Majestic Records

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Majestic Records was a mid-20th century New York City based record label. The label enjoyed its greatest commercial success in the 1940s, until over-ambitious expansion and an inability to keep distributors supplied with pressings of discs resulted in financial problems, and the label folded in 1948.

For a time in the 1940s bandleader Ben Selvin headed the label's artists & repertory. The company was headed by former New York City mayor Jimmy Walker.

Artists who recorded on Majestic included Jimmie Lunceford,[1] Louis Prima, Bud Freeman, Slim Bryant, Eddy Howard, The Four Shades of Rhythm, The Four Suns, George Olsen, George Paxton and His Orchestra, Ray McKinley, Phil Regan, The Jones Brothers, Ella Logan, Jan Peerce, Jane Froman, Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage, The Merry Macs and Bob Johnston.

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  1. ^ Majestic Records Numerical Listing, http://www.78discography.com/Majestic.htm

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