Sun Shine Record

Sun Shine Record

Profile:
Sun Shine Record is a label from Taiwan, catering for US and Australian soldiers stationed there. At the time they were legal pressings, not intended for export. The releases are mostly copies from US or Japanese releases, often with altered colors, and include a wide array of styles.

Information from billboard article:

Pressed in Taiwan to cash in on the 35,000 or so GI's that were stationed there between the 1950s and 1970s. The albums were usually pressed in batches of about 500, with no two batches looking or sounding the same (ie different covers, vinyl colors). Covers were usually recycled, meaning art for a totally different album was on the reverse side of the paper (covers were thin paper wrapped in cellophane).

For context, Taiwan was the pirate capital of SEA (followed closely by Thailand and the Philippines). In Taiwan circa 1970 there were reportedly over 45 (modern equipped) pressing plants churning out 200,000 pirate albums per month (that's just the number pressed for export to other parts of SEA!), up from 150,000 per month back in 1963. Pirate pressings outsold legit pressings 5 to 1. They were sold openly in legit record stores alongside equivalent legit pressings...usually for 1/5 or 1/4 of the price of the legit copy (in 1970 a pirate LP cost around US$0.70 whereas a legit Singaporean EMI pressing of the same album cost around US$3.50).*
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
SS-117 The Marvelettes  album cover The Marvelettes The Marvelettes(LP, Album, Unofficial) Sun Shine Record SS-117 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-119 Flowers  album cover The Rolling Stones Flowers(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-119 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
SS-120 Younger Than Yesterday  album cover The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-120 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-121 I Hear A Symphony  album cover The Supremes I Hear A Symphony(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Sun Shine Record SS-121 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-129 Golden Hits  album cover Johnny Rivers Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-129 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-131 Is Spreading  album cover The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading(LP, Album, Unofficial, Lig) Sun Shine Record SS-131 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-132 Winchester Cathedral  album cover Lawrence Welk Winchester Cathedral(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-132 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-137 Winds of Change  album cover Eric Burdon & The Animals Winds of Change(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-137 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
SS-138 Rewind  album cover Johnny Rivers Rewind(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-138 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-139 The 4 Seasons 2nd Vault Of Golden Hits  album cover The 4 Seasons* The 4 Seasons 2nd Vault Of Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-139 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-142 The Best of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass The Best of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass(12") Sun Shine Record SS-142 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
SS-147 Sunshine Superman  album cover Donovan Sunshine Superman(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-147 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-148 Young & Warm & Wonderful  album cover Gene Pitney Young & Warm & Wonderful(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-148 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-149 I Walk The Line  album cover Johnny Cash I Walk The Line(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-149 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-152 Danny Boy  album cover Jim Reeves Danny Boy(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-152 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-153 Hank Williams Story Vol. 1, Sing Me A Blue Song  album cover Hank Williams Hank Williams Story Vol. 1, Sing Me A Blue Song(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-153 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-155 The Very Best Of Hank Williams Vol-3  album cover Hank Williams The Very Best Of Hank Williams Vol-3(LP, Album, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-155 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-157 Hank Williams Greatest Hits  album cover Hank Williams Hank Williams Greatest Hits(LP, Album, Comp, Unofficial) Sun Shine Record SS-157 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-158 Golden Disk  album cover Rick Nelson* Golden Disk(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-158 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-159 All Summer Long  album cover The Beach Boys All Summer Long(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Sun Shine Record SS-159 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
SS-160 Best Of The Beach Boys  album cover The Beach Boys Best Of The Beach Boys(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-160 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-162 Roustabout  album cover Elvis Presley Roustabout(LP, Album, Unofficial) Sun Shine Record SS-162 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-166 Orange Blossom Special  album cover Johnny Cash Orange Blossom Special(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-166 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-169 Golden Hits  album cover Roger Miller Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-169 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-171 The Last Word In Lonesome  album cover Eddy Arnold The Last Word In Lonesome(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Sun Shine Record SS-171 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-176 Bringing It All Back Home  album cover Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-176 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-182 At The Copa  album cover The Supremes At The Copa(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-182 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-187 Here, Where There Is Love  album cover Dionne Warwick Here, Where There Is Love(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Sun Shine Record SS-187 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-188 Soulin'  album cover Lou Rawls Soulin'(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-188 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
SS-192 The Best Of Eric Burdon And The Animals – Vol. II  album cover Eric Burdon & The Animals The Best Of Eric Burdon And The Animals – Vol. II(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-192 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS193 Reach Out  album cover Four Tops Reach Out(LP, Album, Unofficial) Sun Shine Record SS193 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
SS-195 New Gold Hits  album cover The 4 Seasons* New Gold Hits(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-195 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-196 Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo  album cover Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - Jimmy & Wes - The Dynamic Duo(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-196 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
SS 197 Feelin' So Good  album cover Willie Bobo Feelin' So Good(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Sun Shine Record SS 197 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
SS-198 Blew Mind  album cover The Hard Times Blew Mind(LP, Unofficial, Red) Sun Shine Record SS-198 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version