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Genre Ska

Planetone was a British independent record label, that issued ska recordings in the early 1960s.[1]


The label's founder was Sonny Roberts. It is possible that this was the first black owned record label in England. The basement studio was located at Cambridge Road, London.

Some of the early recordings were by Rico's Combo,[2] a group led by Jamaican trombonist Rico Rodriguez. Future saxophonist for The Foundations Mike Elliott, Jackie Foster[3][4] and Jamaican singer Dandy Livingstone[5] also released some recordings on the label.[6]


  1. ^ "A Complete List Of Uk Labels? - Soul Of Jamaica". Soul Source. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Search For Planetone". Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  3. ^ "PLANETONE 7"S". 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  4. ^ "DubVendor - Owns". Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Dandy* - Vipers / Oh Lawdy (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  6. ^ "Dandy Livingstone’s Biography – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at". 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 

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