Tangent Records (2)

Tangent Records (2)

Profile:
UK label founded by Mike Steyn, specializing in Folk & World music.
* * Shown on the label as: "Tangent".
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
Sublabel
Contact Info:
Tangent Records Ltd.
52 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1V 7DE

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number Country Year  Actions
TGM 101 Jean Jenkins - Ethiopia Vol. 1 : Music Of The Central Highlands Jean Jenkins Ethiopia Vol. 1 : Music Of The Central Highlands TGM 101 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGM 102 Jean Jenkins - Ethiopia Vol 2: Music Of The Desert Nomads Jean Jenkins Ethiopia Vol 2: Music Of The Desert Nomads(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 102 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGM 103 Jean Jenkins - Ethiopia Vol 3: Music Of Eritrea Jean Jenkins Ethiopia Vol 3: Music Of Eritrea TGM 103 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGM 105 Various - Music From The Shrines Of Ajmer And Mundra Various Music From The Shrines Of Ajmer And Mundra(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 105 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGS 104 Anna Lockwood* - Glass World Of Anna Lockwood Anna Lockwood* Glass World Of Anna Lockwood TGS 104 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TGS 106 Henri Chopin - Audiopoems Henri Chopin Audiopoems (Album) TGS 106 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TNGM 109 Various - Bothy Ballads (Music From The North-East) Various Bothy Ballads (Music From The North-East)(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 109 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TNGM 110 Various - Music From The Western Isles Various Music From The Western Isles(LP, Comp, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 110 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TNGS 107 Spontaneous Music Ensemble - The Source - From And Towards Spontaneous Music Ensemble The Source - From And Towards (Album) TNGS 107 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TNGS108 Shusha - Persian Love Songs And Mystic Chants Sung By Shusha Shusha Persian Love Songs And Mystic Chants Sung By Shusha TNGS108 UK 1971 Sell This Version
LLST 7250 Mustapha Tettey Addy - Master Drummer From Ghana Mustapha Tettey Addy Master Drummer From Ghana(LP, Album) Lyrichord LLST 7250 US 1972 Sell This Version
TGS 112 Isla St Clair - Isla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish Songs Isla St Clair Isla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish Songs(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 112 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TGS 113 Mustapha Tettey Addy - Master Drummer From Ghana Mustapha Tettey Addy Master Drummer From Ghana TGS 113 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TGS 114 Shusha - Song Of Long-Time Lovers Shusha Song Of Long-Time Lovers(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 114 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TNGM 111 Various - Waulking Songs From Barra Various Waulking Songs From Barra(LP, Mon) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 111 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TGS 115 Oboade - Kpanlogo Party With Oboade Oboade Kpanlogo Party With Oboade(LP) Tangent Records (2) TGS 115 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TGS 118 Spontaneous Music Ensemble - So, What Do You Think? Spontaneous Music Ensemble So, What Do You Think?(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 118 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TNGM 117 Various - Shetland Fiddle Music Various Shetland Fiddle Music(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 117 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TGS 121 Amalgam (2) - Innovation Amalgam (2) Innovation(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 121 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TNGM 119/D Various - The Muckle Sangs (Classic Scots Ballads) Various The Muckle Sangs (Classic Scots Ballads)(2xLP, Album, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 119/D UK 1975 Sell This Version
TNGM 120 Unknown Artist - Gaelic Psalms From Lewis Unknown Artist Gaelic Psalms From Lewis(LP, Album, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 120 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TBX 601 Various - Music In The World Of Islam Various Music In The World Of Islam(6xLP + Box, Comp) Tangent Records (2) TBX 601 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGM 122 Various - Music From Tonga - The Friendly Island Various Music From Tonga - The Friendly Island(LP, Album, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 122 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 116 Brian Patten - Vanishing Trick Brian Patten Vanishing Trick(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 116 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 123 Ustad Mahmud Mirza* - Rag Darbari, Rag Kafi Ustad Mahmud Mirza* Rag Darbari, Rag Kafi (Album) TGS 123 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 124 Flora MacNeil - Craobh Nan Ubhal - Traditional Gaelic Songs From The Western Isles 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 Various - Music In The World Of Islam, 1: The Human Voice Various Music In The World Of Islam, 1: The Human Voice (Album) TGS 131 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 132 Various - Music In The World Of Islam, 2: Lutes Various Music In The World Of Islam, 2: Lutes (Comp) TGS 132 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 133 Various - Music In The World Of Islam, 3: Strings Various Music In The World Of Islam, 3: Strings (Comp) TGS 133 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 134 Various - Music In The World Of Islam, 4: Flutes & Trumpets Various Music In The World Of Islam, 4: Flutes & Trumpets(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 134 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 135 Various - Music In The World Of Islam, 5 : Reeds & Bagpipes Various Music In The World Of Islam, 5 : Reeds & Bagpipes (Comp) TGS 135 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 136 Various - الموسيقى في العالم الإسلامي: الإيقاعات والطبول = Music In The World Of Islam, 6: Drums & Rhythms Various الموسيقى في العالم الإسلامي: الإيقاعات والطبول = Music In The World Of Islam, 6: Drums & Rhythms (Comp) TGS 136 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGSMC 132 Various - Music In The World Of Islam, 2: Lutes Various Music In The World Of Islam, 2: Lutes(Cass, Comp) Tangent Records (2) TGSMC 132 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGSMC 134 Various - Music In The World Of Islam Vol.4 - Flutes And Trumpets Various Music In The World Of Islam Vol.4 - Flutes And Trumpets(Cass, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGSMC 134 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGSMC136 Various - Music In The World Of Islam Vol.6: Drums & Rhythms Various Music In The World Of Islam Vol.6: Drums & Rhythms(Cass) Tangent Records (2) TGSMC136 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TGS 125 Alison McMorland - Belt Wi' Colours Three Alison McMorland Belt Wi' Colours Three(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 125 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TGS 126 Jean Jenkins - Vocal Music From Mongolia (Mongolia Vol. 1) Jean Jenkins Vocal Music From Mongolia (Mongolia Vol. 1)(LP) Tangent Records (2) TGS 126 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TGS 127 Jean Jenkins - Instrumental Music From Mongolia Jean Jenkins Instrumental Music From Mongolia(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 127 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TGM 129 Various - Music Of The Tatar People Various Music Of The Tatar People(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TGM 129 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TGS 130 Kakraba Lobi - Xylophone Player From Ghana Kakraba Lobi Xylophone Player From Ghana(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 130 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TGS 137 Sulaeman, Members Of The National University Group Of Jakarta - Flute And Gamelan Of West Java Sulaeman, Members Of The National University Group Of Jakarta Sulaeman, Members Of The National University Group Of Jakarta - Flute And Gamelan Of West Java (Album) TGS 137 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TGS 138 Shusha - From East To West Shusha From East To West(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 138 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TNGM 128 Calum Ruadh - Bard Of Skye Calum Ruadh Bard Of Skye(LP, Mono) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 128 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TGS 139 Mustapha Tettey Addy - Master Drummer From Ghana - Volume Two Mustapha Tettey Addy Master Drummer From Ghana - Volume Two(LP) Tangent Records (2) TGS 139 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CTP 002 Flora MacNeil - Craobh Nan Ubhal - Traditional Gaelic Songs From The Western Isles Flora MacNeil Craobh Nan Ubhal - Traditional Gaelic Songs From The Western Isles(Cass, Album) Tangent Records (2) CTP 002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
TNGM 140 James Campbell (15) - James Campbell Of Kintail: Gaelic Songs James Campbell (15) James Campbell Of Kintail: Gaelic Songs(LP, Mono, RM) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 140 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TNGM 140 James Campbell (15) - James Campbell Of Kintail: Gaelic Songs James Campbell (15) James Campbell Of Kintail: Gaelic Songs(LP, Mono, M/Print, RM) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 140 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TNGM 141 Various - The Fiddler And His Art Various The Fiddler And His Art(LP) Tangent Records (2) TNGM 141 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TSCD901 Various - Music In The World Of Islam: The Human Voice / Lutes Various Music In The World Of Islam: The Human Voice / Lutes(CD, Comp) Topic Records TSCD901 UK 1994 Sell This Version
TSCD902 Jean Jenkins & Poul Rovsing Olsen - Music In The World Of Islam: Strings , Flutes & Trumpets Jean Jenkins & Poul Rovsing Olsen Jean Jenkins & Poul Rovsing Olsen - Music In The World Of Islam: Strings , Flutes & Trumpets(CD, Comp) Topic Records TSCD902 UK 1994 Sell This Version
TSCD910 Jean Jenkins - Music From Ethiopia Jean Jenkins Music From Ethiopia(CD, Comp) Topic Records TSCD910 UK 1994 Sell This Version
TSCD913 Sulaeman, Members Of The National University Group Of Jakarta - Flutes & Gamelan Music Of West Java Sulaeman, Members Of The National University Group Of Jakarta Sulaeman, Members Of The National University Group Of Jakarta - Flutes & Gamelan Music Of West Java(CD, Album, RE) Topic Records TSCD913 UK 1995 Sell This Version
FLED 3020 Linda Thompson - Give Me A Sad Song Linda Thompson Give Me A Sad Song(CD, Comp) Fledg'ling Records FLED 3020 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BBSV17 Blaster Bates - TNT For Two Blaster Bates TNT For Two (Album) BBSV17 UK 2003 Sell This Version
JASKCD 156 Isla St Clair - Isla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish Songs Isla St Clair Isla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish Songs(CD, Album, RE) Vinyl Japan JASKCD 156 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BBSV16 Blaster Bates - Watch Out For The Bits Blaster Bates Watch Out For The Bits! (Comp) BBSV16 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BBSV18 Blaster Bates - Blastermind Blaster Bates Blastermind(CD, Comp) Big Ben Records (2) BBSV18 UK 2007 Sell This Version
BBCD01 Blaster Bates - Laughter With A Bang Volume 1 Blaster Bates Laughter With A Bang Volume 1(CD, Album) Big Ben Records (2) BBCD01 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LLST 7235 Shusha - Persian Love Songs And Mystic Chants Sung By Shusha Shusha Persian Love Songs And Mystic Chants Sung By Shusha(LP, Album) Lyrichord LLST 7235 UK Unknown Sell This Version