Ace Records

Ace Records (United Kingdom)

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Ace Records Ltd. was started in 1978.[1] Initially the company only gained permission from the label based in Mississippi to use the name in the UK, but eventually also acquired the rights to publish their recordings.[2] When Chiswick's pop side was licensed to EMI in 1984, Ace switched to more licensing and reissuing work. In the 1980s it also gained the licensing for Modern Records,[2] and its follow up company Kent Records, whilst in the 1990s, the company bought the label(s) including all original master tapes.[2]



  • Ace Records: initially the only label[4] (reissues, also including Ace Records (US)): Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Rhythm and Blues, Cajun, 50s and 60s Pop etc. It is well known for several series of releases: "The Golden Age of American Rock 'N' Roll"; "Early Girls"; "Teen Beat" (showcasing instrumentals); and "Radio Gold."
  • Beat Goes Public: Rare and Classic Funk
  • Big Beat: 1960s Rock'n'Roll and Pop
  • Globe Style: World Music
  • Kent Records: Northern Soul, Deep Soul
  • Kicking Mule: Guitar Music (Stefan Grossman, Bob Brozman, Bert Jansch)
  • Southbound Records: 70s Soul and Funk (Millie Jackson, Fatback, Sylvester, Joe Simon)
  • Westbound Records: Funk, Soul (Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Detroit Emeralds)

Artists released By Ace Records

See also

  • List of record labels
  • World music


  1. ^ Komara, Edward (Ed.) (2006), Encyclopedia of the Blues, Routledge, ISBN 978-0415926997
  2. ^ a b c [1] Archived 19 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]

External links

  • Official website
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