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I stand corrected! As you say, since it's pop-oriented (probably from Red
Polydor?) they may have tried putting it in a popular series. I'm sure dealers
were thrilled with the eclectic nature of a label that included Janis Ian, Allan
Ginsburg and his friend singing William Blake, Fritz Wunderlich, plus the
Folkways material........

dl

Johan Bos-Beijer wrote:

> Hi David:
>
> 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
> Director
> BBACE
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: David Lennick <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
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> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Verve, but not Jazz
> 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
>  > Director
>  > BBACE
>
> Verve had a Folkways series (later called Verve Forecast) but it was pop and
> folk, not classical..that was issued on Heliodor.
>
> dl
>
>  >
>  >   ----- Original Message -----
>  >   From: Eric Goldberg<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>  >   To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>  >   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