STARDAY-DIXIE-NASHVILLE : Downstate "Custom Series" Singles 1957-1967
A selection of 45s by downstate Illinois musicians released by Starday Records as part of their custom pressing series.
Starting in the mid-1950's any group or singer could send Starday their recordings. In exchange for $115 and the publishing rights, the record company would provide the artist with 300 copies of their own single to send out to radio stations or to sell. On the early releases, artists often used their own label names. Later on Dixie and eventually Nashville were used for these vanity pressings.
|Art Buchanan (aka Art Ontario)