Edward "Ed " Muchow was born in 1936. He was a guitar/banjo/fiddle player, and had his own band. He was also a disc-jockey (Smilin' Ed Muchow) on KLEE radio, and in the seventies a member of the Jack Paris band.
2-J Records was incorporated in 1975 by Ottumwa resident, businessman and Nashville music promoter, Ivan Tennyson.
Thanks again to Bob for the info.