TK Records

TK Records was an American record label started by record distributor, Henry Stone in Miami, Florida, one of several labels that he founded in the 1960s and 1970s. It distributed disco stars, KC and the Sunshine Band until 1981.

TK Records is closely associated with soul/R&B and the early rise of disco music, being the label on which the second bona fide disco song (after The Hues Corporation's "Rock The Boat") to reach #1 on the pop music charts was released, "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae in 1974. A little more than a year after McCrae's hit, the record label struck gold with KC & The Sunshine Band with five #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Get Down Tonight", "That's the Way I Like It", "Shake Your Booty", "I'm Your Boogie Man" and "Please Don't Go", while "Keep It Coming Love" topped the R&B chart as well.

Other artists who had an impact on the label, or on one of its many subsidiary labels, include Betty Wright (on Alston), Benny Latimore (Glades), Peter Brown (Drive), Foxy, Kracker (Dash), Jimmy "Bo" Horne (Sunshine Sound), Timmy Thomas (Glades), Gwen McCrae (Cat), T-Connection (Dash), Bobby Caldwell (Clouds), and Anita Ward (Juana). Within a couple of years, TK's notability in disco music would be surpassed by other labels such as Casablanca Records and RSO Records, but, in the early years, TK was undoubtedly in the top tier of the disco genre.

In 1980, TK Records encountered financial problems and the label was acquired by Morris Levy's Roulette Records, and the unification of the labels formed Sunnyview Records. The last single to be released on the TK label was "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Another One Rides the Bus". When Morris Levy was forced to leave the country in 1986, Henry Stone formed Hot Productions with Paul Klein and continued to re-release the TK catalog on CD until its acquisition by Rhino Records.

Read more about TK RecordsWolf Records

Other articles related to "records, record, tk records":

Henry Stone - Career
... integrated band and developing an appreciation of what were then called "race records" ... Angeles, working on sales and promotion for Jewel Records and then Modern Records, and traveling around the country ... In 1952 he started two record labels Rockin' (for blues) with artists including Earl Hooker, and Glory (for gospel), and soon had success in both styles ...
TK Records - Wolf Records
... Wolf Records was a jazz subsidiary that released only three albums, each produced by Joel Dorn 1976 Encourage the People - Robin Kenyatta 1977 After the Dance ...
Steve Alaimo - TK Records
... In 1969, Henry Stone reunited with Alaimo, who set up Alston Records as an outlet for Alaimo's music ... Alaimo quit performing to focus on running a record label ... Can't We Live Together" for Stone's Glade Records, which released the single in partnership with Atlantic Records ...

Famous quotes containing the word records:

    In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)