Lute Records and its affiliated labels, Trans-World, Marsh and Kammy were owned and presided over by music publisher, 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 1961. 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.
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