Nashboro was the parent label of Excello, Nasco, Creed, Crescent, A-Bet, and Mankind. Nashboro and Creed were strictly gospel labels. Ernie Young started Nashboro in the early fifties out of his record shop "Ernie's Record Mart" in 177 Third Avenue, Nashville Tennessee. The record label had it's offices next door at number 175. Records were promoted in the daily sponsored radio show "Ernie's Record Parade" presented by John Richbourg at WLAC.
By the end of the 1960s Young had moved his labels to 1011 Woodland Street where he had established his own record studio Woodland Sound.. At Woodland Sound under the direction of producer Shannon Williams people like Rex Collier (engineer) Kenny Lupper (piano, organ & keyboard), Hank Williams (mastering) worked on distinctive sound for a lot of the Nashboro and Creed recordings. Williams eventually became vice-president of Nashboro. In the beginning of the eighties things were going downhill at Nashboro. No 45s were issued and more and more albums were re-issues of albums released in the 1970s on other labels. In 1984 Nashboro was sold to AVI. AVI tried to keep things going by releasing Nashboro labels with a different title. In the early nineties AVI and UK based ACE Records started an extensive CD release program. The CDs can still be found at reasonable prices on the second hand market and are a good (and cheap) introduction into the Nashboro catalogue.
Because Nashboro had such a long history and issued an enormous amount of 45s we had to cut it in four. Everything issued prior to 1964 (issues 500-799) is left out. People interested in the 'older' Nashboro 45 discography best check out Record Connexion.
Numbers 800 - 899 cover the years 1964 - 1966 approximately
Numbers 900 - 999 cover the years 1967 - 1972 approximately
Numbers 1000 - 1099 cover the years 1973 - 1979 approximately