Tangent Records (2)

Tangent Records (2)

Profile:
Label founded by Mike Steyn, specializing in Folk & World music.

Mike Steyn's own first records were with the northern comedians Blaster Bates and Peter Mallony (who had been a Trappist monk), and they became huge hits, particularly the Blaster Bates series of LPs. With the proceeds from these first hits he started Tangent Records.

Tangent's first three records were of Ethiopian folk music, recorded in Ethiopia by the late Jean Jenkins, then the Curator of Music at the Horniman Museum. Other recordings followed, and in 1976 he released a box of six LPs of music from all over the Islamic world, to coincide with the World of Islam Festival in London. There followed seven records of Scottish music with Edinburgh University, three LPs with Mustapha Tettey Addy, the Ghanaian drummer and one of Africa's best-loved musicians, and many more - some 120 recordings of music from all over the world.

When he sensed that his job was done, he left to return to classical music and composition, handing over Tangent's distribution to Topic Records, one of Britain's oldest and best folk labels
Contact Info:
Tangent Records Ltd.
52 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1V 7DE
[l32290]

Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
TGM 101 Ethiopia Vol. 1 : Music Of The Central Highlands  album cover Jean Jenkins Ethiopia Vol. 1 : Music Of The Central Highlands(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 101 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGM 102 Ethiopia Vol 2: Music Of The Desert Nomads  album cover Jean Jenkins Ethiopia Vol 2: Music Of The Desert Nomads(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 102 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGM 103 Ethiopia Vol 3: Music Of Eritrea  album cover Jean Jenkins Ethiopia Vol 3: Music Of Eritrea(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 103 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGS 104 Glass World Of Anna Lockwood  album cover Anna Lockwood* Glass World Of Anna Lockwood(LP) Tangent Records (2) TGS 104 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGS 106 Audiopoems  album cover Henri Chopin Audiopoems (Album) TGS 106 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TNGM 109 Bothy Ballads Music From The North-East  album cover Various Bothy Ballads Music From The North-East(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 109 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TNGM 110 Music From The Western Isles  album cover Various Music From The Western Isles(LP, Comp, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 110 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TNGS 107 The Source - From And Towards  album cover Spontaneous Music Ensemble The Source - From And Towards TNGS 107 France 1971 Sell This Version
TNGS108 Persian Love Songs And Mystic Chants Sung By Shusha  album cover Shusha Persian Love Songs And Mystic Chants Sung By Shusha(LP) Tangent Records (2) TNGS108 UK 1971 Sell This Version
LLST 7250 Master Drummer From Ghana  album cover Mustapha Tettey Addy Master Drummer From Ghana(LP, Album) Lyrichord LLST 7250 US 1972 Sell This Version
TGS 112 Sings Traditional Scottish Songs  album cover Isla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish Songs(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 112 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TGS 113 Master Drummer From Ghana  album cover Mustapha Tettey Addy Master Drummer From Ghana TGS 113 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TGS 114 Songs Of Long-Time Lovers  album cover Shusha Songs Of Long-Time Lovers(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 114 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TNGM 111 Waulking Songs From Barra  album cover Various Waulking Songs From Barra(LP, Mon) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 111 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TGS 115 Kpanlogo Party  album cover Oboade Kpanlogo Party(LP) Tangent Records (2) TGS 115 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TGS 118 So, What Do You Think?  album cover Spontaneous Music Ensemble So, What Do You Think?(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 118 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TNGM 117 Shetland Fiddle Music  album cover Various Shetland Fiddle Music(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 117 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TGS 121 Innovation  album cover Amalgam (2) Innovation(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 121 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TNGM 119/D The Muckle Sangs (Classic Scots Ballads)  album cover Various The Muckle Sangs (Classic Scots Ballads)(2xLP, Album, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 119/D UK 1975 Sell This Version
TNGM 120 Gaelic Psalms From Lewis  album cover Unknown Artist Gaelic Psalms From Lewis(LP, Album, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 120 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TBX 601 Music In The World Of Islam  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam(6xLP + Box, Comp) Tangent Records (2) TBX 601 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGM 122 Music From Tonga - The Friendly Island  album cover Various Music From Tonga - The Friendly Island(LP, Album, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 122 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 116 Vanishing Trick  album cover Brian Patten Vanishing Trick(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 116 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 123 Rag Darbari, Rag Kafi  album cover Ustad Mahmud Mirza* Rag Darbari, Rag Kafi(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 123 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 124 Craobh Nan Ubhal - Traditional Gaelic Songs From The Western Isles  album cover Flora MacNeil Craobh Nan Ubhal - Traditional Gaelic Songs From The Western Isles(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 124 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 131 Music In The World Of Islam, 1: The Human Voice  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam, 1: The Human Voice (Album) TGS 131 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 132 Music In The World Of Islam, 2: Lutes  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam, 2: Lutes (Comp) TGS 132 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 133 Music In The World Of Islam, 3: Strings  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam, 3: Strings (Comp) TGS 133 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 134 Music In The World Of Islam, 4: Flutes & Trumpets  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam, 4: Flutes & Trumpets(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 134 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 135 Music In The World Of Islam, 5 : Reeds & Bagpipes  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam, 5 : Reeds & Bagpipes(LP, Comp) Tangent Records (2) TGS 135 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 135 Music In The World Of Islam, 5 : Reeds & Bagpipes  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam, 5 : Reeds & Bagpipes(LP, Com) Tangent Records (2) TGS 135 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 136 Music In The World Of Islam, 6: Drums & Rhythms  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam, 6: Drums & Rhythms(LP, Comp) Tangent Records (2) TGS 136 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 125 Belt Wi' Colours Three  album cover Alison McMorland Belt Wi' Colours Three(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 125 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TGS 126 Vocal Music From Mongolia  album cover Various Vocal Music From Mongolia(LP) Tangent Records (2) TGS 126 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TGS 127 Instrumental Music From Mongolia  album cover Jean Jenkins Instrumental Music From Mongolia(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 127 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TGM 129 Music Of The Tatar People  album cover Various, László Vikár Various, László Vikár - Music Of The Tatar People(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 129 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TGS 130 Xylophone Player From Ghana  album cover Kakraba Lobi Xylophone Player From Ghana(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 130 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TGS 137 Flute And Gamelan Of West Java  album cover Sulaeman & The National University Group Of Jakarta Flute And Gamelan Of West Java (Album) TGS 137 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TGS 138 From East To West  album cover Shusha From East To West(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 138 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TNGM 128 Bard Of Skye  album cover Calum Ruadh Bard Of Skye(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 128 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TGS 139 Master Drummer From Ghana - Volume Two  album cover Mustapha Tettey Addy Master Drummer From Ghana - Volume Two(LP) Tangent Records (2) TGS 139 UK 1980 Sell This Version
TNGM 140 James Campbell Of Kintail: Gaelic Songs  album cover James Campbell (15) James Campbell Of Kintail: Gaelic Songs(LP, Mono, RM) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 140 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TNGM 141 The Fiddler And His Art  album cover Various The Fiddler And His Art(LP) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 141 UK 1989 Sell This Version
BBCD01 Laughter With A Bang Volume 1  album cover Blaster Bates Laughter With A Bang Volume 1(CD, Album) Big Ben Records (2) BBCD01 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TSCD901 Music In The World Of Islam: The Human Voice / Lutes  album cover Various Music In The World Of Islam: The Human Voice / Lutes(CD, Comp) Topic Records TSCD901 UK 1994 Sell This Version
FLED 3020 Give Me A Sad Song  album cover Linda Thompson Give Me A Sad Song(CD, Comp) Fledg'ling Records FLED 3020 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BBSV17 TNT For Two  album cover Blaster Bates TNT For Two (Album) BBSV17 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BBSV18 Blastermind  album cover Blaster Bates Blastermind(CD, Comp) Big Ben Records (2) BBSV18 UK 2007 Sell This Version
LLST 7235 Persian Love Songs And Mystic Chants Sung By Shusha  album cover Shusha Persian Love Songs And Mystic Chants Sung By Shusha(LP, Album) Lyrichord LLST 7235 UK Unknown Sell This Version