Art Laboe

Also known as Laboe

Discography of Art Laboe:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Art Laboe's 60 Killer Oldies 63 Audio 1995-01-18 Original Sound
2 Brenton Wood's 18 Best 18 Audio 1991 Original Sound
3 Mexican Midnight / Pickwick Twist 2 Audio 1962 Original Sound
4 Viva Hip Hop - Best Of Radio's Latin Hip Hop Volume One 15 Audio 2004 VivaSound

Californian disc jockey & founder of [l34665]

Born: 7th August 1925, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Laboe's family moved to California and he attended Stanford University. He then worked at KSAN in San Francisco in 1943, before moving to LA in 1949 as a DJ on stations KXLA & KPOP. His shows were broadcast from [i]Scrivner's Drive-In Restaurants[/i], where the many requests for 'oldies' on his "Art Laboe Show" led him to create the phrase "Oldies But Goodies".

He later founded Original Sound in 1957, following his successful "Oldies But Goodies" formula and launched a ground-breaking multi-label various artists compilation LP bearing the same title. It remained in [i]Billboard Magazine's[/i] Top-100 LP Chart for over 3 years and was followed by a string of popular 'Oldies' album releases, filled with the sounds of the Doo Wop and Rock n' Roll era. His Original Sound studio was also steered by sound-engineer [a=Paul Buff].

Also as a DJ on stations KFWB, KDAY & KPPC, Laboe then became Senior Vice President of KRLA in 1975 and owner of KKPW in 1999.

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