Soul City Records (American label)

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Soul City Records is an American record label founded by singer Johnny Rivers in 1966. The most notable acts on Soul City were The 5th Dimension, Al Wilson, and Rivers himself. The label was distributed by Liberty Records, which is now part of Capitol Records & Universal Music Group. With the help of David Geffen,[1] Rivers sold the label (but not rights to the name) to Bell Records in 1970. Rivers' 1977 hit "Swayin to the Music (Slow Dancin')" on Big Tree Records bore the Soul City logo. Rivers reactivated the label in 1988 to issue his own recordings, hence making Soul City a private label. To date, the Soul City label has Rivers as its only recording artist.


  1. ^ Tom King, The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood, p. 126, Broadway Books (New York 2001).

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