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Michael Fitzgerald wrote:
> At 10:35 AM 2/18/2007, Steve Smolian wrote:
>> Where there two Ad-Lib labels, one based in NY 6/1955 or before-1965 
>> or so, and another, 4/1960 or earlier, 'till ? , based in California?  
>> Which was affiliated with Lenox and was it owned or distributed by them?
> 
> #1 - The 1955 New York jazz label that I know issued two items:
> 
> Let's Have A Session was AAL 5501 (10")
> The New Tradition - Presenting Jackie McLean was ADL 6601 (12")
> 
> The McLean label scans that I have seen show an address as "Ad Lib 
> Records  Box 119, New York 28, N.Y." See:
> 
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Jackie-McLean-The-New-Tradition-AdLib-6601-Orig-NM_W0QQitemZ110070271059QQihZ001QQcategoryZ306QQcmdZViewItem 
> 
> 
> #2 - http://rcs.law.emory.edu/rcs/labels/l/l1956.htm
> 
> includes label scans that show that Lenox was a division of Ad Lib, 157 
> W. 57th St., NY.
> 
> So, I have nothing relating to California, and can't say for certain 
> whether these are two separate New York firms. If anyone knows of other 
> Ad Lib jazz items in the 5500 or 6600 series, I'd be interested to know.
> 
> Mike
> 
> 
> mike at jazzdiscography.com
> www.jazzdiscography.com     

ARLD shows 3 addresses but says they're all the same company, proprietor 
Charlie Mack. Box 199-B, Gracie Stn NY in 1955; 20-43 19th St, Long Island City 
NY in 1956; 6300 Craner Ave, N. Hollywood CA, 1960. The only listing for 
"Lenox" is as a division of Remington Records in 1949-50, but the ARLD only 
goes up to 1960..if it's a later label, it wouldn't be shown.

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