Charly Records

Charly Records is a British record label that specialises in reissued material.[1]

Among the labels whose original releases are reissued by Charly are Vee-Jay, Sun, Immediate, BYG, Tomato, and Fania.


Charly Records was founded in France in 1974 by Jean-Luc Young,[2] who had been a promoter of teen concerts but moved to the UK in 1975.[1] Charly was originally known mainly for American-originated jazz and other modern oddities, such as the Bollock Brothers, but it is now mainly an album-oriented "retro" label. Its most obvious rivals are Rhino and See for Miles (a label that Charly distributed in the 1980s).

In Europe, Charly is distributed by Snapper Records, while licensing is through

The label produces Americana, blues, funk, gospel, jazz, Latin, popular, rap, reggae, r&b, rock, rockabilly, soul, and ska.[2]


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  1. ^ a b "Charly Records - CDs and Vinyl at Discogs". Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 458. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.

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