The covers of the albums never say “The Vitamin String Quartet”. Vitamin Records is only the label and copyright.
Most of the time it will say “The String Quartet tribute to…”
Some albums are just one band. Other albums will be a mix of bands doing different tracks.
Anything that is a mix of bands is credited to The Vitamin String Quartet to let it appear in one place instead of using Various Artists.
But those which are a single outfit are credited to that band. Specifically The Section Quartet have a number of these listed under their Artist name. You can also find some of these listed on their old website in their Discography (via the Wayback Machine ) Scroll down…
Now the extra confusion. The current owners of the Vitamin String Quartet catalogue are changing the covers to use VSQ branding everywhere and acting as if this was a single entity. And over the decades many people just file these under VSQ.
When looking at MB’s releases, many are credited to VSQ, some to The Section Quartet. It is all a bit of a mess. Especially as this is leading to Release Groups split across separate artists.
QUESTION: Should we just give up and credit all these Releases to The Vitamin String Quartet ? This is what taggers want. And some will say this is what VSQ want. But this then removes legitimate albums from The Section Quartet’s artist page.
I’ve been updating a lot of the releases to properly credit musicians. And credited the artist on the track list where they are listed on the CD. But to whom do we credit Release and Release Groups?
See also notes at the top of the artist pages that suggested how to split these ten years ago. I believe current idea is to put them under the actual artist as named on the release.
Side note: There is no consensus on other websites as to an answer. Amazon, Discogs, All Music, etc all just swap between The Section, VSQ, The String Quartet and other random combinations. It is a confused mess.
It is also best to look at cover artwork for the credits. MB is a bit of a mess with credits and I am slowly cleaning this up in edit blitzes. So check Pending Edits and artwork.