Prelude Records

Prelude Records

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Prelude Records was a New York based independent dance label active from 1976 - 1986, started by Marvin Schlachter.
LC 8706

Prelude was first launched in 1976, renamed from Pye International Records, a US division of UK-based Pye Records which had begun in 1974.[2] The name was derived from the music group Prelude, which recorded for Pye at the time. At the outset, Prelude's LP and 45 catalogue numbers were the same as had begun under Pye (US), with the prefix changed from PYE- to PRL-. For a very short period at the start, Pye's then-parent, ATV Music, owned Prelude.

It first made its small release with a large name called JUMBO, which spawned a minor hit with "Turn On To Love".

As disco music declined, Prelude was one of the few disco labels to survive its demise.[3] In 1981 they pioneered the mastermix. with Shep Pettibone's "Kiss Mastermix 2x12". Having recruited Kevorkian, the label was able to focus on remixes; to change up an existing song by altering it slightly.[4] "Disco Circus" by Martin Circus (1979) was and still is a cult classic, but failed to make significant sales according to Michael Gomes who began working for Prelude in 1979.[1]

Prelude's biggest hits included "In the Bush" by Musique (1978), "Come to Me" by France Joli (1979), "A Little Bit of Jazz" by the Nick Straker Band and "Must Be the Music" by Secret Weapon (1981).

After its closure in 1986, Prelude's back catalogue was purchased by Unidisc.
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Prelude Records
200 West 57 Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
You Got What It Takes  album cover Bobby Thurston You Got What It Takes(12", S/Sided) Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs US 1979 Sell This Version
2A3004 France Joli  album cover France Joli France Joli(LP, Album) Prelude Records 2A3004 Colombia 1980 Sell This Version
2C 008-64224 I Hear Music In The Streets  album cover Unlimited Touch I Hear Music In The Streets(7", Single) Prelude Records, EMI, Prelude Records, EMI 2C 008-64224 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 008-64331 Body Music  album cover The Strikers Body Music(7") Prelude Records, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 008-64331 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 008 64403 Can You Handle It / You Stayed On My Mind  album cover Sharon Redd Can You Handle It / You Stayed On My Mind(7") Prelude Records 2C 008 64403 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 008 64666 You're The One For Me  album cover "D" Train* You're The One For Me(7", Single) Prelude Records 2C 008 64666 France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 052-52.884 Z Body Music  album cover The Strikers Body Music(12") EMI 2C 052-52.884 Z France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 052 - 52.901 Z Vicki Sue Robinson Hot Summer Night(12") Prelude Records 2C 052 - 52.901 Z France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 052 52903 Z You're The One For Me  album cover "D" Train* You're The One For Me(12") Prelude Records 2C 052 52903 Z France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 052-52.917 Z Funn  album cover The Gunchback Boogie Band Funn(12") Prelude Records, Pathé Marconi 2C 052-52.917 Z France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 052-52921 Z Beat The Street  album cover Sharon Redd Beat The Street(12", Maxi) EMI 2C 052-52921 Z France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 052-52924 Z Contagious  album cover The Strikers Contagious(12", Maxi) Prelude Records, Prelude Records 2C 052-52924 Z France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 052 52928 Z Ya Mama  album cover Wuf Ticket Ya Mama(12") Prelude Records 2C 052 52928 Z France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 052-52932 Z Body Movement  album cover Conquest Body Movement(12") EMI 2C 052-52932 Z France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 052 52.935 Z The Music Got Me  album cover Visual The Music Got Me(12") EMI 2C 052 52.935 Z France 1983 Sell This Version
2C 052-52.938 Z Music  album cover D-Train Music(12") Prelude Records 2C 052-52.938 Z France 1983 Sell This Version
2C 068-64308 Unlimited Touch  album cover Unlimited Touch Unlimited Touch(LP, Album) Prelude Records 2C 068-64308 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 068-64.506 The Strikers  album cover The Strikers The Strikers(LP, Album) Pathé Marconi EMI, EMI, Prelude Records 2C 068-64.506 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 068-64.648 A Special Prelude Album  album cover Various A Special Prelude Album(LP, Comp) Prelude Records, Prelude Records 2C 068-64.648 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 068-65.058 Secret Weapon  album cover Secret Weapon (2) Secret Weapon(LP, Album) EMI 2C 068-65.058 France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 068-65.068 Yes, We're Ready  album cover Unlimited Touch Yes, We're Ready(LP, Album) Prelude Records, EMI 2C 068-65.068 France 1983 Sell This Version
5A3008 Hot Summer Night / Hot Version  album cover Vicki Sue Robinson Hot Summer Night / Hot Version(7", Single) Prelude Records 5A3008 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
12 BRW 5 Somebody Else's Guy (Remix)  album cover Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy (Remix) (Single) 12 BRW 5 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 BRW 14 I Wish You Would  album cover Jocelyn Brown I Wish You Would(12", Single) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 14 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 PRELP (C) 215 Love How You Feel  album cover Sharon Redd Love How You Feel(12", Single) Prelude Records 12 PRELP (C) 215 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
12 PRELP (C) 216 Something's On Your Mind  album cover "D" Train Something's On Your Mind(12", Maxi) Prelude Records 12 PRELP (C) 216 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
12 PRELP (C) 220 Unique (5) You Make Me Feel So Good(12") Prelude Records 12 PRELP (C) 220 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
12 PRELP(C) 221 Somehow,  Someway  album cover Visual Somehow, Someway(12") Prelude Records 12 PRELP(C) 221 US 1983 Sell This Version
12 PRELP (C) 222 I Wish You Would  album cover Jocelyn Brown I Wish You Would(12", Maxi) Prelude Records 12 PRELP (C) 222 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
12 TG 7000 France Joli  album cover France Joli France Joli(2x12", Promo) TGO, TGO 12 TG 7000 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
1018 Perfect Love Affair  album cover Constellation Orchestra Perfect Love Affair(LP, Album) Cosmos (9) 1018 Turkey 1978 Sell This Version
3002 Damelo (Give It To Me)   album cover Conquest Damelo (Give It To Me) (12", Maxi) Prelude Records 3002 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
12175 I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)  album cover Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)(LP, Album, Ter) Prelude Records, Prelude Records 12175 US 1979 Sell This Version
100001-9 Atmosphere  album cover Psycho Reggae Atmosphere(Cass, Album) Prelude Records 100001-9 US 1990 Sell This Version
100 237 In The Bush  album cover Musique In The Bush(7", Single) Jupiter Records, Jupiter Records 100 237 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
100 463 Walking On Music / Fly With The Wind  album cover Peter Jacques Band Walking On Music / Fly With The Wind (Single) 100 463 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
100 626 Keep On Jumpin'  album cover Musique Keep On Jumpin'(7", Single) Jupiter Records, Jupiter Records 100 626 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
101957 Success  album cover CD III Success(7") Prelude Records 101957 France 1984 Sell This Version
101958 Thank You  album cover D Train* Thank You(7") Vogue, Prelude Records 101958 France 1984 Sell This Version
102007 In The Heat Of The Night  album cover Nanette In The Heat Of The Night(7") Vogue, Prelude Records 102007 France 1984 Sell This Version
102039 I Want Love  album cover Onyx (6) I Want Love(7") Prelude Records, Vogue 102039 France 1984 Sell This Version
102048 I Want To Know What Love Is  album cover New Jersey Mass Choir* I Want To Know What Love Is(7", Single) Prelude Records 102048 France 1985 Sell This Version
103264 In The Bush  album cover Musique In The Bush(7", Single) Prelude Records 103264 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
110.030 You're The Inspiration  album cover New Jersey Mass Choir* You're The Inspiration(7", Single) Prelude Records 110.030 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1-20.004 You're The One For Me  album cover "D" Train* You're The One For Me (Maxi) 1-20.004 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
1-20.005 Come Let Me Love You  album cover Jeanette "Lady" Day Come Let Me Love You (Maxi) 1-20.005 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
1-20.006 Must Be The Music  album cover Secret Weapon (2) Must Be The Music(12", Maxi) Prelude Records 1-20.006 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
1-20.007 Love Fever  album cover Gayle Adams Love Fever (Maxi) 1-20.007 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
1-20.009 You'll Never Know / It's Up To You  album cover Hi Gloss You'll Never Know / It's Up To You 1-20.009 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
144.637 Come On Dance, Dance  album cover Saturday Night Band Come On Dance, Dance(7") Prelude Records 144.637 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
154512 6 What I Got Is What You Need  album cover Unique (5) What I Got Is What You Need(12", Maxi) Prelude Records, EMI 154512 6 France 1983 Sell This Version
160 197 D Train* Something's On Your Mind(LP, Album) Prelude Records 160 197 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
190 039 Redd Hott  album cover Sharon Redd Redd Hott(LP, Album) Prelude Records 190 039 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
190 098 One-Two-Three  album cover One-Two-Three One-Two-Three(LP) Prelude Records, Hispavox 190 098 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
190 116 Dance Music, Vol.1  album cover Various Dance Music, Vol.1(LP, Comp) Hispavox, Prelude Records 190 116 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
195784 You're The One For Me  album cover D-Train You're The One For Me(Cass, Album) Prelude Records, Karamel 195784 France 1990 Sell This Version
200.014 I Want To Know What Love Is  album cover New Jersey Mass Choir* I Want To Know What Love Is(LP, Album) Prelude Records, Vip Records 200.014 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
200421 Fire Night Dance  album cover Peter Jacques Band Fire Night Dance (Album) 200421 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
210 376 Classic Preludes  album cover Various Classic Preludes(LP, Comp) Prelude Records, Ariola 210 376 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
2-47.158 The Strikers  album cover The Strikers The Strikers(LP, Album) Prelude Records 2-47.158 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
2-47.203 Hi-Gloss  album cover Hi-Gloss* Hi-Gloss(LP, Album) Prelude Records 2-47.203 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
260 008 Rare Preludes Volume One  album cover Various Rare Preludes Volume One(CD, Comp) Ariola, Prelude Records 260 008 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
260 376 Classic Preludes  album cover Various Classic Preludes(CD, Comp) Ariola, Prelude Records 260 376 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
311083 Success  album cover CD III Success(12") Vogue, Prelude Records 311083 France 1984 Sell This Version
311084 Thank You  album cover D Train* Thank You(12") Vogue, Prelude Records 311084 France 1984 Sell This Version
311108 Reach Out (Everlasting Lover)  album cover Unlimited Touch Reach Out (Everlasting Lover)(12") Vogue, Prelude Records 311108 France 1984 Sell This Version
311116 In The Heat Of The Night  album cover Nanette In The Heat Of The Night(12") Prelude Records, Vogue 311116 France 1984 Sell This Version
311137 I Want Love  album cover Onyx (6) I Want Love(12", Maxi) Vogue, Prelude Records 311137 France 1984 Sell This Version
312021 You're The One For Me / Keep On  album cover D-Train You're The One For Me / Keep On(12") Vogue, Prelude Records 312021 France 1985 Sell This Version
3-47.203 Hi-Gloss  album cover Hi-Gloss* Hi-Gloss(Cass, Album) Prelude Records 3-47.203 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
410 376 Classic Preludes  album cover Various Classic Preludes(Cass, Comp) Prelude Records, Ariola 410 376 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
522013 Greatest Hits  album cover D Train* Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Prelude Records, Vogue 522013 France 1984 Sell This Version
540081 Something's On Your Mind  album cover D Train* Something's On Your Mind(LP, Album) Vogue 540081 France 1984 Sell This Version
549 004 Contagious  album cover The Strikers Contagious(12") Prelude Records 549 004 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
549 011 Never Give You Up  album cover Sharon Redd Never Give You Up(12", Sup) Prelude Records 549 011 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
549 024 Takin' A Chance On Love  album cover Sharon Redd Takin' A Chance On Love (Maxi, Single) 549 024 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
549 041 Music  album cover D Train* Music(12") Prelude Records 549 041 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
549 042 Visual The Music Got Me(12") Hispavox 549 042 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
549 052 Runaway  album cover One Two-Three* Runaway(12", Maxi) Prelude Records 549 052 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
549 072 Another Knife In My Back  album cover One-Two-Three Another Knife In My Back(12", Maxi) Prelude Records 549 072 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
549 083 What I Got Is What You Need  album cover Unique (5) What I Got Is What You Need(12", Maxi) Prelude Records 549 083 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
600 028 Walking On Music / Fly With The Wind  album cover Peter Jacques Band Walking On Music / Fly With The Wind(12", Promo) Ariola 600 028 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
6.12991 I Hear Music In The Streets / In The Middle  album cover Unlimited Touch I Hear Music In The Streets / In The Middle(7", Single) Jupiter Records 6.12991 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
6.13 092 Can You Handle It  album cover Sharon Redd Can You Handle It(7", Single, Promo) Jupiter Records 6.13 092 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
6.13342 AC Love Fever  album cover Gayle Adams Love Fever(7") Jupiter Records 6.13342 AC Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6.13 635 In The Name Of Love / Never Give You Up  album cover Sharon Redd In The Name Of Love / Never Give You Up(7", Single) Jupiter Records, Jupiter Records 6.13 635 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6.13730 Ya Mama  album cover Wuf Ticket Ya Mama(7", Single) Jupiter Records 6.13730 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6.20097 You'll Never Know / Searching To Find The One  album cover Hi Gloss / Unlimited Touch Hi Gloss / Unlimited Touch - You'll Never Know / Searching To Find The One(12") Jupiter Records, Jupiter Records 6.20097 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
6.20230 The Key  album cover Wuf Ticket The Key(12", Maxi, SUP) Jupiter Records 6.20230 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
640 151 Come On Dance, Dance (Part 1 + 2)  album cover Saturday Night Band Come On Dance, Dance (Part 1 + 2)(7", Single) Prelude Records 640 151 France 1978 Sell This Version
640 153 In The Bush (Remix Version)  album cover Musique In The Bush (Remix Version)(7") Prelude Records, Prelude Records 640 153 France 1978 Sell This Version
640.167 Wastin' My Love / Party Song  album cover Sticky Fingers (2) Wastin' My Love / Party Song(7") Prelude Records 640.167 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
640.180 Masquerade (4) Don't Leave Me Hanging / Wooden Wooden Puppet(7") Prelude Records 640.180 France 1979 Sell This Version
721 655 Gonna Get Over You  album cover France Joli Gonna Get Over You(7") Flarenasch, Flarenasch 721 655 France 1981 Sell This Version
740 504 Summer Love  album cover Musique Summer Love(12", Maxi) Prelude Records, Barclay 740 504 France 1978 Sell This Version
740.512 Wastin' My Love / Night Time  album cover Sticky Fingers (2) Wastin' My Love / Night Time(12") Prelude Records, Barclay 740.512 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
811 590-1 Runaway  album cover One-Two-Three Runaway(12") Metronome 811 590-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
811 590-7 Runaway  album cover One • Two • Three* Runaway(7", Single) Metronome 811 590-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
811 591-1 One-Two-Three  album cover One-Two-Three One-Two-Three(LP, Album) Metronome 811 591-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
821 793-1 Something's On Your Mind  album cover D Train* Something's On Your Mind(LP, Album) Prelude Records 821 793-1 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version

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djfrankiebones

djfrankiebones

May 13, 2004
Prelude Records started in 1976 with a small release with a large name, JUMBO. The album spawned a minor hit with "Turn On To Love". The hits came a few years later when "In The Bush" & "Keep On Jumpin'" were released on the same 12". Prelude was one of the few labels to survive after the death of disco and in 1981 had pioneered the "Mastermix". With Shep Pettibone's Kiss Mastermix 2x12", The label was the first to shine light on the Remix, to change up an existing song by altering it slightly. "Disco Circus" was and still is a cult classic, a must have for the Archive.
"A Little Bit Of Jazz" by The Nick Striker Band is a personal fave, as well as the"NSB Radio" cut off the LP.
D Train & The Strikers were 1981 chart-toppers and the label had a good run until 1984, when it closed its doors.