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National Records

National Records was a record label that was started in New York by Albert Green in 1945 and lasted till sometime in 1950.

Big Joe Turner was signed at the outset and remained until 1947. Billy Eckstine was also a big seller for the label as were The Ravens. Eileen Barton had a massive hit with "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake." Working as A&R men were Lee Magid, Bobby Shad, Jesse Stone and Herb Abramson. The latter of course moved on to Jubilee then co-founded Atlantic with Ahmet Ertegün.

In 1950 trading ceased and Mercury bought the label. Running Mercury at that time was Irving Green, Alberts son.

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