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#520 (Week of 5/26/07 - 6/1/07)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE EXCLUSIVE LABEL

Above: Full two-page clipping from Billboard Music Yearbook 1946. Exclusive, located in Hollywood, was owned by Leon René. General Sales Manager was Franklin Kort and Musical Director was Buddy Baker. Leon's brother, Otis, owned the Excelsior label.

Above: Publisher clipping from Billboard Music Yearbook 1943. Leon's brother, Otis, has co-composer credit on some of the songs listed. Leon also composed "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" and, with Otis, co-wrote "Sweet Lucy Brown" and "I Sold My Heart To The Junk Man".

           C. O. D. -
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers -
Exclusive 214 A - 1946

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           Satchel Mouth Baby -
The Basin Street Boys -
Exclusive 19x - 1947

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           Casey Jones -
The Dixie-Aires -
Exclusive 116x - 1949

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