MPA
RECORDS

Independent label: MPA appears to have specialized in making DIY records, often (always?) from masters that were recorded elsewhere - as can be seen, the examples shown were recorded in different studios. They include a couple of collectable Punk / Power Pop singles, Northern Lights's 'Bad Girls' (SMP-077) and 'T.V. Movie', by the SlowGuns (SMP-088).  All of them came out in 1978-79.  The catalogue numbers suggest that there should be more MPA records out there, but as I have yet to find any number under MP-051 it seems probable that numbering started at 051.  Singles, EPs and LPs shared the same numerical sequence but had different prefixes:'SMP' for singles, 'EMP' for EPs and 'MP' for LPs.  At least three singles with an MPA 'SMP' prefix was issued on the TJM label.  MPA records would have been pressed in small quantities, which helps to account for their rarity. The boxed-logo label came in black-on-yellow as well as the colours shown above.  Thanks to Sam Mauger for the scan of the light-blue label (2), and to Robert Bowes for that of the cream-coloured one.  Pressing of the few box-logo records that I have seen in the vinyl was by Decca.  Distributed By MPA Records. MPA Records Former Address: 23 Harrogate Road Reddish Stockport, Greater Manchester SK5 6EY. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

    
79 Irene Stephens Spring In My Heart  (Album) MPA MP 051
79 Mike James Band The Sound Of The Mike James Band (Album) MPA MP 052
79 John Cavell Love...From Jon Cavell With The Northern Pop Orchestra MPA EMP 053
79 Not Traced MPA MP 054
79 Not Traced MPA MP 055
79 Garry Nicholls Goin' Nowhere MPA EMP 056
79 Not Traced MPA MP 057
79 Not Traced MPA MP 058
79 Barry Richards She's Mine  (Album) MPA MP 059
79 Not Traced MPA MP 060
79 Not Traced MPA MP 061
79 Chris Conrad Happy Heart MPA EMP 062
79 Not Traced MPA MP 063
79 Chris Kirk I Can See Clearly MPA EMP 064
79 Not Traced MPA MP 065
79 Not Traced MPA MP 066
79 Not Traced MPA MP 067
79 Derek Franks & Friends Just The Way We Are (Album) MPA MP 068
79 Not Traced MPA MP 069
79 Not Traced MPA MP 070
79 Not Traced MPA MP 071
79 Not Traced MPA MP 072
79 Not Traced MPA MP 073
79 Not Traced MPA MP 074
79 Derek Franks & Friends Just The Way We Are (Album) MPA MP 075
79 Not Traced MPA MP 076
79 Northern Lights Bad Girls MPA SMP 077
79 Graham Powell That'S Graham Powell MPA EMP 078
79 Not Traced MPA MP 079
79 Not Traced MPA MP 080
79 Juno'S Claw Barbara MPA EMP 081
79 Tony Marsden With The Northern Pop Orchestra When Will I See You Again (Ep) MPA EMP 082
79 Friday Robinson Keep Off The Grass MPA SMP 083
79 Not Traced MPA MP 084
79 Keith Julius He Was Me He Was You MPA SMP 085
79 The Teardrops Seeing Double TJM MP 086
79 Not Traced MPA MP 087
79 Slowguns T.V. Movie MPA SMP 088
79 Miss Kate TJM SMP 089
79 Not Traced MPA MP 090
79 Not Traced MPA MP 091
79 Not Traced MPA MP 092
79 Not Traced MPA MP 093
79 Not Traced MPA MP 094
79 The Pathetix Love In Decay TJM SMP 095

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