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Dot Records

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Dot Records is an American record label founded by Randy Wood that was active between 1950 and 1979 The label was reactivated in 2014 through a joint venture between Big Machine Label Group and the Republic Records unit of Universal Music Group which owns the original Dot Records catalogue It is based in Nashville, Tennessee

Contents

  • 1 History
    • 11 Early years
    • 12 Sold to Paramount
    • 13 Country music label
    • 14 Revival
  • 2 Artists
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Historyedit

Early yearsedit

The original headquarters of Dot Records was in Gallatin, Tennessee Many of the earliest recordings were in the on-air production studios of WHIN, which Wood owned Since WHIN was a daytime-only radio station, recording sessions were at night when the station was off the air1 In 1956, the company moved to Hollywood, California

In its early years, Dot specialized in artists from Tennessee Then it branched out to include musicians from across the US It recorded country music, rhythm & blues, polkas, waltzes, gospel, rockabilly, pop, and early rock and roll After moving to Hollywood, Dot Records bought many recordings by small local independent labels and issued them nationally

Sold to Paramountedit

In 1957, Wood sold the label to Paramount Pictures, but he remained president for another decade Dot and Wood then moved to Hollywood, where the label began to release soundtrack albums, including Elmer Bernstein's score for The Ten Commandments 1956,2 a 2-LP set that played longer than the usual record album

Hamilton Records, a subsidiary, was founded in 1958 for rockabilly and rhythm & blues It distributed Steed Records and the only two records from Carnival, owned by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Two other subsidiary labels were created: Crystalette Records and Acta Records In 1967, Dot picked up distribution of DynoVoice, owned by Bob Crewe, from Bell Records Later that year, Randy Wood left to found Ranwood Records with Lawrence Welk

Pat Boone and Eddie Fisher recorded successful singles and albums for Dot Of these, Eddie Fisher Today was the most popular and included popular standards of the day, but Fisher had no substantial hit singles during his Dot contract3

Country music labeledit

Dot's logo after Gulf+Western acquired Paramount The Paramount logo was removed when Famous Music took over

Two years after Paramount was purchased by Gulf and Western in 1968, Dot was rebranded as a country music label under the umbrella of the Famous Music Group, which took over management at the end of 19714 This included Paramount Records, Stax until 1970, and Blue Thumb, with distribution of Sire now owned by Warner Music Group and Neighborhood, originally owned by Melanie Safka By 1968, Lawrence Welk had acquired his Dot back catalogue and subsequently reissued the material on his own Ranwood label5

With the rest of the Famous Music Group, Dot was bought by ABC in 1974, which had tried to purchase the label years before, and discontinued the label at the start of 19786 The ABC/Dot headquarters became the Nashville office of ABC Records, a division of the American Broadcasting Company

The ABC/Dot Records logo The logo first read 'ABC/Dot' and the word 'Records' was added later7

ABC Records was then sold to MCA Records in 1979 MCA's Nashville division briefly revived the Dot label in 1985–86 for a series of one-off albums by country music artists such as Jan Howard, Jeanne Pruett, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns, Carl Perkins, Billie Jo Spears, Porter Wagoner, and Tompall Glaser8

MCA Records became the foundation for Universal Music Group in the 1990s Currently, the Dot pop music catalogue is managed by Universal Music's Geffen Records The country back catalogue is managed by the former Decca and Coral unit, rebranded as MCA Nashville

Randy Wood died at age 94 in his La Jolla, California home on April 9, 2011 from complications after a fall

Revivaledit

Big Machine Records revived the Dot Records name for a new label in March 2014910 The label's first signees include Maddie and Tae,11 Drake White,12 and Steven Tyler13

Artistsedit

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  • Hal Aloma
  • Arthur Alexander
  • Steve Allen
  • The American Breed Acta
  • The Andrews Sisters
  • Ernie Andrews
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Gene Austin
  • Jack Barlow
  • Count Basie
  • Eddie Baxter
  • The Baskerville Hounds
  • Danny Boy Danny Wahlquist
  • Al Bollington British organist
  • Pat Boone
  • Pat & Shirley Boone
  • Barbara Eden
  • Jimmy Boyd
  • Walter Brennan
  • Jim Ed Brown & The Browns
  • The Blenders
  • Browning Bryant
  • Rusty Bryant
  • Jerry Burke
  • Ashley Campbell
  • Jo Ann Castle
  • The Chantays
  • Children of Rain
  • Roy Clark
  • Sanford Clark
  • Colours14
  • Helen Cornelius
  • Don Cornell
  • Eddie Costa
  • The Counts
  • Brian Collins
  • Bob Crosby
  • Mac Curtis
  • Velva Darnell
  • The Dartells
  • Jimmy Dee
 
  • The Dell-Vikings
  • Frank DeRosa
  • Lonnie Donegan
  • Jimmy Dorsey
  • Jim Doval and the Gauchos
  • The Fairmount Singers
  • Donna Fargo
  • Fear Itself
  • Freddy Fender
  • Jack Fina
  • The Fireballs
  • Eddie Fisher
  • Myron Floren
  • The Fontane Sisters
  • The Four Lads
  • William Frawley
  • Bob Gaddy
  • Cecil Gant
  • Jan Garber
  • Althea Gibson
  • Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
  • The Griffin Brothers featuring Margie Day
  • The Griffin Brothers featuring Tommy Brown
  • The Griffin Brothers
  • Bonnie Guitar
  • The Jack Halloran Singers
  • Hamilton Streetcar
  • Roy Head15
  • Milt Herth organist
  • The Hilltoppers
  • Ivory Joe Hunter
  • Tab Hunter
  • Gunilla Hutton
  • The Illusion Steed
  • Tommy Jackson
  • Harry James
  • Denise Jannah
  • Carol Jarvis
  • Danny Kaye
  • Sandra Kaylor
 
  • Sylvia and the Five Panthers
  • Dr Charles Kendall
  • The Kendalls
  • Gary Usher
  • Jack Kerouac16
  • Anita Kerr
  • Andy Kim Steed
  • Sonny Knight
  • The Lennon Sisters
  • Wally Lewis
  • Liberace
  • Jim Lowe
  • Warren Luening
  • Robin Luke
  • Johnny Maddox
  • Barbara Mandrell
  • Tony Martin
  • Wink Martindale
  • Wink Martindale & Robin Ward
  • Robin McNamara Steed
  • The Mills Brothers
  • Mike Minor
  • Mint Tattoo
  • Vaughn Monroe
  • Tiny Morrie
  • Greg Morris
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Jimmy Newman
  • Leonard Nimoy17
  • Ken Nordine
  • Nervous Norvus
  • Larry Novak
  • Tommy Overstreet
  • Bunny Paul
  • Eddie Peabody
  • The Phantom
  • Nancy Priddy
  • Louis Prima
  • Jeanne Pruett
  • Bobby Rand
 
  • Jimmie Rodgers
  • Mitch Ryder DynoVoice
  • John Wesley Ryles
  • San Francisco Hub Caps pseudonym for George Wright - album made using percussion section of Pasadena Studio pipe organ
  • Lalo Schifrin
  • John Serry, Sr
  • Ray Sharpe
  • The Shields
  • The Shires
  • Six Fat Dutchmen
  • Keely Smith
  • Margo Smith
  • Jo-El Sonnier
  • Jimmy Spellman
  • The Split Level
  • Joe Stampley
  • Dodie Stevens
  • Val Stöecklein
  • Gale Storm
  • The String-A-Longs
  • The Sunshine Boys
  • The Surfaris
  • Hank Thompson
  • Diana Trask
  • Helen Traubel
  • Sharon Smith
  • Leroy Van Dyke
  • Billy Vaughn
  • Robin Ward
  • Lawrence Welk
  • The Lawrence Welk Glee Club
  • Margaret Whiting
  • Don Williams
  • Easy Williams
  • Lew Williams
  • Mac Wiseman
  • Jimmy Work
  • George Wright
  • Dr Norman Wright
  • Yankee Dollar
  • Barry Young

See alsoedit

  • Music portal
  • List of record labels
  • Dot Records artists

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Randy Wood: The Dot Records Story, Part 1" Bsnpubscom 2003-05-06 Retrieved 2014-05-29 
  2. ^ "demillegenlrelease1htm" Widescreenmuseumcom Retrieved 2010-09-20 
  3. ^ "Dot Album Discography, Part 5 1968-1973" Bsnpubscom 2003-11-16 Retrieved 2014-05-29 
  4. ^ "Dot Album Discography, Part 5 1968-1973" Bsnpubscom 2003-11-16 Retrieved 2014-05-29 
  5. ^ Billboard - Google Books Booksgooglecom 1968-04-20 Retrieved 2014-05-29 
  6. ^ Billboard - Google Books Booksgooglecom 1978-01-14 Retrieved 2010-09-20 
  7. ^ "Dot Album Discography, Part 6 1971–1977" Bsnpubscom Retrieved 2014-05-29 
  8. ^ Billboard - Google Books Booksgooglecom 1985-10-12 Retrieved 2015-03-02 
  9. ^ Rau, Nate 24 March 2014 "Big Machine resurrects Dot Records name" The Tennesseean Retrieved 27 March 2014 
  10. ^ "Republic Records Revive Legendary Dot Records" Big Machine Label Group Retrieved 2014-05-29 
  11. ^ DOT RECORDS ANNOUNCES MADDIE & TAE AS INAUGURAL ACT ON ROSTER Archived July 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved June 11, 2014
  12. ^ "BMLG's Dot Records Signs Drake White" MusicRow - Nashville's Music Industry Publication - News, Songs From Music City Retrieved 2016-03-25 
  13. ^ "Steven Tyler Signs With Big Machine Label Group" Billboard Retrieved 2016-03-25 
  14. ^ Unterberger, Richie "Allmusiccom" Allmusiccom Retrieved 2010-09-20 
  15. ^ "The Story of Roy Head and The Traits" Myspacecom Retrieved 2010-09-20 
  16. ^ Birmingham, Jed 2006-03-22 "Beat Vinyl: Reports from the Bibliographic Bunker" Realitystudioorg Supervert Retrieved 2007-11-14 The ultimate Beat Generation collectible on vinyl might be Jack Kerouac’s Poetry of the Beat Generation on Dot Records 
  17. ^ DeMara, Bruce 2015-02-27 "Leonard Nimoy, who died Feb 27 at the age of 83, was more than his most famous character, Spock He also wrote poetry, sang and loved photography" The Toronto Star ISSN 0319-0781 Retrieved 2016-03-25 

External linksedit

  • Official site
  • The Dot Records Story
  • Singles discography
  • Billy Vaughn & Dot recording stars interviewed 2221968 on the Pop Chronicles audio

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