Sullivan, Hoyt’s, Hoyt Sullivan


  • Hoyt’s (Hoyt’s Records), Hoyt Sullivan and Sullivan (Sullivan Records) were Hoyt Sullivan’s early labels. All releases show the Box 2098 address in Greenwood, SC, except for Sullivan 6226 which is probably the last release on these labels. It shows the 305 Phoenix St. address, also in Greenwood, SC. Hoyt Sullivan later ran the HSE and HSH labels.
  • The Hoyt’s and Hoyt Sullivan issues plus the Sullivan issue by the Abraham Brothers were also released on Hollywood. Hoyt Sullivan had a leasing deal with John Dolphin, owner-operator of Hollywood, Recorded in Hollywood, Dolphin’s of Hollywood (and more). All known Hoyt’s and Hoyt Sullivan releases are shown below but there may be more. It’s also well possible that some recordings were made in Hoyt Sullivan’s studios in Greenwood, SC. but released on the Hollywood label only.
  • There has been some confusion about when the Sullivan 45’s were released. Years range from the 1950’s to the (late) 1960’s. I assume that all Sullivan 45’s were released between the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. The first release on Sullivan was #1078 by the Abraham Brothers (it was released both in the 45 & 78rpm format). After that, Hoyt Sullivan started the 300 series for two issues by the Golden Stars Quintet and one by Rev. Campbell. Sullivan 6226 appears to be the final release with a slightly different label lay-out and a new address.
  • This page lists all known releases on the Hoyt’s, Hoyt Sullivan and Sullivan labels.


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