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Revised 7/9/14

SONGS OF FAITH
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1962-

Labels

1001 - 1962
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1004
8000
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8013
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8014
F 8020 - 1963
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8034 - 1963
Songs of Faith Records was founded in august 1962 by Cecil Scaife.
Sun Records founder Sam Phillips purchased Billy Sherrill's Nashville studio in 1960.  After remodeling and installing state-of-the-art equipment, it opened for business in February 1961 with the idea of providing custom recording services to publishers, artists and record labels.  Cecil Scaife was made manager of the studio and Billy Sherrill was kept on as a producer.  One of the studio's biggest clients was Bill Beasely/ Allen Bubis's Hit Records label.  In March,1963 Cecil quit his job as the studio manager to accept the position as  sales manager of Hit Records.  The Songs Of Faith label became a sister label of the Hit and Country & Western Hits labels.  In keeping with the usual format, different colored sleeves were used to distinguish new releases.  In February 1964, Phillips sold the studio to Monument Records owner Fred Foster. Most of Roy Orbison's Monument hits were recorded in that studio. Cecil Scaife died 05.03.2009 at age 81.
8032 is supposed to be the first million selling single in the Country Gospel field. Country Gospel singles, like those issued by Songs Of Faith were played on Country stations and quite a few of the Songs of Faith singles were reissued on the Country & Western Hits label and stocked in racks along with the current country hits.
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Billboards 27.02.1965: Cecil Scaife created the label 2 1/2 years ago in Nashville. Cecil, former national sales manager for Sam Philips´ Sun Records in it´s early days and 1961 Mgr. of the new recording studio in Nashville. Cecil Scaife was president for about three years, sold the label and moved to Columbia Records. 
Billboard 29.07.1972: Cecil Scaife has purchased the SONGS of FAITH label from William Beasley, president of National Growth Industries and it´s actually a re-acquiring of thelabel he founded in 1962.  See ad here.
8032
8032
20001
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Sleeves
Range
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Details
No 1
F 8022 - 1963
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No 2
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No 3
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Sam Mathis, Jacksonville, Florida for scans and info in this section
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