Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) has purchased the catalog of L.A.-based independent label Del-Fi Records.

Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) has purchased the catalog of L.A.-based independent label Del-Fi Records. Founded by producer Bob Keane, Del-Fi was responsible for a string of late-'50s and early-'60s hits by Latino rock'n'roll star Ritchie Valens, Texas-bred rocker Bobby Fuller and surf bands the Lively Ones, the Centurions and the Sentinels.

Del-Fi was inactive for a number of years but reappeared in the mid-'90s with a series of independently distributed CD reissues from its extensive catalog.

WSM's Rhino Records label licensed and rereleased Valens' and Fuller's hits in the '80s and early '90s.