Excello Records

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Excello Records was an American blues independent record label, started by Ernie Young in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, in 1953 as a subsidiary of Nashboro, a gospel label.[1]


It recorded such artists as Lonnie Brooks, Lightnin' Slim, Slim Harpo, Charles Sheffield, Roscoe Shelton, Lazy Lester, the Kelly Brothers, Lonesome Sundown, Silas Hogan, Arthur Gunter, Marion James, Carol Fran, Blue Charlie, Warren Storm, Robert Garett, Clarence Samuels & his Blazers, Tabby Thomas, Maceo and All the King's Men and a spoken word sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.[1][2]

Arthur Gunter recorded an answer song to Eddy Arnold's country and western song, "I Wanna Play House With You". His song, "Baby Let's Play House", was covered by Elvis Presley.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (2002). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Fifties Music (Third ed.). Virgin Books. pp. 127/8. ISBN 1-85227-937-0.
  2. ^ King Jr., Martin Luther (1968). "Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution". Excello Records. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  3. ^ Gillett, Charlie (1996). The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll ((2nd Ed.) ed.). New York: Da Capo Press. pp. 93–94. ISBN 0-306-80683-5.

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