Monday, June 09, 2008

Laff Blasts From The Past


A great Lp I found a few years back in Brick Lane in East London. It's a compilation of amusing r&b songs from the archives of Herb Abramson. Released in 1985 on the Red Lightnin' label.

"He was born in 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City and initially studied to be a dentist. But he landed a job with National Records producing such performers as The Ravens, Billy Eckstine and Joe Turner. Herb founded his first record company, Jubilee Records, in 1946 with Jerry Blaine. Herb aspired to record jazz, R&B and Gospel recordings. Though Blaine was having some success recording Jewish novelty records, this genre did not interest Abramson, so he sold his interest in Jubilee to Blaine. Herb and his wife Miriam were close friends with fellow jazz buff Ahmet Ertegun and together they founded Atlantic Records in 1947. Herb was president of Atlantic and Ahmet was vice-president. Both Herb and Ahmet handled the creative end of the business and Miriam handled the business end."

Discover more about Herb Abramson HERE.


The Essentials - Sha-He-Be

Otis Blackwell - Back Trail

The Cashmeres - Daddy, Can I Go To The Hop?

The Jarmolettes - Yes, We Have No Bananas

The Magnetics - Sardines

Tony Middleton & Jack Hammer - Earth Cousins

The Dovers - The Invasion


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1 comment:

Big Cheeze said...

This looks like a most excellent post for Dr. Forrests Cheeze Factory.

If you've got the entire thing, why not submit it & convince a couple of eediots in the great void that you're some kind of God thing or God like kind of thing?

Bwahahahaha!