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Tangerine Records was a record label owned by Ray Charles between 1962 and 1973. ABC-Paramount Records promoted and distributed it.[1][2] Early singles labels were orange and later became black, red and white. Ray Charles Enterprises owns the catalog.

In 1973 Charles left ABC, closed Tangerine and started Crossover Records.

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Notable releasesEdit

The Raelettes had many releases that sold well, Louis Jordan was also signed as were Ike & Tina Turner, Percy Mayfield and the Ohio Players. Many of the later recordings are now sought after in "Northern Soul" circles.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Charles & Ritz 2004, p. 248.
  2. ^ Lydon 1998, pp. 213-16.

BibliographyEdit

  • Charles, Ray and Ritz, David (2004). Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (Third Da Capo Press ed.). Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-81431-5.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Lydon, Michael (1998). Ray Charles: Man and Music. Riverhead Books. ISBN 1-57322-132-5.

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