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Revised 17/2/13

BELL
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1964-1974
Reissues - see Flashback Records

Labels

601 - 1964
to
830 - 1969
648 - 1966
Paper label - occasionally
685 - 1967
Papa Don logo
Paper label
700 - 1967
Papa Don logo
Bell Records wasl founded in 1952 by Arthur Shimkin in New York. In 1961, Larry Uttal purchased Bell, Amy and Mala labels, and folded his Madison Records. Early on, Uttal concentrated on the Amy and Mala labels, and rendered Bell dormant. 
The Bell label was revived in 1964. The company was acquired by Columbia Pictures in 1969.
In 1970, Soul City Records was bought from Johnny Rivers.
When Uttal left the company in 1974, Clive Davis, music consultant to Columbia Pictures, took over. 
Uttal then founded Private Stock Records. By late 1974, Davis merged the Columbia Pictures labels
(Colpix, Colgems and Bell) into a new entity named Arista Records.
710 - 1968
721 - 1968
Papa Don logo
Paper label
738 - 1968
AGP logo - paper label
832 - 1969
to
999 - 1971
B 865 - 1970
AGP logo
BELL 865 - 1970
AGP logo
BELL 903 - 1970
Occasionally
45,101 - 1971
to
45,620 - 1974
Label discontinued
45,303 - 1972
Garrett logo
GOLD
Reissues of the Soul City catalogue
25,000 - series
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
601 - 1964
to
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No address
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2
.
to
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No address
. Ref 105  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
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Bell Records
1776 Broadway
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4 a
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to
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Bell Records Inc. -
1776 Broadway
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4 b
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to
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Bell Records Inc. -
1776 Broadway
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
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Bell Records Inc. -
1776 Broadway
Text lower - new font
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6
.
to
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Bell Records
1776 Broadway
Text on the front
ZIP code
"Broadway" near tip
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to
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Bell Records
1776 Broadway
Text on the front
ZIP code
"Broadway" away from tip
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 8
.
to
834 - 1969
Bell Records
1776 Broadway
Text on both sides
ZIP code
"Broadway" away from tip
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 9
1969
to
.
Red
1776 Broadway
Semi transparent paper
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 10
.
to
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Dark red
1776 Broadway
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 11
.
to 
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Red
1776 Broadway
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 12
.
to 
.
Darker red
1776 Broadway
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 13
.
to 
1974
Darker red
® Added
1776 Broadway
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Middle-Earth Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Gary L. Anderson, Albany, NY  for scans in this section
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Thanks to Hans Jacobs, The Netherlands for scans in this section
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Thanks to Johan Alberda, Berlin, Germany for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for Bell Records from Global Dog Productions
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