J-V-B

    1947 - late 1950s

    An R&B and gospel label founded in 1947 by Joe Von Battle as a recording service, which he operated out of his store, "Joe's Record Shop". It released its first album in 1948 and operated until the late 1950s, issuing between 100 and 300 copies of mostly 78 RPM format releases, which were primarily distributed and sold from Von Battle's store.
    Most of the master tapes and original recordings of its releases were destroyed in a fire during 1967.

    Source: Discogs