Tempo Records (US)

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Tempo Records was a mid-20th century United States based record label, headquartered in Hollywood, California. It was run by Irving B. Fogel. Tempo bridged the 78 rpm and 3313 rpm generations, releasing discs in both formats. Artists who recorded for Tempo included jazz harpist/composer Robert Maxwell, clarinetist Sid Phillips, cornetist Doc Evans, pianist Ben Light, Novachord and organ virtuoso Lloyd Sloop, and violinist Joe Venuti. This company worked with the Navy in the early 1960s.

Tempo Records (Impact)[edit]

Tempo was also the name of a semi-major gospel record label that was best known 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 very brief time also had a base in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Some artists that appeared on the Tempo of Kansas City label included the Hawaiians, Sue Ellen Chenault, Otis Skillings and the Couriers.[1]

"Sweet Georgia Brown" on US Tempo label, recorded by Brother Bones and His Shadows


  1. ^ "CHRISTIAN RECORD LABELS OF YESTERYEAR", http://www.mymusicway.com/labels/tempo.html

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