Irving Berman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Irving Berman, was a Newark, New Jersey businessman, record company owner, and nightclub impresario.

Berman founded the jazz imprint Regis Records (1943–1946), and then the more successful Manor Records (1945–1949), which was renamed Arco Records (1949 onwards). Savannah Churchill was his most successful artist on Manor, with two hit singles.[1] Other Manor artists included The Dixie Hummingbirds and Sister Ernestine Washington.


  1. ^ J. Jerome Zolten Great God A'mighty!, the Dixie Hummingbirds 2003 "Regis was owned by Irving Berman, a Newark businessman and nightclub impresario. Like most other independent label operators in the Northeast, Berman directed the bulk of his musical product to the African American market. His greatest success was with rhythm and blues balladeer Savannah Churchill."