Sony Records

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Sony Records
FounderIke & Tina Turner
Distributor(s)CIRCA distributing firm
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos Angeles, California

Sony Records was a record label founded by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner in 1963.[1][2] It was not affiliated with Sony Group Corporation.

Ike Turner produced singles by members of the Kings of Rhythm and the Ikettes on Sony Records.[3] Records on the label were distributed by CIRCA distributing firm.[2] CIRCA (Consolidated International Record Company of America) was formed in 1962 to operate as a releasing company for independent labels by working with various distributors around the US.[4]


Catalog No. Release


Single (A-side, B-side) Writer Artist
111[1][5] Feb 1963 A: "Lonely Soldier" Curtis Mayfield Bobby John
B: "The Bad Man" Ike Turner
112[6] Apr 1963 A: "You're Still My Baby" Chuck Willis Venetta Fields
B: "I'm Leaving You" Ike Turner
113 1963 A: "Remove My Doubts" Ike Turner Stacy Johnson
B: "Don't Believe 'Em"
114 1963 A: "What's That You've Got" Ike Turner Ernest Lane
B: "Need My Help"

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  1. ^ a b "CIRCA Handling I&T Turner's label" (PDF). Cash Box: 35. February 16, 1963.
  2. ^ a b "Music As Written: New York" (PDF). Billboard. February 16, 1963. p. 14.
  3. ^ Turner, Ike (1999). Takin' Back My Name: The Confessions of Ike Turner. Cawthorne, Nigel, 1951-. London: Virgin. ISBN 1852278501. OCLC 43321298.
  4. ^ "Forming CIRCA Label for Canada" (PDF). Billboard. March 24, 1962. p. 34.
  5. ^ "Singles Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. March 2, 1963. p. 28.
  6. ^ "Singles Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. May 4, 1963. p. 40.