Hi Records

Hi Records

Profile:
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 orginal 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 Willie Mitchell The Best Of Willie Mitchell(2xLP, Comp) Hi Records, Hi Records 2SHL 32068 US 1972 Sell This Version
5N 2202 Al Green Let's Stay Together(7") Hi Records 5N 2202 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5N-2269 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 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(7") Hi Records 5N 2271 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2273 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 (7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2273-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2274 Al Green Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) / School Days (Single) 5N-2274 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2274-DJ Al Green Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy) (7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 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(7") Hi Records 5N-2275 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2275-DJ 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(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2276 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2277 Bill Black Combo* Soul Serenade / Memphis Pickin'(7") Hi Records 5N-2277 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2277-DJ Bill Black Combo* Soul Serenade(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2277-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2278 Ann Peebles Put Yourself In My Place(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2278 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2278-DJ Ann Peebles Put Yourself In My Place 5N-2278-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-2279 Hi Rhythm Black Rock(7") Hi Records 5N-2279 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2279-DJ Hi Rhythm Black Rock 5N-2279-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2280 Quiet Elegance Have You Been Making Out O.K. 5N-2280 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2282 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) 5N-2282 DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2283 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 5N-2284 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2284 Ann Peebles Beware(7") Hi Records 5N-2284 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2284-DJ 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 (Single) 5N-2285 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2285DJ Syl Johnson Take Me To The River(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2285DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2286 Ace Cannon Raunchy(7", Promo) Hi Records 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 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) (Single) 5N-2288 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2288-DJ Al Green Oh Me Oh My ( Dreams In My Arms ) 5N-2288-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2289 Veniece Trying To Live My Life Without You(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2289 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2289-DJ 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(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2290 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2290-DJ 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 Almost Persuaded / Back Up And Push (Single) 5N-2291 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2294 Ann Peebles Come To Mama / I'm Leavin' You(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2294 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2294-DJ Ann Peebles Come To Mama(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2294-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2295 Syl Johnson I Only Have Love (Single) 5N-2295 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2295-DJ 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 Jean Plum Look At The Boy 5N-2297-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N2298-DJ Heinsight Disco Hustle / Harlem Shuffle(7", Single, Promo) Hi Records 5N2298-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2299 Ace Cannon Malt Liquor / Walk On By(7") Hi Records 5N-2299 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-2300 Al Green Full Of Fire (Single) 5N-2300 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2300-DJ Al Green Full Of Fire(7", Single, Promo, Mono) Hi Records 5N-2300-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2301 Bill Black's Combo Fire On The Bayou(7") Hi Records 5N-2301 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2302 Ann Peebles Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2302 US 1976 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 5N-2303 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2304 Syl Johnson Star Bright, Star Lite / That's Just My Luck 5N-2304 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2304-DJ Syl Johnson Star Bright, Star Lite(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2304-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2306 Al Green Let It Shine / There's No Way(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2306 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2306-DJ Al Green Let It Shine(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2306-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2307 Bobby McClure Was It Something I Said / Love Trap 5N-2307 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2308 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 Syl Johnson Bout To Make Me Leave Home(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2308-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2309 Ann Peebles I Don't Lend My Man(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2309 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2309-DJ Ann Peebles I Don't Lend My Man 5N-2309-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-2310 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 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 5N-2312 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2313 Ace Cannon Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / I'll Fly Away (Single) 5N-2313 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2314-DJ Jean Plum Here I Go Again(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2314-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2315 O.V. Wright Rhymes / Without You(7") Hi Records 5N-2315 US 1976 Sell This Version
5-N 2316 Hi Rhythm Superstar / Since You've Been Gone (7") Hi Records 5-N 2316 US 1976 Sell This Version
5-N 2316-DJ Hi Rhythm Superstar / Since You've Been Gone(7", Promo) Hi Records 5-N 2316-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2317 Bill Black's Combo Redneck Rock / Yakety Sax (Single) 5N-2317 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2318 Jerry Jaye Hot And Still Heatin' 5N-2318 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2319 Al Green Keep Me Cryin' / There Is Love (Single) 5N-2319 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2319-DJ Al Green Keep Me Cryin'(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2319-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2320 Ann Peebles Fill This World With Love(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2320 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2320-DJ 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 Bobby McClure Doing It Rite On Time(7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2321-DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
5N-2322 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 (7", Promo) Hi Records 5N-2322-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2323-DJ Jerry Jaye When Morning Comes To Memphis(7", Promo, Mono) Hi Records 5N-2323-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-2324 Al Green Love And Happiness(7", Single) Hi Records 5N-2324 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-2324-DJ Al Green Love And Happiness(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Hi Records 5N-2324-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-59012 Ace Cannon Tuff / Cottonfields(7", Single, RE) Hi Records 5N-59012 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59014 Bill Black's Combo Raunchy(7", Single, RE) Hi Records 5N-59014 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59015 Bill Black (2) White Silver Sands / Smokie Pt. 2(7", RE) Hi Records 5N-59015 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59016 Bill Black (2) Josephine / Don't Be Cruel(7") Hi Records 5N-59016 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59032 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 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 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-59059 Ann Peebles I Can't Stand The Rain / Part TIme Love(7", RE) Hi Records 5N-59059 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-59063 Al Green Livin' For You (7", Single) Hi Records 5N-59063 US 1973 Sell This Version
5N-59064 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
5nm-59013 Ace Cannon Alley Cat / San Antonio Rose(7") Hi Records 5nm-59013 US Unknown Sell This Version
33-S2029 Bill Black's Combo He's Got The Whole World In His Hands(7") Hi Records 33-S2029 US 1961 Sell This Version
33-S2030 Bill Black's Combo When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder(7") Hi Records 33-S2030 US 1961 Sell This Version
33-S 2045 Bill Black's Combo Twist-Her(7", Single) Hi Records 33-S 2045 US Unknown Sell This Version
33-S 2046 Bill Black's Combo Corrina, Corrina(7", Single) Hi Records 33-S 2046 US Unknown Sell This Version
33-S 2047 Bill Black's Combo Johnny B. Goode / Royal Twist(7") Hi Records 33-S 2047 US Unknown Sell This Version
33-S 2048 Bill Black's Combo My Girl Josephine / Twisteroo(7") Hi Records 33-S 2048 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-HI. 2018 Bill Black's Combo Smokie(7", Single) Hi Records 45-HI. 2018 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-HI 2022 Bill Black's Combo Josephine / Dry Bones(7", Single) Hi Records 45-HI 2022 Canada 1960 Sell This Version