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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
Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds - Summer Love (Fantasy Records 1974)
Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds - Summer Love (Fantasy Records 1974)
Published: 2014/03/30
Channel: MyRhythmNSoulTV
DyE - Fantasy - Official Video
DyE - Fantasy - Official Video
Published: 2011/10/19
Channel: Tigersushi Records
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars ( Detroit Style Mix ) ( Fantasy Records 1988 )
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars ( Detroit Style Mix ) ( Fantasy Records 1988 )
Published: 2014/08/08
Channel: Crucial Electro
The Blackbyrds - Dreaming About You (lp
The Blackbyrds - Dreaming About You (lp 'Action' Fantasy Records 1977)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
Final Fantasy Record Keeper OST - Summoned Beast Battle
Final Fantasy Record Keeper OST - Summoned Beast Battle
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: OnionSoldier
Sylvester - Body Strong (Fantasy Records 1979)
Sylvester - Body Strong (Fantasy Records 1979)
Published: 2012/12/06
Channel: DiscoSaturdayNightTV
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
Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven Two Tons O
Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven Two Tons O' Fun Fantasy Records
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: currter
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
[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
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
Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fantasy Records 634
Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fantasy Records 634
Published: 2014/11/13
Channel: Rapture Records
Cybotron - Cosmic Raindance ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Cybotron - Cosmic Raindance ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Crucial Electro
The Blackbyrds - Mysterious Vibes (lp
The Blackbyrds - Mysterious Vibes (lp 'Action' Fantasy Records 1977)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
Fastest completion of Final Fantasy VII - Guinness World Records
Fastest completion of Final Fantasy VII - Guinness World Records
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Guinness World Records
Cybotron - Eden ( Fantasy Records 1986 )
Cybotron - Eden ( Fantasy Records 1986 )
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: Sun Light One
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
Sylvester - Dance Disco Heat (Fantasy Records 1978)
Sylvester - Dance Disco Heat (Fantasy Records 1978)
Published: 2012/12/06
Channel: DiscoSaturdayNightTV
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars ( Lp Version ) (  Fantasy Records 1983 )
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars ( Lp Version ) ( Fantasy Records 1983 )
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Sun Light One
【東方ボーカル】 「Endless Fantasy - 2015 ver.」 【暁Records】【Subbed】
【東方ボーカル】 「Endless Fantasy - 2015 ver.」 【暁Records】【Subbed】
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Alice Margatroid
Cybotron - EL Salvador ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Cybotron - EL Salvador ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: Crucial Electro
The Blackbyrds - The Baby (lp
The Blackbyrds - The Baby (lp 'Flying Start' Fantasy Records 1974)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fantasy Records 634
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fantasy Records 634
Published: 2014/11/13
Channel: Rapture Records
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 - Cosmic Raindance ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Cybotron - Cosmic Raindance ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: Sun Light One
Thinking Right - Sylvester (lp
Thinking Right - Sylvester (lp 'Too Hot To Sleep' Fantasy Records 1981)
Published: 2015/11/04
Channel: Toby Walker
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
Cybotron - Clear ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Cybotron - Clear ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc. )
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: Crucial Electro
KEVIN TONEY   Red Tape   FANTASY RECORDS   1982
KEVIN TONEY Red Tape FANTASY RECORDS 1982
Published: 2013/03/01
Channel: ujima wanduta
[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
Phil Hurt - Giving it back(1978 Fantasy records)
Phil Hurt - Giving it back(1978 Fantasy records)
Published: 2011/06/07
Channel: Melodiesmagic
The Blackbyrds - Flying High (lp
The Blackbyrds - Flying High (lp 'City Life' Fantasy Records 1975)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
The Blackbyrds - Enter In (lp
The Blackbyrds - Enter In (lp 'Unfinished Business' Fantasy Records 1976)
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: Toby Walker
Benny Velarde Aye Que Rico Fantasy Records (1962)
Benny Velarde Aye Que Rico Fantasy Records (1962)
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Pete Poulos
Final Fantasy Record Keeper - Multiplayer Apocalypse+ Adamanchelid
Final Fantasy Record Keeper - Multiplayer Apocalypse+ Adamanchelid
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: TheWanderingNewbie
FINAL FANTASY RECORD KEEPER (iPhone Gameplay Video)
FINAL FANTASY RECORD KEEPER (iPhone Gameplay Video)
Published: 2015/03/29
Channel: lonniedos
Lost and Found: FivePlay at Fantasy
Lost and Found: FivePlay at Fantasy
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: FivePlay Jazz Quintet
Cybotron -‎ Enter ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Cybotron -‎ Enter ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records )
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: Sun Light One
Joe Loco Quintet: Anabacoa (Versión de la Fantasy Records)
Joe Loco Quintet: Anabacoa (Versión de la Fantasy Records)
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: cflorez75
A-1,000 y TLatenchi - "Making of
A-1,000 y TLatenchi - "Making of 'Conmigo Te Vas" Fantasy Records inc.
Published: 2014/12/20
Channel: Amilcar Tlatenchi
Cybotron - Clear ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc )
Cybotron - Clear ( Enter 1983 ) ( Fantasy Records, Inc )
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: Sun Light One
Why You Should Play Final Fantasy Record Keeper
Why You Should Play Final Fantasy Record Keeper
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Brotherhood Legacy
La Cita Inesperada.....Slhim.....PROD.FANTASY V. RECORDS
La Cita Inesperada.....Slhim.....PROD.FANTASY V. RECORDS
Published: 2015/01/01
Channel: miguel velazquez
funk inc chicken lickin fantasy records (1972)
funk inc chicken lickin fantasy records (1972)
Published: 2010/06/28
Channel: jmr2307
Final Fantasy Record Keepers First Look How to Play on PC
Final Fantasy Record Keepers First Look How to Play on PC
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: Scion Storm
【東方妖々夢PV】 ENDLESS FANTASY 『暁Records』【Subbed】
【東方妖々夢PV】 ENDLESS FANTASY 『暁Records』【Subbed】
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Eiki Shiki
Final Fantasy Record Keeper - Apocalypse+ Seymour Omnis: Jump Start
Final Fantasy Record Keeper - Apocalypse+ Seymour Omnis: Jump Start
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: TheWanderingNewbie
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.
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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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