Collectables Records

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Collectables Records
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Founded1980 (1980)
FounderJerry Greene
Nina Greene
Genre Doo-wop, rockabilly, rock'n'roll, pop, rock, country music, blues, funk and funk blues
Country of originU.S.
Location West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Official website www.oldies.com

Collectables is a reissue record label founded in 1980 by Jerry Greene. Jerry Greene formed Lost Nite and Crimson record labels. [1] Soul Survivors gained the hit "Expressway to Your Heart" (1967) while on Crimson Records.

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History

It maintains a catalogue of over 3,400 active titles on compact disc, with thousands of additional titles available on vinyl. It has released hundreds of recordings from the vaults of major labels, such as Columbia, Atlantic, RCA, Capitol, Vee-Jay and others, making many available on CD for the first time. Genres found on Collectables include doo-wop, rockabilly, rock'n'roll, pop, rock, funk, jazz, comedy, blues, and funk blues. Collectables released Johnny "Guitar" Watson, the Cleftones, and doo wop albums. [2]

Collectables publishes the Priceless Collection series of budget compilations. Many of the label's other releases combine the contents of two original LPs on a single CD. The company also manufactures multi-CD compilation box sets sold exclusively through retailers such as QVC, Costco and Sam's Club.

Collectables is one of a group of companies, including Alpha Video, Gotham Distributing Corporation and the e-commerce website OLDIES.com, owned and operated by Jerry Greene and the Greene family.

Quality of sound

Early LPs and CDs were often dubbed from scratchy records. Both Sides Now publisher Mike Callahan (in his book of CD reviews Oldies on CD), regularly gave early Collectables' CDs low scores based on sound quality. Over the years, the sound quality has improved greatly on Collectables' releases. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Little Walter DeVenne remastered many of the label's reissues, and the company has also made extensive use of the in-house mastering and restoration services of the major labels from whom they license material.

Artists

The following artists have had at least one recording re-issued on the Collectables label.

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