|founder||Joe Brown and St. Louis Jimmy Oden|
|Genre (s)||Blues , rhythm and blues|
The JOB label emerged from the short-lived Opera Records label , which existed in 1947/1948 and was run by James Burke Oden, known as “St. Louis Jimmy 'Oden performed, and Joe Brown was founded. The company was headquartered at 4008 South Ellis Avenue on Southside. For the Opera label Brown recorded a mixture of music by club pianists, jazz combos and rural blues musicians ; The later JOB label also concentrated on the southern blues in the early 50s.
Recordings of Byllye Williams , St. Louis Jimmy with Roosevelt Sykes , Sunnyland Slim (who recorded under the pseudonym "Delta Joe" for reasons of contract) and King Kolax with his band, as well as the R&B band of twins Ray "Bill" have been released by Opera. and Roy "Buck" Douglas. In October 1948, Joe Brown sold six master tapes to Savoy Records , probably all of Byllye Williams' recordings.
Brown and Burke Oden recorded southern blues and urban R&B artists for the JOB label . The label had a hit in 1952 with "Five Long Years" by Eddie Boyd, a number 1 hit in the R&B charts. Oden left the company in 1950; Brown carried it on with several partners. In 1953 JOB worked for a time with Chance Records . Only a few recordings were made by the end of the label. In 1972 Joe Brown sold the label to Jewel Records ; the last single was released in 1974.
JOB has recorded recordings by artists such as Willie Cobbs , Floyd Jones , King Kolax , JB Lenoir ('JB Lenore', sic ), Johnny Shines , Sunnyland Slim , Snooky Pryor , John Brim , Memphis Minnie , Robert Lockwood, Jr. , Earl N Pugh and Eddie King published. A compilation of 54 JOB blues pieces was released in 2001 under the title Rough Treatment: The JOB Records Story on the British label Westside (WESD 233).
In 1950 there was a label of the same name in Louisiana , but it has nothing to do with the Chicago-based label.
Individual references / comments
- Joe Brown (born March 27, 1904) came from Wagoner (Oklahoma) and had African American and Cherokee Indian roots. He died in 1976.
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