Tangerine Records (1962)

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Tangerine Records
Parent companyABC-Paramount Records
Founded1962
FounderRay Charles
Defunct1973
Distributor(s)ABC-Paramount Records
GenreR&B, soul music, jazz music

Tangerine Records was a record label founded by musician Ray Charles in 1962.[1] Charles switched to the label in 1966.[2] Tangerine was promoted and distributed by ABC-Paramount Records.[3][4] Early singles labels were orange and later became black, red and white. Many of the later recordings are now sought after in "Northern Soul" circles. After Charles left ABC in 1973, he closed Tangerine and started Crossover Records. Ray Charles Enterprises owns the catalog.

Notable releases[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1963: "River's Invitation" (#99 Pop / #25 R&B) – Percy Mayfield
  • 1966: "I Don't Need No Doctor" (#75 Pop / #45 R&B) – Ray Charles
  • 1967: "One Hurt Deserves Another" (#76 Pop / #24 R&B) – The Raelettes
  • 1967: "Here We Go Again" (#15 Pop / #5 R&B) – The Raelettes
  • 1968: "Eleanor Rigby" (#35 Pop / #30 R&B) – Ray Charles
  • 1968: "I'm Gett'n Long Alright" (#23 R&B) – The Raelettes
  • 1968: "I Want To Thank You" (#47 R&B) – The Raelettes
  • 1970: "I Want To (Do Everything for You)" (#96 Pop / #39 R&B) – The Raelettes
  • 1970: "Bad Water" (#58 Pop / #40 R&B) – The Raelettes
  • 1971: "Dust My Broom" (#54 Cash Box R&B) – Ike & Tina Turner
  • 1971: "Don't Change on Me" (#36 Pop / #13 R&B) – Ray Charles
  • 1972: "Booty Butt" (#31 Pop / #13 R&B) – Ray Charles

Roster[edit]

Acts signed to Tangerine included:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ray Charles Forming Own tangerine Label" (PDF). Billboard. March 17, 1962. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Charles Switch To Tangerine" (PDF). Record World: 4. February 26, 1966.
  3. ^ Charles & Ritz 2004, p. 248.
  4. ^ Lydon 1998, pp. 213–16.
  5. ^ "Special Merit Picks" (PDF). Billboard. February 28, 1970. p. 57.
  6. ^ "Thorne to Tangerine" (PDF). Record World: 40. July 5, 1969.

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