Instant Records

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Instant Records was a record label based in New Orleans, Louisiana which was founded in 1961 by Joe Banashak (owner of Minit Records) and Irvin Smith.1 It was originally called Valiant Records until another Valiant Records threatened to sue and forced the label's renaming to Instant Records.2 The most successful artist on Instant was Chris Kenner. Several Instant recordings were distributed by Atlantic Records.3


  1. ^ Broven, J. (1988). Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans. Pelican Publishing Company. p. 156. ISBN 9780882894331. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  2. ^ "the "B" side: Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 2 (Instant 3229)". Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Minit/Instant Album Discography". Retrieved 2015-05-13. 

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