Falcon Records

Soulful Detroit Forum: Open Forum: Falcon Records
Top of pageBottom of page   By David Meikle ( - on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 09:10 pm:

Does anyone remember Falcon Records who operated from 2616 Crook Road, Royal Oak in the mid sixties?

Top of pageBottom of page   By mhc ( - on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 03:46 am:

Do you know anything about it? I only know this.. I remember seeing the name in the Yellow Pages (for YEARS) and wondering about it, 'cause when I was a kid I was always thinking about music and records. (Of course I've changed completely since then....) Sometime in the early '70s, a guy I was in a band with called them and went over to check it out; I wish I'd gone. He said it was this utterly primitive set-up with maybe a Wollensack machine, and microphones on these homemade pulleys that ran across the ceiling. Just a strange eccentric version of a "recording studio" that a guy installed in his house. I can only imagine what kind of stuff passed through there and got recorded.

Top of pageBottom of page   By David Meikle ( - on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 07:43 am:

Thanks Marshall.

I had ignored it until Keith Rylatt pointed it out. Yes, it appears in Yellow Pages for a number of years.

Have no info on it at all.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME ( - on Thursday, August 15, 2002 - 05:54 pm:

I know of a Falcon label with Dee Clark and the Impressions on it.Whether its the same label i dont know.Dee Clark/24 boyfriends-7 nights-Falcon1005,and the Impressions-For your precious Love-Falcon1013.May be the same,may not,ill see if I can dig out any more info.MEL.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Davie G ( - on Thursday, August 15, 2002 - 06:08 pm:


No that's a different label - from Chicago.
It was a subsidiary of VeeJay and had to change it's name to Abner when they got letters from
lawyers representing another Falcon label
(from Texas)

There's also a mid-to-late sixties Falcon label
from Minneapolis - there are probably others.

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME ( - on Thursday, August 15, 2002 - 06:40 pm:

Hey Davie,I think Id be better moving to Chicago.Although I should of realised with The Impressions being on the label.(or I could blag you all, by saying,Im really just trying to catch you guys out).MEL(stuck in a Chicago twi-lite zone).

Top of pageBottom of page   By Keith Rylatt ( - on Friday, August 16, 2002 - 05:07 pm:

MHC Thanks, I just assumed that it was a disc manufacturer, rather than `recorder`. On the topic of pressing plants - I own the 2nd generation of 4 Voices `Our Love Is getting Stronger` on Voice, the gold issue. I know it is a reissue BUT as it bears an ARCHER stamp in the run out (dead wax) does this help date its manufacture at all? I have been told that the owner of Voice records simply had it repressed, legitimatelly. Any ideas? Keith

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