K‐tel (International budget record label)

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Annotation

K-tel was founded by salesman Philip Kives in Winnepeg, Manitoba in the 1960s. Kives is credited with inventing the infomercial, and is known for selling many products other than music. By the late sixties, he was distributing records via commercials on American TV. The company grew rapidly and settled in Plymouth, Minnesota. It became truly international when it set up a branch in the UK. There is also a subsidiary company in Germany.
K-tel continues to release music, almost exclusively as compilations of previously released material, but is also involved in licensing its large catalogue to other labels.

For the purposes of Musicbrainz, all releases with the K-tel logo, no matter which country they were released in, should be filed here.

Annotation last modified on 2010-12-12 21:37 .

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
25 Polka Greats Various Artists Vinyl 25 NC 420
20 Explosive Hits Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TU 220 [none]
20 All Time Greats of the 50’s Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NE 490 [none]
25 Rockin' & Rollin' Greats Various Artists 12" Vinyl 25 NE 493 [none]
22 Dynamic Hits - Vol. II Various Artists 12" Vinyl 22 TE 291 [none]
20 Dynamic Hits Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TE 292 [none]
Top Star Festival, Vol. 2: 20 Dynamic Hits Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TU 223 [none]
22 Explosive Hits, Volume Two Various Artists 12" Vinyl 22 TU224 [none]
Super Bad Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NU 427
20 Power Hits Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TG 102 [none]
Super Party Pac - Continuous Dancing James Last 12" Vinyl 35 NI 419
Music Power: 22 Original Hits Various Artists 12" Vinyl 22 TC 214 [none]
Good Times in Country Music, Volume 8 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 24 WC 309 [none]
40 Greatest Hits Perry Como 2×12" Vinyl 20 + 20 NE 700 [none]
Souled Out Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NU 9010
Juke Box Jive Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NU 9020
Music Express Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TE 702 [none]
Music Express Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TU 2420 [none]
Kooky Kountry Various Artists 12" Vinyl 24 WC 315 [none]
Les 40 Plus Grands Succes Originaux Elvis Presley 12" Vinyl 40 KF-138
Rebel Rouser Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NC 451 [none]
K-Tel Presents Girls Girls Girls: 20 Great Hits Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NC 452 [none]
K-tel Presents Little Richard Live! 20 Super Hits Little Richard 12" Vinyl 20 NC 462 [none]
Disco Rocket Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NE 948 [none]
The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival 12" Vinyl 20 NU 9360 [none]
K-Tel’s Mind Bender Various Artists 12" Vinyl 22 TU 2440 [none]
Disco Dynamite Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TU 2490 [none]
Les 20 plus grands souvenirs de noël Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 KF-127 [none]
Fantasstic Gordon Lightfoot 2×12" Vinyl 12 + 12 NC 423 [none]
Hootenanny! Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NC 467 [none]
40 Greatest Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass 2×12" Vinyl 20 + 20 NE 1005 [none]
Disco Fever Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NE 1014 [none]
24 Greatest Dumb Ditties Various Artists 12" Vinyl 24 NU 9330 [none]
Classic Rock London Symphony Orchestra 12" Vinyl 10 ONE 1009
Pure Power Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TC 238 [none]
Disco Double Various Artists 2×12" Vinyl 14 + 16 NE 1024 [none]
Images Don Williams 12" Vinyl 20 NE 1033 [none]
The Amazing Darts Darts 12" Vinyl 20 DLP 7981 [none]
Midnight Hustle Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NE 1037 [none]
Hurra, wir fahr'n ins Grüne Heino 12" Vinyl 20 G 1189
Jeder hat sein Hobby Slavko Avsenik und seine Original Oberkrainer Vinyl 18 TA 113
Music Magic: The Hit Sounds of Today Various Artists 12" Vinyl 18 TU 2600 [none]
Out of This World The Moody Blues 12" Vinyl 15 NE 1051
Rhapsody in Black The London Symphony Orchestra and The Royal Choral Society 12" Vinyl 11 ONE 1063 [none]
Full Boar Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 TA263
Hot Nights & City Lights (original Non-Stop disco Hits) Various Artists 2×12" Vinyl 12 + 12 TC 257 [none]
Gold Rush 79 Various Artists 2×12" Vinyl 12 + 12 TU 2660 [none]
Starflight Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 [none]
The Best of Bowie David Bowie 12" Vinyl 16 NE 1111 [none]
The Best of Bowie David Bowie 12" Vinyl 16 BLP81001 [none]
Greasemarks Ol' 55 12" Vinyl 18 NA561
His Greatest Songs Jim Croce 12" Vinyl 16 NE1059, NE 1059 [none]
Star Traks Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NE 1070 [none]
Hot Wax Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NE 1082 [none]
Axe Attack Various Artists 12" Vinyl 14 NE 1100 [none]
Chart Explosion Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 NE 1103
Yö meren rannalla Lasse Mårtenson 12" Vinyl 12 NS 4104
The Magic of ABBA ABBA 12" Vinyl 16 NU-9510 [none]
Especially for You Cilla Black 12" Vinyl 16 ONE 1085
Masterworks Various Artists 12" Vinyl 10 ONE 1093 [none]
The Rock Album Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 TC 261 [none]
Sound Giganten Ennio Morricone 12" Vinyl 16 TG 1271
Happy Trini Lopez Trini Lopez Vinyl 20 TG 1303
Vintage Rock Various Artists 12" Vinyl 14 TU 2670 [none]
Chart Hits '81: Volume 1 Various Artists Vinyl 19 NE 1142
Grandes Exitos Jim Croce Vinyl 16 18L0223
The Roger Whittaker Album Roger Whittaker Vinyl 16 NE 1105
Themes Various Artists 12" Vinyl 15 NE 1122 [none]
Modern Dance Various Artists 12" Vinyl 18 NE 1156 [none]
Mini★Pops Mini★Pops 12" Vinyl 10 ONE 1102 [none]
Hooked on Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Louis Clark CD 9 RCD14194 7863541942
Solid Gold (This is not the K-Tel record with label # TU 2830 which has the same cover and was released in the U.S) Various Artists 2×12" Vinyl 10 + 10 TC 278 [none]
Rock 81 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 TC-280 [none]
Chart Heat Various Artists 12" Vinyl 18 NE 1180B [none]
All by Myself Shirley Bassey 7" Vinyl 2 APK 201 [none]
Lyin’ Eyes Jack Jones 7" Vinyl 2 APK 202 [none]
Salut Les Copains Various Artists 12" Vinyl 23 BLP 82001
Beautiful The Reels Vinyl 12 NA616
Sentimental dreams Adrian Brett 12" Vinyl 16 NC-630-2 [none]
Dreaming, Vol.I Various Artists 12" Vinyl 17 NE 1159 [none]
Dreaming, Vol.II Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 NE 1159 [none]
Action Trax Various Artists 2×12" Vinyl 17 + 17 NE 1162 [none]
After Hours: The Chart Soaring Hits of Today Various Artists 12" Vinyl 15 PTU 2920
Neuzeit Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 TA 617
His Greatest Love-Hits Cliff Richard 12" Vinyl 16 TG 1365 [none]
The Giants of Rock’n Roll: Die Super-Hits der grossen 4 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 18 TG 1367 [none]
Born A Woman Sandy Posey 12" Vinyl 16 TN 1791
Salut Les Copains Various Artists 12" Vinyl 20 BLP 83.001
Electric North Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 CSPS 2201, TC 277
Hooked on Rodgers & Hammerstein Rodgers & Hammerstein; Louis Clark conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 7" Vinyl 2 HOC 0004 [none]
Danser toujours Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 KF 208 [none]
Hotline 1 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 15 NE 1207 A [none]
Hotline 2 Various Artists 12" Vinyl 15 NE 1207 B [none]
14 Greatest Hits With the Jackson 5 Michael Jackson 12" Vinyl 14 NU 5510 022775055108
Hit Explosion Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 SL-8451 [none]
Chart Action Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 TC 274 [none]
Star Tracks Various Artists 12" Vinyl 16 TC-286 [none]
Völlig Losgelöst Various Artists 12" Vinyl 18 TG 1441 [none]
Made in Italy: Die Großen Superhits von Ricchi e Poveri Ricchi e Poveri 12" Vinyl 16 TG 1469
Super Hit-News Various Artists 2×12" Vinyl 16 + 16 TG 1477 [none]