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Hank Ballard. Waite Hoyt. Pure Dynamite! Live at the Royal. Memphis Slim. The Impacs. Eugene Church. Clyde Moody. Jimmie Osborne. Lloyd Cowboy Copas. Chickie Williams. Hank Marr Quartette. Kermit Schaefer. Paul Gray.
Crash Craddock. The Parker Family. The Cincinnatians. Hank Ballard and His Midnighters. Bobby Freeman. Hank Marr. Joe Tex. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag. The Four Internes. Billy Wards and His Dominoes. Roy Brown. Mighty Instrumentals. It's a Man's Man's World.
Tommy Wolf. Bob Kames and the Caroleers. Osie Johnson. James Brown Sings Christmas Songs. Hank Marr , His Organ and Combo. James Brown Sings Raw Soul. Live at the Garden. Jim Mover and the Acapulco Brass. Live at the Apollo, Volume II.
Sounds from the Marr-Ket Place. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. I Got the Feelin'. Gettin' Down to It. Marva Whitney. Brother Claude Ely. Marvin Anderson Singers. Arthur Prysock. Don Reno. Don Reno and Bill Harrell. Bill Dunnavant and Bob Dunnavant. Redd Foxx. Hal Singer. Wynonie Harris. Eddie Vinson.
The entire operation was Wisconsin-based. Travel writer Ann Hattes, reported in American Profiles September 16, that the shortness of Paramount's presence and its relatively small footprint in the town left the company an almost entirely forgotten part of Grafton's history. Following Paramount 's absorption of Black Swan 's talent pool, the label's Race Record division took off thanks largely to a producer named J.
Mayo Williams. Williams, who did not officially work for the label, was dubbed "Ink" due to his signing of the best blues talent in the country to Paramount. Williams also played an important role in developing advertising that targeted the black marketplace.
White-owned labels with no experience selling to African American consumers sought his input in refining their message and approach for print and record store copy. Williams was a renaissance man who once made a living delivering bootleg alcohol. A graduate of Brown University, a record-holding track star, and an Army veteran, Williams had set his sights on a career in finance.
Instead, he found himself as one of only three black players in the National Football League. Concurrent with his sports career, Williams became a writer for The Chicago Whip an African-American newspaper where a colleague had been a distributor for Black Swan.
Williams, despite a lack of musical knowledge, saw an opportunity in the field and secured a position in sales with Paramount. Farewell Concert. Book Category. Canned Heat. Hooker 'n Heat. The Best of Canned Heat. Discography List of band members. Johnny Winter. Hidden categories: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references.
Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Charlie McCoy yet another of Memphis Minnie's husbands - mentioned in the Columbia set is especially strong on "You Gonna Need Me" and is joined by some fine fiddle work in a string band setting.
Bo Carter's family, the Mississippi Sheiks, appear with "She's A Bad Girl," another string band tune with hilarious lyrics including the memorable line "there's a girl named Nell, when she walks down the street she don't smell so well" - worth the price for the laughs alone!
Buddy Moss, from Atlanta, and a cohort of other Atlanta artists from this, and Volume 2 in the series, leaves a wonderful "Struggle Buggie," full of great guitar runs and some down-home percussion that re-emerged years later with the techniques used by Peck Curtis, who assisted Rice Miller Sonny Boy Williamson 2 on his stellar Trumpet sides.i. Connected to small indie record labels such as Okeh Records ii. Under direction of Ralph Peer iii. Small labels develop new musical trends and markets iv. Paramount became one of most important race record labels v. J. Mayo Williams- AA man influential in mangegement side of industry vi. Waited a few yrs. to capitalize on markets vii.