Tiffany was distributed by Scepter Records of New York City. It apparently had no connection to the
early 1960s pop label of the same name. They started both their singles catalog and their LP catalog
with the number 13, the first single "Sloppy Time Town"/"Moonshine" by Samson [Tiffany 9013] and the
eponymous album Brethren [Tiffany TFS 0013]. Two further singles (one by Brethren and one by
Allen Toussaint) and one more album, and the label was toast.
We are not certain who owned Tiffany Records, but there was some involvement at the label by both Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) and Allen Toussaint. Toussaint's 1971 album Toussaint, scheduled as Tiffany TFS 0014, was lost in the demise of the label, but it was released on DJM records in the UK. Both sides of Allen Toussaint's Tiffany single, "From a Whisper to a Scream"/"Sweet Touch of Love" [Tiffany 9015] ended up on the DJM album.
The Brethren, their main artists, were an interesting band not so much for the two albums they recorded, but for who they became after the band split up in 1972. All became much-in-demand backing musicians. Band members included noted session drummer Rick Marotta (who backed dozens of top artists, including John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Stevie Nicks, Steely Dan, etc.), lead singer/guitarist Tom Cosgrove (who played with Al Kooper and Todd Rundgren, among others), Bassist Stu Woods (Jim Croce, Janis Ian, Tony Orlando, Barry Manilow, etc.) and keyboardist Mike Garson (David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.).
|The Tiffany label was yellow, with the label name at the bottom. Around the bottom edge of the label it read, "Distributed by Scepter Records, Inc., NYC." It also used Scepter's "stereomonic" term for compatible stereo.|
Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents
TFS 0013 - Brethren - Brethren  Guest artists include the Blossoms singing
backup, Dr. John, and Rusty Young. Midnight Train/Don't Talk Now/Mississippi Freighter/Success Brand
Oil//Hitchin' To Memphis/Everybody In The Congregation/I've Been Provided For/Outside Love/Just To
TFS 0014 - Toussaint - Allen Toussaint [scheduled for 1971, probably unreleased]
Released in the UK on DJM Records. From A Whisper To A Scream/Chokin' Kind/Number
Nine/Either/Sweet Touch Of Love//Working in the Coal Mine/Everything I Do Gonna Be
Funky/Louie/What Is Success/Pickles
TFS 0015 - Moment Of Truth - Brethren  Gatefold cover. Loop Garoo/Wesley/The
Sun And The Moon/Freedom Blues/Lady On The Terrace/Move On/Rainy Day Lady/History Repeats