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Reading Detroit 67, reminded of the origins of the SOUL Label as part of Carmen Murphy's HOB stable. Does anyone know of a discog?
Believe The Barons (previously Peppermints which included Lee Rogers and Duke Browner) had a couple of releases on the early SOUL label, also Buddy Lamp under another name, Johnny West.. Good info at Soulfuldetroit.com . Anyone have any of these? Any others?

Quite liking this one , Barons while the cat's away (flip of Who's in the Shack)


Also Johnny West's Tears baby / It aint Love

Edited by Dean

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Just found Glows - We're Drifting Apart / Twenty-one,  SOUL 838, on John Manship, didn't know that one.

That makes 

837 The Barons - Money don't Grow on Trees / Dog Eat Dog

838 The Glows - We're Drifting Apart / Twenty-one

Also listed as 838 The Barons - Who's in the Shack / While the Cat's Away

841 Johnny West - Tears Baby / It Aint Love

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I haven't seen any discography of Carmen Murphy's Soul Records other than my own.  I've only ever seen 837 through 841, with two 838s and NO 839.  I believe that the second 838 (Barons) was supposed to be 839, and so, 839 was not used.  Soul Records (like House of Beauty (HOB) Records), was located in the office of Carmen Murphy's beauty shop ("House of Beauty"), at 111 Mack Avenue, in Detroit.  Mike Hanks was A&R man and chief producer for Mrs. Murphy.  Most of their recordings were made at United Sound Recording Studio.  The Barons were Roger Craton (AKA Lee Rogers), Jesse Greer and Barney (Duke) Browner, with one other member (I've forgotten).  Johnny West WAS Buddy Lamp.  Othea George had been a member of The Twilighters (Willie (Tony) Ewing's group, who had been recorded by Hanks and Ewing for their Spin Records label. 


837 - The Barons - "Money Don't Grow On Trees" / "Dog Eat Dog"


838 The Glows - "We're Drifting Apart" / "Twenty-One"


838 The Barons - "Who's In The Shack" / "While The Cat's Away"


840 - Othea George - "What's The Matter With Me" /"If I Don't Have To Tell A Lie"


841 Johnny West - "Tears Baby" / "It Ain't Love"


Edited by RobbK

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It is nice to have a thread on this label.  Do we have threads for Carmen Murphy's other labels:  HOB (House of Beauty, Starmaker, and Spartan?  Do we have them for Mike Hanks' early labels like Spin. MRC. MAH's, Wheel City and  USD ?


I'm sure we have discographies for D-Town and Wheelsville USA.

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