Hi Records

Hi Records

Profile:
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 Clauch 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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Contact Info:
Hi Records
722 Calvin Avery Dr
West Memphis, AR 72301-6514
Phone: (870) 735-4407
Sites:
[l50948]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2SHL 32068 The Best Of Willie Mitchell  album cover Willie Mitchell The Best Of Willie Mitchell (Comp) 2SHL 32068 US 1972 Sell This Version
5N 2202 Let's Stay Together  album cover Al Green Let's Stay Together(7") Hi Records 5N 2202 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5N-2269 Let Yourself Go / Please Don't Give Up On Me  album cover Syl Johnson Let Yourself Go / Please Don't Give Up On Me(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2269 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N 2270 You Did Something To Me / It Was Jealousy  album cover Otis Clay You Did Something To Me / It Was Jealousy(7", Single) Hi Records 5N 2270 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N 2271 Do I Need You / A Love Vibration  album cover Ann Peebles Do I Need You / A Love Vibration (Single) 5N 2271 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2273 There Goes My Everything / Tennessee Saturday Night  album cover Ace Cannon There Goes My Everything / Tennessee Saturday Night (Single) 5N-2273 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2273-DJ There Goes My Everything   album cover Ace Cannon There Goes My Everything (7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2273-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2274 Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) / School Days  album cover Al Green Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) / School Days (Single) 5N-2274 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2274-DJ Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy)  album cover Al Green Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) (Single) 5N-2274-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2275 I Want To Take You Home (To See Mama) / I Hear The Love Chimes  album cover 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 I Want To Take You Home (To See Mama)  album cover Syl Johnson I Want To Take You Home (To See Mama) 5N-2275-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2276 Every Now And Then  album cover Veniece Every Now And Then(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2276 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2277 Soul Serenade / Memphis Pickin'  album cover Bill Black Combo* Soul Serenade / Memphis Pickin' (Single) 5N-2277 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2277-DJ Soul Serenade  album cover Bill Black Combo* Soul Serenade(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2277-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2278 Put Yourself In My Place  album cover Ann Peebles Put Yourself In My Place(7", Single, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-2278 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2278-DJ Put Yourself In My Place  album cover Ann Peebles Put Yourself In My Place (Single) 5N-2278-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2279 Black Rock  album cover Hi Rhythm Black Rock(7") Hi Records 5N-2279 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2279-DJ Black Rock  album cover Hi Rhythm Black Rock 5N-2279-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2280 Have You Been Making Out O.K.  album cover Quiet Elegance Have You Been Making Out O.K. 5N-2280 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2282 L-O-V-E (Love)  album cover Al Green L-O-V-E (Love) (Single) 5N-2282 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2282 DJ L-O-V-E (Love)  album cover Al Green L-O-V-E (Love) 5N-2282 DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2283 Boilin' Cabbage / Truck Stop  album cover Bill Black's Combo Boilin' Cabbage / Truck Stop (Single) 5N-2283 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2284 Beware / You Got To Feed The Fire  album cover Ann Peebles Beware / You Got To Feed The Fire 5N-2284 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2284-DJ Beware  album cover Ann Peebles Beware(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2284-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2285 Take Me To The River / Could I Be Falling In Love  album cover Syl Johnson Take Me To The River / Could I Be Falling In Love (Single) 5N-2285 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2285DJ Take Me To The River  album cover Syl Johnson Take Me To The River(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2285DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2286 Raunchy  album cover Ace Cannon Raunchy 5N-2286 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2287 Gene Anderson Your Love Must Be Voo Doo(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2287 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2287-DJ Your Love Must Be Voo Doo  album cover Gene Anderson Your Love Must Be Voo Doo(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2287-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2288 Oh Me Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) / Strong As Death (Sweet As Love)  album cover 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 Oh Me Oh My ( Dreams In My Arms )   album cover Al Green Oh Me Oh My ( Dreams In My Arms ) 5N-2288-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2289 Trying To Live My Life Without You  album cover Veniece Trying To Live My Life Without You 5N-2289 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2289-DJ I Still Love You  album cover Veniece I Still Love You(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2289-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2290 Your Love Is Strange / Love Will Make You Feel Better  album cover Quiet Elegance Your Love Is Strange / Love Will Make You Feel Better(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2290 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2290-DJ Your Love Is Strange / Love Will Make You Feel Better  album cover 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 Almost Persuaded / Back Up And Push  album cover Bill Black's Combo Almost Persuaded / Back Up And Push (Single) 5N-2291 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2294 Come To Mama / I'm Leavin' You  album cover Ann Peebles Come To Mama / I'm Leavin' You(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2294 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2294-DJ Come To Mama  album cover Ann Peebles Come To Mama(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2294-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2295 I Only Have Love  album cover Syl Johnson I Only Have Love (Single) 5N-2295 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2295-DJ I Only Have Love  album cover 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-DJ Look At The Boy  album cover Jean Plum Look At The Boy (Single) 5N-2297-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2298 Harlem Shuffle / Disco Hustle  album cover Heinsight Harlem Shuffle / Disco Hustle (Single) 5N-2298 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2298-DJ Harlem Shuffle / Disco Hustle  album cover Heinsight Harlem Shuffle / Disco Hustle(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2298-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2299 Malt Liquor / Walk On By  album cover Ace Cannon Malt Liquor / Walk On By(7") Hi Records 5N-2299 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-2300 Full Of Fire / Could I Be The One  album cover Al Green Full Of Fire / Could I Be The One (Single) 5N-2300 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2300-DJ Full Of Fire  album cover Al Green Full Of Fire (Single) 5N-2300-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2301 Fire On The Bayou  album cover Bill Black's Combo Fire On The Bayou (Single) 5N-2301 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2302 Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You  album cover Ann Peebles Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You (Single) 5N-2302 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2302-DJ Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You  album cover Ann Peebles Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You (Single) 5N-2302-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2303 It's You That I Need  album cover The Duncan Sisters* It's You That I Need 5N-2303 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2304 Star Bright, Star Lite / That's Just My Luck  album cover Syl Johnson Star Bright, Star Lite / That's Just My Luck (Single) 5N-2304 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2304-DJ Star Bright, Star Lite  album cover Syl Johnson Star Bright, Star Lite(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2304-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2305 This Time   album cover Narvel Felts This Time (7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2305 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2306 Let It Shine / There's No Way  album cover Al Green Let It Shine / There's No Way (Single) 5N-2306 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2306-DJ Let It Shine  album cover Al Green Let It Shine (Single) 5N-2306-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2307 Was It Something I Said / Love Trap  album cover Bobby McClure Was It Something I Said / Love Trap 5N-2307 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2308 Bout To Make Me Leave Home / It Ain't Easy  album cover Syl Johnson Bout To Make Me Leave Home / It Ain't Easy(7") Hi Records 5N-2308 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2308-DJ Bout To Make Me Leave Home  album cover Syl Johnson Bout To Make Me Leave Home(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2308-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2309 I Don't Lend My Man  album cover Ann Peebles I Don't Lend My Man (Single) 5N-2309 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2309-DJ I Don't Lend My Man  album cover Ann Peebles I Don't Lend My Man (Single) 5N-2309-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2310 Honky Tonk Women Love Red Neck Men / What's Left Will Never Be Right   album cover Jerry Jaye Honky Tonk Women Love Red Neck Men / What's Left Will Never Be Right (Single) 5N-2310 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2311 Jump Back Joe Joe / I Can Help  album cover Bill Black's Combo Jump Back Joe Joe / I Can Help (Single) 5N-2311 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2312 Something That You Got (Sho Nuff Makes Me Hot) / After You  album cover Quiet Elegance Something That You Got (Sho Nuff Makes Me Hot) / After You 5N-2312 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2312-DJ Something That You Got (Sho Nuff Makes Me Hot) / After You  album cover 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 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / I'll Fly Away  album cover Ace Cannon Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / I'll Fly Away (Single) 5N-2313 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2314 Jean Plum Here I Go Again(7") Hi Records 5N-2314 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2314-DJ Here I Go Again  album cover Jean Plum Here I Go Again (Single) 5N-2314-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2315 Rhymes / Without You  album cover O.V. Wright Rhymes / Without You (Single) 5N-2315 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2315-DJ Rhymes / Without You  album cover O.V. Wright Rhymes / Without You (Single) 5N-2315-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5-N 2316 Superstar / Since You've Been Gone  album cover Hi Rhythm Superstar / Since You've Been Gone(7") Hi Records 5-N 2316 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2316-DJ Superstar / Since You've Been Gone  album cover Hi Rhythm Superstar / Since You've Been Gone(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2316-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2317 Redneck Rock / Yakety Sax  album cover Bill Black's Combo Redneck Rock / Yakety Sax (Single) 5N-2317 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2318 Hot And Still Heatin'  album cover Jerry Jaye Hot And Still Heatin' 5N-2318 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2318-DJ Hot And Still Heatin' / Crazy  album cover Jerry Jaye Hot And Still Heatin' / Crazy(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2318-DJ 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2319 Keep Me Cryin' / There Is Love  album cover Al Green Keep Me Cryin' / There Is Love (Single) 5N-2319 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2319-DJ Keep Me Cryin'  album cover Al Green Keep Me Cryin' 5N-2319-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2320 Fill This World With Love  album cover Ann Peebles Fill This World With Love(7", Single, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-2320 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2320-DJ Fill This World With Love  album cover 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(7") Hi Records 5N-2321 US 1978 Sell This Version
5N-2321-DJ Doing It Rite On Time  album cover Bobby McClure Doing It Rite On Time(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2321-DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
5N-2322 I Tried To Tell Myself / Something  album cover Al Green I Tried To Tell Myself / Something (Single) 5N-2322 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2322-DJ I Tried To Tell Myself   album cover Al Green I Tried To Tell Myself (7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2322-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2323-DJ When Morning Comes To Memphis  album cover Jerry Jaye When Morning Comes To Memphis(7", Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2323-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2324 Love And Happiness  album cover Al Green Love And Happiness(7", Single, Styrene) Hi Records 5N-2324 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-2324-DJ Love And Happiness  album cover Al Green Love And Happiness(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2324-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-59012 Tuff / Cottonfields  album cover Ace Cannon Tuff / Cottonfields(7", Single, RE) Hi Records 5N-59012 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59013 Alley Cat / San Antonio Rose  album cover Ace Cannon Alley Cat / San Antonio Rose(7", Single, RE) Hi Records 5N-59013 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59014 Raunchy  album cover Bill Black's Combo Raunchy(7", Single, RE) Hi Records 5N-59014 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59015 White Silver Sands / Smokie Pt. 2  album cover Bill Black (2) White Silver Sands / Smokie Pt. 2(7", RE) Hi Records 5N-59015 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59016 Josephine / Don't Be Cruel  album cover Bill Black (2) Josephine / Don't Be Cruel(7") Hi Records 5N-59016 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59017 Blue Tango / Hearts Of Stone  album cover Bill Black (2) Blue Tango / Hearts Of Stone(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-59017 US 1962 Sell This Version
5N-59032 Let's Stay Together / I Can't Get Next To You  album cover Al Green Let's Stay Together / I Can't Get Next To You(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-59032 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59033 Tired Of Being Alone / Look What You Done For Me  album cover Al Green Tired Of Being Alone / Look What You Done For Me(7", RE) Hi Records 5N-59033 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59034 I'm Still In Love With You / You Ought To Be With Me  album cover Al Green I'm Still In Love With You / You Ought To Be With Me(7", RE) Hi Records 5N-59034 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59035 Here I Am (Come And Take Me) / Call Me (Come Back Home)  album cover Al Green Here I Am (Come And Take Me) / Call Me (Come Back Home)(7", Single, RE) Hi Records 5N-59035 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59059 I Can't Stand The Rain / Part Time Love  album cover Ann Peebles I Can't Stand The Rain / Part Time Love(7", RE) Hi Records 5N-59059 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59063 Livin' For You   album cover Al Green Livin' For You (7", Single) Hi Records 5N-59063 US 1973 Sell This Version
5N-59064 Haunted House / Hello Josephine  album cover Jumpin' Gene Simmons* / Jerry Jaye Jumpin' Gene Simmons* / Jerry Jaye - Haunted House / Hello Josephine(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-59064 US Unknown Sell This Version
33-S2032 Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen  album cover Bill Black's Combo Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen(7", Single) Hi Records 33-S2032 UK Unknown Sell This Version