Skye Records was an American jazz label from the late 1960s.
History of the label
The record label Skye Records was founded in early 1968 by the musicians Gábor Szabó , Cal Tjader , Gary McFarland and the music organizer and producer Norman Schwartz (1927-1995) in New York City; Lenny Lewis was the sales manager. The main focus of the label was pop jazz .
Mismanagement and a lack of sales organization led to the bankruptcy of the company at the end of 1970; the Skye catalog was then acquired in 1971 by Buddah Records . In addition to recordings by Szabó, Tjader and Farland, several singles and 21 long-playing records a.o. appeared on Skye Records . a. by Airto Moreira , Ruth Brown , Lena Horne ( Watch What Happens , 1970), Chuck Rainey , Grady Tate , Armando Peraza and the vocal duo Wendy & Bonnie , who z. Some were re-released on compact discs in Japan .
- ^ Obituary (1995) in The New York Times
- ^ Billboard Feb. 3, 1968, p. 24.
- ↑ Marc Myers: Lena Horne and Gabor Szabo (2016) in Jazzwax
- ↑ Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed November 12, 2016)