Bearsville Records

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Bearsville Records
Founded1970 (1970)
FounderAlbert Grossman
Defunct1984 (1984)
StatusDefunct
Distributor(s)Rhino Records
GenreVarious
Country of originU.S.

Bearsville Records was founded in 1970 by Albert Grossman. Artists included Todd Rundgren, Elizabeth Barraclough, Foghat, Halfnelson/Sparks, Bobby Charles, Randy VanWarmer, Paul Butterfield's Better Days, Lazarus, Jesse Winchester, and NRBQ. The label closed in 1984, two years before Grossman's death.

Bearsville's initial distributor was Ampex Records. From 1972 until its folding, the label was distributed by Warner Bros. Records in most countries. In the UK it was distributed by Warner until 1979, and then Island until 1981; its last few British releases were licensed to independent labels Avatar and Lamborghini. Rhino Records currently distributes the Bearsville catalog.

Many of the artists on the roster recorded at Grossman's Bearsville Studios.

Notable artists[edit]

Discography[edit]

1970 (under AMPEX distribution)[edit]

1971[edit]

Switched from AMPEX distribution to Warner Bros. using Reprise Records 2000 catalog number sequence.

  • Jesse Frederick - Jesse Frederick This was the first album to be released by Bearsville under Warner Bros. distribution. This release was a Bearsville / Reprise records release as noted on the back cover but used a Bearsville label on the LP.
  • Lazarus - Lazarus[1]

1972[edit]

1973[edit]

1974[edit]

1975[edit]

1976[edit]

1977[edit]

1978[edit]

1979[edit]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

1984[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lazarus | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-07-24.

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