Record Companies & Labels by jsparkyp

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

GeorgeSpelvin
Excelsior!


Quiz Description

In time for the celebration of the Grammy Awards.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 42 59 50 67 50 67 59 59 75 42 42 34
1 AnthonyBianca 665 95 33
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2 GeorgeSpelvin 541 87 33
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3 Matto 532 75 33
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3 JonesRW 532 75 33
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5 HulkaE 524 62 33
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6 KreitzerJ 491 54 33
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7 randalleng 408 45 00
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8 ElendilPickle 334 37 00
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9 ColeB 167 29 00
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10 DFisher 150 20 33
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11 PipkeR 0 8 00
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11 DouglasLovesVixey 0 8 00
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Questions:

In one year in the 1960's, these American record labels, Swan, Tollie, Vee-Jay, United Artists, MGM and Atco (and, of course, one other), issued recordings by what artist? 

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The Beatles

What was the name of the fictional record company that signed the Oneders (who had their name changed to the easier to pronounce "Wonders") and had them tour with fellow labelmates in the 1996 film That Thing You Do!?

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Playtone

Founded in 1965 by songwriter Bert Berns and partnered by Atlantic executives Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün, and engineer Jerry Wexler, this label was home to the McCoys, Neil Diamond, and Van Morrison. What was the name of this company based on their names with an onomatopoetic name?

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BANG (Bert, Ahmet, Nesuhi, Gerald (Jerry))

These are some record companies that specialize(d) in what genre of music: Dana (New York), Bel Aire and Am-Pol (Chicago), Cleveland International, Stella (Hillside, NJ)?

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Polka music

When it came to issuing records of classical music, RCA Victor had its "Red Seal". What major company had its classical division under the "Masterworks" banner?

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Columbia (CBS and Sony are also acceptable)

What Cincinnati-based label was home to R&B artists such as James Brown and Hank Ballard, and C&W artists such as Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas (both of whom perished in the same 1963 plane crash that also took Pasty Cline)? Its name was complementary to that city's nickname.

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King Records

Motown was, of course, best known for issuing pop recordings by African-American artists. In 1969, they launched what label to issue rock recordings by white artists? It was named for one of its artists who was best known for "I Just Want to Celebrate" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You".

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Rare Earth

Launched in 1958 after more than thirty years in the movie industry, Warner Brothers Records scored its first Billboard #1 hit with what 1960 song by the Everly Brothers?

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"Cathy's Clown"

What jazz label was founded in 1956 by Norman Grantz? Initially, it reissued recordings by Charlie Parker, but became home to Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Bill Evans, and Ella Fiitzgerald (especially her Songbooks series); in the 1960's it released albums by the Velvet Underground and the Mothers of Invention.

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Verve

What was the name of the hip-hop record company founded by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin that was home to LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and Slick Rick?

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Def Jam

This company was founded in the late 1970's initially as an issuer of novely records, such as the Golden Throats series and The Best of Louie Louie, but they have become best known for their care in remastering the catalogues of many other record companies, such as Atlantic, Electra, and Warner Brothers. What is name of this company, which is a shortened name of an African animal?

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Rhino Records

Set up in 1950 by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York City, this company was a primarily classical label, but it was also home to blacklisted performers such as the Weavers and Paul Robeson, and folk singers like Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie. What was the name of this label, which means the foremost part of an army?

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Vanguard Records