Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fee Bee Records : the first release

Joe Averbach, a wholesale record distributor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1949 through the late 50's, was lured into the recording business by Matt Furin. Matt, a songwriter, music publisher and operator of two small record labels [Jo Jo and Round Up] in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, gave Joe the idea to utilize his record distributing facilities plus promotions knowledge to develop his own label. As a record distributor, Joe was a recipient of "freebees" from record companies. Needing a name for his label, Joe acknowledges that from the word "freebee", he extracted "Fee Bee".

The Fee Bee label was inaugurated in 1956 with a pop release "Tender Words and Wicked Lies b/w "Tender Words"by Buddy Carle with Danny Hurd and The Hurdlers (Fee Bee 201).

78 & 45 rpm copies were pressed by Rite.

Buddy Carle with Danny Hurd and The Hurdlers (Fee Bee 201).

CP-1086 - Tender Words
CP-1087 - Tender Words and Wicked Lies
The song on B-side of the first Fee Bee release ("Tender Words And Wicked Lies") was issued earlier as by Bill Pence & the Round-Up Aires on the Matt Furin's Round Up label early in '56 [Rite # 1052/1053].

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