Liberty Records, Inc.

Liberty Records, Inc.

Profile:
Parent company of the Liberty label in the U.S.A. until 1968, when the company was acquired by Transamerica Corporation and merged into Liberty/UA, Inc./Liberty/United Artists, Inc.
The company was re-established in 1981 as a subsidiary of Capitol Records, Inc.

The company was initially formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1955 by Si Waronker, Alvin Bennett and Ted Keep.

Over the years, Liberty licensed and distributed for several other US independent labels. Approximately 1963/64, the company was sold to Avnet Electronics Corp., an electronics concern, but sold back shortly thereafter.

Labels acquired:
Dolton Records, 1963
Imperial and subsidiaries Aladdin Records and Minit, 1964
Blue Note, 1965
World Pacific and subsidiaries, May 1965

In 1965, the budget label Sunset Records was launched.
In mid-1967, some European branches were launched: Liberty Records GmbH in Germany; Liberty Records Limited in the UK.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
Liberty Records, Inc.
Hollywood, California
U.S.A.
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
+ Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo / I Want A Little Girl Lou Donaldson Alligator Bogaloo / I Want A Little Girl(7", Single) Blue Note + Italy Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-82732 Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums / Teen Beat Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums / Teen Beat(7", Single, RE) Liberty 1A 006-82732 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-83008 Kenny Rogers - Lady Kenny Rogers Lady(7", Single) Liberty 1A 006-83008 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1 A 006-83 163 Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton For Your Eyes Only (Single) 1 A 006-83 163 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 020-78195 Various - Wereldsterren Zingen Wereldhits Various Wereldsterren Zingen Wereldhits(LP, Comp, Gat) EMI 1A 020-78195 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 022-58200 The Ventures - The Best Of The Ventures The Ventures The Best Of The Ventures (Comp) 1A 022-58200 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A022-58243 Jay & The Americans - The Best Of Jay & The Americans Jay & The Americans The Best Of Jay & The Americans(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58243 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006 20 0384 7 Michael Martin Murphey - Disenchanted Michael Martin Murphey Disenchanted(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 1A 006 20 0384 7 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 062-83052 Billie Jo Spears - Special Songs Billie Jo Spears Special Songs(LP) Liberty 1A 062-83052 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A-064-83318 Crystal Gayle - De Mooiste Songs Crystal Gayle De Mooiste Songs(LP, Comp) Liberty 1A-064-83318 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 022 15 8368 1 Various - A Tribute To Buddy Holly Various A Tribute To Buddy Holly(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022 15 8368 1 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 222-58200 The Ventures - The Best Of The Ventures The Ventures The Best Of The Ventures(Cass, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 222-58200 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 262-83003 Kenny Rogers - Grootste Hits Kenny Rogers Grootste Hits (Comp) 1A 262-83003 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 058-26 0510 1 Earl Klugh - De Mooiste Gitaarmuziek Earl Klugh De Mooiste Gitaarmuziek(LP, Comp) Liberty 1A 058-26 0510 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 058-26 0511 1 The Dirt Band - Country Love Songs The Dirt Band Country Love Songs(LP, Comp) Liberty 1A 058-26 0511 1 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006 2001247 Earl Klugh - Back In Central Park Earl Klugh Back In Central Park(7") Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006 2001247 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 064-16 2624 1 Earl Klugh - Heart String Earl Klugh Heart String(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 1A 064-16 2624 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 158-83385/8 Various - 40 Years Of Jazz - The Best Of Blue Note - Box 2 Various 40 Years Of Jazz - The Best Of Blue Note - Box 2(4xLP, Comp, Mono, Box) Blue Note 1A 158-83385/8 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 158-83391/4 Various - 40 Years Of Jazz - The Best Of Blue Note - Box 3 Various 40 Years Of Jazz - The Best Of Blue Note - Box 3(4xLP, Comp, Box) EMI 1A 158-83391/4 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 158-83395/8 Various - 40 Years Of Jazz - The Best Of Blue Note - Box 4 Various 40 Years Of Jazz - The Best Of Blue Note - Box 4(4xLP, Comp, Box) EMI 1A 158-83395/8 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 158-83401/4 Various - 40 Years Of Jazz - The Best Of Blue Note - Box 5 Various 40 Years Of Jazz - The Best Of Blue Note - Box 5(4xLP, Comp, Box) EMI 1A 158-83401/4 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A022 1582881 Various - Those Were The Hits Of 1965 Various Those Were The Hits Of 1965(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022 1582881 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A022-1582941 Various - Those Were The Hits Of 1971 Various Those Were The Hits Of 1971(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A022-1582941 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 222 15 8413 4 Various - Those Were The Hits Of 1959 Various Those Were The Hits Of 1959(Cass, Comp, Dol) Music For Pleasure 1A 222 15 8413 4 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 222 15 8416 4 Various - Christmas Songs By Country Stars Various Christmas Songs By Country Stars(Cass, Comp, Dol) Music For Pleasure 1A 222 15 8416 4 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1 A 264-400103 The Manowar* - Battle Hymns The Manowar* Battle Hymns(Cass, Album) Liberty, EMI 1 A 264-400103 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1C 006-83 008 Kenny Rogers - Lady Kenny Rogers Lady(7", Single) United Artists Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-83 008 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 038-90 653 Johnny Winter - The Progressive Blues Experiment Johnny Winter The Progressive Blues Experiment(LP, Album, RE) Liberty, Crystal (5) 1C 038-90 653 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-83 045 Earl Klugh - Late Night Guitar Earl Klugh Late Night Guitar(LP, Album) Liberty 1C 064-83 045 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-83 238 Various - James Bond Greatest Hits Various James Bond Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Promo) Liberty 1C 064-83 238 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 088-83 238 Various - James Bond Greatest Hits Various James Bond Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Liberty, EMI Electrola 1C 088-83 238 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1C 264-83 003 Kenny Rogers - Greatest Hits Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, Blu) EMI Electrola, United Artists Records 1C 264-83 003 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-15 7637 1 Johnny Winter - The Progressive Blues Experiment Johnny Winter The Progressive Blues Experiment (Album) 1C 038-15 7637 1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1C 038-1 57730 Canned Heat - Rollin' And Tumblin' Canned Heat Rollin' And Tumblin'(LP, Album, RE) Sunset Records 1C 038-1 57730 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064 1 83238 1 Various - James Bond Greatest Hits Various James Bond Greatest Hits (Comp) 1C 064 1 83238 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 220 7 48921 4 Various - Rock 'n' Roll Greats Various Rock 'n' Roll Greats(Cass, Comp) Capitol Records, Imperial (2) 1C 220 7 48921 4 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
1C 238 15 7630 4 The Manowar* - Battle Hymns The Manowar* Battle Hymns(Cass, Album) Liberty, EMI 1C 238 15 7630 4 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
2C 006 - 90084 The Fencemen - Bach N' Roll The Fencemen Bach N' Roll(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006 - 90084 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90089 Canned Heat - Time Was Canned Heat Time Was(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006-90089 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006 -90098 The 5th Dimension* - Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In The 5th Dimension* Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty 2C 006 -90098 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90098 M The 5th Dimension* - Aquarius The 5th Dimension* Aquarius(7", Gre) Liberty, Liberty 2C 006-90098 M France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 006-90100 Johnny Rivers - These Are Not My People / Going Back To Big Sur Johnny Rivers These Are Not My People / Going Back To Big Sur(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2C 006-90100 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90.108M Eddie Cochran - Week-End Eddie Cochran Week-End(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006-90.108M France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 006-90.132 M Vikki Carr - With Pen In Hand / It Must Be Him Vikki Carr With Pen In Hand / It Must Be Him(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2C 006-90.132 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006 90139 M Wilton Felder - Theme From Bullitt Wilton Felder Theme From Bullitt(7", Mono) Liberty, Liberty 2C 006 90139 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C006 90161 M The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O The Ventures Hawaii Five-O(7", Single) Liberty 2C006 90161 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90.267 M Noelle Cordier* - Ce N'est Pas Un Matin Pour Se Dire Adieu (With Pen In Hand) Noelle Cordier* Ce N'est Pas Un Matin Pour Se Dire Adieu (With Pen In Hand) (Single) 2C 006-90.267 M France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 006-90272 M J. J. Light - Heya / On The Road Now J. J. Light Heya / On The Road Now (Single) 2C 006-90272 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C006 90295 M The Idle Race - Days Of The Broken Arrows The Idle Race Days Of The Broken Arrows(7", Single) Liberty 2C006 90295 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2 C 006 - 90344 M Marc Bertrand (3) - L'été Ça Recommence Marc Bertrand (3) L'été Ça Recommence(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2 C 006 - 90344 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90401 M Johnny Rivers - Muddy River / Resurrection Johnny Rivers Muddy River / Resurrection (Single) 2C 006-90401 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C006-90442 M Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter Ike & Tina Turner The Hunter(7", Single) Liberty 2C006-90442 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006 90483 The 5th Dimension* - Sunshine Of Your Love / Workin' On A Groovy Thing The 5th Dimension* Sunshine Of Your Love / Workin' On A Groovy Thing(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006 90483 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90522 M Canned Heat - Poor Moon / Sic 'Em Pigs Canned Heat Poor Moon / Sic 'Em Pigs(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006-90522 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006 - 90654 M Johnny Winter - Mean Town Blues / I Got Love If You Want It Johnny Winter Mean Town Blues / I Got Love If You Want It(7") Liberty, Liberty 2C 006 - 90654 M France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 006-90.667 M The Rivingtons - Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow / Deep Water The Rivingtons Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow / Deep Water(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006-90.667 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2 C006-90737 M Gérard Doulssane - Roses, Sont Les Roses Gérard Doulssane Roses, Sont Les Roses(7", Single) Liberty 2 C006-90737 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90.747 M P.J. Proby - Today I Killed A Man P.J. Proby Today I Killed A Man(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006-90.747 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90789 M Johnny Rivers - One Woman / A Better Life Johnny Rivers One Woman / A Better Life(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty 2C 006-90789 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-90.793 M McKenna Mendelson Mainline - She's Alright / Mainline McKenna Mendelson Mainline She's Alright / Mainline (Single) 2C 006-90.793 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2 C 006-90794 M The Petards - Everybody Knows Matilda / Blue Fire Light The Petards Everybody Knows Matilda / Blue Fire Light(7", Single) Liberty 2 C 006-90794 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2 C006-90900 M Noëlle Cordier - Chante Donovan Noëlle Cordier Chante Donovan(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2 C006-90900 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C006-90980M Canned Heat - Let's Work Together / I'm Her Man Canned Heat Let's Work Together / I'm Her Man(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2C006-90980M France 1969 Sell This Version
2 C 006-91033 M Ike And Tina Turner* - Come Together Ike And Tina Turner* Come Together / Honky Tonk Women (Single) 2 C 006-91033 M France 1970 Sell This Version
2 C 006-91096 M Hapshash And The Coloured Coat* - Colinda Hapshash And The Coloured Coat* Colinda(7", Single) Liberty 2 C 006-91096 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C006-91249 Katja Ebstein - Un Miracle Peut Arriver Katja Ebstein Un Miracle Peut Arriver(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2C006-91249 France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 006-91281 M Bonzo Dog Band* - You Done My Brain In Bonzo Dog Band* You Done My Brain In(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006-91281 M France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 006-91.347 M Papa George Lightfoot* - Jump The Boogie / Mean Ol Train Papa George Lightfoot* Jump The Boogie / Mean Ol Train(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006-91.347 M France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 006-91394 M The 5th Dimension* - The Girls' Song / It'll Never Be The Same Again The 5th Dimension* The Girls' Song / It'll Never Be The Same Again(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2C 006-91394 M France 1970 Sell This Version
2 C006-91405 M Ike & Tina Turner - Respect / Son Of A Preacher Man Ike & Tina Turner Respect / Son Of A Preacher Man(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2 C006-91405 M France 1970 Sell This Version
2 C006-91463 M Sam Russell - If You Don't Know Where You're Going Sam Russell If You Don't Know Where You're Going(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty 2 C006-91463 M France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 006-91506 M Johnny Rivers - Jesus Is A Soul Man / Into The Mystic Johnny Rivers Jesus Is A Soul Man / Into The Mystic(7", Single) Liberty 2C 006-91506 M France 1970 Sell This Version
2C006 91535 The Can* - Soul Desert / She Brings The Rain The Can* Soul Desert / She Brings The Rain(7", Single) Liberty 2C006 91535 France 1970 Sell This Version
2 C 008-83030 Kenny Rogers - Lady Kenny Rogers Lady (Single) 2 C 008-83030 France 1980 Sell This Version
2C 008-83375 Julie London - Cry Me A River Julie London Cry Me A River(7", Single, RE) Liberty, Liberty 2C 008-83375 France 1983 Sell This Version
2C 062-90839 Ike & Tina Turner & The Ikettes - In Person Ike & Tina Turner & The Ikettes Ike & Tina Turner & The Ikettes - In Person(LP, Album) Liberty 2C 062-90839 France 1969 Sell This Version
2 C 062-90841 Albert Collins - Trash Talkin' Albert Collins Trash Talkin'(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty 2 C 062-90841 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 062-90974 Johnny Rivers - Meanwhile Back At The Whisky À Go Go Johnny Rivers Meanwhile Back At The Whisky À Go Go(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty 2C 062-90974 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C062-91008 J. J. Light - Heya ! J. J. Light Heya !(LP) Liberty 2C062-91008 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 062-91022 Various - Steps Various Steps(LP, Comp) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty 2C 062-91022 France 1970 Sell This Version
2 C062 - 91462 Ike & Tina Turner And The Ikettes - Come Together Ike & Tina Turner And The Ikettes Ike & Tina Turner And The Ikettes - Come Together(LP, Album) Liberty 2 C062 - 91462 France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 062-91.464 Johnny Rivers - More Live At The Whiskey-A-Go-Go Johnny Rivers More Live At The Whiskey-A-Go-Go(LP, Album) Liberty 2C 062-91.464 France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 062-91519 Canned Heat - Recorded Live In Europe Canned Heat Recorded Live In Europe(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty 2C 062-91519 France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 062 - 91.529 Canned Heat - '70 Concert: Recorded Live In Europe Canned Heat '70 Concert: Recorded Live In Europe(LP, Album, RE, RP) Liberty, Liberty 2C 062 - 91.529 France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 064-91372 Eddie Cochran - 10th Anniversary Album Eddie Cochran 10th Anniversary Album(LP, Comp, Gat) Liberty, Liberty 2C 064-91372 France 1970 Sell This Version
2C 068 61898 Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child Herbie Hancock Speak Like A Child(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Blue Note 2C 068 61898 France Unknown Sell This Version
2 C 266-83003 Kenny Rogers - Lady Kenny Rogers Lady(Cass, Comp, RE) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty 2 C 266-83003 France Unknown Sell This Version
2S 068 61898 Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child Herbie Hancock Speak Like A Child(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Blue Note 2S 068 61898 France Unknown Sell This Version
3C 006-83008 Kenny Rogers - Lady Kenny Rogers Lady(7") Liberty 3C 006-83008 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
3C 054-83083 Canned Heat - Boogie With Canned Heat Canned Heat Boogie With Canned Heat(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 3C 054-83083 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
3C 064-83003 Kenny Rogers - Greatest Hits Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) United Artists Records 3C 064-83003 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
4BN 84095 Leo Parker - Rollin' With Leo Leo Parker Rollin' With Leo(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BN 84095 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84264 McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy(Cass, Album, RE, Cob) Blue Note 4BN 84264 US 1987 Sell This Version
4c 006-90272 J. J. Light - Heya J. J. Light Heya(7", Single) Liberty 4c 006-90272 Belgium 1969 Sell This Version
4C 006-91116 M Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain(7", Single) Liberty 4C 006-91116 M Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
4C 006-91331 M Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary(7", Single, Mono) Liberty, Liberty 4C 006-91331 M Belgium 1969 Sell This Version
4C 006-91366 M Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising(7", Single, Mono) Liberty 4C 006-91366 M Belgium 1969 Sell This Version
4C 006-91432 M Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through The Jungle / Up Around The Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival Run Through The Jungle / Up Around The Bend (Single) 4C 006-91432 M Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
4C 006-91821 Canned Heat - Future Blues / Going Up The Country Canned Heat Future Blues / Going Up The Country(7", Single) Liberty 4C 006-91821 Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
4C 006-92204 Eric Burdon And War* - Home Cooking Eric Burdon And War* Home Cooking(7", Single) Liberty 4C 006-92204 Belgium 1970 Sell This Version