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MALA
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1959-1969

Labels

400 - 1959
to
409 - 1959
403 - 1959
to
415 - 1960
421 - 1960
to
512 - 1965
 422 - 1960
to
449 - 1962
Bell Records wasl founded in 1952 by Arthur Shimkin in New York. In 1959, Mala Records was formed as a subsidiary label, specializing in rock and roll as well as rhythm and blues.
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 company was acquired by Columbia Pictures in 1969.
451 - 1962
to
459 - 1963
 492 - 1964
to
594 - 1968
Distributed by
Bell Records
 
 
543 - 1966
to
599 - 1968
565 - 1967
12000 - 1968
to
12042 - 1969
A Product of
Bell Records Inc.
Distributed by
Bell Records
No perimeter
print
Distributed by
Bell Records
12000 - 1968
to
12042 - 1969
Label discontinued
12017 - 1968
12038 - 1969
12042 - 1969
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
400 - 1959
to
1964
Bell Records Inc
 Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
1964
to
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No address
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Bell Records
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
12042 - 1969
1776 Broadway
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For sleeve details
(different colours/types)
see Bell Records
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Middle-Earth Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Mala Records from Global Dog Productions
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