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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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1001 Lee Fields & The Soul Providers - Take It Or Leave It / Hey Sallie Mae, Get Off My Feet 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 Sharon Jones - Damn It's Hot Sharon Jones Damn It's Hot(7", Single) Desco Records 45-1004 US 1996 Sell This Version
45-1009 Joseph Henry - Who's The King? (You Know That's Me) Joseph Henry Who's The King? (You Know That's Me)(7", Single) Desco Records 45-1009 US 1998 Sell This Version
45-1010 Sharon Jones - You Better Think Twice / I Got The Feeling Sharon Jones You Better Think Twice / I Got The Feeling(7", Single) Desco Records 45-1010 US 1998 Sell This Version
45-1014 Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street - Forty First Street Breakdowne / Catapult 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 Sugarman Three* - Cherry Pickin' Sugarman Three* Cherry Pickin'(7", Single, Yel) Desco Records 45-1015 US 1999 Sell This Version
DAP-006 Sugarman Three* - Sugar's Boogaloo Sugarman Three* Sugar's Boogaloo(LP, Album, RE, RM) Daptone Records, Desco Records DAP-006 US 2005 Sell This Version
DAP-009 The Daktaris - Soul Explosion The Daktaris Soul Explosion(LP, Album, RE) Daptone Records, Desco Records DAP-009 US 2006 Sell This Version
DAP-049 The Daktaris - Soul Explosion The Daktaris Soul Explosion(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Ora) Daptone Records, Desco Records DAP-049 US 2018 Sell This Version
DAP-900 The Daktaris - Soul Explosion The Daktaris Soul Explosion(CD, Album) Desco Records, Daptone Records DAP-900 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
DAP-1012 Joseph Henry And The Mighty Imperials - I've Never Found A Girl / The Matador 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 The Mighty Imperials - Thunder Chicken / Chico's Barnyard The Mighty Imperials Thunder Chicken / Chico's Barnyard(7", Single) Daptone Records DAP-1018 US 2004 Sell This Version
DAP-1044 Naomi Shelton - Wind Your Clock Naomi Shelton Wind Your Clock(7", Single) Daptone Records DAP-1044 US 2009 Sell This Version
DAP-1083 Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street - Forty First Street Breakdowne / Catapult Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street - Forty First Street Breakdowne / Catapult(7", Single, RE) Desco Records DAP-1083 US 2014 Sell This Version
DE-1016 The Mighty Imperials - Kick The Blanket / Toothpick The Mighty Imperials Kick The Blanket / Toothpick(7", Single) Desco Records DE-1016 US 1999 Sell This Version
DESCO 001 The Other Side (4) - (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack... The Other Side (4) (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack... (Album) DESCO 001 US 1998 Sell This Version
DESCO 002 Sugarman Three* - Sugar's Boogaloo Sugarman Three* Sugar's Boogaloo(CD, Album) Desco Records, Desco Records DESCO 002 US 1998 Sell This Version
DS-1003 The Other Side (4) - Diggin' Up The Yard / You Do Something I Dont Do Nothing 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 Sharon Jones - Bump N Touch Part 1 / Hook N Sling Meets The Funky Superfly 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 The Soul Providers / Bosco's Billionaires - Earl's Backyard Barbecue / Freddy's Ribs 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 The Soul Providers - Soul Jasper / Let The Music Take Your Mind The Soul Providers Soul Jasper / Let The Music Take Your Mind(7", Single) Desco Records DS-1007 US 1998 Sell This Version
DS-1008 Ravi Harris & The Prophets* - Thunderbird (Part 1&2) Ravi Harris & The Prophets* Thunderbird (Part 1&2)(7", Single) Gemini Records, Desco Records DS-1008 US 1998 Sell This Version
DS-1012 The Daktaris - In The Middle The Daktaris In The Middle(7", Single, Mono) Desco Records DS-1012 US 1998 Sell This Version
DS1014 Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street - Forty First Street Breakdowne Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street Naomi Davis & The Knights Of Forty First Street - Forty First Street Breakdowne(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Ora) Daptone Records, Desco Records DS1014 US 2014 Sell This Version
DS-1015 Sugarman Three* - Cherry Pickin' Sugarman Three* Cherry Pickin'(7", Single) Desco Records, Desco Records DS-1015 US 1999 Sell This Version
DS-1017 Naomi Davis - Wind Your Clock Naomi Davis Wind Your Clock(10", Tes) Desco Records DS-1017 US 1999 Sell This Version
DSCD003 Nino Nardini (2) & The Pop Riviera Group - Rotonde Musique 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 The Daktaris - Soul Explosion The Daktaris Soul Explosion(CD, Album) Desco Records DSCD 003 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSCD004 Lee Fields Lets Get A Groove On (Album) DSCD004 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSCD 005 The Sugarman 3* - Soul Donkey The Sugarman 3* Soul Donkey(CD, Album) Desco Records DSCD 005 US 1999 Sell This Version
DSCD 006 The Mighty Imperials - Thunder Chicken The Mighty Imperials Thunder Chicken(CD, Album) Desco Records DSCD 006 US 2001 Sell This Version
DSCD 201 Various - Spike's Choice - The Desco Funk 45' Collection Various Spike's Choice - The Desco Funk 45' Collection (Comp) DSCD 201 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSCD 202 Various - Spike's Choice 2 - The Desco Funk 45' Collection Various Spike's Choice 2 - The Desco Funk 45' Collection(CD, Comp) Desco Records DSCD 202 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DSLP-001 The Other Side (4) - (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack... The Other Side (4) (Don't Look Back) Behind The Shack... (Album) DSLP-001 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSLP002 Sugarman Three* - Sugar's Boogaloo Sugarman Three* Sugar's Boogaloo(LP, Album) Desco Records DSLP002 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSLP003 The Daktaris - Soul Explosion The Daktaris Soul Explosion (Album) DSLP003 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSLP-004 Lee Fields - Let's Get A Groove On Lee Fields Let's Get A Groove On (Album) DSLP-004 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSLP005 The Sugarman 3* - Soul Donkey The Sugarman 3* Soul Donkey (Album) DSLP005 US 1999 Sell This Version
NA 5047 The Whitefield Brothers* - Earthology The Whitefield Brothers* Earthology(CD, Album, Gat) Now-Again Records NA 5047 US 2010 Sell This Version
PCD-22079 The Mighty Imperials - Thunder Chicken The Mighty Imperials Thunder Chicken(CD, Album, RE) Desco Records PCD-22079 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
PP-005 Lee Fields - Let Man Do What He Wana Do / Steamtrain Lee Fields Let Man Do What He Wana Do / Steamtrain(7", Single) Desco Records PP-005 US 1996 Sell This Version
ST-5918 Mike Jackson (10) & The Soul Providers - The Revenge Of Mister Mopoji Mike Jackson (10) & The Soul Providers Mike Jackson (10) & The Soul Providers - The Revenge Of Mister Mopoji(CD, RP) Desco records ST-5918 US Unknown Sell This Version
TAT-006 The Mighty Imperials - Thunder Chicken The Mighty Imperials Thunder Chicken(CD, Album) Ter A Terre TAT-006 Europe 2004 Sell This Version