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A Personal History of the British Record Business 52 – Jeffrey Kruger 9.

Straight on where we left off. But a warning – this episode contains a very long, but very entertaining, story about Charley Pride! What happened to Ember Records? Did it become second fiddle to the show promotion? In the early … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 51 – Jeffrey Kruger 8.

We have reached the point where Jeff was getting into his stride and wanting to use the interview to try and dispel the image he felt he may have had as a trouble-maker rather than an early independent entrepreneur. You … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 50 – Jeffrey Kruger 7.

We have now reached 1967 and the Glen Campbell story, so without further ado…photos of Jeffrey are thin on the ground and this one is obviously not from 1967! Beggars can’t be… Coming to 1967, I heard Turn around look … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 49 – Jeffrey Kruger 6.

Basically, we have now reached 1966, so we’ll end that last sentence in part 5 and move on! That’s how our label grew until in 1966, thanks to Len (Wood) again, I did a second rights deal with Capitol. Arising … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 48 – Jeffrey Kruger 5.

The usual delay but here we go with the next instalment of one of the British music business’s key 1960’s entrepreneurs. Jeff has formed Ember Records initially as a British offshoot of the American company and used EMI to licence … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 47 – Jeffrey Kruger 4.

Without wanting to, without maybe even realising it, in order to maximise the return on an American publishing deal he had struck with Ember’s Al Silver, Jeff finds himself having to release the original single of a song called ‘Banjo … Continue reading

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A Personal History of the British Record Business 46 – Jeffrey Kruger 3.

Picking up the story from where we left off. Jeff has proved his ability to run a hugely successful jazz club in Central London, has begun to record his artists for Decca’s Tempo label and has agreed a license deal  … Continue reading

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