ALMO INTERNATIONAL

ALMO INTERNATIONAL HISTORY

This division of A&M Records produced 29 singles, both promotional and stock issues, from 1963 until 1966. Its artist roster was almost independent of A&M Records although the Baja Marimba Band and Lucille Starr had singles on both labels. They were the only artists to release more than one single on Almo International and the only artists to release albums and singles on A&M Records. Each cracked the Top 100 of Billboard's Pop Singles chart with these Almo International singles-- "Comin' in the Back Door" by the Baja Marimba Band and "The French Song" by Lucille Starr.

"Comin' in the Back Door" by the Baja Marimba Band was the only Almo International single to be released later on A&M's Forget-Me-Not and Memories series of double-sided hits.

The Elementary School Band was signed to the label in November 1965.

 

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ALMO INTERNATIONAL CHARTS

BILLBOARD POP SINGLES CHART

Based on the year the recording peaked on the chart

YEARARTIST (SINGLES)
1963 Baja Marimba Band (1 Top 100)
1964 Lucille Starr (1 Top 100)

BILLBOARD ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHART

YEAR ARTIST (SINGLES)
1964 Lucille Starr (1 Top 20)

CASHBOX CHART

Based on the year the recording peaked on the chart

YEARARTIST (SINGLES)
1964 Baja Marimba Band (1 Top 60)
Lucille Starr (1 Top 60)

ALMO INTERNATIONAL GALLERY

SOURCES

1. Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums 1955 - 1996. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1996.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles 1955 - 1999. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2000.
3. Whitburn, Joel. Top Adult Contemporary Singles 1961 - 2001. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 2002.