An idiosyncratic label from Badminton, Gloucestershire.  Saydisc was started in 1965 by Gef Lucena.  It had - indeed still has - a delightfully eclectic catalogue, with recordings of handbell choirs, church bells, mechanical music, stories in local dialects, Tibetan bowls, etc; if it was on Saydisc, the chances were that it was interesting.  It even boasted a Blues subsidiary, Matchbox Records.  The vast majority of its issues were LPs but it released a number of EPs, none of which seem to have sold in any great quantity.  The ones that I have managed to trace are listed below.  Albums and EPs shared a common '100' numbering series, which explains the high catalogue number of the items shown above; EPs were prefixed 'SD' (for 45 rpm records) or '33SD'.  The company seems to have been mainly responsible for the distribution of its records, but other firms such as Transatlantic, CRD and H.R Taylor shared that job from time to time; the only mention of it that I could find in 'Music Week' of the '70s came in the issue of the 21st of August 1971, when it was reported as having signed a non-exclusive distribution dela with Transatlantic.  Saydisc used several different label designs, which came in different colour schemes; the one with the 'ellipse' logo was the one that was used in the '70s.  Thanks to Sam Mauger for the purple scan and to Dr. Doom of the 45cat site for the orange one, which is of 33-SD-140, an EP by Lauri Say & The Island Folk.  Thanks also to Mark Jones for discographical input; his contribution means that the list of Saydisc EP records given below is as complete as is practically possible at the moment (May 2017).

Copyright 2006 Robert Lyons.