Phi-Dan was an American subsidiary record label of Phil Spector Productions formed in 1965 by producer Phil Spector.

Parent companyPhil Spector Productions
FounderPhil Spector
GenrePop, R&B
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos Angeles, California

History edit

By 1965, Phil Spector had achieved great success with his label Philles. He produced chart topping singles such as "He's A Rebel" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin." Phi-Dan was partly created to keep promoter Danny Davis occupied. "He wanted to give me a piece of the action because I didn't have a piece of the Philles action," Davis said.[1] The label name is a hybrid of Spector and Davis' first names. Spector also wanted to capitalize on Davis winning the industry's Promotional Man of the Year award in '64 and '65.[1]

Releases edit

A handful of singles were released on Phi-Dan by artist including Betty Willis, the Lovelites, and the Ikettes. According to Davis, the records on Phi-Dan consisted of "permutations of the various backing groups he was using in Hollywood."[1] Unlike Philles recordings, none of the releases on Phi-Dan were produced by Spector himself.[2]

The single "Home Of The Brave" by Bonnie & The Treasures peaked at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.[3]

Discography edit

Catalog # Release date Single (A-side, B-side) Writer(s) Producer(s) Artist
5000 2/1965 "Kiss Me Now (Don't Kiss Me Later)"

b/w "We're Not Old Enough" Marty Cooper, Bobby Susser

Marty Cooper, Bobby Susser, Silberstein Florence DeVore
5001 3/1965 "Act Naturally"

b/w "Soul"

Buck Owens Leon Russell Betty Willis
5005 7/1965 "Home Of The Brave"

b/w "Our Song"

Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil Jerry Riopell Bonnie & The Treasures
5006 10/1965 "Yesterday"

b/w "Traffic Jam"

John Lennon, Paul McCartney Atlas Artists Productions Al De Lory
5007 11/1965 "Seven Million People"

b/w "You Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree"

H. Greenfield, H. Miller George McCannon, III
5008 1/1966 "(When) I Get Scared"

b/w "Malady"

Doc Pomus, Pete Andreoli, Vini Poncia Peter Anders, Vini Poncia The Lovelites
5009 8/1966 "What'cha Gonna Do (When I Leave You)"

b/w "Down, Down"

Ike Turner Ike Turner The Ikettes
5010 9/1966 "Lovers Wonderland"

b/w "Sugar Plum Blues"

Gil Garfield, Perry Botkin Jr, Johnny Cole Botkin-Garfield Productions Sugar Plums

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Williams, Richard, 1947- Spector, Phil, 1940- Out of his head (2003). Phil Spector : out of his head. Omnibus. ISBN 0711998647. OCLC 464715374.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Brown, Mick (2012). Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781408819500.
  3. ^ "Bonnie & The Treasures Chart History". Billboard.