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Revised 21/8/13

CHART
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1962-1975

Labels

No address
P.O. Box 562
P.O. Box 73
P.O. Box 73
45 1 - 1962
Y 501 & Y 502 - 1962
1015 - 1963
to
1045 - 1963
1045 - 1963
to
1065 - 1964
1065 - 1964
to
1095 - 1965
Chart Records was formed in 1962 in Atlanta, Ga. by Gary Walker. He formed the label primarily as a means to record some of the local talents. In 1964, Slim Williamson bought the label for $350. This is what it had cost Walker to have the label registered with the musicians union. Williamson took on Ott Stephens (a DJ at WPEH) as a partner, and together they formed Chart Records Inc. in March 1964.
In March 1969, Williamson sold the company for well over a half a million dollars to Audio Fidelity. Not a bad price for a company that was originally bought for $350.
In 1970, Chart was purchased back from Audio Fidelity. It was turned over to Williamson's oldest son Cliff, who was named president. Slim wanted to attend to his radio station concerns.
Sometime in 1975 Chart Records quietly folded.
The label was revived as "Chart Action" by Jack Rodamaker in 1977.
Distributed by
Sound of Nashville
806-16th Avenue, S.
Independent
806 16th Ave., S.
RCA distribution
806 16th Ave., S.
RCA distribution
1085 - 1965
to
1140 - 1965
1145 - 1965
to
1495 - 1967
59 1001 - 1967
to
59 1071 - 1969
59 5000 - 1969
to
59 5012 - 1969
Audio Fidelity/Indep.
Buddah distribution
Buddah distribution
NSD distribution
5000 - 1969
to
CH 5195 - 1973
CH 5196 - 1973
to
CH 5233 - 1974
CH 7500 - 1975
to
CH 7518 - 1975
Label discontinued
CA 114 - 1977
to
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Label revived as Chart Action
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
5000 - 1969
to
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No white bottom line
 Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
CH 5195 - 1973
White bottom line
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
1973
to
1975
Buddah distribution
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4
1977
to
.
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see NSD Group
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado for scans in this section
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Thanks to Bob Marek, 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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45 Discography for Chart Records from Global Dog Productions
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