September 6, 2011

Newest Records

Choose between pop ("Hit Parade"), Gospel ("Most Loved Hymns") and Country (unflatteringly referred to as "Hill Billy Hits")

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See: today's posts

1 comment:

  1. Believe it or not, this was Enoch Light's company (in the 78rpm era) before it moved to New Jersey. There were some name-brand artists involved on some of the cover versions.
    He'd eventually issue the same recordings under different names on 10" LPs and 45 EPs on his Waldorf Music Hall label exclusively for Woolworth's; change the names and put them out on LPs on one of his job-rack budget labels; and then issue them again using "real" names for the more expensive Grand Award LPs. All the tapes were sold to ABC-Paramount after he started Command Records.

    BTW, at that time, "Hillbilly" was the official Billboard Magazine term for Country & Western music.