Arvee Records was part of the High Fidelity Recording Company group of labels, that also included HiFi Records, Life (HiFi), Orbit and Tri-Disc. The company was founded in 1956 in Hollywood, California, by Richard Vaughn, and the term 'Arvee' is a play on Mr. Vaughn's initials R.V.
The Arvee Label was established in 1959, a few years later than HiFi or Orbit, and the focus was on popular music and R&B, while the company's other labels were more of the easy listening jazz and folk kind. The most popular acts on Arvee were The Olympics and The Marathons. Arvee's albums were released in the HiFi Records 400 Series, both labels used the same numbering system.
The label group, incl. Arvee and HiFi, was sold to Everest in 1964 or 1965, and we believe the last album on Arvee was published in 1963.