TANGERINE
RECORDS

Independent American label: Tangerine Records was owned by Ray Charles.  It lasted from 1963 to 1973 in the USA, but it had a much shorter life in Britain; its few - three? - British singles dated from 1971 and are very rarely seen.  Manufacture and distribution were by Philips over here, and the label design shows the Philips / Phonogram family likenesses; thus, for example, the 'cage' around the large spindle-hole, and the seven-digit catalogue number beginning with a 6 - in Tangerine's case, 6121-000.  There was another Tangerine label in Britain in the late '60s, but it had no connection with this one.  Its singles were numbered in the DP-0000s. Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 June 10, 2004), professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. He was sometimes referred to as "The Genius", and was also nicknamed "The High Priest of Soul". The Raelettes (or occasionally The Raelets or The Raeletts) were an American girl group from the 1950s1990s, formed, as their name suggests, to provide backing vocals for Ray Charles. Separate from Charles, the Raelettes had a number of pop and R&B hits, although they never gained fame for their singles. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

  
71 Ray Charles Boody Butt TANGERINE 2121 001
71 Realettes Bad Water TANGERINE 2121 002
72 Raelettes Here I Go Again TANGERINE 2121 003




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