– Tops L1528

Charlie Ventura Plays H-Fi Jazz

A strange appearance on this website: a 1957 Tops LP, pressed in New Zealand (maybe later than 1957) and distributed by Philips Electrical Industries of New Zealand Limited. This is most likely a 1950’s pressing when Philips still used the Minigroove logo for their own releases. Here Philips made a distribution deal with Tops Records – a company from Hollywood, USA. The Minigroove logo wasn’t used but this album is from that area and thus found its way to this website as an oddity. I found it in the bargain bins of record shop Concerto in the Netherlands. Meant for the New Zealand and maybe Australian markets, this one sure lost its way…

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