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    Hi all, I’m looking for info on the Dutch record label Relax, that did some jazz and soul releases in the 1960s. I’d like to find out in what year the label was founded. Discogs doesn’t list any releases prior to 1965/1966, but at least one of the releases was 100% sure recorded in 1961. Any clues?

    https://www.discogs.com/label/88855-Relax-2
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    This is all I could find: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/cesar...e_45001_45130/

    I have Outsiders and Short 66 stuff on Relax and always saw it as a pop/beat label...
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    • #3
      Jack Sels? How do you know it was recorded in 1961, by the way?
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      • #4
        I clicked on the Jack Sels pretty much at random and saw that date. I also saw the title "I had too much to dream last night". Cue some head-scratching on the basis of prune connotations.

        Simply that the phrase pre-dated the psych period, I suppose.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eine View Post
          Jack Sels? How do you know it was recorded in 1961, by the way?
          Nice bit of organ.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Grim Lounge Cowboy View Post
            I clicked on the Jack Sels pretty much at random and saw that date. I also saw the title "I had too much to dream last night". Cue some head-scratching on the basis of prune connotations.

            Simply that the phrase pre-dated the psych period, I suppose.
            But the page states it was released in 1966 - but recorded in 1961. Picked up an Outsiders 45 in Utrecht, "Touch" still sounds fantastic!
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            • #7
              There is no way of knowing just on what is there. On the face of it, the phrase pre-dated the EPrunes song by about 5 years.

              It did occur to me that the Sels track was called something else in 1961 and there was a bit of sly renaming when it came to be released in 1966 - cash in on the EPrunes hit.

              However, I see from Wikipedia that the EPrunes track 'broke' in Nov 1966. When in 1966 was the Sels LP released?

              On the basis of the EPrunes song I had always assumed that the phrase had trippy overtones. But no suggestion of that in the Wikipedia account of it - simply a snappy phrase.

              Sorry for the thread hijack BK. No more from me on this.
              Last edited by Grim Lounge Cowboy; 13-11-2017, 11:17 AM. Reason: Further thoughts

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              • #8
                Originally posted by eine View Post
                Jack Sels? How do you know it was recorded in 1961, by the way?
                Various discographies list it as recorded in 1961, the oldest a short discography that was printed in a 1963 magazine (it mentions the session as being unreleased at that time). The date was also confirmed to me by musician Philip Catherine.

                Regarding Relax, I spoke to a Dutch journalist who just published a book on the history of the Dutch music industry this weekend, and he immediately said “1966” when I asked him when the label was founded, so it seems to be true. I know that discogs lists the LP as having been released in 1966, but there’s so many incorrect information on Discogs that I had to double check it. Thanks to all who gave input.
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