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Concord Music buys Vee-Jay catalogue

By | Published on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Concord Music Group

US independent Concord Music Group has acquired the catalogue of R&B and soul label Vee-Jay Records, which brings with it some 5000 master recordings by the likes of John Lee Hooker, The Staple Singers and Little Richard.

Vee-Jay Records was founded in the early 1950s by husband-and-wife team Vivian Carter and James C Bracket, initially a home to R&B but later moving into other genres too including jazz, folk and gospel. The indie was also the first label to release any Beatles recordings Stateside.

Confirming the deal, Concord Music Group CEO Glen Barros told CMU: “The range and richness of Vee-Jay’s catalogue is truly remarkable. We’re grateful to be its guardian and look forward to broadening this unique musical legacy”.