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Prelude Records

Prelude Records was a New York-based dance independent record label, active from 1976 to 1986. Prelude was one of the few disco labels to survive its death and in 1981 pioneered the Mastermix. Prelude’s biggest hits included “In the Bush” by Musique (1978), “Come to Me” by France Joli (1979), “A Little Bit of Jazz” by the Nick Straker Band and “Must Be the Music” by Secret Weapon (1981). After its closure in 1986, Prelude’s back catalogue was purchased by Unidisc.

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    Sharon Redd - Redd Hott

    Prelude Records

    Sharon Redd's second album also did some major damage to the club play chart. Working with a new songwriting and production duo -- this time it's E...

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    D Train - You're the One for Me

    Prelude Records

    Some of the most memorable and fresh-sounding R&B of the early to mid-'80s came from D Train, a group that had one foot in soul music and the o...

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    Sine - Happy Is the Only Way

    Sine

    Happy Is the Only Way is the debut album by American disco/funk project Sine, released in 1977. The album was produced by Patrick Adams (Gladys Kni...

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    Sharon Redd - Sharon Redd

    Prelude Records

    Sharon Redd was one of the more visible members of the Prelude family during the early '80s, releasing singles and albums with regularity through...

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    Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get, the More I Want (Disco Version) / Feed the Flame

    Lorraine Johnson

    The More I Get, the More I Want (Disco Version) / Feed the Flame is a split A/B side single by American disco singer Lorraine Johnson. Originally r...

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    Unlimited Touch - Unlimited Touch

    Prelude Records

    Unlimited Touch was an R&B group with club leanings from Brooklyn. They weren't disco, and they weren't exactly straight-up R&B; like their...

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    D Train - Keep Giving Me Love

    D Train

    Fresh 1983 electro boogie funk from Brooklyn's very own James "D-Train" Nelson Williams and Hubert Eaves III aka the legendary D-Train, best know...

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    Various Artists - Prelude Mastermixes, Vol. 1

    Prelude Records

    Prelude Records was a New York-based dance independent record label, active from 1976 to 1986. At one time, François Kevorkian held an A&R posi...

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    Bill Brandon - Bill Brandon

    Bill Brandon

    American soul and disco singer Bill Brandon released his sole, self-titled studio album in 1977. Produced by Prelude Records' Boyce and Dillard (Lo...

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    Passion - Don't Stop My Love

    Prelude Records

    A disco-boogie act that recorded an album in 1979 for Prelude Records. It was produced by Ray Martinez and included the smash hit In New York, whic...

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    Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy

    Prelude Records

    Jocelyn Lorette Brown is an American R&B and dance singer. She has an extensive background in the music industry and is well known in the world...

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    D Train - The Best of the 12 Inch Mixes

    Prelude Records

    D Train, an innovative post-disco duo that consisted of James "D-Train" Williams (vocals) and Hubert Eaves III (keyboards, bass, drums, arrangement...

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    Sharon Redd - Love How You Feel/You Got My Love

    Sharon Redd

    Tracklist Side A 1. Love How You Feel 2. Love How You Feel (Dub Mix) Side B 1. You Got My Love 2. You Got My Love (Instrumental)

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    Gayle Adams - Love Fever

    Prelude Records

    Gayle Adams is an American urban contemporary and house music musician, who is best known for her hit singles Love Fever, Stretch'in Out and Your L...

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    Various Artists - Prelude Mastermixes, Vol.2

    Prelude Records

    Prelude Records was a New York-based dance independent record label, active from 1976 to 1986. At one time, François Kevorkian held an A&R posi...

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    D-Train - You're The One For Me/Keep Giving Me Love

    D-Train

    D Train, an innovative post-disco duo that consisted of James "D-Train" Williams (vocals) and Hubert Eaves III (keyboards, bass, drums, arrangemen...

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    Gayle Adams - Your Love Is a Life Saver

    Prelude Records

    Gayle Adams is an American urban contemporary and house music musician, who is best known for her hit singles Love Fever, Stretch'in Out and Your L...

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    Sine - Happy Is the Only Way

    Sine

    Happy Is the Only Way is the debut album by American disco/funk project Sine, released in 1977. The album was produced by Patrick Adams (Gladys K...

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    Musique - Keep On Jumpin'

    Prelude Records

    Musique was a studio project by Patrick Adams. It consisted of five singers, Christine Wiltshire, Angela Howell, Gina Taylor Pickens, Mary Seymour ...

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    France Joli - Now

    Prelude Records

    Now! is the third album by singer, France Joli, released in 1982. This album saw her shift away from the disco based songs of her early recordings,...

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    Classics Funky Music, Vol. 2

    Prelude Records

    "Classics Funky Music, Vol. 2" is a compilation album by Prelude Records, which features some of the Funkiest songs of the Labels collection. The s...

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    Unlimited Touch - Searching to Find the One

    Prelude Records

    Unlimited Touch was an R&B group with club leanings from Brooklyn. They weren't disco, and they weren't exactly straight-up R&B; like their...

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    France Joli - Come to Me

    Prelude Records

    Montreal-native France Joli began singing in 1974 for commercials and talent shows. By 1979, she had a number 13 national hit, "Come to Me." It was...

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    Sharon Redd - Love How You Feel

    Prelude Records

    Songwriters/producers Eric Matthew and Willie Payne continued to work with Sharon Redd for her third and final album, Love How You Feel. Much of th...

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    The Strikers - 12 Inch Mixes

    Prelude Records

    This New York group had some disco/club hits in the early '80s for Prelude. Drummer Milton Brown, bassist Willie Slaughter, keyboardist Howie Young...

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    France Joli - France Joli: Greatest Hits

    Prelude Records

    Montreal-native France Joli began singing in 1974 for commercials and talent shows. By 1979, she had a number 13 national hit, "Come to Me." It was...

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    Classics Funky Music, Vol. 1

    Prelude Records

    "Classics Funky Music, Vol. 1" is a compilation album by Prelude Records, which features some of the Funkiest songs of the Labels collection. The F...

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    Inner Life - I'm Caught Up (In a One Night Love Affair)

    Prelude Records

    Inner Life was an American club-oriented soul studio project formed in 1979 that enjoyed success with I'm Caught Up (In a One Night Love Affair) (1...

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    Musique - Musique II

    Prelude Records

    Musique was a studio project by Patrick Adams. It consisted of five singers, Christine Wiltshire, Angela Howell, Gina Taylor Pickens, Mary Seymour ...

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    Challenge Experience - Turn Around (Reach Up)

    Prelude Records

    This song is a remake of the 1982 hit Reach Up by Toney Lee. It was known to be a club hit (peaked at number 8 on the Billboard dance chart). Produ...

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    The Strikers - Inch By Inch (Remixes)

    The Strikers

    This New York group had some disco/club hits in the early '80s for Prelude. Drummer Milton Brown, bassist Willie Slaughter, keyboardist Howie Youn...

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    France Joli - Tonight

    Prelude Records

    Tonight is an album by France Joli, released in 1980 on the Prelude label. It is well known for the singles "The Heart to Break the Heart" and "Fee...

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    Various Artists - Rare Preludes, Vol. 4

    Prelude Records

    Prelude Records was a New York-based dance independent record label, active from 1976 to 1986. At one time, François Kevorkian held an A&R pos...

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    Sharon Redd - Never Give You Up (Remix)

    Sharon Redd

    Sharon Redd is practically synonymous with Prelude Records, the New York label that released some of the most thrilling dance music of the late '7...

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    Empress - Dyin' to Be Dancin'

    Prelude Records

    A one-album disco-funk band. It was produced, written and performed by Crown Heights Affair and the singer Gail Smith. Dyin' to be Dancin' is consi...

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    Kumano - Kumano

    Prelude Records

    This LP is a Project of Randy Kumano and the producer and singer Stuart Peterson, who sang the lead vocal. Started in 1979, they send Marvin Schlac...

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