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, Roscoe Shelton, Lazy Lester, the Kelly Brothers, Lonesome Sundown,[2] Silas Hogan, Arthur Gunter, Marion James, Carol Fran, Warren Storm, Tabby Thomas, Guitar Gable, and a spoken word sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.[1][3]

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.[4]

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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. ^ Hannusch, Jeff. "Masters of Louisiana Music: Cornelius Green, 'Lonesome Sundown'". Offbeat.com. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  3. ^ King Jr., Martin Luther (1968). "Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution". Excello Records. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  4. ^ 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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