Set of early Elektra logos

Elektra Records Master Discography

Andy Finney's definitive Elektra Discography and passion for the zeitgeist of the label has made him the world's most knowledgeable preservationist of Elektra's history. Andy remembers what I've forgotten.  With the devotion of the true zealot Andy has lavished the love and attention on this project that I strove for in our recordings on Elektra..
This 'Master Discography' is the only definitive web site I use to augment my own memory.  It is by far the best.
Signed: Jac Holzman, Founder of Elektra Records and  First Chairman, 1950-1973

NEW: 1960s European Sampler LPs from Germany, the Netherlands and France.

Elektra Records is 70 years old in 2021 ... 70 years since its first LP was released (itself only three years after Columbia produced the first such disc). The company was founded in 1950 by Jac Holzman, who ran the label and decided its musical directions until he left in mid-1973.

This discography attempts to list all Elektra albums and EPs (and those on associated labels except Nonesuch) during the period when Jac Holzman ran the label.

For convenience the listing is divided up into numerical series. The Retro Discs section lists releases covering this period which were released more recently and does not attempt to be comprehensive ... just interesting. This is all a work-in-progress, tidying up the text and adding the odd missing disc.

You can browse or search the database from the menu at the top. Perhaps try the first part of the 4000 series as start.

My thanks to Jac Holzman for his friendship, inspiration and support and to Elektra Records for their kind permission allowing me to reproduce album covers and other art work on this web site.

Copyright and database rights in the discography on this web site are owned by Andy Finney and may not be reproduced without written permission. All images are copyright Elektra Records, all rights reserved. The 'E' device, the butterfly, the seated guitar player and similar are trademarks of Elektra Records and are acknowledged.

Thanks for help also to fellow Elektra-lights Bill Harvey Jnr, Clive Selwood, Pat Gillespie, Adrian Figgess (who actually came up with a Bounty catalogue!), John Tobler, Cary Ginell, Cosmo Chinappi and Michael Liss.