Desco Records

Desco Records

Profile:
Now defunct independent New York City based, Soul & Funk label founded and run by Gabriel Roth and Philippe Lehman between 1996 and 2000.

Both founders were renowned for strident personalities and a slight but significantly different emphasis on the sound they preferred.

Lehman and Roth parted ways in 2000, and went on to found new labels reflecting their musical preferences.

Roth went on to found Daptone Records with an emphasis on a cleaner, soulful sound, with Lehman going on to found, the now defunct, Soul Fire, to feature a dirtier raw funk sound and even dirtier new funk and Latin sounds. Lehman later went on to found Truth & Soul.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1001 Take It Or Leave It / Hey Sallie Mae, Get Off My Feet  album cover Lee Fields & The Soul Providers Lee Fields & The Soul Providers - Take It Or Leave It / Hey Sallie Mae, Get Off My Feet(7", Single, Promo) Desco Records 1001 US 1998 Sell This Version
45-1004 Damn It's Hot  album cover Sharon Jones Damn It's Hot(7", Single) Desco Records 45-1004 US 1996 Sell This Version
45-1009 Who's The King? (You Know That's Me) / I Feel Right  album cover Joseph Henry Who's The King? (You Know That's Me) / I Feel Right(7", Single) Desco Records 45-1009 US 1998 Sell This Version
45-1010 You Better Think Twice / I Got The Feeling  album cover Sharon Jones You Better Think Twice / I Got The Feeling(7", Single) Desco Records 45-1010 US 1998 Sell This Version
45-1014 Forty First Street Breakdowne / Catapult  album cover Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street - Forty First Street Breakdowne / Catapult (Single) 45-1014 US 1998 Sell This Version
45-1015 Cherry Pickin'  album cover Sugarman Three* Cherry Pickin'(7", Single, Yel) Desco Records 45-1015 US 1999 Sell This Version
DAP-009 Soul Explosion  album cover The Daktaris Soul Explosion(LP, Album, RE) Daptone Records, Desco Records DAP-009 US 2006 Sell This Version
DAP-900 Soul Explosion  album cover The Daktaris Soul Explosion(CD, Album) Desco Records, Daptone Records DAP-900 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
DAP-1012 I've Never Found A Girl / The Matador  album cover Joseph Henry And The Mighty Imperials Joseph Henry And The Mighty Imperials - I've Never Found A Girl / The Matador(7", RE) Daptone Records DAP-1012 US 2002 Sell This Version
DAP-1018 Thunder Chicken / Chico's Barnyard  album cover The Mighty Imperials Thunder Chicken / Chico's Barnyard(7", Single) Daptone Records DAP-1018 US 2004 Sell This Version
DAP-1044 Wind Your Clock  album cover Naomi Shelton Wind Your Clock(7", Single) Daptone Records DAP-1044 US 2009 Sell This Version
DAP-1083 Forty First Street Breakdowne / Catapult  album cover Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street - Forty First Street Breakdowne / Catapult (Single) DAP-1083 US 2014 Sell This Version
DE-1016 Kick The Blanket / Toothpick  album cover The Mighty Imperials Kick The Blanket / Toothpick(7", Single) Desco Records DE-1016 US 1999 Sell This Version
DESCO 001 (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack...  album cover The Other Side (4) (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack... (Album) DESCO 001 US 1998 Sell This Version
DS-1003 Diggin' Up The Yard / You Do Something I Dont Do Nothing  album cover The Other Side (4) Diggin' Up The Yard / You Do Something I Dont Do Nothing (Single) DS-1003 US 1996 Sell This Version
DS-1005 Bump N Touch Part 1 / Hook N Sling Meets The Funky Superfly  album cover Sharon Jones Bump N Touch Part 1 / Hook N Sling Meets The Funky Superfly(7") Desco Records DS-1005 US 1997 Sell This Version
DS-1006 Earl's Backyard Barbecue / Freddy's Ribs  album cover The Soul Providers / Bosco's Billionaires The Soul Providers / Bosco's Billionaires - Earl's Backyard Barbecue / Freddy's Ribs(7", Single) Desco Records DS-1006 US 1997 Sell This Version
DS-1007 Soul Jasper / Let The Music Take Your Mind  album cover The Soul Providers Soul Jasper / Let The Music Take Your Mind(7", Single) Desco Records DS-1007 US 1998 Sell This Version
DS-1008 Thunderbird (Part 1&2)  album cover Ravi Harris & The Prophets* Thunderbird (Part 1&2)(7", Single) Gemini Records, Desco Records DS-1008 US 1998 Sell This Version
DS-1012 In The Middle  album cover The Daktaris In The Middle(7", Single, Mono) Desco Records DS-1012 US 1998 Sell This Version
DS-1015 Cherry Pickin'  album cover Sugarman Three* Cherry Pickin'(7", Single) Desco Records, Desco Records DS-1015 US 1999 Sell This Version
DS-1017 Wind Your Clock  album cover Naomi Davis Wind Your Clock(10", Tes) Desco Records DS-1017 US 1999 Sell This Version
DSCD002 Sugar's Boogaloo  album cover Sugarman Three* Sugar's Boogaloo(CD, Album) Desco Records, Desco Records DSCD002 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSCD003 Rotonde Musique  album cover Nino Nardini (2) & The Pop Riviera Group Nino Nardini (2) & The Pop Riviera Group - Rotonde Musique(CD) Desco Records, Rotonde Musique, Rotonde Musique DSCD003 US Unknown Sell This Version
DSCD 003 Soul Explosion  album cover The Daktaris Soul Explosion(CD, Album) Desco Records DSCD 003 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSCD004 Lets Get A Groove On  album cover Lee Fields Lets Get A Groove On(CD, Album) Desco Records DSCD004 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSCD 005 Soul Donkey  album cover Sugarman Three* Soul Donkey(CD, Album) Desco Records DSCD 005 US 2000 Sell This Version
DSCD 006 Thunder Chicken  album cover The Mighty Imperials Thunder Chicken(CD, Album) Desco Records DSCD 006 US 2001 Sell This Version
DSCD 201 Spike's Choice - The Desco Funk 45' Collection  album cover Various Spike's Choice - The Desco Funk 45' Collection (Comp) DSCD 201 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSCD 202 Spike's Choice 2 - The Desco Funk 45' Collection  album cover Various Spike's Choice 2 - The Desco Funk 45' Collection(CD, Comp) Desco Records DSCD 202 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DSLP-001 (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack...  album cover The Other Side (4) (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack... (Album) DSLP-001 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSLP002 Sugar's Boogaloo  album cover Sugarman Three* Sugar's Boogaloo(LP) Desco Records DSLP002 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSLP003 Soul Explosion  album cover The Daktaris Soul Explosion(LP, Album) Desco Records DSLP003 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSLP-004 Let's Get A Groove On  album cover Lee Fields Let's Get A Groove On (Album) DSLP-004 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSLP005 Soul Donkey  album cover The Sugarman 3* Soul Donkey(LP, Album) Desco Records DSLP005 US 2000 Sell This Version
NA 5047 Earthology  album cover The Whitefield Brothers* Earthology(CD, Album, Gat) Now-Again Records NA 5047 US 2010 Sell This Version
PP-005 Let Man Do What He Wana Do / Steamtrain  album cover Lee Fields Let Man Do What He Wana Do / Steamtrain(7", Single) Desco Records PP-005 US 1996 Sell This Version
RM7 LP Rotonde Musique  album cover Nino Nardini (2) & The Pop Riviera Group Nino Nardini (2) & The Pop Riviera Group - Rotonde Musique(LP, Album) Desco Records, Desco Records, Desco Records RM7 LP US 1997 Sell This Version
ST-5918 The Revenge Of Mister Mopoji  album cover Mike Jackson (10) & The Soul Providers Mike Jackson (10) & The Soul Providers - The Revenge Of Mister Mopoji(CD) Desco records ST-5918 US 1996 Sell This Version
TAT-006 Thunder Chicken  album cover The Mighty Imperials Thunder Chicken(CD, Album) Ter A Terre TAT-006 Europe 2004 Sell This Version