Parrot Records (USA)

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Parrot Records was an American music label of the 1950s in the music styles jazz , rhythm and blues , doo wop , gospel and blues .

Albert King with
Gibson Flying V electric guitar

The label Parrot Records was founded in 1952 in Chicago founded by the disc jockey Al Benson (1908-1978) and lasted until mid 1956. First record label was the Worry Blues by Willie Mabon ; This was followed by recordings by Herbie Fields , Mabel Scott , Leo Parker , Coleman Hawkins ( What a Difference a Day Made ), Ahmad Jamal , from whom the label's first and only LP from 1955 came, Ahmad Jamal Plays and Paul Bascomb , Albert King , Jimmy Rushing , Lowell Fulson , Bobby Lewis , John Brim , Frank “Floorshow” Culley , Snooky Pryor , JB Lenoir and various vocal groups of this era such as The Orchids, The Flamingos , Marvin & Johnny or The Rockettes . A sub-label of Parrot was Blue Lake Records . In 1956 the company ran into financial difficulties. Many of the recordings made at Parrot were later distributed by Chess Records .