Canadian artists to record for Quality included the Young Canada Singers (who made the hit version of 'CA-NA-DA'), the Beaumarks (whose 'Clap Your Hands' was an early Canadian rock hit in the USA in 1960), Andy de Jarlis, the early Guess Who, Albert Hall, Harmonium, the Haunted, the King Beezz, Jury, Ronn Metcalfe, Skip Prokop, Hank Smith, and Sweet Blindness, all in the pop field. Quality Records Ltd ceased operations in 1985, at which time its special products division was acquired by R-Tek Corp of Winnipeg. Among its myriad non-musical activities, Quality Special Products ('a division of Dino Music Ltd') has packaged compilations of pop recordings by Canadians (eg, Carroll Baker, the Spitfire Band) and international artists for TV sales. Quality was revived as a label for new recordings with the release in 1991 of an album by Dan Hill.
Author Edward B. Moogk
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With this online collection of digitized charts from RPM, visitors can check out the rankings of their favourite tunes of yesteryear. From Library and Archives Canada.
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