RPC

RPC

Profile:
Recorded Publications Company
1558-70 Pierce Ave.
Camden, New Jersey 08105

Custom record label which flourished between the late 1940s and the early 1980s. RPC produced records from clients' tape recordings, utilizing RCA pressing plants before establishing one of their own. RPC also had their own recording studios and offered on-location recording services. Nearly all RPC releases had a disclaimer printed on the record labels: "Recorded from client's source material". The few releases that did not were the ones recorded by RPC engineers in their own studios. Roughly 40 different generic album covers were available with customizable text, or customers could supply their own camera-ready cover art (hence the many albums by different artists with the same cover art). RPC advertised their services primarily in music magazines for educators, and their eye-catching slogan was "Records From Your Tapes!" A 1970 RPC brochure states that pressings were available in as few as 25 copies. For fewer than 25 copies, customers could order direct-cut acetates which would bear a white, typewritten "RPL" label (Recorded Publications Laboratories). This label also bore the rubber-stamped statement "Recorded from client's source material". Most RPC releases are of school bands, choral groups, and church choirs, but there were also small handful of garage band, avant-garde, experimental, and psych releases that have become sought-after collector's items.
Parent Label:
[l85103]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
30M-52971/2 SHS Sings  album cover Somerville High School A Cappella Choir SHS Sings(10", Mono) RPC 30M-52971/2 US 1959 Sell This Version
32M-38651 The Eugene Gleemen, Concert Highlights  album cover The Eugene Gleemen, Theodore Kratt, Stacy Green The Eugene Gleemen, Theodore Kratt, Stacy Green - The Eugene Gleemen, Concert Highlights(LP, Mono) RCA Victor 32M-38651 US 1957 Sell This Version
32M-41881 Music From Depauw  album cover University Band*, University Choir*, The Collegians* University Band*, University Choir*, The Collegians* - Music From Depauw(LP, Album, Mono) RPC 32M-41881 US 1958 Sell This Version
32M-88951 The Colgate Thirteen  album cover The Colgate Thirteen The Colgate Thirteen(LP, Album) RPC 32M-88951 US 1963 Sell This Version
32M-65221/2 Case Men Sing  album cover Case Men's Glee Club Case Men Sing(LP, Album, Mono) RPC 32M-65221/2 US 1959 Sell This Version
32M-98281/2 Folk Songs And Spirituals  album cover The Woodberry Forest Octet Folk Songs And Spirituals(LP, Album) RPC 32M-98281/2 US 1969 Sell This Version
32M-91701 / 32M-91702 The United States Military Academy Band And Cadet Glee Club Plays And Sings .... Airborne Salute  album cover The United States Military Academy Band* And Cadet Glee Club* The United States Military Academy Band* And Cadet Glee Club* - The United States Military Academy Band And Cadet Glee Club Plays And Sings .... Airborne Salute(LP, Album) RPC 32M-91701 / 32M-91702 US Unknown Sell This Version
47M-2022 Music For You  album cover Saylesmen And Neil Brown Trio Saylesmen And Neil Brown Trio - Music For You(7", EP, Red) RPC 47M-2022 US Unknown Sell This Version
47M-92651 Chuck Barr And The Playboys Twist With Me / Joe Botch(7") RPC, RPC 47M-92651 US 1962 Sell This Version
102 Mechanical Musical Instruments: Sampler No. 1  album cover No Artist Mechanical Musical Instruments: Sampler No. 1(LP) RPC 102 US Unknown Sell This Version
202 Christmas Melodies Played On Antique Musical Boxes  album cover Unknown Artist Christmas Melodies Played On Antique Musical Boxes(LP) RPC 202 US Unknown Sell This Version
402 Opera Favorites  album cover Antique Musical Boxes, Wiscasset, Maine Opera Favorites(LP) RPC 402 US Unknown Sell This Version
502 Edison In Stereo  album cover Harry Lauder, Ada Jones, Billy Murray, Frederic H. Potter, Manuel Romain, Walter Van Brundt, Arthur Collins, Albert Farrington Harry Lauder, Ada Jones, Billy Murray, Frederic H. Potter, Manuel Romain, Walter Van Brundt, Arthur Collins, Albert Farrington - Edison In Stereo(LP, Album, Comp) RPC 502 US Unknown Sell This Version
802 Christmas Favorites : Played On Antique Musical Boxes  album cover No Artist Christmas Favorites : Played On Antique Musical Boxes(LP) RPC 802 US Unknown Sell This Version
903 Waltzes, Polkas, And Mazurkas, Volume Two  album cover No Artist Waltzes, Polkas, And Mazurkas, Volume Two(LP, Album) RPC 903 US Unknown Sell This Version
941 Student Records For Deutsch Durch Audio-Visuelle Methode Part 1  album cover I. Burgdorf, K. Montani, Z. Skreb, M. Vidovic I. Burgdorf, K. Montani, Z. Skreb, M. Vidovic - Student Records For Deutsch Durch Audio-Visuelle Methode Part 1(8x7" + Box) Chilton, Chilton Books, Marcel Didier (Canada) Ltée. 941 USA & Canada 1962 Sell This Version
1102 Old song favorites  album cover Antique Musical Boxes, Wiscasset, Maine Old song favorites(LP) rpc 1102 US Unknown Sell This Version
1972 The Best Of Kaleidoscope  album cover The Allegras The Best Of Kaleidoscope(LP, Comp) RPC 1972 US 1972 Sell This Version
23995 The Glee Club, Choir and Octet  album cover Music At Millbrook The Glee Club, Choir and Octet(LP, Album) RPC 23995 US 1967 Sell This Version
28861 Live Vol.1  album cover Royalaires Live Vol.1(LP, Album) RPC 28861 US 1967 Sell This Version
43803 1st  album cover FĀZ 1st(LP) RPC 43803 US 1976 Sell This Version
58901 The Waterbury Oratorio Society  album cover The Waterbury Oratorio Society The Waterbury Oratorio Society(LP) RPC 58901 US 1970 Sell This Version
60561 Spring Concert  album cover Wethersfield High School Band Spring Concert(LP) RPC 60561 US 1973 Sell This Version
61002 Niantic River Valley Boys The Niantic River Valley Boys(LP) RPC 61002 US Unknown Sell This Version
87701 No Title  album cover Chestertown High School Band No Title(LP) RPC 87701 US Unknown Sell This Version
87811 We've Only Just Begun  album cover Maroon And Gold Singers We've Only Just Begun(LP, Album) RPC 87811 US 1974 Sell This Version
88832 1973 - 1974  album cover Manatee High School Bands 1973 - 1974(LP, Album) RPC 88832 US 1974 Sell This Version
424591 Ain't It Just Like Jesus  album cover Kenneth & Vanessa & Company Ain't It Just Like Jesus(LP) RPC, RPC 424591 US Unknown Sell This Version
433291 Free Ride / Finale From Godspell  album cover American Rhythm Band Free Ride / Finale From Godspell(7") RPC 433291 US Unknown Sell This Version
471661 Church Of Our Lady Of Grace Centennial Celebration In Music(LP) RPC 471661 US Unknown Sell This Version
513362 Ring Alleluia  album cover Zion Lutheran Church Handbell Choir Ring Alleluia(LP, Album) RPC 513362 1976 Sell This Version
561151 Noel In The Valley  album cover St. Bruno Choir Society Noel In The Valley(LP, Album) RPC 561151 US Unknown Sell This Version
585652 Jazz Abroad 1981  album cover European Jazz Band / Jazz Choir Tour European Jazz Band / Jazz Choir Tour - Jazz Abroad 1981(LP, Album) RPC 585652 US 1981 Sell This Version
74231/2 God Will Set Us Free  album cover St. Rita's Folk Group "Re-Creation" God Will Set Us Free(LP, Album) RPC 74231/2 US 1973 Sell This Version
790659 Depauw Concert Choir, Depauw Symphony Orchestra Depauw Concert Choir, Depauw Symphony Orchestra - Ein Deutsches Requiem(2xLP, Album) RPC 790659 US 1979 Sell This Version
496041/2 On The Road Again  album cover Autumn (25) On The Road Again(LP, Album) RPC 496041/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
625101/2 St. Charles Boychoir, Port Charlotte, Florida I Believe(LP) RPC 625101/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
596071/2/3/4 Jesus Christ Superstar  album cover Manasquan High School Chorus Jesus Christ Superstar(2xLP, Album) RPC 596071/2/3/4 US 1982 Sell This Version
0 23942 93707 4 The Best Hits Merengue 2001 Vol. 1  album cover Various The Best Hits Merengue 2001 Vol. 1(CD, Comp) RPC 0 23942 93707 4 Dominican Republic 2001 Sell This Version
56001/56002 Jazz Concert  album cover Grinnell High School Jazz Band Jazz Concert(LP, Album) RPC 56001/56002 US 1973 Sell This Version
A32M-80951/2 Danville Bands 1961  album cover Danville High School Bands Danville Bands 1961(LP, Album, Mono) RPC A32M-80951/2 US 1961 Sell This Version
AP-49721 Loaded  album cover John Bradley And His Swinging Soul Seekers* Loaded(7") RPC, RPC AP-49721 US Unknown Sell This Version
ART 305 The Scottish Dance Masters  album cover Andrew Rankine And Ron Gonnella Andrew Rankine And Ron Gonnella - The Scottish Dance Masters(LP, Album) RPC, Atholl Brose ART 305 US 1982 Sell This Version
AX 6063 Spring Concert - May 1970  album cover The Mechanicville High School Concert Band Spring Concert - May 1970(7") RPC AX 6063 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZ 903 Horn-A-Plenty: Bill Horn And His New Innovations In Sound  album cover Bill Horn Horn-A-Plenty: Bill Horn And His New Innovations In Sound(LP) RPC AZ 903 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ 04683 Sing Like An Angel  album cover Scott Anderson (21) With Woodrow Meeker Scott Anderson (21) With Woodrow Meeker - Sing Like An Angel(LP) RPC AZ 04683 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ-4871 Mary Anne Rivers  album cover Mary Anne Rivers Mary Anne Rivers(LP, Album) RPC AZ-4871 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ 8980 Memories 1971  album cover The Concert Choir Of Durango High School, The Grandioso Singers Of Durango High School The Concert Choir Of Durango High School, The Grandioso Singers Of Durango High School - Memories 1971(LP) RPC AZ 8980 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ-19381 The Swingin' Muchachos Punch It At You(LP, Album) RPC AZ-19381 US 1968 Sell This Version
AZ-41831 First United Methodist Church  album cover The Wesleyan Bell Choir First United Methodist Church(LP, Album) RPC AZ-41831 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ 04421/2 Piano For Variety  album cover Freddie Hayashi Piano For Variety(LP, Album) RPC AZ 04421/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ59151 Hood College  album cover Marty Hassell Hood College(LP) RPC AZ59151 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZ 66401 Illusions Of Hope  album cover The Four Of Us Illusions Of Hope(LP, Album) RPC AZ 66401 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ 66851 Royalaires '70  album cover Kent-Meridian 1970 Royalaires Royalaires '70(LP) RPC AZ 66851 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZ-69401 Welcome (Recorded In The Back Room)  album cover Rubber Memory Welcome (Recorded In The Back Room)(LP, Album) RPC, RPC AZ-69401 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZ 74601 / AZ 74602 Religious Music Played On Antique Musical Boxes  album cover Various Religious Music Played On Antique Musical Boxes(LP, Comp) RPC AZ 74601 / AZ 74602 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ 09071/2 The First Coming  album cover Richard H. Baker The First Coming(LP) RPC AZ 09071/2 US 1971 Sell This Version
AZ 98712 I Can See God In The Center Of Everything  album cover No Artist I Can See God In The Center Of Everything(LP, Album) RPC AZ 98712 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ 60821/2 1970  album cover Niles - District 71 "Red Coat" Band 1970(LP, Album) RPC AZ 60821/2 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZ-64411/2 Choristers 1970  album cover St. John's Military Academy Choristers 1970(LP, Album) RPC AZ-64411/2 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZ 07411/12 Joe Torres Y Su Sexteto Estamos De Colores(LP, Album) RPC AZ 07411/12 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ 96501/2 ...For Dance  album cover Evelyn Jensen ...For Dance(LP, Album) RPC AZ 96501/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZ-41771/41772 Peace In Our Time  album cover Fenner, Leland & O'Brien Peace In Our Time(LP, Album) RPC AZ-41771/41772 US 1969 Sell This Version
AZ 59651 59652 A Moments Sunlight  album cover Focus (47) A Moments Sunlight(LP, Album) RPC AZ 59651 59652 US 1969 Sell This Version
AZ-97731/97732 Daybreak  album cover Daybreak (25) Daybreak(LP, Album) RPC AZ-97731/97732 US 1971 Sell This Version
AZB-300 The Kokosingers 69  album cover The Kokosingers The Kokosingers 69(LP) RPC AZB-300 US 1969 Sell This Version
AZB-4787 Here Comes The Fyfth   album cover The Fyfth Here Comes The Fyfth (LP, Album) RPC AZB-4787 US 1968 Sell This Version
AZB 42482 Just US  album cover Bright Side Just US(LP, Album) RPC AZB 42482 US 1969 Sell This Version
AZB-45692 Come And Go With Me  album cover Sterling Lee Pierce Come And Go With Me(LP) RPC AZB-45692 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZB-20651/2 Scandinavian Organ Concert  album cover Charles John Stark Scandinavian Organ Concert(LP, Album) RPC AZB-20651/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZB-27271/2 We Love Recess  album cover The Sixth Grade of Swarthmore Elementary School We Love Recess(LP, Album) RPC AZB-27271/2 US 1968 Sell This Version
AZB-29751/2 On The Folk Side Of The Campus  album cover Anderson College Campus Singers On The Folk Side Of The Campus(LP, Album) RPC AZB-29751/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZB-44191/2 Jazz Is Alive And Well At Kent State University  album cover Kent State University Lab Band And Friend* Jazz Is Alive And Well At Kent State University(LP, Album) RPC AZB-44191/2 US 1969 Sell This Version
AZB-46441/2 Strictly Singing Piano  album cover Frederick Hayashi* Strictly Singing Piano(LP, Album) RPC AZB-46441/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZB 57881/2 Christmas Concert 1969 / Spring Concert 1970  album cover Maine Maritime Academy Chorus Christmas Concert 1969 / Spring Concert 1970(LP, Album) RPC AZB 57881/2 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZB 58181 / 58182 Roots  album cover Roots (10) Roots(LP) RPC AZB 58181 / 58182 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZM 08421 Sunday Anthems  album cover Beverly R. Howerton, Fountain Street Church* Beverly R. Howerton, Fountain Street Church* - Sunday Anthems(LP, Album) RPC AZM 08421 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZM 12282 Jazz Dance #5  album cover Jazz Dance #5 Jazz Dance #5(LP, Album) RPC AZM 12282 US Unknown Sell This Version
AZM 81631/2 Hey Friend  album cover Kathy Nevins Hey Friend(LP, Album) RPC AZM 81631/2 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZM 67371/67372 Do You Know Who You Are?  album cover Barbara Pires Do You Know Who You Are?(LP) RPC AZM 67371/67372 US 1970 Sell This Version
AZM 70401/70402 Somewhere, Someday, Somehow  album cover Fenner, Leland & O'Brien Somewhere, Someday, Somehow(LP, Album, Mono) RPC AZM 70401/70402 US 1970 Sell This Version
CDLP-8 Vivas In Deo  album cover The Concordia Choir, Paul J. Christiansen* The Concordia Choir, Paul J. Christiansen* - Vivas In Deo(LP, Album) RPC CDLP-8 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDLP-9 The Concordia Choir In Concert  album cover The Concordia Choir, Paul J. Christiansen* The Concordia Choir, Paul J. Christiansen* - The Concordia Choir In Concert(LP) RPC CDLP-9 US Unknown Sell This Version
D9-CB Songs Of Colgate  album cover Colgate University Marching Band And Glee Club Songs Of Colgate(3xShellac, 10", Album) RPC, RCA Custom D9-CB US 1949 Sell This Version
E0-QB-13322/3/4/5 Songs Of Texas A&M  album cover The Texas Aggie Band, The Singing Cadets*, The Aggieland Orchestra The Texas Aggie Band, The Singing Cadets*, The Aggieland Orchestra - Songs Of Texas A&M(2x10", Album) RPC E0-QB-13322/3/4/5 US 1950 Sell This Version
E3-QB-1137 Sacred Art  album cover Mary Louise Noferi Sacred Art(Shellac, 10") RPC, RPC E3-QB-1137 US Unknown Sell This Version
E4-QB-2052 Songs Of The University Of Texas  album cover The Longhorn Band* Songs Of The University Of Texas(10") RPC, RPC E4-QB-2052 US Unknown Sell This Version
E4-QL-2064 Texas Tech on Parade  album cover Texas Tech Concert Band, Zeta Sigma Glee Club Texas Tech Concert Band, Zeta Sigma Glee Club - Texas Tech on Parade(10") RPC E4-QL-2064 US 1962 Sell This Version
JZ-8494 Selections From The Sound Of Music  album cover Playmakers Selections From The Sound Of Music(LP, Album) Not On Label (Playmakers Self-released) JZ-8494 US 1966 Sell This Version
JZ-12091 A Sampler Of 20th Century Wedding Music  album cover San Francisco Theological Seminary, Wilbur F. Russell San Francisco Theological Seminary, Wilbur F. Russell - A Sampler Of 20th Century Wedding Music(LP) RPC JZ-12091 US Unknown Sell This Version
JZ-88441 Albert Bonholzer, William Lyon-Baiden Albert Bonholzer, William Lyon-Baiden - The Leonidas Polk Memorial Carillon The University Of The South(12", Album, Mono) RPC JZ-88441 US Unknown Sell This Version
JZB-09741 The Seven Last Words Of Christ  album cover Théodore Dubois, The Combined Choirs Of Bible Presbyterian Church Théodore Dubois, The Combined Choirs Of Bible Presbyterian Church - The Seven Last Words Of Christ(LP) RPC, RPC JZB-09741 US Unknown Sell This Version
JZB-10471 Get Up Man  album cover The Miscellaneous (3) Get Up Man(LP, Album) RPC JZB-10471 US 1968 Sell This Version
JZB-10851 Dark Side Of The Moon  album cover Dumin & Cavanagh Dark Side Of The Moon(LP, Album) RPC JZB-10851 US 1969 Sell This Version
JZB-11261 Livin' In My World  album cover Dru And Ann Livin' In My World(LP, Album) RPC JZB-11261 US 1968 Sell This Version
JZB 02591/2 Historical Interpretation Of Negro Spirituals and Lift Every Voice And Sing  album cover Dorothy Conley Elam, Lavinia A. Franklin Dorothy Conley Elam, Lavinia A. Franklin - Historical Interpretation Of Negro Spirituals and Lift Every Voice And Sing(LP, Album) RPC JZB 02591/2 US 1968 Sell This Version
JZB-37221 Chiddix Junior High Honor Band  album cover Chiddix Junior High Honor Band Chiddix Junior High Honor Band(LP, Album) RPC JZB-37221 US 1967 Sell This Version
JZB-92461 Bremen High School Band And Chorus, Bremen High School Varsity Band, Bremen High School Advanced Girls Chorus & Concert Choir Bremen High School Band And Chorus, Bremen High School Varsity Band, Bremen High School Advanced Girls Chorus & Concert Choir - 1967(LP, Album) RPC JZB-92461 US 1967 Sell This Version
JZB-34931/2 1968-69 Debut  album cover Maine Maritime Academy Chorus and The Singing Mariners Maine Maritime Academy Chorus and The Singing Mariners - 1968-69 Debut(LP, Album) RPC JZB-34931/2 US 1969 Sell This Version
JZB-36861/2 Choristers 1969  album cover St. John's Military Academy Choristers 1969(LP, Album) RPC JZB-36861/2 US 1969 Sell This Version