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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.


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.

See alsoEdit


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


  • 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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