Sony Records

defunct American record label

Sony Records was a record label founded by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner in 1963.[1][2] Ike Turner released singles by members of the Kings of Rhythm and The Ikettes on this label.[3]

Records on Sony were distributed by CIRCA distributing firm.[2] CIRCA (Consolidated International Record Company of America) was formed in 1962 to operate as a release company for independent labels working with various distributors in the US.[4]

Discography change

Catalog No. Release


Single (A-side, B-side) Writer Artist
111[1][5] Feb 1963 A: "Lonely Soldier" Curtis Mayfield Bobby John
B: "The Bad Man" Ike Turner
112[6] Apr 1963 A: "You're Still My Baby" Chuck Willis Venetta Fields
B: "I'm Leaving You" Ike Turner
113 1963 A: "Remove My Doubts" Ike Turner Stacy Johnson
B: "Don't Believe 'Em"
114 1963 A: "What's That You've Got" Ike Turner Ernest Lane
B: "Need My Help"

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "CIRCA Handling I&T Turner's label" (PDF). Cash Box: 35. February 16, 1963.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Music As Written: New York" (PDF). Billboard: 14. February 16, 1963.
  3. Turner, Ike (1999). Takin' Back My Name: The Confessions of Ike Turner. Cawthorne, Nigel, 1951-. London: Virgin. ISBN 1852278501. OCLC 43321298.
  4. "Forming CIRCA Label for Canada" (PDF). Billboard: 34. March 24, 1962.
  5. "Singles Reviews" (PDF). Billboard: 28. March 2, 1963.
  6. "Singles Reviews" (PDF). Billboard: 40. May 4, 1963.