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LUTE RECORDS, Volume 1
1. Hollywood Argyles – "Alley Oop"
2. The Ribbons – "My Baby Said"
3. The Arrogants – "Mirror, Mirror"
4. Hollywood Argyles – "Gun Totinʼ Critter Called Jack"
5. The Isonics – "Sugar"
6. The Uptones – "Iʼll Be There"
7. Hollywood Argyles – "Shoʼ Know A Lot About Love"
8. The Monorails – "Come To Me Darlinʼ"
9. The Isonics – "He Needs Her"
10. Emmy Lou – "I Wanna Know"
11. Hollywood Argyles – "Bug Eye Man"
12. The Ribbons – "Ainʼt Gonna Kiss Ya"
13. Peter Scott Peters – "Fallout Shelter"
14. The Uptones – "No More"


ABOUT

Lute Records and its affiliated labels, Trans-World, Marsh and Kammy were owned and presided over by Al Kavelin. One of the earliest releases on Lute Records was its most successful. "Alley Oop" by the Hollywood Argyles topped the Cash Box and Billboard charts in July of 1960. Its initial release sold well in excess of 1 million copies internationally. Although not enjoying the same level of success as "Alley Oop," subsequent releases reflected Kavelin's choice of artists and repertoire, and rendered some great pop music—particularly in the genres of R&B, Doo-Wop and Novelties. The producers, arrangers and instrumentalists who supported Lute's various artists were the best of the best. Consider a partial list: Producers – Ron Barrett, Marshall Leib, Sonny Bono; Arrangers – Jack Nitzsche, H.B. Barnum, Don Ralke; Drums – Earl Palmer, Hal Blaine, Sharky Hall, Stix Hooper; Bass – Harper Cosby, Red Callender; Keyboards – Ernie Freeman, Gaynel Hodge; James Carmichael; Guitars – Rene Hall, Arthur G. Wright, Al Vescovo; Tenor Sax – Plas Johnson; Background Singers: The Blossoms.

Although many of these tracks have been reconfigured and marketed "six ways from Sunday" over the last 40 years, the re-launch of Lute Records offers digital re-masters of the original releases. In the coming months and years, Lute Records will be releasing new product in the genres of soul, jazz and smooth jazz.

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