I thought I may have had a moment of memory lapse so we pulled the disc. It
is Verve - Folkways FVS 9023 Titled Fritz Wunderlich. It is a MGM pressing
(referenced on the label) which was made and issued by Verve (the label is a
gold Verve). The discs contain operetta and a mix of items so you are
correct that they would be lumped in under 'pop'.
Johannes J. Bos-Beijer
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Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 17:29:47 -0400
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.
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> 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