America Records

America Records

Profile:
French label founded and owned by Philippe Thomas. Also appears as "America" only.

Started in 1959 with 7"s (and a few LPs) of US Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, Latin, Pop and Easy Listening music.
Material was originally issued on labels Tops Records, Strand (3), Mayfair Records, Cascade Records (2), Christy Records, Oriole, Embassy, Tico Records, Cook, Zenith International, ...
Those reissues on America Records have no license mention and some of them were released under fake names, see for instance here, there, there, there, there and there.
There is also a Spanish release licensed by Musidisc with an America Records logo and a 1961 Depósito Legal. First period of America Records ended not long after.
7"s can be found on this page under catalog number M ## / 45 M ## or S ## / 45 S ##, LPs are under catalog number 30 S 10##.

The label was reactivated in 1968 after Philippe Thomas had started Musidisc label in the mean time.
America Records issued then Creedence Clearwater Revival, folk and mostly jazz records licensed from Fantasy. Plus, Pierre Jaubert produced free jazz, blues and funk releases. That's the main part of the America Records catalogue.
That ends ca. late 70s but there was one more reactivation of the label late 80s for a few jazz-rock CDs.
And 15 free jazz Pierre Jaubert productions were reissued in 2004 on classy Free America series.

Note: Some LPs were issued on several versions. Rights society (BIEM or SACEM), printer, price code and label layout can help to differentiate.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1A 064 1077951 Sheena Easton - Best Kept Secret Sheena Easton Best Kept Secret (Album) 1A 064 1077951 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
30 AM 001-002 Charles Mingus - Mingus At Monterey Charles Mingus Mingus At Monterey (Album) 30 AM 001-002 France 1977 Sell This Version
30 AM 006·007 Duke Ellington - Second Sacred Concert Duke Ellington Second Sacred Concert(2xLP, Album, RE) America Records, America Records 30 AM 006·007 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6037 Ike & Tina Turner - Live! Ike & Tina Turner Live!(LP, Album) America Records, America Records 30 AM 6037 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6038 Redwing (2) - Redwing Redwing (2) Redwing(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6038 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6039 Alice Stuart - Full Time Woman Alice Stuart Full Time Woman(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6039 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6040 Abel (11) - Please World Abel (11) Please World(LP, Album) America Records, America Records 30 AM 6040 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6041 Parish Hall - Parish Hall Parish Hall Parish Hall (Album) 30 AM 6041 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6042 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Pendulum Creedence Clearwater Revival Pendulum (Album) 30 AM 6042 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6043 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory (Album) 30 AM 6043 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6044 Clover (3) - Clover Clover (3) Clover (Album) 30 AM 6044 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6046 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy And The Poor Boys Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy And The Poor Boys (Album) 30 AM 6046 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6046, Fantasy ‎– 6046 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy And The Poor Boys Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy And The Poor Boys(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6046, Fantasy ‎– 6046 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6047 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River (Album) 30 AM 6047 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6048 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary / Bayou Country Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary / Bayou Country (Album) 30 AM 6048 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6049 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival (Album) 30 AM 6049 France 1968 Sell This Version
30 AM 6050 Inez & Charlie Foxx* - Come By Here Inez & Charlie Foxx* Come By Here (Album) 30 AM 6050 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6051 Miles Davis - Blue Moods Miles Davis Blue Moods (Album) 30 AM 6051 France 1968 Sell This Version
30 AM 6052 The Charles Mingus Quintet - Chazz! The Charles Mingus Quintet Chazz! (Album) 30 AM 6052 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6053 Charlie Parker • Dizzy Gillespie • Bud Powell • Max Roach • Charlie Mingus* - Jazz At Massey Hall Charlie ParkerDizzy GillespieBud PowellMax RoachCharlie Mingus* Charlie ParkerDizzy GillespieBud PowellMax RoachCharlie Mingus* - Jazz At Massey Hall (Album) 30 AM 6053 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6054 Thad Jones With Frank Wess, Hank Jones, John Dennis (2), Charlie Mingus*, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach - The Fabulous Thad Jones Thad Jones With Frank Wess, Hank Jones, John Dennis (2), Charlie Mingus*, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach Thad Jones With Frank Wess, Hank Jones, John Dennis (2), Charlie Mingus*, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach - The Fabulous Thad Jones(LP, Comp) America Records 30 AM 6054 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6054 Thad Jones - The Fabulous Thad Jones Thad Jones The Fabulous Thad Jones(LP, Comp) America Records 30 AM 6054 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6055 The Four Trombones, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charlie Mingus*, John Lewis (2) - Four Trombones Vol. 1 The Four Trombones, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charlie Mingus*, John Lewis (2) The Four Trombones, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charlie Mingus*, John Lewis (2) - Four Trombones Vol. 1(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6055 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6056 The Bud Powell Trio - The Bud Powell Trio The Bud Powell Trio The Bud Powell Trio (Album) 30 AM 6056 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6058 John Lewis (2) - Charlie Mingus* - J.J. Johnson - Kai Winding - Benny Green* - Willie Dennis - Four Trombones Volume 2 John Lewis (2) - Charlie Mingus* - J.J. Johnson - Kai Winding - Benny Green* - Willie Dennis John Lewis (2) - Charlie Mingus* - J.J. Johnson - Kai Winding - Benny Green* - Willie Dennis - Four Trombones Volume 2 (Album) 30 AM 6058 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6059 The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach - The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach - The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach (Album) 30 AM 6059 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6060 Oscar Pettiford And His Jazz Groups - My Little Cello Oscar Pettiford And His Jazz Groups My Little Cello(LP, Album, RE) America Records 30 AM 6060 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6061 Charlie Parker - Bird On 52nd Street Charlie Parker Bird On 52nd Street (Album) 30 AM 6061 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6062 Charlie Parker - Bird At St. Nicks Charlie Parker Bird At St. Nicks (Album) 30 AM 6062 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6063 Charlie Mingus* Featuring John Handy - Right Now: Live At The Jazz Workshop Charlie Mingus* Featuring John Handy Charlie Mingus* Featuring John Handy - Right Now: Live At The Jazz Workshop(LP, Album, RE) America Records 30 AM 6063 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6064 Jimmy Witherspoon - Gerry Mulligan - Ben Webster - Live At The Renaissance Of Los Angeles Jimmy Witherspoon - Gerry Mulligan - Ben Webster Jimmy Witherspoon - Gerry Mulligan - Ben Webster - Live At The Renaissance Of Los Angeles (Album) 30 AM 6064 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6065 Various - Saturday Night Jazz Session Various Saturday Night Jazz Session(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6065 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6066 Odetta - Folk Songs By The Greatest, Odetta Odetta Folk Songs By The Greatest, Odetta (Album) 30 AM 6066 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6067 Earl Hines - Plays Fats Waller Earl Hines Plays Fats Waller(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6067 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6068 The Dave Brubeck Quartet - The Genius Of Dave Brubeck The Dave Brubeck Quartet The Genius Of Dave Brubeck(LP, Comp, RE) America Records 30 AM 6068 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6069 Stan Getz - Stan Getz With Cal Tjader Stan Getz Stan Getz With Cal Tjader (Album) 30 AM 6069 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6070 Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton also Paul Desmond, Barney Kessel, David Van Kriedt* - The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - The Paul Desmond Quartet Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton also Paul Desmond, Barney Kessel, David Van Kriedt* Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton also Paul Desmond, Barney Kessel, David Van Kriedt* - Gerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond (Comp) 30 AM 6070 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6071 Sonny Terry And Brownie Mc Ghee* - At Sugar Hill Sonny Terry And Brownie Mc Ghee* At Sugar Hill (Album) 30 AM 6071 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6072 Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt - In The Beginning Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt - In The Beginning(LP, Album, RE) America Records, America Records 30 AM 6072 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6073 The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz At Storyville The Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz At Storyville (Album) 30 AM 6073 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6074 John Lee Hooker - The King Of Folk Blues John Lee Hooker The King Of Folk Blues 30 AM 6074 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6075 Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Shouts & Blues Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Shouts & Blues(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6075 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6076 Memphis Slim - The Great Memphis Slim Memphis Slim The Great Memphis Slim (Album) 30 AM 6076 France 1968 Sell This Version
30AM6077 John Lee Hooker - The Great Blues Sounds Of John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker The Great Blues Sounds Of John Lee Hooker(LP, Album) America Records, America Records, America Records 30AM6077 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6078 John Lee Hooker - The Blues John Lee Hooker The Blues (Comp) 30 AM 6078 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6079 B.B. King - BB King's Greatest Hits B.B. King BB King's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) America Records 30 AM 6079 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6080 Lightning Hopkins* - Really The Blues Lightning Hopkins* Really The Blues (Comp) 30 AM 6080 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6081 Cal Tjader - Jazz At Monterey Cal Tjader Jazz At Monterey(LP, Comp) America Records 30 AM 6081 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6082 Charles Mingus - Presents Charles Mingus Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Album) 30 AM 6082 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6083 The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring: Paul Desmond - Recorded Live At Newport Jazz Festival The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring: Paul Desmond The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring: Paul Desmond - Recorded Live At Newport Jazz Festival (Album) 30 AM 6083 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6084 Earl 'Fatha' Hines* - Solo Earl 'Fatha' Hines* Solo (Album) 30 AM 6084 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6085 The Caravans (2) - The Soul Of Gospel Music The Caravans (2) The Soul Of Gospel Music(LP, Comp) America Records 30 AM 6085 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6086 Alex Bradford - The King Of Gospel Music Alex Bradford The King Of Gospel Music(LP, Album, Comp) America Records 30 AM 6086 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6087 Lee Morgan - The Genius Of Lee Morgan Lee Morgan The Genius Of Lee Morgan (Comp) 30 AM 6087 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6088 Jimmy Reed - Wailin' The Blues Jimmy Reed Wailin' The Blues(LP, Comp) America Records 30 AM 6088 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6089 Odetta - At The Gate Of Horn Odetta At The Gate Of Horn (Album) 30 AM 6089 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6090 Mongo Santamaria - Mongo's Greatest Hits Mongo Santamaria Mongo's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) America Records, America Records 30 AM 6090 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6091 Dave Brubeck Featuring Paul Desmond - At The Black Hawk In San Francisco Dave Brubeck Featuring Paul Desmond Dave Brubeck Featuring Paul Desmond - At The Black Hawk In San Francisco (Comp) 30 AM 6091 France 1969 Sell This Version
30 AM 6092 Wes Montgomery Wes' Best (Comp) 30 AM 6092 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6093 Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* - Soul Grooving Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* Merl Saunders Trio And Big Band* - Soul Grooving(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6093 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6094 John Lee Hooker - Live At Sugarhill John Lee Hooker Live At Sugar Hill (Album) 30 AM 6094 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6095 The Dave Brubeck Trio - Brubeck -:- Tjader The Dave Brubeck Trio Brubeck -:- Tjader(LP, Comp, RE) America Records 30 AM 6095 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6096 Charlie Parker - The Immortal Charlie Parker Charlie Parker The Immortal Charlie Parker (Comp) 30 AM 6096 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6097 Pee Wee Russell - The Definitive Pee Wee Russell Pee Wee Russell The Definitive Pee Wee Russell(LP, Comp, RE) America Records 30 AM 6097 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6098 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* - Certain Blacks Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Certain Blacks (Album) 30 AM 6098 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6099 Archie Shepp, Chicago Beau - Black Gipsy Archie Shepp, Chicago Beau Archie Shepp, Chicago Beau - Black Gipsy (Album) 30 AM 6099 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6100 Albert Ayler - Free Jazz Albert Ayler Free Jazz (Album) 30 AM 6100 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6101 John Lee Hooker - I Wanna Dance All Night John Lee Hooker I Wanna Dance All Night (Album) 30 AM 6101 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6102 Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones* - Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones* Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones* - Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones (Album) 30 AM 6102 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6103 Archie Shepp - Coral Rock Archie Shepp Coral Rock (Album) 30 AM 6103 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6104 Frank Wright Quartet* - Uhuru Na Umoja Frank Wright Quartet* Uhuru Na Umoja(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6104 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6105 Charles Mingus & His Quintet* - Town Hall Concert Charles Mingus & His Quintet* Town Hall Concert(LP, Album, RE) America Records 30 AM 6105 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6106 Archie Shepp - Pitchin Can Archie Shepp Pitchin Can (Album) 30 AM 6106 France 1970 Sell This Version
30 AM 6107 Earl Hines - In Paris Earl Hines In Paris(LP) America Records 30 AM 6107 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6108 Noah Howard - Space Dimension Noah Howard Space Dimension (Album) 30 AM 6108 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6109 Charlie Mingus* - Pithycanthropus Erectus Charlie Mingus* Pithycanthropus Erectus (Album) 30 AM 6109 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6109, America Records – 6109 Charlie Mingus* -  Pithycanthropus Erectus Charlie Mingus* Pithycanthropus Erectus(LP, Album, RE) America Records 30 AM 6109, America Records – 6109 France Unknown Sell This Version
30 AM 6110 Charles Mingus - Blue Bird Charles Mingus Blue Bird (Album) 30 AM 6110 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6111 Jacques Coursil - Black Suite Jacques Coursil Black Suite(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6111 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6112 Arthur Jones - Scorpio Arthur Jones Scorpio(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6112 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6113 Clifford Thornton - The Panther And The Lash Clifford Thornton The Panther And The Lash(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6113 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6114 Roswell Rudd - Roswell Rudd Roswell Rudd Roswell Rudd(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6114 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6115 Dave Burrell - After Love Dave Burrell After Love(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6115 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6116 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* - Phase One Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Phase One (Album) 30 AM 6116 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6117 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* With Fontella Bass - Art Ensemble Of Chicago With Fontella Bass Art Ensemble Of Chicago* With Fontella Bass Art Ensemble Of Chicago* With Fontella Bass - Art Ensemble Of Chicago With Fontella Bass (Album) 30 AM 6117 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6118 Al Shorter* - Tes Esat Al Shorter* Tes Esat(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6118 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6119 Fontella Bass - I Need To Be Loved Fontella Bass I Need To Be Loved(LP, Album) America Records, America Records 30 AM 6119 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6120 The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet* - The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet* The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet (Album) 30 AM 6120 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6121 Paul Bley - Improvisie Paul Bley Improvisie(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6121 France 1971 Sell This Version
30 AM 6122 Anthony Braxton - Dona Lee Anthony Braxton Dona Lee(LP, Album) America Records, America Records 30 AM 6122 France 1972 Sell This Version
30 AM 6123 Robin Kenyatta's Free State Band - Robin Kenyatta's Free State Band Robin Kenyatta's Free State Band Robin Kenyatta's Free State Band(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6123 France 1972 Sell This Version
30 AM 6124 Mal Waldron With The Steve Lacy Quintet* - Mal Waldron With The Steve Lacy Quintet Mal Waldron With The Steve Lacy Quintet* Mal Waldron With The Steve Lacy Quintet* - Mal Waldron With The Steve Lacy Quintet(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6124 France 1972 Sell This Version
30 AM 6125 Steve Lacy Quintet - The Gap Steve Lacy Quintet The Gap (Album) 30 AM 6125 France 1972 Sell This Version
30 AM 6126 Willie Mabon - Come Back Willie Mabon Come Back(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6126 France 1973 Sell This Version
30 AM 6127 Eddy Louiss - Orgue Eddy Louiss Orgue (Album) 30 AM 6127 France 1972 Sell This Version
30 AM 6128 Mal Waldron - The Whirling Dervish Mal Waldron The Whirling Dervish(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6128 France 1972 Sell This Version
30 AM 6129 Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet* Featuring Niels O.H. Pedersen* - Kenny Clarke - Oscar Peterson - Stéphane Grappelli Quartet Vol. 1 Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet* Featuring Niels O.H. Pedersen* - Kenny Clarke Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet* Featuring Niels O.H. Pedersen* - Kenny Clarke - Oscar Peterson - Stéphane Grappelli Quartet Vol. 1(LP, Album, Gat) America Records, America Records 30 AM 6129 France 1973 Sell This Version
30 AM 6130 Memphis Slim - So Long Memphis Slim So Long(LP) America Records 30 AM 6130 France 1973 Sell This Version
30 AM 6131 Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet* - Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet Vol. 2 Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet* Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet Vol. 2(LP, Album, Gat) America Records, America Records, America Records 30 AM 6131 France 1973 Sell This Version
30 AM 6132 Eddy Louiss - Orgue Vol. 2 Eddy Louiss Orgue Vol. 2(LP, Album) America Records 30 AM 6132 France 1973 Sell This Version