Golden Leaf


There's a few different stories about Golden Leaf. The first account says the label was started by Ted Lawrence and Gerry Lee, with the first 45 by the Prestonians in August, 1959.

Another article from November 1960 says Golden Leaf was run by Don Lorenzen, an engineer at WJW. He built a recording studio and office at 3247 Tullamore Rd in Cleveland Heights. Other members of the Golden Leaf operation were Lorenzen's wife Charlotte as secretray and Rudy Smith, vice-president. Gerry Galer aka Gerry Lee was still involved as treasurer and business agent. There's some connection with Holiday records.

A third account, from Billboard, not the Plain Dealer, mentions Lawrence, Lorenzen, Lee, and I.H. Gordon as the prinicipals.

101/2the Prestonian Choral Ensemble, the PrestoniansSinner You're Born To Die / Little David Play On Your HarpCP-2109/10, Aug 1959
103Dick MelariThree Little Reindeer / PanchoCP-2507/8
104Ralph "Oopie" WilliamsCryin' In The Chapel / Suffer!CP-2593/4
105 Dave Cox Skateland Bounce / Silly Tillie CP-3351/2
106the Wright BrothersIsland Creek Mine Fire / i Just Came From Your WeddingMay 1960
107Clarence Arnold and the Four JacksI Want You By My Side / Lonely Life
108the V CashmeresWalkin' Through The Jungle / The Hitch-Hiker
110 the Wright Brothers Darlin' I'm So Blue / I Hate to See it End This Way