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 Ted Cohen in 1986, the record label advertised itself as "committed to exposing music of passion and intelligence to a rapidly 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 ARTISTS
CYPRESS RECORDS CHARTS
TOP ARTISTS ON BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BY YEAR
|1988||Southside Johnny (1 Top 200 single)|
|1989||Michael Damian (1 Top 100 single)|
TOP ARTISTS ON BILLBOARD ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHART
|1989||Peter Noone (1 Top 20 single)|
CYPRESS RECORDS GALLERY
CYPRESS RECORDS EMPLOYEES
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
| Tod Hackett
| Lori Nafshun |
CYPRESS RECORDS 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.