Admiral




1949 - 1951


U.S. record company that was launched in November, 1949 by "Admiral" Nicholas R. (Nick) Carrano.

Admiral was primarily a pop and light-jazz label with an artist roster that included Russ Vincent, Johnny Guarnieri and bands fronted by Raymond Scott and Mitchell Ayres.

Description from Billboard Magazine, November 19, 1949:

"Admiral Records, a new diskery incorporated here last week, tees off shortly with releases in the pop, blues-rhythm and kidisk categories. The first artist signed is warbler Bobby Colt ... Plans call for monthly releases on vinyl filled unbreakable pressings, with artists's pictures on all labels."

The company changed its name to Adam Records, Inc. (and changed its label to Adam) in November, 1950 . This name change came at the request of the Admiral Corporation, a long-established manufacturer of electronic goods.

Carrano phased out Adam Records over the course of 1951.

Source: Discogs / Billboard