Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Randy Wood R.I.P.
Record producer and label owner Randy Wood died on April 9, 2011, at the age of 94. Wood founded the successful independent label Dot Records in Gallatin, Tennessee, not far from Nashville. In the early times of Dot, Wood concentrated in country music recordings but hit the charts in the mid-1950s with teenage rock'n'roll singers like Pat Boone, Jim Lowe, and Tab Hunter. He moved Dot to Los Angeles in 1956, one year later the label was bought by Paramount Pictures, though Wood still worked as the president for the company. In 1974, he finally called it a day and Dot was bought by ABC-Paramount.