De-Lite Records


Label Code: LC 2114
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De-Lite Records was founded in 1967, by Fred Vigorito, Fred Fioto and Ted Simonetti. It became prominent in Disco, Soul and R&B music.
One of their first signings was Kool & The Gang whose self-titled instrumental was their first big hit. Subsequently, Kool & The Gang became the most successful act for the De-Lite label, scoring many hit singles and albums.
In the 1970s, Pickwick International took over distribution of the label and by 1975, disco pioneers, Crown Heights Affair had signed to De-Lite, releasing a string of hits. At the end of 1976 this distribution deal ended and in 1977, PolyGram became the new distributor of De-Lite which was maintained as an imprint for Kool & The Gang.
In 1985, De-Lite was absorbed into PolyGram sub-label, Mercury Records. By 1998, Polygram merged with Universal Music Group and their subsidiary, Island Def Jam Music Group, took over management of the De-Lite catalogue.

Parent Label:Universal Music Group
Sublabels:Gang Records, Jotee Records, Knockout (3), Red Coach Records, Red Lite Records, Vigor Records
Contact Info:

De-Lite Recorded Sound Corp.
200 West 57th Street
New York
N.Y 10019



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