ELLIE JAY
RECORDS

Independent label: Ellie Jay Records was a London-based custom recording concern.  From 1977 to 1982 Ellie Jay offered pressing deals to anybody wanted to send in a tape and have a record made; that period coincided with the Punk / New Wave explosion, and quite a few bands from those genres availed themselves of the opportunity.  Early recordings seem to have been numbered in an EJR-500 (later 600) numerical series, but by 1978 the prefix had become EJSP and the numbers had gained a figure '8' at the front.  In that same year the series changed to EJSP-9200, numbers reaching EJSP-9808 in 1982 - singles and albums shared the same series. The label came in several colour schemes and at least three different designs; the fawn one was the latest of the three. The company also supplied labels with the artist's name rather than the Ellie Jay logo on them, or had records pressed with the customer's own label and / or catalogue number on them - see Amalisa, Easy, HOT, Horizon and Nervous for examples.  The majority of the Ellie Jays vinyl have been pressed by Lyntone - Ellie Jay with manufacture, but it would have been one of those cases where the firm gets it done rather than does it itself. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

 
77 Steve Hooker And The Heat If You Don't Do The Business TAKE AWAY EJR 577
   
A FULL DISCOGRAPHY OF THE ELLIE JAY SERIES 1977-1982 CAN BE FOUND HERE

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