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Dot Records was an American record label which was active between 1950 and 1977. It was founded by Randy Wood who beforehand started a mail order record shop in Gallatin, Tennessee, known for its radio ads on WLAC in Nashville and its R&B (later black gospel) air personality Bill "Hoss" Allen. The label was known for hiring artists with hit records in previous years to record remakes of their hits. Dot 78 record label; presumed fair use for Dot Records article This work is copyrighted. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1949 in music, other events of 1950, 1951 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Malcolm Sargent becomes chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... WLAC is a clear channel radio station based in Nashville, Tennessee, operating at 1510 kHz on the AM dial. ... Bill Allen (aka Hossman or Hoss; born William Trousdale Allen III, Gallatin, Tennessee; died February 25, 1997, Nashville, Tennessee) was an American radio disc jockey who attained fame and notoriety from the 1950s through the 1990s for playing rhythm and blues and black gospel music on Nashville radio station WLAC...

Its original headquarters were in Gallatin, Tennessee but in 1956 the company moved its headquarters to Hollywood, California. Gallatin is a city in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue...

In its early years, the label specialized in artists from around Tennessee, then branched out to musicians and singers from throughout the United States. It offered a variety of country music, rhythm & blues, polkas & waltzes, gospel music, rockabilly, pop music, and early rock & roll. After the move to Hollywood, Dot bought up many recordings by small local independent labels and issued them nationally. Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Polka is a type of dance and genre of dance music; it originated in the middle of the 19th century in Bohemia, and is still a common genre of Czech folk music; it is also common both in Europe and in the Americas. ... The waltz is a dance in 3/4 time, done primarily in closed position, the commonest basic figure of which is a full turn in two measures using three steps per measure. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock n’ roll music to emerge during the 1950s. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...

In 1957, Wood sold ownership of the label to Paramount Pictures but he remained the president of the company for another decade, then left to co-found the Ranwood Records label with Lawrence Welk. In 1958 Dot started a subsidiary label, Hamilton Records, for rockabilly and rhythm & blues. They also distributed the only record from Carnival Records, and created three other subsidiary labels: Crystalette, Acta, and Steed. Dot also acquired the DynoVoice label from Bell Records in 1967. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Ranwood Records was started in 1968 by Randy Wood (after he left Dot Records) together with Lawrence Welk. ... Lawrence Welk during a taping of The Lawrence Welk Show Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hamilton Records was started in 1958 as a subsidiary label of Dot Records. ... Carnival Records was a record company started in 1961 by Jerry Moss and Herb Alpert. ... Steed Records was a record label founded by songwriter-record producer Jeff Barry in the late 1960s, which continued until the mid-1970s. ... DynoVoice Records was an American record label, founded in 1965 by songwriter/producer Bob Crewe. ... The third record label to be called Bell Records was founded in 1954 in New York. ...

In 1968, after Paramount was bought out by Gulf and Western, the Dot label was rebranded as a country music label under the umbrella of Famous Music Group which included the Paramount, Neighborhood, Blue Thumb and Sire labels. In 1974 the label was bought by ABC Records, which discontinued the label in 1977. ABC Records itself was sold to MCA records in 1978. The Dot/Paramount catalog is now owned by Universal Music, the corporate decendant of MCA Records. Gulf and Western Industries, Inc. ... Famous Music is a music publisher in the United States. ... Paramount Records was a record label started in 1969 by Paramount Pictures (then a unit of Gulf+Western) after acquiring the rights to the name from George H. Buck. ... Neighborhood Records (Neighborhood Music Pub. ... Blue Thumb Records was an American record label founded in 1968 by Bob Krasnow, along with former A&M Records executives Tommy Lipuma and Don Graham. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...

Dot Records artists

Steve Allen on the cover of Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, and Morality Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American musician, comedian, and writer who was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. ... The Andrews Sisters on the cover of the reissue collection The Best of the Andrew Sisters: The Millennium Collection. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Boone (known as Pat Boone, born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ... Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was a three time Academy Award winning American actor. ... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. ... Donna Fargo (born Yvonne Vaughan on November 10, 1945 in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American singer, best known for her 1972 hit The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., which hit #1 on the Billboard country music charts. ... Fear Itself is a BBC Books original novel written by Nick Wallace and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Freddy Fender Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006), born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, Texas, USA, was a Mexican-American Tejano, country, and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. ... The Fontane Sisters were a trio (Bea, Geri and Margi Rosse) from New Milford, New Jersey]. Originally they performed with their guitarist brother Frank, but he was killed in World War II. They were featured on a radio show done by Perry Como and Comos later television program. ... Bonnie Guitar (born Bonnie Buckingham March 25, 1923 in Seattle, Washington) is an American Country-Pop Singer. ... Roy Head (born January 9, 1941, Three Rivers, Texas) is an American singer, best known for his hit Treat Her Right. ... The Hilltoppers were a popular singing group. ... Hunter (left) with actor John Bromfield Arthur Andrew Kelm (born July 11, 1931, in New York City, New York) is an American actor and singer, and goes by the pseudonym Tab Hunter. ... Gunilla Freeman Hutton (born May 15, 1944) is a Swedish actress, perhaps most notable for her role as Miss Nurse Goodbody in the television series Hee Haw. ... Tommy T.J. Jackson (born December 12, 1983 in Opelika, Alabama) is a National Football League defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. ... Anita Kerr (born Anita Jean Grilli on October 31, 1927, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, composer and music producer. ... Andy Kim, born December 5, 1952 in Lala Land, Jupiter, is a pop singer/songwriter. ... The Lennon Sisters were a singing group consisting of four siblings: Dianne (born December 1, 1939) Peggy (born April 8, 1941) Kathy (born August 22, 1942) Janet (born June 15, 1946) They were all born in Los Angeles, California. ... Liberace shows off his rings (circa 1980). ... Jim Lowe (born 1927), a native of Springfield, Missouri, USA and graduate of the University of Missouri, sang The Green Door, the number-one hit song of 1956 in the United States. ... Robin Luke (born March 20, 1942) was an American rockabilly singer. ... Johnny Maddox (born August 4, 1927 in Gallatin, Tennessee) is a noted ragtime pianist and collector of ragtime memoribilia. ... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... Wink Martindale entering on Tic Tac Dough Wink Martindale (born Winston Conrad Martindale on December 4, 1933 in Jackson, Tennessee, USA) is a disc jockey and television game show host. ... In 1969, he was introduced to composer/producer Jeff Barry, who signed him to his Steed label. ... The Mills Brothers were a major African-American jazz and pop vocal quartet of the 20th century producing more than 2,000 recordings that sold more than 50 million copies and garnered at least three dozen gold records. ... Vaughn Monroe (October 7, 1911 - May 21, 1973) was a singer, trumpeter and big band leader, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Leonard Simon Nimoy (born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. ... Nervous Norvus was the performing name of Jimmy Drake (1918-1968). ... Tommy Overstreet (born September 10, 1937) is a country music singer born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... Eddie Peabody Eddie Peabody Edwin Ellsworth Peabody - also known as Eddie, little Eddie, King of the Banjo, and Happiness Boy (b. ... Louis Prima and Keely Smith singing for the radio in the 1950s Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American entertainer, singer, actor, and trumpeter. ... Jimmie Rodgers was the name of two singers: Jimmie Rodgers (country singer) Jimmie Rodgers (pop singer) Jimmie Rodgers (SPC Deputy Director General) Note that there was also a Jimmy Rogers (note the spelling), a blues singer born in 1924. ... Mitch Ryder (born 26 February 1945) is an American musician born in Hamtramck, Michigan as William S. Levise Jr. ... Lalo Schifrin Lalo Schifrin (born on June 21, 1932) is an Argentine Jewish pianist and composer, most famous for composing the burning-fuse theme tune from the Mission:Impossible television series. ... The requested page title was invalid, empty, an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title, or contained illegal characters. ... The Six Fat Dutchmen was a polka band formed around 1932 by Harold Loeffelmacher in Minnesota. ... Keely Smith (born March 9, 1928) is an American jazz and popular music singer who enjoyed great popularity in the 1950s and 1960s through her collaborations with Louis Prima and Frank Sinatra, for which she was much admired for her exquisite singing style and her great beauty. ... Josephine Owaissa Cottle (born April 5, 1922), better known as Gale Storm, is an American actress/singer. ... The Surfaris were an American surf music band formed in Glendora, California in 1962. ... Diana Trask is an Australian and American country and pop singer born on June 23, 1940 in Melbourne, Australia. ... Billy Vaughn (April 12, 1919-September 26, 1991) was a singer, pianist, and orchestra leader. ... Widely regarded as a one-hit wonder due to her 1963 million-selling single record A Wonderful Summer, Robin Ward was also a session singer (under her real name, Jackie Ward) whose voice can be heard in several popular U.S. television series and motion pictures since the 1950s. ... Lawrence Welk during a taping of The Lawrence Welk Show Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario. ... Margaret Whiting on the cover of her 2000 collection The Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting (born July 22, 1924) was a traditional pop music singer in the 1940s and 1950s. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
Randy Wood: The Dot Records Story, Part 1 (2650 words)
The "cover record" was an attempt by artists in one of these big three genres to record a big hit in another genre for their own format, thus "covering" the song, or bringing it to their own audience.
The controversial era of the cover record, approximately 1955-1957, came to a crashing end when pop stations lost their audiences to a new type of format, "Top 40," which played all the types and genres of music, as long as it was selling well.
Wood recorded her singing "I Hear You Knockin'" and it became a #2 national hit (the song was a cover of the original by Smiley Lewis).
Dot Records - definition of Dot Records in Encyclopedia (246 words)
Dot Records was a American record label which was active between 1950 and 1977.
The label was known for hiring artists with hit records in previous years to record remakes of their hits.
In 1974 the label was bought by ABC Dunhill Records, which discontinued the label in 1977.
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