Derby Records

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Derby Records, black on pink label
Derby Records, white on burgundy label

Derby Records was a short-lived, mid-20th century United States record label. The label's logo featured a Derby hat. First headquartered in New York City, it moved to Los Angeles California shortly before going out of business in 1964.

The label offered selections in various styles of pop music of the era, including Rhythm and Blues and Western swing.

Derby recording artists included singer Mel Carter, saxophonist Freddie Mitchell, singer and session artist Billy Preston, and Van "Piano Man" Walls. Jaye P. Morgan made her recording debut for Derby in 1950. Sunny Gale had in 1952 a hit for Derby with "Wheel of Fortune", which reached #13 and sold about 50,000 copies.

People associated with Derby[edit]

  • Larry Newton, owner
  • Phil Rose
  • Bob Dini

See also[edit]