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Salsoul Records

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Iconic US 1970s and early 1980s disco label based in New York City and one of the first to release a commercial (as opposed to promo-only) 12-inch single. It was founded by brothers Joe Cayre, Ken Cayre and Stan Cayre and the siblings appeared as executive producers on many productions. The Cayre trio continued their business in computer games and video with Good Times Home Videos.

In 1978, Salsoul's manufacturing & distribution was taken on by RCA Records. This agreement remained until Salsoul folded around 1985.
At the same time as the RCA deal a solid red bar appears under the main Salsoul logo (eg. Disco Boogie Vol. 2). In some cases the red bar is not present, however if you look closely at the design you can see the red bar has been 'patched over' with the cloud illustration not aligned correctly. ie Inner Life - I Like It Like That.

See also Salsoul's Records sister label Salsoul Salsa Series, specialising in Latin music as an evolution and continuation of Mericana Records.

History of ownership:
1975-1992: Salsoul Record Corp.
1992-2011: Bethlehem Music Company Inc.
2011-2015: VMG Salsoul LLC, a division of Verse Music Group LLC
2015-now : BMG Rights Management

Vice President from 1978 to 2010: Glenn Larusso.

Also shown as Salsoul Records & Tapes

Label Code: LC 3905 / LC 03905

Parent Label:BMG Rights Management GmbH
Sublabels:12" Gold Master Series, Double J Records, Dream Records (2), Free Spirit (3), Gold Mind Records, Good Times Music (3), Goodtimes Home Video, GoodTimes Home Video Corp., Salsoul DJ Tools, Salsoul Salsa, ...
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1975-1980: 240 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, U.S.A. (Contact info now obsolete)
1980-1984: 401 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016, U.S.A. (Contact info now obsolete)
1992-2011: 18 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016, U.S.A. (Contact info now obsolete)
2011-2015: 134 West 25th Street 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001, U.S.A. (Contact info now obsolete)
2015-now: 1745 Broadway 19th Floor, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.

Links:salsoulrecords.com , Facebook , Instagram , X , YouTube , jahsonic.com , disco-disco.com , hotdiscomix.de

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