For unofficial releases, see Savoy Records (4).
Savoy Records is an American record label founded in 1942 by Herman Lubinsky, specializing in Jazz, R&B and Gospel. Savoy played an important role in popularizing bebop. The gospel music division's masters and contracts were sold to southern R&B/blues/gospel label Malaco Records in 1986. In 1991 the Savoy catalogue was acquired from Joe Fields by Denon from Japan. Denon's parent, Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd., established the Savoy Label Group in 2002. The Savoy Label Group now manages the Savoy catalogue.
Label Code: LC 37345
For the companies, see:
-Savoy Record Co.
-Savoy Record Co., Inc.
-Savoy Records, Inc.
Note that many of the Savoy 12" LPs were reissued in the 1960s. Original 1950s issues have red labels, and do not include a zip code in the rear cover address. 1960s reissues have dark maroon labels, and include a zip code on the rear cover address.