Instant Records

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Instant Records was a record label based in New Orleans, Louisiana which was founded in 1961 by Joe Banashak (owner of Minit Records) and Irvin Smith.[1] It was originally called Valiant Records until another Valiant Records threatened to sue and forced the label's renaming to Instant Records.[2] The most successful artist on Instant was Chris Kenner. Several Instant recordings were distributed by Atlantic Records.[3]


  1. ^ Broven, J. (1988). Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 156. ISBN 9780882894331. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  2. ^ "the "B" side: Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 2 (Instant 3229)". Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Minit/Instant Album Discography". Retrieved 2015-05-13. 

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