Uncle Jam Records

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Uncle Jam Records
Uncle Jam Records.jpg
Parent company Columbia Records
Founded 1980
Founder George Clinton, Archie Ivy
Distributor(s) Columbia/CBS Records
Genre Funk
Country of origin US

Uncle Jam Records was a record label formed by Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton and his personal manager Archie Ivy. The label was distributed nationally by CBS Records.

Uncle Jam Records debuted in 1980 with the release of Sweat Band, the self-titled debut of that band, and Wynne Jammin' by Philippé Wynne, the former lead singer for the Spinners. Other acts that were signed to the label included singer Jessica Cleaves, Trey Lewd (Clinton's son Tracey Lewis), Sterling Silver Starship, and Gary Fabulous and the Black Slack.

The Many Facets of Roger by Roger Troutman, front man for the band Zapp, was originally intended for release on the Uncle Jam label, but the master recordings of the album were sold to Warner Bros. Records, which released the album in September 1981. This action led to the dissolution of the professional relationship between Troutman and Clinton, and contributed to Clinton severing his ties with Warner Bros.

The Uncle Jam Records label was briefly resurrected in 1983 with the release of Urban Dancefloor Guerillas by the P-Funk All-Stars. At that time the label was overseen by the CBS Associated label.

References[edit]

  • Blues And Soul Magazine, April 1981.