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Charly Records is a British record label which specialises in reissued material. Among the labels whose original releases are reissued by Charly are Vee-Jay, Sun Records, Immediate, BYG, Tomato, and Fania. Charly Records was founded in France in 1974 by Jean-Luc Young, who had been a promoter of teen concerts, but moved to the UK in 1975. Charly was originally known mainly for French-originated jazz and other modern oddities such as the Bullocks Brothers, but it is now mainly known as an album-oriented "retro" label. Their most obvious rivals are Rhino and See for Miles

In recent years Charly was acquired by Snapper Records, who now handle all their distribution.

Some of the albums issued originally on vinyl and then re-issued by Charly on CD seem to be mastered from vinyl not the studio tapes (rough vinyl hum is clearly heard on such CDs, though without vinyl clicks and pops). It is probably the only well known record label practicing such way to reissue old albums on CDs.

The musical genres which the label covers include:

Artists include:

See also



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