Angel City Records (2)

Angel City Records (2)

Profile:
Angel City Records is a Los Angeles based record label founded by Mark Morales and Wally Caro. Their primary focus is on promoting contemporary acts while paying homage to the sounds of 1960’s era American Soul, Rhythm & Blues and Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae. Mark Morales has been a local disc jockey, record collector, and dealer of vintage records for the past 20 years. He has been fundamental in beginning the soul & reggae nightclub scene here in Los Angeles through the 1990’s to present day. Wally Caro is an accomplished musician, songwriter and composer in LA’s vintage music scenes. Founder of LA local favorite Ska band “Mobtown,” Wally has also performed with a slew of different acts over his 20 plus years playing a wide range of music from Ska, Reggae, Soul, to R&B, Rockabilly and Jump Blues in his own bands and backing countless artists.

Their merger began while Morales was promoting an Angel City Soul Club event featuring famed Northern Soul icon, singer Gwen Owens. He was referred to Caro by a mutual acquaintance in order to put together a backing band for the show. Since then, the two teamed up to become promoters of clubs and live shows boasting an impressive roster of events here in Los Angeles including concerts with Motown legends, Brenda Holloway, the Marvelettes, famed composer and arranger HB Barnum, Lorraine Chandler, Jamaican groups the Gaylads, the Tennors, and Roy Ellis to name a few.

While working on producing a show with famed Jamaican reggae singer and producer Derrick Harriott, Caro and Morales were working on shifting their focus from promoters to producers putting together an all-star band of some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles within these genres. They used their last vintage show as an opportunity to announce the label and welcome their first artist, soul singer Xiantoni Ari.

Since then, the two have been working endlessly on developing the current artists on the label and identifying new talent. In addition to the younger artists, Angel City Records continues to work with vintage artists by producing and recording new material. With less than a year in development, Angel City Records has 4 releases under its’ belt with half a dozen scheduled for the next few months. Tours are being scheduled to promote the label featuring the individual artists and as the Angel City Records "Review Show" which showcases the label's roster. With many years of experience promoting the vintage sounds, Caro and Morales continue to work diligently at setting the bar and producing a new image and quality music for the listeners, ensuring they stay true to the sounds of yesteryear while giving it their own twist and following through with the label’s slogan..
“LA’s NOW Sound.”
Sites:
[l592795]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ACR 0001 What's It Gonna Be / Just Say You're Wanted  album cover Xiantoni Ari Accompanied By The Angel City All-Stars Xiantoni Ari Accompanied By The Angel City All-Stars - What's It Gonna Be / Just Say You're Wanted ACR 0001 US 2013 Sell This Version
ACR 001 EP Introducing  album cover Jackie Mendez Introducing(10", EP) Angel City Records (2) ACR 001 EP USA & Canada 2016 Sell This Version
ACR 01 LP A Universe Of Sounds  album cover Various A Universe Of Sounds(LP, Comp, Ltd) Grover Supreme ACR 01 LP Europe 2016 Sell This Version
ACR 0002 Bring It On Back / The Maiyan Empire  album cover Stahl (5) Bring It On Back / The Maiyan Empire ACR 0002 US 2013 Sell This Version
ACR 0003 Can You Feel It  album cover Roy Ellis & Thee Hurricanes Roy Ellis & Thee Hurricanes - Can You Feel It(7", EP) Angel City Records (2) ACR 0003 US 2013 Sell This Version
ACR 0004 Solid As A Rock  album cover Stahl (5) Featuring Keith & Tex Stahl (5) Featuring Keith & Tex - Solid As A Rock ACR 0004 US 2014 Sell This Version
ACR 005 Confessing / Crazy Kind Of Love  album cover Xiantoni Ari Accompanied By Angel City All-Stars Xiantoni Ari Accompanied By Angel City All-Stars - Confessing / Crazy Kind Of Love(7") Angel City Records (2) ACR 005 US 2014 Sell This Version
ACR 0006 Fukushima  album cover Stahl (5) Featuring Karl Bryan Stahl (5) Featuring Karl Bryan - Fukushima(7", Single, Ltd, Gre) Angel City Records (2) ACR 0006 US 2015 Sell This Version
ACR 0007 All Of Me  album cover Alex Desert And Greg Lee (3) With Western Standard Time Alex Desert And Greg Lee (3) With Western Standard Time - All Of Me(7", Single, Ltd) Angel City Records (2) ACR 0007 US 2015 Sell This Version
ACR 0008 Everyday Life / Roll On  album cover The Bassics Everyday Life / Roll On(7") Angel City Records (2) ACR 0008 US 2015 Sell This Version
ACR 009 I Cried / Down At ACR  album cover Xavier Lynch I Cried / Down At ACR(7") Angel City Records (2) ACR 009 US 2016 Sell This Version
ACR 0010 Leave This Town  album cover The Delirians Leave This Town(7", EP) Angel City Records (2) ACR 0010 US 2016 Sell This Version
ACR 0011 Crisis  album cover Arise Roots Crisis(7", Ltd) Angel City Records (2) ACR 0011 US 2016 Sell This Version
ACR 0012 Reggae 68  album cover The Hypocondriacs* Reggae 68(7") Angel City Records (2) ACR 0012 US 2017 Sell This Version
ACR 0012 Forever True  album cover Jackie Mendez Forever True(CD, Single) Angel City Records (2) ACR 0012 US 2017 Sell This Version
ACR-0012 Meaning Of Love / Slow Down Heart  album cover The Steady 45's Meaning Of Love / Slow Down Heart(7", Single) Angel City Records (2) ACR-0012 US 2019 Sell This Version
ACR CD 004 El Remedio  album cover The Delirians El Remedio(CD, Album) Angel City Records (2) ACR CD 004 US 2018 Sell This Version
ACR SC 01 Birth of the Fourth Wave of Ska  album cover Various Birth of the Fourth Wave of Ska(CD, Comp) Angel City Records (2) ACR SC 01 US 2018 Sell This Version
GRSP-LP 005 A Universe Of Sounds  album cover Various A Universe Of Sounds(LP, Comp, Ltd, Blu) Grover Records GRSP-LP 005 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Get Up!  album cover The Delirians Get Up! (Album) none US 2014 Sell This Version
none El Remedio  album cover The Delirians El Remedio(File, MP3, Album) Angel City Records (2) none US 2018
none Introducing..  album cover Jackie Mendez Introducing..(CD) Angel City Records (2) none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Mezcla De Música Y Amor  album cover The Delirians Mezcla De Música Y Amor(CDr, EP) Angel City Records (2) none US 2017 Sell This Version
none Presenting Xiantoni Ari  album cover Xiantoni Ari Presenting Xiantoni Ari(CD, MiniAlbum, Car) Angel City Records (2) none US 2014 Sell This Version
none The New Demension Of Soul & Reggae  album cover Various The New Demension Of Soul & Reggae(CDr, Comp, car) Angel City Records (2) none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Come Reggae With Thee Hurricanes  album cover Thee Hurricanes Come Reggae With Thee Hurricanes(CD, Album) Angel City Records (2) none US 2017 Sell This Version