In a message dated 10/18/2005 6:30:28 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
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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.
Actually they were the first label to feature standup comedy performers on a
regular basis. Beginning with Mort Sahl and continuing with the likes of
Shelley Berman, Jonathan Winters, and others, they helped stimulate the standup
craze of the late '50s and early '60s.
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