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B is for

BACK BEAT (USA
This label hailed from Houston, Texas.

845-45A: US series. 1965
     
BIG COUNTRY (USA)
As the title suggests, a country music label. Distributed by ELgin Distributors of Elgin, PA.

935-45A: US series, c.1964?

935-45B: US series, c.1967?

BRUNSWICK (USA and UK)
Originally introduced by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company as a vertical cut disc pre-1920, the US label became part of American Record Corporation (ARC) and a sister to Columbia, and issued all kinds of music; it was sold off through a series of deals via Warners to Decca(US) - full history to come soon.. In Britain, US masters were first licensed to Chappells and released on Brunswick-Cliftophone; then British Brunswick Ltd issued discs under original US numbers on Brunswick; after the company was bought by Duphone then folded, Warner-Brunswick took over the UK side then licensed the name toBritish Decca who maintained the Brunswick label well into the pop era, where it was famed for early 'Northern Soul' . However after the American Brunswick label became part of ARC the British version was no longer linked to it - from then on it became the chief UK outlet for American Decca.



008-45B: US main series, 1964
   
 




 

 


     
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