Tommy Boy

Tommy Boy

Profil:
Tommy Boy is a US label that was established in 1981 by Tom Silverman when the entrepreneurial trade mag publisher began releasing the best of the demos crossing his path. He struck gold with the label's revolutionary debut, Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force's Planet Rock. One of the only 12" singles ever to sell 600,000+ copies, it laid the foundation for the genre-defining house that Tommy built. Tommy Boy and its stable of stars led the way as the first wave of hip-hop's artistic translation of urban street culture became a mass-appeal phenomenon. With repeated high-charting crossover success, Tommy Boy earned almost 80 gold and platinum citations, and the label's groundbreaking grooves are essential pillars of hip-hop, as evidenced in this new collection of many of their greatest early tracks.

In 1985, Warner Bros. Records acquired 50% of the label and made Tom Silverman and Monica Lynch vice presidents of its new partner. However, Tommy Boy preferred to use independent distribution instead of the distribution channels owned by Warner Bros. Records' parent, Warner Music (then WEA Corp.). Five years later, Warner Bros. acquired the remaining 50% of the label. In 1995, following the controversy following the backlash against Warner Music’s gangsta artists, Silverman bought back 50% of his label. In February 2002, because Warner Music wanted larger unit sales, Tom Silverman bought back the remaining half of Tommy Boy and made it independent again. As part of the break-up, Warner Music was given first dibs to acquire the contracts of the artists signed to the label and became owner of the master recordings that Tommy Boy released until that date.

In 2017, Tommy Boy reacquired its catalogue, plus the catalogues of Brand Nubian, Grand Puba, and Club Nouveau, as a result of WEA divestments because of the latter’s purchase of Parlophone.

Note:
Historically, this label was not to be used on Discogs; releases bearing the Tommy Boy logo were only to be filed under either Tommy Boy Music or Tommy Boy Entertainment. Now, however, it is appropriate to use it as the label for releases bearing the Tommy Boy logo. Additional companies may still be entered.
Sublabels
Mutterlabel:
Kontakt::
ca. 2010 to present:
Tommy Boy Entertainment LLC
220 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
USA

2005 to ca. 2010:
Tommy Boy Entertainment LLC
120 5th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

ca. 2002 to ca. 2004:
Tommy Boy Entertainment LLC
32 West 18th Street, Penthouse
New York, NY 10011
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

ca. 1993 to ca. 2002; ca. 2010 to unknown:
Tommy Boy Music
902 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10010
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

ca. 1984-1991:
Tommy Boy Music
1747 First Avenue
New York, NY 10128
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

ca. 1983:
Tommy Boy Music
210 East 90th Street
New York, NY 10028
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

1982-1983:
Tommy Boy Music
223 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

1981 (Second Address):
Tommy Boy Music Inc.
1641 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10028
USA
(212) 348-3966 (Contact info now obsolete)

1981 (First Address):
Tommy Boy Records
1641 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10028
USA
(212) 348-3966 (Contact info now obsolete)
Seiten:
Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
0G0237 SuperThug Plattencover Noreaga SuperThug(12", Promo) Tommy Boy 0G0237 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
0G 0305 Joy & Pain Plattencover (móa) Joy & Pain 0G 0305 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
0P0341 Planet Rock Plattencover Afrika Bambaataa And The Soulsonic Force* Planet Rock(12", Ltd, Promo) Tommy Boy 0P0341 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
0P0497 If You Could Read My Mind Plattencover Stars On 54 If You Could Read My Mind(12", Promo) Tommy Boy 0P0497 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
0P0785 C U When U Get There / Hit'Em Plattencover Coolio Featuring 40 Thevz Coolio Featuring 40 Thevz - C U When U Get There / Hit'Em(12", Promo) Tommy Boy 0P0785 UK 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
0P2081A Sunshine Plattencover Handsome Boy Modeling School Sunshine(12", Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 0P2081A UK 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
0PO464 Me, Myself & I (Badmarsh & Shri Remixes) Plattencover De La Soul Me, Myself & I (Badmarsh & Shri Remixes)(12", Promo) Tommy Boy 0PO464 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
0PO646 De La Soul Me, Myself And I(12", Promo) Tommy Boy 0PO646 UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
0promo Such is life Plattencover Rank 1 Such is life(CD, Single, Promo, TP) Tommy Boy 0promo USA & Canada 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
1G04881 Jump Around / House Of Pain Anthem Plattencover House Of Pain Jump Around / House Of Pain Anthem(7", Promo) Grabaciones Accidentales, Grabaciones Accidentales, Tommy Boy 1G04881 Spain 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
1Y-0721-2 Mamma Gave Birth To The Soul Children (The New School Mixes) Plattencover Queen Latifah + De La Soul Queen Latifah + De La Soul - Mamma Gave Birth To The Soul Children (The New School Mixes)(7", Single) Troya DSCS & RCRS 1Y-0721-2 Spain 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
1Y-0726-1 Doowutchyalike Plattencover Digital Underground Doowutchyalike(7", Single) Troya DSCS & RCRS, DRO 1Y-0726-1 Spain 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
1Y-0726-2 The Humpty Dance Plattencover Digital Underground The Humpty Dance(7", Single) Troya DSCS & RCRS 1Y-0726-2 Spain 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
2G470 What It's Like Plattencover Everlast What It's Like(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2G470 UK 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
2G0484 Memory Cloud Plattencover (móa) Memory Cloud(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2G0484 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
2G0785 C U When U Get There Plattencover Coolio Featuring 40 Thevz Coolio Featuring 40 Thevz - C U When U Get There(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2G0785 UK 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
2G01210 A Prince Among Thieves Plattencover Prince Paul A Prince Among Thieves(CD, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy 2G01210 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
2G01257 Universal Plattencover (móa) Universal(CD, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy 2G01257 UK 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
2G 1442 The Actual Meaning Plattencover 6 Shot The Actual Meaning(CD, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy 2G 1442 UK 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
2G04591 R1 Kiss You Back Plattencover Digital Underground Kiss You Back(12", Maxi) Tommy Boy 2G04591 R1 Spain 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
2G7305 Joy & Pain Plattencover (móa) Joy & Pain(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2G7305 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
2G7310 Talkin All That Jazz (Remixes) Plattencover Stetsasonic Talkin All That Jazz (Remixes)(CD, Maxi, Promo) Tommy Boy 2G7310 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
2GA-0412-2 How Long Plattencover Information Society How Long(12", Maxi) Grabaciones Accidentales 2GA-0412-2 Spain 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
2GA-0412/1 Think Plattencover Information Society Think(12", Maxi) Grabaciones Accidentales, Tommy Boy 2GA-0412/1 Spain 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
2P346 Ends Plattencover Everlast Ends(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P346 UK 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
2P361 The Megamix Plattencover Naughty By Nature The Megamix(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P361 Denmark 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
2P0497 If You Could Read My Mind Plattencover Stars On 54 : Ultra Naté, Amber, Jocelyn Enriquez Stars On 54 : Ultra Naté, Amber, Jocelyn Enriquez - If You Could Read My Mind(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy 2P0497 Europe 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
2P1532 Bloodsport Plattencover Sneaker Pimps Bloodsport(CD, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P1532 Europe 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
2P1542 Disturbed Plattencover Coo Coo Cal Disturbed(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Tommy Boy 2P1542 Europe 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
2P1552 Bloodsport 5 Track Album Sampler Plattencover Sneaker Pimps Bloodsport 5 Track Album Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Tommy Boy 2P1552 UK 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
2P2081A Sunshine Plattencover Handsome Boy Modeling School Sunshine(CD, Maxi, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P2081A UK 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
2P2100A I Wonder Why? (He's The Greatest DJ) Plattencover Tony Touch Feat. Total Tony Touch Feat. Total - I Wonder Why? (He's The Greatest DJ)(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P2100A UK 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
2P2100G I Wonder Why? (He's The Greatest DJ) Plattencover Tony Touch I Wonder Why? (He's The Greatest DJ)(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P2100G UK 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
2P2154 All Good? Plattencover De La Soul Featuring Chaka Khan De La Soul Featuring Chaka Khan - All Good?(CD, Maxi, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P2154 Europe 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
2P2165 Eat At Whitey's Plattencover Everlast Eat At Whitey's(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Tommy Boy 2P2165 UK & Europe 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
2P2180 Black Jesus Plattencover Everlast Black Jesus(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P2180 UK 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
2P2323 Work Plattencover Masters At Work Work(CD, Maxi, Promo) Tommy Boy 2P2323 US 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
2P2338 AOI: Bionix Album Sampler Plattencover De La Soul AOI: Bionix Album Sampler(CD, Enh, Promo, Smplr) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy 2P2338 US 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
2PO464 Me, Myself & I (Badmarsh & Shri Remixes) Plattencover De La Soul Me, Myself & I (Badmarsh & Shri Remixes)(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2PO464 Europe 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
4G0459 01 Sons Of The P Plattencover Digital Underground Sons Of The P(LP, Album) Tommy Boy, TNT Recordings (2), Gasa 4G0459 01 Spain 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
4GA-0413 Louder Than Love Plattencover TKA Louder Than Love(LP, Album) Grabaciones Accidentales, Tommy Boy 4GA-0413 Spain 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
4GA-0426 Information Society Plattencover Information Society Information Society(LP, Album) GASA, Grabaciones Accidentales, Tommy Boy 4GA-0426 Spain 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
4Y-0721 All Hail The Queen Plattencover Queen Latifah All Hail The Queen(LP, Album) Tommy Boy, Troya DSCS & RCRS 4Y-0721 Spain 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
12AP 2938 Frantic Situation Plattencover Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force With Shango Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force With Shango - Frantic Situation 12AP 2938 Japan 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12EP 8026 Lay All Your Love On Me Plattencover Information Society Lay All Your Love On Me(CD, Mini, MiniAlbum) Tommy Boy 12EP 8026 Japan 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
12EP 8027 Don't Be Afraid Plattencover TKA Don't Be Afraid(CD, Mini, Single) Tommy Boy 12EP 8027 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 165 No Sell Out Plattencover Malcolm X No Sell Out(12") Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy 12 IS 165 UK 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 187 Lipservice Plattencover Beatmaster Lipservice(12") Tommy Boy, Island Records 12 IS 187 UK 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 194 Take It To The Max Plattencover Special Request (2) Take It To The Max(12") Tommy Boy, Island Records 12 IS 194 UK 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 195 Tears Plattencover Force MD's Tears(12") Tommy Boy 12 IS 195 UK 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 207 Forgive Me Girl Plattencover Force MD's Forgive Me Girl(12") Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy, Island Records, Island Records 12 IS 207 UK 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 215 Greatest Beats Megamix Plattencover 3-D Greatest Beats Megamix(12") Tommy Boy, Island Records 12 IS 215 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 222 Celebrate! (Everybody) Plattencover Globe* & Pow Wow Globe* & Pow Wow - Celebrate! (Everybody)(12") Tommy Boy 12 IS 222 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 229 He's Got The Beat / Play That Beat Mr. D.J. Plattencover Whiz Kid / G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid Whiz Kid / G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - He's Got The Beat / Play That Beat Mr. D.J.(12") Island Records, Tommy Boy 12 IS 229 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12 IS 252 First Rap Part II Plattencover Hambo First Rap Part II(12", Single) Tommy Boy, Island Records 12 IS 252 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12 ISX 269 Tender Love Plattencover Force MD's Tender Love(12") Tommy Boy 12 ISX 269 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
25DP 5096 Information Society Plattencover Information Society Information Society(CD, Album) Tommy Boy 25DP 5096 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
25DP 5476 Scars Of Love Plattencover TKA Scars Of Love(CD, Album) Tommy Boy 25DP 5476 Japan 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
25DP-5492 3 Feet High And Rising Plattencover De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(CD, Album) Tommy Boy 25DP-5492 Japan 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
28AP 3279 Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere) Plattencover Afrika Bambaataa And Family* Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)(LP, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy 28AP 3279 Japan 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
28AP 3306 On Fire Plattencover Stetsasonic On Fire(LP, Album) Tommy Boy, CBS/Sony 28AP 3306 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
28AP 3404 Scars Of Love Plattencover TKA Scars Of Love(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony, Tommy Boy 28AP 3404 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
32DP 693 On Fire Plattencover Stetsasonic On Fire(CD, Album) Tommy Boy, CBS/Sony 32DP 693 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
32DP 807 Touch And Go Plattencover Force M.D.'s* Touch And Go(CD, Album) Tommy Boy 32DP 807 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
32DP 854 Scars Of Love Plattencover TKA Scars Of Love(CD, Album) Tommy Boy 32DP 854 Japan 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
0162 Mind Control Plattencover Canibus Mind Control(CD, Album) Gladiator Records, Tommy Boy 0162 US 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
0164-2 Best Of  Plattencover House Of Pain Best Of (CD, Comp, Unofficial) Tommy Boy 0164-2 Ukraine 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
1073 Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy Plattencover Stetsasonic Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy(12", Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1073 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
1117A Greatest Beats - Volume 3 Plattencover Various Greatest Beats - Volume 3(CD, Comp, Promo) Tommy Boy 1117A US 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
1269A The Power And The Glory: Original Music And Voices Of NFL Films Plattencover John Facenda And Sam Spence John Facenda And Sam Spence - The Power And The Glory: Original Music And Voices Of NFL Films(CD, Advance, Comp) Tommy Boy 1269A US 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
1293A Various 54 - From The Miramax Motion Picture - Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Promo) Tommy Boy 1293A US 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
1294A Various 54 - From The Miramax Motion Picture - Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Promo) Tommy Boy 1294A US 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
001353-2 WCW Mayhem: The Music Plattencover Various WCW Mayhem: The Music(CD, Comp) Tommy Boy 001353-2 Colombia 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
1993 Supermodel Of The World Plattencover RuPaul Supermodel Of The World(LP, Album) Edición Laurel, Peerless 1993 Mexico 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
2068-2 Fantastic Voyage: The Greatest Hits Plattencover Coolio Fantastic Voyage: The Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Sum Records (2), Tommy Boy 2068-2 Brazil 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
2122 Bang Bang Plattencover Capone -N- Noreaga Bang Bang(12", TP) Tommy Boy 2122 US 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
2201 I.C. Y'All / Copa Plattencover De La Soul I.C. Y'All / Copa(12", TP) Tommy Boy 2201 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
2202 My Writes / Copa Plattencover De La Soul My Writes / Copa(12") Tommy Boy 2202 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
2203 With Me Plattencover De La Soul With Me(12", Single, TP) Tommy Boy 2203 US 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
2631-2 Sad Song (Remixes) Plattencover Blake Lewis Sad Song (Remixes)(CD, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2631-2 US 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
2845 Dinninit (RMX's) Plattencover De La Soul Dinninit (RMX's)(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 2845 US 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
3041-4 The War Report Plattencover Capone -N- Noreaga The War Report (Album) 3041-4 US 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
4392 Craziest (Collector Hors Commerce) Plattencover Naughty By Nature Craziest (Collector Hors Commerce)(CD, Single, Ltd, Car) Tommy Boy, Remark 4392 France 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
5055 Rock The House (You'll Never Be) Plattencover Pressure Drop (2) Rock The House (You'll Never Be)(12") ZYX Records 5055 Germany 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
5305 Hack Plattencover Information Society Hack(LP, Album) Tommy Boy, Musidisc 5305 Argentina 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
5536 Meltdown Plattencover Natural Elements (L-Swift)* Meltdown(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) Tommy Boy 5536 US 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
6602-2 Looking For The Perfect Beat 1980-1985 Plattencover Afrika Bambaataa Looking For The Perfect Beat 1980-1985(CD, Comp) Tommy Boy, Sum Records (2) 6602-2 Brazil 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
6753-2 Utd. State 90 Plattencover 808 State Utd. State 90(CD, Album) Tommy Boy, ZTT, Sum Records (2) 6753-2 Brazil 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
6758-2 Gangsta's Paradise Plattencover Coolio Gangsta's Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Tommy Boy, Sum Records (2) 6758-2 Brazil 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
6763-2 3 Feet High And Rising Plattencover De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising(CD, Album) Tommy Boy, Sum Records (2) 6763-2 Brazil 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
6771-2 Eat At Whitey's Plattencover Everlast Eat At Whitey's (Album) 6771-2 Argentina 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
6780-2 Information Society Plattencover Information Society Information Society(CD, Album, RE) Tommy Boy, Sum Records (2) 6780-2 Brazil Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
6791-2 All Hail The Queen Plattencover Queen Latifah All Hail The Queen(CD, Album, RE) Sum Records (2) 6791-2 Brazil Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
6808-2 Greatest Beats - Volume 3 Plattencover Various Greatest Beats - Volume 3(CD-ROM, Comp, Enh) Sum Records (2) 6808-2 Brazil 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
07001 Talkin' All That Jazz U.S. Remixes Plattencover Stetsasonic Talkin' All That Jazz U.S. Remixes(7", Single) BCM Records 07001 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
07358 Eye Know Plattencover De La Soul Eye Know(7", Single) BCM Records 07358 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
07387 The Magic Number / Buddy Plattencover De La Soul The Magic Number / Buddy(7", Single) BCM Records 07387 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
07464 Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children Plattencover Queen Latifah Featuring De La Soul Queen Latifah Featuring De La Soul - Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children(7", Single) BCM Records 07464 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
7941 2 Track Mini Compilation Plattencover Various 2 Track Mini Compilation(Umatic, Advance, NTSC) Tommy Boy 7941 US 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
12147 Float On Plattencover Stetsasonic Feat. Force M.D.'s* Stetsasonic Feat. Force M.D.'s* - Float On(12") BCM Records 12147 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Diese Version verkaufen

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Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

12. Februar 2021
By a certain point, Tommy Boy seemed to have an issue with trying to cram too much on their vinyl. 12 inch singles with multiple full length mixes on each side. 60+ minute albums on one LP. Guess it was a cost saving / bang for your buck measure, but that means you'll have to adjust your gain accordingly.
REENO

REENO

18. November 2019
Some mis-information here, stating "Planet Rock" as Tommy Boy's "debut" release, it surely WAS NOT. In fact, it was the label's 5th release.