2022-03-07T17:09:23+01:00März 7th, 2022|

San Antonio local label of the 50’s owned and run by Hymie Wolf from his Rio Records record store (Wolf Recording Co.).
The label released numerous recordings of local San Antonio bands including some of the first recordings of Flaco Jimenez. Most Rio 78s and 45s are quite rare because sales were small due either to Mr. Wolf’s limited distribution or to the fact that no one heard or wanted them. Hymie Wolf did not believe in promotion, even going so far as to charge radio stations for copies instead of paying them to play his records as was the general custom at the time.



2020-05-05T11:42:22+02:00Mai 5th, 2020|

Longhorn Records was an American country music record label based in Dallas, Texas. The label was founded in September, 1957.

Dewey Groom acquired the local Dallas label in 1960 in order to further promote acts that were appearing at the Longhorn Ballroom. Bob Wills made his last recordings with the Texas Playboys for Longhorn in 1964 and 1965. Wills made another session with Longhorn, post Playboys, in which the label allowed Wills to make an album of pure folk music, something Wills had long wanted to do but which had never been supported by any of his previous record labels.

One of Longhorn’s biggest successes was by Phil Baugh, whose song “Country Guitar” appeared at #16 on the Country singles chart, and the accompanying album reach #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums.

Groom closed the label in 1969 in order to devote more of his energies into the Ballroom.

Blue Star

2020-03-12T11:10:59+01:00März 12th, 2020|

Founded by Norman Merrbach and his wife Nadine in Houston, Texas. The label specialized in square dance and round dance records.

Source: Discogs



2020-03-10T11:00:26+01:00März 10th, 2020|

The Mundial Record Co. was a short lived record label situated in Corpus Christi, Texas. The label only released latin songs. It was active in the 1950s


Macy’s Recordings

2019-11-08T15:25:34+01:00November 8th, 2019|

The record label was started by husband and wife, Charles D. Henry and Macy Lela Henry, whom worked alongside supervisor Steve Poncio. Poncio worked as general manager for Macy’s in 1946 and then founded United Record Distributing Company in 1949. Macy ran a department store based in Houston, Texas (unrelated to the famous New York department store) and in 1948, they began distributing records for other labels, such as Modern Music, including their back catalog material and even had an office in Dallas.

In 1949, they decided to create their own label to sell and distribute from their store. They created the Macy’s Record Distribution Company and they used Bill Holford’s ACA Studios in Houston to record the music. The place was known for its high quality sound.

Their first recordings released were with Jim Reeves. However, they would make their mark on blues music in 1949 by recording Lester Williams’ song “Winter Time Blues” and then in 1950, they would sign and record Clarence Garlow, releasing a version of his song “Bon Ton Rolla”. The company would hire other dealers to distribute their music in Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans.[12]

These artists would go on to record other songs for Macy. Macy’s didn’t fare well in the marketplace despite the quality of their music. They were competing against other Houston brands such as Duke-Peacock, D Records, Starday, Freedom, Sittin’ In With and Gold Star. By June 1951, many of their signature artists moved to Modern Records and Aladdin Records ending the Macy’s label production.

Source: Wikipedia


Blue Bonnet

2019-11-27T13:57:48+01:00September 13th, 2019|

U.S. record label active in the mid 1940s. Located in Dallas,Texas.


Star Talent

2022-03-31T09:39:28+02:00Januar 12th, 2019|

One of the most prolific Southwestern labels of the postwar era in Texas, owned and operated by Jesse Erickson. In number of actual, documented releases in its hillbilly serie (700), it may indeed have been the most prolific. Erickson’s 80-odd issues over a roughly four year period beginning in 1948 appear to be the most by a Texan hillbilly label until Starday came along in 1953.

Source: Discogs

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2019-01-04T08:42:22+01:00Januar 4th, 2019|

The Starday Label was started in Beaumont, Texas in 1952 by Harold W. “Pappy” Daily and Jack Starnes, Jr.
The label recorded country & western, Cajun music, and sacred music.

In November 1956, Starday released its first LP, SLP 101, “Grand Ole Opry’s New Star” by George Jones.

By the mid 1960s, Starday had become the big name in “truck driver music”.

In 1968, Starday purchased the King Label of Cincinnati, Ohio. Three years later, Pierce sold Starday-King to Lin Broadcasting for about five million dollars and retired from the record business.

The Starday label lasted into the late 1970’s, although by that time it was reissuing material recorded earlier.

Starday series 101 – 280

Humming Bird

2022-02-21T15:20:11+01:00Dezember 21st, 2018|

Humming Bird Records (often referred to as Hummingbird Records) was a mid-20th century record label based in Waco, Texas.

The label focused on local and regional artists of various genres including Cajun music (e.g. Harry Choates) and Texas Czech polka/waltz music (e.g. Frank Kubin, Rhine Winkler, etc.).

Humming Bird initially issued releases on 78rpm before transitioning to 45rpm.

Source: Wikipedia