Phi-Dan Records

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Phi-Dan
Parent companyPhil Spector Productions
Founded1965
FounderPhil Spector
Defunct1966
StatusDefunct
GenrePop, R&B
Country of originUnited States
LocationLos Angeles, California

Phi-Dan was an American subsidiary record label of Phil Spector Productions formed in 1965 by producer Phil Spector.

History

By 1965, Phil Spector had achieved great success with his label Philles. He produced chart topping singles such as "He's A Rebel" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin." Phi-Dan was partly created to keep promoter Danny Davis occupied. "He wanted to give me a piece of the action because I didn't have a piece of the Philles action," Davis said.[1] The label name is a hybrid of Spector and Davis' first names. Spector also wanted to capitalize on Davis winning the industry's Promotional Man of the Year award in '64 and '65.[1]

Releases

A handful of singles were released on Phi-Dan by artist including Betty Willis, the Lovelites, and the Ikettes. According to Davis, the records on Phi-Dan consisted of "permutations of the various backing groups he was using in Hollywood."[1] Unlike Philles recordings, none of the releases on Phi-Dan were produced by Spector himself.[2]

The single "Home Of The Brave" by Bonnie & The Treasures peaked at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.[3]

Discography

Catalog # Release date Single (A-side, B-side) Writer(s) Producer(s) Artist
5000 2/1965 "Kiss Me Now (Don't Kiss Me Later)"

b/w "We're Not Old Enough" Marty Cooper, Bobby Susser

Marty Cooper, Bobby Susser, Silberstein Florence DeVore
5001 3/1965 "Act Naturally"

b/w "Soul"

Buck Owens Leon Russell Betty Willis
5005 7/1965 "Home Of The Brave"

b/w "Our Song"

Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil Jerry Riopell Bonnie & The Treasures
5006 10/1965 "Yesterday"

b/w "Traffic Jam"

John Lennon, Paul McCartney Atlas Artists Productions Al De Lory
5007 11/1965 "Seven Million People"

b/w "You Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree"

H. Greenfield, H. Miller George McCannon, III
5008 1/1966 "(When) I Get Scared"

b/w "Malady"

Doc Pomus, Pete Andreoli, Vini Poncia Peter Anders, Vini Poncia The Lovelites
5009 8/1966 "What'cha Gonna Do (When I Leave You)"

b/w "Down, Down"

Ike Turner Ike Turner The Ikettes
5010 9/1966 "Lovers Wonderland"

b/w "Sugar Plum Blues"

Gil Garfield, Perry Botkin Jr, Johnny Cole Botkin-Garfield Productions Sugar Plums

References

  1. ^ a b c Williams, Richard, 1947- Spector, Phil, 1940- Out of his head (2003). Phil Spector : out of his head. Omnibus. ISBN 0711998647. OCLC 464715374.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Brown, Mick (2012). Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781408819500.
  3. ^ "Bonnie & The Treasures Chart History". Billboard.
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