Herb Abramson

Abramson and his wife, Miriam Bienstock, c. 1947

American record executive, record producer, and co-founder of Atlantic Records.

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Atco Records

American record label founded in 1955.

ATCO Records was devised as an outlet for productions by one of Atlantic Records' founders, Herb Abramson, who had returned to the company from military service.

Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records logo from its inception in 1947 to 1966 (it was still used on 7" single releases), used again from 1979 to 1981 and 2004 to 2015.
Atlantic logo used from 1966 to 2005. It was revived in 2015.
"Weird Al" Yankovic edits Atlantic Records' Wikipedia page to read "YOU SUCK!" in the music video for the song "White & Nerdy"

Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson.

Big Joe Turner

American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri.

Turner performing, 1973
Turner performing in the 1955 film Rock 'n' Roll Revue

In 1945, he also signed a recording contract with National Records, for which he recorded under the supervision of Herb Abramson.

National Records

Record label that was started in New York City by Albert Green in 1945 and lasted until early 1951.

Turner performing, 1973

Working as A&R men were Lee Magid, Bob Shad, Jesse Stone and Herb Abramson.

Ahmet Ertegun

Turkish-American businessman, songwriter, record executive and philanthropist.

Ertegun circa 1960
The Ertegun family in 1942
Atlantic Records logo from its inception in 1947 to 1966 (it was still used on 7" single releases), used again from 1979 to 1981 and 2004 to 2015.
Ahmet (left) with his brother Nesuhi, around 1960

In 1946, Ertegun became friends with Herb Abramson, a dental student and A&R man for National Records, and they decided to start a new independent record label for gospel, jazz, and R&B music.

Jubilee Records

American independent record label, specializing in rhythm and blues and novelty records.

MF Doom, one of the pioneering artists of the underground hip hop scene, whose success created a market for independent labels

It was founded in New York City in 1946 by Herb Abramson.

Al Green (record producer)

American record industry executive, and founder and president of National Records.

Turner performing, 1973

In 1944, he founded National Records and hired Herb Abramson, a friend of his wife, as his A&R man.

Hi-Heel Sneakers

Blues song written and recorded by Tommy Tucker in 1963.

The song came out of Tucker's association with producer Herb Abramson, who was a co-founder of Atlantic Records.

Jerry Blaine

Bandleader, co-founder of Jubilee Records, record distributor, and singer who recorded 18 sides for the Master and Bluebird labels from 1937 to 1938.

MF Doom, one of the pioneering artists of the underground hip hop scene, whose success created a market for independent labels

In May 1946, Herb Abramson founded Jubilee Records with Jerry Blaine as his business partner.

Rhythm and Blues Foundation

Independent American nonprofit organization dedicated to the historical and cultural preservation of rhythm and blues music.

Herb Abramson