Ashford Records

6097 Whitewood [lower floor]

There were very few record companies west of Grand River on the Soulful Detroit map, and this was one of them. 

Ashford was one of the first addresses that I noticed on a record label and it held a special place in my heart. When I saw the building, I was not disappointed, it was just as I had imagined. 

Ashford Records was formed by Jack Ashford and Lorraine Chandler, who, if not married, were certainly an item.

There was to be only one release on the label and that was Eddie Parker's 'Love you baby'.

Why would a label with only one release hold such significance? Eddie Parker's frantic but marvellous recording was regularly voted the most popular Northern Soul record ever in the mid-seventies.

Ashford and Chandler were also part of the fabulous Pied Piper Production team.

Notes thanks to David Meikle



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