2021-11-01T13:36:13+01:00November 1st, 2021|

Hickory was a Hillbilly label from Nashville active in the mid 1950s.


2021-09-22T12:53:09+02:00September 22nd, 2021|

US-american bluegrass label, founded 1946 in Johnson City Tennessee. Owned and operated by James Hobart Stanton.



2020-03-11T16:28:35+01:00März 11th, 2020|

BROADMAN RECORDS was a label from Nashville, Tennessee active from the 1950s to the 1980s.

The records were manufactured By Word Records, Waco, Texas.



2022-03-31T11:00:42+02:00Januar 18th, 2019|

Collegiate Records was a label active in the end 1940’s situated in Nashville, Tennessee.


2019-11-27T14:26:57+01:00Januar 18th, 2019|

Bullet Records was an US Independent label, founded in March 1946 by Jim Bulleit at 423 Broad Street, Nashville, Tennessee.
The label was active until 1953.

Source: Discogs

White gospel: 100 Series

R&B/Blues: 200/300 Series

Hillbilly: 600/700 series (over 150 singles)

Pop: 1000 Series


2019-11-27T14:27:27+01:00Januar 14th, 2019|

CALVERT Records was a label located in Nashville, Tennessee.

It was active in the mid 1950’s recording R&B singers like Gene Allison (August 29, 1934 – February 28, 2004).



2018-12-16T10:28:05+01:00Dezember 16th, 2018|

U.S. record label produced between 1924 and 1930.

Records were originally produced by the Starr Piano Company (Gennett Records) for James D. Vaughan, a gospel songbook published based in Lawrenceburg, TN. The label was primarily devoted to fundamentalist religious material and Ku Klux Klan songs. This material was commissioned from the Starr Piano Company and did not appear on other labels.

During the last year or so, production of this label was taken over by The New York Recording Laboratories (Paramount).


2019-11-27T16:43:28+01:00Dezember 13th, 2018|

Duke Records was an American record label, started in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1952 by David James Mattis (WDIA program director and DJ) and Bill Fitzgerald, owners of Tri-State Recording Company. Their first release was Roscoe Gordon singing “Hey Fat Girl”, issued on Duke R-1, later amended to R-101.

After forming a partnership with Mattis in the summer of 1952, Don Robey (founder of Houston’s Peacock Records) took control of Duke. Both labels then headquartered at his Bronze Peacock club at 2809 Erastus Street in Houston, focusing on R&B and gospel music. Robey started a subsidiary, Back Beat Records, in 1957 and this later specialised in soul music, along with Sure Shot Records, whilst Peacock specialised in gospel recordings.

Duke’s leading artist was Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland who stayed with the label for many years until its demise, mostly recording successfully with arranger/band leader Joe Scott. Johnny Ace was a major R&B artist in the early years of the label before his untimely death at a young age, with a string of R&B top 10 hits including three that went to #1. Junior Parker was another important presence on Duke, recording a long string of singles for the label between 1953 and 1966, scoring seven top-twenty Billboard hits during his tenure.

Robey sold his labels to ABC Dunhill Records on 23 May 1973. The Duke labels were soon closed down with the imprints retained by ABC in their catalog, with only Bobby Bland being retained by the new parent label.

Source: Wikipedia



2018-11-30T18:25:35+01:00November 30th, 2018|

Nashboro Records was an American gospel label principally active in the 1950s and 1960s.

Nashboro was founded in Nashville, Tennessee by Ernie Lafayette Young (1892-1977), who was the owner of a record store, Ernie’s Record Mart, and sponsor of a weekly hit parade show on radio station WLAC. In 1951, Young founded Nashboro to issue gospel records, and the following year also created Excello Records to release secular music, especially R&B and blues acts.

Nashboro became a prolific issuer of Southern gospel groups, and Young frequently signed gospel acts from competing labels after they had folded. Some of the groups were backed by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in the studio.

Young died in 1977, by which time Nashboro was increasingly reissuing out of its back catalogue rather than issuing new material. The label’s catalogue was sold to AVI Entertainment in 1979, MCA Records in 2000, and Hip-O shortly thereafter. Relatively little of it has seen reissue, though in 2014 Tompkins Square Records released a four-CD compilation of Nashboro artists.

Source: Wikipedia