King Records Month in Cincinnati kicks off Saturday, September 1st, at Listermann Brewing Company with their latest 4-pack of limited edition beer, “The King of Them All,” in honor of King Records. “The King of Them All” is a salute to the day, 75 years ago in September, 1943, when Grandpa Jones and Merle Travis recorded the first songs for King Records.
This month the four beer cans in the collection feature the artwork of Little Willie John, Syd Nathan, Seymour Stein, and Henry Glover. Syd Nathan founded King Records and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Henry Glover played an important role at King working with musicians of various genres as a producer and songwriter. Seymour Stein was introduced to the music industry at King Records as a teenager and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 for Lifetime Achievement. And, Little Willie John’s recordings at King Records included his big hit, “Fever” in 1956. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.