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Big Joe Turner was signed at the beginning and remained until 1947. Billy Eckstine was also a big seller for the label as were The Ravens. Eileen Barton had a hit with "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake." (No. 1 for 10 weeks) Working as A&R men were Lee Magid, Bob Shad, Jesse Stone and Herb Abramson. Abramson went to Jubilee and then co-founded Atlantic with Ahmet Ertegün. From the beginning Dick Thomas was their foremost country and western artist, best remembered for his "Sioux City Sue" (1945).