Ric-Tic Records

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Ric-Tic Records
Founded 1962
Founder Joanne Bratton
Ed Wingate
Status Defunct
Genre R&B, Soul
Country of origin United States
Location Detroit, Michigan

Ric-Tic Records was a record label set up in the 1960s in Detroit, Michigan, USA by Joanne Bratton and Ed Wingate. Twinned with the Golden World label Ric-Tic featured many soul music artists and was seen as an early competitor for fellow Detroit label Motown.[1] Motown's owner, Berry Gordy was unhappy with the success of Ric-Tic and in 1968 paid $1 million for the signature of many of the label's artists.[2]

Recording artists[edit]

Many early recordings on the Ric-Tic label by artists such as Freddie Gorman, Edwin Starr, and J. J. Barnes were re-released in the 1970s by Motown to coincide with the popularity of the Northern soul music scene in the UK.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ric-Tic Records - The Epitome of Detroit Soul". www.groovesvilleusa.com. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ric-Tic Records". www.soulbot.com. Retrieved 3 May 2012.