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Post by Heidler » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:46 am

As we continue...



STAFF*
1940s-1970s Label
Owners: ( original ) Paul Alexander, Walton A. Lewis, and Walter C. Lewis
Owners: ( second ) Idessa Malone and Maurice King ( A&R )
606 and 608 East Vernor Highway
Detroit
( Refer also to: Dessa - Prize* and Religious Recordings )
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels

Note: A very notable label, releasing material from Gospel to Soul from some forty artists on their roster, including Jean Knight ( rn: Caliste ) who had the 1971 multi- million-selling " Mr. Big Stuff " for Stax ( # 0088 )


STAG*
1970s Label ( 1971-1973 )
Owners: Arthur Fleming, Cyril Clark and Dennis Talley
( Refer also to: Column* )
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels


STALL
1970s Label


STAND-BY
1970s Label ( 1978 )
Southfield, Michigan
Distributed out of Detroit


STANDOUT
1960s Label

Note: One of the very small imprints 'absorbed' by Golden World Records


STARDISC
1980s Label


STAR MAKER
1960s Label
Owner: Carmine Murphy
111 Mack Ave
2828 McGraw
Detroit

Note: Mike Hanks became involved with this imprint


STAR ROUTE
1970s Label ( 1970 )
C/o Star Route Studios
3530 South
Saginaw, Michigan
Distributed out of Detroit


STAR TRACK
1960s Label
Owners: Clifford Marshall and James Davis
5725 and 5727 14th St
Detroit
( Refer also to: Ram* - Brock - Dottys and Whip* )
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels


STAR X
1950s Label ( 1957 )
Owner: Nobert Biernat
9060 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, Michigan
19600 Rogge Ave
Detroit

Note: Yet another small label with some ten acts on their roster!


STARS OF TOMORROW
1980s Label
P.O. Box 2000
Southfield, Michigan


STARTOWN
1960s Label
( Refer also to: Sound )


STARY
1970s Label


STATE*
1950s Label ( 1956 )
Owner: Jeff Carter
Ferndale, Michigan
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels ( see Note )

Note: After three ( 3 ) releases, the name of the label was changed to " S-R-C " ( State Recording Co )


STATURE*
1980s Label ( 1982 )
Troy, Michigan
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels


STEAMBOAT*
1950s Label ( 1956 )
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels


STEPHANYE*
1960s Label
Owner: Gene Redd
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels including the " Stephanie " label owned by Sam Montel (rn: Montalbano ) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, nor any other

Note: Later with Ed Wingate, also had a New York City address


STEPP
1950s Label ( 1957 )
Owner: William ' Mickey ' Stevenson

Note: One of his short-lived imprints before his great career at Motown ( unfortunately leaving the company, and taking his then wife Kim Weston with him - Gordy does it again )


STON-ROC
Owner: Ted White
1346 Broadway Suite # 608
Detroit

Note: Tac Theatrical Enterprises


STONE BLUE
1960s Label


STORM*
1960s Label
Owners: Harry Balk and Irving Michnijk
20 West Alexandrine
Detroit
( Refer also to: Impact and Twirl )
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels, including Storme

Note: Among the well-known names connected with the Detroit recording industry, Mister Balk and Mister Michnijk are two of the best-remembered, among the others, such as Robert West and Ed Wingate and Ollie McLaughlin and Jack and Delores ( Devora ) Brown, Joe Van Battle, Mike Harris and Richard ' Popcorn ' Wiley, all now Detroit music legends ( and this list intentionally excludes Mister Gordy )


STRADA
1970s Label ( 1975 )
46 Seldon
Detroit


STRAIGHT UP
1970s Label
400 Renaissance Center - Suite # 500
Detroit

STRATE*
1980s Label
* Not affiliated with any other like-named labels including " Strate 8 "

Note: An act by the name of " Strate " recorded for this, their own self-named imprint



Next: " DETROIT S-Ende "


Then an " Interlude " ......." ALMOST ALL OF THEM ABANDONED HIM " ( for sure )


Thank you.


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Post by wurlitzer1450 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:35 pm

great reading Heidler. i see one of my fav labels -- Star-x from Hamtramck, a suburb of Detroit. Hamtramck was a place where the hill billies that came from the south to work in the automobile factories and polish people lived. i still have my copy of "man in the telephone booth hello mama/hello baby" on Star x i bought in the 50s. my old friend bob charboneau was from detroit and he told me many stories about finding records there in the 60s. lots of great records from that area, many years ago he got me one of these from cap wortmans record shop --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L4mfR4uPew.
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Post by Heidler » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:48 am

Hi wurlitzer1450.


Thanks for your reply, and once again, I've learned something yet again that I didn't know ( with regard to what you have written about Hamtramck, Michigan )

Usually, on the reverse side of the card ( or another paper-clipped to it ) I have the roster of artists for those smaller labels and in the case of " STAR X " ( or " STAR-X " )
I have this information of the artists on their roster...



1) Al Corsal
2) Dappers & Regalaires ( as on the labels )
3) Dick Mason
4) Fresnados with Eddie Bartell & His Dukes Of Rhythm
5) High Fives
6) Jackie Carbone* ( with Eddie Bartell Orchestra )
{* Note: This artist also recorded for the Detroit-based FOX label as Jackie Carbone and The Concords and CIRO'S as Jackie Carbone. Also recorded as Jack Carbone )
7) Raymond Carbone
8) Keynoters
9) Ricardos & Regal-Airs ( as on the labels )
10) Sweet Soul Six


In addition, within the { Detroit } telephone directory that I sometimes use for address verification, I've found a record store ( there are some forty listed for Detroit ) that was located in HAMTRAMCK:

" McGrunder's Record Shop "
11339 Dequindre St.
Hamtramck
{ Telephone } WA 5-9821


The small labels that released Gospel recordings were indeed plentiful in Detroit ( and surrounding areas ) but the number of those that released " Western-style " recordings still amazes me!
Let's not forget that the " Grand-daddy " of Rock 'N' Roll, Bill Haley (rn: William John Clifton Haley ) was born in Highland Park, Michigan, and even though he and his family left the area, due to his early influences, he hooked-up with outfits like The Down Homers and The Four Aces Of Western Swing BEFORE his days with The Saddlemen and later Comets.

Hope this was of some interest to you.

Now I'm glad I chose " Detroit " to list, because last Friday I counted the " Chicago " cards and excluding the Mercury and Chess family of labels ( and Vee Jay ) there are approximately eight hundred and fifty ( 850! ) more from 1946 through 1996.

Detroit is bad enough! ( especially the " M " and " S " sections )

Thanks for posting.

Good hunting.

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Post by wurlitzer1450 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:23 am

wurlitzer1450 wrote:great reading Heidler. i see one of my fav labels -- Star-x from Hamtramck, a suburb of Detroit. Hamtramck was a place where the hill billies that came from the south to work in the automobile factories and polish people lived. i still have my copy of "man in the telephone booth hello mama/hello baby" on Star x i bought in the 50s. my old friend bob charboneau was from detroit and he told me many stories about finding records there in the 60s. lots of great records from that area, many years ago he got me one of these from cap wortmans record shop --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L4mfR4uPew.


ERROR-- man in the telephone booth is on flair x, not star x -- sorry, my mistake
near the little town of nervous, new mexico

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Post by Heidler » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:35 am

Hello again wurlitzer1450.

I was going to ask you about him because I didn't see this artist on the roster for " STAR-X " ( as above )

You've already cleared that up now ( Flair-X ) so thanks for that.

None-the less, your information about the " Poles, Auto-workers, and Hill-Billies " congregating in that neck of the woods was interesting to be sure.
Demographics played a big part in marketing ( some Distributors would not touch " Western " records, even if they were selling well )

No wonder there were so many record stores in those areas, catering to every taste was the key !


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