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In a message dated 10/18/2005 6:30:28 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
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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.



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.
 
Cary  Ginell
Origin Jazz  Library
www.originjazz.com