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Sunday, 27 January 2013




The Houston based LONGHORN label appears to have run at least three different numerical series. We have already featured the early 100 series (see LONGHORN 101 - Posted on Sunday 30 May 2010), which seems to have been a one off effort. It would further appear that the 100 series was resurrected and was dedicated to Square Dance Records. I do not have a comprehensive listing of The LONGHORN 100 series, but I suspect that they duplicated issue Number 101. Those Square Dance releases coupled a version of any given tune, complete with Calls, with an instrumental version of the same tune,  without calls. The 100 series must have been reasonably successful as not only are there quite a few releases, but some (if not all) were picked up and re-released in Canada. The 500 series, which focused on mainstream Country, was a relatively short lived affair. This LONGHORN label, which I imagine was owned or part owned by Lester Woytek, is nothing to do with the later Dallas based concern.

The inital release on 500 series was pressed twice, with two different label credits, and songs registered with two different publishing companies!.

ACA 3175 / Monarch Delta Pressing 3915

R 1243

ACA 3176 / Monarch Delta Pressing 3914

R 1244


  1. Amazingly good sound quality. Many thanks.

  2. About the 100 series, I've got 102, 103, 104, 106 (Houston), 106 (Kilgore), 107, 108,109,110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126, 127, 128.

    Also 200, 201,202,203. 300,301,302,303,304. 400, 401. All as 78s.

    Longhorn moved to Kilgore, TX at some point.