Concord Music Group Acquires Vee-Jay Records
July 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM (PT)
CONCORD MUSIC GROUP announces that it has acquired the catalog of renowned American R&B/soul label VEE-JAY RECORDS. The catalog includes over 5,000 master recordings from renowned artists such as LITTLE RICHARD, JOHN LEE HOOKER, BETTY EVERETT, JIMMY REED, JERRY BUTLER, THE STAPLE SINGERS, GENE CHANDLER, and THE DELLS among many others.
Founded in GARY, INDIANA in 1953 by VIVIAN CARTER and JAMES C. BRACKEN (“V” and “J”), the husband and wife team of VEE-JAY RECORDS was one of the first black-owned and female owned labels in America and also the first U.S. record company to release any recordings by THE BEATLES.
CONCORD MUSIC GROUP President and CEO, GLEN BARROS stated: “The range and richness of VEE-JAY’s catalog is truly remarkable. We’re grateful to be its guardian and look forward to broadening this unique musical legacy.”