Lebaron was co-owner
of a new production company called Solid Hitbound and
together with Don Davis and George White, of WXYZ, the
partners sought to launch their first record label.
Mysteriously, it was
named after the Club Revilot in Buffalo.
Lebaron and Don were
working at Golden World when the partnership was forged and several Solid Hitbound productions
had already gained release on Wingate and Bratton's Ric Tic records.
release was penned by Darrell and Donnie Elbert, who also
hailed from Buffalo.
The song was called "Open the door to your heart"
and it gave the label an astonishing chart debut in July
1966, achieving Pop #27, R&B #2.
recalls that it was cut in United Sound Systems on
When the song exploded
into the charts, Elbert was horrified to find that his name
did not appear on the 45, although this was rectified at a later
date by B.M.I.
The flip side is
another outstanding song called "Our love is in the
pocket". Credited to George Clinton, Rose
Marie McCoy and JoAnne Bratton, it is the very essence of the Detroit
Revilot would go on
to release another two dozen 45's but strangely enough
only one would feature Darrell.
needs you" was written by L.A. songwriters Frank Wilson
and Marc Gordon, and was released in the fall of the same
year. This recording fared
well, but still achieved a creditable Pop #55, R&B #34.
"Baby what'cha got (for me)", was written by Edwin
Starr, JJ Barnes and Sonny Sanders who had all been working at
Notes thanks to David Meikle.