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Revised 29/6/13

BUDDAH
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1967-1984

Labels

Polydor distribution
Polydor distribution
Polydor distribution
Phonogram distribution
201 021 - 1968
to
201 083 - 1970
2001 009 - 1970
to
2011 164 - 1973
2011 080 - 1971
Maxi Single
2011 170 - 1973
to
2011 179 - 1973
US Kama Sutra Records helped bolster MGM Records' profits during 1965 and 1966, primarily due to the success of The Lovin' Spoonful. Art Kass ultimately became unhappy with his distribution deal with MGM and started Buddah Records in 1967. He brought in Neil Bogart, who was an MGM General Manager in the early sixties, and had also worked at Cameo-Parkway Records. Neil Bogart left Buddah Records in 1973 to start his Casablanca Records label. 
Art Kass sold the label to Essex Entertainment, who managed the catalog until 1993, when they sold it to BMG.
Recordings from 1967/1968 were issued on Pye International in Britain until the Buddah label made its appearance in 1968.
Phonogram distribution
PYE distribution
PRT distribution
PRT distribution
2011 185 - 1973
to
2011 208 - 1974
BDS 401 - 1974
to
BDS 494 - 1980
BDS 495 - 1981
to
BDS 498 - 1982
BDS 499 - 1982
to
BDS 504 - 1984
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
No 1
201  025 - 1968
to 
2011 164 - 1973
Polydor distribution
 Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 2
2011 057 - 1970
to 
2011 093 - 1971
Polydor distribution
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 3
2011 170 - 1973
to
2011 208 - 1974
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For sleeve details
(different types)
see Phonogram
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. Ref 83  Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 4
BDS 401 - 1974
to
1975
Pye Distribution
 Logo on the front
   Cut straight/high top  Glued left/right  
No 5
1975
to
.
Pye Distribution
Logo on the back
. Ref 10  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
.
to
BDS 494 - 1980
Pye Distribution
Logo on the back
   Cut straight/long scoop  Glued bottom/right   
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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