Darryl Raymond Payne (born in 1960) is an American post-disco record producer and songwriter who worked on club and urban hits of artists like Sharon Redd or Sinnamon. He produced music mostly centered to SAM and Prelude record labels in the 1980s,[1][2] and Warner Bros, Sony BMG, and EMI in the 2010s.[citation needed]

Darryl Payne
OriginQueens, New York, U.S
GenresGarage house
Contemporary R&B
Associated actsEric Matthew


After becoming dissatisfied with music business Payne took a long hiatus of 10 years.[3] Later, in the 2000s, Payne was then CEO of Classic World Productions and president of a now-dissolved company Jenstar Entertainment, Inc., formed by Richard W. Kuhn. About his return to music production, Payne adds "everybody is imitating everybody elseā€”it all sounds alike. It's time to get back to the basics, the core of soul music."[3] The company specialized in reissuing DVD versions of vintage TV programs featuring 1950s and 1960s performers like Judy Garland, The Four Tops, Little Richard or Tom Jones.


Year Work Credit
1975 Carol Douglas Album by Carol Douglas Producer
1980 Sharon Redd by Sharon Redd Producer
1982 Redd Hot by Sharon Redd Producer


Year Work Credit
1974 "Check It Out" by Tavares Arranger, Producer
1981 "No One Can Do It (Like You)" by Carol Williams Producer
1982 "Beat The Street" by Sharon Redd Producer
1982 "Your Good Lovin'" by France Joli Producer
1982 "Hold On" by Kreamcicle Producer
1982 "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Sharon Redd Producer
1982 "Thanks to You" by Sinnamon Producer
1982 "Feel Alright" by Komiko Co-Producer
1983 "You're The One" by Katie Kissoon Producer
1983 "It's Allright" by [NV] Producer


  1. ^ Allmusic (((Darryl Payne))) - Credits. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  2. ^ Discogs / Darryl Payne / - Credits. Discogs. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  3. ^ a b "Mitchell, Gail: Rhythm, Rap, and The Blues -- BACK TO BASICS: Jenstar Entertainment". Billboard. 114: 22. Feb 16, 2002.