Since its mid-century creation in freethinking Berkeley, CA to its contemporary home base of Los Angeles, FANTASY RECORDS has always stood for enlightened artistry and true independence. Utilizing imagination, talent, creativity and skill, Fantasy artists value the unconventional and eschew trends. The label's diverse and highly acclaimed list of current musical dreamers include Prophets of Rage, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Valerie June, Seether, AFI, elbow, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Marcus King Band, to name just a few.
Fantasy's audacious, modern approach is epitomized by the astounding collection of musical visionaries who make up the essential catalog of American jazz, blues, soul and rock including legendary performers Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie, among many others. In the late '60s, the label hit platinum many times over with Creedence Clearwater Revival (fronted by former Fantasy shipping clerk John Fogerty.) Fantasy's iconoclastic legacy also includes Vince Guaraldi’s perennial classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas.