For some, this music will be nostalgic, for others, it will be a discovery–Either way, it’s a time capsule of a unique place and time in the history of Pop Music…

…and now you can download 3 singles from this period for free!

Listen to what others are saying about Lute Records!

“Lute Records Returns!” – PopBopRockTilUDrop Blog
“Musically, ‘Alley Oop’ is punk-level rudimentary, and [Gary] Paxton’s stretched-out, exaggerated voice was doing Mick Jagger things two years before the Rolling Stones ever formed.” – Billboard Magazine-The Number Ones,
“More than ever, musically speaking, the future is in the past!” –


Lute Records was one of the small, independent labels during the 1960s that made Los Angeles a major force in popular music. In response, all the major labels opened offices in Los Angeles. Bandleader and music publisher Al Kavelin founded Lute Records, where his musical sensibilities and commercial instinct made it a label that attracted such fledgling artists as Otis Redding, The Beach Boys, The Hollywood Argyles, Kim Fowley and Pat and Lolly Vegas, as well as other lesser-known soul, doo-wop and novelty artists. Where practical, Kavelin signed many of these to recording contracts and promoted their music.

A regular fixture at the Lute recording sessions was the Wrecking Crew, the L.A. “house band” for countless hit records. Consequently the music from Lute sounded like the hits of the day, while featuring new material, artists and techniques that gave its sound a unique quality. You will experience nostalgia even when listening to these tracks for the first time.

For a limited time Lute Records would like to make a gift to you of 3 different singles that exemplify the Soul, Doo-Wop and Novelty genres popular in the 1960s.

Simply type your name and email address in the spaces above and we will send these free singles to the email address you provide.