Irving Green

Irving B. Green (also known as Irvin B. Green) (February 6, 1916 – July 1, 2006 ) was an American record industry executive, and founder and president of Mercury Records.wikipedia
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Irving B. Green (also known as Irvin B. Green) (February 6, 1916 – July 1, 2006 ) was an American record industry executive, and founder and president of Mercury Records.
Mercury Record Corporation was formed in Chicago in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams, Ray Greenberg and Arthur Talmadge.

Quincy Jones

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In 1964, Mercury Records became the first major record label to have a black high-level executive, when Green hired the trumpeter Quincy Jones as vice president.
Irving Green, head of Mercury, helped Jones with a personal loan and a job as musical director of the company's New York division.

Desert Memorial Park

He is buried in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.

Al Green (record producer)

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Green was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of National Records founder, Albert "Al" Green.
His son is Irving Green.

Brooklyn

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Green was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of National Records founder, Albert "Al" Green.

National Records

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Green was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of National Records founder, Albert "Al" Green.

African Americans

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He was instrumental in promoting African-American artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and the Platters.

Sarah Vaughan

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He was instrumental in promoting African-American artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and the Platters.

Dinah Washington

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He was instrumental in promoting African-American artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and the Platters.

The Platters

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He was instrumental in promoting African-American artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and the Platters.

Chicago

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In 1945, he founded Mercury Records, in Chicago, Illinois, along with Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge, and helped turn the independent outfit into a major label.

Berle Adams

In 1945, he founded Mercury Records, in Chicago, Illinois, along with Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge, and helped turn the independent outfit into a major label.

Philips

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In 1962, Green sold Mercury to Consolidated Electronics Industries Corporation (Conelco) an American affiliate of Dutch electronics giant Philips of the Netherlands but he remained Mercury Records' President.

Palm Springs, California

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After leaving Mercury, he became a successful real estate developer in Palm Springs who was active until shortly before his death.

Cathedral City, California

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He is buried in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.

Jerry Kennedy

After working in recording sessions around Shreveport for several years, he was convinced to move to Nashville by Irving Green, the president of Mercury Records.

Lori Burton

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According to the album's original liner notes, Burton's demo recordings were heard by Mercury Records president Irving Green, who encouraged her to release the album under her own name.

Eileen Barton

When National's owner, Al Green, decided it had become too big a seller for National to handle, the record was later distributed by Mercury Records, whose co-owner was Al Green's son, Irving Green.