Fredlo Records

The information which follows was researched and compiled by Neal Smith

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Fredlo Recording Studios, 2224 East 12th Street, Davenport, IA. Throughout its existence, the label was owned and operated by Fredrick R. (1913-1995) and wife Lois R. (1921-1996) Mauck, who had their living quarters on the floor above the studio. The label had its origins as the Inter-City Recording Service, which was in operation at 1715 15th Avenue, Moline, Illinois, as early as 1949, engaging primarily in the production of acetate recordings for personal and commercial broadcast use, with the business listed as a "transcription recording service" in the 1949 Moline city directory. Fred Mauck and his first wife, Mayphine, were listed as residents at the Inter-City studio address and were likely employed there, along with colleagues Charles B. Conover and Robert J. Lindley. The Fredlo imprint was operating at 2436 16th Street in Moline, Illinois, as early as 1951, relocating to the Davenport address around 1956 and remaining there until it ceased operation twenty years later. Fred was also employed as a film projectionist at Moline's Roxy Theater in the earliest days of the Fredlo imprint. Most of the first Fredlo issues appear to have been acetates (not unlike those cut by Inter-City), many of which were cut for a local dance studio. The earliest known record pressed for commercial sale appears to have been a 10" 78 rpm single by a Western Swing ensemble known as Buddies of the Airlanes in 1952 ("Wind" b/w "Keeper of My Heart", Fredlo 52063). The first two digits of the catalog number invariably indicate the year of issue. The catalog number consisted of four digits in 1951, expanding to five digits beginning in 1952, scaling back to four digits in 1956. The label appears to have ceased operation in 1976, with Fred returning to work as a film projectionist by 1977. The Maucks left the Quad City area for Grand Marais, Minnesota, by 1979, spending the rest of their lives in that community. 
The name Fredlo is a contraction of names of the owners, Fred and Lois.

An Incomplete Discography of the Fredlo Records Label

Suggestions for additions and corrections to this discography are encouraged



CAT # ARTIST (Subsidiary Label) TYPE TITLE DATE MATRIX NOTES
5169 Rae Dance Studio (Audiodisc Recording Blank label) 78 acetate "Teddy Bear’s Picnic"/"Kitten Dance" 1951
5173 …Studio [part of label is missing] 78 acetate "The Cane Dance"/(part of label is missing) 1951
5173 Miss Irene/Rae Dance Studio 78 acetate "My First Taps" vocal/"My First Taps" piano 1951
5179 Miss Irene/Rae Dance Studio 78 acetate "Polly Wolly Doodle, Part 1"/"Polly Wolly Doodle, Part 2" 1951
5192 Miss Irene/Rae Dance Studio 78 acetate "I'd Love to Be a Ballerina" vocal/"I'd Love to Be a Ballerina" piano 1951
5194 Miss Irene/Rae Dance Studio 78 acetate "The Walkie Talkie Doll" vocal/"The Walkie Talkie Doll" piano 1951
52063(1) Buddies of the Airlanes 78 "Wind"/"Keeper of My Heart" 1952 A-14521 / A-14522
52066 Harry Cool Trio 78 "Ace in the Hole"/"A Cottage for Sale" 1952 A-15714 / A-15715
54?? Pat Barnard with The Jack Payne Orchestra ?? ??? 1954
54031 Moline Boy’s Choir 78 "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella"/"O Jesu Sweet"/"Pat-a-Pan"/"Ave Maria" 1954 A-18380 / A-18381
55041 Jack Barlow 45 "There's a Place in My Heart"/"I Feel Like Cryin'" (red vinyl) 1955 V5550-A / V5550-B
55042 Jimmy Powers 45 "Kathy"/"Little Jim" (red vinyl) 1955
5601 Muscatine Elks Chanters 10" "National Champion Elks Chorus" (red vinyl) 1956
5602 Dick McColl 45 "Helena Polka"/"Red Raven Polka" (red vinyl) 1956 V-6530
5603 Jimmy Powers 45 "Do You Ever Think of Me"/"Cruising Down the River" 1956 V-6620
5604 Al Dugan 45 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue"/"Cascade Boogie" 1956 V-6695
5648 [artist unknown] 45 acetate "Hound Dog"/"Be-Bop-a-Lula"/"Heartbreak Hotel" 1956
58561 [artist unknown] 33 acetate Three jingles for Berger Chef Systems; "On Your Way", "Let's All Go", "A Whole Meal" 1958
5901(2) Jerry Martin 45 "Janet"/"Lovely One" 1959 This record has been bootlegged
5902 Al Jenness and The Avalon Band 45 "You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry"/"I Overlooked an Orchid" 1959
6003 Alleman High School Choir LP "Selections from the Byzantine Liturgy" red vinyl, prob. no cover 1960
6004 Father Joseph Hines and Michael Barry 45 "Altar Boy Drill Record, Part 1"/ "Altar Boy Drill Record, Part 2" 1960
6005 Bill Andrew and The Mallard Trio 45 "Wednesday Night Waltz"/"Guitar Polka" 1960
6006 Paul Moneymaker & The Rainbow Valley Boys 45 "Tomorrow I'll Cry"/"I'm Tired" 1960 V-11310-1 / V-11310-2
6007 The Nightmares 45 "Greyhound"/"The Nightmare!" 300 copies pressed 1960 V-11604-1 / V-11604-2
6009 Ron Jordan & The Volcanoes 45 "By My Side"/"Chimay" 1960
6010 Ken Henderson with Bill Maxwell LP "Ken" 1960
6011 [uncredited] 45 "John A. Bell for State's Attorney" 1960 V12295
6012 Ernie George Quartet 45 "The Natives Are Restless Tonight"/"I Still Believe in Love" 1960 KB 2152 A / KB 2152 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6014 Rock’n Rebs 45 "Grandpa Rock"/"The Rock’n Rebs” 1960
6028 possibly Jerry Martin or The Rebs 45 acetate ??? 1960
6102 Angelos Angels 45 "Which One Is to Blame"/"Heartaches" 1961 (none)
6106 The Sotos Brothers 45 "Little Lila"/"Miserlou" 1961 This record has been bootlegged
6111 Russ Blackwell & The Sons of the Holy Land 45 "Wake Me"/"Even Me" 1961
6113 Ernie George LP "Ernie George Sings for Swingin' Ears!" 1961
6114 Bob Fischer and The String Kings 45 "Gee It’s Nice to See You/Castles in the Sky"/"Down on Lonely Street/Avalon Boogie" 1961
6115 Paul H. Hansen LP "To Sing from the Heart" 1961
6202 The Tempos 45 "Twistin' the Blues"/"Only One" 1962
6208 The Valiants 45 "Twistin' Til the End"/"Susan Come Back" 1962
6210 King’s Men Quartet LP "Do You Know My Jesus?" 1962
6212 Moline High School Band LP (untitled) 1962
6213 Peoria Diocesan Band & Choruses LP "Peoria Diocesan Music Festival" 1962
6216 The Flynn Sisters LP "Echoes of Truth" (red vinyl) 1962
6220 The Country Lads 45 "Have You Ever Been in Love Before"/"Don't Hurt Him Like You Hurt Me" 1962
6221 Davenport Central & West Music Depts. LP "Excerpts from 'The Messiah'" 1962
6309 Moline High School Band LP red vinyl 1963
6310 Davenport West A Cappella Choir LP "West High A Cappella Choir" red vinyl 1963
6311(3) The Escorts 45 "I Found Love"/"I Wanna Do It" 1963 KB 3963 A / KB 3963 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6312 Bob Fischer (Robbi) 45 "Last of the Biggest Fools"/"The Last Time" 1963
6401 Davenport Central & West Choruses LP "The Twelfth Annual Christmas Concert" 1964
6402 Ken Henderson LP "Ken...Again" 1964
6403 The Escorts 45 "The Wobble Drum"/"On Top of Old Smokey" 1964 KB 4223 A / KB 4223 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6404 Knox College Choir LP "The Knox Choir 1964" red vinyl 1964
6405 The Smith Brothers 45 "Heartbreak and Misery"/"Linda‑Lu" 1964 KB 4278 A / KB 4278 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6406 Ken Henderson 45 "Janie"/"Secretly" 1964 KB 4311 A / KB 4311 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6407 United Township High School LP "Concert Band" 1964
6410 The Central Junior High School Band of Dewitt LP (untitled) 1964
6411 Pilgrim Wonders 45 "Smoothin’ Out the Rough Way"/"Walkout in My Jesus Name" 1964 KB 4544 A / KB 4544 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6414 The Country Lads 45 "Pick Me Up on Your Way Down"/"The V. 'Spike' Jones Boogie" 1964 KB 4705 A / KB 4705 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6415 Ken Henderson 45 "Orlando"/"What Child Is This?" 1964 KB 4773 A / KB 4773 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6416 The Escorts 45 "Heart of Mine"/"Twelfth of Never" (vocal by Roger Booth) 1964 KB 4780 A / KB 4780 B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6500 Davenport Central & West Music Departments LP "The Fourteenth Annual Christmas Concert" 1965
FR6502(4) Jack Paris and the Rhythm Playboys (J2 Records) 45 "13 Steps"/"Still in Doubt" 1965 5-5013A / 5-5013B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6503 Melody Boys LP "(Personal Edition)" 1965
6505 Pleasant Valley Township High School Band LP "Second Pleasant Valley Invitational Band Festival" 1965
6509 Knox College Choir LP "1965" 1965
6513 Al Jenness and The Candy Canes 45 "My Happiness"/"Fortunes in Memories" 1965 5-5370A / 5-5370B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6514 Tri-City Music Festival LP (untitled) 1965 5-5496A / 5-5496B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6517 Moline High Symphonic Band LP "Moline Senior High School Symphonic Band" 1965
6520 The Rousers LP "In Concert!" 1965
6522 Iowa All State Band, Chorus & Orchestra LP "19th Annual Festival Concert" 1965
6523 First Presbyterian Church Choir LP "The Sounds of Christmas" 1965 6-6089A / 6-6089B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6524 Paul H. Hansen, Ballad Singer LP "To Sing from the Heart" 1965
6601 Davenport Central & West Choruses LP "The Fourteenth Annual Christmas Concert" 1966
6602 Bettendorf High School Symphonic Band LP "Winter Concert" 1966
6603 The Young Folk [Calvin Coolidge Jr. High School] LP "The Young Folk" 1966 6-6326A Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6606 The Four B's LP "Consecration" 1966
6607 Paulsen's Dutchmen LP "Volume Two" 1966
6609 The Sig Ep Glee Club of Monmouth College LP "The Sig Ep Glee Club" 1966
6610 Gene Bell (Geneva) 45 "I'm Leav'in'"/"Take Time Out" 1966 6-6559A / 6-6559B
6615 Bettendorf Middle School Eighth Grade Singers LP (untitled) 1966
6617 The Velvet Tones (Kokē) 45 "Why Do I Cry"/"Theme from 'Exodus'" 1966
6620 The Top Hands ("Fredle Custom Recording") 45 "Chapel in the Valley"/"Cattle Call" 1966 6-6956A / 6-6956B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6621 Students of the Intensive English Language Institute LP "Tamagawa in the U.S.A." 1966
FRS6622 Johnnie Jones & The Swaydes (Jam Records) 45 "Too Much in Love"/"Love Lost" 1966 6-6973A / 6-6973B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
FRS 6623(4) Jack Paris and the Rhythm Playboys (J2 Records) 45 "I Took Ahold of Jesus Hand"/"It Was a Miracle" 1966 6-7088A / 6-7088B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6625 Ken Henderson LP "Sincerely Ken" 1966
6626 Iowa All State Band, Chorus & Orchestra LP "20th Annual Festival Concert" 1966
6627 Rodney Boruff, Sandy Cooper, and Lenore Kistler LP "Singing for the Lord" 1966
6629 Alwood Schools LP "Ninth Annual Christmas Program" 1966
6630 Davenport West and Central Music Depts. LP "The Fifteenth Annual Christmas Concert" 1966
6702 Paulsen's Dutchmen LP "The Latest Style in Old Time" 1967
6704 Bettendorf High School Vocal Department LP "Excerpts from 'Funny Girl'" 1967
6706 Donna Griffith LP "For Your Listening Pleasure" 1967
6707 The Free Souls ('reno) 45 "Things (You Left Behind)"/"Turnaround" 1967 7-7539A / 7-7539B
6709 The Contents Are (Fredlo/Rok) 45 "I Don't Know"/"Direction of Mind" 1967 7-7646A / 7-7646B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6710 Bettendorf Middle School Eighth Grade Girls Glee Club LP (untitled) 1967
6711 Gerald Shaw LP "Favorites Old and New" 1967
6713 Bible Institute Missionary Choir LP "Tell Me More of Jesus and of Heaven" 1967
6714 Davenport West A Cappella Choir & Orchestra LP "In Concert" 1967
6718 Sion Lutheran Church Choir LP "With a Voice of Singing" 1967
6719 Rising Sons (MAX) 45 "Have Some Patience Girl"/"Hold On, I'm Coming" 1967 7-7907A / 7-7907B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6722 The Sandpipers LP "Fiesta and Other Favorites” 1967
6723 The Mod 4 45 "Funny Little Clown"/"Midnight Hour" 1967 7-7948A / 7-7948B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6724 The Quad‑Ra‑Tones LP "I Feel A Song Comin' On" 1967
6725 Clark Anthony (Cab/Fredlo) 45 "But the Sky Turned Gray"/"Silly Little Girl" 1967 7-8046A / 7-8046B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6726 The Day Shift (Concert) 45 "Choose Me"/"Lack‑a‑Day" 1967
6727 Grandma's Rockers LP "Home Made Apple Pie and Yankee Ingenuity" 1967
6730 The By & By's (Holland) 45 "Thanks to You"/"Keep It Free" 1967 7-8264A / 7-8264B
6733 The Mississippi Valley Boys (DHW/Varmint) 45 "Lonliness"/"Lookin' for My Baby" 1967 7-8391A / 7-8391B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6737(5) The Contents Are LP "Through You" 100 copies pressed 1967
6738 Iowa All‑State Band, Orchestra & Chorus LP "Twenty‑first Annual Festival Concert" 1967
6739 We Who Are (Love) 45 "Last Trip"/"Remember When" 1967 8-8607A / 8-8607B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6740 Davenport West and Central Music Depts. LP "Excerpts from 'The Messiah'" 1967
6802 Louie Day and the Georgia Ramblers (Georgia Ramblers) 45 "My Heart Would Know"/"Orange Blossom Special" 1968
6803 The Heart and Soul Ltd. (A-and-J’s Soul) 45 "She’s Got You Down"/"A Loser’s Game" 1968 8-8697A / 8-8697B
6804 Moline Public Schools Music Depts. LP "Illinois in Song" 1968
6807 Clark Anthony (CAB) 45 "When You're Nine"/"Poem for Yesterday" 1968
6811 Bible Institute Missionary Choir LP "Turn Back, My Child…" 1968
6812 Gospeltones of Iowa LP "….Sing Your Favorites" 1968
6813 Mud‑Kids (CAB) 45 "Circus Girl"/"Love Is" 1968
6818 The Sound of the Reign (Wilber) LP "Reigned Out" 1968
6819 The Sanctuary Choir of First United Methodist Church LP "The Seven Last Words of Christ" 1968
6820 Libertyville Grade School Band LP "State Contest April 27, 1968" 1968 8-8893A Recorded on one side only
6829 The Faith Singers LP "Sing a Little for Joy" 1968
6830 The Rebs LP "Break Through 1968 A.D." 1968
6832 Roy Williams (Hawkeye) 45 "If She Only Knew"/"Hello Tavern" 1968
6833 The Mod 4 45 "Open Up Your Mind"/"A Puppet" 1968 8-9039A / 8-9039B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6834 The Inside Out (Out) LP "Bringin' It All Back" 1968 8-9118A Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6835 The Inside Out (Out) 45 "Hold On"/"Let's Spend the Night Together" 1968
6836(6) The Guys Who Came Up from Downstairs (Disc-Guys) 45 "Growth"/"Nothing We Can Do!" 200 copies pressed 1968 8-9117A / 8-9117B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6837 Burlington, Ottumwa, Davenport Central & West High LP "Tri City Music Festival" 1968
6838 Bob Wilson and Jim Mason LP "Ragtime at Shakey's" 1968
6840 Central States District Barbershop Choruses LP "Wow What a Sound" 1968
6841 Iowa All‑State Band, Orchestra & Chorus LP "Twenty‑second Annual Festival Concert" 1968
6842 Davenport West and Central Music Depts. LP "Excerpts from 'The Messiah'" 1968
6901 Tyde 45 "Lost"/"Psychedelic Pill" 1969 69-19A / 69-19B
6902 First United Methodist Church Choirs LP "Sing and Rejoice" 1969 69-62A / 69-62B
6903 Orion High School Choir LP “A Choral Christmas” 1969
6905 Davenport West Concert Band LP "Honor Band" 1969
6906 Assembliettes LP "Sing Jesus Use Me" 1969
6907 The Contents Are (Rok) 45 "Future Days"/"New Mexico" 1969 9-142A / 9-142B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6908 Rosie McQueen (Spiritual Light) EP "How Great Thou Art"/"Redeemed"/"Stand by Me" 1969 9-191A / 9-191B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6915 Calvin Coolidge Junior High School Band and Orchestra LP "Band and Orchestra Highlights 1969" 1969
6916 Various LP "Doing Our Barbershop Thing" 1969
6917 Erie High School Band LP "IHSA State Final Music Contest for Organizations" recorded one side only 1969
6928 Riverdale High School Concert Band LP "Riverdale High School Concert Band" 1969
6929 The Augustana Concert Band 2 LPs "1969 Concert Season" 1969
6931(7) Russ Sanders (Sands) 45 "Two of a Kind"/"We’ll Never Know" 1969
6931 Dakota High School and Grade School Bands LP "IHSA State Organizational Contest" 1969
6932 Clinton Oriental Band of Kaaba Temple LP "Mysterious Music of the Mystic Shrine" 1969 S9-393A / S9-393B
6933 The Edison Effect (Thought) 45 "Many Times Before"/"Annalisa's Melody" 1969
6934 The Chordbusters LP "Here Come the Chordbusters" 1969
6936 The Bits of Silver Trio/The Touch of Velvet 45 "Bottle, Bottle"/"Water Over the Dam" 1969 9-407A / 9-407B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6941 Karma (Onk Enterprizez) 45 "New Mexico"/"N.S.U." 1969
6942 Ken Henderson 45 "Yellow Bird"/"Hole in the Bucket" (with Emetine Henderson) 1969 9-467A / 9-467B Pressed by Kay Bank Studios of Minneapolis, MN
6943 The Warming Trend (Klass/Fredlo) 45 "It Wasn't Very Long Ago"/"Never Ending Rain!" 1969
6944 The Rhythmacs LP "The Band in Demand!" 1969
6945 The Edison Effect (Thought) 45 "Happy Days"/"Important Things" 1969
6946 The Other Side (Motion) 45 "I Wanna Be There"/"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" 1969
6947 Bettendorf High School A Capella Choir LP "The Best of Christmas" 1969
6948 Leather Soul (Wald) 45 "Take Me Back"/"How Does It Feel?" 1969
6949 Frank Allan (Shambleau) 45 "Four Years This March"/"By the Riverside" 1969 w 12683 Pressed by Wakefield Manufacturing of Phoenix, AZ
6951 The Knights 45 "Hopscotch"/"Whiter Shade of Pale" 1969
7001 Scottish Rite Bodies of Davenport LP "The Eighteenth Annual Christmas Concert" 1970
7003 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Williams LP "Sigma Alpha Iota presents in Recital" 1970
7004 Morrison Community High School LP "IHSA State Music Contest" 1970
7006 Store Bought (Paris) 45 "Get Ready for the Sun"/"Soft-Singin’ Woman" 1970
7007 Sterling Grade School Band LP "I.G.S.M.A. Northern Division District V" one-sided, generic cover 1970
7008 Wes and Eileen Holly LP "Just Us" 1970
7010 Yesterday Today & Tomorrow (Challenge) 45 "Close Your Eyes"/"Dreams (Can Come True)" 1970 w13737
7011 Princeton High School Concert Band LP 1970
7012 Erie High School Band LP "I.H.S.A. State Music Contest" one‑sided, generic cover 1970
7015 Moline Senior High School Concert Band LP "Moline Senior High School Concert Band" 1970
7017 Wyanet High School Concert Band (Griggs Music Inc.) LP "1969-70" 1970 w 14047 Pressed by Wakefield Manufacturing of Phoenix, AZ
7019 The Gospeltones of Iowa LP "Thank God I’m Free" 1970
7022 Anne Hensley LP "For Times Like These..." 1970
7025 Various LP "Barbershop Showdown" 1970
7027 Iowa All‑State Band, Orchestra & Chorus LP "Twenty‑fourth Annual Festival Concert" 1970
7101 Godspeed (Shambleau) 45 "Dedication (Goodbye)"/"Ice Cold" 1971 w 14806 Pressed by Wakefield Manufacturing of Phoenix, AZ
7105 The Grace Notes LP "The Way of Gladness" 1971
7111 Clinton Oriental Band of Kaaba Temple LP "Mysterious Music of the Mystic Shrine, Vol. 2" 1971 w 15532 Pressed by Wakefield Manufacturing of Phoenix, AZ
7117 Stonehenge (Dynamite) 45 "The Inferno"/"King of the Golden Hall" 200 copies pressed 1971
7122 The Reflections of Christ LP "Pass It On" 1971
7123 Moline Senior High Concert Choir LP (untitled) 1971
7124 Tri-City Music Festival LP (untitled) 1971 15785 Pressed by Wakefield Manufacturing of Phoenix, AZ
7130 Uncredited: comp. by Thom Ritter George EP "English Dance Variations" 1971
7134 The Saints & Sinners LP "The Sights and Sounds of The Saints and Sinners" 1971
7136 The Young Sounds of Edgewood Baptist LP "Introducing the Young Sounds" 1971
7139 Patti and the Nite‑Lites (Nite) 45 "A Thousand Stars"/"Walkin' the Dog" 1971 w 16768 Pressed by Wakefield Manufacturing of Phoenix, AZ
7140 Central States District Barbershop Choruses LP "Extra! Extra! Hear All About It!" 1971
7141 Knox College Choir LP "1971" 1971
7142 The Leather Soul (Fredlo/All Star) EP "Eleanor Rigby"/"Lightning"/"I've Been Up"/"Renaissance Fair" 1971 w 16835 Pressed by Wakefield Manufacturing of Phoenix, AZ
7143 Iowa All‑State Band, Orchestra & Chorus LP "Twenty‑fifth Annual Festival Concert" 1971
7202 Various LP "South East Iowa Band Masters – Honor Bands 1972" 1972
7205 Kenny Anderson (KJ) 45 "Precious Lord"/"This Is My Valley" 1972 17956
7207 Pleasant Valley High School Bands and Choirs LP "1972" 1972
7208 Aledo High School Choral Department LP "Highlights of 1972" 1972
7209 Ken Paulsen's Orchestra LP "The Happy Sound of Ken Paulsen's Orchestra" 1972
7210 Moline Senior High School Concert Band and Choir 2 LPs "Moline Senior High School Concert Band and Choir" 1972
7211 Pt Byron Civic Boosters (Nancy Searl/Beth Tagtmeier) 45 "Port Byron"/"Reach Out" 1972 w 18711
7213 Augustana Concert Band LP "1972 Concert Season" 1972
7214 Anne Hensley & The Grace Notes LP "Something Beautiful" 1972 w 19157
7216 Ken Henderson LP "Tiki Room" 1972 w 19522
7217 Central States District Barbershop Choruses LP "Straight, Flush, Barbershop" 1972
7218 Patti and the Nite‑Lites (Nite) 45 "Honky-Tonk Woman"/"Chatanooga Shoe Shine Boy" 1972 w 19489
7219 Genevieve O'Connor LP "Giving Glory to God" 1972 w 19570
7220 Gerald Shaw LP "In Times Like These" 1972 w 19702
7221 Iowa All State Band, Chorus & Orchestra LP "The 26th Annual Festival Concert" 1972
7301 Northwestern Illinois District Nazarene Evangelistic Team LP "Jesus the Hope" 1973 w 20024
7303 Jim Allen & The Deacons 45 "The Heart of a Clown"/"To Have & To Hold" 1973 w 20112
7304 The Chord Teasers LP "Melodies Bring Memories" 1973 w 20481
7305 Various LP "1973 Honor Bands Concert" 1973 w 20123
7306 Charlotte Immanuel Lutheran Choir LP "Charlotte Immanuel Lutheran Choir" 1973 w 20482
7307 Born Again LP "To God Be the Glory" 1973 w 20777
7308 Bettendorf High School Symphonic Band LP (untitled) 1973 (none) Album cover shows incorrect catalog number of 7038
7310 Westmer Jr & Sr High School Choirs 45 "Happy Together"/"Godspell (Choral Selections)" 1973 (LRS)
7311 Aledo High School Choir EP "The Bridge‑Between" 1973 (none)
7314 Adult Choir of St. John=s United Church of Christ LP "Sing Unto the Lord!" 1973 (none)
7316 Various LP "Sound Off: Central States Barbershop Choruses" 1973 (none)
7317 The Happy Wanderers (RPM) 45 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon..."/"Behind Closed Doors" 1973 K-7479 / K-7480
7401 Ken Henderson 45 "When You Say, 'Honey'"/"The Joy of Loving" 1974
7402 Swartendrubers LP "My Father Planned It All" 1974
7403 Mixed Choir & Male Chorus of Trinity Lutheran Church LP "To Thee We Sing" 1974
7404 Davenport West and Central Music Depts. LP "The Twenty‑Second Annual Christmas Concert" 1974 (none)
7405 SEIBA Honor Bands LP "Honor Bands Concert 1974" 1974 (none)
7408 Various LP "Good Vibrations: Central States District Barbershop Chorus Contest" 1974
7409 MCHS Singers LP "A Festival of Song" 1974
7410 Iowa All‑State Band, Orchestra & Chorus 2 LPs "Twenty‑eighth Annual Festival Concert" 1974 (none)
7504 Various LP "Barbershopping Alive in 75: Central States District Barbershop Chorus Contest" 1975
7506 First Baptist/First United Methodist Choirs EP "Sanctus"/"Battle Hymn of the Republic" 1975 (none)
7602 Sterling Grade School Concert Band LP "Spring Festival" one side only 1976
7603 Moline Sr High Symphonic Band & Concert Choir 2 LPs (untitled) 1976 Gatefold cover
? The Bullocks LP "Let's Talk About Jesus" ?
? Thomas Jefferson School Chorus LP "The Fifty Voices of the Thomas Jefferson School Chorus" 1965



(1) A “test cut” 10” acetate also exists
(2) This 45 has been duplicated as a modern pressing
(3) A four-song acetate EP numbered 6311 also exists. Two of the songs are from a released 45 by The Escorts; the other two songs are obviously The Escorts but were never released.
(4) Although no mention of Fredlo appears on the record label, this was apparently pressed by Kay Bank Custom Pressings (2541 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis) on behalf of Fredlo.
(5) Rereleased on 180-gram vinyl (limited quantity of 450) and compact disc in February 2008 with four bonus tracks on the Shadoks label from Germany (catalog # 090)
(6) The Guys Who Came Up from Downstairs were formerly known as Grandma's Rockers
(7) Viewed on eBay. Catalog number duplicates another Fredlo release apparently, but this one appears to be correct.

 

Fredlo was primarily a recording studio. It’s very likely that individual acetate recordings could be made at the studio. Commercial vinyl pressings in quantities of 100 or more appear to have been outsourced to companies such as Kay Bank Custom Pressings, 2541 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (from as early as 1960 into 1969) and Wakefield Manufacturing of Phoenix, AZ (from late 1969 to at least 1973).

 

 

Dated but unnumbered releases (vanity releases or test pressings)

  • “Deep Water”/“Steel Guitar Rag”, June 10, 1948 – labeled Inter-City Recording Service – 10” 78 rpm. Individual musicians credited
  • Tamara Albrecht: “I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning” recorded on WHBF, June 26, 1948 – labeled Inter-City Recording Service – 10” 78 (same program on both sides)
  • Ballet Technique – Irene Goulet – labeled Inter-City Recording Service, Moline – 12” 78
  • George Hirstein & His Orchestra: “12th Street Rag”/“Be Anything, but Be Mine”, September 23, 1952 – 10”
  • Gerald Shaw: “My Father Watches Over Me”/“I Love You Truly”, December 9, 1953 – 10” 78 rpm
  • "Pupils of Miss Donna Perkins in Recital: April 12, 1956, Larson Hall, Augustana College" (3 LP set)
  • Thomas Fitzpatrick, tenor: “Sorrento” from Arthur Godfrey Talent Show, October 1, 1956 – 10” 78 rpm
  • The Dukes of Rhythm, April 24, 1957 – 12” 33⅓ LP
  • “Templettes Sing”, June 26, 1958 – 12” 33⅓ LP
  • The Choralaires, September 18, 1960 – 12” 33⅓ LP
  • Hg. Ornance [sic] Weapons Command & Rock Island Arsenal Orchestra & Chorus, December 1960 – 10" 33⅓, one side only – Christmas songs with a narrated dedication to a General Henricks (sp?) at the Pentagon who had recently visited the Rock Island Arsenal
  • H. Muller – “Haphtarah Wayyetse” – numbered 61326-A (perhaps indicating a 1961 recording date) – 10" 33⅓, one side only – cantor singing a cappella in Hebrew
  • H. Muller – “Haphtarah Tetsawweh” – numbered 61647-A (perhaps indicating a 1961 recording date) – 10" 33⅓, one side only – cantor singing a cappella in Hebrew
  • “Tri-City Music Festival”, May 12, 1962 – 12” 33⅓ LP
  • "Vocal Festival: Elementary & Junior High School Choruses", April 21, 1963 – 12” 33⅓ LP
  • Jack Barkstrom, vocal, accompanied by Roger Hellebuyck, November 2, 1963 – 10" 33⅓, one side only
  • Wedding Ceremony of Janis Walther to David Roseen, August 31, 1963 – 10" 33⅓
  • Riverdale Grade School Band: Northwest District V Band Contest, recorded at Moline Senior High School, March 21, 1964, numbered 32164-11 – 10" 33⅓, one side only
  • Calvin Coolidge Junior High School Band, April 17, 1964 – 12” 33⅓ LP
  • Calvin Coolidge Junior High School Band, March 20, 1965 – 10" 33⅓
  • Calvin Coolidge Junior High School Band, April 8, 1965 – 12” 33⅓ LP
  • Morrison High School Band: IHSA State Contest performance at Augustana College, March 12, 1966 – 10" 33⅓
  • Fulton High School Band: IHSA Music Contest performance in Dakota, Illinois, April 19, 1969 – 10" 33⅓

 

Undated acetates – all are cut from 10” aluminum-base Audiodisc recording blanks unless otherwise noted:

  • The Tune-Aires: “Twelfth Street Rag” and “Doodlie-Do”/“Tea for Two” – blue label Inter-City Recording Service – 10”
  • Goulet Dance Studio: “You’re Perf (6 Steps)”/“Sweet Leilani” and “Hawaiian War Chant (4 Steps)” – labeled Inter-City Recording Service – 10”
  • Goulet Dance Studio: “The Love Bug”/“Dancing Feet” 10” 78 – uncredited solo piano
  • Rae Dance Studio: “Jungle Fantasy”/“In a Persian Market” 10” 78 – uncredited, but “In a Persian Market” is known to be Ralph Marterie
  • Rae Dance Studio: “Variations of Cleopatra”/“Dance Antique” 10” 78
  • Series of 10” 78s marked “Property of G. C. Lesher, Clinton, Iowa”:

                        “Waggashoe (Rehearse)”/“Waggashoe (Performance)” – uncredited
                        “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited on label, but known to be a taken from a 1959 stereo Cab Calloway                                                               issue – spins at 33⅓ despite the indication on the label
                        “Silver Moon (Rehearse)”/“Silver Moon” – uncredited on label, but known to be Billy Vaughn
                        “The Song of India” – uncredited
                        “Chiapanecas” – uncredited
                        “Souvenir Waltz” – uncredited – although both sides are labeled, one side is blank

  • Gerald Shaw: “He Is the One”/“Brahms Lullabye” – 12” 78
  • “Prayer of Saint Francis (Rehearse)”/“Peace Prayer of Saint Francis (Performance)” (uncredited on label, but known to be Bing Crosby) – 10” 78 – probably a copy made for a dance studio of another commercially available recording (this record is identical in content to the following entry)
  • “Peace Prayer of Saint Francis (Rehearse)”/“Peace Prayer of Saint Francis (Performance)” (uncredited on label, but known to be Bing Crosby) – 10” 78 – probably a copy made for a dance studio of another commercially available recording
  • "Swanee River"/"School Days" 10" 78 – probably a copy made for a dance studio of another commercially available recording
  • “I’m a Little Teapot (Rehearse)”/“I’m a Little Teapot (Performance)” – 10” 78 – probably a copy made for a dance studio of another commercially available recording
  • “Shout Sister Shout” (uncredited on label, but known to be Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup)/”Flaming Mamie” (uncredited on label, but known to be Johnny Maddox) 10” 78 – probably a copy made for a dance studio of another commercially available recording
  • "Louisanna (sic) Hayride"/"Caisson (sic) Go Rolling Along" 10" 78 – uncredited, but “The Caissons Go Rolling Along” is known to be by The Henry Mancini Orchestra – probably a copy made for a dance studio of another commercially available recording
  • Jack Hale "Bopalene" 7" 45
  • Noah Counts (Don Stibolt) "Sunbeat"/"Don's Theme" 7" 45
  • Gene Ritter featuring Connie Hermann “River Town”/“The Wedding” 7” 45
  • Joline’s Studio of the Dance: “National Fencibles March” 7” 45
  • “Baton Medley” (uncredited) 7” 45
  • “I Fall in Love Every Day” (uncredited) 7” 45
  • “Ragtime Cowboy Joe”/“I’m an Old Cowhand” 7” 45
  • The Impacs: “Blues Walk”/ “Skin Tight” 7” 45

 

Personal timeline of Fred Mauck

  • 1913, 24 April - Born in Yetter, Iowa, to Harry and Ula Jacobs Mauck. Paternal grandparents are from Germany, according to 1915 Iowa state census.
  • 1915 – State census shows him living in Ottumwa, Iowa, with his parents, older brother Harry Sr., and older sister Ruth Jane.
  • 1920 – Federal census shows him living in Tipton, Iowa, with his parents, older brother Harry Sr., and what appear to be two maternal aunts.
  • 1928 -32 – Active as a clarinetist in the Boone (Iowa) High School band as well as a member of the school’s orchestra and chamber orchestra. By 1932, he was also a student director for the school orchestra. 1932 also saw the emergence of “The Wood Wind or Clarinet Club” at the school, with Fred Mauck in charge of publicity for the group. He was also a member of the thespian troupe “B.H.S. Players” as well as that group’s vice president in 1932.
  • 1930 – Federal census shows him living in Des Moines, Iowa, with his parents and older sister Ruth.
  • 1930s – “Traveled the Midwest with the Freddie Mauck Orchestra,” according to his obituary in the Quad City Times. The band is reported to have traveled a territory ranging from Iowa to the Canadian Border, and south through Kansas. While touring through areas known as The Dust Bowl, dust would pile up in the car, obligating the band members to wear handkerchiefs over their faces. The Freddie Mauck Orchestra is reported to have disbanded on 31 December 1936.
  • 1939 – Fred Mauch [sic] is listed in the Moline city directory as a film operator at the Paradise Theatre located at 1717 5th Avenue, Moline.
  • 1940 – Living at 2023 18th Street B, Moline, with Mayphine, his first wife
  • 1941 – Living at 1811 15th Avenue, Moline, working as a film operator at the Paradise Theatre.
  • 1941, 30 August – Fred’s future wife Lois marries Robert Nelson Buck, age 18, in Jackson, Missouri.
  • 1942 – Living at 1811 15th Avenue, Moline
  • 1945 – Living at 1815 15th Avenue, Moline, with Mayphine, working as a projectionist at the Roxy Theatre located at 1506 15th Street in Moline.
  • 1947 – Living at 1815 15th Avenue, Moline, with Mayphine, working as a projectionist at the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1948, October 26 - Mayphine Anne Mauck is granted a copyright for "Christmas Jingles", apparently a collection of jingles with new words and arrangements to familiar songs. Source: "Catalog of Copyright Entries 1949 Unpublished Music Jan-Dec 3D Ser. Vol. 3, Pt. 5B"
  • 1949 – Inter-City Recording Service is listed in the Moline city directory. The address is shown as 1715 15th Avenue, Moline. Fred and Mayphine are shown as residents at the same location. Other names associated with the business are Charles B. Conover and Robert J. Lindley. The business is described as a transcription recording service.
  • 1951 – Moline city directory lists Fred alone at 1619 17th Street, Moline, working as a film operator at the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1951, 3 August – Married Lois Rita (Fennell) Hansen.
  • 1953 – 2436 16th Avenue, Moline, with Lois. The business is not named in the city directory but is categorized as “recording studio.”
  • 1954 – Fredlo Recorders is listed in the Moline city directory. 2436 16th Avenue, Moline.
  • 1955 – Fredlo is not listed in the Moline city directory. Fred and Lois are shown living at 2436 16th Avenue, Moline, with Fred listed as an engineer for the Roxy Theatre.
  • 1956-1978 – Fred and Lois live and work from the Fredlo recording studio at 2224 East 12th Street in the Village of East Davenport. The studio seems to have ceased operations by 1977, when Fred is once again listed as a film operator, this time for Spruce Hills Twin Theater, 2340 Spruce Hills Drive in Bettendorf.
  • 1979 – by this year, Fred and Lois had left the Quad Cities to retire in Grand Marais, Minnesota, on the Canadian border. The building at 2224 East 12th Street initially went to Dave R. Hodam, but by 1980 was being shared by Com-Pac Corporation and Quad City Brokerage Service.
  • 2011, June – Ragged Records, a retailer of new and used records and compact discs located at 418 E 2nd Street in Davenport, sold 200 Fredlo acetates, test pressings and unsold commercial releases recovered from the basement of Fredlo’s former Davenport studio. The winning bid of $723 was made by an unidentified Italian collector.

 

Fred and Lois were married 3 August 1951. The marriage may have prompted the recording business to change its name from “Inter-City Recording Service” to “Fredlo.” Inter-City Recording Service was operating in Moline from at least 1948, with the Fredlo imprint being seen as early as 1951 on acetate recordings prepared for the Rae Dance Studio. The label on Fredlo recordings shows the city of operation as Moline into 1954. The Fredlo studio is listed in Davenport city directories from 1955 through 1976. By 1977, Fred is listed as a film operator at Spruce Hills Twin Theater. By 1979, Fred and Lois left Iowa to retire in Minnesota. Fredrick Raymond Mauck (b. 24 April 1913 in Yetter, Iowa; d. 11 March 1995 in Duluth, Minnesota) was the son of noted Iowa pharmacist Harry C. Mauck, Sr. Fred’s brother, Harry C. Mauck, Jr., was managing editor of the Council Bluffs Nonpareil, while his sister, Jane, was a staff member at the State College of Iowa in Cedar Falls. Lois Rita Fennell (b. 7 June 1921; d. 14 January 1996 in Duluth, Minnesota) was the daughter of Monroe Fennell (died in Muscatine or Davenport at the age of 74 on 31 January 1972) and Marie (Pokorny) Fennell. Her parents Monroe and Marie were married 16 September 1920 in Bettendorf. Lois had married Milton Hansen and had a son, Milton Hansen II, and daughter, Betty Lou, prior to marrying Fred. Fred and Lois had a son, Fredrick Mauck Jr., who was known to be living in Santa Ana, California, in the mid-1990s.

From the “Mason City Globe Gazette,” 23 March 1964, page 3, columns 4 and 5, found online at the Davenport Public Library: Boone – Funeral services were held here Monday for Harry C. Mauck, one of the state’s oldest pharmacists. Mauck, 79, died late Saturday after 59 years as a registered pharmacist. He had practiced at Ottumwa and Hubbard before coming here. Survivors include his widow; two sons, Harry C. Mauck, Jr., managing editor of the Council Bluffs Nonpareil, and Fred R. Mauck of Davenport; and a daughter, Miss Jane Mauck, a member of the State College of Iowa staff in Cedar Falls.

From the “Quad City Times,” 14 March 1995, page 2M, column 1, found on microfilm at the Main Street branch of the Davenport Public Library in Davenport, Iowa: Grand Marais, Minn. - Fredrick R. Mauck, 81, of Grand Marais, formerly of Davenport and Moline, died Saturday at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. Fred Olson Mortuary, Duluth, is in charge of arrangements. He owned Inter-City Recording Studios in Moline and Fredlo Recording Studios in Moline and Davenport. During the 1930s, he traveled the Midwest with [the] Freddie Mauck Orchestra dance band. Mr. Mauck married Rita Fennell Hansen in 1951. Memorials may be made to Gunflint Fire and Rescue Squad. Survivors include his wife; a son, Fredrick Jr., Santa Ana, Calif.; a stepson, Milton Hansen II, Camino, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Betty Lou McKay, New Berlin, Wis.; and seven grandchildren.

From the qconline.com archives: Fredrick Mauck - Fredrick R. Mauck, 81, Gunflint Lake, Grand Marais, Minn., died Saturday, March 11, 1995, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, Minn. There are no services. Memorials may be made to Gunflint Fire and Rescue Squad. Olson Mortuary, Duluth, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mauck was born April 24, 1913, in Yetter, Iowa, the son of Harry and Ula Jacobs Mauck. He married Lois R. Fennell Hansen Aug. 3, 1951. He owned Inter-City Recording Studios, Moline, and Fredlo Recording Studios, Moline and Davenport. He was a member of IATSE and Gunflint Property Owners Association. Survivors include the widow; a son, Fredrick Mauck Jr., Santa Ana, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Betty Lou McCay, New Berlin, Wis.; a stepson, Milton Hansen II, Camino, Calif; and seven grandchildren.

From the “Quad City Times,” 26 January 1996, page 4M, column 2, found on microfilm at the Main Street branch of the Davenport Public Library in Davenport, Iowa: Davenport – Lois R. Mauck, 74, of Grand Marais, Minn., and Duluth, Minn., formerly of Davenport, died Sunday at her home in Duluth. Mrs. Mauck will be buried at Davenport Memorial Park. Fred Olson Mortuary, Duluth, is in charge of arrangements. She was employed 15 years as a part-time writer for [the] Cook County Herald. Lois Fennell married Fredrick Mauck in 1951. They owned Fredlo Recording Studios, Moline and Davenport. The couple retired in 1976. He died March 11, 1995. She was a member of [the] Gunflint Property Owners Association. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Survivors include a daughter, Betty McKay, New Berlin, Wis.; a son, Milton Hansen II, Camino, Calif.; a stepson, Fredrick Mauck Jr., Santa Ana, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Fennell, Muscatine, Iowa.

From the qconline.com archives: Lois Rita Mauck, 74, Gunflint Lake, Grand Marais, Minn., and London Road, Duluth, Minn., died Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996, at home in Duluth. There were no services. Burial is in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Fred Olson Mortuary, Duluth, handled arrangements. The former Lois Rita Fennell was born in Davenport, the daughter of Monroe H. and Marie Porkorny Fennell. She married Fredrick R. Mauck Aug. 3, 1951. He died March 11, 1995. She and her husband owned Fredlo Recording Studios in Moline and Davenport, retiring in 1976. She was a part-time writer for 15 years for the Cook County Herald. She was a member of Gunflint Property Owners Association. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Lou McKay, New Berlin, Wis.; a son, Milton Bruce Hansen II, Camino, Calif.; a stepson, Fredrick Mauck Jr., Santa Ana, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Fennell, Muscatine.

From annual city directories of Davenport, Iowa: Fred and Lois appear to have lived at 2224 East 12th in the Village of East Davenport from about 1956 until about 1978. The Fredlo recording studio appears to have ceased operation around 1976. In Davenport city directories of 1977 and 1978, Fred is listed as a film operator at Spruce Hills Twin Theater. By 1979, the Maucks are no longer listed in the city directory of Davenport. In 1979, the Fredlo address is shown as being occupied by Dave R. Hodam. By 1980, the address appears under the auspices of two businesses, Com-Pac Corporation and Quad City Brokerage Service.