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#523 (Week of 6/16/07 - 6/22/07)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE NATIONAL LABEL

Above: Full page clipping from Billboard Music Yearbook 1946. National, located in New York City, was operated and owned by Albert B. Green. Herb Abramson, Lee Magid, and Bob Shad had stints as A&R men. Morty Shad was Sales Manager. Abramson later owned Jubilee and Atlantic Records. Magid later owned Central Records. Bob and Morty Shad later owned Sittin in with, JAX and Harlem Records.

           Bee I Bumblebee Or Not -
The Ravens -
National 9040 - 1947

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           Mule Train -
The Syncopators -
National 9093 - 1949

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Above: More clippings. . . National (1945), Mule Train (1949), and Ravens (1952). Note The Ravens are billed as "Famous Savoy Record Stars"... they were with Mercury at the time. Interesting side note... National sold their catalog to Savoy Records in 1957.

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