Sutra Records

Sutra Records

Profile:
Sutra Records was a 1980s New York hip-hop/dance/electro label created by Art Kass who, with manager Charles Stettler, helped launch the label's most successful rap trio the Fat Boys.
The owner of the label was the company Sutra Records, Inc..

Kass was originally an MGM accountant, turning his head for figures into one filled with music when he partnered the three founders of Kama Sutra in the summer of 1965. In 1967 the label became distributed by the very label the foursome had spawned, Buddah Records, when Kass brought in producer Neil Bogart to its operations. Bogart's 'Bubblegum Pop' style and approach to production had a strong influence on Kass. CD production began in mid-1987.

In 1982 Kass launched the Sutra label under Buddah distribution, creating a number of further labels, such as Bluedog Records, Fever Records and Baila Records and signing acts such as the The Cover Girls and Stettler's artists the Fat Boys- working with Stettler on their first release as executive producer. Buddah ceased trading in 1986, passing into the hands of BMG and its current back catalog distributors Legacy. Sutra, at 1790 Broadway, N.Y, New York 10019, became insolvent in 1993 and some of its back catalog is currently managed by Unidisc.
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Contact Info:
1790 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
U.S.A.
(Contact info now obsolete)
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
126 Radio Activity (Part 1) / Radio Activity (Part 2)  album cover Royalcash Radio Activity (Part 1) / Radio Activity (Part 2)(7", Single) Sutra Records 126 US 1983 Sell This Version
8.777 I Just Wanna Rap   album cover Rockin Roll I Just Wanna Rap (12") Carrere 8.777 France 1987 Sell This Version
101993 Fat Boys  album cover Disco 3 Fat Boys(7") Buddah Records, Vogue 101993 France 1984 Sell This Version
112 996-2 Phrenology  album cover The Roots Phrenology(CD, Album, RP) MCA Records, MCA Records 112 996-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
251 987-1 Fat Boys  album cover Fat Boys Fat Boys (Album) 251 987-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
252 368-1 The Fat Boys Are Back  album cover Fat Boys The Fat Boys Are Back(LP, Album) WEA International Inc., Sutra Records 252 368-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
253 077-1 Big & Beautiful  album cover Fat Boys Big & Beautiful (Album) 253 077-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
253 077-4 Big & Beautiful  album cover Fat Boys Big & Beautiful(Cass, Album) Sutra Records, WEA International Inc. 253 077-4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
0258633 Sex Machine  album cover Fat Boys Sex Machine(12", Maxi) WEA 0258633 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
258 674-0 Sex Machine  album cover Fat Boys Sex Machine(12") WEA 258 674-0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
259032-7 Fat Boys  album cover Fat Boys Fat Boys(7", Single) WEA, Sutra Records 259032-7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
259 123-7 Jail House Rap (Edit)  album cover Fat Boys Jail House Rap (Edit)(7", Single) WEA 259 123-7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
560501 Square One  album cover Adrian John Loveridge Square One(LP, Album) Sutra Records, Buddah Records 560501 France 1981 Sell This Version
100·07·475 Promise Me  album cover The Cover Girls Promise Me(7", Single) Bellaphon 100·07·475 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
100·07·508 My Heart Skips A Beat  album cover The Cover Girls My Heart Skips A Beat(7", Single) Bellaphon 100·07·508 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
120·07·231 Break The Ice  album cover All The Kings Men* Break The Ice(12", Maxi) Bellaphon 120·07·231 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
120 07 255 Spring Love  album cover The Cover Girls Spring Love(7", Single) Bellaphon 120 07 255 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
120·07·332 My Heart Skips A Beat  album cover The Cover Girls My Heart Skips A Beat(12", Maxi) Bellaphon 120·07·332 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
120·21·024 She's A Skeezer / All Hail The Drum  album cover Fresh Force She's A Skeezer / All Hail The Drum(12", Maxi) Bellaphon 120·21·024 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
130·07·348 We Can't Go Wrong  album cover The Cover Girls We Can't Go Wrong(CD, Maxi) Bellaphon 130·07·348 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
250 07 023 Stand By Your Man  album cover Tina Turner Stand By Your Man(LP, Album) Bellaphon 250 07 023 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
290·07·138 III Most Wanted  album cover III Most Wanted III Most Wanted(CD, Album) Hot 290·07·138 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ANTC 52015 16 Golden Hits  album cover Melanie (2) 16 Golden Hits(CD, Comp) Antelope Records ANTC 52015 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
ANTC 52020 20 Greatest Hits  album cover Lovin' Spoonful* 20 Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, RM) Antelope Records ANTC 52020 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
ANTC 52037 Greatest Hits  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Antelope Records ANTC 52037 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
AVL-9025 Kiko (7) Anything For Love(7") Baila Records AVL-9025 US 1989 Sell This Version
AVL-89024 Anything For Love  album cover Kiko (7) Anything For Love AVL-89024 US 1989 Sell This Version
B0002816-11 Harder / Comp  album cover Comp Harder / Comp(12") Def Jam Recordings, Chocolate City Music B0002816-11 US 2004 Sell This Version
BCM 12766 Radio Activity  album cover Royalcash Radio Activity(12", Maxi) BCM Records BCM 12766 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
BCM 20766 Radio Activity  album cover Royalcash Radio Activity(CD, Maxi) BCM Records BCM 20766 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
BDS 497 Every Way But Loose  album cover Oneness Of Juju Every Way But Loose(7") Buddah Records BDS 497 UK 1981 Sell This Version
CB 3001 Five Times The Rhymer / Deuces Is Def  album cover Deuces Wild Five Times The Rhymer / Deuces Is Def(12", Single) Sutra Records CB 3001 US 1988 Sell This Version
CDGLL 116 Fat Boys  album cover Fat Boys Fat Boys(CD, Album, RE) Green Line Records CDGLL 116 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
CF 01 It's Time For A Change (Lets Do It)  album cover Allen Toussaint It's Time For A Change (Lets Do It)(7", Single, Promo) Crystal Fire CF 01 US 1986 Sell This Version
CF 2201 It's Time For A Change (Lets Do It)  album cover Allen Toussaint It's Time For A Change (Lets Do It) CF 2201 US 1986 Sell This Version
DEFR16088-2 Harder  album cover Comp Harder(CD, Single, Promo) Def Jam Recordings, Chocolate City Music DEFR16088-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
DG-50 Putting The Night On Hold / Irresistible Love  album cover Lauren Grey Putting The Night On Hold / Irresistible Love(12") Dice Records DG-50 US 1987 Sell This Version
DGPCD 797 Classic Dancefloor Labels Volume 2 - The Best Of Sutra  album cover Various Classic Dancefloor Labels Volume 2 - The Best Of Sutra(CD, Comp, RM) Deepbeats, Sutra Records DGPCD 797 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ 068 Windjammer Winter Of Love(12", Promo) Sutra Records DJ 068 US 1987 Sell This Version
DJ 069 (I Can) Give You What You Need  album cover Erotic Exotic (I Can) Give You What You Need(12", Promo) Sutra Records DJ 069 US 1987 Sell This Version
DJ 075 Don't Give Up (On Love)  album cover Cliff Branch Don't Give Up (On Love)(12", Maxi, Promo) Sutra Records, Sutra Records DJ 075 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 076 Use Me  album cover Bernice Frazier Use Me(12", Promo) Sutra Records DJ 076 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 077 Give It Up  album cover Ce' Moi Give It Up(12", Promo) Sutra Records DJ 077 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 078 If My Love Doesn't Suit Ya  album cover Erotic Exotic If My Love Doesn't Suit Ya(12", Single, Promo) Sutra Records DJ 078 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 079 Guilty  album cover Rajac Guilty(12", Promo) Sutra Records DJ 079 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 080 Ling-O-istic / It's Time To Jam  album cover Cli-N-Tel Ling-O-istic / It's Time To Jam(12", Single, Promo) Sutra Records DJ 080 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 081 One Passionate Night  album cover Rocco (6) One Passionate Night(12", Single, Promo) Sutra Records DJ 081 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 082 No Way Out  album cover Will English No Way Out(12", Promo) Sutra Records DJ 082 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 085 Danger In The Airwaves  album cover Gail Freeman Danger In The Airwaves(12", Single, Promo) Sutra Records DJ 085 US 1989 Sell This Version
DJ 166 (I Can) Give You What You Need  album cover Erotic Exotic (I Can) Give You What You Need(7", Promo) Sutra Records DJ 166 US 1987 Sell This Version
DJ 1021 Rajac & Redd Hot  album cover Rajac & Redd Hot* Rajac & Redd Hot(LP, Album, Promo) Sutra Records DJ 1021 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 1913 Spring Love  album cover The Cover Girls Spring Love(7", Promo) Fever Records DJ 1913 US 1987 Sell This Version
DJ 3001 Five Times The Rhymer / Deuces Is Def  album cover Deuces Wild Five Times The Rhymer / Deuces Is Def(12", Promo) Sutra Records DJ 3001 US 1988 Sell This Version
DMC 40/3 May 86 - International  album cover Various May 86 - International(12", Mixed) DMC DMC 40/3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
E2 85218 Vinyl Exams: The Full Length Versions  album cover Various Vinyl Exams: The Full Length Versions(2xLP, Comp) Epic E2 85218 US 2000 Sell This Version
FEEL 1 Let's Rock (Over & Over Again)  album cover Feel (3) Let's Rock (Over & Over Again)(12", Promo) Sutra Records FEEL 1 US 1982 Sell This Version
HCL 2206 Show Me / Because Of You  album cover The Cover Girls Show Me / Because Of You(12") Hot Classics HCL 2206 US 1989 Sell This Version
HCL 2207 Please Don't Go / No Te Vayas  album cover Nayobe Please Don't Go / No Te Vayas(12", RE) Hot Classics HCL 2207 US 1989 Sell This Version
HCL 2239 Thanks To You / So Different  album cover Sinnamon / Kinky Foxy* Sinnamon / Kinky Foxy* - Thanks To You / So Different(12") Hot Classics HCL 2239 US 1993 Sell This Version
MM 52036 Greatest Hits  album cover Edwin Hawkins Singers Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Music (12) MM 52036 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
MSR 2297 Jungle House  album cover Howard Headhunter And The Survival Crew Jungle House(12") MSR International MSR 2297 US 1987 Sell This Version
NM 52020 20 Greatest Hits  album cover Lovin' Spoonful* 20 Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, RM) Music (12) NM 52020 France & Benelux 1987 Sell This Version
none Notice Me  album cover Sandée* Notice Me(CD, Single, Promo) Fever Records, Sutra Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Radio Activity  album cover Royal Cash* Radio Activity(Acetate, 12") Sutra Records none US 1983 Sell This Version
none Our Picture Of A Man  album cover The Playgirls Our Picture Of A Man none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Treasure My Love  album cover Ava Von Hollywood Treasure My Love(2xAcetate, 12", S/Sided) Sutra Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
none Promise Me  album cover The Cover Girls Promise Me(CD, Single, Promo) Fever Records, Sutra Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Inside Outside  album cover The Cover Girls Inside Outside(CD, Single, Promo) Fever Records, Sutra Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
none You Sure Can Lie (Promo)  album cover Pat Lucky You Sure Can Lie (Promo)(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Sutra Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Nitty Gritty (Unreleased Mixes)  album cover Most Wanted* Nitty Gritty (Unreleased Mixes)(2xAcetate, 12", S/Sided) Sutra Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none You Showed Me (Unreleased Versions)  album cover Rajac & Redd Hot You Showed Me (Unreleased Versions)(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Sutra Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
PLL 12001 Stand By Your Man  album cover Tina Turner Stand By Your Man(LP) Sutra Records PLL 12001 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
PMM 0542-2 Dance Greatest - The Dance Classics  album cover Various Dance Greatest - The Dance Classics(CD, Comp) Prima Musik PMM 0542-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
RAZ 5508 Symphonic Evolution Paranoid(12") Razmtaz RAZ 5508 US 1988 Sell This Version
RC023T One Step At A Time  album cover Naisha One Step At A Time(12") Dynamyte RC023T Australia 1989 Sell This Version
SB 301 You Got Potential  album cover Menudo You Got Potential(7") Sutra Records SB 301 US 1988 Sell This Version
SB 2001 You Got Potential  album cover Menudo You Got Potential(12") Sutra Records SB 2001 US 1988 Sell This Version
SB 40001 Sons Of Rock  album cover Menudo Sons Of Rock(LP, Album) Bluedog Records SB 40001 US 1988 Sell This Version
SBC 40001 Sons Of Rock  album cover Menudo Sons Of Rock(Cass, Album, Dol) Bluedog Records SBC 40001 US 1988 Sell This Version
SCD 103 The Best Part Of The Fat Boys  album cover Fat Boys The Best Part Of The Fat Boys(CD, Comp) Sutra Records SCD 103 US 1987 Sell This Version
SCD 1015 Fat Boys  album cover Fat Boys Fat Boys(CD, Album) Sutra Records SCD 1015 US Unknown Sell This Version
SCD 1018 The Best Part Of The Fat Boys  album cover Fat Boys The Best Part Of The Fat Boys(CD, Comp) Sutra Records SCD 1018 US 1987 Sell This Version
SF 005 III Most Wanted  album cover III Most Wanted III Most Wanted(LP, Album) Fever Records SF 005 US 1989 Sell This Version
SF-802 Please Don't Go  album cover Nayobe Please Don't Go SF-802 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
SF-812 Good Things Come To Those Who Wait  album cover Nayobe Good Things Come To Those Who Wait(12") Sutra Records SF-812 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
SF 814 Show Me  album cover The Cover Girls Show Me(12") Sutra Records SF 814 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
SF 816 Spring Love  album cover The Cover Girls Spring Love(12") Fever Records SF 816 US 1987 Sell This Version
SF-819 Because Of You  album cover The Cover Girls Because Of You(12") Sutra Records SF-819 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
SF 826 Better Late Than Never  album cover The Cover Girls Better Late Than Never(12") Fever Records SF 826 US 1988 Sell This Version
SF 829 Notice Me  album cover Sandee Notice Me(12") Sutra Records, Sutra Records SF 829 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
SF-1902X Nayobe Please Don't Go(7") Sutra Records SF-1902X Canada 1985 Sell This Version
SF 1911 The Cover Girls Show Me(7") Sutra Records SF 1911 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
SF-1914 Because Of You  album cover The Cover Girls Because Of You (Single) SF-1914 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
SFC 004 The Cover Girls Show Me (Album) SFC 004 US 1987 Sell This Version
SFCD 004 The Cover Girls Show Me(CD, Album) Fever Records, Sutra Records SFCD 004 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
SFD 004 Show Me  album cover The Cover Girls Show Me (Album) SFD 004 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
SMC-4921 Greatest Hits  album cover Fat Boys Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Sutra Records SMC-4921 US 1988 Sell This Version
SPEC-1518 Thanks To You / He's Gonna Take You Home (To His House)  album cover Sinnamon Thanks To You / He's Gonna Take You Home (To His House)(12", RE) Becket Records, Sutra Records, Unidisc SPEC-1518 USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
SPEC-1590 Let's Rock / I'd Like To  album cover Feel (3) Let's Rock / I'd Like To(12") Becket Records, Sutra Records SPEC-1590 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SPEC-1591 Every Way But Loose (Remix)  album cover Plunky* & Oneness Of Juju Plunky* & Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose (Remix) SPEC-1591 USA & Canada 1982 Sell This Version