Sterling Records (US)

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Sterling Records

Sterling Records Inc. was a small New York record label active from 1945 to 1947.

Sterling's first record, with number 100, was Lillette Thomas and her Boys' 78rpm "Blues for My Daddy".[1] The record company ceased issuing in 1947, and in 1948 Al Trace sued Sterling and obtained an injunction against their use of his name on a recording. Sterling Records, LLC is now a South Florida-based record company owned and operated by Stephen Caputo and Joe Brickman.

Hank Williams[edit]

Sterling was notable for issuing early records by Hank Williams[2] before Williams signed to MGM Records. Record issue numbers 201, 204, 208 and 210 were Hank Williams releases.

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  2. ^ Discovering country music - Page 61 Don Cusic - 2008 "Rose signed six of Williams's songs, then obtained a recording contract for Williams with a small, New York-based label, Sterling Records. Rose also served as Williams's unofficial manager. Hank Williams's first recording session"
  3. ^ Billboard - 24 Feb 1996 - Page 38 Vol. 108, No. 8 Sterling Records artist Maureen McGovern recorded tracks for her upcoming release at New York's Clinton Recording Studios. Shown at the sessions, from left, are chief engineer Ed Rak, McGovern, Brian Panella of Sterling/Winters ...