|By Ron Murphy (188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 11:23 pm:|
just had a long conversation with Carmen Murphy(not related to me)she is the long time owner of The House Of Beauty in Detroit, in 1958 she got into the record business with a LP on James Cleveland and The Voices Of Tabernacle.
Mrs. Murphy is still the sole owner of the entire HOB catalog which includes all the masters issued on her labels of HOB,Spartan,StarMaker and Soul,now in 1964 she sold the name(Soul) to Berry Gordy to use as a Motown label.
Mrs. Murphy also was a partner in the New York based Serock and Arock labels,along with Sylvia Music Publishers.
Scepter Records made a deal with Mrs. Murphy in the mid-60's to pick up HOB's well known gospel name and catalog,however Scepter never issued a royalty statement nor did Mrs. Murphy receive any royalties from the agreement...therefore this voids the deal and all original HOB masters returned back to the rightful owner which is Mrs. Murphy.
I have decided to help Mrs. Murphy find a re-issue label that would like to acquire the rights to this fine catalog,I will begin to transfer to digital tape as much of the catalog I can making sure the sound is right.
if anyone reading this post on SD has any ideas or knows anyone who might be interested in the catalog please contact me by e-mail at the address below. this catalog is loaded with some great soul music by such artists as The Peppermints,The Barons,The Deans,The Caravelles,Freddy Butler,Vivian Collins,Theola Kilgore and many more including lots of gospel featuring the great James Cleveland. once again I welome any ideas.\email@example.com
|By Juicefree20 (184.108.40.206) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 11:24 pm:|
Hi Ron, perhaps KevGo may know someone interested in such a venture.
|By acooolcat (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 12:42 am:|
It's great to hear Mrs. Murphy is OK, and that you can help her out. I'll call you soon for a chat.
|By Flynny (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 06:19 am:|
Ron...I've passed on your message to Ady at Ace/Kent Records...they've already released some Sylvia Music products. Would love to see a HOB, SOUL, Spartan and StarMaker compilation released.
|By David Meikle (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 09:02 am:|
Many thanks for this wonderful news.
|By KevGo (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 11:32 am:|
I'll call you today.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Ron Murphy (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:09 pm:|
Hi Flynny: thank you, I did receive a e-mail from Ady today , and sent a reply back hopefully something will be worked out when the transfers are finished. once again thanks.
|By Flynny (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 07:11 pm:|
My pleasure...fingers crossed for all concerned! :-)
|By Robb_K (220.127.116.11) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 12:00 am:|
I hope it all comes through too. -For Ms. Murphy's sake, and also because the CDs will be great!
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