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Music Released On Artist Owned Labels

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From the fifties onwards soul music had a long history and a fine pedigree of talented groups, artists and singers who for whatever reason went down the independent route and did it their way for richer or poorer.

 

Labels were set up and their music was released on their own imprint..

 

Some were more easily identified than others.

 

Derek

 

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Sam Cooke's SAR Records did have a release on him.  Ray Charles Tangerine Records did not (to my Knowledge) have a release by Ray, although his ABC releases at that time were listed as Tangerine Records productions.  There were hundreds of self-owned tiny record labels set up as a vehicle for the owner's solo or group recordings' release.

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cords did have a release on him.  Ray Charles Tangerine Records did not (to my Knowledge) have a release by Ray, although his ABC releases at that time were listed as Tangerine Records productions.  There were hundreds of self-owned tiny record labels set up as a vehicle for the owner's solo or group recordings' release.

 

 

Sam Cooke's SAR Records did have a release on him.  Ray Charles Tangerine Records did not (to my Knowledge) have a release by Ray, although his ABC releases at that time were listed as Tangerine Records productions.  There were hundreds of self-owned tiny record labels set up as a vehicle for the owner's solo or group recordings' rele

 

'Booty butt' / 'sidewinder' was the closest, credited as It was to the Ray Charles Orchestra.

 

Some others possibly- Glad-hamp (lionel hampton)

Bab-roc - roscoe gordon

Maycon - earl connelly

Bo-kay - eddie bo?

Ru-tee - rudy tee

Dig - johnny otis

Tou-sea etc - allan toussaint

Gay-shel - big bo thomas

 

... actually there's loads

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Lloyd Price's Double L label springs to mind. No dynamite tunes here in the few I have but they do turn up regularly so must have sold well enough back in the day.

 

Buddy lamp 'my tears' and wilson pickett's 'baby call on me' are dynamite-ish

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Buddy lamp 'my tears' and wilson pickett's 'baby call on me' are dynamite-ish

All those Detroit (Correc-Tone) artists that Robert Bateman brought to Double-L made good recordings.  Batemen did well with New york artists, too.

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'Booty butt' / 'sidewinder' was the closest, credited as It was to the Ray Charles Orchestra.

 

Some others possibly- Glad-hamp (lionel hampton)

Bab-roc - roscoe gordon

Maycon - earl connelly

Bo-kay - eddie bo?

Ru-tee - rudy tee

Dig - johnny otis

Tou-sea etc - allan toussaint

Gay-shel - big bo thomas

 

... actually there's loads

Johnny Otis owned several of his own labels.  Dig's subsidiary was Ultra Records.  Otis also owned Eldo Records.

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Guest Dave Turner

Oscar Perry's releases on Peri-Tone ie "Main String" "I Got What You Need" "Gimme Some" "It's Too Late" etc etc

 

"Come On Home To Me" the flip to both "I Got What You Need" and "Gimme Some" is simply wonderful

 

Edited by Dave Turner

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Brenton Wood-I want love, on his own Brent label, superb aswell

 

Kev

Where's the smiley or the blue font?  A little bird told me that you're just pulling our collective legs, and you know that Bob Shad owned Brent and Time Records.

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Where's the smiley or the blue font?  A little bird told me that you're just pulling our collective legs, and you know that Bob Shad owned Brent and Time Records.

No joke Robb, I read somewhere that Brenton Wood owned the label, thanks for info though, its a great record though :yes:

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Ike turner owned a whole slew of tiny St, Louis and L.A. labels a few of which had Ike & Tina Turner and Ikettes releases.  Innis is one that comes to mind.

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No joke Robb, I read somewhere that Brenton Wood owned the label, thanks for info though, its a great record though :yes:

 

Not on your own Kev, until now I always believed the same and like you I'm sure I read it somewhere. 

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No joke Robb, I read somewhere that Brenton Wood owned the label, thanks for info though, its a great record though :yes:

Wow!  Who writes that drivel?  Brent and Time were located in New York, and Brenton Wood lived and worked in L.A.  I don't remember him owning any record company.  He bounced from one tiny L.A. label to another.  But all were owned by someone else.

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Lloyd Price's Double L label springs to mind. No dynamite tunes here in the few I have but they do turn up regularly so must have sold well enough back in the day.

Isn't Ludix also Lloyd Price?

What about Washpan?

Dx

 

PS Wasn't Reprise owned by Frank Sinatra?

Edited by DaveNPete

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Yes, Washpan was owned by Gino Washington, and he was their major artist.  Yes, Frank Sinatra was one of the owners of Reprise.  Ludix was owned or co-owned by Luther Dixon.  I've never heard that Lloyd Price was involved in that company.

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