Testament Records (United States)

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This article is about the American label. For the British label, see Testament Records (UK).

Testament Records was an American independent record label based in Philadelphia, later Chicago, then Pasadena. Founded in 1963 by Down Beat magazine editor and writer Pete Welding, the label specialized in American roots music, releasing some thirty mainly blues, but also gospel, country and jazz albums until 1977.

Artists recording for the label included the Piedmont bluesman Carl Martin, who recorded for Testament in the mid-1960s, after having been many years inactive.[1]

In 1994, the Testament catalog was acquired by Hightone Records, which re-issued almost all the Testament albums on CD, adding previously unissued bonus tracks where available.

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