Verve Records

Verve Records

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Label Code: LC 0383 / LC 00383

Verve Records was originally the product of the vision of jazz impressario Norman Granz (1918-2001). He formed the label in 1956 and moved all of the recordings released on his earlier Norgran Records and Clef Records labels to create the new Verve catalog.

In December 1960, Granz sold the label to MGM Records, Inc., becoming a subsidiary of MGM Records in the process. During the Sixties, Verve expanded into comedy (Jonathan Winters, Mort Sahl, Phyllis Diller), pop (the Righteous Brothers), R&B (Howard Tate, Arthur Prysock), rock (The Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention, Blues Project) and folk (Janis Ian, Richie Havens, Tim Hardin) music, eventually creating the Verve Folkways (later renamed Verve Forecast) label in 1966 for issuing more psychadelic-leaning rock as well as folk and blues material.

Verve had million-selling jazz recordings during that decade from Stan Getz, Kai Winding, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald and Jimmy Smith among others under the studio/A&R direction of Creed Taylor.

The MGM film studio sold its record division to Polydor in 1972, a move that brought Verve into the newly-formed PolyGram and its family of record labels. Verve slowly became relegated to jazz reissues as MGM Records (and the non-jazz Verve output) was ultimately absorbed into Polydor by 1976. During this period, PolyGram had Mercury Records' EmArcy jazz catalog absorbed into Verve's holdings. In the late 1980s, PolyGram decided to reactivate the long-dormant label with both a reissue program and new artist signings. The revitalized label's new material and remastered classic recordings sold very well and it soon became PolyGram's front-line jazz division.

With the 1998 merger of PolyGram with Vivendi Universal creating the Universal Music Group, Verve Records became the hub of the The Verve Music Group, which also encompasses the influential GRP, Impulse! and Blue Thumb Records labels as well as overseeing the jazz catalog holdings of a number of UMG-owned labels, including Commodore, Chess, Brunswick (pre-1958), Argo (2), Cadet Records, Dot Records, Coral, Decca, ABC-Paramount, A&M Records, Mercury, Philips and Polydor.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
00MJ 3480/9 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday On Verve 1946-1959(10xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) Verve Records 00MJ 3480/9 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
00MJ 3268/77 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker on Verve 1946-1954(10xLP, Comp, LP) Verve Records 00MJ 3268/77 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
1C06296854 Gene Krupa Percussion King(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 1C06296854 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1T1-8208 Wynton Kelly Trio - Wes Montgomery Wynton Kelly Trio - Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note(Cass, Album, RE, Club) Verve Records 1T1-8208 US 1989 Sell This Version
1V - JAZZ - 10 Various Verve Jazz Book(10xLP, Comp, RE) Verve Records, Deutsche Grammophon 1V - JAZZ - 10 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
2LP-2632 005 Lionel Hampton Jazz History Vol. 5(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records 2LP-2632 005 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
2 LP-2632 006 Oscar Peterson Jazz History Vol. 6(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records 2 LP-2632 006 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2-V6S-8810 Oscar Peterson The Oscar Peterson Collection(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records 2-V6S-8810 US 1972 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8811 Ella* & Louis* Ella* & Louis* - Ella & Louis (Comp, Album) 2-V6S-8811 US 1972 Sell This Version
2V6S-8812 Gene Ammons / Sonny Stitt Gene Ammons / Sonny Stitt - Prime Cuts(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records 2V6S-8812 US 1972 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8813 Wes Montgomery The History Of Wes Montgomery(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records 2-V6S-8813 US 1972 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8814 Jimmy Smith The History Of Jimmy Smith (Comp) 2-V6S-8814 US 1972 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8815 Stan Getz The History Of Stan Getz (Comp) 2-V6S-8815 US 1972 Sell This Version
2 V6S-8816 Billie Holiday History Of The Real Billie Holiday (Comp) 2 V6S-8816 US 1973 Sell This Version
2V6S-8817 Ella Fitzgerald The History Of Ella Fitzgerald (Comp) 2V6S-8817 US 1973 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8818 Various A Tribute To Duke Ellington "We Love You Madly" (Comp) 2-V6S-8818 US 1973 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8820 Cal Tjader Doxy (Comp) 2-V6S-8820 US 1973 Sell This Version
2 V6S 8821 Herbie Mann Et Tu Fluté (Album, Comp) 2 V6S 8821 US 1973 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8822 Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges - Blues Summit(2xLP, Comp) Verve Records 2-V6S-8822 US 1973 Sell This Version
2V6S-8823 Various Jazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (Comp) 2V6S-8823 US 1973 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8824 Buddy Rich The Monster (Comp) 2-V6S-8824 US 1973 Sell This Version
7EG 8634 Henry "Red" Allen, Jack Teagarden, Kid Ory Henry "Red" Allen, Jack Teagarden, Kid Ory - Rambling In High Society(7", EP) Verve Records 7EG 8634 UK 1957 Sell This Version
7EG 8688 Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers(7") His Master's Voice 7EG 8688 UK 1959 Sell This Version
7EG 8720 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings Gershwin No.2 (Single) 7EG 8720 UK 1962 Sell This Version
7EG 8723 Ella Fitzgerald Sings Gershwin (No. 3)(7") His Master's Voice 7EG 8723 UK 1959 Sell This Version
7EPL 13.858 Stan Getz - Charlie Byrd Stan Getz - Charlie Byrd - Bossa Nova(7", EP) La Voz De Su Amo, Verve Records 7EPL 13.858 Spain 1962 Sell This Version
7EPL 13.929 Ella Fitzgerald Stardust / The Music Goes 'Round And Around / Desafinado / Signing Off(7", EP) La Voz De Su Amo, Verve Records 7EPL 13.929 Spain 1963 Sell This Version
7 EPL 13.964 Kai Winding Surfin'(7", EP) Verve Records 7 EPL 13.964 Spain 1963 Sell This Version
7EPL 14.034 The Woody Herman Big Band Stompin´ At The Savoy / Blue Lou / Perdido / Castle Rock(7", EP) Verve Records, La Voz De Su Amo 7EPL 14.034 Spain 1964 Sell This Version
7EPL 14.042 Johnny Hodges Monkey Shack / Sandy's Gone / Blue Velvet / Deep Purple (Cielo Purpura)(7", EP) La Voz De Su Amo, Verve Records 7EPL 14.042 Spain 1964 Sell This Version
7EPL 14.060 Kai Winding Hey, Girl / Oltre L'Amour / The Ice Cream Man / China Surf(7", EP) La Voz De Su Amo, Verve Records 7EPL 14.060 Spain 1964 Sell This Version
7EPL 14.104 Getz* / Gilberto* Getz* / Gilberto* - The Girl From Ipanema(7", EP) La Voz De Su Amo, Verve Records 7EPL 14.104 Spain 1964 Sell This Version
13MJ 7001 Jimmy Smith The Cat(12", Promo) Verve Records 13MJ 7001 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
13MJ 7004 Antonio Carlos Jobim The Girl From Ipanema(12", Promo) Verve Records 13MJ 7004 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
18MJ 9012 The Quartet Of Charlie Parker* Now's The Time(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9012 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9013 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Swedish Schnapps(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9013 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9014 Sonny Stitt With The Oscar Peterson Trio Sonny Stitt With The Oscar Peterson Trio - Sonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9014 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9016 Bud Powell The Genius of Bud Powell(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9016 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9017 Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen - The Sound Of The Trio(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9017 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9018 Junior Mance Junior(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9018 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9019 Tal Farlow Tal(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9019 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9020 Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Paul Gonsalves, Wynton Kelly, J.C. Heard, Wendell Marshall Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Paul Gonsalves, Wynton Kelly, J.C. Heard, Wendell Marshall - Sittin' In(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9020 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9021 Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt - For Musicians Only(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9021 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9022 Count Basie And His Orchestra* April In Paris(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9022 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9023 The Concert Jazz Band* Gerry Mulligan Presents A Concert In Jazz(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 18MJ 9023 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9024 Ella Fitzgerald - Louis Armstrong Ella Fitzgerald - Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9024 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9025 Anita O'Day Anita O'Day Sings The Winners(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 18MJ 9025 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MJ 9026 Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* Mel Tormé With The Marty Paich Orchestra* - Swings Shubert Alley(LP, Album, Ltd) Verve Records 18MJ 9026 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18MM 0526 The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 18MM 0526 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
18MM 0583 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 18MM 0583 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
18MM-0610 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 18MM-0610 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
18MM 0611 The Velvet Underground VU(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 18MM 0611 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
18MM 0660 The Velvet Underground Another View(LP, Album) Verve Records 18MM 0660 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
18MM 0661 Nico (3) Chelsea Girl(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 18MM 0661 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
20MJ 0001 The Oscar Peterson Trio We Get Requests(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0001 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0003 Bill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0003 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ0004 Ella Fitzgerald Mack The Knife - Ella In Berlin(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ0004 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0005 The Incredible Jimmy Smith* The Cat(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0005 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0006 Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig Bill Evans & Jeremy Steig - What's New(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0006 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0007 The Oscar Peterson Trio Night Train(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0007 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
20MJ 0008 Anita O'Day Anita Sings The Most(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0008 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0010 Bill Evans Alone(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0010 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0011 Bud Powell Jazz Giant(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records 20MJ 0011 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0012 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald At The Opera House(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0012 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0013 The Quartet Of Charlie Parker* Now's The Time(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0013 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ0014 Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 20MJ0014 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0015 Stan Getz Sweet Rain(LP, Album, Gat) Verve Records 20MJ 0015 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0016 Anita O'Day Anita(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records 20MJ 0016 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0017 Charlie Parker With Strings Midnight Jazz At Carnegie Hall(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0017 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
20MJ 0019 Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0019 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0020 Billie Holiday At Jazz At The Philharmonic(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0020 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0022 Antonio Carlos Jobim The Composer Of Desafinado, Plays(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 20MJ 0022 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0025 The Lester Young-Teddy Wilson Quartet Pres And Teddy(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0025 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0026 Charlie Parker And Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker And Dizzy Gillespie - Bird And Diz(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0026 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0028 The Ben Webster Quintet Soulville(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0028 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0029 Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins - Sonny Side Up(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0029 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20 MJ 0030 Kenny Burrell Guitar Forms(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 20 MJ 0030 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0031 Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra - Last Recording(LP, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0031 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0032 Wes Montgomery California Dreaming(LP, Album, gat) Verve Records 20MJ 0032 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0033 Bill Evans Trio* At Town Hall, Volume One(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0033 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0035 Oscar Peterson Trio* West Side Story(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0035 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0036 Tal Farlow Tal(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0036 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0037 Astrud Gilberto The Shadow Of Your Smile(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0037 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0038 The Buddy De Franco Quartet* Mr. Clarinet(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0038 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0039 Stan Getz And J.J. Johnson Stan Getz And J.J. Johnson - At The Opera House(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0039 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0040 Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0040 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0041 Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Back To Back (Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges Play The Blues)(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0041 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0045 The Concert Jazz Band* Gerry Mulligan Presents A Concert In Jazz(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 20MJ 0045 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0046 The Incredible Jimmy Smith* Featuring Kenny Burrell And Grady Tate The Incredible Jimmy Smith* Featuring Kenny Burrell And Grady Tate - Organ Grinder Swing(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 20MJ 0046 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0047 Wynton Kelly Trio It's All Right!(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0047 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0048 Herb Ellis Nothing But The Blues(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0048 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0049 Dizzy Gillespie At Newport(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0049 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20MJ 0051 Stan Getz And J.J. Johnson Stan Getz And J.J. Johnson - At The Opera House(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0051 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
20MJ 0052 Kenny Burrell Blues - The Common Ground(LP, Album) Verve Records 20MJ 0052 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
20MJ 0055 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0055 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
20MJ 0056 Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0056 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
20MJ 0057 The Bill Evans Trio "Live"(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0057 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
20MJ 0058 The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson The Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Very Tall(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Verve Records 20MJ 0058 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
20MJ 0061 Oscar Peterson Plays My Fair Lady(LP, Album, RE) Verve Records 20MJ 0061 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
20MJ 0062 Stan Getz / Luiz Bonfá Stan Getz / Luiz Bonfá - Jazz Samba Encore!(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 20MJ 0062 Japan 1986 Sell This Version