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Author:  DEEJAYCHUCKS [ Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:40 am ]
Post subject:  Sunshine Records

I think I have a Sunshine on a Dubplate(Acetate).

Author:  Pete Denis [ Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:50 am ]
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Which one Chuck? What song? And how much did it cost you when you got it?

Author:  Jay Negron [ Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:57 am ]
Post subject:  Sunshine Dubplates

I used to make a lot of Dubplates at SUNSHINE SOUND.
It was a recording studio in Manhattan that used to record DJ re-edits from tape and press them on acetates.

To read my story & experience with them, click this:


To hear one of them click this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72ZtwaZl ... re=channel

This was way back in the day--->1976 & 1977

Author:  Dancer [ Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:15 am ]
Post subject:  Great Story

Great story Jay,that was the days!!!!!

Author:  DJ Chulo [ Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:21 am ]
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Author:  darren [ Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:56 am ]
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sounds like a bummer.to have that happen to you.
great story jay,it's good to hear how it was back in the day.

darren :D 8)

Author:  Soul-Boy [ Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  SOLAR RECORDS

SOLAR - Sound Of Los Angeles Records

Not sure if this lable has had a mention on this site but for sure it deserves regonition for producing some great acts over the years. I am a little biased when it comes to this label as a lot of my favourite acts released some great tunes with this lable. The likes of Shalmar, The Whispers, Midnight Starr & Dynasty to name a few rocked the disco world through the Solar years...

CEO Dick Griffey certainly undershot his label’s impending influence when he named it “Sound Of Los Angeles Records.”

Started in 1975 as Soul Train Records by African-American entrepreneur Griffey and TV personality Don Cornelius, the partnership dissolved within two years. But Griffey would assume solo command of the starship and rechristen it… SOLAR.

Signing hungry, post-disco funk-n-soul bands like Lakeside, Midnight Star and The Deele, manufacturing new crossover vocal groups like Shalamar and Dynasty, ushering veteran local vocal quintet The Whispers to international acclaim, taking a chance on an all-female band called Klymaxx and giving his then-singer/songwriter wife Carrie Lucas “First Lady” status, SOLAR truly turned out a “galaxy of stars.”

Equally important are the great in-house writers, musicians, producers and orchestrators that molded the music into masterpieces that are still sampled and covered to this day. Why? Because the sound – as “SOLAR” suggests – is UNIVERSAL, reaching far beyond L.A. and the U.S. to touch listeners ‘round the globe with impeccably produced, surround-sound escapism for both the love-nest and the dance floor. SOLAR is the label that incubated Leon Sylvers III, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley, Bernadette Cooper and many more stars before launching them off into stellar orbits of their own. The company even contributed to hip-hop history with its final hit – the theme song to the gritty ghetto flick Deep Cover, on which West Coast rap don Dr. Dre introduced superstar-to-be Snoop Doggy Dogg.

What are your memories of SOLAR , what were your favourite acts and jams as there was plenty to choose from......

Author:  Jay Negron [ Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:23 pm ]
Post subject:  SOUL TRAIN/SOLAR

Yea-I gave SOLAR big ups on page 4 of this thread. (see Oct. 9)

The theme to DEEP COVER, also known as "187" was released in the USA on Death Row records. I got the 12" & the album.

Author:  Soul-Boy [ Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:46 pm ]
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Always thought these two record lables produced some great dance music over the years..

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Author:  Jay Negron [ Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:48 pm ]
Post subject:  You know it

Yea, Mikey, from 1993-2000 there was no better dance label than these 2 !!!!

Author:  Soul-Boy [ Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: You know it

Jay Negron wrote:
Yea, Mikey, from 1993-2000 there was no better dance label than these 2 !!!!

Point of interest Jay,

Strictly Rhythm sales and production started to fall just after 2000, so they partnered up with Time Warner in 2002...bad mistake!..company went from bad to worse and they ceased production 9 months later. All was not lost though, as the Brits came to the rescue and Strictly took on UK's Defected Records as a partner, production restarted in 2007...

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