Tetragrammaton Records

Tetragrammaton Records

Profile:
Subsidiary label of The Campbell, Silver, Cosby Corporation, founded in 1967 by Bill Cosby, his manager Roy Silver and partner Bruce Post Campbell. The label released Deep Purple's albums in the US as well as a double album by Cosby and material by Pat Boone, Lalo Schifrin and the Kingston Trio.

Pressed and distributed John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins LP after Capitol Records refused to release it in America. When Lennon approached Capitol with his new solo album in 1969, complete with his own cover art consisting of time-delayed photos the couple had taken of themselves in the nude, it was rejected; on the heels of arrests in connection to the sale of imported copies in some cities, the album was released in the US as an Apple Records/Tetragrammaton collaboration, with the LP covered with a brown paper wrapper that just showed the couple's faces through a cutout hole and shrinkwrapped with a sticker. Once the wrapper was removed, one was left with a disappointing nude photo of what John Lennon himself described as "two slightly overweight ex-junkies" and an album whose content is about a half hour worth of various types of noise. The album is a historical footnote today mostly because of the clash over the nudity and then-current obscenity laws. As Bob Dylan once said, "When there's too much of nothin', nobody should look."

The label went bankrupt and closed in 1970. Deep Purple was moved to parent label Warner Bros. Records immediately after Tetragrammaton's collapse.

Much of the back catalog was reissued on LP and CD in the late Eighties and early Nineties by a label called Creative Sounds Ltd. and its subsidiary Rock Classics but these were of substandard quality dubbed from vinyl records.
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Contact Info:
TETRAGRAMMATON RECORDS
(A DIVISION OF THE CAMPBELL, SILVER, COSBY CORPORATION)
350 Cannon Drive
Beverly Hills CA., 90210
(defunct)
Sites:
[l47874]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
101 You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say I Love You  album cover Murray Roman You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say I Love You (Album) 101 US 1968 Sell This Version
5-102 Shades Of Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Shades Of Deep Purple(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records, Tetragrammaton Records 5-102 US 1968 Sell This Version
5-107 The Book Of Taliesyn  album cover Deep Purple The Book Of Taliesyn(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records, Tetragrammaton Records 5-107 US Unknown Sell This Version
20372 Lalo Schifrin Che!(LP, Album) Polydor, Tetragrammaton Records 20372 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
49 267 Light My Fire  album cover Rhetta Hughes Light My Fire(7") Polydor, Tetragrammaton Records 49 267 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
5-5003 Mark Slade (2) Mark Slade's New Hat(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 5-5003 US 1969 Sell This Version
56763 July You're A Woman  album cover Pat Boone July You're A Woman(7", Single) Polydor 56763 UK 1969 Sell This Version
59 269 July You're A Woman / Break My Mind  album cover Pat Boone July You're A Woman / Break My Mind(7") Polydor, Tetragrammaton Records 59 269 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
73-101 Murray Roman You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say I Love You(Reel, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 73-101 US Unknown Sell This Version
73-102 F Shades Of Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Shades Of Deep Purple(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 73-102 F US Unknown Sell This Version
73-119 Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Deep Purple(Reel, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 73-119 US 1969 Sell This Version
184 238 Elyse  album cover Elyse Weinberg Elyse(LP, Album) Polydor, Tetragrammaton Records 184 238 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
541.028 July You're A Woman  album cover Pat Boone July You're A Woman(7", Single) Polydor 541.028 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
541.039 Elyse Weinberg Oh, Deed I Do(7", Single) Polydor 541.039 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
543.007 Shades Of Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Shades Of Deep Purple(LP, Album) Polydor 543.007 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
543.032 Elyse  album cover Elyse Weinberg Elyse(LP, Album) Polydor, Tetragrammaton Records 543.032 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
573-101 Murray Roman You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say I Love You(Cass, Album) Tetragrammaton Records, GRT 573-101 US 1968 Sell This Version
573-119 Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Deep Purple(Cass, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 573-119 US 1969 Sell This Version
583 736 Che!  album cover Lalo Schifrin Che!(LP, Album) Polydor, Tetragrammaton Records 583 736 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583744 Mark Slade's New Hat  album cover Mark Slade (2) Mark Slade's New Hat(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 583744 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 745 Quatrain  album cover Quatrain Quatrain(LP, Album) Polydor 583 745 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 747 Departure  album cover Pat Boone Departure(LP, Album) Polydor 583 747 UK 1969 Sell This Version
613 007 You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say I Love You  album cover Murray Roman You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say I Love You(LP) Track Record 613 007 UK 1968 Sell This Version
658 135 Re-Light My Fire  album cover Rhetta Hughes Re-Light My Fire(LP, Album) Polydor, Tetragrammaton Records 658 135 France 1969 Sell This Version
873-102 Shades Of Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Shades Of Deep Purple(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 873-102 US 1968 Sell This Version
873-104 Ivory (14) Ivory(8-Trk) Tetragrammaton Records 873-104 US 1968 Sell This Version
473-5001 Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins  album cover John Lennon & Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins(4-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 473-5001 US 1968 Sell This Version
8073-102 Shades Of Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Shades Of Deep Purple(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 8073-102 US Unknown Sell This Version
8073-107 The Book Of Taliesyn  album cover Deep Purple The Book Of Taliesyn(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 8073-107 US Unknown Sell This Version
8073-119 Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Deep Purple(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 8073-119 US 1969 Sell This Version
8073-131 Concerto For Group And Orchestra  album cover Deep Purple . The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Deep Purple . The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto For Group And Orchestra(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 8073-131 US 1969 Sell This Version
873-5001 Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins  album cover John Lennon & Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records 873-5001 US 1968 Sell This Version
C 5-116 Children Of Light  album cover Biff Rose Children Of Light(Cass, Album) Tetragrammaton Records C 5-116 US 1969 Sell This Version
C 5-117 Elyse Weinberg Elyse(Cass, Album) Tetragrammaton Records C 5-117 US 1969 Sell This Version
CDM 0300-412 The Book Of Taliesyn / Single Hits 4  album cover Deep Purple The Book Of Taliesyn / Single Hits 4(CD, Comp, Unofficial) CD-Maximum CDM 0300-412 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
CSL 5013 Two Virgins  album cover Yoko Ono/ John Lennon* Two Virgins(Cass) Creative Sounds, Ltd. CSL 5013 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
F-5-103 The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side  album cover Biff Rose The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side(4-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records, Tetragrammaton Records F-5-103 US 1968 Sell This Version
L-5-119 Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Deep Purple(8-Trk, Album) Tetragrammaton Records, Tetragrammaton Records L-5-119 US 1969 Sell This Version
M-8110 Both Sides Now  album cover The Johnstons Both Sides Now(8-Trk) Tetragrammaton Records M-8110 US 1968 Sell This Version
M 8131 Concerto For Group And Orchestra  album cover Deep Purple, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Deep Purple, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (Album) M 8131 US 1969 Sell This Version
NO. 101 You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say I Love You  album cover Murray Roman You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say I Love You(LP) Tetragrammaton Records NO. 101 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
NO. T-102 Shades Of Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Shades Of Deep Purple(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Tetragrammaton Records NO. T-102 US Unknown Sell This Version
SSI 9999 Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins  album cover Yoko Ono/ John Lennon* Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (Album) SSI 9999 US 1991 Sell This Version
T-102 Shades Of Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Shades Of Deep Purple (Album) T-102 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-103 The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side  album cover Biff Rose The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side(LP, Album) Tetragrammaton Records T-103 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-104 Ivory  album cover Ivory (14) Ivory (Album) T-104 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-105 Let Me Show You The Way  album cover Bobby Paris Let Me Show You The Way(LP, Album) Tetragrammaton Records T-105 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-105/M-2105 Let Me Show You The Way  album cover Bobby Paris Let Me Show You The Way(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-105/M-2105 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-106 Together Again For The First TIme  album cover Carol Burnett & Martha Raye Carol Burnett & Martha Raye - Together Again For The First TIme (Album) T-106 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-107 The Book Of Taliesyn  album cover Deep Purple The Book Of Taliesyn (Album) T-107 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-110 Both Sides Now  album cover The Johnstons Both Sides Now T-110 US 1968 Sell This Version
T - 111 Re-Light My Fire  album cover Rhetta Hughes Re-Light My Fire (Album) T - 111 US 1969 Sell This Version
T 112 Sweet Thursday  album cover Sweet Thursday Sweet Thursday (Album) T 112 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-113 Tom Ghent  album cover Tom Ghent Tom Ghent (Album) T-113 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-114 Summerhill  album cover Summerhill Summerhill (Album) T-114 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-116 Children Of Light  album cover Biff Rose Children Of Light (Album) T-116 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-117 Elyse  album cover Elyse Weinberg Elyse (Album) T-117 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-118 Departure  album cover Pat Boone Departure T-118 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-119 Deep Purple  album cover Deep Purple Deep Purple (Album) T-119 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-120 A Blind Man's Movie  album cover Murray Roman A Blind Man's Movie T-120 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-123 The Mother Of Us All  album cover Steve Baron Quartet The Mother Of Us All (Album) T-123 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-124 Hello Love  album cover Gene And Francesca Hello Love T-124 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-125 Joshua Fox  album cover Joshua Fox Joshua Fox (Album) T-125 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-131 Concerto For Group And Orchestra  album cover Deep Purple / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Deep Purple / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (Album) T-131 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1500 Fat Albert (Hey, Hey, Hey)  album cover The Fat Albert Orchestra And Chorus* Fat Albert (Hey, Hey, Hey) (Single) T-1500 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1503 Hush  album cover Deep Purple Hush (Single) T-1503 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1504 Per-So-Nal-Ly  album cover Bobby Paris Per-So-Nal-Ly (Single) T-1504 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1505 You're Doing With Her - When It Should Be Me / Gimme Some Of Yours - I'll Give You Some Of Mine  album cover Rhetta Hughes You're Doing With Her - When It Should Be Me / Gimme Some Of Yours - I'll Give You Some Of Mine (Single) T-1505 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1506 What's Gnawing At Me / Molly  album cover Biff Rose What's Gnawing At Me / Molly(7", Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1506 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1507 Both Sides Now  album cover The Johnstons Both Sides Now (Single) T-1507 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1508 Kentucky Woman  album cover Deep Purple Kentucky Woman (Single) T-1508 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1508P Kentucky Woman  album cover Deep Purple Kentucky Woman(Flexi, 4", Single) Pocket Disc, Tetragrammaton Records T-1508P US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1509 Let Me Show You The Way  album cover Bobby Paris Let Me Show You The Way (Single) T-1509 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1510 Buzz The Fuzz  album cover Biff Rose Buzz The Fuzz(7", Single, Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1510 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1511 Theme From Girl On A Motorcycle (Souvenirs Of Stefan)  album cover The British Lion Orchestra Theme From Girl On A Motorcycle (Souvenirs Of Stefan) (Single) T-1511 US Unknown Sell This Version
T-1512 Getting It Together  album cover Sweet Thursday Getting It Together (Single) T-1512 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1513 Light My Fire / Sooky  album cover Rhetta Hughes Light My Fire / Sooky (Single) T-1513 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1514 River Deep - Mountain High / Listen, Learn, Read On  album cover Deep Purple River Deep - Mountain High / Listen, Learn, Read On (Single) T-1514 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1515 Standing Here Crying / All Of A Sudden  album cover The Incredibles (2) Standing Here Crying / All Of A Sudden (Single) T-1515 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1516 Pat Boone July You're A Woman (Single) T-1516 US 1969 Sell This Version
T 1517 Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)  album cover Bobby Paris Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)(7") Tetragrammaton Records T 1517 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1518 Why Can't I Cry  album cover Flora Purim Why Can't I Cry (Single) T-1518 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1519 Emmaretta  album cover Deep Purple Emmaretta (Single) T-1519 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1520 Hip Old Lady On A Honda  album cover Rhetta Hughes Hip Old Lady On A Honda (Single) T-1520 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1521 Oh, Deed I Do  album cover Elyse Weinberg Oh, Deed I Do T-1521 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1522 If Death Don't Overtake Me  album cover Elyse Weinberg If Death Don't Overtake Me(7", Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1522 US 1968 Sell This Version
T-1525 Merri-Go-Round / Pack My Things  album cover Tom Ghent Merri-Go-Round / Pack My Things(7", Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1525 US Unknown Sell This Version
T-1526 One Too Many Mornings / Scotch And Soda  album cover The Kingston Trio* One Too Many Mornings / Scotch And Soda(7") Tetragrammaton Records T-1526 US Unknown Sell This Version
T-1526 Scotch And Soda  album cover The Kingston Trio* Scotch And Soda(7", Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1526 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1526 Scotch And Soda  album cover The Kingston Trio* Scotch And Soda(7") Tetragrammaton Records T-1526 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1527 Joshua Fox Moontime Bore/ Goin' Down For Big Numbers (Single) T-1527 US 1968 Sell This Version
T - 1528 Soft Voice / The Last Day  album cover Summerhill Soft Voice / The Last Day (Single) T - 1528 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1529 What's Gnawing At Me / Never Goin' Back  album cover Pat Boone What's Gnawing At Me / Never Goin' Back (Single) T-1529 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1530 My House / The Wherefore And The Why  album cover The Johnstons My House / The Wherefore And The Why(7") Tetragrammaton Records T-1530 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1530 My House / The Wherefore And The Why  album cover The Johnstons My House / The Wherefore And The Why(7", Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1530 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1532 It's Just Meant To Be / Don't Tell Me A Story  album cover Joshua Fox It's Just Meant To Be / Don't Tell Me A Story(7", Single, Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1532 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1533 Theme From Che / Emboscada  album cover Lalo Schifrin Theme From Che / Emboscada T-1533 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1533 Theme From Che / Emboscada  album cover Lalo Schifrin Theme From Che / Emboscada(7", Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1533 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1534 Hello Love / On My Own  album cover Gene And Francesca Hello Love / On My Own(7", Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1534 US 1969 Sell This Version
T-1535 Watch What Happens  album cover Carol Burnett / Martha Raye Carol Burnett / Martha Raye - Watch What Happens(7", Single, Promo) Tetragrammaton Records T-1535 US 1968 Sell This Version