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Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds - Summer Love (Fantasy Records 1974)
Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds - Summer Love (Fantasy Records 1974)
Published: 2014/03/30
Channel: MyRhythmNSoulTV
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars ( Fantasy Records 1982 )
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars ( Fantasy Records 1982 )
Published: 2015/02/26
Channel: Crucial Electro
Sylvester - Can
Sylvester - Can't Stop Dancing (Fantasy Records 1979)
Published: 2012/12/06
Channel: DiscoSaturdayNightTV
Final Fantasy Record Keeper OST - Summoned Beast Battle
Final Fantasy Record Keeper OST - Summoned Beast Battle
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: OnionSoldier
Sylvester - Over & Over (Full Length Disco Mix) Fantasy Records 1977
Sylvester - Over & Over (Full Length Disco Mix) Fantasy Records 1977
Published: 2016/10/12
Channel: DiscoSaturdayNightTV
Cybotron - Eden ( Fantasy Records 1986 )
Cybotron - Eden ( Fantasy Records 1986 )
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: Sun Light One
Cybotron - Techno City ( Fantasy Records 1984 )
Cybotron - Techno City ( Fantasy Records 1984 )
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: Sun Light One
Sylvester - Dance Disco Heat (Fantasy Records 1978)
Sylvester - Dance Disco Heat (Fantasy Records 1978)
Published: 2012/12/06
Channel: DiscoSaturdayNightTV
FANTASY BAND - OFF:OFF (LIVE VIDEO, 2017) / Група Фантазия - OFF:OFF
FANTASY BAND - OFF:OFF (LIVE VIDEO, 2017) / Група Фантазия - OFF:OFF
Published: 2017/12/03
Channel: FGM Records
The Blackbyrds - Dreaming About You (lp
The Blackbyrds - Dreaming About You (lp 'Action' Fantasy Records 1977)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Published: 2015/08/15
Channel: Crucial Electro
Sylvester - Body Strong (Fantasy Records 1979)
Sylvester - Body Strong (Fantasy Records 1979)
Published: 2012/12/06
Channel: DiscoSaturdayNightTV
The Blackbyrds - A Hot Day Today (lp
The Blackbyrds - A Hot Day Today (lp 'The Blackbyrds' Fantasy Records 1974)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
Cybotron - Clear ( Fantasy Records 1983 )
Cybotron - Clear ( Fantasy Records 1983 )
Published: 2015/03/22
Channel: Sun Light One
Cybotron - El Salvador ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Cybotron - El Salvador ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: Sun Light One
Cybotron - Industrial Lies ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Cybotron - Industrial Lies ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: Crucial Electro
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Fantasy Records 1978)
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Fantasy Records 1978)
Published: 2012/12/06
Channel: DiscoSaturdayNightTV
Big Bash 2017 Introduction | Fantasy Records, Squads and Tips | Dream11 users must watch
Big Bash 2017 Introduction | Fantasy Records, Squads and Tips | Dream11 users must watch
Published: 2017/12/18
Channel: FANTASY CRICKET GURU
Cybotron - Clear ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Cybotron - Clear ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: Crucial Electro
Thinking Right - Sylvester (lp
Thinking Right - Sylvester (lp 'Too Hot To Sleep' Fantasy Records 1981)
Published: 2015/11/04
Channel: Toby Walker
The Blackbyrds - Mysterious Vibes (lp
The Blackbyrds - Mysterious Vibes (lp 'Action' Fantasy Records 1977)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental & Vocal) Fantasy Records 1965
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental & Vocal) Fantasy Records 1965
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: ChristmasTimeTV
The Blackbyrds - The Baby (lp
The Blackbyrds - The Baby (lp 'Flying Start' Fantasy Records 1974)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars ( Lp Version ) (  Fantasy Records 1983 )
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars ( Lp Version ) ( Fantasy Records 1983 )
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Sun Light One
[FFRK] THE BEST WAY TO START FINAL FANTASY RECORD KEEPER!! | A Beginners Guide to FFRK #1
[FFRK] THE BEST WAY TO START FINAL FANTASY RECORD KEEPER!! | A Beginners Guide to FFRK #1
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Brotherhood Legacy
Vince Guaraldi Trio - What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) Fantasy Records 1965
Vince Guaraldi Trio - What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) Fantasy Records 1965
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: ChristmasTimeTV
Cybotron - EL Salvador ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Cybotron - EL Salvador ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: Crucial Electro
⁴ᴷ【東方Vocalカラオケ】Endless Fantasy - 2015 ver.【暁Records】[ツイリク曲]
⁴ᴷ【東方Vocalカラオケ】Endless Fantasy - 2015 ver.【暁Records】[ツイリク曲]
Published: 2017/10/28
Channel: Raildex's Touhou KARAOKE Ch.
Cybotron - Eden ( Instrumental ) ( Fantasy Records 1986 )
Cybotron - Eden ( Instrumental ) ( Fantasy Records 1986 )
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: Sun Light One
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fantasy Records 634
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fantasy Records 634
Published: 2014/11/13
Channel: Rapture Records
Francisco Aguabella Fantasy Records (1962)
Francisco Aguabella Fantasy Records (1962)
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Pete Poulos
Trifasicos - Prepara Tu Equipaje Prod. By DjHolysoul Real Fantasy Records 2013 Reggaeton Cristiano
Trifasicos - Prepara Tu Equipaje Prod. By DjHolysoul Real Fantasy Records 2013 Reggaeton Cristiano
Published: 2013/02/04
Channel: DjHolysoulOfficial
Cybotron - Cosmic Raindance ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Cybotron - Cosmic Raindance ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: Sun Light One
Cybotron - Cosmic Raindance ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Cybotron - Cosmic Raindance ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Crucial Electro
World Fantasy Records
World Fantasy Records
Published: 2016/04/10
Channel: World Fantasy Récords
Satvir Sidhu - Stunning Jatti | Official Music Video | Fantasy Records
Satvir Sidhu - Stunning Jatti | Official Music Video | Fantasy Records
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: Fantasy Records
[FFRK] My Top 10 Hardest Boss Fights in Final Fantasy Record Keeper
[FFRK] My Top 10 Hardest Boss Fights in Final Fantasy Record Keeper
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: Brotherhood Legacy
Final Fantasy Record Keeper - The Five Dooms - FFVI
Final Fantasy Record Keeper - The Five Dooms - FFVI's The Decisive Battle Remix (Extended Version)
Published: 2016/06/18
Channel: Tensei017
Final Fantasy Record Keeper: Gameplay + Review
Final Fantasy Record Keeper: Gameplay + Review
Published: 2015/04/23
Channel: Mrhappy1227
Final Fantasy Record Keeper - The X Records Beyond Omega - Nemesis Infinity - Day 3 (Champion Score)
Final Fantasy Record Keeper - The X Records Beyond Omega - Nemesis Infinity - Day 3 (Champion Score)
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: Tensei017
The Blackbyrds - Flying High (lp
The Blackbyrds - Flying High (lp 'City Life' Fantasy Records 1975)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
" Pensando En Ti - Iron Carrillo " Produccer : Fantasy Records
" Pensando En Ti - Iron Carrillo " Produccer : Fantasy Records
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Iron Carrillo
Benny Velarde Aye Que Rico Fantasy Records (1962)
Benny Velarde Aye Que Rico Fantasy Records (1962)
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Pete Poulos
Joe Loco Quintet: Anabacoa (Versión de la Fantasy Records)
Joe Loco Quintet: Anabacoa (Versión de la Fantasy Records)
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: cflorez75
Satvir Sidhu - Stunning Jatti | Promo | Fantasy Records
Satvir Sidhu - Stunning Jatti | Promo | Fantasy Records
Published: 2014/12/20
Channel: Fantasy Records
Cybotron - Industrial Lies ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Cybotron - Industrial Lies ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: Sun Light One
Cybotron - Techno City ( Instrumental ) ( Fantasy Records 1984 )
Cybotron - Techno City ( Instrumental ) ( Fantasy Records 1984 )
Published: 2015/11/21
Channel: Sun Light One
♥♥ *Makey Iam*♥♥ *EMOCIONES *- ♥♥ (Prod. Fantasy Records )
♥♥ *Makey Iam*♥♥ *EMOCIONES *- ♥♥ (Prod. Fantasy Records )
Published: 2012/05/06
Channel: Jvnior canales loayza
DyE - Fantasy - Official Video
DyE - Fantasy - Official Video
Published: 2011/10/19
Channel: Tigersushi Records
Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records Inc. )
Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records Inc. )
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: Sun Light One
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Fantasy Records
Fantasy logo original.tif
Parent company Concord Music
Founded 1949 (1949)
Founder Max Weiss
Sol Weiss
Distributor(s) Universal Music Group
Genre Various
Country of origin U.S.
Location Beverly Hills, California
Official website concordmusicgroup.com

Fantasy Records is an American record company and label founded by brothers Max and Sol Weiss in 1949. The early years of the company were dedicated to issuing recordings by jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, who was also one of its investors, but the label is known more for its recordings of comedian Lenny Bruce, jazz musician Vince Guaraldi, and the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.[1]

Formation[edit]

In 1949, Jack Sheedy, the owner of a San Francisco-based record label called Coronet, was talked into making the first recording of an octet and a trio featuring Dave Brubeck (This Coronet Records should not be confused with either the Australian Coronet Records or the Coronet Records of the late 1950s that was based in New York City). Sheedy's Coronet Records had recorded area Dixieland bands. But he was unable to pay his bills, and in 1949 he turned his masters over to a pressing company, the Circle Record Company, which was owned by Max and Sol Weiss. The Weiss brothers changed the name of their business to Fantasy Records and met an increasing demand for Brubeck's music by recording and issuing new records. Soon the company was shipping 40,000 to 50,000 copies of Brubeck records per quarter.[2]

When Brubeck signed with Fantasy, he thought he had 50 percent interest in the company. He worked as an unofficial artists and repertoire (A&R) assistant, encouraging the Weiss brothers to sign jazz performers such as Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, and Red Norvo. When he discovered that all he owned was 50 percent in his own recordings, he signed with Columbia Records.[3]

Acquisitions[edit]

In 1955, Saul Zaentz joined the company. Jazz musician Charles Mingus gave Debut Records to Zaentz as a wedding gift; at the time, Zaentz was marrying Mingus's ex-wife, Celia, who had helped found Debut with Mingus and musician Max Roach. Zaentz became president in 1967. He and a group of investors bought Fantasy from the Weiss brothers. He then acquired Prestige Records (1971), Riverside (1972), and Milestone (1973).[1][4]

Ralph Kaffel, who was vice president of Fantasy since 1971, became president in 1973. He continued the policy of acquisitions: Stax Records (1977), Good Time Jazz (1984), Contemporary (1984), Pablo (1986), Specialty (1991),[1] Kicking Mule (1995), and Takoma (1995).[4]

Fantasy's first subsidiary was Galaxy Records in 1951. Years later, it started the short-lived subsidiary, Scorpio, that tried to capitalize on the British Invasion. Still later, it had a subsidiary named Reality Records that concentrated on hip hop and released the first two albums by Doug E. Fresh.

Vince Guaraldi[edit]

Vince Guaraldi proved a stand-out when he joined the company in 1964. His most famous contributions were his compositions involved the film adaptations of the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. This association began with Guaraldi's album, Jazz Impressions Of "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" which contained music he created for an unsold television documentary of the same name, but truly became famous with the hailed soundtrack for the classic Christmas special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, the album of which itself has become a perennial Christmas best-seller. This success would lead to numerous other Peanuts compositions for the rest of Guaraldi's career, selections of which were subsequently published by Fantasy.

1968 label of Creedence Clearwater Revival debut

The House That Creedence Built[edit]

Saul Zaentz's acquisitions had been funded in part by the success of the rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival, a group that he had managed. Creedence had been signed to Fantasy Records in 1964 as the Blue Velvets, but the label renamed it the Golliwogs so it would fit in with the bands of the British Invasion. After a series of failed releases under that name on the Fantasy and Scorpio labels, the group changed its name to Creedence Clearwater Revival. In 1968, it released its first hit record, a cover version of the song "Susie Q".

In 1971 Fantasy built its headquarters at the corner of Tenth and Parker in Berkeley, California. The building was nicknamed "The House That Creedence Built".[5]

In 2004, Fantasy was sold to a consortium led by American television writer, producer, and activist Norman Lear and merged with Concord Records to create Concord Music Group. Although some operations are still located in Berkeley, the label is now headquartered at the Concord location in Beverly Hills, California.

Shortly after Fantasy was purchased by Concord, John Fogerty, the lead singer and songwriter of Creedence Clearwater Revival, re-signed with the label after leaving it in the mid-1970s after a falling out with Zaentz, who died in 2014.[6][7]

Current Fantasy artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Barry Kernfeld, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 739. ISBN 1561592846. 
  2. ^ Gioia, Ted (1998). "Dave Brubeck and Modern Jazz in San Francisco". West Coast Jazz: Modern Jazz in California, 1945–1960. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. pp. 63–64. ISBN 0520217292. 
  3. ^ Gioia, Ted (1998). "The San Francisco Scene in the 1950s". West Coast Jazz: Modern Jazz in California, 1945–1960. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. pp. 94–95. ISBN 0520217292. 
  4. ^ a b "Fantasy Records". www.zaentz.com. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "2600 Tenth Street". Warehamproperties.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  6. ^ Saperstein, Pat (2014-01-04). "Oscar-Winning Producer Saul Zaentz Dies at 92". variety.com. Variety Media LLC. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  7. ^ Corliss, Richard (2014-01-09). "Saul Zaentz: What Does a Producer Do, Anyway?". time.com. Time Inc. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 

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