the LABELS...

was as important to the DISCO era as all the great songs they released.
There was a hand full of labels that produced most of the best Disco music ever heard, music designed for the dancefloor. Music that would make you wanna "Strutt your funky Stuff".
This is my Tribute to these great labels!



PRELUDE RECORDS

I interviewed Marvin Schlachter who was the founder and owner of Prelude from 1976 and 10 years ahead.
Prelude released many of the most wanted acts from the era, including D-Train, France Joli, Musique...
Read my interview with Marvin - >>

SALSOUL RECORDS

was started in 1974 by the three Cayre Brothers and was the first label to release a commercial 12"inch Disco Mix to the public. Acts included Loleatta Holloway, Salsoul Orch., First Choice, Inner Life...
Ken Cayre tells the full story - >>

T.K. DISCO

gave us Florida Disco by Anita Ward, Peter Brown, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, T-Connection among others, for about a decade...
Henry Stone reveals everything - >>

WESTEND RECORDS

Mel Cheren, owned and formed this label which gave us classics by Taana Gardner, Karen Young, Loose Joints, Billy Nichols and others... Besides being closely connected to the Paradise Garage.
Where the sun sets & the stars rise - >>

ATLANTIC RECORDS

has survived over 60 years in the business, Disco acts included ABBA, Sister Sledge, Stacy Lattisaw and lots of others...
The Atlantic history - >>

BUDDAH RECORDS

was started in 1967 and scored Disco hits by Andrea True Connection, Chic, Mainline, Melba Moore...
Visit the smiling Buddah - >>

CASABLANCA RECORDS

was formed by Neil Bogart in 1973, with a roaster spanning from Rock by KISS, via Mothership Funk by Parliament over to knock out Disco by acts like Donna Summer, Village People and many many others.
Learn more about Casablanca here - >>

COLUMBIA RECORDS

dates back to 1888 and is still kicking. the Jacksons, Dan Hartman, Chicago were all in its stable...
The info you need is here - >>

SAM RECORDS

was named after owner Sam Weiss and had hits by Gary's Gang, John Davis and K.I.D.
This is the SAM story - >>

SOLAR

was the Los Angeles based Disco label behind acts like Shalamar, Whispers, Lakeside, Midnight Star, Klymaxx, Dynasty and others...
Sound Of Los Angeles Records - >>

SWEMIX

a Swedish Remix Service which released exclusive remixes of dance tracks to DJ's Only.
StoneBridge share the history - >>

VANGUARD RECORDS

was founded in the '50s by the Soloman Bros, incl. artists as Alisha, Poussez! and Fonda Rae...
Check Vanguard out - >>

WARNER BROS. RECORDS

one of the major labels with hundreds of artists in their roster, incl. Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, Prince and Candi Staton.
Their history is here - >>



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Casablanca CD Box

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the Best of T.K. Disco CD

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