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Lute Records was founded in 1960 by Al Kavelin. During the 1960s, Lute Records had its offices on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Its first release was “Alley Oop” b/w “Sho’ Know A Lot About Love” by The Hollywood Argyles. The success of this single led to the signing of various artists and the creation of subsidiary labels including Kammy Records and Marsh Records. The majority of the songs on these labels were published by Kavelin Music, BMI. Included in this catalogue are songs by Dallas Frazier, Otis Redding and Rockin’ Sidney. The Lute Records catalogue of master recordings includes tracks by The Hollywood Argyles, Otis Redding, The Uptones, The Ribbons, The Isonics, Rockin’ Sidney, H.B. Barnum and Plas Johnson.
Listen to a sampling of the Lute Records masters: