45 RPM Records of The Ohio River Valley

Current Database Statistics: 2555 Labels, 10,689 Records, 227 Company Sleeves, 13,747 Images

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This site is for information/research purposes only. The records listed here are not for sale.

The main objective of this website is to accurately document as many 45 rpm records as possible that were released on independent local labels from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia dating from the birth of the 45 rpm format in the early 1950's to the mid-1970's regardless of Musical Style. I have lived in the center of this area all my life and have sought out these local releases since the early 1970's. I have touched or owned many of the records documented and pictured in this website.

The second objective of this website is to document where and when these local 45 RPM releases were pressed. Featured are the local pressing plants of Rite Records, King Records, Shaw Records and Queen City Albums (QCA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Recordings from other states will be included to make the discographies of these pressing plants as complete as possible. Nearly two dozen other pressing plants which pressed many of the local releases included in this database can be found on This List. More Pressing Plants have been added as accurate information has become available.

A database driven website is the only way to effectively analyze and display this large amount of information. This work was too expensive to have custom designed and coded so the project was delayed until I learned enough CSS, PHP and mySQL to do it all myself. This website is designed using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3. Thank you for visiting this site!

Other projects that will be developed over time include databases of Picture Sleeves, Extended Play 45's, Manufacturer's Sleeves and more. These projects will begin as the main Local Labels Database becomes more complete.

THANK YOU to the following individuals who have made contributions to the data and images on this site:
Mats Andersson, Tom Arkle, Jim Atwood, Tad Bailey, Reginald Bartlette, Ralph Barton, Bob Bell, C. J. Bentley, Bo Berglind, Tracy Berkshire, Mark Bishop, Ben Blackwell, Bob Bogart, Andrew Bohan, Larry Bradford, Richard Brass, Jill Brazel, Kim Brock, John Buck, Dave Budlong, Armin Buettner, John Burton, Dante Carfagna, Tony Castro, Shawn Chambers, Marty Childress, Ken Clee, Tammy Clemons, J.D. Cole, James Colley, Timothy Cox, Larry Cress, DJ Johnny Daume, Karl-Heinz Decker, Robert Dodds, Carol Duricy, Ray Edmundson, Dan Ferone, Donn Fileti, Tim Fisher, Marc Forrest, Dave Foulkrod, Bob Gladson, David Gordon, Terry Gordon, Dick Grant, James Gray, Mark Greenaway, Robert Halverson, Derek Hamilton, Doug Hanners, Steve Hathaway, Bill Hicks, Peter Hoogers, Fred Hoyt, Bill Jacocks, Bob Jenkins, Rick Johnson, Timothy Kays, Ben Keeton, Malcolm Kirby, Cees Klop, Barney Koumis, Gary Krodel, Nathan Laney, Bob Laughton, Robert Leszczak, Doc Lockridge, Jose Lopez, Xavier Maire, Randy Mallory, Joel Maslin, John McCracken, Todd Minor, Wayne Mondt, Robin Moore, Dean Craige Morris, David Morrison, Larry Mullins, Keith Murphy, Gary Myers, Red Neckerson, Phillip Noce, Bill O'Neil, Edward Onori, Jim Owston, Bob Pegg, Jason Perlmutter, Pascal Perrault, Mike Phillips, Austin Powell, Phillip Powell, Ryan Reaves, Timi Reedy, Malcolm Rockwell, Ian Saddler, Ed Salamon, John Sellards, Ted Singer, Joel Slotnikoff, Paul Solarski, Pete Stulley, Ed Tabor, Yoshi Takeuchi, Joe Tarnopol, Chuck Thieroff, Paul Trefzger, Dennis Tucker, Joe Vaccarino, Tapio Vaisanen, Max Waller, Kent Washburn, Michael Wehrman, Francine Weigand, Wolfgang Weissbrodt, Lisa Wheeler, Rebecca White, Peter Wilgus, G. Thomas (Tommy) Wills, Jeff Wilson, Dave Wirtner, Delores Wisby, Brian Young and Tom Zagryn.

Special thanks goes to the following individuals who have made huge contributions of listings and images to this site: Matthew & Step Baker, Malcolm Chapman, Steve Foehner, Udo Frank, Rick Keaton, Michel Proost, Phillip Tricker, Ralph Tewksbury, Al Turner and Leonard Yates.

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