Many people who appear in Music By The Pound: The Crown Records Story have passed away in the decade or so it’s taken to put the piece together, including blues artist Jimmy McCracklin, recording engineer Bill Lazerus, Cadet operations manager James Takeda, Modern’s first artist Hadda Brooks & session guitar great Jerry Cole. And then just recently Joe Bihari passed; though Joe B does not appear in the film, he and his work are described by many people including his brother Lester and nephew Peter.
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Music By The Pound: The Crown Records Story (43 min), is an independent documentary about an independent Los Angeles record label.
Music By The Pound is story of the Bihari Brothers’ Modern & Crown Records label, from recording classic blues and R&B in the late 1940s & ’50s to shlock budget LPs in the ’60s to its demise in 1982. Featuring Wrecking Crew session guitarist Jerry Cole, boogie-woogie queen Hadda Brooks, sax pioneer Joe Houston, blues legend Jimmy McCracklin, Peter Bihari, Lester Bihari, legendary recording engineer Bill Lazerus and others. Includes the latest info on the mysterious Fazzio covers.
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