Independent label: Valley Records was a record label of Ray Donn (Leisure) Ltd.  Impresario Ray Donn started out in the Pub and Club Entertainment business in 1960, and has enjoyed a long and successful career.  In the 1970s and into the early '80s he ran the Valley Club, at Charlton Athletic FC.; which is doubtless where the name of the record label came from.  If catalogue numbers are any indication at least six records were issued, with albums and EPs sharing the same VAL-000 series.  There were at least three 7" EPs, one of which was definitely from our decade: comedian Charlie Smithers's 'Live At The Palace' (VAL-002) has no date on it, Smithers also had an album out on Valley, 'London Laughs' (VAL-005; 1980).  Dave Gold's EP featuring 'Can't Smile Without You' and three other tracks (VAL-004) may be from the end of the '70s, as that song was a hit for Barry Manilow in 1978.  By that time the label design had changed to something more ambitious. VAL-006 was an EP by Peter Antony, 'The Arrangement'; that too was undated, but as VAL-005 was from 1980 we can safely say that it was from early in that decade. Distributed By Valley Records. Ray Donn (Born 7 August 1937, in Poplar, East London,) is an English entrepreneur and businessman-turned-actor. Donn began his professional life in 1961 and spent 36 years running pubs, clubs and hotels, such as the Pegasus from 1961 to 1968,[5] the Goat from 1968 to 1970, the Valley Club from 1970 to 1984, and Syndale Park Motel from 1984 to 1997.  Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

77 Various Artists Ray Donn Presents The Publand Show (Album) VALLEY VAL 001
77 Charlie Smithers Live At The Palace VALLEY VAL 002
77 The Incrowd Love Is In The Air VALLEY VAL 003
79 Dave Gold Can'T Smile Without You VALLEY VAL 004
80 Charlie Smithers  London Laughs (Album) VALLEY VAL 005
80 Peter Antony The Arrangement VALLEY VAL 006

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