Note: the Philips-Minigroove website was launched on Oct. 1, 2019. It’s still under construction; I’m currently adding content and scans to the pages.

This website is dedicated to the Philips Minigroove label (1950-early 1960’s). It’s meant to be a gallery in the first place, showing the covers and labels of the singles and albums that I own. I have no intention to offer a complete Philips Minigroove discography but I will continue to add artwork and information to the website.

I was drawn to the Philips label by the vinyl!-exhibition in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, hometown of the label. At the exhibition, I bought a book written by Leo Boudewijns, a former label executive and read about the pioneering years of the label, the designers involved, etc. The book, like the exhibition, also shows loads of album covers of which many have a charming, ‘retro’ beauty. I was impressed, so I decided to look around in (online) record stores and thrift stores. The result was that I built me a small collection of these ‘Minigrooves’ and then I launched this website.

Use the menu’s on top to find your way through genres and artwork or to read about general things worth knowing (‘Minigroove’ menu). The ‘news’ menu, like ‘recent posts’ at the right, show the most recent activities on the website. You can send me a message through the contact page; to say hello or if you have anything to add or to correct.

Robert
October 2019
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