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.