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Jamie Records was a record label founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1956 by Harold Lipsius (1913–2007) and Allan Sussel (1924–2003).Their first 45rpm single, "It's Great to Fall in Love"/"Truly" by Marian Caruso, was issued in 1956. The label was named after Allan Sussel's eldest daughter, Jamie Sussel Turner.
The label became popular in 1958 with the release of Duane Eddy's "Rebel Rouser"/"Stalkin'", which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Eddy became the mainstay Jamie artist, recording hit after hit, including "Because They're Young" (No. 4) and "Forty Miles of Bad Road" (No. 9). Eddy's last Jamie single "Runaway Pony"/"Just Because" was issued in 1962.
The Jordan Brothers also recorded for Jamie, hailing from Frackville, Pennsylvania. Their first release was "Send Me Your Picture" and their biggest hit, "Gimme Some Lovin'", was released in the US before the more successful version by the Spencer Davis Group. The Jordans toured with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars bus tour and appeared on Philadelphia and New Jersey-based TV shows.
The last major charting record on Jamie was released in 1966, when the label issued Crispian St. Peters' "The Pied Piper" in the US (No. 4). Afterwards, the hits came out on their subsidiary labels: "Boogaloo Down Broadway" by the Fantastic Johnny C (No. 7 pop and No. 5 R&B, in 1967) and "The Horse" by Cliff Nobles & Co. (No. 2, No. 2 R&B in 1968) on the Phil-L.A. of Soul label; Brenda and the Tabulations' "Dry Your Eyes" (No. 20, No. 8 R&B) on the Dionn label, 1967; and "Love (Can Make You Happy)" by Mercy which reached No. 2 pop in 1969, on the Sundi label.
Blood, Sweat & Tears is a Canadian-American jazz-rock music group. They are noted for their combination of brass and rock band instrumentation. The group recorded songs by rock/folk songwriters such as Laura Nyro, James Taylor, the Band and the Rolling Stones as well as Billie Holiday and Erik Satie. They also incorporated music from Thelonious Monk and Sergei Prokofiev into their arrangements.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1944.
Duane Eddy is an American guitarist. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he had a string of hit records produced by Lee Hazlewood, which were noted for their characteristically "twangy" sound, including "Rebel-'Rouser", "Peter Gunn", and "Because They're Young". He had sold 12 million records by 1963.
The 12th Annual Grammy Awards were held on March 11, 1970. They recognized accomplishments of musicians for the year 1969.
The Funk Brothers were a group of Detroit-based session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972.
MFSB, officially standing for "Mother Father Sister Brother", was a pool of more than 30 studio musicians based at Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios. They worked closely with the production team of Gamble and Huff and producer/arranger Thom Bell, and backed up such groups as Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the O’Jays, the Stylistics, the Spinners, Wilson Pickett, and Billy Paul.
Philadelphia International Records (PIR) is an American record label based in Philadelphia. It was founded in 1971 by the writer-producer duo, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, along with their long time collaborator Thom Bell. It was famous for showcasing the Philadelphia soul music genre that was founded on the gospel, doo-wop, and soul music of the time. This Philly Soul sound later became a prominent and distinct era within R&B itself. During the 1970s the label released a string of worldwide hits which emphasized lavish orchestral instrumentation, heavy bass, and driving percussion.
Collectables is a reissue record label founded in 1980 by Jerry Greene. Greene was previously associated with New York City's Times Square Record Shop, Philadelphia's Record Museum retail chain, and the Lost Nite and Crimson record labels.
Vincent Montana Jr., known as Vince Montana, was an American composer, arranger, vibraphonist, and percussionist, best known as a member of MFSB and as the founder of the Salsoul Orchestra. He has been called "the Godfather of disco". Montana was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2016.
Ace Records Ltd. was started in 1978. Initially the company only gained permission from the similarly-named label based in Mississippi to use the name in the UK, but eventually also acquired the rights to publish their recordings. When Chiswick Records' pop side was licensed to EMI in 1984, Ace switched to more licensing and reissuing work. In the 1980s it also gained the licensing for Modern Records, and its follow-up company Kent Records, whilst in the 1990s, the company bought the labels including all original master tapes.
Arthur Lee Maye was an American Major League Baseball player. He played eleven seasons in the majors as an outfielder for the Milwaukee Braves (1959–1965), Houston Astros (1965–1966), Cleveland Indians (1967–1969), Washington Senators (1969–1970), and Chicago White Sox (1970–1971).
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 is the third album by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, released in 1970.
Gold Star Studios was a major independent recording studio located in Los Angeles, California, United States. For more than thirty years, from 1950 to 1984, Gold Star was one of the most influential and successful commercial recording studios in the world.
Ray Pilgrim was one of the most prolific big band singers, radio broadcasters, recording and session singers in Britain in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Alvin Wayne Casey was an American guitarist. He was mainly noted for his work as a session musician, but also released his own records and scored three Billboard Hot 100 hits in the United States. His contribution to the rockabilly genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
In 1959, Dick Clark formed the Caravan of Stars, a road show featuring some of the most popular stars and musical groups of the day. Chubby Checker, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, Fabian, Buddy Holly, Annette Funicello, Exile and Bo Diddley toured with the Caravan. Chuck Berry joined the tour as well but chose to drive his pink Cadillac.
"Busted" is a song written by Harlan Howard in 1962. It was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash for Cash's 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears. The first recording was by Burl Ives in 1962. It has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists, including Ray Charles and Patty Loveless (2009).
The Copa Room was an entertainment nightclub showroom at the now-defunct Sands Hotel on The Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was demolished in 1996 when the Sands Hotel was imploded.
Sony Music Nashville is the country music branch of Sony Music Entertainment. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Sony Music Nashville includes its three country recording labels Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville, and RCA Nashville, as well as Christian music company Provident Label Group.
The Jordan Brothers are a musical group. They were active for thirty years beginning in the mid-1950s. They originated in Frackville, Pennsylvania and achieved high regional popularity in Schuylkill and surrounding counties and Philadelphia. They released over 24 single records on 15 different labels, including several that were self-produced from 1957 until 1984. The brothers are: