Verve had a 'Folkways' series which included classical recordings from the Polygram/DG catalogue. For example, tenor Fritz Wunderlich. They had a number of non-jazz issues but the catalogue varied considerably but items often went out of print.
Johannes J. Bos-Beijer
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Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Verve, but not Jazz
>I have a question about Verve Records, but it's not about Jazz. I
>have a wonderful psych/pop album by "The Gordian Knot" which is from
>the late 60s and is on Verve. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me
>if this was a real big departure for the label or if they regularly
>had non-Jazz releases? I know they are known for Jazz, but don't
>know much else about the label.
>Thanks for your time.
>Preserving the past for the future.
Dave Bradley President
Off the top of my head I can think of several non-jazz verve
recordings including the first album by Zappa and the Mothers of
Invention, The Blues Project, and there are folk recordings by Dave
van Ronk, Patrick Sky and quite a few others.