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#524 (Week of 6/23/07 - 6/29/07)

SPOTLIGHT ON APOLLO RECORDS

Above: Full page clipping from Billboard Music Yearbook 1946. Apollo, located in New York City, was operated and owned by Bess Berman, Ike Berman, Sam Schneider, and Hy Siegel. Bess acquired the interests of the other partners in 1948. Bernie Lawrence was National Sales Manager. Note reference to Hub Records at bottom of clipping. Apollo didn't own Hub, which was also located in New York City, they just distributed the label.

           Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt (Parts 1 & 2) -
Reliable Jubilee Singers -
Apollo 131 - 1947

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NOTE: Above label didn't scan well. It is turquoise green with silver print. Arrangement and solo are by Preston York.

           Tired Of You -
The Gentlemen -
Apollo 464 - 1954

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           If I Didn't Have You -
Celestine Stewart And The Charmers -
Hub 3006-B - 1946

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(Audio restoration by Dave Saviet on all selections)


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