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Hi All,

 

Does anyone have any info regarding the Derby Label at all? My apologies, if this has already been asked before.

A discography or scans of the label would be lovely too, if anyone has them.

 

Much thanks in anticipation,

 

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Thank You Mike. I didn't realise that there were so many!

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Hi All,

 

Does anyone have any info regarding the Derby Label at all? My apologies, if this has already been asked before.

A discography or scans of the label would be lovely too, if anyone has them.

 

Much thanks in anticipation,

 

Teresa

Just have the one Teresa, Mel Carter - Wonderful Love / Time Of Young Love on Derby 1005. It's a bit of a Sam Cook sound-alike, if you don't know it. I don't seem to be able to post images on here I'm afraid.

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Hiya John,

 

I didn't know the Mel Carter until now. Its playing in the background and is just lovely! Does sound very much like Sam Cooke....very Sugar Dumpling-ish lol

I have Johnnie Taylor - Dance What You Wanna on that label design. I think it's one of my favourite designs ever :D 

 

Thanks for sharing

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Thank You Mike. I didn't realise that there were so many!

 

There are lots as you say but if you look at the discography most of the stuff is from 1949 to 1954.

 

I doubt if the stuff starting at Johhny Taylor is the same label.

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Jeannie Robertson - Memories . Best on the label IMHO . ....Shite name for a label though :wink:

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There are lots as you say but if you look at the discography most of the stuff is from 1949 to 1954.

 

I doubt if the stuff starting at Johhny Taylor is the same label.

I've managed to  find 2 different label designs (1950's)??? from Derby that feature on the discography...very similar Jaco. Only sourced from a tad of info via Wikipedia. The one that features on the header of the discography page is the same design used for Johnnie Taylor and Mel Carter....

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There are lots as you say but if you look at the discography most of the stuff is from 1949 to 1954.

 

I doubt if the stuff starting at Johhny Taylor is the same label.

The older Derby label was located in New York, and had mostly R&B and Doo Wop and a little Pop and Jazz on it.  The later Derby was a subsidiary of Sam Cooke and JW Alexander's SAR Records.  It has some nice records on it in addition to Mel Carter and Johnny Taylor.  It was located in L.A., and ran in the early to mid '60s.

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I've a few reggae label tattoo's but this design I adore....it may be the next, featuring Johnnie Taylor as its a big fave play of mine also.

 

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The older Derby label was located in New York, and had mostly R&B and Doo Wop and a little Pop and Jazz on it.  The later Derby was a subsidiary of Sam Cooke and JW Alexander's SAR Records.  It has some nice records on it in addition to Mel Carter and Johnny Taylor.  It was located in L.A., and ran in the early to mid '60s.

So, although the label designs are very similar....they aren't related in any way Robb???

Fab bit of info...greatly appreciated

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Jeannie Robertson - Memories . Best on the label IMHO . ....Shite name for a label though :wink:

Being Notts born and bred myself....I can totally agree! But it is a pretty looking label Mak :D 

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In the Globaldog discography above I believe that's two different Derby labels.

 

The Derby in question was set up in 1963 by Sam Cooke & J W Alexander starting with Buck Floyd (Derby 100)

 

Opps, just seen Robb's post

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Milt Grayson - wayfaring stranger/your old standby is on the label

 

The wayfaring stranger side is truly superb.

 

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So, although the label designs are very similar....they aren't related in any way Robb???

Fab bit of info...greatly appreciated

That's right.  No relation whatsoever.

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Much thanks for all your help :D 

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In the Globaldog discography above I believe that's two different Derby labels.

 

The Derby in question was set up in 1963 by Sam Cooke & J W Alexander starting with Buck Floyd (Derby 100)

 

The Buck Floyd 45 is on an unrelated third Derby label (from Kentucky).

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1001 - Johnny Taylor - Dance What You Wanna / Shine Shine Shine - 1963
1002 - Billy Preston - Greazee Part 1 / Greazee Part 2 - 1963
1003 - Mel Carter - When A Boy Falls In Love / So Wonderful - 1963
1004 - Jeanie Robertson - Tears Of Happiness / Memories - 1963
1005 - Mel Carter - Time Of Young Love / Wonderful Love - 1963
1006 - Johnnie Taylor - I'll Always Be In Love With You / Baby We've Got Love - 1963
1007 - Milt Grayson - Wayfarin' Stranger / Your Old Standby - 1963
1008 - Mel Carter - After The Parting The Meeting Is Sweeter / Why Call Her Mine - 1964
1009 - Executives - Happy Chatter / Falling In Love - 1964
1010 - Johnny Taylor - I Need Lot's Of Love / Getting Married Soon - 1964
1011 - Curtis & The Boys - Somewhere There's A Girl / Shakin' This Way And That — 1964

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Derby

1001 - Johnny Taylor - Dance What You Wanna / Shine Shine Shine - 1963

1002 - Billy Preston - Greazee Part 1 / Greazee Part 2 - 1963

1003 - Mel Carter - When A Boy Falls In Love / So Wonderful - 1963

1004 - Jeanie Robertson - Tears Of Happiness / Memories - 1963

1005 - Mel Carter - Time Of Young Love / Wonderful Love - 1963

1006 - Johnnie Taylor - I'll Always Be In Love With You / Baby We've Got Love - 1963

1007 - Milt Grayson - Wayfarin' Stranger / Your Old Standby - 1963

1008 - Mel Carter - After The Parting The Meeting Is Sweeter / Why Call Her Mine - 1964

1009 - Executives - Happy Chatter / Falling In Love - 1964

1010 - Johnny Taylor - I Need Lot's Of Love / Getting Married Soon - 1964

1011 - Curtis & The Boys - Somewhere There's A Girl / Shakin' This Way And That — 1964

 

The Johnny Taylor link info is just superb Dave, much thanks :thumbsup: 

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I have a nice 45 for sale on this label, Milt Grayson - Your Old Stand By (Derby 1007) in mint minus condition, £250 on Mr Manship's site, £85 off me...

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