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  Fantasy Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The label was the first to record "in person" performances by Lenny Bruce.
The labels were named in honor of fantasy and science fiction magazines; the logotype of the first Fantasy label was taken from the distinctive first logo for The Magazine of Fantasy, which with its second issue became The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction; the distinctive logotype of Galaxy Science Fiction was not appropriated.
Fantasy also built its landmark headquarters building at the corner of Tenth and Parker in Berkeley, California in 1970 which was nicknamed "the house that Creedence built." In 2004 Fantasy was sold to a consortium led by Norman Lear and merged with Concord Records to create a new company called Concord Music Group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fantasy_Records   (382 words)

  
 Grateful Dead Family Discography: Fantasy Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Fantasy Records started as a jazz label in the early 1950 having being formed by Sol and Max Weiss, originally as a record manufacturing company, in the late 1940s.
Fantasy changed ownership toward the end of the 1960's and expanded into rock and later soul music.
Country Joe McDonald recordings from the mid-1970's through to the mid 1980's were released on Fantasy.
www.deaddisc.com /disc/Fantasy.htm   (175 words)

  
 CD reviews of Original Jazz Classics Samplers from Fantasy
While Fantasy Records itself is best-known as the label that handled (and ultimately alienated) Creedence Clearwater Revival, it was founded in the early 1950s as a vehicle for pianist Dave Brubeck to distribute his own recordings.
Among those who recorded for Fantasy in the 1950s heyday of West Coast Jazz were Vince Guaraldi (famed for his soundtracks to the animated "Peanuts" TV specials), Chet Baker, Stan Getz and Cal Tjader.
Riverside Records was founded by a couple of young jazzhounds in the early 1950s, and unaccountably grew into another one of the best jazz labels on the scene.
www.trageser.com /archive/music/album-fantasy.html   (923 words)

  
 Fantasy Records - Creedence Clearwater and John Fogerty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In 1968 Fantasy's most successful act emerged when the local group Creedence Clearwater Revival released their first hit record "Susie Q".
In 2004 Fantasy was sold to a consortium and merged with Concord Records.
Soon after the company left Zaentz's control, John Fogerty, the singer/songwriter of CCR signed a new recording contract with Fantasy, reuniting him with the label that still owns the rights to much of his music.
www.net101.com /rocknroll/san_francisco/fantasy_records.html   (136 words)

  
 Debut Records
After that the label and its assets were sold to Fantasy Records, which reissued the more popular albums and, in the Eighties, reissued many of the 10-inch LPs as 12-inch LPs but with their original packaging replicated.
It was recorded relatively early in Debut’s history, in April 1953, but was not released until late 1954 (according to one source) or early 1955 (according to Fantasy).
In the early and mid-Sixties Fantasy twice released this album in their Debut series in both mono (6001) and fake stereo (86001), the first time on red (mono) or blue (fake stereo) vinyl ($12 to $50) and later on fl vinyl ($6 to $30).
www.holeintheweb.com /drp/bhd/Debut1-2.htm   (2992 words)

  
 Farewell to Fantasy / Pioneer Berkeley label sold to Concord Records
Although the landmark Fantasy Building at 10th and Parker Streets in Berkeley was not included in the sale, Concord will rent office space there and will use the Fantasy Recording Studios, according to Terri Hinte, Fantasy spokeswoman.
Fantasy's owners are Chairman Saul Zaentz, 83, an Oscar-winning film producer; President Ralph Kaffel; Al Bendich, vice president and legal counsel; and Frank Noonan, vice president of finance.
Fantasy Records was founded in 1949 in an alley off San Francisco's Market Street by hipster brothers Max and Sol Weiss.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/12/04/BUG78A68BD1.DTL   (1247 words)

  
 Fantasy
Fantasy Records, along with its subsidiary Galaxy, was established in San Francisco in 1949 by Max and Sol Weiss.
Saul Zaentz, who had joined Fantasy as a salesman in 1955, assembled a group of investors in 1967 and purchased the label from the Weiss brothers.
Fantasy's ambitious reissue programs have been influential industry-wide, highlighting aspects of its vast catalog from acid jazz to folk and blues to classic jazz in "twofer" CDs, boxed sets, 20-bit remastered CDs, and beginning in fall 2003, SA-CDs.
e.discogs.com /label/Fantasy   (608 words)

  
 Stax Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Satellite Records (renamed to 'Stax' in 1961) was founded in 1957 by Jim Stewart,[1] initally operating in a north Memphis garage.
The first successful artists recorded by Satellite were vocalists Rufus and Carla Thomas, a father-daughter duo whose work attracted Atlantic Records, with whom Stewart made a contract giving ownership and first choice on releasing recordings.
Fantasy Records bought the post-Atlantic (post-May 1968) Stax recordings and continued to repackage and rerelease the Stax catalogue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stax_Records   (902 words)

  
 Saul Zaentz - Biography - AOL Music
After release he studied animal husbandry at Rutgers for a semester, but some actual time spent on a chicken farm proved to Zaentz that it was not his dream vocation and he moved to San Francisco in the early '50s, eventually landing a job as a record distributor for Norman Grantz.
Between 1968 and 1971 the group was one of the most successful, if not the most successful, bands in America and Zaentz and Fantasy Records made millions off the group.
In 1977 Fantasy Records acquired the Stax catolog as well as several other small jazz labels to further broaden Fantasy's catalog.
music.aol.com /artist/saul-zaentz/284331/biography   (483 words)

  
 CD reviews: The Best Of collection from Fantasy Records
Perhaps these albums in Fantasy's new "Best of" series could be better thought of as "An Introduction To." Because there is some fantastic music here, and each album is, at the very least, a representative sampling of each artist's better recordings.
And in his case, most of his early recordings as leader were on the Prestige label, so the ten cuts here are a virtual "best of" for the iconoclastic jazz spirit.
These recordings from 1956 and '57 were his first as leader, and in company of Waldron (in particular) as well as trumpeter Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley, McLean's combination of lush melodicism and hard-edged blowing is already taking root in his playing.
www.trageser.com /archive/music/album-fantasy2.html   (1569 words)

  
 The History of Stax Records
Stax Records, a name which is synonymous with Southern soul music, began as Satellite Records in Memphis in 1959.
The Staple Singers were at their artistic peak when they recorded for Stax during the late 1960s and early 1970s, turning out records that blended a utopian social vision with rhythmic excitement.
By June 1977, virtually all Stax assets, including all masters, both completed and unfinished recordings, together with all Stax contracts, were purchased by Fantasy Records.
www.wattstax.com /backstory/staxhistory.html   (593 words)

  
 Gene Ammons - Music Downloads - Online
Son of the great boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, Gene Ammons (who was nicknamed "Jug") left Chicago at age 18 to work with King Kolax's band.
Other than a notable stint with Woody Herman's Third Herd in 1949 and an attempt at co-leading a two tenor group in the early '50s with Sonny Stitt, Ammons worked as a single throughout his career, recording frequently (most notably for Prestige) in settings ranging from quartets and organ combos to all-star jam sessions.
When Ammons returned to the scene in 1969, he opened up his style a bit, including some of the emotional cries of the avant-garde while utilizing funky rhythm sections, but he was still able to battle Sonny Stitt on his own terms.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/365/Gene-Ammons/1015615.html   (260 words)

  
 CD Review of Kenny Burrell - The Best of Kenny Burrell on Fantasy Records @ jazzreview.com
Kenny Burrell’s career has spanned over seven decades, over 250 recordings and has performed with most of the “who’s, who” of the jazz industry.
The Best of Kenny Burrell by Fantasy Records, spanning 1957 to 1963, we have the opportunity to hear an overview of Kenny Burrell’s early years.
The recording is clear and warm sounding, with six of the eight tracks recorded by Rudy Van Gelder.
www.jazzreview.com /cd/review-16964.html   (423 words)

  
 SACD News: It's Official - Concord Records Buys Fantasy's Music Operation [HFR]
Concord Records has announced that they have completed their purchase of the record labels and music catalog of Fantasy Inc. of Berkeley, California.
The purchase of Fantasy's music operations by Concord Records is a logical one since both labels own an extensive catalog of Jazz and Adult Contemporary music.
Fantasy, Inc. is home of one of the largest and most prestigious collections of jazz and blues music in the world.
www.highfidelityreview.com /news/news.asp?newsnumber=19449090   (1038 words)

  
 PlaybillArts: News: Concord Records Finalizes Acquisition of Fantasy Records
The jazz label Concord Records has completed its purchase of Fantasy Records, which was first announced in June, Reuters reports.
With Fantasy, Concord acquires the catalogues of a number of jazz, soul, and folk record companies purchased by the label, including Prestige, Milestone, Riverside, and Stax.
Concord Records was founded in 1969 by Carl Jefferson and is currently owned by TV producers Norman Lear and Hal Gaba.
www.playbillarts.com /news/article/859.html   (342 words)

  
 Fantasy Records and The Concord Music Group
When his recordings began to sell, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Odetta, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg and Lenny Bruce were added to their primarily but not exclusively jazz roster.
Another of the great Fantasy producers is Todd Barkan, who currently serves as Artistic Director for Dizzy's Club in New York City, along with producing approximately 30 recordings annually, mainly for the Japanese market.
His relationship with Fantasy dates back to the early '70s as a natural outgrowth of Barkan's work as a concert producer and owner of the club Keystone Korner.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=19405   (1022 words)

  
 Discography
INDIA RECORDS was established in 1954 by its sole artist Korla Pandit, when he released his first independently-produced album series, The Universal Language of Music.
Some of the Fantasy records were re-released in the early 80's.
Some of his records are readily available on the second-hand market or in local thrift stores for next to nothing, other are amazingly hard to get and are often quite expensive.
www.korlapandit.com /discography.htm   (1137 words)

  
 Fantasy Records Discography Project Page
Fantasy, Inc. (e Berkeley, CA, 1949; The brothers Max and Sol Weiss) record company and label.
Fantasy Records Catalog: OJC 100 series - album index
Fantasy Records Catalog: OJC 200 series - album index
www.jazzdisco.org /fantasy   (231 words)

  
 Fantasy You're Too Late (12") DiscoMusic.com
I had the pleasure of speaking with Tamm E. Hunt who was the lead singer of Fantasy and was able to get some background info.
The group Fantasy was named the #1 Disco group in the Billboard Year End Awards 81/82.
On the song "You're Too Late" by Fantasy, FONDA RAE is the uncredited lead vocalist of the song, not Tamm E. Hunt.
www.discomusic.com /records-more/317_0_2_0_M33   (520 words)

  
 Concord/Fantasy Merger Bodes Well For Jazz - December 7, 2004 - The New York Sun
This is big news for any jazz fan, because both labels are actively engaged in recording new jazz, both by veterans and new artists.
The recording industry's has been in a financial swoon, and the company want to reduce their overheads and prune down their artist rosters and payrolls.
Concord Records, originally named Concord Jazz, was founded in 1973 by Carl Jefferson, a car dealer and jazz lover who staked himself in the jazz record business when it was at a low ebb, and then profited as the music merged from the ashes over the last three decades.
www.nysun.com /article/5915   (421 words)

  
 Fantasy Records (USA) Fragrance at MSN Shopping
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shopping.msn.com /results/shp/?bCatID=4285,av=2-4499410   (485 words)

  
 Fantasy Football Index - Reader Column 111505   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
I kept telling them that they were wasting their efforts and since CBS Sportsline began charging for leagues some years ago, I had assumed everyone else was too.
Then, I started thinking, "I wonder how many fantasy football teams anyone has managed in a year?"0/00 I could not find any such record and was told that I would have to submit all paperwork first, then find if I was in fact pursuing a Guinness World Record.
Fantasy Footall Index is seeking reader columnists to write about general interest topics.
www.fantasyindex.com /Reader111505.html   (1254 words)

  
 Joe Pass - Music Downloads - Online
He emerged in 1962 with a record cut at Synanon, made a bit of a stir with his For Django set, recorded several other albums for Pacific Jazz and World Pacific, and performed with Gerald Wilson, Les McCann, George Shearing, and Benny Goodman (1973).
However, in general Pass maintained a low profile in Los Angeles until he was signed by Norman Granz to his Pablo label.
1973's Virtuoso made him a star and he recorded very prolifically for Pablo, unaccompanied, with small groups, on duo albums with Ella Fitzgerald, and with such masters as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, and Dizzy Gillespie.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/102/006/3/1020063.html   (211 words)

  
 Stan Wilson Diskography (Cavalier Records; Clef Records; Verve Records; Fantasy Records)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Granz however achieved an agreement with Mercury Records for the promotion and the distribution of the JATP and other new records.
It was in 1956 that Ella Fitzgerald finally joined Granz's "community", after a long contract with [[Decca records], and Granz unified his activities under the common label of Verve records.
Norman Granz is generally remembered also for his notable anti-racist position and for the battles he consequently fought for his artists (many of whom were fl, perhaps the majority), in times and places where skin color was the cause of open discrimination.
users2.ev1.net /~smyth/linernotes/personel/stanwilson/diskography.htm   (2396 words)

  
 Fantasy, MP3 music download at eMusic
During the 1940s brothers Max and Sol Weiss operated a San Francisco plastic molding business that included a record pressing plant, one of whose early clients was pianist Dave Brubeck.
Based in Berkeley since 1970, Fantasy continued its success with such varied artists as the Blackbyrds, Stanley Turrentine, Sylvester, Ruth Brown, and Freddy Cole, as well as with the best-selling Amadeus and The English Patient soundtracks, and is today the country's largest independent label.
Other labels in the Fantasy family include: Contemporary, Debut, Good Time, Jazz Workshop, Jazzland, Kicking Mule, Milestone, Pablo, Prestige, Riverside, Specialty, Stax and Takoma.
www.emusic.com /label/89/89463.html   (225 words)

  
 Out Of Print Records? - Fantasy Football Cafe 2006
I've been searching high and low for copies of their records here in the states only to discover that most of their library isn't available at your local record store.
It seems really odd that such a popular title wouldn't be available at a record store, but it's the case with Human League.
But, I went to Tower Records and a few other major record stores only to discover they had no domestic releases available.
www.fantasyfootballcafe.com /forums/viewtopic.php?t=131235   (588 words)

  
 Guitar Nine Records - Borislav Mitic "Fantasy"
Featuring original compositions and works by Paganini, Handel and Bach, the CD is a neo-classical shredfest in every sense of the word.
The "List Price" is the sum total of a $16.47 non-discounted price and a standard $2.98 U.S. shipping charge common to most online retailers.
Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Guitar Nine Records Terms of Use.
www.guitar9.com /fantasy.html   (193 words)

  
 Walmart.com - Music Downloads
Although 1973's FANTASY did not have the commercial success of 1972's RHYMES AND REASONS, much less the huge sales of 1971's TAPESTRY, it's still one of Carole King's finest albums.
It's certainly her most complex effort; a 13-song suite where all of the songs segue into one another seamlessly, FANTASY was written, arranged and produced by King.
Lyrically, FANTASY deliberately moves away from the autobiographical introspection of her earlier albums, returning to the kind of in-character writing of her '60s hits with ex-husband Gerry Goffin.
www.walmart.com /swap/LoadAlbumInfo.do?itemId=2717703   (297 words)

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