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At least three record labels with the name Bullet Records have existed.

The earliest one was a record label based in Nashville, USA, which was started in 1945 by Jim Bulliet and C.V. Hitchcock. Bulleit was an early partner in Sun Records. Its only national hit was Francis Craig's pop recording of "Near You" made in early 1947, but the label was known for country music artists such as Boots Woodall's Radio Wranglers, who also recorded for Capitol Records, and Southern Gospel artists such as the Rangers Quartet and Speer Family. In 1949 they released B. B. King's first commercial single, Miss Martha King. Too much money was spent in hope of repeating the success of Francis Craig's "Near You" and the label was in trouble by 1949. Jim Bulliet sold out to W.C. "Red" Wortham, who had his Delta label (distributed by Bullet) in the same building. The label limped on for a few years but was out of business by 1952.

The Bullet, Sur-Speed and Delta catalogs were purchased by Bluesland Productions in the mid 1990s.

One was a short-lived subsidiary of American Bang Records. Only one album by Peabo Bryson in 1976 was ever released.

The third known label with this name, was based in England in the early 1980s, and released NWOBHM artists. Among known releases is the self titled 1983 debut EP from Danish Pretty Maids.

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Bullet Records UK was an offshoot of Bullet Mail Order. Because of their close ties with the British heavy metal scene at that time, it seemed a logical progression to form a label to promote little-known unsigned bands. Amongst the bands on the label were Wrathchild, Pretty Maids, Black Rose [from N.E.England], Le Griffe, Silverwing, Chrome Molly Chrome Molly and Taipan [from Australia]. Whilst many of the releases were critically acclaimed, the company suffered from a lack of experience and through various reasons, cash-flow being one, was forced to cease trading in 1984.



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