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ABC Records

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ABC Records was an American record label, founded in New York City in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records. It originated as the main popular music label operated by the Am-Par Record Corporation, the music subsidiary of the American Broadcasting Company. ABC-Paramount Records' first president was Samuel H. Clark. Am-Par also established the Impulse! jazz label in 1961 and subsequently acquired a number of other labels before the entire division was sold to MCA Records in 1979.

  • also known as ABC-Paramount
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "Before the next Teardrop Falls", with Freddy Fender & Dot Records
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song", with B. J. Thomas
      • Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "Before the next Teardrop Falls", with Dot Records & Freddy Fender
      • nominated to Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year - "Margaritaville", with Jimmy Buffett

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

By the mid-1960s, the label had become simply ABC Records, and featured major acts including Ray Charles and.

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