Johan Bos-Beijer wrote:
> 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
Verve had a Folkways series (later called Verve Forecast) but it was pop and folk, not classical..that was issued on Heliodor.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Eric Goldberg<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 5:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Verve, but not Jazz
> >Hi all,
> >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.
> >Diamond Productions
> >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.
> Eric Goldberg