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DETROIT-V-1

Post by Heidler » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:54 am

As we continue...



VAL*
1950s Label ( 1958 )
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels

Note: There were two acts on this imprint: The Impalos ( with an O ) and the Octaves


VALERIE*
1980s Label ( 1987 )
Owner: Dave Hamilton
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels

Note: Another label that had Chicago Pete on the roster


VALTONE
1960s Label
Owners: Val and Frank B. Brown
3041 Webb
Detroit
( Refer also to: Boss* )
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels

Note: Valtone should not be confused with the California-based " Veltone " label owned by the late Bob Geddins


VAN CA
1950s Label

Note: Only one act on this short-lived label: Austin Cromer with The Sax Kari Orchestra


VARBEE
1980s Label


VARGO
1940s Label ( 1949 )
Owner: Lawson Turner
( Years later, connected with LuPine )

Note: Labels read as: " c/o Diccha, Indiana " and also at the address of the huge American Pressing Company plant in Owosso, Michigan* ( 1011 East Main St )
* Some Detroit indies often used this address, including, at one time, LuPine


VELGO
1960s Label
Owner: Larry Lick... ( really )
( Refer also to: Sound Inc )


VELVET*
1980s Label
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels

Note: The one act on THIS imprint: " The Velvetones " are / were NOT connected to any other like-named acts including, the Newark, New Jersey group from the 1940s ( Decca, Coronet, Sonora, etc ) nor the Los Angeles-based group with Aladdin with their big hit: " Glory Of Love " ( Aladdin # 3372 ) a decade later
" Yes, you're way on top now ".......A classic!


VELVET SOUND
1960s Label
Owner: Don Montgomery
( Refer also to: Barracuda* and Empire* )
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels


VENNA
1980s Label ( 1984 )
c/o Napoleon Records
14401 Glastonbury
Detroit


VERONEECA
1970s Label

Note: " Peoples Choice " recorded for this imprint, among others


VESPER HOUR
1950s Gospel Label

Note: The " Franklin Singers " recorded for this small imprint


VEST POCKET
1980s Label ( 1980 )


V.E.H.L.
1970s Label ( 1977 )

Note: An act known as Herman Harris and The Voices of Faith, Hope and Love recorded for this imprint


VIC*
1970s Label ( 1974 )
( Refer also to: La Val )


VICEROY*
1950s Label ( 1957 )

Note: Part of the J.V.B. group of labels, however, Mister ( Van ) Battle found there was another label(s) already in-use, and ceased to issue any further records on his Viceroy label


VILLIGE ( as printed on the labels )
1960s Label

Note: The " Sea Shells " recorded for this small imprint




Next: " DETROIT-V-2 "


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Re: DETROIT-V-1

Post by annaloog » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:50 pm

Heidler wrote:... VARGO
1940s Label ( 1949 )
Owner: Lawson Turner ....
I take it, then, that this is not the same Vargo that issued "You Worry Me"/"So Much" by The Enchanters (Vargo 10, 1959), a copy of which is in my collection.

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DETROIT-V-1

Post by Heidler » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:17 pm

Hello annaloog.

While Robert West briefly " resurrected " the old VARGO label, the only two acts that were in HIS ( VARGO ) files was " Ann Cole and Her Three Kings " and " Bunny Paul " ( who had been with The Gaylords on Mercury, and had also been with Capitol, Dash, Dot, Essex, and Vargo )

In addition, the DETROIT-based " ENCHANTERS " consisted of G.V. and Alton* Hollowell, G. Wade, and J.E. Thomas ( * later joined The Falcons and The Fabulous Playboys )
This group recorded one record in 1956 for MERCER " True Love Gone " ( very rare ) which then the group was picked-up by CORAL in 1957, and had other releases for the label

The Enchanters on this imprint ( Vargo # 10 ) are not listed with the above group-members, but on Vargo, one of the group-members was listed as David Bonham.


This group name had several incarnations ( none of them related )

1) Two releases for Jubilee as by The Enchanters* ( # 5072 and # 5080 )
* Then became The Dell-Tones for other labels.

2) An Enchanters white group from Brooklyn which consisted of Mickey Dabulis, Larry Fawcette, John Ianoni, Joe Mano, and John Seltzer who recorded for MUSITRON in 1961 ( also for the JJM & M imprint in 1962 )

3) And the group on Vargo was certainly not the unit that backed the great Garnett Mimms on some of his recordings and appearances.

4) Not the group on Loma, Sharp, or Stardust, nor any of the other labels acts under this name recorded for ( or those labels that re-issued the material )

My money would still have been on this being the Robert West ( later ) owned but after seeing the labels, they don't appear to be of the same type.
One day, I'll do some additional research on the label and up-date the card ( E.J. Rothstein in Detroit would know! )

Interesting, that another party would come up with that name for a label when the normal thing was usually to use a more simple label-name ( until contacted by somebody who already was using the same label-name )

Thanks for posting.


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RE: DETROIT-V-1

Post by annaloog » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:00 pm

Heidler, thank you for the response, great info. as usual. While RCS does have an entry for this Vargo label with label scans, I'll have to hunt down my copy again and scan it.

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