2022-03-08T11:19:51+01:00März 8th, 2022|

ANIMAL RECORDS was a short lived record label from Cleveland, Ohio (USA) active in 1947 – 1949. It was founded by Diskjockey Gene Carroll (WJMO Cleveland) and Bob Doyle. Licensee was Stapleton Industries, Inc.

Source: Billboard Magazine


2022-02-25T09:37:23+01:00Februar 25th, 2022|

Rhapsody was active from 1949 – 1951. The label was situated in Toledo, Ohio (USA).

Source: Billboard Magazine


2021-10-15T09:35:42+02:00Oktober 15th, 2021|

Recording studio in Cleveland, Ohio, founded by radio announcer Frederick C. Wolf in 1938 at 1220 Huron Road in the Carnegie Hall building, as a place to record local Slovenian musicians.

In 1946, Wolf incorporated the studio as Cleveland Recording Company and moved operations to the Loew’s State Theater building at 1515 Euclid Avenue.

In 1950, Wolf opened WCCR (AM) in the same location and hired Ken Hamann to engineer both the radio and the recording studios.

In 1970, Hamann purchased Cleveland Recording Company from Wolf and moved the studio to 1935 Euclid Avenue.

In 1977 when the property was purchased by Cleveland State University.

Closed in 1990.

Source: Discogs


2021-09-14T13:22:16+02:00September 14th, 2021|

U.S. label produced by Forest City Records active in the mid 1950s.


2021-09-10T14:44:32+02:00September 10th, 2021|

A-Z-Z was a short lived record label from Cleveland, Ohio active in the mid 1950s.

The A-Z-Z Record Co. – company was founded and rum by Anthony W. Zebrowski (1925-1979), “The Baron of Polkas”, a famous musician and radio announcer. He broadcasted a daily program over WZAK FM radio (Cleveland, Ohio).

Source: Russian-Records


2019-11-13T14:08:43+01:00November 13th, 2019|

Carl Burkhardt formed Queen City Records in 1950. The house labels was such as Alcar, Arc, Big 4 Hits, Kentucky, Gateway EP, Gateway Series, Gateway Top Tune (Parade of Hits, Top Tunes).

In early 1957 Burkhart sold RITE’s discount labels to a company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It appears that Rite continued to press all the records for the new owners. The Philadelphia owners occasionally issued the same exact records with other labels names that were less often used such as; Worthmore, Music Please, hep, Deresco, Super-Value, Coast to Coast and Four.

Source: Discogs



2019-11-29T09:42:22+01:00November 11th, 2019|

Gateway Records was a Cincinatti, Ohio, based budget record label, founded in 1952.

The label belonged to Carl Burckhardt’s record company Rite Record Productions and issued cover versions of hit recordings.

There were three different Gateway labels: Gateway, Gateway Top Tune, and Gateway Parade of Hits. The records were recorded and manufactured by Rite.

Rite sold Gateway in 1958 to a Philadelphia record company, which closed the label the same year.



Chwyli Dnistra

2019-11-27T14:58:02+01:00September 23rd, 2019|

Chwyli Dnistra was an Ukrainian publishing house that published Ukrainian books, records, greeting cards and art albums.
It has been founded 1954 in Cleveland (USA) by Vasily Ilchyshyn.

Publishing products have diverged in the US, Canada and European countries.
In total, Chwyli Dnistra (Waves of the Dniester) released 45 records which contained about 500 titles.

The recordings featured songs by artists and collectives of the Ukrainian diaspora, as well as recordings from other record labels.

The numbering system is from CD-01 to CD-45.

CD-01 to CD-13 discs (except CD-7) were 78 rpm records
CD-14 to CD-45 were released at 33 rpm.