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date: 12 November 2019


  • Andrew Flory


Record company. Based in Los Angeles, Keen was an independent record company that specialized in popular music performed by African American artists. It was formed in 1957 by artist and producer Bob Keane, businessman John Siamas, producer and songwriter Robert “Bumps” Blackwell, along with performer and songwriter Sam Cooke. Keen is perhaps best known as the record company that released Cooke’s first mainstream hit, “You Send Me” in ...

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