The Funky Cuts
In the fifties Decca Records in the UK established a strong brand In London which they used as the label for American productions particularly with companies like Atlantic, Monument and Dot which had a strong presence in rock'n'roll and rhythm and Blues. Whilst another of the big 4 UK companies Pye established Pye International which drew on the Chess catalogue amongst others. The Top Rank label was independent and had UK artists and US productions i=on its label. EMI picked up Top Rank in 1960 and used it to combat London unsuccessfully. In 1962 they changed it to Stateside with an eye catching logo and an agreement to release Motown recordings on the new label. In the sixties Stateside replaced London as the IK source for sought after releases by US Soul artists.
I've got a new box set of Stateside reissues and I''ll be featuring that collection in today's episode of The Funky Cuts along with some London and at least one top rank release.
Could I apologise for the lack of show news and playlists for the last three episodes which were broadcast live but not retained for Listen Again. I and other contributors were accidently locked out of the Subcity web site and thus unable to contribute playlists whose absence meant the shows were not retained. This situation appears to have been resolves and programming is back to normal.12:00 - 13:00