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Specialty Records was an American record label. It was originally launched as Juke Box Records in 1946, but later renamed by its owner Art Rupe. Specialty is noted for the rhythm & blues, blues, and early rock & roll music recorded by the label. Image File history File links Specialty 78 label of a Guitar Slim song; presumed fair use for Specialty Records article why fair use? RedWolf 03:02, Jan 10, 2005 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Juke Box Records was the first label of Art Rupe, launched in 1946. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see blues (disambiguation) Blues is a vocal and instrumental music form often based on the twelve-bar chord progression. ... 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. ...

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Specialty Records (1491 words)
During his research he had noticed that an inordinate number of successful records had the word "boogie" in the title, jukebox operators were the biggest customers for these race records and also acted as wholesalers for small independent companies.
Specialty moved to 311 Venice Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles in 1947.
Among Specialty's hits was "The Hucklebuck" Joe Liggins who had hits with "The HoneyDripper" and "Got A Right to Cry" was signed to Specialty as his Exclusive label folded.
London Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (240 words)
London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s.
London arose from the split in ownership between the British branch of Decca Records and that same company's USA branch; the "London" label released British Decca records in the USA, since it could not use the "Decca" name there.
The London label was also used by British Decca in the UK market to release American labels (such as Imperial Records, Chess Records, Dot Records, Atlantic Records, Specialty Records and Sun Records) which British Decca licensed.
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