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NASCO

Recording Artists:

Groups: The Crescendos

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Parent Label: Excello

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Old Town

Recording Artists:

R & B: Ruth McFadden

Groups: Fiestas, Harptones, Solitaires, Valentines

RocknRoll: Billy Bland, Robert & Johnny

Ballard Singers: Arthur Prysock

Profile: Founded in New York during the 1950's by Sam Weiss and his older brother Hy Weiss.

Contact details: Old Town Record Corp. 41-43 39th St., L.I.C., N.Y. 11104

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Phillips Int

Recording Artists:

Groups: Bill Justis & His Orchestra, Charlie Rich, Carl Mann, Jeb Stuart

RocknRoll: Charlie Rich

Profile: Founded by Sam Phillips during 1957

Parent Label: Sun

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Rama

Recording Artists:

Groups: The Crowns, The Harptones, The Valentines

Profile: Founded in New York during 1953

Sub labels: Gee, Roulette, Gone/End

Parent Label: Tric

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Red Robin

Recording Artists:

Groups: Louis Lymon & The Teen Chords, The Kodaks, The Scarlets

Profile: Founded in New York during 1953

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Roulette

Recording Artists:

RocknRoll: Buddy Knox, Jimmy Brown, Ronnie Hawkins, The Rock-A-Teens

Profile: Founded in Hollywood during 1956. Bought by Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatori in 1957

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RPM

Recording Artists:

R & B: B B King, Jimmy Nelson, Johnny " Guitar" Watson, Rosco Gordon

Groups: The Jacks, The Teen Queens

Profile: Founded during 1950

Parent Label: Modern

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Savoy

Recording Artists:

R & B: Big Jay McNeedy, Big Maybelle, Bonnie Davis, Johnny Otis, Little Esther, Nappy Brown, Paul Williams, Varetta Dillard, Wilbert Harrison

Groups: The Four Buddies, The Jive Bombers

Gospel: Alex Bradford, James Cleveland, The Caravans, The Selah Singers

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Specialty

Recording Artists:

R & B: Frankie Lee Sims, Guitar Slim, Joe Liggins, Jimmy Liggins, Lloyd Price, Percy Mayfield, Roy Milton

RocknRoll: Don & Dewey, Jerry Byrne, Larry Williams, Little Richard

Duo's:

Gospel: Joe May, The Pilgrim Travellers, The Soul Stirrers, Wynona Carr

Profile: Founded by Art Rupe in Los Angeles in 1945. Sold to Fantasy in 1991, now part of the Concord Music Group.

Parent Label: Concord Music group

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http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/labels/Specialty/

Sun

Recording Artists:

R & B: Billy "The Kid" Emerson, Jr, Little Junior Parker, Little Milton, Rufus Thomas

Groups: The Prisonaires

RocknRoll: Elvis Presley, Billy Riley, Carl Perkins, Charlie Feathers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Malcolm Yelvington, Roy Orbison, Sonny Burgess, Warren Smith

Profile: Founded 1952 by Sam Phillips. During the 1950s-1960s it defined the Rockabilly genre with artists like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and of course Elvis Presley. Sun Entertainment Holding Corporation, 3106 Belmont Boulevard,Nashville, TN 37212.Ph: 615.385.1960 Fax: 615.385.1964. Email: Info@sunrecords.com 

Sub labels: Phillips International

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www.sunrecords.com

Vee Jay

Recording Artists:

R & B: Big Jay McNeedy, Gene Allison, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Rosco Gordon

Groups: The Dells, The El-dorados, Jerry Butler & the Impressions, The Manifcents, The Spanials

RocknRoll: Dee Clark

Profile: Vee Jay was founded in 1953 in Gary, Indiana, USA by Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken (Mr. & Mrs. Bracken). They used their first initials for the label’s name. Producers during the 1950's where Al Smith, Calvin Carter, Ewart Abner. The first song they ever recorded made it to the top ten of the U.S.A. rhythm & blues charts. Within a short time, Vee Jay was the most successful black-owned record company in the U.S.A. It was the first company in the U.S.A. to sign the Beatles. In one month alone in early 1964, they sold 2.6 million Beatles singles. Two years later, the company went bankrupt.

Contact info: 43 chestnut wood Road, Redding, CT 06896. Ph 203.938.2404 Fax 203 938 5533 email info@vee-jay.net

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www.vee-jay.net

Winley

Recording Artists:

Groups: The Channels, The Collegians, The Jesters, The Paragons

Profile: Founded in New York During 1956

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References: The Sound of the City ( The Rise of Rock and Roll ) by Charlie Gillett, A Brief history of Rock n Roll by Nick Johnstone, web links www.wikipedia.com www.discogs.com www.spotify.com www.last.fm copyright david crowfoot 2009, 2010.