Skye Records

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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 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Obituary (1995) in The New York Times
  2. ^ Billboard Feb. 3, 1968, p. 24.
  3. Marc Myers: Lena Horne and Gabor Szabo (2016) in Jazzwax
  4. Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed November 12, 2016)