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Photo above of Don Schlitten

Recently I read an interesting article about xanadu records.(here) and (here)

This week I want to post about Don Schlitten who was a founder Xanadu Records.

Don Schlitten was born March 4, 1932.

Signal Records was founded in New York in 1955 by Don Schlitten and Ira Gitler and among others.

It developed a reputation for well prepared recordings, perfectly engineered and with quality album designs and liners.

Duke Jordan, Gigi Gryce, Red Rodney, and others were recorded on Signal label.

But Signal label was short-lived.

The label was acquired by Savoy Records.

Then Don Schlitten went to other labels.

Don Schlitten produced remarkable achievements as a producer for Prestige, Cobblestone, Muse Records.

In 1975 Don Schlitten founded Xanadu Records.

Please refer to the Signal Label Discography. (here)

Here is Hall Overton Quartet featuring Phil Woods – You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To

Here is Duke Jordan Quintet – Flight to Jordan

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