June 30, 1940:
- COLUMBIA is definitely going to change the name of its 33c record label from Vocalion to Okeh - out of fond memories for the latter
name and because of the difficulties in pronouncing and remembering the
the present name. . . . Fists all but flew between Buddy Rich
and Frank Sinatra at a recent T. Dorsey renewal, but on record the band is once again a smooth unit and as solid a group as ever grooved a wax plate. . . . Alec Templeton has signed a contract to record for Columbia's new Green Label series . . . Vaughn Monroe one of the best of the young bands, is slated soon to appear on Bluebird records. . . Larry Clinton's new Victor contract calls for a super-killer-diller on the j Victor label every six weeks, all otner recordings on the 33c Bluebird label.