1952 - 1960s
Herald was founded in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1952 by Fred Mendelsohn. He teamed up with Al Silver (Ember Records) and Silver's brother-in-law, who continued Herald Records after Mendelsohn left.
The company signed Lightnin' Hopkins in 1954. Its biggest hit was "Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.
Herald closed down in the mid-1960s.