Jamie / Guyden Dist. Corp.

Jamie / Guyden Dist. Corp.

Profile:
The home of Jamie and Guyden Records and its affiliated companies, including Arctic, Phil-LA of Soul, Abbott, Caldwell, Dionn, Fabor, Frantic, Junior, LA, Landa, Olympia, Phil-LA of Soul, Phil-o-Mega, Phoenix, Silver Dollar, Surprise, Swamp Dogg, Top & Bottom, Uptown, Vent and Wale.

Jamie/Guyden traces its history to the first releases on Guyden Records in 1954. 1955 saw the founding of Universal Record Dist. Corp., perhaps the first distributor started for the new rock 'n roll era.

Jamie and Guyden were at first distributed by Gone and End Records, the labels of one of rock ‘n roll’s earliest legendary entrepreneurs, George Goldner. Goldner’s own labels put out Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers’ "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" Goldner helped out the fledgling Jamie and Guyden by providing them with productions like the Heartbeats’ "One Million Years" (Guyden 2011) and Johnny ivers’ "There’s a Hole in the Ground"

Universal Record Distributing Corp. was founded in 1955 as a regional distributor for the area of Philadelphia, eastern Pennsyvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. The labels it distributed regionally included Archie Bleyer’s Cadence Records (the Everly Brothers, Andy Williams, "The First Family" comedy album), A&M (Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, Captain and Tenille, Paul Williams, the Carpenters, Sandpipers, Joe Cocker), Chess, ABC Paramount, MGM and Epic Records, as well as George Goldner’s labels. By the end of the 50s, Jamie/Guyden had had hits that included Duane Eddy's worldwide hits starting with "Rebel Rouser," Mitchell Torok’s "Caribbean," and Donnie Owens’s "Need You."

In the 1960s Jamie/Guyden was as well known for the labels it distributed nationally as for its own output. Most prominent of all was Phil Spector’s Philles Records and its string of hits that included the Crystals’ "Uptown," the Ronettes’ "Be My Baby," Bob E. Soxx and the Blue Jeans’ "Zippity Doo Dah" and Darlene Love’s "He’s Sure the Boy I Want to Marry." Its other distributed labels were Arctic, with Barbara Mason’s "Yes I’m Ready," Dionn with Brenda & the Tabulations’ "Dry Your Eyes," Montel, with Dale and Grace’s "I’m Leaving It All Up to You" and Sundi with Mercy’s "Love (Can Make You Happy)."

The company started its own r&b and soul label, "Phil-LA of Soul," (pronounced Filet of Soul), which had Cliff Nobles’ "The Horse" and the Fantastic Johnny C’s "Boogaloo Down Broadway." Jamie and Guyden tried to ride the wave of the doo-wop revival, which fizzled in the wake of the British invasion. Jamie’s participation in British rock included Crispian St. Peter’s "Pied Piper."

In the mid to late 70s, independent record labels found themselves at a disadvantage against the major distribution companies that grew from the acquisition of the significant independent labels. Jamie/Guyden survived through Universal’s deft switch from distribution to one-stopping, where it handled the product of all the major labels and continued to sell to its solid base if independent record stores. Universal Records and Tapes became the pioneering modern one stop, handling all the major and independent releases from its growing warehouse in downtown Philadelphia. Nearly 20 years later it was still there, ready to put out its original releases on CD, with the label tucked into one corner of one of the United States’s largest and by far its oldest music wholesaler still operating with the same management that it started with in the 1950s.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
1414 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Sites:
[l365350]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
45 RJ-200 Winfield Parker Funkey Party(7", Promo) Ru-Jac Records 45 RJ-200 US Unknown Sell This Version
45 RJ-201 It's So Hard / Sweet Little Girl  album cover Gene & Eddie It's So Hard / Sweet Little Girl(7", Single) Ru-Jac Records 45 RJ-201 US 1969 Sell This Version
67 All I Want Is You   album cover Pic & Bill* All I Want Is You (7", Single) Charay Records 67 US 1967 Sell This Version
082 Time-Out For Love  album cover William Hart Time-Out For Love(12", EP) William Hart Corporation 082 US 1982 Sell This Version
101 Ain't Nothin' But A House Party / What Can A Man Do??  album cover The Show Stoppers Ain't Nothin' But A House Party / What Can A Man Do?? (Single) 101 US 1967 Sell This Version
101 Hurtin  album cover The Felicity Hurtin (Single) 101 US 1967 Sell This Version
102 Come To Me / Girls Have Feelings Too  album cover Barbara Mason Come To Me / Girls Have Feelings Too(7", Single, Mono) Arctic 102 US 1964 Sell This Version
103 The Out Of Towner  album cover Joey Vine The Out Of Towner(7", Single, Promo) Hercules Records 103 US 1965 Sell This Version
103 Make Your Move  album cover The Volcanos (2) Make Your Move(7", Single, Promo) ARCTIC 103 US 1964 Sell This Version
105 Long Black Veil  album cover Johnny Williams (10) And The Jokers (12) Johnny Williams (10) And The Jokers (12) - Long Black Veil (Single) 105 US 1964 Sell This Version
105 Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him  album cover Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready / Keep Him (Single) 105 US 1965 Sell This Version
105 Tell Him  album cover The Gainors Tell Him(7", Single) Talley-Ho 105 US 1961 Sell This Version
105 Yes, I'm Ready  album cover Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready(7", S/Sided, Promo) ARCTIC 105 US Unknown Sell This Version
106 Storm Warning / Baby  album cover The Volcanos (2) Storm Warning / Baby (Single) 106 US 1965 Sell This Version
107 Down By The Seashore  album cover Kenny Gamble* And The Floaters Kenny Gamble* And The Floaters - Down By The Seashore(7", Single) Arctic 107 US 1965 Sell This Version
108 Sad, Sad Girl  album cover Barbara Mason Sad, Sad Girl(7", Single) ARCTIC 108 US 1965 Sell This Version
109 Gloomy Day  album cover Herb Johnson Gloomy Day(7", S/Sided, Single, Promo) ARCTIC 109 US 1965 Sell This Version
112 If You Don't (Love Me, Tell Me So)  album cover Barbara Mason If You Don't (Love Me, Tell Me So)(7", Single) ARCTIC 112 US 1965 Sell This Version
113 How Can I Win Your Love  album cover Light Lunch & The Freeloaders How Can I Win Your Love(7", Promo) ARCTIC 113 US 1965 Sell This Version
115 (It's Against) The Laws Of Love  album cover The Volcanos (2) (It's Against) The Laws Of Love (Single) 115 US 1965 Sell This Version
118 I'm Confessin'  album cover Honey & The Bees* I'm Confessin'(7") ARCTIC 118 US 1966 Sell This Version
119 How I Got Over - Part I / How I Got Over - Part II  album cover Brockington Chorale Ensemble How I Got Over - Part I / How I Got Over - Part II(7", Single) ARCTIC 119 US 1966 Sell This Version
121 Take Me For What I Am  album cover Jack & Jill (3) Take Me For What I Am(7", S/Sided, Promo) Arctic 121 US 1966 Sell This Version
122 Turn On Your Love Light / Don't Lose This Love  album cover Kenny Rossi Turn On Your Love Light / Don't Lose This Love(7", Single, Promo) ARCTIC 122 US 1966 Sell This Version
122 Going Back To Louisiana / Forget Me Not  album cover Bruce Channel Going Back To Louisiana / Forget Me Not(7", Promo) Le Cam Records 122 US Unknown Sell This Version
123 The Jokes On You / Don't Stop Loving Me  album cover Kenny Gamble* The Jokes On You / Don't Stop Loving Me(7", RP) ARCTIC 123 US Unknown Sell This Version
125 A Lady's Man  album cover The Volcanos (2) A Lady's Man(7", S/Sided, Promo) ARCTIC 125 US 1966 Sell This Version
126 Poor Girl In Trouble / Hello Baby  album cover Barbara Mason Poor Girl In Trouble / Hello Baby (Single) 126 US 1966 Sell This Version
126 Vicki   album cover The Uptowners (3) Vicki (Single) 126 US 1964 Sell This Version
126 The Trashman  album cover The Uptowners (3) The Trashman(7", Single) Le Cam Records 126 US 1964 Sell This Version
128 You're Number 1  album cover The Volcanos (2) You're Number 1 (Single) 128 US 1966 Sell This Version
130 Girl I Love You / Good-Bye  album cover The Temptones Girl I Love You / Good-Bye(7", Single) Arctic 130 US 1967 Sell This Version
131 Anything You Want / Ain't Gonna Cry (Over One Girl)  album cover Kenny Hamber Anything You Want / Ain't Gonna Cry (Over One Girl)(7", Single, Promo) ARCTIC 131 US 1967 Sell This Version
132 Move This Thing  album cover Mary De Loach* Move This Thing(7", Single) ARCTIC 132 US 1967 Sell This Version
135 Go Away / What Can A Man Do  album cover Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Go Away / What Can A Man Do (Single) 135 US 1967 Sell This Version
136 Say These Words Of Love  album cover The Temptones Say These Words Of Love(7") ARCTIC 136 US 1967 Sell This Version
137 Oh, How It Hurts / Ain't Got Nobody  album cover Barbara Mason Oh, How It Hurts / Ain't Got Nobody (Single) 137 US 1967 Sell This Version
139 Looking For A Love / These Arms of Mine   album cover Kenny Hamber Looking For A Love / These Arms of Mine (7", Single) ARCTIC 139 US 1968 Sell This Version
140 Dedicated To The One I Love / I Don't Want To Lose You  album cover Barbara Mason Dedicated To The One I Love / I Don't Want To Lose You(7") Arctic 140 US 1968 Sell This Version
142 (I Can Feel Your Love) Slipping Away / Half A Love  album cover Barbara Mason (I Can Feel Your Love) Slipping Away / Half A Love(7", Single, Styrene) ARCTIC 142 US 1968 Sell This Version
143 Soul Groove Part 1 / Soul Groove Part 2  album cover Teddy & The Fingerpoppers Soul Groove Part 1 / Soul Groove Part 2 (Single) 143 US 1968 Sell This Version
144 Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad  album cover Della Humphrey Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad (Single) 144 US 1968 Sell This Version
145 My Oh My / Time, Made You Change (Your Mind)  album cover Billy Floyd My Oh My / Time, Made You Change (Your Mind)(7", Single, RP) ARCTIC 145 US 1968 Sell This Version
146 I'm No Good For You / Don't Ever Go Away  album cover Barbara Mason I'm No Good For You / Don't Ever Go Away 146 US 1968 Sell This Version
147 I Really Love You / I Can't Believe You Love Me  album cover The Ambassadors I Really Love You / I Can't Believe You Love Me (Single) 147 US 1969 Sell This Version
148 Take It Easy (With My Heart)/ You Never Loved Me (At All)  album cover Barbara Mason Take It Easy (With My Heart)/ You Never Loved Me (At All)(7", Single) ARCTIC 148 US 1969 Sell This Version
150 Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl (On My Mind)  album cover The Ambassadors Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl (On My Mind)(7") ARCTIC 150 US 1969 Sell This Version
151 Shake That Thing / Brand New Start  album cover Winfield Parker Shake That Thing / Brand New Start(7") Arctic 151 US 1969 Sell This Version
152 Together Forever  album cover Honey & The Bees* Together Forever(7") Arctic 152 US 1969 Sell This Version
153 I Dig You Baby / Storm Warning  album cover The Ambassadors I Dig You Baby / Storm Warning(7") ARCTIC 153 US 1969 Sell This Version
154 You Better Stop It  album cover Barbara Mason You Better Stop It (Single) 154 US 1969 Sell This Version
155 (Girls Have Feelings) Just Like The Boys Do  album cover Della Humphrey (Girls Have Feelings) Just Like The Boys Do(7", Single, Promo) Arctic 155 US 1969 Sell This Version
156 Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You / A.W.O.L. (Away Without Love)  album cover The Ambassadors Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You / A.W.O.L. (Away Without Love) (Single) 156 US 1969 Sell This Version
160 Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing)  album cover The Royal Five Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) 160 US Unknown Sell This Version
197 Sweet Dreams / I Need You So  album cover Tommy McLain Sweet Dreams / I Need You So (Single) 197 US 1966 Sell This Version
200 Love And Happiness / Hogwash  album cover Earnest Jackson Love And Happiness / Hogwash (Single) 200 US 1973 Sell This Version
200 (Put A Dime On) D-9  album cover The Rotations (3) (Put A Dime On) D-9(7", Single) Frantic (3) 200 US 1965 Sell This Version
201 Find My Baby  album cover The Three Strangers Find My Baby(7", S/Sided, Promo) Frantic (3) 201 US Unknown Sell This Version
202 Heartaches  album cover The Rotations (3) Heartaches (Single) 202 US 1967 Sell This Version
203 Count Every Star / I'm Worried  album cover The Kittens (8) Count Every Star / I'm Worried(7", Promo) Chestnut Records (5) 203 US 1961 Sell This Version
203 Why Can't I Love Somebody / Funky Black Man  album cover Earnest Jackson Why Can't I Love Somebody / Funky Black Man (Single) 203 US 1974 Sell This Version
205 Take A Good Look  album cover Vern Godown Take A Good Look(7", Single) Chestnut Records (5) 205 US Unknown Sell This Version
300 She's Wanted  album cover Larry Clinton (2) She's Wanted(7") Dynamo (2) 300 US 1966 Sell This Version
301 Cadillac Annie  album cover The New Clarence Reid* Cadillac Annie 301 US 1967 Sell This Version
302 Tell Me Why  album cover The Shar-Mels Tell Me Why(7", Single) Palm (5) 302 US 1963 Sell This Version
305 Boogaloo Down Broadway / Look What Love Can Make You Do  album cover The Fantastic Johnny C Boogaloo Down Broadway / Look What Love Can Make You Do (Single) 305 US 1967 Sell This Version
306 Soul Stuff  album cover Little Beaver And Frank Williams And The Rocketeers (2) Little Beaver And Frank Williams And The Rocketeers (2) - Soul Stuff(7") Phil L.A. Of Soul 306 US 1967 Sell This Version
307 Go Go Annie / My Love, My Love  album cover Little John Bowie* Go Go Annie / My Love, My Love(7", Promo) Phil L.A. Of Soul 307 US 1967 Sell This Version
308 I'll Live On / Someone Tell Her  album cover The Imperial C's I'll Live On / Someone Tell Her(7", Single) Phil L.A. Of Soul 308 US 1967 Sell This Version
309 Got What You Need / New Love  album cover The Fantastic Johnny C Got What You Need / New Love 309 US 1968 Sell This Version
313 Love Is All Right  album cover Cliff Nobles Love Is All Right (Single) 313 US 1968 Sell This Version
315 Hitch It To The Horse  album cover The Fantastic Johnny C Hitch It To The Horse (Single) 315 US 1968 Sell This Version
316 The Horse / The Mule  album cover The James Boys The Horse / The Mule 316 US 1968 Sell This Version
318 Judge Baby, I'm Back / Horse Fever  album cover Cliff Nobles / Cliff Nobles & Co.* Cliff Nobles / Cliff Nobles & Co.* - Judge Baby, I'm Back / Horse Fever(7", Single) Phil L.A. Of Soul 318 US 1968 Sell This Version
320 (She's) Some Kind Of Wonderful  album cover The Fantastic Johnny C (She's) Some Kind Of Wonderful (Single) 320 US 1967 Sell This Version
324 Switch It On / Burning Desire  album cover Cliff Nobles & Co.* / Cliff Nobles Cliff Nobles & Co.* / Cliff Nobles - Switch It On / Burning Desire 324 US 1969 Sell This Version
326 Big New York / Baby, Try Me  album cover Bobby Bennett* Big New York / Baby, Try Me(7", Promo) Phil L.A. Of Soul 326 US 1969 Sell This Version
328 Lotta Good Lovin'  / I Keep Foolin' Myself  album cover Pal And The Prophets Lotta Good Lovin' / I Keep Foolin' Myself(7", Promo) Phil L.A. Of Soul 328 US 1968 Sell This Version
329 Gettin' Away / The Camel  album cover Cliff Nobles & Co.* Gettin' Away / The Camel(7", Single) Phil L.A. Of Soul 329 US 1969 Sell This Version
331 Down Silent Streets / A Good Thing  album cover Buster Jones Down Silent Streets / A Good Thing (Single) 331 US 1969 Sell This Version
332 The Whip / I Keep Foolin' Myself  album cover Pal & The Prophets* The Whip / I Keep Foolin' Myself (Single) 332 US 1969 Sell This Version
333 What's A Matter Baby / Listen To Your Mama  album cover Les Tres Femmes What's A Matter Baby / Listen To Your Mama (Single) 333 US 1969 Sell This Version
337 You've Got To Have Rhythm / Giving Up On Love  album cover John Ellison You've Got To Have Rhythm / Giving Up On Love 337 US 1970 Sell This Version
340 Right On  album cover The Willy Cole* Right On(7") Phil L.A. Of Soul 340 US 1971 Sell This Version
342 Let Me Be Your Man / I Want My Baby Back  album cover Tyrone Ashley & The Funky Music Machine* Tyrone Ashley & The Funky Music Machine* - Let Me Be Your Man / I Want My Baby Back (Single) 342 US 1970 Sell This Version
343 Bridge Over Troubled Water / Something  album cover Ernie Andrews And The Fuzzy Kane Trio Ernie Andrews And The Fuzzy Kane Trio - Bridge Over Troubled Water / Something(7") Phil L.A. Of Soul 343 US 1970 Sell This Version
344 This Lovin' Way  album cover Jo Ann King* This Lovin' Way(7", Single) Phil L.A. Of Soul 344 US 1970 Sell This Version
345 Somebody Done Took My Baby And Gone / Do It To Me One More Time  album cover Joey Gilmore Somebody Done Took My Baby And Gone / Do It To Me One More Time(7") Phil L.A. Of Soul 345 US 1971 Sell This Version
349 I Likes To Do It / Big Ladies Man  album cover The People's Choice* I Likes To Do It / Big Ladies Man 349 US 1971 Sell This Version
352 The Wootie-T-Woo / Cause That's The Way I Know  album cover The People's Choice* The Wootie-T-Woo / Cause That's The Way I Know (Single) 352 US 1972 Sell This Version
355 Funky Funky Way Of Makin Love / Let Me Be The One  album cover John Ellison Of The Soul Brothers Six John Ellison Of The Soul Brothers Six - Funky Funky Way Of Makin Love / Let Me Be The One 355 US 1972 Sell This Version
358 Let Me Do My Thing / On A Cloudy Day  album cover The People's Choice* Let Me Do My Thing / On A Cloudy Day (Single) 358 US 1972 Sell This Version
358 Let Me Do My Thing / On A Cloudy Day  album cover The People's Choice* Let Me Do My Thing / On A Cloudy Day(7", Single, Styrene) Phil L.A. Of Soul 358 US 1972 Sell This Version
360 You Gotta Come A Little Closer / You're My World  album cover The Soul Brothers Six* You Gotta Come A Little Closer / You're My World(7", Promo) Phil L.A. Of Soul 360 US 1973 Sell This Version
385 We Belong Together / Tell Her  album cover Paradise (67) We Belong Together / Tell Her(7", Single) Phil L.A. Of Soul 385 US 1981 Sell This Version
386 (It Was) September / Computer Woman  album cover Superior Elevation (It Was) September / Computer Woman(7") Phil L.A. Of Soul 386 US 1981 Sell This Version
400 Bad Woman  album cover Oscar Weathers Bad Woman (Single) 400 US Unknown Sell This Version
401 The Touch Of You  album cover Brenda & The Tabulations The Touch Of You (Single) 401 US 1969 Sell This Version
402 Your Fool Still Loves You / Just To Prove I Love You  album cover Oscar Weathers Your Fool Still Loves You / Just To Prove I Love You 402 US 1970 Sell This Version
403 And My Heart Sang (Tra La La) / Lies Lies Lies  album cover Brenda & The Tabulations And My Heart Sang (Tra La La) / Lies Lies Lies(7") Top And Bottom Records 403 US 1970 Sell This Version