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The label's major hits included: " TSOP ( The Sound Of Philadelphia )" by MFSB, featuring The Three Degrees, 1974 ( which was later adopted as the theme of the TV dance-music show " Soul Train "); " Ain't No Stoppin ' Us Now " by McFadden & Whitehead ( writers and producers with the label ), 1979 ; " Backstabbers " and " Love Train " by The O ' Jays, 1972 / 3 ; " If You Don't Know Me By Now " and " The Love I Lost " by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, 1972 / 3 ; " Me And Mrs Jones " by Billy Paul, 1972 ; " When Will I See You Again " by The Three Degrees, 1974 ; and " You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine " by Lou Rawls, 1976.
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Drive-Thru's relationship with MCA Records ensured that the smaller label's more popular bands would be picked up by the major.
His work at Mute was as producer, co-producer, or engineer with each of the label's major acts, including Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke and Erasure, whose debut album Wonderland ( 1986 ) and its followup The Circus ( 1987 ) he engineered.
A number of the label's past acts have either broken up ( such as Tsunami Bomb ), moved to other independent labels ( as in the cases of Ozma and Bigwig ), or signed to major labels ( most notably The Ataris ).
Frustrated, the band finally decided to sign to Sony Records, on the proviso that they be allowed to release their music through their own Furtive label-thus regaining a higher degree of creative control while still enjoying the benefit of the major label's distribution and advertising clout.
Newhart provided the label's next major commercial breakthrough — in May 1960, three months after the success of " Cathy's Clown ", Newhart's debut album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart went straight to # 1 in the U. S., staying at the top for fourteen weeks, charting for more than two years and selling more than 600, 000 copies.
The label was formed by Amy Grant's managers ( with Harrell being her brother-in-law ), with the label's original intent to give new artist Kathy Troccoli a home after being rejected by the major labels at the time.
The parent label also hopes that the vanity label's association with the famous artist will entice that artist's audience to purchase other records on the vanity label, although only a relatively small number of new artists introduced by vanity labels have gone on to become major successes in their own right.
The group was the first major successful act of Motown Records after The Miracles and were its first significant successful girl group on the label's early years after the release of the number-one single, " Please Mr. Postman ", one of the first number-one singles recorded by an all-female vocal group and the first by a Motown recording act.
In 2006 the band signed to major label Capitol, however they were soon dropped during the label's merger with Virgin.
His fourth album, 1999's How Lucky I Am, failed to produce any major singles, and he was dropped from the label's roster.
In the late 1990s and into the 2000s as the advent of MP3 files and digital download sites such as Apple's iTunes changed the recording industry, an indie Neo-soul scene soon emerged from the urban Underground soul scenes of London, NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago and L. A., primarily due to commercial radio and the major label's biased focus on the marketing, promotion & Airplay of Pop and hip hop music during this period.
Since the mid-1990s, Little Walter DeVenne has remastered many of the label's reissues, and the company has also made extensive use of the in-house mastering and restoration services of the major labels from whom they license material.
The first single release was " One Of Us ", which did not enjoy their previous major label's promotion efforts.
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's were the label's backing band for most of the classic hits that came out of Stax, by Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and many more.
Gaye was one of many who shaped the sound and success of Motown Records in the 1960s, becoming that label's top-selling solo artist of that decade with a string of hits including " How Sweet It Is ( To Be Loved By You )", " Ain't That Peculiar ", " I Heard It Through the Grapevine " and his duet singles with singers such as Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell.
In 1960, Gordy signed an unknown named Mary Wells who became the fledgling label's first star, with Smokey Robinson penning her hits " You Beat Me to the Punch ", " Two Lovers ", and " My Guy ".
Nevertheless, Wells ' early hits as one of the label's few female solo acts did make her the label's first female star and its first fully successful solo artist.
While LaRosa was unable to sustain his early successes, later Cadence artists included Andy Williams and the label's biggest act of all, The Everly Brothers whose hits such as " Bye Bye Love " and " Wake Up Little Susie " were produced by Bleyer in Nashville with country studio musicians led by Chet Atkins.
Disc 1 is composed of the label's greatest hits, disc 2 is composed of unreleased demos and rarities, and disc 3 is composed the Fat Club 7 " series in its entirety.
Mann and Lowe wrote many of the label's early singles, while Mann and Appell also became a successful songwriting team that was responsible for many of the label's hits, particularly after Lowe cut back on his songwriting ( c. 1961 / 62 ) to attend to the business of running the label.
From 1960 to 1964, Rydell was the label's second largest hit maker after Chubby Checker, scoring with such hits as " Wild One " ( his biggest hit, peaking at # 2 ), " Swingin ' School ", " Volare ", " The Cha-Cha-Cha ", " Forget Him " and others.
Davis himself has admitted that they were taking advantage of the money Elektra provided to them in order to create the best studio album they could regardless of the label's demands for radio hits, knowing that Superdrag would probably never have that kind of funding again.
The label's film division, Casablanca Filmworks, had hits with the movies The Deep and Midnight Express.
The label's biggest hits included " Treat Her Right " by Roy Head & The Traits, " Tell Me Why " by Norman Fox and The Rob Roys, and " Everlasting Love " by Carl Carlton.
Their second album Communiqué ( 1979 ) made the Top 20 in many countries and earned another gold record award in the U. S. WBR also enjoyed renewed success with comedy recordings in this period, transferring Richard Pryor from Reprise and signing rising star Steve Martin, whose second Warner album A Wild and Crazy Guy ( 1978 ) became one of the label's biggest comedy hits — it reached # 2 on the pop album chart, won the 1979 Grammy for ' Best Comedy Album ', and Martin's novelty single " King Tut " was a US Top 20 hit.
Later in the decade and into the early 1980s, hits with Tubeway Army and Gary Numan secured the label's future.
This album replaces 1997's compilation Death to the Pixies in 4AD's catalog, which previously served as the label's " greatest hits " collection for the Pixies.
The label's releases mostly consisted of double A-side singles that were cover versions of then-current or predicted UK Top 20 hits and it was not unusual for different artists or contrasting pop styles to appear on either side of a record.
The label's most successful act commercially was West German based band Boney M. with million-selling hits like " Rivers of Babylon ", " Brown Girl in the Ring " and " Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord ".
As Motown's first group ( also the label's first million-selling act ), they were first on the show, singing four of their greatest hits, " Shop Around ", " You've Really Got a Hold on Me ", " The Tears of a Clown ", and " Going To A Go-Go ".
Later in the decade and into the early ' 80s, hits with Tubeway Army and Gary Numan secured the label's future.
The label's Hot Boys ( Juvenile, B. G., Lil Wayne, and Turk ) and Big Tymers ( Mannie Fresh and Baby ) released platinum albums and had several nationally charting hits using the bounce style.
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Notable later releases included Free Kitten and Bis while the commercial success of Cornershop from 1997 rewarded the label's long-term support.
Saxophonist Jackie McLean, a stalwart of the label's hard bop output since the late 1950s, also crossed over into the avant-garde in the early 1960s, whose notable avant-garde albums included One Step Beyond and Destination Out.
The label's numbering system was combined with those of Tamla and Gordy in 1982, and the label ( and company ) was purchased by MCA in 1988. Notable Motown artists have included Mary Wells, The Supremes, Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Boyz II Men, Commodores, Lionel Richie, Dazz Band, Brian McKnight, 98 Degrees, and Erykah Badu.
The label's numbering system was combined with those of Motown and Gordy in 1982, and the label was merged with Motown in 1988. Notable Tamla artists included Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and The Marvelettes.
The label's numbering system was combined with those of Motown and Tamla in 1982, and the label was merged with Motown in 1988. Notable Gordy artists included The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, The Contours, Edwin Starr, Rick James, The Mary Jane Girls, Teena Marie, and DeBarge.
Toné !, including " Killing Time ", which upon the label's recognition that Destiny's Child had a " unique quality ", was included in the soundtrack to the 1997 film Men in Black.
The label's other 1940s artists included Les Baxter, Les Paul, Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Les Brown, western swing artists Tex Williams, Merle Travis and Wesley Tuttle, Benny Goodman and Nat King Cole.
The first bands performing the Founded in the 1960s, Love Records was one of the first domestic record labels dedicated to Finnish rock music, even though the label's roster also included jazz and political songs.
The label's biggest stars included John Lee Hooker, Nolan Strong, Andre Williams and Nathaniel Mayer.
Noted Signature recording artists included Anita O ' Day, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie Lawrence, Ray Anthony, Barbara McNair, Monica Lewis, Dickie Thompson, Jane Harvey, Kay Thompson, Alan Dale and the label's Musical Director, Ray Bloch.
The label's roster at this time included scene leaders Fatboy Slim, Hardknox, Indian Ropeman, Freq Nasty and X-Press 2.
Other notable UK exponents of blue-eyed soul included The Spencer Davis Group ( featuring singer-organist-guitarist Steve Winwood ) and archetypal mod band The Small Faces, whose sound was heavily influenced by the Stax label's house band Booker T & the MGs.
Releases from this later period included the Scientists " Swampland " ( which was actually the b-side of the single, with the a-side being " This Is My Happy Hour ") and God's " My Pal ", one of the label's most popular releases, as well as titles by Ollie Olsen's band NO, Harem Scarem, various compilations such as the Asleep At The Wheel collection of ( mostly unsigned ) Melbourne bands, and the well-received Hard To Beat, a double album tribute to the Stooges, featuring many Australian acts.
The label's output has included original cast and studio cast albums of notorious Broadway flops, recordings of lesser-known off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway shows, and the commercial release of privately-made theatre-related recordings ( such as composer's demos ).
In keeping with the label's origins, many SKiN GRAFT musical releases ( particularly 7 " records and LPs ) have included mini comic books as inserts.
The label's early releases included singles and albums by acts such as Flowered Up, Saint Etienne, East Village and Manic Street Preachers.
Tutti established the label's initial forays into long-form musical albums, which included jazz interpretations of Disney standards from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, and Cinderella, as well as original musical concept albums, and he expanded the format of soundtracks by including selections from the score as well as the songs.
Artists that played these events included the label's roster of artists, alongside guests such as Aphex Twin, Alison Goldfrapp, Richard X, Plaid, Luke Vibert, T. Rauschmeire, Funkstörung, Mark Moore and many more.
The label's first releases were 78 rpm reissues featuring Ma Rainey, Clarence Williams Blue Five, and James P. Johnson, but Storyville soon began releasing original recordings, starting with Ken Colyer's Jazz Men, a British group whose members included trombonist Chris Barber, clarinetist Monty Sunshine, and singer-guitarist Lonnie Donegan.
Jackson became one of the most important and influential drummers in the history of recorded music at Stax, providing an instantly recognizable backbeat behind the label's artists which included Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, and blues guitarist Albert King, who Jackson also produced.
Love Records was one of the first domestic record labels dedicated to Finnish rock, even though the label's roster also included jazz and political songs.