Tempo Records (US)

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Tempo Records (US)
Sweet Georgia Brown Tempo Lable Recorded by Brother Bones and His Shadows.PNG
Country of originUnited States
LocationHollywood, California

Tempo Records was a mid-20th century United States based record label headquartered in Hollywood, California. It was run by Irving Fogel.[1][2] Tempo bridged the 78 rpm, 45 rpm and 3313 rpm generations, releasing discs in all three formats.[3]

Tempo's roster included jazz harpist Robert Maxwell,[4] cornetist Doc Evans, clarinetist Sid Phillips, Novachord virtuoso Lloyd Sloop, violinist Joe Venuti, Hammond organist Herb Kern,[5] and pianist Ben Light.[6]

Tempo recorded the version of "Sweet Georgia Brown" that was used as the theme song for the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.[7]

Tempo Records (Impact)[edit]

Tempo was also the name of a gospel record label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They were, for at least part of their existence, the contemporary arm of Impact Records, known formally as Tempo/Impact. It was based in Nashville, Tennessee and for a brief time also had a base in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Some musicians who appeared on the Tempo of Kansas City label included the Hawaiians, Sue Ellen Chenault, Otis Skillings and the Couriers.[8]

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  1. ^ "3 Foreign Distribs Lined Up by Temp". Billboard. 4 April 1953. pp. 18–. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ Bahrampour, Tara (8 June 2018). "Leo Sarkisian, who brought African music to listeners around the world, dies at 97". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  3. ^ Tempo Upping 45's. Billboard. 4 February 1950. pp. 47–. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  4. ^ Hollywood. Billboard. 9 December 1950. pp. 17–. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  5. ^ Philco Places 500G Order As Freebies to Distribs. Billboard. 28 April 1951. pp. 16–. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  6. ^ Light Signs 4-Year Paper with Capitol. Billboard. 1 March 1952. pp. 18–. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  7. ^ Coulter, Bruce (14 November 2015). "Leo and Mary Sarkisian of Tewksbury captured sights and sounds around the globe". Tewksbury Advocate. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Christian Record Labels of Yesteryear", "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-07-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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