Numero Group: By The Numbers


Abie Epstein 1937-2012
April 16, 2012, 1:10 pm
Filed under: Epstein Recording Co., Obituaries

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It’s not often that an obituary serves as a press release for an upcoming project, but when Abie Epstein passed last Friday evening, Hector Saldana of the San Antonio Express-News couldn’t help but break the last bright news spot in Abie’s 75 years on planet earth.

In March we spent a couple weeks down in Texas working on a handful of projects, the largest being a massive deal with former San Antonio record magnate Abie Epstein. From 1959 to 1970 Epstein ran a slew of labels, including Jox, Cobra, Dynamic, Soulsville USA, and a handful of other one shot logos. Over the course of that decade+ he released nearly 200 singles, and recorded who knows how many more at his Epstein Enterprises studio. He had a handful of regional breakouts, none larger than the Commands 1966 double sider “Hey It’s Love” b/w “No Time For You.” Listen here:

The Numero Group is pleased to announce a handful of Epstein-related projects coming down the pipe over the next year. We only with that Abie would have stuck around long enough to see the fruits of his long abandoned labor.

Rest In Peace, Abie.


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Any song that leads off with “doobie doobie doo” is good in my book.

Comment by Jessi Hance

We’re going to miss Abie Epstein, but his legacy lives through the music he recorded in San Antonio, Texas. We’re looking forward to seeing (and hearing) the upcoming project. — Hector Saldana, San Antonio Express-News (Hearst Corp.)

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