XYZ Records

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XYZ Records
Founded 1957 (1957)
Founder Bob Crewe, Frank Slay
Distributor(s) Cameo Records
Genre Jazz
Country of origin U.S.
Official website www.143records.com

XYZ Records was a record label founded by Frank Slay and Bob Crewe, mainly as an outlet for their songs. The label opened in 1957 and was active until about 1960. Their only success was with The Rays "Silhouettes" that was taken over for national distribution by Cameo Records in Philadelphia. The initial XYZ recordings were numbered 100 through to 106.

In late 1958, United Artists financed the reactivation of XYZ, and The Rays once again were in the studios re-recording one of their earlier songs "Elevator Operator/Souvenir of Summertime", which was released as number 2001. Further recordings in this period were numbered 600 through to 611, all without much success.

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