Art Laboe

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Californian disc jockey & founder of Original Sound
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 Scrivner's Drive-In Restaurants, 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 Billboard Magazine's 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 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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Singles & EPs

Art Laboe - Mexican Midnight / Pickwick Twist album art Art Laboe Mexican Midnight / Pickwick Twist Original Sound US 1962 Sell This Version

Compilations

Art Laboe - Dedicated To You album art Art Laboe Presents Various Art Laboe Presents Various - Dedicated To You (Comp) Original Sound US 1991 Sell This Version
OSCD 8886 Art Laboe - Brenton Wood's 18 Best album art Art Laboe Presents Brenton Wood Art Laboe Presents Brenton Wood - Brenton Wood's 18 Best(CD, Album, Comp) Original Sound OSCD 8886 US 1991 Sell This Version
OSCT 8909 Art Laboe - Art Laboe Presents Best Love Songs Vol 4 album art Art Laboe Art Laboe Presents Best Love Songs Vol 4(Cass, Comp, RM) Original Sound OSCT 8909 US 1993 Sell This Version
OSCD - 8911 Art Laboe - Dedicated To You Vol 2 album art Art Laboe Presents Various Art Laboe Presents Various - Dedicated To You Vol 2(CD, Comp, RE) Original Sound OSCD - 8911 US 1993 Sell This Version
OSCD 4001 Art Laboe - Art Laboe's 60 Killer Oldies album art Various / Art Laboe Various / Art Laboe - Art Laboe's 60 Killer Oldies(4xCD, Comp + Box) Original Sound OSCD 4001 US 1995 Sell This Version
OSCD 8896 Art Laboe - Brenton Wood 18 More Of The Best album art Art Laboe Presents Brenton Wood Art Laboe Presents Brenton Wood - Brenton Wood 18 More Of The Best(CD, Comp) Original Sound OSCD 8896 US 1999 Sell This Version
VSCD 7001 Art Laboe - Viva Hip Hop - Best Of Radio's Latin Hip Hop Volume One album art Art Laboe Presents Various Art Laboe Presents Various - Viva Hip Hop - Best Of Radio's Latin Hip Hop Volume One(CD, Comp) VivaSound VSCD 7001 US 2004 Sell This Version
9305 Art Laboe - Dedicated To You Vol. 5 album art Art Laboe Dedicated To You Vol. 5(CD, Comp) Original Sound 9305 US Unknown Sell This Version
9306 Art Laboe - Dedicated To You Vol. 6 album art Art Laboe Dedicated To You Vol. 6(CD, Comp) Original Sound 9306 Unknown Sell This Version
9303 Art Laboe - Dedicated To You Vol.3 album art Art Laboe Dedicated To You Vol.3(CD, Comp) Original Sound 9303 US Unknown Sell This Version