Minos Matsas & Son Co. Ltd.

Minos Matsas & Son Co. Ltd.

Profile:
For Record Company credits please use Μίνως Μάτσας & Υιός Α.Ε.

Established in November 1960 by Μάκης Μάτσας (who essentially ran the company) and his father Μίνως Μάτσας (rather in a consulting role), Minos Matsas & Son. Co. Ltd. was Greece's leading independent record company with a 22% market share until it was acquired by EMI who held a 9% market share to create Minos-EMI in 1991. Minos Matsas & Son Co. Ltd. pioneered in the revival of the 'rebetiko' ('Greek blues') in the 1960s (signing rebetiko artists who were without contract at the time) and recorded most of Greece's top artists.

Minos Matsas & Son Co. Ltd. was also the local distributor of the German Odeon and Parlophone labels until 1966, when local distribution was taken over by Columbia Gramophone Company Greece Ltd. and were replaced by Minos (2) and Margophone respectively in the late 1960s. Other foreign labels that were distributed by Minos Matsas & Son Co. Ltd. at one time or another included RCA, Motown and Ariola.
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While Minos Matsas & Son Co. Ltd. claims manufacturing credit on foreign product, it never had it's own pressing plant.

Occasionally also abbreviated to "M. Matsas & Son Co. Ltd."
Name variations:
- Minos Matsas & Son
- Minos Matsas & Son Co.
- Minos Matsas & Son SA
- Minos Matsas & Son SA.
- Minos Matsas And Son S.A.

Mainly credited as:
- ℗ (primarily) & © holder on Greek releases marketed in Greece or internationally.
- Distributor or distributor & manufacturer on international releases marketed in Greece.
Sublabel
Sites:
[l281874]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2J 006 97040 Bottom & Company* Here For The Party (7", Single) Tamla Motown 2J 006 97040 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
ΣΕΙΡΙΟΣ 007 Το Ελληνικό Πρόσωπο Του Γιώργου Νταλάρα  album cover Γιώργος Νταλάρας Το Ελληνικό Πρόσωπο Του Γιώργου Νταλάρα(CD) Sirius (2) ΣΕΙΡΙΟΣ 007 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
7XG0 5362 Μες Στου Βοσπόρου Τα Στενά / Ο Μαρμαρωμένος Βασιλιάς  album cover Γιώργος Νταλάρας / Χάρις Αλεξίου Γιώργος Νταλάρας / Χάρις Αλεξίου - Μες Στου Βοσπόρου Τα Στενά / Ο Μαρμαρωμένος Βασιλιάς(7", Single, TP, Spl) Minos (2) 7XG0 5362 Greece 1972 Sell This Version
8LARS 82034 An I Agapi  album cover Tzeni Vanou* An I Agapi(8-Trk) Aris (4) 8LARS 82034 US Unknown Sell This Version
8PI-810012 Βυζαντινός Εσπερινός  album cover Α. Καλδάρας* - Λ. Παπαδόπουλος*, Γιώργος Νταλάρας, Χάρις Αλεξίου Α. Καλδάρας* - Λ. Παπαδόπουλος*, Γιώργος Νταλάρας, Χάρις Αλεξίου - Βυζαντινός Εσπερινός(8-Trk, Album) P.I. Records 8PI-810012 US 1973 Sell This Version
8PI-810087 Ta Tragoudia Tou Dromou  album cover Manos Loizos* Ta Tragoudia Tou Dromou(8-Trk) Peters International 8PI-810087 US Unknown Sell This Version
8X-MRS 9035 Μελωδικές Νοσταλγίες  album cover Φώτης Πολυμέρης Μελωδικές Νοσταλγίες(8-Trk) Margophone 8X-MRS 9035 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
8XMS 3139 Υπάρχω  album cover Καζαντζίδης* Υπάρχω(8-Trk, Album) Minos (2) 8XMS 3139 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
8XMS 3148 Τώρα Πιά  album cover Γιάννης Πάριος Τώρα Πιά(8-Trk, Album) Minos (2) 8XMS 3148 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
8XMS 10001 At Home  album cover Shocking Blue At Home(8-Trk, Album) Minos (2) 8XMS 10001 Greece 1970 Sell This Version
14C 045 1704202 6 + 6 / Μοναστηράκι Τετράγωνο  album cover Σταύρος Ξαρχάκος 6 + 6 / Μοναστηράκι Τετράγωνο(CD, Comp, RE) EMI 14C 045 1704202 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
14C 045 1704212 Μάρκος Ο Δάσκαλός Μας / Πρώτη Εκτέλεση - Markos O Daskalos Mas / First Performance  album cover Σταύρος Ξαρχάκος Μάρκος Ο Δάσκαλός Μας / Πρώτη Εκτέλεση - Markos O Daskalos Mas / First Performance(CD, Comp) EMI, EMI Greece 14C 045 1704212 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
14c 045 1704222 Επιστροφή / Πρώτη Εκτέλεση  album cover Μάνος Χατζιδάκις* Επιστροφή / Πρώτη Εκτέλεση(CD, Comp, RM, S/Edition) Minos (2) 14c 045 1704222 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
14C 045 1704242 Ένα Χαμόγελο / Κάποιο Καλοκαίρι   album cover Δήμος Μούτσης Ένα Χαμόγελο / Κάποιο Καλοκαίρι (CD, Comp) EMI 14C 045 1704242 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
14C0451704262 Μια Κυριακή... / Το Σαββατόβραδο  album cover Γιάννης Σπανός Μια Κυριακή... / Το Σαββατόβραδο(CD, Album, Comp, RE) EMI 14C0451704262 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
14C 045 1704282 Η Πόλη Μας - Κόκκινη Κλωστή  album cover Λουκιανός Κηλαηδόνης - Κωστούλα Μητροπούλου ,Τραγουδούν Δήμητρα Γαλάνη ,- Μανώλης Μητσιάς ,& Βίκυ Μοσχολιού Λουκιανός Κηλαηδόνης - Κωστούλα Μητροπούλου ,Τραγουδούν Δήμητρα Γαλάνη ,- Μανώλης Μητσιάς ,& Βίκυ Μοσχολιού - Η Πόλη Μας - Κόκκινη Κλωστή(CD, Comp) Minos Matsas & Son Co. Ltd. 14C 045 1704282 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
14C 045 1704352 Το Χαμόγελο Της Τζοκόντας / 15 Εσπερινοί  album cover Manos Hadjidakis Το Χαμόγελο Της Τζοκόντας / 15 Εσπερινοί(CD, Comp) EMI 14C 045 1704352 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
45/7A 201 Waterloo  album cover ABBA Waterloo(7", Single) Seven Arts 45/7A 201 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
1975 Δημητρούλα Μου / Πως Το Λένε  album cover Χ. Αλεξίου*, Β. Βασιλειάδη* - Πυθαγόρα* Χ. Αλεξίου*, Β. Βασιλειάδη* - Πυθαγόρα* - Δημητρούλα Μου / Πως Το Λένε(7", Single) Minos (2) 1975 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
2002 Το Μεγάλο Τραγούδι - 12 Ψαλμοί Του Δαυίδ  album cover Χάρις Αλεξίου, Κώστας Σμοκοβίτης, Γιώργος Γεωργιάδης (3) Χάρις Αλεξίου, Κώστας Σμοκοβίτης, Γιώργος Γεωργιάδης (3) - Το Μεγάλο Τραγούδι - 12 Ψαλμοί Του Δαυίδ(LP, Album) Minos (2), Standard (7) 2002 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
3-001 Canto General  album cover Μίκης Θεοδωράκης* / Πάβλο Νερούδα*, Μαρία Φαραντούρη*, Πέτρος Πανδής Προλογίζει Ο Μάνος Κατράκης Μίκης Θεοδωράκης* / Πάβλο Νερούδα*, Μαρία Φαραντούρη*, Πέτρος Πανδής Προλογίζει Ο Μάνος Κατράκης - Canto General(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Box) Atma Sphere 3-001 US 1975 Sell This Version
3506 Το Συμβόλαιο / Ει, που πας να φύγεις, στάσου!  album cover Πασχάλης Το Συμβόλαιο / Ει, που πας να φύγεις, στάσου!(12", Maxi) Minos Matsas & Son Co. Ltd. 3506 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
3510 Η Εκδίκηση Του Καραγκιόζη  album cover Modern Fears Η Εκδίκηση Του Καραγκιόζη(12", Maxi) Minos (2), Minos (2) 3510 Greece 1992 Sell This Version
4044 One Night In Bangkok  album cover Murray Head One Night In Bangkok(12", Maxi) RCA Victor 4044 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
4047 Black Kisses (Never Make You Blue)  album cover Curtie And The Boombox Black Kisses (Never Make You Blue)(12", Maxi) RCA 4047 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
4102 Beethoven  album cover Eurythmics Beethoven(12", Maxi) RCA 4102 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
4501 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going  album cover Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going(12", Maxi) Jive 4501 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
4509 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car  album cover Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (Single) 4509 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
4512 Calypso Crazy  album cover Billy Ocean Calypso Crazy(12") Jive 4512 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
4517 Love House  album cover Samantha Fox Love House(12", Maxi) Jive 4517 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
4605 Hey Mambo  album cover Barry Manilow With Kid Creole And The Coconuts Barry Manilow With Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Hey Mambo(12") Arista 4605 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
4702 Fabulous  album cover The Stylistics Fabulous(8-Trk, Album) H & L Records 4702 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
4901 Where Is The Love  album cover Mica Paris & Will Downing Mica Paris & Will Downing - Where Is The Love(12", Maxi) Island Records, 4th & Broadway 4901 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
6003 Shamrock Diaries  album cover Chris Rea Shamrock Diaries(LP, Album) Three Eggs 6003 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
6011 Rock Vs. Opera  album cover Dollie De Luxe Rock Vs. Opera (Album) 6011 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
6013 The Height Of Bad Manners  album cover Bad Manners The Height Of Bad Manners (Comp) 6013 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
6014 Melanchólia  album cover Matia Bazar Melanchólia(LP, Album) Ariston Music 6014 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
6015 On The Beach  album cover Chris Rea On The Beach(LP, Album) Three Eggs, Three Eggs 6015 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
6029 The Best Of 10 Years  album cover Boney M. The Best Of 10 Years(LP, Comp, Mixed) Three Eggs 6029 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
6039 Gipsy Kings  album cover Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings(LP, Album) Three Eggs 6039 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
6042 New Light Through Old Windows (The Best Of Chris Rea)  album cover Chris Rea New Light Through Old Windows (The Best Of Chris Rea)(LP, Comp) Three Eggs 6042 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
6052  Le Più Belle Canzoni Di Toto Cutugno   album cover Toto Cutugno Le Più Belle Canzoni Di Toto Cutugno (LP, Comp) Three Eggs 6052 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
6057 The Road To Hell  album cover Chris Rea The Road To Hell(LP, Album) Three Eggs 6057 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
6077 Καλοκαιρινές Διακοπές Με Τον Sky 100.4 Fm Stereo  album cover Various Καλοκαιρινές Διακοπές Με Τον Sky 100.4 Fm Stereo (Comp) 6077 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
6502 Say You, Say Me  album cover Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me (Maxi) 6502 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
6503 Dancing On The Ceiling  album cover Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling(12", Maxi, TP) Motown 6503 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
7008 Την Παρασκευή Το Βράδυ / Ο Μπάρμπα Γιάννης  album cover Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης Την Παρασκευή Το Βράδυ / Ο Μπάρμπα Γιάννης (Single) 7008 Greece 1972 Sell This Version
7009 Πικρή Ζωή / Ο Γυάλινος Κόσμος  album cover Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης Πικρή Ζωή / Ο Γυάλινος Κόσμος(7", Single) Standard (7) 7009 Greece 1973 Sell This Version
7502 Queen Of The Night / Satisfaction  album cover Dollie De Luxe Queen Of The Night / Satisfaction (Maxi) 7502 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
7502 Dollie De Luxe Dollie De Luxe(LP, Album, TP) Three Eggs 7502 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
7514 I Got A Feeling  album cover O'Chi Brown I Got A Feeling(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7514 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
7518 Dreadlock Holiday (Rap-Sody)  album cover Top Deck Dreadlock Holiday (Rap-Sody)(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7518 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
7520 Loving You Again  album cover Chris Rea Loving You Again(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7520 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
7522  	El Watusi - La Bamba  album cover Madou (3) El Watusi - La Bamba(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7522 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
7523 Supernature '88  album cover Cerrone Supernature '88(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7523 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
7536 Bam Bam Ba Ba Bam  album cover G-Spot (5) Bam Bam Ba Ba Bam(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7536 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
7540 I Don't Believe In Miracles (Merlin's Magical Mix)  album cover Sinitta I Don't Believe In Miracles (Merlin's Magical Mix)(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7540 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
7542 Shake It Up (Do The Boogaloo)  album cover Rod Shake It Up (Do The Boogaloo)(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7542 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
7546 Backseat Of Your Cadillac  album cover C.C. Catch Backseat Of Your Cadillac(12", Maxi) Three Eggs, Three Eggs 7546 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
7549 Amor De Mis Amores (La Foule)  album cover Son Caribe Amor De Mis Amores (La Foule)(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7549 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
7550 Jack To The Sound Of The Underground  album cover Hithouse Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Maxi) 7550 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
7555 A Far L'Amore Comincia Tu  album cover Barbara A Far L'Amore Comincia Tu(12", Maxi, TP) Three Eggs 7555 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
7557 Chica Cubana  album cover Tatjana Chica Cubana(12", Maxi) Three Eggs 7557 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
8933 Dance Power '86  album cover Various Dance Power '86 (Comp) 8933 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
10695 Bobby  album cover Bobby Brown Bobby(Cass, Album) MCA Records 10695 Greece 1992 Sell This Version
11018 Sounds Like Searchers  album cover The Searchers Sounds Like Searchers(LP, Album, RE) PRT 11018 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
16044 Reflections  album cover Rick James Reflections(LP, Comp) Motown 16044 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
20291 A Legendary Performer - Volume 4  album cover Elvis Presley A Legendary Performer - Volume 4(LP, Comp) RCA 20291 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
22009 Midnight Star  album cover Midnight Star Midnight Star(LP, Album) Solar 22009 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
25005 The Baroque Connection  album cover The New World Ensemble Conducted By Ettore Stratta The New World Ensemble Conducted By Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Connection(LP, Album) K-tel International 25005 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
25009 Souled Out  album cover Martha Reeves, Sam And Dave*, Percy Sledge, Gladys Knight & The Pips* Martha Reeves, Sam And Dave*, Percy Sledge, Gladys Knight & The Pips* - Souled Out(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 25009 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
40003 Mama's Boys  album cover Mama's Boys Mama's Boys(LP, Album) Jive 40003 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
40010 Disc Drive  album cover Various Disc Drive (Comp) 40010 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
40016 Back In Black  album cover Whodini Back In Black(LP, Album) Jive 40016 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
40020 Soul Searching Volume One  album cover Various Soul Searching Volume One(LP, Comp) Jive 40020 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
40025 The Jive Juke Box  album cover Various The Jive Juke Box(LP, Comp) Jive, Jive 40025 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
0040.030 The Original Mikis Theodorakis  album cover Mikis Theodorakis The Original Mikis Theodorakis(LP, Comp) Metronome, Metronome 0040.030 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
40032 Soul Searching Volume Two  album cover Various Soul Searching Volume Two(LP, Comp) Jive 40032 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
40033 Word Three  album cover Various Word Three (Comp) 40033 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
40035 More Than Friends  album cover Jonathan Butler More Than Friends(LP, Album, TP) Jive 40035 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
40040 The Best Of Belgian New Beat  album cover Various The Best Of Belgian New Beat(LP, Comp) Jive 40040 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
45003 Can't Slow Down  album cover Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Motown 45003 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
45013 Nightshift  album cover Commodores Nightshift(LP, Album) Motown 45013 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
45014 Truly For You  album cover The Temptations Truly For You (Album) 45014 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
45015 Wild Animal  album cover Vanity Wild Animal(LP, Album) Motown 45015 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
45016 Diana* & Marvin* Diana* & Marvin* - Diana & Marvin(LP, Album, RE) Motown 45016 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
45017 Innervisions  album cover Stevie Wonder Innervisions(LP, Album, RE, RP) Motown 45017 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
45018 Fulfillingness' First Finale  album cover Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Motown 45018 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
45022 Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits  album cover Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Motown 45022 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
45026 Rhythm Of The Night  album cover DeBarge Rhythm Of The Night (Album) 45026 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
45027 In Square Circle  album cover Stevie Wonder In Square Circle(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 45027 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
45028 Diana's Duets  album cover Diana Ross Diana's Duets(LP, Comp, RE) Motown 45028 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
45031 The Motown Christmas Album  album cover Various The Motown Christmas Album(LP, Comp) Motown 45031 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
45032 Touch Me  album cover The Temptations Touch Me(LP, Album, TP) Motown 45032 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
45033 Smoke Signals  album cover Smokey Robinson Smoke Signals(LP, Album) Motown 45033 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
45036 Skin On Skin  album cover Vanity Skin On Skin(LP, Album) Motown 45036 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
45038 El DeBarge  album cover El DeBarge El DeBarge(LP, Album) Motown 45038 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
45039 Never-Before-Released Masters From Motown's Brightest Stars The 1960's  album cover Various Never-Before-Released Masters From Motown's Brightest Stars The 1960's (Comp) 45039 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
45043 Dancing On The Ceiling  album cover Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 45043 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
45047 One Heartbeat  album cover Smokey Robinson One Heartbeat(LP, Album) Motown 45047 Greece 1987 Sell This Version