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Spar Records was founded in 1961 by record men Alan Bubis and William Beasley. They had been partners in the Tennessee and Republic labels in the 1950s and had eventually gotten into record distribution as well. The Spar imprint was soon followed by budget labels Giant Records (12), Kenilworth, Caravelle, Tunes For Tots and Country & Western Hits. These releases used the finest of Nashville's singers, songwriters and musicians. Bobby Russell, Buzz Cason, Herbert Hunter, Freddie North, Thomas Henry, The Avons, Peggy Gaines, Boots Randolph, Bill Justis, Mac Gayden, Jimmy Buffett, Wayne Moss, Charlie McCoy, Pete Drake, Earl Gaines, and many other legendary musicians appear on the Spar releases. By the late 1960s Spar had gotten into the LP market with its Sterling, Spar Premiere, Plantation House, Nashville Sound and eventually the Spar 8 track tape line of releases. By the late 1960s they had launched Top Pop Hits label, but it was short lived. The Spar label went out of business in the mid 1970s.
Because this tape is sealed new and we cannot inspect for play-ability, we offer no warranty or guarantees on how well this tape will perform once it is opened and removed from the cellophane package. Because this sealed new 8-track tape is very old, the foam pad and glue on the foil splice most often has a tendency to deteriorate over many years of time. Always inspect and replace if necessary those items before playing any sealed new 8-track tape, or damage to the tape and player may occur.
If you would like this new sealed tape gently opened and inspected for play-ability with a new pad and foil splice added, please go to "New 8-track tape repair" in the New 8-track tape category and we will gladly perform the work for you. Please be sure to select the number of repairs needed for the amount of sealed tapes you are purchasing.