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    Neil Bogart [Casablanca Records] was a big ally of former Motown members

    Former Motown personnel found a friend in Neil Bogart unparalleled in the music business [correction welcomed if this is incorrect].


    Neil Bogart while at Buddah records designed the concept of distributing producer-owned labels through a bigger label.
    Buddah thus successfully worked the labels of Curtis Mayfield [Curtom], Hot Wax /Invictus* headed by Holland/Dozier/ Holland, T-Neck, the headquarters of The Isley Bros., and Clarence Avant's Sussex records where Dennis Coffey found a productive home.

    He directly added Gladys Knight and the Pips to the Buddah label when they left Motown.

    Later, through his own Casablanca Records, The Pips released 2 albums and The Four Tops gained relevance in the 1980's when WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL reached #1 Soul, #11 Pop --- their final substantial hit.


    Nicely done Neil Bogart!!


    * Hot Wax, but not Invictus ....that was through Capitol....see Starguard's post
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    In her second book, Mary Wilson wrote that she was days away from signing a contract with Neil's Boardwalk Records when he suddenly passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    In her second book, Mary Wilson wrote that she was days away from signing a contract with Neil's Boardwalk Records when he suddenly passed.
    Really! Well it shouldn't surprise me. That could've changed a bit of history in a big way ....

    His success rate was hit and miss [lots of misses actually], but he seemed always ready to try and try again. If anyone could've hit with Mary, it likely would've been Neil. One thing for sure , he'd have promo-ed the heck out of it .... and so would've Mary.

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    According to J. Randy Taraborrelli, Neil also offered Diana $15 million to sign with Boardwalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    Neil Bogart while at Buddah records designed the concept of distributing producer-owned labels through a bigger label.
    Buddah thus successfully worked the labels of... Hot Wax /Invictus headed by Holland/Dozier/ Holland.....
    Hot Wax Records only. And later, from 1972, H-D-H's Music Merchant label. Invictus was handled entirely separately, distributed etc, through Capitol Records in the U.S.A., until Columbia took it over, in 1973.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    According to J. Randy Taraborrelli, Neil also offered Diana $15 million to sign with Boardwalk.
    whoa, Diana and Mary on the same label . What was Neil up to??

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