Kent

Kent

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Also appears as "Kent Records" or subtitled "the Original Blues Label" or "The Legendary Blues Label".
Kent was launched in 1958 as a label for the blues musicians of Modern Records (2) and released singles by famous artist like B. B. King, Elmore James und Z. Z. Hill.
During 1965 and 1973 also lps were released. The mother label Modern Records (2) went bankrupt in the middle of the 60s, so the management went to Kent and used the same strategies as formerly. Also the repertoire of Crown Records (2), another sister label, founded by the Bihari brothers were released, when Crown went down in 1969.
In 1971 the releases of singles stopped.
Following the creation of United Superior Records in 1969, part of the catalogue was reissued on United (9) with two different label designs.
From 1982 on, Ace licenced and released the program of the labels, so see Kent Records for UK releases. In 1990, Ace acquired the rights and master tapes.

For LPs, the light grey labels (used until the late 60s) are sometimes slightly different for one release, so please provide images.
The second label variant was the orange and white label version (used in 1969/1970).
In 1970 the design changed to the multicolored Hexagon, at first, with black background (in 1970 for just a few months), then with light blue background and differences in colour display, typesetting and font used.

The yellow label version belongs to the later 70s, has a new 'kent' (lower case) logo and rim text: 'Mfd. by Cadet Records, Inc.'

There is also a spirograph label version having a 'Mfd. by Cadet Records, Inc.' text on lower rim, just as with one of the label versions of United (9), probably from the mid-70ies.
In the 80ies, label layout changed again to a white label with black lettering and a blue horizontal stripe at the center hole.

For company credits, see:
-Kent Records (7) (50s/60s/70s)
-Kent Records, Inc. (80s)
-Kamp Associates Inc. (90s)
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
002 Tracks From The 2nd Rudy Ray Moore Album  album cover Rudy Ray Moore Tracks From The 2nd Rudy Ray Moore Album(7", Single, Promo) Kent 002 US Unknown Sell This Version
022 Rudy Ray Moore The 10th Rudy Ray Moore Album - Dolemite Is Another Crazy Nigger(Cass) Kent 022 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-K389 Trouble In Mind  album cover B.B. King Trouble In Mind (Single) 45-K389 US 1963 Sell This Version
45 R.P.M Visitando Un Cafe / Vamos A Bailar   album cover Grandes Momentos Kent Visitando Un Cafe / Vamos A Bailar (7", EP, Promo) Kent 45 R.P.M Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
45x300 Don't Go Pretty Baby  album cover Danny Boy (15) Don't Go Pretty Baby(7", Single) Kent 45x300 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x301 You Know I Go For You / Why Do Everything Happen To Me  album cover B.B. King You Know I Go For You / Why Do Everything Happen To Me(7", Single) Kent 45x301 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x302 Hey Little Mama / I'm In Love With My Teacher  album cover The Barker Brothers Hey Little Mama / I'm In Love With My Teacher(7", Single) Kent 45x302 US 1958 Sell This Version
45x303 Cherry Pie / Ain't That Right  album cover Marvin And Johnny* Cherry Pie / Ain't That Right (Single) 45x303 Jamaica 1958 Sell This Version
45x304 Sunshine Of Love  album cover Etta James Sunshine Of Love(7") Kent 45x304 US 1958 Sell This Version
45x307 Don't Look Now, But I've Got The Blues  album cover B.B. King Don't Look Now, But I've Got The Blues(7", Single) Kent 45x307 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x308 Bye Bye Baby  album cover Chuck Rio Bye Bye Baby(7") Kent 45x308 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x312 Lonely Room  album cover Sunny Knight* Lonely Room(7", Single) Kent 45x312 US 1958 Sell This Version
45x313 Jerry Jerry  album cover Artie Wilson Jerry Jerry(7", Single, Promo) Kent 45x313 US 1958 Sell This Version
45x314 South's Gonna Rise Again / Red Hot Rockin Blues  album cover Jesse James (12) South's Gonna Rise Again / Red Hot Rockin Blues (Single) 45x314 US 1958 Sell This Version
45X315 Please Accept My Love / You've Been An Angel  album cover B.B. King Please Accept My Love / You've Been An Angel 45X315 US Unknown Sell This Version
45X317 Worry Worry / I Am  album cover B.B. King Worry Worry / I Am(7") Kent 45X317 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x318 If It Ain't One Thing / I Hope You're Satisfied  album cover Betty And Dupree If It Ain't One Thing / I Hope You're Satisfied(7") Kent 45x318 US 1959 Sell This Version
45X319 Come By Here / The Fool  album cover B.B. King Come By Here / The Fool(7") Kent 45X319 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x320 I Dream Of You / The Ballad Of Stagger Lee  album cover The Senders (4) I Dream Of You / The Ballad Of Stagger Lee (Single) 45x320 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x321 The Thrill Is Gone / There Is No Greater Love  album cover Hadda Brooks The Thrill Is Gone / There Is No Greater Love(7") Kent 45x321 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x324 One More Kiss  album cover The Senders (4) One More Kiss(7", Single, RE) Kent 45x324 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x325 A Lonely Lover's Plea  album cover B.B. King A Lonely Lover's Plea(7") Kent 45x325 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x326 Sentimental Reasons / Senorita   album cover Jesse Belvin Sentimental Reasons / Senorita (7", Single) Kent 45x326 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x327 Everyday I Have The Blues / Time To Say Goodbye  album cover B.B. King Everyday I Have The Blues / Time To Say Goodbye(7", Single) Kent 45x327 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x328 Those Lonely, Lonely Nights / Someone Cares For Me  album cover Johnny "Guitar" Watson* Those Lonely, Lonely Nights / Someone Cares For Me (Single) 45x328 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x329 Mean Ole Frisco / Sugar Mama  album cover B.B. King Mean Ole Frisco / Sugar Mama(7", Single) Kent 45x329 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x330 Sweet Sixteen  album cover B. B. King And His Orchestra* Sweet Sixteen(7", Single) Kent 45x330 US 1959 Sell This Version
45x331 Dust My Blues (I Believe) / Happy Home  album cover Elmore James And The Broom Dusters* Dust My Blues (I Believe) / Happy Home(7") Kent 45x331 US 1960 Sell This Version
45x332 I'm In The Mood  album cover John Lee Hooker I'm In The Mood(7", Single) Kent 45x332 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x333 Got A Right To Love My Baby / My Own Fault  album cover B.B. King Got A Right To Love My Baby / My Own Fault(7") Kent 45x333 US 1960 Sell This Version
45x334 Honey, Honey / You're On My Mind  album cover Greg Young (7) Honey, Honey / You're On My Mind(7") Kent 45x334 US 1960 Sell This Version
45x335 The Grind  album cover Woody Herman And His Orchestra The Grind(7", Single) Kent 45x335 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x336 B.B. King Please Love Me / Crying Won't Help You(7", Single) Kent 45x336 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x343 You're Cheating Heart / Stormy Monday Blues  album cover Jimmy Witherspoon You're Cheating Heart / Stormy Monday Blues(7") Kent 45x343 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x344 Why Don't You Write Me / This Empty Heart  album cover The Jacks Why Don't You Write Me / This Empty Heart 45x344 US 1960 Sell This Version
45x345 Roll With Me Henry / Good Rockin' Daddy  album cover Etta James Roll With Me Henry / Good Rockin' Daddy(7", Single) Kent 45x345 US 1960 Sell This Version
45x346 Good Man Gone Bad  album cover B.B. King Good Man Gone Bad(7", Single) Kent 45x346 US 1960 Sell This Version
45x348 Eddie My Love / Just Goofed  album cover The Teen Queens* Eddie My Love / Just Goofed (Single) 45x348 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x350 You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now / Walking Dr. Bill  album cover B. B. King* You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now / Walking Dr. Bill(7") Kent 45x350 US 1960 Sell This Version
45x351 Things Are Not The Same / Fishin After Me  album cover B. B. King* Things Are Not The Same / Fishin After Me(7", Single) Kent 45x351 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x352 How Big A Fool (Can You Be)  album cover Etta James How Big A Fool (Can You Be)(7", Single) Kent 45x352 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x353 Get Out Of Here / Bad Luck Soul  album cover B.B. King Get Out Of Here / Bad Luck Soul(7", Single) Kent 45x353 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x356 If Love Was Money  album cover Tony Allen (5) And The Wanderers (8) Tony Allen (5) And The Wanderers (8) - If Love Was Money(7", Single) Kent 45x356 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x358 Hold That Train / Understand  album cover B.B. King Hold That Train / Understand(7") Kent 45x358 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x359 Eddie My Love / Just Goofed  album cover The Teen Queens* Eddie My Love / Just Goofed (Single) 45x359 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x360 Peace Of Mind / Someday  album cover B.B. King Peace Of Mind / Someday(7") Kent 45x360 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x362 Bad Case Of Love / You're Breaking My Heart  album cover B.B. King Bad Case Of Love / You're Breaking My Heart(7") Kent 45x362 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x363 Driveway Blues / Easy Easy Baby  album cover Rudy Ray Moore Driveway Blues / Easy Easy Baby(7", Single) Kent 45x363 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x364 Dreamin  album cover Tony Allen (5) Dreamin(7") Kent 45x364 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x365 My Sometime Baby / Lonely  album cover B.B. King My Sometime Baby / Lonely 45x365 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x367 Playboy / Texas Queen  album cover Billy Ray (8)* Playboy / Texas Queen(7") Kent 45x367 US 1961 Sell This Version
45x368 The Whip Twist / Tired Of Walkin'  album cover Little Joe Hinton* The Whip Twist / Tired Of Walkin' (Single) 45x368 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x369 I'm Gonna Tell Your Mother / I Got Eyes For You  album cover Jimmie McCracklin* I'm Gonna Tell Your Mother / I Got Eyes For You(7", Single) Kent 45x369 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x370 Do Something Crazy  album cover Etta James Do Something Crazy(7", Single, RE) Kent 45x370 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x371 Do You Wanna Twist  album cover Teddy Reynolds Do You Wanna Twist(7", Single) Kent 45x371 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x372 Hully Gully Twist  album cover B.B. King Hully Gully Twist(7") Kent 45x372 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x373 Mashed Potato Twist  album cover B.B. King Mashed Potato Twist(7") Kent 45x373 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x374 Goodnight My Love / You Are My First Love  album cover Pat Hunt Goodnight My Love / You Are My First Love(7", Single) Kent 45x374 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45x375 Without You / You Never Never Gave Your Heart  album cover Hal Davis Without You / You Never Never Gave Your Heart(7", Single) Kent 45x375 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x376 Trouble In Mind / What A Fool I Was  album cover Roy Hawkins Trouble In Mind / What A Fool I Was(7") Kent 45x376 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x378 Drifting / Love You Baby  album cover Bobby "Blue" Bland*, Ike Turner And His Orchestra* Bobby "Blue" Bland*, Ike Turner And His Orchestra* - Drifting / Love You Baby(7", Single) Kent 45x378 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x379 The Classicals (2) Camel Caravan / One More River(7") Kent 45x379 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x380 The Wonder Of Love / Dixie Women  album cover The Newports The Wonder Of Love / Dixie Women(7") Kent 45x380 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x381 Mashing The Popeye / Tell Me Baby  album cover B.B. King Mashing The Popeye / Tell Me Baby(7", Single) Kent 45x381 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x383 When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer  album cover B.B. King When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer(7", Single) Kent 45x383 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x386 3 O'Clock Blues / Your Letter  album cover B.B. King 3 O'Clock Blues / Your Letter (Single) 45x386 US 1962 Sell This Version
45x387 Christmas Celebration   album cover B.B. King Christmas Celebration (7") Kent 45x387 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x388 Down Now  album cover B. B. King* Down Now (Single) 45x388 US 1963 Sell This Version
45x390 The Road I Travel  album cover B.B. King The Road I Travel(7", Single) Kent 45x390 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x391 The Letter / You Never Know  album cover B.B. King The Letter / You Never Know (Single) 45x391 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x394 Dust My Blues (I Believe)  album cover Elmore James And The Broom Dusters* Dust My Blues (I Believe)(7") Kent 45x394 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x395 Every Time It Rains  album cover Lowell Fulsom Every Time It Rains(7", Single) Kent 45x395 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x397 I'll Come Back To You  album cover The Mighty Hannibal I'll Come Back To You(7") Kent 45x397 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x398 (Baby) Come To Me  album cover Little Henry & The Shamrocks (Baby) Come To Me(7", Single) Kent 45x398 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x399 Weep No More / Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea  album cover Terry And The Tyrants* Weep No More / Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea(7", Single) Kent 45x399 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x400 You've Got It / Don't Cha' Ever Forget it  album cover Johnny Williams (4) You've Got It / Don't Cha' Ever Forget it(7", Single) Kent 45x400 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x401 Too Many Drivers / Key To My Heart  album cover Lowell Fulsom Too Many Drivers / Key To My Heart(7") Kent 45x401 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x402 I Can't Believe What You Say (For Seeing What You Do)  album cover Ike & Tina Turner I Can't Believe What You Say (For Seeing What You Do)(7", Single) Kent 45x402 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x412 Christmas Celebration / Easy Listening  album cover B.B. King Christmas Celebration / Easy Listening (Single) 45x412 US 1964 Sell This Version
45x439 Happiness Is All I Need / Everybody Has To Cry  album cover Z. Z. Hill* Happiness Is All I Need / Everybody Has To Cry 45x439 US 1965 Sell This Version
45X458 B.B. King Blues Stay Away(7") Kent 45X458 US 1966 Sell This Version
45x465 Sunnyland / Goodbye Baby  album cover Elmore James Sunnyland / Goodbye Baby(7", Promo) Kent 45x465 Unknown Sell This Version
45x482 I Can't Stand It / The New Breed  album cover Jimmy Holiday I Can't Stand It / The New Breed (Single) 45x482 US 1967 Sell This Version
45X484 Worry, Worry, Worry / Why Do Everything Happen To Me  album cover B.B. King Worry, Worry, Worry / Why Do Everything Happen To Me (Single) 45X484 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x994 Stranded In The Jungle / I Want You  album cover The Cadets Stranded In The Jungle / I Want You(7") Kent 45x994 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1005 Good Night My Love / Senorita   album cover Jesse Belvin Good Night My Love / Senorita (7", Single) Kent 45x1005 US 1965 Sell This Version
45xK 412 Christmas Celebration / Easy Listening  album cover B.B. King Christmas Celebration / Easy Listening (Single) 45xK 412 US 1964 Sell This Version
45xK 477 I Wanna Spend Christmas With You  album cover Lowell Fulsom I Wanna Spend Christmas With You 45xK 477 US 1967 Sell This Version
45xK 501 Merry Christmas Baby / 3 O'Clock Blues  album cover Charles Brown Merry Christmas Baby / 3 O'Clock Blues 45xK 501 US 1968 Sell This Version
45XMX20 The Cliques The Girl In My Dream(7") Kent 45XMX20 Unknown Sell This Version
301 You Know I Go For You / Why Do Everything Happen To Me  album cover B.B. King You Know I Go For You / Why Do Everything Happen To Me(Shellac, 10") Kent 301 US 1957 Sell This Version
307 Don't Look Now, But I've Got The Blues / Days Of Old  album cover B.B. King Don't Look Now, But I've Got The Blues / Days Of Old(Shellac, 10") Kent 307 US 1958 Sell This Version
313 Jerry Jerry  album cover Artie Wilson Jerry Jerry(7", Single) Kent 313 US 1958 Sell This Version
314 South's Gonna Rise Again  album cover Jesse James (12) South's Gonna Rise Again(7", Single, Mono, RE) KENT 314 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
315 Please Accept My Love / You've Been An Angel  album cover B.B. King Please Accept My Love / You've Been An Angel(Shellac, 10") Kent 315 US Unknown Sell This Version
317 Worry Worry / I Am  album cover B.B. King Worry Worry / I Am(10") Kent 317 US 1959 Sell This Version
319 Come By Here / The Fool  album cover B.B. King Come By Here / The Fool(Shellac, 10") Kent 319 US 1959 Sell This Version
322 Just Another Lie / He's My Jim  album cover Joanna Dean (2) Just Another Lie / He's My Jim(7", Single) Kent 322 US 1959 Sell This Version
329 B.B. King Mean Ole Frisco(7", Single, Mono) Kent 329 US 1959 Sell This Version
382 Bobby Sanders Maybe I'm Wrong / You've Forgotten Me(7") Kent 382 US 1962 Sell This Version