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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Various Artists - Prelude Mastermixes, Vol. 3

    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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    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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    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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    Prana People - Prana People

    Prelude Records

    "Prana People" is the debut self titled release from the band of the same name. Since the mid 60's Tunde-Ra and Taharqa Aleem have propelled to the...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Various Artists - Rare Preludes, Vol. 3

    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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    Various Artists - Prelude's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3

    Prelude Records

    "Prelude's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3" is a compilation album full of some of the biggest Prelude tracks. The tracklisting includes songs from Prelude R...

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    Bobby Thurston - You Got What It Takes

    Prelude Records

    Soul singer Bobby Thurston was a native of Washington, D.C., and got his start singing and playing congas with a group called Spectrum Ltd. in his ...

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    Various Artists - Rare Preludes, 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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    Lorraine Johnson - Learning to Dance All Over Again

    Prelude Records

    Signed to Prelude Records, Lorraine Johnson's second LP, Learning To Dance All Over Again contained her biggest solo hit ever, Feed The Flame which...

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    Silk - Silk

    Prelude Records

    Maurice Jackson formed a new group called Silk, with Eric Thomas (of the Independents) and Arthur Reid (also from the Operation Push Choir). The gr...

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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. 5

    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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    Various Artists - Prelude's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6

    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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    Various Artists - Prelude's Greatest Hits, Vol. 5

    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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    Secret Weapon - Must Be the Music

    Prelude Records

    Secret Weapon was a New York-based short-lived post-disco music group, formed by Jerome Prister. The group had a number of hits throughout the 1980...

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    Sharon Redd - Beat the Street: The Very Best of Sharon Redd

    Prelude Records

    Sharon Redd is practically synonymous with Prelude Records, the New York label that released some of the most thrilling dance music of the late '70...

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    Barbara Mason - I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife

    Prelude Records

    Barbara Mason is an American soul singer with several R&B and pop hits in the 1960s and 1970s, best known for her self-written 1965 hit song Ye...

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    Lemon - A-Freak-A

    Prelude Records

    Lemon was a Disco studio project brain child of producer Kenny Lehman. Released originally in 1978 at the peak of the Disco craze on the venerable ...

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    Rose Royce - Music Magic

    Prelude Records

    "Music Magic" is the ninth release from the prolific Soul and R&B group, Rose Royce. Released later in their career, the band had already gone ...

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    Various Artists - Prelude's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

    Prelude Records

    "Prelude's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" is a compilation album full of some of the biggest Prelude tracks. The tracklisting includes songs from Prelude R...

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    Silk - Smooth As Silk

    Prelude Records

    Maurice Jackson formed a new group called Silk, with Eric Thomas (of the Independents) and Arthur Reid (also from the Operation Push Choir). The gr...

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    D Train - Something's On Your Mind

    Prelude Records

    Released in 1984, Something's on Your Mind was the last of three albums that singer/composer James "D-Train" Williams and producer/keyboardist/comp...

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    D Train - The Best Of

    Prelude Records

    The most irritating thing about D Train's best-of is that it favors a remix of "You're the One for Me" over the superior, original album version. M...

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