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TK Records was one of the record labels started by Henry Stone. It distributed disco stars KC and the Sunshine Band until 1981.

TK's subsidiary labels included Wolf and Bold Records. Artists signed to TK Records and its subsidiaries included Betty Wright (Alston), Clarence Reid, a.k.a. Blowfly, Benny Latimore (Glades), Peter Brown (Drive), Foxy, Kracker (Dash), Jimmy "Bo" Horne (Sunshine Sound), Timmy Thomas (Glades), Little Beaver, Gwen McCrae (Cat), T-Connection (Dash), Bobby Caldwell (Clouds), and Anita Ward (Juana). Within a couple of years, TK's recognition for disco music would be surpassed by other labels such as Casablanca Records and RSO Records.

TK Records is closely associated with the early rise of disco music, being the label on which the first disco song to become a #1 hit on the pop music charts was released, "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae in 1974. Shortly after McCrae's hit the record label struck gold with KC & The Sunshine Band with 5 #1 songs including "Get Down Tonight", "That's the Way I Like It", "Shake Your Booty", "I'm Your Boogie Man" and "Please Don't Go". In 1980 TK Records encountered financial problems and the label was acquired by Morris Levy's Roulette Records, and the unification of the labels formed Sunnyview Records. The last single to be released on the TK label was "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Another One Rides the Bus". Once Morris Levy was forced to leave the country in 1986, Henry Stone formed Hot Productions with Paul Klein and continued to re-release the TK catalog until its acquisition by Rhino Records.

Ghetto Discotheque

Ghetto Discotheque is a compilation of disco music (of the label).

  1. Blackwater Gold - Sunshine Band
  2. Do What You Wanna Do - T-Connection
  3. Is It In - Jimmy Bo Horne
  4. Ghetto Disco - Ted Taylor
  5. Girl, You Need a Change of Mind - Paul Lewis
  6. Singing Hallelujah - Queen Samantha
  7. Burning Love Breakdown - Peter Brown
  8. I Get Lifted - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
  9. Odyssey (Part 2) - Johnny Harris
  10. Disco Energy - Universal Energy
  11. Take A Chance - Queen Samantha
  12. Inner City Blues - Paul Lewis
  13. Do You Want To Get Funky With Me - Peter Brown

The Best Of T.K. Disco Singles: All Day All Night

1. Come into My Heart/Good Loving - USA-European Connection 2. That's the Meaning - Beautiful Bend 3. If There's Love - Amant 4. Girl You Need a Change of Mind - Paul Lewis 5. Break[1] - Kat Mandu 6. All Day, All Night - Margaret Reynolds 7. Star Cruisin 8. Black Water Gold - KC & the Sunshine Band 9. Plato's Retreat - Joe Thomas 10. Love Machine - Tempest Trio 11. Full Tilt Boogie - Uncle Louie 12. Beyond the Clouds - Quartz 13. Odyssey - Johnny Harris 14. Dance to the Drummer's Beat[2] - Herman Kelly & Life





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