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workshop_jazz
08-27-2010, 06:29 PM
Hey SDF!

I recently received in the mail a really nice copy of a 45 on Triple "B" Records out of Detroit, Johnny Griffith's "Do It" b/w "I Want Some Satisfaction". The label shows it was produced by Jack Ashford, Lorraine Chandler, and Johnny Griffith, and that it was engineered by Richard Becker (one of the Triple "B"'s, perhaps?).

I know absolutely nothing about this label that isn't printed on the label, like that their address was 6097 Whitewood St. in Detroit. Can anyone tell me anything about this label? Are other singles from them worth hunting for?

acooolcat
08-27-2010, 08:46 PM
There were four records on the label, which I believe it was owned by Jack Ashford.

TB 0001
EDDIE PARKER
I NEED A TRUE LOVE
CRYING CLOWN
(This 45 was also released on the Awake label, but wth a different flip side)

TB 0002
THE FOUR SONICS
BLUE VELVET
WHERE ARE YOU

TB 003
JOHNNY GRIFFITH
DO IT (INSTRUMENTAL)
I WANT SOME SATISFACTION (INST.)

TB 004
BILLY SHA-RAE
LET’S DO IT AGAIN
I WANT SOME SATISFACTION

robb_k
08-27-2010, 09:20 PM
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Hi Graham,
We have a thread about Judi & The Affections and DoDe, Top Ten, Ernstrat, and Meadowbrook Records, Ernie Stratton, Al Placido and Fred Saxon. Can you please take a look over at that thread?
Maybe you can answer some of our questions and maybe post a few label scans?

Robb

workshop_jazz
08-30-2010, 12:38 PM
Thanks so much, acooolcat! I believe it was an Ashford label as well, just like his Ashord imprint - they shared the same address, which was his. Now to track down those other releases.

acooolcat
08-31-2010, 08:24 PM
The Four Sonics 45 is a bit pricey, but good.

"Where Are You" was also recorded by Johnny Dixon - on the local Boss label.

Jack and Lorraine lived at the house on Whitewood.

jsmith
09-08-2010, 02:24 AM
A 1970 newspaper piece ...........
1152

workshop_jazz
09-08-2010, 02:34 PM
Wow, how cool! Thanks for that jsmith. Who in the world is Charles Griffin?! Did they mean Johnny Griffith?

lorraineC
05-15-2011, 11:27 AM
I'm a member now. I've come out of 'whatever'. All of a sudden I want back in. The circle of music friends is starting to get smaller and I'm grateful to those who kept the faith and kept pushing on. Lorraine Chandler

lorraineC
05-15-2011, 11:29 AM
All of them are worth hunting for! Enjoy!

Lorraine Chandler

mark speck
05-15-2011, 04:15 PM
Lorraine, welcome aboard!! It's great to have you here...love your music!!

Best,

Mark

acooolcat
05-16-2011, 05:50 AM
Great to see you here, Lorraine.

Any idea what 'Triple B' represented?

Graham

lorraineC
05-16-2011, 09:32 AM
Thank you. I glad to be here.

Lorraine

lorraineC
05-16-2011, 09:34 AM
Best, Better and Beautiful. Naw, I'm being a smarty pants. I have no idea now. No one ever asked that before. Maybe Jack Ashford might remember, if it had any meaning at all.

acooolcat
05-16-2011, 10:46 PM
This was produced by you... great record!
2975

acooolcat
05-16-2011, 10:47 PM
Lorraine - Wasn't 'Daedalion' also the name of your dog?

acooolcat
05-16-2011, 10:50 PM
Here's the disc mentioned by the OP....
2976

acooolcat
05-16-2011, 10:52 PM
2977

And here's the first 45 - again produced by you, Lorraine.

acooolcat
05-16-2011, 10:55 PM
The last one on Triple B...2978

acooolcat
05-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Here's the Johnny Dixon Boss label disc of the Four Sonics' recording...

The writer credits and publishing have changed.
2979

lorraineC
05-17-2011, 01:23 PM
Great sounding group and they did a superb singing job! Yes, it was part of his name. He was a great dog also.

lorraineC
05-17-2011, 01:28 PM
On the Boss label...that's interesting on the credit changes. Publishing and writers credits are different. Loved Johnny Dixon's singing. Interesting.

Lorraine

lorraineC
05-17-2011, 01:30 PM
Absolutely loved writing for Eddie Parker. That voice and his interpretation of a song always did me in! Good song and production too. I have to give credit to the musicians also. All the musicians who played on our labels were outstanding.

Lorraine

lorraineC
05-17-2011, 01:34 PM
The Soul Congress band (Billy Sha-Rae's group) was as funky as you could get it. Al Gardner (one of the writers), a singer, had such a wonderful smooth and mellow voice. Would like to know where they are today.

Lorraine

acooolcat
05-17-2011, 10:21 PM
Hi, Lorraine.

I think Al Gardner started out with Robert West and then recorded for Don Davis in the early 60s - not sure where he is now, but he may have gone back home... was that Cincinatti?

Al's record 'I Can't Stand It' is my personal fave - it was released on the Sepia label. He also had a record on Sir Rah - a sister to the above Boss one - which was a remake of Tony Hestor's 'Watch Yourself'.

lorraineC
05-18-2011, 08:24 PM
Hi, Lorraine.

I think Al Gardner started out with Robert West and then recorded for Don Davis in the early 60s - not sure where he is now, but he may have gone back home... was that Cincinatti?

Al's record 'I Can't Stand It' is my personal fave - it was released on the Sepia label. He also had a record on Sir Rah - a sister to the above Boss one - which was a remake of Tony Hestor's 'Watch Yourself'.

Thanks for the info.

Lorraine

lorraineC
06-09-2011, 08:53 PM
Lorraine - Wasn't 'Daedalion' also the name of your dog?

Correct. That was my baby!

Lorraine