Collectables Records

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Collectables Records
Founded1980 (1980)
FounderJerry Greene
Nina Greene
GenreDoo-wop, rockabilly, rock and roll, pop, rock, country music, blues, funk
Country of originU.S.
LocationWest Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Collectables Records is an American reissue record label, founded in 1980 by Jerry Greene. Greene also formed the Lost Nite and Crimson record labels.[1]


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 Victor, Capitol, Vee-Jay and others, making many available on CD for the first time. Genres found on Collectables include doo-wop, rockabilly, rock and roll, pop, rock, funk, jazz, comedy, and blues. Collectables Records released recordings by Johnny "Guitar" Watson, the Cleftones, and other doo wop albums.[2]

Collectables Records 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, owned and operated by Jerry Greene and the Greene family.

Quality of sound[edit]

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.


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2021-12-27. Retrieved 2021-12-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Various Artists - The Ultimate Doo Wop Collection [Collectables 2 Disc] Album Reviews, Songs & More". AllMusic. Retrieved November 12, 2023.
  3. ^ "Interview With The 1910 Fruitgum Company". Retrieved 2021-12-25.
  4. ^ The Outcasts (Manhasset, New York) discography at Discogs
  5. ^ The Outcasts (Texas) discography at Discogs

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