Future product was now released
exclusively on the Ric-Tic
label. All other labels ceased to exist.
A couple of Edwin
Starr's 45's were released through to February, possibly
suggesting that this was part of the deal.
The Ric-Tic label
changed from it's simple red and black design to a
more complex blue and gold pattern.
Myto Publishing no longer appeared on Ric-Tic discs and was replaced by
Ric-Tic publishing, Wingate Publishing and in a couple of instances Illinois
Remarkably the style
of music being released would change too, with the old
abrasive up-tempo style being replaced by a mellower,
now based in Ed's home on Edison where a basement studio
was used for rehearsals and demos.
Recordings were now
scheduled at United Sound Systems on Second Avenue and Magic City
Studios on Grand River.
Ric-Tic ran for
another eighteen months with a fraction of the manpower.
Wingate-Al Kent-Hermon Weems-Willie Garrett
Four - 9 releases
Kent - 3 releases
Ember - 6 releases
Emeralds - 3 releases
G - 1 release
Ann - 1 release