Kinney Music GmbH

Kinney Music GmbH

Profile:
Please note: This is a German record company, not a label.

See also Kinney Music Ltd. and Kinney Music Of Canada, Ltd.

Established April 1st 1971, Kinney Music GmbH, part of the Kinney Music Group, licensed releases from Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Elektra and Atlantic in Germany till the end of 1972. Releases from this period always have a Kinney Music GmbH credit on the label rim as well as on the back cover or bear (as with early Atlantic or Elektra releases) at least a Kinney specific five-digit catalogue number on the labels.

Approximately in December 1972, Kinney's successor WEA Musik GmbH was founded which started distributing records in January 1973. These WEA pressings can be easily identified by their "Distributed by WEA Music GmbH" label rim text.

Please note: Many WEA reissues of successful records originally published in Germany before WEA started its own distribution show a 1972 date, but were repressed in 1973 or later.

Mixed releases with a cover still mentioning Kinney Musik GmbH on the cover but with a later WEA distributed record appear, also some very few Kinney pressings in later WEA covers are known.

A transitional label variation with a Kinney Music GmbH rim text and a bold "WEA" printed next to the spindle hole exists which could not be dated exactly yet.

Additionally, there are some label variations known which could help distinguishing genuine 1971 or 1972 Kinney releases in the future:

- in the beginning, all Kinney releases came without a label prefix (ATL, ELK, REP, WB). All known 1972 releases come with a prefix.
- early in 1971, many Atlantic releases show a cat# with a decimal mark pointer (xx.xxx) instead of a printer's thin space (xx xxx) on the label and often with a publishing date (P. or ) outside the label's rim.
- a bold K in the white bar, left to the spindle hole - similar to later bold WEA prints - is known on some Atlantic pressings from this period.
- all Warner releases in the Kinney era seem to have a TELDEC (=TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH) credit on the rim.

Before April 1971, releases from Warner Bros. Records and Reprise Records were distributed by TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH, Elektra and Atlantic were distributed by Metronome Records GmbH.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
(obsolete)
Gustav Freytag Strasse 13
Hamburg
[l277851]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
10.008 King Floyd Baby Let Me Kiss You / Please Don't Leave Me Lonely(7") Atlantic, Atlantic 10.008 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.011 Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love(7", Single) Atlantic 10.011 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.013 Lulu Warum Tust Du Mir Weh / Traurig, Aber Wahr(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 10.013 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.014 Lulu Everybody Clap(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 10.014 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.017 Graham Nash Chicago(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 10.017 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.033 Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem / Lean On Me(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 10.033 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.083 Lulu Ich Brauche Deine Liebe / Wach' Ich Oder Träum' Ich(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 10.083 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.084 Aretha Franklin Rock Steady(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 10.084 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.085 Jonathan Edwards (2) Sunshine(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 10.085 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10 156 Led Zeppelin Rock And Roll / Four Sticks (Single) 10 156 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 007 Bread Let Your Love Go / If(7", Single) Exulta 12 007 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
12 011 The Doors Love Her Madly(7", Single) Exulta, Exulta 12 011 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 063 Fleetwood Mac Dragonfly(7") Reprise Records 14 063 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 065 Frank Sinatra I Will Drink The Wine (Single) 14 065 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 066 Neil Young When You Dance I Can Really Love(7", Single) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 14 066 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 072 Nancy Sinatra Is Anybody Going To San Antone? (Single) 14 072 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 073 Norman Greenbaum I.J. Foxx (Single) 14 073 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 075 Arlo Guthrie The Ballad Of Tricky Fred(7", Mono) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 14 075 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 080 Fanny (2) Seven Roads / Shade Me(7", Single, Promo) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 14 080 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 081 Crazy Horse Downtown 14 081 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 090 Family (6) In My Own Time(7", Single) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 14 090 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 091 Free Rose Song Of Peace(7", Single) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 14 091 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 073 Curved Air It Happened Today (Single) 16 073 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 075 James Taylor (2) Country Road(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 16 075 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 077 The Grateful Dead Truckin' (Single) 16 077 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 090 Turley Richards My World Is Empty Without You(7", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 16 090 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 092 Curved Air Back Street Luv(7", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 16 092 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
19 002 Medicine Head (2) (And The) Pictures In The Sky / Natural Sight(7", Single) Dandelion Records 19 002 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
19 100 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar / Bitch(7", Single) Rolling Stones Records, Rolling Stones Records 19 100 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 800-1 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Club, RE) Atlantic 28 800-1 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
34 001 Family (6) Old Songs, New Songs(LP, Comp) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 34 001 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.011 Percy Sledge The Percy Sledge Way(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.011 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.021 King Curtis Sweet Soul(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.021 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.033 Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.033 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 037 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (Album) 40 037 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.038 Herbie Mann Memphis Underground(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.038 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 041 Les McCann & Eddie Harris Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 041 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.077 Buffalo Springfield Last Time Around(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.077 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.097 Roberta Flack Chapter Two (Album) 40.097 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.106 Yes The Yes Album(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.106 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.107 Loudon Wainwright III Loudon Wainwright III(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.107 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.109 Jesse Davis* ¡Jesse Davis!(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.109 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.115 Freddie Hubbard The Black Angel(LP) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.115 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 132 The Rascals Search And Nearness(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 132 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.197 Jo Mama J Is For Jump(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.197 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.198 Blues Image Red White & Blues Image(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.198 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.202 Kate Taylor Sister Kate(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.202 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 209 Duke Ellington New Orleans Suite(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 209 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.213 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Motel Shot (Album) 40.213 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.216 Cactus (3) One Way... Or Another(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.216 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.223 MC5 High Time(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.223 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.224 Brook Benton The Gospel Truth(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.224 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.225 Wilson Pickett The Best Of Wilson Pickett Vol.II(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.225 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.229 Various "Homer" (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.229 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.246 Eddie Harris & Les McCann Eddie Harris & Les McCann - Second Movement(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.246 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.250 Dr. John, The Night Tripper* The Sun Moon & Herbs(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.250 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.273 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Celebration Record (Comp) 40.273 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.279 Aretha Franklin Aretha's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.279 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.283 Herbie Mann Push Push(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.283 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.290 Various Soul To Soul (Music From The Original Soundtrack - Recorded Live In Ghana, West Africa)(LP, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.290 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 012 The Doors The Doors (Album) 42 012 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 016 The Doors Strange Days (Album) 42 016 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 033 The Butterfield Blues Band* Keep On Moving(LP, Album, RE) Exulta, Exulta, Exulta 42 033 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 041 The Doors Waiting For The Sun (Album) 42 041 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 050 Bread On The Waters(LP, Album, RE) Exulta, Exulta 42 050 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 053 Tim Buckley Lorca(LP, Album, RE) Exulta, Elektra, Elektra 42 053 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 055 The Stooges Fun House(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Exulta, Exulta 42 055 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 062 The Doors 13 (Comp) 42 062 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 072 Tim Buckley Happy Sad(LP, Album, RE) Exulta 42 072 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 076 Paul Siebel Jack-Knife Gypsy(LP, Album) Exulta 42 076 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42077 Carly Simon Carly Simon(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra 42077 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 079 The Doors The Soft Parade (Album) 42 079 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 080 The Doors Morrison Hotel(LP, Album, RE) Exulta 42 080 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 081 Bread Manna(LP, Album) Exulta 42 081 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 090 Doors* L.A. Woman (Album) 42 090 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 006 Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records 44 006 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 016 Frank Sinatra A Man Alone & Other Songs Of Rod McKuen(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records 44 016 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 017 Frank Sinatra Watertown(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 017 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 018 Frank Sinatra Greatest Hits, Vol. II(LP, Comp) Reprise Records 44 018 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 019 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) 44 019 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 020 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) 44 020 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 024 Trini Lopez Trini Lopez At PJ's(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 024 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 027 Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 027 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 046 Miriam Makeba Pata Pata(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 046 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 059 Neil Young Neil Young (Album) 44 059 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 067 Dean Martin I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am(LP, Album, RP) Reprise Records 44 067 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 073 Neil Young With Crazy Horse* Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 073 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) 44 078 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 085 Joni Mitchell Ladies Of The Canyon(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 085 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 088 Neil Young After The Gold Rush(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records 44 088 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 091 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 091 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 093 Ry Cooder Ry Cooder(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 093 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 094 Dean Martin My Woman, My Woman, My Wife(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 094 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 101 Jimmy L. Webb* Words And Music (Album) 44 101 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 104 Family (6) A Song For Me(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 104 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 106 Peter Green (2) The End Of The Game(LP, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 106 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 109 Nancy Sinatra Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 109 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 111 Fanny (2) Fanny(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 111 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 112 Sweetwater Just For You(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 112 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 113 Fats Domino Fats(LP, Album) Reprise Records 44 113 Germany 1971 Sell This Version