Story: Popular music

Stebbing Recording Company

The Stebbing Recording Company started out in Eldred Stebbing's home basement in Auckland in 1948 but soon moved on to bigger things. The company had two record labels, Stebbing and then Zodiac. Along with TANZA, these labels led the first wave of New Zealand pop recordings in the 1950s. This compilation disc contains recordings from the Zodiac back catalogue. Listen to the Julian Lee Quartette play 'Should I reveal'. 

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Chris Bourke, 'Popular music - New recordings and genres, early 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014