E. L. P.

Independent label from Wales: E. L. P. Records the initials stood for Esme Lewis Productions. Esme Lewis recorded for the 'Welsh Teledisc' company in the mid '60s; by the end of that decade she was running her own label. It issued at least six records, using an ELP-100 series for singles, EPs and LPs alike; the picture sleeve of 'Glory Glory Glory', by Iris Williams gives the number of that particular record as ELP SP-105 but the actual label has it as just ELP-105. The title of ELP-103, an EP by Band Y Meillion, 'Dawnsiau'r Twmpath (Welsh Barn Dances) 2' hints that ELP-102 may have been the first volume in that series; there was a third volume and was released in 1973, but frustratingly neither the artist nor the number has been found.  ELP-104 was an various artists album of folk song in Welsh. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

71 The Royal Welsh Male Choir Mentra Gwen E. L. P. ELP 101
71 Cor Ysgol Gymraeg Maesteg Cymanfa Ganu'r Plant (Album) E. L. P. ELP 102
72 Band Y Meillion Dawnsiau'R Twmpath 2' Ep E. L. P. ELP 103
72 Canu'R Cymry Welsh Traditional Songs (Album) E. L. P. ELP 104
72 Iris Williams Glory Glory Glory E. L. P. ELP 105
73 Not Known Dawnsiau'R Twmpath 3' Ep E. L. P. ELP 106

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