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Stan Lewis

Stan Lewis are the owners of the seminal blues/R&B/gospel/rock and roll label Jewel-Paula-Ronn-Records. In 1948, Lewis opened up a record shop, Stan’s Record Store, on Texas Road in Shreveport, LA. A regular customer was a performer on “The Louisiana Hayride” radio system, Elvis Presley. Lewis became a one-stop operator (additional record shops would obtain him) and distributor of self-employed record brands: Atlantic, Chess, Contemporary, Niche, and Imperial. Lewis started a mail-order procedure, marketing on John R’s (among others) nightly blues/R&B display on Nashville’s WLAC-AM, whose effective signal was noticed in most places. The record business owner began to create and create R&B and rock and roll & roll functions. Fellow Louisianan Dale Hawkins’ 1957 quantity 27 pop strike on Chess, “Susie Q,” was discussed Lewis’ child Susan. In 1963, Lewis founded the Jewel label and immediately after the Paula and Ronn imprints. The roster included Big Joe Turner, Inez Andrews, John Lee Hooker, Reverend Oris Mays, Clifton Chenier, Charles Dark brown, Lowrell Fulson, Ernest Franklin (“My Lord and I,” “There is a Leak with this Aged Building”), Ike & Tina Turner, the Five Blind Kids of Mississippi, Reverend C.L. Franklin, Memphis Slim, the Violinaires, Lightinin’ Hopkins, Reverend Clay Evans, Bobby Hurry, Reverend W. Leo Daniels, Roosevelt Sykes, and Toussaint McCall. Also within the Jewel catalog are recordings by Aretha Franklin, Body fat Domino, Redd Foxx, and B.B. Ruler. In the past due ’60s, Lewis bought the experts of Chicago blues label Cobra Information, possessed by Eli Toscano, whose roster included Harold Burrage and “Western Part” blues acoustic guitar stars Buddy Man, Otis Hurry (“I CANNOT Quit You Baby” — compiled by Willie Dixon, quantity six R&B, fall 1956) and Magic Slim. Paula take action John Fred & His Playboy Music group held the main pop position for 14 days in January 1968 using the million-selling Beatles/”Lucy in the Sky With Gemstones” parody “Judy in Disguise (With Eyeglasses).” The follow-up, “Hey Hey Bunny” visited quantity 57 play Feb 1968. Chicago group Magnum Push experienced a dance strike on Paula with “Great Out,” amount 72 R&B in early 1985. Lewis was still mixed up in music business within the ’90s, dealing with Southern spirit performers Carl Sims and Vickie Baker. A Jewel Information boxed established was released by Capricorn Information in 1993. Exhausting from the rigors of attempting to perform a competitive unbiased record label within a major-label dominated sector, Lewis made a decision to give Jewel on the market while still keeping control of his music submitting companies as well as the Susie Q and Gospel Jubilee brands (Doug Kershaw, Ace Cannon). Many major brands and music businesses expressed interest. Through the summer months of 1999, EMusic.com purchased the professional recording rights from the Jewel category of brands from Lewis. Mostly of the staying pioneers of traditional ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s blues, R&B, and rock and roll & move, Stan Lewis programs to act being a consultant using a Redwood, CA-based Internet music product owner.

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