The Architecture(CD, Comp) Editions EG EEGCD 47 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 48 Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Earthworks Bill Bruford's Earthworks Earthworks(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 48 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 49 Man Jumping - World Service Man Jumping World Service(CD) Editions EG EEGCD 49 US 1987 Sell This Version
EEGCD 53 District Six - To Be Free District Six To Be Free(CD, Album) Editions EG EEGCD 53 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGBS 2 Brian Eno - Music For Films Volume 2 Brian Eno Music For Films Volume 2 (Album) EGBS 2 US 1983 Sell This Version
EGCD 1 King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (Album) EGCD 1 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 2 King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon King Crimson In The Wake Of Poseidon (Album) EGCD 2 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 4 King Crimson - Lizard King Crimson Lizard (Album) EGCD 4 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD5 King Crimson - Islands King Crimson Islands (Album) EGCD5 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 7 King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic King Crimson Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Album) EGCD 7 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 11 Eno* - Here Come The Warm Jets Eno* Here Come The Warm Jets(CD, Album) EG, Jem Records, Inc. EGCD 11 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 12 King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black King Crimson Starless And Bible Black (Album) EGCD 12 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 17 Eno* - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Eno* Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)(CD, Album, RE, Dis) EG EGCD 17 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 21 Eno* - Another Green World Eno* Another Green World (Album) EGCD 21 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 26 801 - 801 Live 801 801 Live(CD, Album, RE) EG EGCD 26 US 1988 Sell This Version
EGCD 41 Robert Fripp - Exposure Robert Fripp Exposure(CD, Album, RE) EG EGCD 41 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 53 Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno - Apollo - Atmospheres & Soundtracks Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno - Apollo - Atmospheres & Soundtracks (Album) EGCD 53 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 57 Killing Joke - Killing Joke Killing Joke Killing Joke(CD, Album, RE) EG EGCD 57 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 58 Killing Joke - What's This For...! Killing Joke What's This For...!(CD, Album, RE) EG EGCD 58 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 59 Killing Joke - Revelations Killing Joke Revelations(CD, Album) EG EGCD 59 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 60 Killing Joke - Fire Dances Killing Joke Fire Dances(CD, Album, RE) EG, EG EGCD 60 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 64 Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon Brian Eno Thursday Afternoon (Album) EGCD 64 US 1985 Sell This Version
EGCD 65 Brian Eno - Desert Island Selection Brian Eno Desert Island Selection(CD, Comp) EG EGCD 65 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 67 Bill Bruford - Master Strokes 1978-1985 Bill Bruford Master Strokes 1978-1985 (Comp) EGCD 67 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 68 King Crimson - The Compact King Crimson King Crimson The Compact King Crimson (Comp) EGCD 68 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 69 Phil Manzanera - Guitarissimo Phil Manzanera Guitarissimo(CD, Comp) EG EGCD 69 US 1986 Sell This Version
EGDC-2 Fripp & Eno - No Pussyfooting / Evening Star Fripp & Eno No Pussyfooting / Evening Star(Cass, Comp) Editions EG EGDC-2 US 1981 Sell This Version
EGDC-3 Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music From The Penguin Cafe / Penguin Cafe Orchestra Penguin Cafe Orchestra Music From The Penguin Cafe / Penguin Cafe Orchestra(Cass, Album, Comp) Editions EG EGDC-3 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGED 9 Robert Fripp / The League Of Gentlemen (2) - God Save The King Robert Fripp / The League Of Gentlemen (2) Robert Fripp / The League Of Gentlemen (2) - God Save The King(LP, Comp) Editions EG EGED 9 US 1985 Sell This Version
EGED 14 Phil Manzanera - Primitive Guitars Phil Manzanera Primitive Guitars (Album) EGED 14 US 1982 Sell This Version
EGED 15 Various - First Edition Various First Edition(LP, Comp) Editions EG EGED 15 US 1982 Sell This Version
EGED 20 Brian Eno - Ambient 4 (On Land) Brian Eno Ambient 4 (On Land) (Album) EGED 20 US 1982 Sell This Version
EGED 27 Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music From The Penguin Cafe Penguin Cafe Orchestra Music From The Penguin Cafe(LP, Album, RE) Editions EG EGED 27 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGED 31 Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism Jon Hassell Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 31 US 1983 Sell This Version
EGED 32 Pictures (2) - Pictures Pictures (2) Pictures (Album) EGED 32 US 1983 Sell This Version
EGED 33 Moraz* - Bruford* - Music For Piano And Drums Moraz* - Bruford* Moraz* - Bruford* - Music For Piano And Drums(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 33 US 1983 Sell This Version
EGED 34 Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Geschenk Des Augenblicks = Gift Of The Moment Hans-Joachim Roedelius Geschenk Des Augenblicks = Gift Of The Moment(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 34 US 1984 Sell This Version
EGED 36 Robert Quine / Fred Maher - Basic Robert Quine / Fred Maher Robert Quine / Fred Maher - Basic(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 36 US 1984 Sell This Version
EGED 37 Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 37 US 1984 Sell This Version
EGED 38 Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Broadcasting From Home Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 38 US 1984 Sell This Version
EGED 39 Arto Lindsay / Ambitious Lovers - Envy Arto Lindsay / Ambitious Lovers Arto Lindsay / Ambitious Lovers - Envy(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 39 US 1984 Sell This Version
EGED 40 Michael Nyman - The Kiss And Other Movements Michael Nyman The Kiss And Other Movements(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 40 US 1985 Sell This Version
EGED 41 Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois - Hybrid Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois - Hybrid(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 41 US 1985 Sell This Version
EGED 42 Roger Eno - Voices Roger Eno Voices(LP, Album) Editions EG EGED 42 US 1985 Sell This Version