Record Companies & Recording Studios

Brunswick Records

The association of the Brunswick name with popular music goes back a long way. Brunswick-Balke-Collender, a company based in Iowa, was a manufacturer of pianos and sports equipment, that began trading in 1845. In 1916 they began making phonographs and then records too. In 1930, they sold their record business to […]

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Chess Records

During the early fifties when Chess Records was called Aristocrat Records, Leonard Chess would travel extensively on the road in the southern states, to establish widespread distribution networks and radio contacts. He co-founded the Chess label with his brother Phil Chess in 1950 and also established a publishing company by […]

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