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  TK Records
TK Records is closely associated with the early rise of disco music, being the label on which the first disco song to become a #1 hit on the pop music charts was released, "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae in 1974.
Within a couple of years, TK's notability in disco music would be surpassed by other labels such as Casablanca Records and RSO Records, but in the early years of disco TK was undoubtedly in the top tier of record labels in the genre.
T.K. head Henry Stone was already a music-industry veteran, having recorded and/or distributed records by Ray Charles, James Brown and Timmy Thomas.
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  Disco - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Rick Dees, at the time a radio DJ in Memphis, Tennessee recorded what is considered to be one of the most popular parodies of all time, Disco Duck.
Records sales were often dependent, though not guaranteed by, floor play in clubs.
Initially singles were released on 7-inch 45-rpm records, 45s, which were shorter in length and of poorer sound quality than 12-inch singles.
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 Official Heat Interviews: Just Listen: Talib Kweli
TK: It was great I did a tribute to Rakim and you can go to my myspace page and see my outfit I was wearing, it was fly.
TK: It's always going to people that wasn't honored who should've been honored in the years to come, but VH1 hip-hop honors is just the top of the bucket.
TK: The ear and the drum are two instruments that when put together they form a sound that is beautiful to the music.
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 TK Records -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
TK Records was one of the record labels started by Henry Stone.
It distributed disco stars (additional info and facts about KC And The Sunshine Band) KC And The Sunshine Band until 1979.
In 1979 TK Records encountered financial problems and the label was acquired by (additional info and facts about Roulette Records) Roulette Records.
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 Henry Stone - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Later while accompanying TK artist Timmy Thomas to a Washington, D.C., concert as his assistant and booking agent, KC got an idea for a song after hearing the audience approvingly blowing whistles.
TK also struck gold with Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell." Written and produced by artist Frederick Knight ("I've Been Lonely So Long"), "Ring My Bell" rung its way up to the number one R&B spot in just six weeks and stayed there for five weeks.
The TK catalog was sold to Rhino Records in the '90s and they have issued numerous reissues.
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 Henry Stone of TK Records - DiscoMusic.com
Stone was the founder of TK Records, promoter of the Miami or Sunshine Sound and the one who gave KC and the Sunshine Band their first recording contract in 1973.
TK Records ceased operating by 1981 with some of its final releases being Another One Rides the Bus by "Weird Al" Yankovic and James Brown doing a rehash of Mashed Potatoes.
The atmosphere at TK was that Betty Wright ran the place, even though other artists outsold her music 20 to 1(although i love her).
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Disco is an up-tempo style of dance music that originated in the early 1970s, mainly from funk and soul music, popular originally with gay and fl audiences in large U.S. cities, and derives its name from the French word discothèque (meaning nightclub), coined from bibliotèque by La Discothèque in Rue Huchette (Jones and Kantonen, 1999).
Musical influences include funk, soul, and salsa and the latin or hispanic musics which created salsa.
Disco also had a characteristic electric guitar sound.
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 TK | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
TK, Tk or tk can refer to:Tsakani "TK" Mhinga, South African RandB artistTK (Peruvian rock band)Tk (computing), a widget toolkitTo Come (phonetic abbreviation used in journalism).tk, the top-level domain of TokelauTurkmen language ISO language code (tk).
Telecine, usually abbrieviated as TK instead of TC due to the latter being used to mean time codeTelekinesisTetsuya Komuro, a Japanese musicianTsuyoshi Kohsaka, a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter.
.tk is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Tokelau.Tokelau gives most domain names under.tk away to anyone for free.
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 VIBE.com: Music Search
Later, he while working at a record store, Casey became friends with employees of Tone Distributors and its subsidiary label, TK Records and was invited to check out the label's recording studio.
While recording a demo on one of their unrecorded original songs, Casey and Finch decided that the song was in a key that was too high for Casey to sing.
The TK catalog was sold to Rhino Records in the '90s, who has issued numerous reissues.
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Casey and Finch went on to write and record more hit tunes for McCrae and for fellow Miamian Betty Wright but spent increasing amounts of time working with the Sunshine Band at TK Studios, a 16-track room that Casey says was "tiny; you could barely fit a group in there.
Around that time, TK built another, bigger studio next door to the old studio, and we did some work on 'That's The Way (I Like It)' and 'Boogie Shoes' in that studio-a lot of percussion work and some vocals.
Following that hit, TK Records went bankrupt, and the group was in limbo for a while.
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Still available from One Way Records is the CD re-issue of the 1969 Buddah Records release, Two Jews' Blues, recorded by Barry Goldberg, which includes four tracks featuring Bloomfield on guitar.
The domestic release on E.R.A. Records is identical except for one song substitution.
The newly released version of "Sammy..." was supposed to have been on the 1981 release of Living In The Fast Lane, but was replaced at the last minute with "Maudie." The album is now available in what was to have been its original format.
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 Latimore: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Initially billed as Benny Latimore, the Tennessean began recording for Miami mogul Henry Stone in 1965, and his late-'60s Dade singles are solid deep-soul.
Most of Latimore 's Glades sides were produced in Miami by Steve "Every Day I Have to Cry" Alaimo, and when he wasn't cutting his own hits, Latimore acted as a house pianist for parent TK Records.
After recording for other labels, he recorded sides for the Cat label, an imprint of Henry Stone's TK Records of Hialeah, FL.
www.music.com /person/latimore/1/biography   (446 words)

 Vermont Cynic
TK: I've learned to be more honest- letting the beats write the songs instead of trying to apply songs to beats.
TK: I think the fans and the artists have to take more control of their music...I mean, you may not see big numbers being sold but the records will be more personal.
TK: I think politics at it's heart is a lie.
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 CelebrityAccess Industry Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Regarded as brilliant at discovering and nurturing new talent, Henry's biggest worldwide successes came during the '70's with Tone Distributors and a small label called TK Records that was built into a row of warehouses in Hialeah, Fla., an industrial area west of Miami, far from the major record business centers.
I started to make quite a few records and found that if I put them all on TK there would be a problem with the radio stations playing numerous TK hits, so I decided to use different labels i.e.
The original Ray Charles record of "Walking' and Talkin'" that I recorded on the Rockin Records label in the 1950's is being brought into the 21st Century with a great dance remix by Christian Dio, one of the industry's top mixers.
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 Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey - Biography - AOL Music
His mother (whose record collection included R&B and listed releases by Nat "King" Cole, Jerry Butler, and the Flamingos) and sisters sang on local commercials.
While at a wedding reception for TK songwriter/producer Clarence Reid in January 1973, Casey first heard junkanoo, the highly festive, rhythmic-layered, horn-punctuated musical genre that originated in the Bahamas.
Later while accompanying TK artist Timmy Thomas ("Why Can't We Live Together") to a Washington, D.C., concert as his assistant/booking agent, Casey got an idea for a song after hearing the audience approvingly blowing whistles.
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 Classic Soul - Gwen McCrae
If you have fond memories of TK Records or if you were too young and have only heard of the great music from this legendary "indy" label, then I have got something truly special for you.
Gwen was a pioneering figure in Miami's growth as a center of RandB music in the 70's at the influential TK Records and became an international star in 1975 with the chart-topping, million-selling success of the Grammy-nominated "Rockin' Chair".
As Joss was preparing to record what was supposed to be her debut album, she was introduced to some of the legends whose classic records she loved: Joss put her own album on hold in favor of spending some time in the studio with the architects of the Miami Soul sound.
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 Henry Stone Music
He recorded some of the earliest work of Ray Charles and worked closely with James Brown for many years.
He founded one of the best known disco record labels, TK Records, and put out a string of over 20 gold and platinum records.
In addition to releasing CD compilations of many of his older recording, a lot of which have never been on CD before now, Henry is back in the studio with some old friends (Gwen McCrae, Latimore, Timmy Thomas, KC, Chocolate Perry), as well as with some all new names, like Jeff Zavac and Osvaldo Rodriguez.
www.henrystonemusic.com   (426 words)

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TK: THERE IS AN E.P. SD: You credit WJRR to your getting signed.
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 Friend of Mine - Little Milton - Similar Albums
Recorded in the wake of the collapse of Stax Records in 1976, Friend of Mine brushed up against a long fallow period in Little Milton's recorded output, and was also unavailable for many years, thus making it one of his least-known albums.
Produced by Milton for Henry Stone's TK Records and...
Produced by Milton for Henry Stone's TK Records and issued on the Glades Records imprint, this is a soulful blues workout drenched in sweaty vocals and long, sustained performances, of which perhaps the best is the five-and-a-half-minute "You're Gonna Make Me Cry," which also includes some impressive guitar.
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 Deep Groove Encyclopedia - Jimmy Bo Horne
Prior to recording smashes such as "Let's Dance Across the Floor" and "Spank," Horne was an active member of the Miami recording scene, signing with TK Records in 1967.
Horne recorded with TK until 1980, when he began focusing on tour dates.
His last album was released in 1995, but he continues to record new material while awaiting the right deal.
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 VIBE.com: Music Search
Amid cutting three albums, Miami served as the house band for TK Records' family of labels and played on sessions for Little Beaver, George McCrae, Gwen McCrae, and Betty Wright, among others.
Their first album, The Party Freaks, came out in 1974 and featured catchy jams like "Party Freaks" and "I Can See Through You"; a second LP, Notorious (1976), spawned their popular "Kill That Roach" (a reflex-phrase in tropical cities like Miami where roaches grow big as butterflies and even fly on occasions).
TK's owner, Henry Stone, fattened Miami's recording budget for the second album, enabling the employment of strings, horns, and a new member: Jesus Gonzales.
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Wild Child was born in Autaugaville, Alabama on October 1, 1936 and made a name for himself the late 1950s when he took his unique harmonica sound and singing from rural Alabama juke joints to the clubs of Chicago.
He later had releases on Mercury, TK Records, Charly, Rooster Blues, M.C. Records, Bullseye Blues and APO Records.
He and APO Records were planning another recording session when he died.
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They included it in one sequence on their animated series (I have it on video) and it has lots of psychedelic animations swimming around their heads.
My guess is this one of the songs GC wrote for Motown in the 60's which ended up in the vault.
MW: In this London-based music mag, George discusses the record industry, politics, and international affair more than he does music, but it's an interesting read especially for his opinions regarding Michael Jackson ("I've known him since he was eight.
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 Dusty Groove America - Various: Best Of TK Records Vol 1 (Full Length Versions)
TK first began the decade by cutting some great mellower southern soul, but by the time of the label's mid 70s glory years, they'd really taken off in a whole new Miami disco mode.
Sensacional Soul -- 37 Groovy Spanish Soul and Funk Stompers 1966 to 1976: A mindblowing little set -- and a massive overview of soul music in Spain during the late 60s and early 70s, filled with incredible tunes we've never heard before, all supported by great notes in both...
Rampart started in LA in the early 60s, and released a litany of amazing singles -- which came to be known...
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 Henry Stone Interview / History of TK Records NOW AVAILABLE - DiscoMusic.com Forums
I could spend hours going through it and pulling records out to reference details and remember things, even if I didn't play those records again at the time.
I have only a few records from TK Records but my favourit TK disco song is Gregg Diamond's "Danger".
I also really enjoyed that interview and didn't realise so many acts recorded for TK or its subsidiaries at some point, such as the Stylistics for example.
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 Archie Bell and The Drells, Houston, Texas Funk, Atlantic Records, Philadelphia International
He was instrumental in helping with their first record "Tighten Up" it sold 200,000 copies in just two days in New York, the record went gold and the rest is history.
The funny part of this story is that it took Archie & the Drells to say "tighten up on those drums" a popular saying created by James Brown who had his hit "Cold Sweat" at time of their recording this song.
He recorded an LP entitled " Never Had It So Good" and released the hit single " Anytime Is Right" in the summer of 1981.
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 KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND Unofficial Page
KC and the Sunshine Band were primarily interested un making people happy with their party music; they were actually at the forefront of a revolution during the mid and late 70's that pushed rock towards its current percussive and dance oriented direction.
asey worked in a retail record store in Hialeah, Florida, and hung out at a nearby recording studio, volunteering to do odd jobs for free just to be close to the action.
K Records went bankrupt soon thereafter, and the band was signed by Epic.
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 Affinity Records
Percussionist Oliver C. Brown's first break started with TK Records as one of the original members of "KC and the Sunshine Band" where he participated in the recording of several platinum and gold records.
GRAVITY recorded & toured in support of their first recording under the Japanese company, Pony Canyon Records.
Currently, GRAVITY has just released their second CD entitled, "Love Comes Back" on the Affinity Records Label and it is available in Tower Records stores nationwide.
affinityrecords.com /OliverCBrown.html   (274 words)

 TK Frank's Polka Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
No mix and match of recording types: Buy 12 CDs, get 13th CD FREE.Or buy 12 cassettes, get 13th cassette free.
Due to large response, please list acceptable substitute recordings.
For more information on polka and waltz music, or this internet page, or to leave comments, or to order any of the music you've run across during this internet journey, please e-mail Nancy at
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 ipedia.com: KC and the Sunshine Band Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The group was formed by Harry Wayne Casey, an record store employee and part-timer at TK Records in Miami.
Their success lasted until the fifth album and 1979-80, their last chart topping hit was Please Don't Go in January 1980.
With the declining popularity of disco the group explored other styles and changed label, joining Epic Records in 1980 after TK went bankrupt.
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