Hi Records

Hi Records

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Also appears as "Hi" only.
Legendary Memphis rockabilly and soul label founded by Ray Harris (3) (co-owner, 1957-1970), record store owner Joe Cuoghi, former Sun Records staff producers Bill Cantrell and Quinton Claunch and a trio of silent partners including Cuoghi's lawyer Nick Pesche in 1957.

Among its artists were Willie Mitchell (who was also a co-owner of the label from 1970-77), Syl Johnson, Jumpin' Gene Simmons, Ann Peebles, Bill Black's Combo, O.V. Wright, the original Ebony Web Michael Allen (2) and, most famously, Al Green.

Hi was distributed by London Records from the mid 1960s until the company's sale to Al Bennett's Cream Records (4) in 1977. The label became dormant in the early 1980s and licensed its catalog to Motown only to discover that it only reissued the Al Green material and left the rest of the catalog in the vaults (which violated the licensing agreement) plus the company faced copyright liens against its entire catalog placed by both Motown and Cream Records' creditors. Adelah Bennett Shaw, Bennett's daughter, fought this action and won eventually settling with its creditors and regaining the rights to the Hi catalog from Motown.

Shaw took over from her father after his death in 1989. She struck a new licensing agreement with Capitol-EMI's The Right Stuff reissue unit and reissued a number of albums from the Hi catalog on CD. Hi also was reactivated as an active label in the late 1990s, signing new acts and releasing new material.

Adelah Bennett Shaw died in 2008. The label is now distributed by Fat Possum Records in North America and Australia and by Demon Music Group in Europe.
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Hi Records
722 Calvin Avery Dr
West Memphis, AR 72301-6514
Phone: (870) 735-4407
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
2SHL 32068 Willie Mitchell - The Best Of Willie Mitchell Willie Mitchell The Best Of Willie Mitchell (Comp) 2SHL 32068 US 1972 Sell This Version
2SHL 32069 Willie Mitchell - The Best Of Willie Mitchell Willie Mitchell The Best Of Willie Mitchell (Comp) 2SHL 32069 US 1972 Sell This Version
5N 2202 Al Green - Let's Stay Together Al Green Let's Stay Together (Single) 5N 2202 US 1971 Sell This Version
5N-2269 Syl Johnson - Let Yourself Go / Please Don't Give Up On Me Syl Johnson Let Yourself Go / Please Don't Give Up On Me (Single) 5N-2269 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N 2270 Otis Clay - You Did Something To Me / It Was Jealousy Otis Clay You Did Something To Me / It Was Jealousy(7", Single) Hi Records 5N 2270 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N 2271 Ann Peebles - Do I Need You / A Love Vibration Ann Peebles Do I Need You / A Love Vibration (Single) 5N 2271 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N 2272 Gene Anderson - Baby Love / Congratulations Gene Anderson Baby Love / Congratulations(7", Single) Hi Records 5N 2272 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2273 Ace Cannon - There Goes My Everything / Tennessee Saturday Night Ace Cannon There Goes My Everything / Tennessee Saturday Night (Single) 5N-2273 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2273-DJ Ace Cannon - There Goes My Everything Ace Cannon There Goes My Everything (7", Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2273-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2274 Al Green - Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) / School Days Al Green Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) / School Days (Single) 5N-2274 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2274 Al Green - Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) Al Green Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) (7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2274 Barbados 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2274-DJ Al Green - Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) Al Green Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) (Single) 5N-2274-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2275 Syl Johnson - I Want To Take You Home (To See Mama) / I Hear The Love Chimes Syl Johnson I Want To Take You Home (To See Mama) / I Hear The Love Chimes (Single) 5N-2275 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2275-DJ Syl Johnson - I Want To Take You Home (To See Mama) Syl Johnson I Want To Take You Home (To See Mama) 5N-2275-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2276 Veniece - Every Now And Then Veniece Every Now And Then 5N-2276 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2276-DJ Veniece - Every Now And Then Veniece Every Now And Then(7", Promo, Mon) Hi Records 5N-2276-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2277 Bill Black Combo* Featuring Bob Tucker (2) - Soul Serenade / Memphis Pickin' Bill Black Combo* Featuring Bob Tucker (2) Bill Black Combo* Featuring Bob Tucker (2) - Soul Serenade / Memphis Pickin' (Single) 5N-2277 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2277-DJ Bill Black Combo* Featuring Bob Tucker (2) - Soul Serenade Bill Black Combo* Featuring Bob Tucker (2) Bill Black Combo* Featuring Bob Tucker (2) - Soul Serenade(7", Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2277-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2278 Ann Peebles - Put Yourself In My Place Ann Peebles Put Yourself In My Place (Single) 5N-2278 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2278-DJ Ann Peebles - Put Yourself In My Place Ann Peebles Put Yourself In My Place (Single) 5N-2278-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2279 Hi Rhythm - Black Rock Hi Rhythm Black Rock(7", Styrene) Hi Records 5N-2279 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2279-DJ Hi Rhythm - Black Rock Hi Rhythm Black Rock 5N-2279-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2280 Quiet Elegance - Have You Been Making Out O.K. Quiet Elegance Have You Been Making Out O.K. (Single) 5N-2280 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2282 Al Green - L-O-V-E (Love) Al Green L-O-V-E (Love) (Single) 5N-2282 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2282 DJ Al Green - L-O-V-E (Love) Al Green L-O-V-E (Love) 5N-2282 DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2283 Bill Black's Combo - Boilin' Cabbage / Truck Stop Bill Black's Combo Boilin' Cabbage / Truck Stop (Single) 5N-2283 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2284 Ann Peebles - Beware / You Got To Feed The Fire Ann Peebles Beware / You Got To Feed The Fire 5N-2284 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2284-DJ Ann Peebles - Beware Ann Peebles Beware(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2284-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2285 Syl Johnson - Take Me To The River / Could I Be Falling In Love Syl Johnson Take Me To The River / Could I Be Falling In Love (Single) 5N-2285 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2285DJ Syl Johnson - Take Me To The River Syl Johnson Take Me To The River (Single) 5N-2285DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2286 Ace Cannon - Raunchy Ace Cannon Raunchy 5N-2286 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2287 Gene Anderson - Your Love Must Be Voo Doo Gene Anderson Your Love Must Be Voo Doo (Single) 5N-2287 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2287-DJ Gene Anderson - Your Love Must Be Voo Doo Gene Anderson Your Love Must Be Voo Doo(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2287-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2288 Al Green - Oh Me Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) / Strong As Death (Sweet As Love) Al Green Oh Me Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) / Strong As Death (Sweet As Love) (Single) 5N-2288 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2288-DJ Al Green - Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) Al Green Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) (Single) 5N-2288-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2289 Veniece - Trying To Live My Life Without You Veniece Trying To Live My Life Without You 5N-2289 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2289-DJ Veniece - I Still Love You Veniece I Still Love You(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2289-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2290 Quiet Elegance - Your Love Is Strange / Love Will Make You Feel Better Quiet Elegance Your Love Is Strange / Love Will Make You Feel Better (Single) 5N-2290 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2290-DJ Quiet Elegance - Your Love Is Strange / Love Will Make You Feel Better Quiet Elegance Your Love Is Strange / Love Will Make You Feel Better(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2290-DJ US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-2291 Bill Black's Combo - Back Up And Push Bill Black's Combo Back Up And Push (Single) 5N-2291 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2291-DJ Bill Black's Combo - Back Up And Push / Almost Persuaded Bill Black's Combo Back Up And Push / Almost Persuaded(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2291-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2294 Ann Peebles - Come To Mama / I'm Leavin' You Ann Peebles Come To Mama / I'm Leavin' You (Single) 5N-2294 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2294-DJ Ann Peebles - Come To Mama Ann Peebles Come To Mama (Single) 5N-2294-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2295 Syl Johnson - I Only Have Love Syl Johnson I Only Have Love (Single) 5N-2295 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2295-DJ Syl Johnson - I Only Have Love Syl Johnson I Only Have Love(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2295-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2296 Tuxedo (3) If You Can't Please Your Woman 5N-2296 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2297 Jean Plum - Look At The Boy Jean Plum Look At The Boy(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2297 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2297-DJ Jean Plum - Look At The Boy Jean Plum Look At The Boy (Single) 5N-2297-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2298 Heinsight - Harlem Shuffle / Disco Hustle Heinsight Harlem Shuffle / Disco Hustle (Single) 5N-2298 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2298-DJ Heinsight - Harlem Shuffle / Disco Hustle Heinsight Harlem Shuffle / Disco Hustle(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2298-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2299 Ace Cannon - Malt Liquor / Walk On By Ace Cannon Malt Liquor / Walk On By (Single) 5N-2299 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-2300 Al Green - Full Of Fire / Could I Be The One Al Green Full Of Fire / Could I Be The One (Single) 5N-2300 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2300-DJ Al Green - Full Of Fire Al Green Full Of Fire (Single) 5N-2300-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2301 Bill Black's Combo - Fire On The Bayou Bill Black's Combo Fire On The Bayou (Single) 5N-2301 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2301-DJ Bill Black's Combo - Fire On The Bayou Bill Black's Combo Fire On The Bayou (Single) 5N-2301-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2302 Ann Peebles - Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You Ann Peebles Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You (Single) 5N-2302 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2302-DJ Ann Peebles Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You (Single) 5N-2302-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2303 The Duncan Sisters* - It's You That I Need The Duncan Sisters* It's You That I Need 5N-2303 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2303-DJ The Duncan Sisters* - It's You That I Need The Duncan Sisters* It's You That I Need(7", Promo, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-2303-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2304 Syl Johnson - Star Bright, Star Lite / That's Just My Luck Syl Johnson Star Bright, Star Lite / That's Just My Luck (Single) 5N-2304 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2304-DJ Syl Johnson - Star Bright, Star Lite Syl Johnson Star Bright, Star Lite(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2304-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2305 Narvel Felts - This Time Narvel Felts This Time (7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-2305 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2306 Al Green - Let It Shine / There's No Way Al Green Let It Shine / There's No Way (Single) 5N-2306 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2306-DJ Al Green - Let It Shine Al Green Let It Shine (Single) 5N-2306-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2307 Bobby McClure - Was It Something I Said / Love Trap Bobby McClure Was It Something I Said / Love Trap 5N-2307 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2307-DJ Bobby McClure - Was It Something I Said / Love Trap Bobby McClure Was It Something I Said / Love Trap(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2307-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2308 Syl Johnson - Bout To Make Me Leave Home / It Ain't Easy Syl Johnson Bout To Make Me Leave Home / It Ain't Easy 5N-2308 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2308-DJ Syl Johnson - Bout To Make Me Leave Home Syl Johnson Bout To Make Me Leave Home 5N-2308-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2309 Ann Peebles - I Don't Lend My Man Ann Peebles I Don't Lend My Man (Single) 5N-2309 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2309-DJ Ann Peebles - I Don't Lend My Man Ann Peebles I Don't Lend My Man (Single) 5N-2309-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2310 Jerry Jaye - Honky Tonk Women Love Red Neck Men Jerry Jaye Honky Tonk Women Love Red Neck Men (Single) 5N-2310 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2311 Bill Black's Combo - Jump Back Joe Joe / I Can Help Bill Black's Combo Jump Back Joe Joe / I Can Help (Single) 5N-2311 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2312 Quiet Elegance - Something That You Got (Sho Nuff Makes Me Hot) / After You Quiet Elegance Something That You Got (Sho Nuff Makes Me Hot) / After You 5N-2312 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2312-DJ Quiet Elegance - Something That You Got (Sho Nuff Makes Me Hot) / After You Quiet Elegance Something That You Got (Sho Nuff Makes Me Hot) / After You(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2312-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2313 Ace Cannon - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / I'll Fly Away Ace Cannon Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / I'll Fly Away (Single) 5N-2313 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2313-DJ Ace Cannon - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / I'll Fly Away Ace Cannon Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / I'll Fly Away(7", Single, Mono, Promo, Styrene, Mon) Hi Records 5N-2313-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2314 Jean Plum - Here I Go Again Jean Plum Here I Go Again(7") Hi Records 5N-2314 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2314-DJ Jean Plum - Here I Go Again Jean Plum Here I Go Again (Single) 5N-2314-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2315 O.V. Wright - Rhymes / Without You O.V. Wright Rhymes / Without You (Single) 5N-2315 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2315-DJ O.V. Wright - Rhymes / Without You O.V. Wright Rhymes / Without You (Single) 5N-2315-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5-N 2316 Hi Rhythm - Superstar / Since You've Been Gone Hi Rhythm Superstar / Since You've Been Gone(7") Hi Records 5-N 2316 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2316-DJ Hi Rhythm - Superstar / Since You've Been Gone Hi Rhythm Superstar / Since You've Been Gone(7", Promo, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-2316-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2317 Bill Black's Combo - Redneck Rock / Yakety Sax Bill Black's Combo Redneck Rock / Yakety Sax (Single) 5N-2317 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2318 Jerry Jaye - Hot And Still Heatin' Jerry Jaye Hot And Still Heatin' 5N-2318 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2318-DJ Jerry Jaye Hot And Still Heatin' / Crazy (Single) 5N-2318-DJ 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2319 Al Green - Keep Me Cryin' Al Green Keep Me Cryin' (Single) 5N-2319 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2319-DJ Al Green - Keep Me Cryin' Al Green Keep Me Cryin' 5N-2319-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2320 Ann Peebles - Fill This World With Love Ann Peebles Fill This World With Love (Single) 5N-2320 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2320-DJ Ann Peebles - Fill This World With Love Ann Peebles Fill This World With Love (Single) 5N-2320-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2321 Bobby McClure - Doing It Rite On Time / She's Miss Wonderful Bobby McClure Doing It Rite On Time / She's Miss Wonderful(7") Hi Records 5N-2321 US 1978 Sell This Version
5N-2321-DJ Bobby McClure - Doing It Rite On Time Bobby McClure Doing It Rite On Time (Single) 5N-2321-DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
5N-2322 Al Green - I Tried To Tell Myself / Something Al Green I Tried To Tell Myself / Something (Single) 5N-2322 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2322-DJ Al Green - I Tried To Tell Myself Al Green I Tried To Tell Myself (7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2322-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N 2323 Jerry Jaye - When Morning Comes To Memphis Jerry Jaye When Morning Comes To Memphis(7", Single) Hi Records 5N 2323 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2323-DJ Jerry Jaye - When Morning Comes To Memphis Jerry Jaye When Morning Comes To Memphis(7", Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2323-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2324 Al Green - Love And Happiness Al Green Love And Happiness (Single) 5N-2324 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-2324-DJ Al Green - Love And Happiness Al Green Love And Happiness(7", Single, Mono, Promo, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-2324-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-59012 Ace Cannon - Tuff / Cottonfields Ace Cannon Tuff / Cottonfields(7", Single, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-59012 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59013 Ace Cannon - Alley Cat / San Antonio Rose Ace Cannon Alley Cat / San Antonio Rose(7", Single, RE) Hi Records 5N-59013 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59014 Bill Black (2) - Tequila / Raunchy Bill Black (2) Tequila / Raunchy(7", Single, RE, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-59014 US Unknown Sell This Version