Frances Favorite 45's
Thanks. From 1964 IF that's a Rite press, like I assume it is...
I'll take your word on it being a rite pressing. However I could not find their pressing markings in the dead wax
I'm pretty sure it's a Rite press - last time I chased down info on Big 6 it appeared that it was owned by Carl Burkhardt. "Carl Burkhardt was the owner of Rite Records in Cincinnati, the parent company for Kentucky, Gateway, Big 4, Big 6, Arc, Deresco, Worthmore, and others." There's also a lot of crossover between the singers on Big 4 and Kentucky labels and those on Big 6 (if you can figure out who they are) which leads me to believe it was owned by Carl.I read somewhere in 1950 Carl was convicted on a federal charge involving indecent records. Anybody know anything about this?In 1958 it seems he moved on to bigger and better things and was involved in a huge counterfitting ring in the Chicago area that involved the mob, distributors, politicians and I'm sure even the police. Carl of course claimed ignorance and therefore innocence even though he pressed many of the bootleg records. There's great coverage in Feb 17th 1958 Edition of Billboard. If you Google Carl Burkhardt Billboard Feb 17th it should get you there.
Convicted of indecent records? Wow what would he think now? Thanks for that great info!
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