CSS
RECORDS

 Independent label of CSS stand for Central Sound Studios which is located in Manchester. With an eight track analogue recording Studio in Manchester. Owned and run by Dave Christie and a business partner. Famous for the first Joy Division - Transmission session with Martin Hannett. CSS would appear to have been a custom-recording concern. Two of the records were EPs, and were issued in 1979; they both featured people who appear to be Cabaret / Club artists performing fairly middle-of-the-road material. CS-001 was an EP by Terry Reaney, the first track of which was called 'Tally Ho', while CS-003 was an EP by Ivan Dupree containing a Billy Joel medley and three other tracks. CS-002 was a single, 'Eastern Lady' by Rock band Snatch-Back, which also came out in 1979. ther was another single - presumably a Reggae single - by a band called Harlem Spirit, 'Dem A Sus', which was numbered CSS-006 and was issued in 1980.  At some point in 1980, Harlem Spirit got a distribution deal with EMI who then re-issued the “Dem A Sus” single in November of that year (EMI 5125). Numbering was in a CS-000 series: it seems that singles were sometimes given an extra 'S' in the prefix. Central Sound Studios Former Address: 91. St. James St. Manchester. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

  
79 Terry Reaney Tally Ho CSS CS 001
79 Snatch-Back Eastern Lady  CSS CS 002
79 Ivan Dupree Billy Joel medley CSS CS 003
79 Not Traced CSS CS 004
79 Harlem Spirit Dem A Sus CSS CS 005
80 Not Traced   CSS CS 006
80 Double Dealer (Bob Ramsey Band) Keep On Runnin' CSS CS 007

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