THE AMIGA JAZZRECORD DISCOGRAPHY
12" Jazz records on (former) East German label "AMIGA"
Detlef A. Ott
"Amiga" was the name of the record label in former East Germany. After WWII the label published the first German jazz recordings. But it was not a Jazz record label all in all. The major recordings on "Amiga" were Rock and Pop etc. Jazz records come out very irregular - on average 1 record per month. The GDR Jazz scene of the 70s is well documented. Below are all records I know and own. They sorted by the official order numbers. I do not guarantee the completeness of the discography. Some records were never official published (e.g. Jazz aus Warschau Amiga 8 50 147 exists only as a white labelled promotional copy ) Some records are missed because of political reasons in the official catalogue of Amiga from 1981. If anybody knows recordings that are missed please feel free to contact me.
Explanation of order numbers of „VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin“:
( Thanks to Frank Oehme also for the the Cover of the „Booker LP“ – the last one produced on the label Amiga ):
x yz nnn (z.B. 8 55 561)
1) x = (8 = LP, 5 = EP, 4 = Single, 0 = MC)
2) y = Genre (5 = Rock, Pop, Jazz u.ä., 4 = Songwriters, Operetta)
3) z = 0 or 1 > MONO, z = 5 or 6 > STEREO
4) nnn = number of the record
There are only a few books about Jazz in former GDR. These books are still available in good sorted Second hand Shops.
Important sources are following issues: Jazzbücher