CYPRESS RECORDS

HISTORY

Cypress Records was a division of Cypress Entertainment, Inc. headquartered at 1523 Crossroads of the World, Los Angeles, California. Founded by Craig Sussman and Tom Cohen in 1986, the record label advertized itself as "committed to exposing music of passion and intelligence to a rapidy growing audience of mature record buyers."

Cypress albums, cassettes and compact discs were manufactured and distributed by A&M Records from 1987 through 1992. When Cypress came to A&M, it brought artists Jennifer Warnes, Tim Weisberg and Kenny Rankin and their earlier Cypress albums. A total of 28 albums were released. Vinyl albums featured custom liners.

In 1989, Cypress Records albums and cassettes were priced at $8.98 while compact discs had no set price. Cypress offered a limited edition CD sampler, Critics Choice II through a magazine offer. The CD featured ten tracks by six Cypress artists. Only 2,500 copies of the CD were printed and were given away on a first come, first serve basis.

CYPRESS RECORDS STAFF

Thank you to all of the very talented members of the Cypress Records family.

If your name does not appear in the list below, please send an e-mail and let us include you in the credits. Photos for the A&M Family Photo Album are always welcome! When you write, please include the years you worked at Cypress/A&M and your job title or the name of the department where you worked. This information is also used to validate your registration for our A&M Family artists and staff contact list.


A - F G - M N - Z
Keith Chambers
Ted Cohen
Scott Dewees
Barbie East
Scott Finck

Tod Hackett
Linda Kagel
David Konjoyan
Ken Lucek
Lori Nafshun
Lisa Rider
Tami Shawn
Kelley Smith
Craig Sussman
Erin Walgamuth

ARTIST ROSTER

A - F G - M N - Z
Michael Damian
Shirley Eikhard
Full Swing
Brian Gallagher
Richard X. Heyman
David Knopfler
Peter Noone
Laura Nyro
Kenny Rankin
Kenny Rogers, Jr.
Southside Johnny
John Stewart
John Tesh
Michael Tomlinson
Tower of Power
Wendy Waldman
Jennifer Warnes
Tim Weisberg
Cheryl Wheeler
Danny Wilde
Tony Wilson
Windows
Skipper Wise
Gary Wright
Jesse Colin Young

TOP ARTISTS ON BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BY YEAR

YEAR ALBUMS SINGLES
1988   Southside Johnny (1 Top 200 single)
1989   Michael Damian (1 Top 100 single)

TOP ARTISTS ON BILLBOARD
ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHART BY YEAR

YEAR ARTIST (SINGLES)
1989 Peter Noone (1 Top 20 single)

SOURCES:
1. Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record
    Research, Inc., 1996.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc.,
    2000.
3. Whitburn, Joel. Top Adult Contemporary Singles 1961 - 2001. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record
    Research, Inc., 2002.

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