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* Label Varitations
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Mercury Series

* 10000 Series
* 15000 Series (10")
* 20000 Series A
   (-20599)
* 20000 Series B
   (20600-)
* 25000 Series (10")
* 30000 Series (10")
* 35000/JATP/MGC
* 40000 Golden Lyre
* Living Presence
* 80000 Custom
* 90000 Tono
* PPS Series
* SRM Series
* Demo/Sampler



Subsidiaries

* EmArcy 26000 (10")
* EmArcy 36000 (12")
* EmArcy MGE/SRE
* EmArcy EMS
* Wing 12000
* Wing 12100/16100
* Wing 14000/18000
* Wing 60000
* Limelight
* Philips U.S.
* Fontana U.S.
* Smash
* Blue Rock
* Cumberland
* ...



Compact
(33rpm 7")


* Mercury 200/600
* Limelight 300
* Smash 700
* Fontana 750
* Philips 800/2700



Extended Play
(45rpm 7")


* Mercury EP 3000
* Mercury EP 4000
* Mercury EP 5000
* EmArcy EP 6000
* Wing EP 16000
* Mercury MEP
* Childcraft/Playcraft
* miscellaneous


Singles
(45/78rpm)


* Mercury 2000
* Mercury 3000
* Mercury 5000
* Mercury 6000
* Mercury 8000
* Mercury 8900
* Mercury 11000
* Mercury 70000
* Mercury 89000
* EmArcy 16000
* Limelight
* Wing
* Blue Rock
* ...



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Limelight Series

[Limelight Logo A]

Another famous subsidiary label. Supervised by Quincy Jones, a good number of fine jazz recordings were introduced under Limelight from Art Blakey, Les McCann, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker to Paul Blay.

But in the late-1960's (from LS-86047 and on), lineups were changed to meet the atmosphere of “those days” - Ethnic music, Experimental Electronic sound, Psychedelic tunes, heavy Funk tracks, et al.

Totally 71 albums (including one 2-discs album) were released under Limelight label series. A few albums are currently available in re-issued CD formats, but many of Limelight records are hard to find. I've heard some of them are rated “ultra-super-rare”.


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Label Variations

Please take a look at here.

Jacket Design Variations

Most jacket covers of Limelight's titles are NOT vinyl-coated. And it would be notable that most titles are issued with gatefold covers.

1st pressings of earliest titles comes with silver sticker affixed onto front cover. Later this silver sticker was abolished and Limelight logo was printed directly on the front cover.

[Limelight Silver Sticker]

Early albums' spine (title cover) is also interesting: many Limelight logos and letterings are printed.

title cover of LM-82005

Inside the gatefold cover, a booklet of liner-notes are sticked. Most of the booklets as well as every jacket design were packaged so elaborately: the most famous elaborated gatefolder might be LM-82024 / LS-86024 “At The Museum Of Modern Art” by Milt Jackson.

inside gatefold of LM-82024



The List

Titles with bold numbers (NON-grayed lines) indicates I own the copy. You can see detailed information and scanned images by clicking catalogue no. or cover picture. If you happen to know the titles/artists of the albums unlisted here, or if you found any incorrect information, please let me know. Thank you.

No.
(Mono)
No.
(Stereo)
Title Artist(s) Jacket (Note)
LM-82001 LS-86001 'S Make It Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers [LS-86001] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
promo copy
LM-82002 LS-86002 I/We Had A Ball Various Artists [LS-86002] green Limelight
gatefold cover
silver sticker
w/ booklet
LM-82003 LS-86003 Baby Breeze Chet Baker [LM-82003] green Limelight
gatefold cover
silver sticker
w/ booklet
LM-82004 LS-86004 Butterfly With Hiccups Gerry Mulligan [LS-86004] green Limelight
gatefold cover
silver sticker
w/ booklet
LM-82005 El Nutto Terry Gibbs [LM-82005] darkgreen Limelight
gatefold cover
w/o booklet
LS-86005 [LS-86005] darkgreen Limelight
gatefold cover
silver sticker
w/ booklet
LM-82006 LS-86006 In A New Setting Milt Jackson [LM-82006] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82007 LS-86007 Jambo Caribe Dizzy Gillespie [LS-86007] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82008 LS-86008 I Talk With The Spirits Roland Kirk [LS-86008] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82009 LS-86009 Cannonball And Coltrane Cannonball Adderley & John Coltrane [LS-86009] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
reissue of MG-20449 / SR-60134
LM-82010 LS-86010 Canadiana Suite Oscar Peterson - -
LM 2-8201
(LM-82011)
(LM-82012)
LS 2-8601
(LS-86011)
(LS-86012)
The Immortal Clifford Brown Clifford Brown [LM 2-8201] green Limelight
gatefold cover
silver sticker
w/ booklet
promo copy
LM-82013 Last Date Eric Dolphy [LM-82013] green Limelight
1st issue
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LS-86013 [LS-86013] green Limelight
1st issue
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LS-86013 [LS-86013] (pink Limelight)
later issue
diff cover
LM-82014 LS-86014 Three Moods The Three Sounds [LM-82014] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82015 Mingus Revisited Charles Mingus [LM-82015] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
promo copy
reissue of MG-20627
LS-86015 - green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
reissue of SR-60627
LM-82016 LS-86016 But Not Really Les McCann [LM-82016] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82017 LS-86017 Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert Various Artists [LM-82017] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82018 LS-86018 Soulfinger Art Blakey - -
LM-82019 LS-86019 Baker's Holiday Chet Baker [LM-82019] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
promo copy
LM-82020 LS-86020 Grand Reunion 1 Earl Hines - green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82021 LS-86021 If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em Gerry Mulligan - -
LM-82022 LS-86022 The New Continent Dizzy Gillespie - green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82023 Eloquence Oscar Peterson - darkgreen Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LS-86023 [LS-86023] (pink Limelight)
later issue
LM-82024 LS-86024 At The Museum Of Modern Art Milt Jackson [LM-82024] darkgreen Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82025 LS-86025 Beaux J. Poo Boo Les McCann - -
LM-82026 LS-86026 Beautiful Friendship The Three Sounds - -
LM-82027 LS-86027 Rip Rig And Panic Roland Kirk - -
LM-82028 LS-86028 Grand Reunion 2 Earl Hines - darkgreen Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82029 LS-86029 With Respect To Nat Oscar Peterson [LS-86029] darkgreen Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
promo copy
LM-82030 LS-86030 Feelin' Good Gerry Mulligan [LS-86030] green Limelight
gatefold cover
w/ booklet
LM-82031 LS-86031 Beaux J. Pooboo Les McCann - (special release for Columbia Record Club)
LM-82032 LS-86032 Them Adderleys Cannonball Adderley & Nat Adderley - -
LM-82033 LS-86033 Slightly Latin Roland Kirk - -
LM-82034 LS-86034 Buttercorn Lady Art Blakey - -
LM-82035 LS-86035 With Respect To Nat Oscar Peterson - 2nd issue of LM-82029 / LS-86029
LM-82036 LS-86036 Live At Shelly's Manne Hole Les McCann - -
LM-82037 LS-86037 Today's Sounds The Three Sounds - -
LM-82038 LS-86038 Hold On, I'm Coming Art Blakey [LM-82038] green Limelight
LM-82039 LS-86039 Blues Etude Oscar Peterson - -
LM-82040 LS-86040 Something Borrowed, Something Blue Gerry Mulligan - -
LM-82041 LS-86041 Plays The Hits Les McCann - -
LM-82042 LS-86042 The Melody Lingers On Dizzy Gillespie - -
LM-82043 LS-86043 Bucket O' Grease Les McCann - -
LM-82044 LS-86044 Soul Espanol Oscar Peterson [LS-86044] darkgreen Limelight
LM-82045 LS-86045 Born Free Milt Jackson - -
LM-82046 LS-86046 Live At Bohemian Caverns - Washington, D.C. Les McCann [LS-86046] green Limelight
- LS-86047 Images Fantastiques Various Artists - -
- LS-86048 Panorama Electronique Various Artists - -
- LS-86049 Le Voyage Pierre Henry - -
- LS-86050 Songs Of The Second Moon Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - -
- LS-86051 The Percussions Of Strasbourg The Percussions Of Strasbourg - -
- LS-86052 Constellations And Interferences Bengt Hambres - -
- LS-86053 Classical Ragas Of India Deben Bhattacharya - -
- LS-86054 Mecki Mark Men Mecki Mark Men - -
- LS-86055 Evolutions And Contrasts Badings & Raaijmakers - -
- LS-86056 Ragas: Streams Of Light - Three North Indian Ragas Lateef Ahmed Khan et al. - -
- LS-86057 Santur, Tunbuk, And Tar -
Music And Drum Rhythms From Iran
Various Artists
edited by Deben Bhattacharya
[LS-86057] pink Limelight
gatefold cover
- LS-86058 Seven Trumps From The Tarot Card / Pinions Ruth White - -
- LS-86059 Variations For A Door And A Sigh Pierre Henry - -
- LS-86060 Mr. Joy Paul Bley [LS-86060] pink Limelight
gatefold cover
promo copy
- LS-86061 Response - Electronic Music From Norway Various Artists [LS-86061] pink Limelight
- LS-86062 Cauldron Fifty Foot Hose - -
- LS-86063 Spleen The Sound Of Feeling [LS-86063] pink Limelight
- LS-86064 Signals The Percussions Of Strasbourg [LS-86064] pink Limelight
- LS-86065 Mass For Today / The Green Queen Pierre Henry - -
- LS-86066 Flowers Of Evil Ruth White - -
- LS-86067 Dawn Don Robertson - -
- LS-86068 Running In The Summernight Mecki Mark Man - -
- LS-86069 Ragnarok - Electronic Funk Beaver & Krause - -
- LS-86070 Moog Groove The Electronic Concept Orchestra - -
- LS-86071 Funky Skull Melvin Jackson [LS-86071] pink Limelight
- LS-86072 Electric Love The Electronic Concept Orchestra - -



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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