The History of Walteria Records
On July 1, 1984, Walteria Records was founded as Blue Boat Records. Blue Boat
was founded in a basement apartment in South St. Louis, while I was a student in
college, learning Journalism. A year later we celebrated our first release on an
EP-45 vinyl disc titled "All I Do Is Daydream" recorded at Premier Film and
Recording, The EP was popular on a juke box at the Billie Goat Hill Saloon at the time and lasted until the Saloon closed its doors in the late 1990's.
in 1987, Blue Boat planned its first studio album release with the running title to be
"Knock At My Door" I had recorded some of the basic tracks at home and then in
early 1988, The final tracks were recorded at Technisonic Studios in St. Louis and
the title became "I'm Sailing Away..." The album was a limited release of only 100
copies on cassettes only, which sold out rather quickly. However, the studio lost
the masters after we ordered additional copies. It was at that point, we decided to
do all of our recordings in house, and not trust anyone else to the process.
In 1994, we rebranded our label, and changed the name from Blue Boat Records, to Walteria Records. in 2000, we purchased our first computer and we rebranded our label. It was then we came up with our slogan, as "Walteria Records - A One Of A Kind Record Company!" We were the first label to make every single available on each and every album or even make special albums on Compact Disc, as we made quote "A La Carte" albums knowing not everyone was going to appreciate, everything we do or did at the time and thus history was made.
In 2004 we decided to do everything online with MP3 files and stopped producing
Compact Discs in 2011, except for radio stations only that were on our list.