3 Rabbit Band

3 Rabbit Band

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Silver Records

University Records

Arcade Records

Arcade Records, located in Philadelphia, existed from 1952 to about 1968. It was a c&w label, but branched out into popular music. Arcade was owned by Jack Howard, a long-time producer and publisher of c&w music. The Arcade catalog contained several records by Jack Howard released in the 1960's.

Falcon Records

Trig Richards on youtube "Hollywood Cat" KILLER RECORD!

Adler Records (Columbia)

Adler Socks were the rage at Southern universities in the late 50s-early 60s.They were sort of fuzzy, and the tag carried a strong warning against ever bleaching them. Therefore, everyone did bleach them and, as a result, they turned slightly orangish-yellowish. They also wore holes at the heels awfully quickly. With their unique color, they were just the thing to wear with your BD short sleeve madras shirt, khaki trousers, tan Barracuda G-9 jacket and Weejuns.

 "The Adler Sock" By The Denims on Youtube!

Artists Records

Uni Records

Uni Records (short for the label's legal name Universal City Records and rendered as UNI) was a record label owned by MCA Inc. The brand, which long featured a distinct UNi logo, was established in 1966 by MCA executive Ned Tanen and developed by music industry veteran Russ Regan. Notable artists on Uni included Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Foundations, Hugh Masekela, Brian Hyland, Desmond Dekker, Bill Cosby, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Dave and Ansil Collins, Fever Tree, Olivia Newton-John and The Factory (Lowell George, Dallas Taylor...). In 1967, Uni took over management of MCA's newly acquired Kapp Records. In 1971 Uni was merged with Kapp and the co-owned American Decca Records, to form MCA Records. The Decca, Kapp, and Uni labels continued to be used for new releases for a short time, but in late 1972, new releases by their former artists began appearing on the MCA Records label; before long, their back catalogs were transferred to MCA as well. That year, Regan left MCA to revive 20th Century Records for 20th Century Fox
In 1988, Uni was briefly revived by MCA Records as a niche hipster label, à la Sire Records, with a roster that included Transvision Vamp, Eric B. & Rakim, Swans, Steve Earle, and a distribution deal with the Bronx-based hip hop label Strong City Records. By the end of 1989, however, Swans was dropped, the deal with Strong City was terminated, and the others were absorbed by the MCA label.
In 1991, MCA revamped the Uni moniker once more when it changed the name of its music distribution network from MCA Music Distribution Corp to Uni Distribution Corp. In 1996, in the wake of Seagram's purchase of MCA and the merger of the MCA and PolyGram families of labels, it was renamed Universal Music & Video Distribution Inc. In June 2001, it was renamed Universal Music & Video Distribution Corp., and it was changed again in 2006, after the sale of Universal Pictures to NBC, to Universal Music Distribution.

Label variations

  • 1967–1973: Mustard yellow label with lime green, blue and magenta swirls, followed by lime green colored Uni logo in yellow swirl and another lime green swirl. Many albums during this run were also pressed with custom labels.
  • 1988–1989: Blue label with Uni logo in black at top.

Statler Records

Monogram Records

Era Records was an independent American record label located in Hollywood, California. It was founded by Herb Newman and Lou Bedell in 1955 as a pop, country and western and jazz label. Era had a #1 hit in 1956 with Gogi Grant's "The Wayward Wind", written by Newman. In 1959 Bedell sold his interest in the label to Newman. Artists who experienced hits on Era include Ketty Lester ("Love Letters"), Larry Verne ("Mr. Custer"), Donnie Brooks ("Mission Bell"), Dorsey Burnette ("Tall Oak Tree"), Art & Dotty Todd ("Chanson D' Amour") and The Castells ("So This Is Love"). Era distributed other labels including MONOGRAM, Gregmark and Eden. From 1969 to 1971, Era was associated with Happy Tiger, which reissued and distributed some of Era's oldies. In 1972, Newman added the RTV label, which released the MU album. In the mid-1970s Newman sold the Era label and catalog to K-tel. In 1993, K-tel began reissuing some of the early Era material using the original Era label and logo.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sabina Records

After leaving Laurie Records, the Belmonts continued to record throughout the 1960s on the Sabina, United Artists, and Dot record labels. The trio had six songs on the US Top 100 between 1961 and 1963. Their greatest, "Tell Me Why," released in May 1961 on the Sabrina (aka Sabina) label, reached No. 18. Subsequent Billboard charted songs included, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (No. 57), "I Need Someone" (No. 75), "Come On Little Angel" (No. 28), "Diddle-Dee-Dum" (No. 53), and "Ann-Marie" (No. 86). While not charting nationally, other singles receiving airplay included, "Such A Long Way" (4 surveys), "I Confess" (4), "More Important Things To Do" (3), "Hombre" (2), "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive" (2), "Walk On Boy" (1), "Let's Call It A Day" (1), "I Don't Know Why, I Just Do" (1), and the medley: "Have You Heard/The Worst That Could Happen" ,The song, "C'mon Everybody (Do You Wanna Dance)," received enough airplay on NYC radio station WINS, that it was re-recorded and used as the sound-bite introduction for deejay Murray the K's "Triple Play" segments. Overall, including Billboard Hot 100 singles, the Belmonts charted 486 radio station surveys across the United States during the 1960s. The group's rare and highly collectible album from this period, "The Belmonts: Carnival of Hits", was released on October 1, 1962, and consisted solely of their Sabina recordings. These songs have often been reissued in combination with other "Dion and the Belmonts" recordings through the years.

Red Label Records

Coca-Cola Records

The advertisement was released 40 over years ago in the summer of 1971 and became an instant success in the US. Now, it’s remembered as one of Coca‑Cola’s best-loved commercials and was recently ranked by ITV as one of the top 10 ads of all time.

Mattel Records

Barbie Sings! "Ken" on Youtube

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Colossus Records

Colossus Records was an American record label founded in 1969 by Jerry Ross, who had also founded Heritage Records the year before. Like Heritage, Colossus was distributed by MGM Records.
It released a number of hits by groups such as The Shocking Blue, the George Baker Selection, and Tee Set. It also released an album in 1970 called DANKS, a male/female duet which featured Stefanianna Christopherson, then best known for her voice work on Here Comes The Grump and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
Colossus Records closed its doors in 1971.

Barnaby Records

Barnaby Records was an American record company founded by singer Andy Williams in 1963 with his purchase of soon-to-be-liquidated Cadence Records. It held the rights to work by a number of popular music performers including Williams work before he was with Columbia Records.
Williams got control of the Cadence master tapes in the 1960s but limited releases to that of himself and another former Cadence artist, Lenny Welch. This material was released on Williams' current label at the time, Columbia Records.
In 1970 Williams created the Barnaby label (named after his beloved dog Mr. Barnaby) to release the rest of the long unreleased Cadence archive, principally that of the Everly Brothers, which had been long out of print but in continued great demand. Barnaby also released new material by artists such as Ray Stevens, who scored a Top Ten hit with his single "Everything Is Beautiful," some early LPs by Jimmy Buffett as well as a few LPs by Claudine Longet, who was Williams's wife at the time.
Barnaby had several distributors including CBS, then MGM, and finally GRT in 1974. Once Barnaby ceased operating as a working record company at the end of the 1970s, Williams licensed the old Cadence and Barnaby material to various other labels such as Varèse Sarabande and Rhino, and Time-Life after 1980.

Fontana Records

Fontana Records is a record label which was started in the 1950s as a subsidiary of the Dutch Philips Records. The name has also been revived as independent label distributor Fontana Distribution.

Fontana started in the 1950s as a subsidiary of the Dutch Philips Records; when Philips restructured its music operations it dropped Fontana in favor of Vertigo Records.
Fontana's U.S. counterpart label was started in 1964 and distributed by Philips US subsidiary Mercury Records. Among the hitmakers were Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Wayne Fontana, The Mindbenders, The Troggs, The New Vaudeville Band and Steam, all of whom had #1 hits on the label. Other successful Fontana artists included the Spencer Davis Group, The Silkie, Nana Mouskouri, and the duo of Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg. Mercury discontinued the label (and one other subsidiary, Smash Records) in 1970.
Fontana's British division was the UK licensee for Motown Records (in 1961), Columbia Records and Epic Records (until 1962), Vanguard Records (until 1967), Mainstream Records and ESP-Disk. As with Philips, labels were blue for singles, black for EPs and LPs. In 1972, PolyGram acquired the dormant label.
In the UK and Europe, the Fontana label was largely dormant after 1974, although in 1980-81 it was used for releases by Sector 27 and Dennis Bovell. Fontana was revived in the late 1980s as an outlet for acts such as Tears for Fears, The Teardrop Explodes, Cocteau Twins and Swing Out Sister, and was active in the 1990s, releasing music for acts such as Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Ocean Colour Scene and James. It is currently an active division of Fontana Distribution, using the same logo.
The label's only artists as of March 2013 are Brooke Hogan and Papoose.

US label variations

  • 1964—Pink label
  • 1965-1970—Light blue or slightly darker-toned blue label (some of these labels were stamped with an "S")
  • 1980s—Black and silver label

Damon Records