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BUDDAH
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1967-1984
Reissues: see Radio Active Gold
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Labels

BDA 1 - 1967
to
BDA 12 - 1967
BDA 11 - 1967
to
BDA 12 - 1967
BDA 13 - 1967
to
BDA 314 - 1972
BDA 318  - 1972
to
BDA 489 - 1975
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.
Buddah distribution
Arista distribution
Arista distribution
Arista distribution
BDA 515 - 1976
to
BDA 579 - 1977
BDA 582 - 1977
to
BDA 595 - 1978
BDA 597 - 1978
to
BDA 623 - 1980
BDA 624 - 1980
to
BDA 800 - 1984
Essex distribution
BG 1  - 1984
to
BG 29 - 1984
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
 
No 1
BDA 1 - 1967
to 
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to 
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to 
1970
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4 a
1970
to 
.
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4 b
.
to 
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   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 5
.
to 
BDA 314 - 1972
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 6
BDA 318 - 1972
to
.
Dull black
   Curved top  Glurd left/right  
No 7
.
to 
1978
 Glossy black
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 8
1977
to
1981
 Arista distribution
Long text
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 9
1981
to
1984
Arista distribution
Short text
   Curved top  Inside glued  
Sleeve for DJ records
D 1
1971
to
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Middle-Earth Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Sam Mathis, Jacksonville, Florida for scans in this section
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Thanks to Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans in this section
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Thanks to Brian Kirschenbaum, Schenectady, NY for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Buddah Records from Global Dog Productions
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