Jay Boy

Jay Boy

Profile:
Jay Boy was set up mid-1967 by Edward Kassner as a sub/sister label of President and would be later incorporated in his parent Enterprise Group. The label is named after Kassner's son. The label featured MOB (music of black origin) and was launched November 1968 with Boy 1 Doris Willingham (later to become Doris Duke) "You Can't Do That" Jay Boy was also launched USA wise (via London Records part of the UK Decca Group). As with Kassner's President label the records were pressed by Orlake Dagenham Essex, (Orlake was the last of the original group of UK manufacturers and were originally button manufacturers they changed their presses and direction when Jeffery Kruger wanted a company to press his fledgeling Ember label and had been pointed in Orlake's direction by Sir Edward Lewis of Decca as they had no free presses and could not help Kruger) Kassner had become a dab-hand at licencing and re licencing titles and then giving them new UK release. Jay Boy finally paid off and came into it's own in 1973 after 80 odd sure-fire flopps (chart wise). In Feburay 1973 UK Polydor's dance inprint MoJo scored big time with an until then UK unknown Timmy Thomas "Why can't we live together"
licenced from the small USA Florida based label Glades, Glades was part of a consortium under the parent of TK Records, TK had new signings and wanted a UK outlet (clearly Polydor-MoJo were not offering the right deal) Ed Kassner did. TK had found a UK home with Jay Boy, In spring 1974, what had originally been an instrumental and backing in progress track by TK in-house writers Howard Cassy and Richard Finch, the track had had some vocals overdubbed by session vocalist George McCrae, the title was Rock Your Baby* the rest is industry and club-dance history USA TK with it's sunshine sound and UK Jay Boy had arrived. Kassner UK licenced TK's other sub label Cat (with George McCrae's wife Gwen) to UK President. Jay Boy had a two year clear run of hit after hit with it's TK catalogue. Sadly as so often happens, once a licence goes, the licence falls by the way-side and Jay Boy did once TK sought their own UK Indent and signed a USA and UK deal with Columbia Inc/CBS. Jay Boy has an ellecptic mix of releases, from Southern Soul, Northern Soul, Soul-Disco, Funk, many lesser known releases are sought after collectable gems.

*Such was the demand and success Orlake could not keep up with the pressing runs, Kassner had to contract Phonogram to do a pressing run which was standout as an IEP (Integral Embossed & Painted) finished in orange paint.
Contact Info:
Enterprise Group
Enterprise House
Arklow Road
London SE1
Sites:
[l39903]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
99 That's The Way (I Like It)  album cover K.C. & The Sunshine Band* That's The Way (I Like It)(7", Single, Whi) RCA Victor, Jay Boy 99 Rhodesia 1975 Sell This Version
45-6001 You Can't Do That / Lost Again  album cover Doris Willingham You Can't Do That / Lost Again (Single) 45-6001 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-6002 It's All Coming To Me Now / Motorcycle Rider  album cover The Hogs (4) It's All Coming To Me Now / Motorcycle Rider 45-6002 US 1969 Sell This Version
A/BOY 16 Sugar Sugar  album cover The Sugarlumps Sugar Sugar(7") Jay Boy A/BOY 16 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 1 You Can't Do That  album cover Doris Willingham You Can't Do That BOY 1 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BOY 2 There Is  album cover The Shadrocks Featuring Little John (5) The Shadrocks Featuring Little John (5) - There Is BOY 2 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BOY 3 After All  album cover The Countrymen After All (Single) BOY 3 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BOY 4 If I Had My Way  album cover Migil 5* If I Had My Way (Single) BOY 4 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BOY 5 It's All Coming To Me Now / Motorcycle Rider  album cover The Hogs (4) It's All Coming To Me Now / Motorcycle Rider BOY 5 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 6 Some People  album cover Chords Five (2) Some People (Single) BOY 6 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 7 Toothbrush Nell / Fairy Cakes (For Tea)  album cover Mike Quinn (4) Toothbrush Nell / Fairy Cakes (For Tea)(7", Single) Jay Boy BOY 7 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 8 Someday You'll Need Someone / Send Some Flowers To Julie  album cover Dee And The Quotum Someday You'll Need Someone / Send Some Flowers To Julie BOY 8 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 9 Dr. Gentle / She's Alright  album cover Lyons And Malone* Dr. Gentle / She's Alright(7", Single) Jay Boy BOY 9 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 11 A Little Smile On Christmas Morning  album cover The Annie Rocket Band A Little Smile On Christmas Morning(7", Single) Jay Boy BOY 11 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 12 Banana  album cover E.K. Bunch Banana (Single) BOY 12 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 13 Boss  album cover Rough Riders (2) Boss BOY 13 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 14 Freedom Sound / A Message To You  album cover The Bed Bugs Freedom Sound / A Message To You(7", Single) Jay Boy BOY 14 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 15 Work It Up  album cover The Alterations Work It Up (Single) BOY 15 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 16 Sugar Sugar  album cover The Sugarlumps Sugar Sugar(7") Jay Boy BOY 16 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 17 Move  album cover Gaslight (2) Move BOY 17 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 18 Saturday Gigue  album cover The Roundtable Saturday Gigue BOY 18 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 19 That's The Way I Like It  album cover The Swamp (2) That's The Way I Like It(7") Jay Boy BOY 19 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 20 Satan's People   album cover The Sugarlumps Satan's People (Single) BOY 20 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 21 Two Little Boys / Holding On  album cover Niyah And The Sunflakes Two Little Boys / Holding On BOY 21 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 22 Tears Of Joy / Searching  album cover Ray Merrell Tears Of Joy / Searching (Single) BOY 22 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 23 I'm On The Road Again  album cover The Complete Cycle I'm On The Road Again(7", Single) Jay Boy BOY 23 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 24 How'd We Ever Get This Way  album cover The Invitations How'd We Ever Get This Way (Single) BOY 24 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 25 Harlem Shuffle  album cover Bob & Earl Harlem Shuffle (Single) BOY 25 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 25 Harlem Shuffle  album cover Bob & Earl Harlem Shuffle(7", Promo, Pus) Jay Boy BOY 25 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BOY 26 Do The Temptation Walk / The Shotgun And The Duck  album cover Jackie Lee Do The Temptation Walk / The Shotgun And The Duck (Single) BOY 26 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 27 Hully Gully / Big Boy Pete  album cover The Olympics Hully Gully / Big Boy Pete BOY 27 UK 1967 Sell This Version
BOY 28 Would You Believe  album cover Jackie Lee Would You Believe (Single) BOY 28 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 29 Hide Out  album cover The Hideaways (6) Hide Out (Single) BOY 29 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 30 How Do You Like It / Stubborn Heart  album cover The Sheppards How Do You Like It / Stubborn Heart BOY 30 UK 1970 Sell This Version
BOY 31 That Beatin' Rhythm   album cover Richard Temple That Beatin' Rhythm (Single) BOY 31 UK 1967 Sell This Version
BOY 32 Talk Of The Grapevine  album cover Donald Height Talk Of The Grapevine (Single) BOY 32 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 33 Karate-Boo-Ga-Loo  album cover Jerry O Karate-Boo-Ga-Loo (Single) BOY 33 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 34 Just Like A Flower / Spanish Harlem  album cover Freddie Scott (2) Just Like A Flower / Spanish Harlem (Single) BOY 34 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BOY 35 Dear John / Here Am I  album cover Jackie Moore Dear John / Here Am I (Single) BOY 35 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 36 I'm Just Not Ready For Love  album cover Erma Franklin I'm Just Not Ready For Love (Single) BOY 36 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 37 I'm Gonna Build California From All Over The World  album cover Phillip Mitchell I'm Gonna Build California From All Over The World (Single) BOY 37 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 38 Soul Motion  album cover The Exciters Soul Motion (Single) BOY 38 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 39 A Funky Driver On A Funky Bus  album cover Charles Leonard A Funky Driver On A Funky Bus BOY 39 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 40 Shing-A-Ling Time / Just Try Me  album cover The Liberty Belles Shing-A-Ling Time / Just Try Me BOY 40 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 41 Piece Of My Heart / Big Boss Man  album cover Erma Franklin Piece Of My Heart / Big Boss Man(7", Single, Promo) Jay Boy BOY 41 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 41 Piece Of My Heart  album cover Erma Franklin Piece Of My Heart(7", RE) Jay Boy BOY 41 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 42 (They Call Me) Jessie James / Charge  album cover The Dreams (5) Featuring Keni Lewis* The Dreams (5) Featuring Keni Lewis* - (They Call Me) Jessie James / Charge (Single) BOY 42 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 43 La Da Da Da Da  album cover Virgil Griffin La Da Da Da Da BOY 43 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 44 I Can't Stop  album cover The Blues Busters I Can't Stop BOY 44 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 45 Society Don't Let Us Down / No More Baby Love  album cover The Barons Society Don't Let Us Down / No More Baby Love BOY 45 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 46 I Love Her More / Good Ole Soul  album cover Randolph Walker I Love Her More / Good Ole Soul BOY 46 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 47 Slide  album cover Howard Johnson (13) Slide (Single) BOY 47 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 48 (Mamma Come Quick And Bring Your) Lickin' Stick  album cover George Torrence & The Naturals (29) George Torrence & The Naturals (29) - (Mamma Come Quick And Bring Your) Lickin' Stick (Single) BOY 48 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 49 Do The Thing  album cover Charles Lattimore Do The Thing (Single) BOY 49 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 50 Soul People - Part 1  album cover Shan Miles Soul People - Part 1 BOY 50 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BOY 51 Three Hundred And Sixty Five Days  album cover Donald Height Three Hundred And Sixty Five Days BOY 51 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 52 Whether It's Right Or Wrong  album cover Jackie Lee & Dolores Hall* Jackie Lee & Dolores Hall* - Whether It's Right Or Wrong BOY 52 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 53 Funky Boo-Ga-Loo  album cover Jerry-O* Funky Boo-Ga-Loo BOY 53 UK 1971 Sell This Version
BOY 54 I'm Like A Fish / Why Are You Doing This To Me  album cover George Freeman (3) I'm Like A Fish / Why Are You Doing This To Me (Single) BOY 54 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 55 Billy Young (2) I'm Available / A Sweet Woman (Single) BOY 55 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 56 Baby, Do The Philly Dog  album cover The Olympics Baby, Do The Philly Dog (Single) BOY 56 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 57 Free For All (Winner Takes All)  album cover Phillip Mitchell Free For All (Winner Takes All) (Single) BOY 57 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 58 Beautiful World / Indication  album cover Ernie & Ed* Beautiful World / Indication BOY 58 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 59 Are You Lonely For Me Baby  album cover Freddie Scott (2) Are You Lonely For Me Baby (Single) BOY 59 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 60 We Gotta Make Up  album cover Donald Height We Gotta Make Up (Single) BOY 60 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 61 What Is Soul  album cover The Furys (13) What Is Soul (Single) BOY 61 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 62 Dance What Cha Wanna / Afro Twist Time (Um-Gow-Wow)  album cover Jerry O Dance What Cha Wanna / Afro Twist Time (Um-Gow-Wow)(7") Jay Boy BOY 62 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 63 Only You Know And I Know / Look At Me  album cover Lou* & Laura Poole Lou* & Laura Poole - Only You Know And I Know / Look At Me BOY 63 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 64 Cigarette Ashes  album cover Jimmy Conwell Cigarette Ashes (Single) BOY 64 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 65 Now That I've Found You, Baby / He's All Right With Me  album cover The Mirettes Now That I've Found You, Baby / He's All Right With Me (Single) BOY 65 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 66 Oh, My Darlin'  album cover Jackie Lee Oh, My Darlin' BOY 66 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 67 Where There's A Will / Just Tryin' To Please You  album cover Jimmy Thomas Where There's A Will / Just Tryin' To Please You (Single) BOY 67 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 68 I'm Satisfied With You   album cover The Furys (13) I'm Satisfied With You BOY 68 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 69 Try A Little Harder  album cover The Fi-Dels Try A Little Harder BOY 69 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 70 Half As Old  album cover Donnie Elbert Half As Old (Single) BOY 70 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 71 Spreadin' Honey / Charley  album cover The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band* Spreadin' Honey / Charley (Single) BOY 71 UK 1973 Sell This Version
BOY 72 I Can't Get Away / I'll Keep Running Back  album cover Bob & Earl I Can't Get Away / I'll Keep Running Back BOY 72 UK 1973 Sell This Version
BOY 73 My Little Girl  album cover The Bob & Earl Band My Little Girl (Single) BOY 73 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 74 The Same Old Thing / I'll Do A Little Bit More  album cover The Olympics The Same Old Thing / I'll Do A Little Bit More (Single) BOY 74 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 75 What Is This?  album cover Bobby Womack What Is This? BOY 75 UK 1973 Sell This Version
BOY 76 African Boo-Ga-Loo  album cover Jackie Lee African Boo-Ga-Loo (Single) BOY 76 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 77 Good Lovin' Man / W-O-M-A-N  album cover Delores Hall Good Lovin' Man / W-O-M-A-N (Single) BOY 77 UK 1972 Sell This Version
BOY 78 Dance Little Girl  album cover Clay Hammond Dance Little Girl (Single) BOY 78 UK 1967 Sell This Version
BOY 79 Hey Naw / Freedom To Love  album cover Little Wayne Anthony* Hey Naw / Freedom To Love BOY 79 UK 1973 Sell This Version
BOY 80 Blow Your Whistle  album cover KC & The Sunshine Band Blow Your Whistle (Single) BOY 80 UK 1973 Sell This Version
BOY 81 Party Freaks  album cover Miami Featuring Robert Moore (3) Miami Featuring Robert Moore (3) - Party Freaks (Single) BOY 81 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BOY 82 Singing In Poverty  album cover Alley Singing In Poverty (Single) BOY 82 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BOY 83 Sound Your Funky Horn  album cover K C & The Sunshine Band* Sound Your Funky Horn (Single) BOY 83 UK 1973 Sell This Version
BOY 84 If You Don't Want My Love / Just Because  album cover Afro Dimensions If You Don't Want My Love / Just Because BOY 84 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BOY 85 Rock Your Baby  album cover George McCrae Rock Your Baby (Single) BOY 85 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BOY 86 Hey Ya'll We're Miami  album cover Miami Hey Ya'll We're Miami (Single) BOY 86 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BOY 87 Number One In My Heart  album cover Ruby Wilson & The Blue Chips Ruby Wilson & The Blue Chips - Number One In My Heart BOY 87 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BOY 88 Queen Of Clubs  album cover K C & The Sunshine Band* Queen Of Clubs (Single) BOY 88 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BOY 89 Shotgun Shuffle  album cover The Sunshine Band Shotgun Shuffle (Single) BOY 89 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BOY 90 I Can't Leave You Alone  album cover George McCrae I Can't Leave You Alone (Single) BOY 90 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
BOY 92 You Can Have It All  album cover George McCrae You Can Have It All (Single) BOY 92 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BOY 93 Get Down Tonight  album cover K.C. & The Sunshine Band* Get Down Tonight (Single) BOY 93 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BOY 94 Sugar Sugar Sugar / It's Never Too Late  album cover Willie & Anthony Sugar Sugar Sugar / It's Never Too Late BOY 94 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BOY 95 Sing A Happy Song  album cover George McCrae Sing A Happy Song (Single) BOY 95 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BOY 96 Funk It Up  album cover Miami Funk It Up (Single) BOY 96 UK 1975 Sell This Version