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COUNTERPART
US Labels and Company Sleeve 1966-1983

Labels

2570 - 1966
to
2666 - 1970
2589 - 1967
to
2601 - 1967
Occasionally
1212 - 1968
3744 - 1970
to
3769 - 1972
Counterpart records was owned by Shad O'Shea, a longtime Cincinnati deejay, producer and promoter, and one of the last great true "record men". Two numbering series were used, the 2500 series and the 3700 series. The 3700 series starts with 3744, the street number for the studio. Most of the 1960s era 45s were recorded at Falls City in Louisville or King. In 1970 O'Shea opened his own recording studio Counterpart Creative Studios, coincident with the label numbering change. Applegate Records was a short-lived subsidiary (named for the street location of the studio). In 1975, O'Shea purchased Fraternity Records. Counterpart was discontinued but Fraternity was reactivated and continues to this day, primarily in the Country genre.
3785 - 1975
to
3798 - 1978
3816 - 1981
to
3831 - 1983
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No 1
3744 - 1970
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3798 - 1978
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3744 Applegate Avenue,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
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