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CATALOGUE

President Records controls a large catalogue of master recordings dating from the 1950’s to the 2000’s, classic singles to cult albums, covering most genres. The tracks are available for streaming and download from all good digital outlets.
Go to the Catalogue page for a full listing of our tracks. We are open to all license requests for usages ; TV, Film, Advertising, CD, Vinyl, Compilations.  Please contact us with any enquiries. We are adding newly digitised tracks to the database all the time, keep checking in, below are recent highlights.

DORIS WILLINGHAM
P.1968
Jayboy BOY 1
You Can't Do That b/w Lost Again

A recording picked up from the production company of Bernard Purdie, the renowned drummer then fresh from James Brown sessions and about to become Aretha Franklin’s music director. The song was co-written by Doris Willingham and keyboard player Richard Tee who also produced the session, which yielded a third unrelease track called ‘Too Much To Bear’.
Ace Records licensed the a-side and compiled it on a collection of recordings by Doris Duke, the performing name of Doris Willingham (this her married surname).

RICHMOND
P.1974
Dart ART 2044
Peaches (What’s It All About ?) b/w Work For My Baby

The fourth single for Dart, following an LP in 1973, was a turn to the times updating from their previously more mainstream pop sound (also two earlier singles on MAM as Shillingford Mill). Now Steve Hall and Chas Seward give it the full on Mott The Hoople Glam treatment and succeed on ‘Peaches..’ , a hugely underrated single.

The BARBARIANS
P. 1964
Joy Records JOY 290
Hey Little Bird b/w You Got To Understand

With their appearances on the Nuggets compilation and The T.A.M.I. Show, The Barbarians are one of the best-remembered US garage bands of the 1960s. Not that it’s easy to forget the sight of their one-handed drummer,’Moulty’,complete with hook, driving his band through a garage punk number in the company of the day’s biggest British Invasion, soul, and surf stars. Here is their first single , both sides of which are great slices of the raw garage sound. President has just released a digital EP with all the JOY recordings recently taken from the archive tape masters, including the stereo and instrumental versions of both sides plus an alt. take of ‘Hey Little Bird’.

PAINTBOX
P. 1972
President PT 384
Come On Round b/w Take It From Here

Grew from the ashes of 60s pop psych band Katch 22. Initially a vehicle for Australian writers Vanda and Young, who produced a previous single and the A side here. Gave the name to Mike Eastman and Paul Bonner and the band then took on life of their own on the circuit in early 70’s Britain. The B side is a great slice of period poppy glam.

For a listing of all the tracks available from President click here

OUR STORY

President Records is one of the oldest names in the UK independent record scene. The label group was founded over sixty years ago, it has been involved in the careers of a long list of famous artists, including Barry White, The Equals and Eddy Grant, George McCrae, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Rick Wakeman, to name but a few.

It has covered every genre of popular music during that period, scored major hits such as Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) , Bobby’s Girl , Baby Come Back, Rock Your Baby , That’s The Way (I Like It) , been home to a large number of US and Uk labels such as Joy, Seville, President, Jayboy.

President Records is part of the Kassner Music group, which continues to thrive as a family-run independent organisation devoted to the protection of the value of music.

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ARTISTS / LABELS

The President Records catalogue is made up from masters accumulated over the past decades originating from own release and acquired labels. It features well known and cult artists, mainstream and collectable labels such as US Joy, Seville, Select and UK President, Jayboy, Dart, Dansan, and many more. See below for featured artists/labels , and click here for the full list with background information.

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