Skye Records

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Skye Records
Founded 1968 (1968)
Founder Cal Tjader, Gábor Szabó, Gary McFarland, Norman Schwartz
Defunct 1970 (1970)
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Buddha Records
Genre Jazz, pop

Skye Records was a music label formed in early 1968 by vibraphonist Cal Tjader, guitarist Gábor Szabó, composer/musician Gary McFarland, and music executive Norman Schwartz.

Its catalog was primarily jazz-oriented, although some Skye artists offered pop, soft-rock, and ambitious orchestral concepts. The label scored an unexpected Top 40 hit in 1970 with "Watch What Happens" by singer Lena Horne and Gábor Szabó.

The label released 21 studio albums before declaring bankruptcy in 1970. Its catalog was acquired by Buddha Records.


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