Buddah Records

Buddah Records

Profile:
Buddah's roots began in 1964 when three production company partners, Artie Ripp, Hy Mizrahi and Phil Steinberg, formed the Kama Sutra label - gaining mover and shaker Art Kass to their board from MGM Records, the company with whom the four signed a distribution deal. The label did well for three years, but decided to begin extricating themselves from the MGM deal by forming a satellite label in 1967. Thus Buddah was born, steered by ex-MGM Records executive Neil Bogart.

The first vinyl album released by Buddah (before it began a catalog reorganization with series 5000) was "Safe As Milk" by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band (red label) BDM 1001 (1967). It was also the first (re-issued) on the new 5000 Buddah label (psychedelic/black) as BDS 5001 (1970).

Viewlex purchased a controlling interest in Buddah Records and Kama Sutra Records in November 1968.

Both Kama Sutra and Buddah flourished with a wide variety of artists. Kama Sutra was free of its MGM deal by 1969 and its distribution, including its Eleuthera label, continued through Buddah, along with subsidiaries such as Sussex, Curtom, T-Neck, Charisma, Pavilion, Super-K, Southwind, National General and Brut.

In 1977, the label was beginning to experience some financial difficulties so it struck a distribution deal with Clive Davis' Arista Records.

By 1982, the hits had dried up and Sutra Records was formed about this time. In 1986 Buddah was finished and the label and back-catalog was sold to Essex Entertainment Group, which in turn was sold to BMG Special Products.

BMG began re-issuing Buddah/Kama Sutra material in 1996, revising the logo to replace the Shiva statue image used in the early years of the label with that of Buddha and correct the spelling from Buddah to Buddha. Interestingly, the relaunch employed a remaster of "Safe As Milk" as its first issue. BMG has since been absorbed into Sony Music, with the Buddah/Buddha Records catalog now being managed by Legacy Recordings.

Labelcode: LC 00971
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Contact Info:
1967-1971: 1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.
1971-1977: 810 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.
1977-1983: 6 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019, U.S.A. (Arista)
1984-1987: 1790 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.
(Contact info now obsolete)

BMG Music: 1133 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, New York 10036
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2TA CD 2 Candles In The Rain  album cover Melanie (2) Candles In The Rain(CD, Album, RE) 2TA, 2TA 2TA CD 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
4.CO 23631 And Here It Is, Ladies And Greasers...  album cover Sha Na Na* And Here It Is, Ladies And Greasers...(Cass, Comp) Buddah Records, Buddah Records 4.CO 23631 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
6PP-1026 Simon Says  album cover 1910 Fruitgum Company Simon Says(7", Single) Buddah Records 6PP-1026 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
7N-25438 Zalman Yanovsky (Zally)* As Long As You're Here(7") Buddah Records 7N-25438 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
7N.25458 May I Take A Giant Step  album cover 1910 Fruitgum Co.* May I Take A Giant Step (Single) 7N.25458 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.25459 Yummy Yummy Yummy  album cover Ohio Express Yummy Yummy Yummy(7") Pye Records 7N.25459 Kenya 1968 Sell This Version
7N-25461 Down At Lulu's / She's Not Comin' Home  album cover The Ohio Express* Down At Lulu's / She's Not Comin' Home(7", Single) Kama Sutra 7N-25461 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
18 Motherlode (2) When I Die(7") Buddah Records 18 US Unknown Sell This Version
22DN-100 Singing The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:  Claudine  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Singing The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Claudine(CD, Album, RE) Buddah Records 22DN-100 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22DN-119 Bless This House  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Bless This House(CD, Album, RE) Buddah Records 22DN-119 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25RS-1001 Sing A Song  album cover Phyllis Hyman Sing A Song(LP, Album) Buddah Records 25RS-1001 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25RS-1002 Do It All  album cover Michael Henderson Do It All(LP, Album, Promo) Buddah Records 25RS-1002 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25RS-1003 Invitation  album cover Norman Connors Invitation(LP, Album) Buddah Records 25RS-1003 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
28CP-13 Brother Louie  album cover Stories Brother Louie(CD, Comp) Buddah Records 28CP-13 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28CP-15 The Innocence / Excursions  album cover The Innocence, The Tradewinds* The Innocence, The Tradewinds* - The Innocence / Excursions(CD, Comp) Buddah Records 28CP-15 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28CP-16 Alive And Well In Argentina  album cover Zalman Yanovsky* Alive And Well In Argentina(CD, Album, RE) Buddah Records 28CP-16 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28CP-22 Mirror Man  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Mirror Man(CD, Album) Buddah Records 28CP-22 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28CP-36 Safe As Milk  album cover Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(CD, Album) Buddah Records 28CP-36 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
30CP-301 Imagination  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Imagination(CD, Album, RE) Buddah Records 30CP-301 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
30CP-315 Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful  album cover The Lovin' Spoonful Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful(CD, Album, Num) Kama Sutra, Buddah Records 30CP-315 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
30CP-316 Still Together  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Still Together(CD, Album, RM) Buddah Records, Kama Sutra 30CP-316 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
30CP-318 Best Hit Collection 21  album cover Melanie (2) Best Hit Collection 21(CD, Comp) Buddah Records 30CP-318 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
45.BD.1191 Don't Lose The Feeling (Theme From "Ashanti")  album cover Beverly Johnson (2) Don't Lose The Feeling (Theme From "Ashanti")(7") Buddah Records 45.BD.1191 France 1979 Sell This Version
45. BD. 1217 Super Lover  album cover Rena Scott Super Lover(7") Buddah Records, Vogue 45. BD. 1217 France 1979 Sell This Version
45.BDA.113 The One And Only  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* The One And Only(7", Single) Buddah Records 45.BDA.113 France 1978 Sell This Version
45. BDA. 140352 Mama Didn't Raise No Fool  album cover Alex Harvey (2) Mama Didn't Raise No Fool(7", Single) Buddah Records 45. BDA. 140352 France 1977 Sell This Version
45.BDA.140353 Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right   album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right (7", Single) Buddah Records 45.BDA.140353 France 1977 Sell This Version
45. BDA. 140354 What's Your Name, What's Your Number / Fill Me Up (Heart To Heart)  album cover Andrea True Connection What's Your Name, What's Your Number / Fill Me Up (Heart To Heart)(7", Single) Buddah Records, Vogue 45. BDA. 140354 France 1977 Sell This Version
45. BDA. 140355 Never My Love  album cover Addrisi Bros.* Never My Love(7", Single) Buddah Records 45. BDA. 140355 France 1977 Sell This Version
45 BDA 140356 Standing Right Here / Living Free  album cover Melba Moore Standing Right Here / Living Free(7") Buddah Records 45 BDA 140356 France 1977 Sell This Version
45. BDA. 140370 My Way  album cover Paul Anka My Way(7", Single) Buddah Records 45. BDA. 140370 France 1974 Sell This Version
98X Elephants Memory Crossroads Of The Stepping Stones / Jungle Gym At The Zoo(7") Buddah Records 98X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
102X Mercy / Roll It Up  album cover Ohio Express Mercy / Roll It Up(7") Buddah Records 102X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
114 Entrega Inmediata (Special Delivery) / Annie (No Good Annie)  album cover La Fabrica De Chiclets 1910* Entrega Inmediata (Special Delivery) / Annie (No Good Annie)(7", Single) Polydor 114 Costa Rica 1969 Sell This Version
114 X Special Delivery / No Good Annie  album cover 1910 Fruitgum Company Special Delivery / No Good Annie(7") Buddah Records 114 X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
142 Radio Interview Special  album cover Isis (7) Radio Interview Special(12", Mono, Ltd) Buddah Records, United Stations Network, Dick Strout, Inc 142 US Unknown Sell This Version
147X Ohio Express Cowboy Convention / The Race (That Took Place)(7", Single, Mono) Buddah Records 147X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
200 Praise Him / Try The Real Thing  album cover Edwin Hawkins Singers Praise Him / Try The Real Thing(7", Single, Promo) Buddah Records 200 US 1970 Sell This Version
258 Shocking Blue Serenade(7", Single, Mono) Buddah Records 258 US 1972 Sell This Version
270X City Of New Orleans  album cover Steve Goodman City Of New Orleans(7", Single) Buddah Records 270X Canada 1972 Sell This Version
401-BDA. 61006 Live & On The Move  album cover The James Cotton Band Live & On The Move(2xLP, Album) Buddah Records, Buddah Records 401-BDA. 61006 France 1976 Sell This Version
406-BDSE. 60011 The One And Only...  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* The One And Only...(LP, Album) Buddah Records 406-BDSE. 60011 France 1978 Sell This Version
406 BDSE 60012 In The Night-Time  album cover Michael Henderson In The Night-Time(LP, Album) Buddah Records 406 BDSE 60012 France 1978 Sell This Version
406-BDSE. 60013 Bless This House  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Bless This House(LP, Album) Buddah Records 406-BDSE. 60013 France 1978 Sell This Version
446 Melba Moore Lean On Me(7") Buddah Records 446 US 1976 Sell This Version
461 The James Cotton Band Fever(7", Promo) Buddah Records 461 US 1975 Sell This Version
502 1910 Fruitgum Co.* The Train / Eternal Light(7", Single) Buddah Records 502 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
538 Trata de Recordar "nuestros Años Felices" The Way We Were / la Necesidad de Ser = The Need To Be  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips Trata de Recordar "nuestros Años Felices" The Way We Were / la Necesidad de Ser = The Need To Be(7", Single) Buddah Records 538 Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
542 I Feel A Song  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips I Feel A Song(LP, Album, Comp) Buddah Records 542 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
554 Norman Connors Featuring Phyllis Hyman Norman Connors Featuring Phyllis Hyman - Betcha By Golly Wow(7", Single, Promo) Buddah Records 554 US 1976 Sell This Version
600 When We Get Married = Cuando Nos Casemos  album cover 1910 Fruitgum Co.* When We Get Married = Cuando Nos Casemos(7", Single, RE) Buddah Records 600 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
601 The Rapper / Born Poor  album cover The Jaggerz The Rapper / Born Poor(7", Single) Buddah Records 601 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
604 Peace Will Come (According To Plan)  album cover Melanie (2) Peace Will Come (According To Plan)(7", Single) Buddah Records 604 Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
606 Amor A Plazos = Part Time Love   album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Amor A Plazos = Part Time Love (7", Single, Promo) Buddah Records 606 Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
611 Pon Tu Mano Sobre Mi Mano = Put Your Hand In The Hand  album cover Ocean (3) Pon Tu Mano Sobre Mi Mano = Put Your Hand In The Hand(7") Buddah Records 611 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
612 No Hay Luz - Harlem  album cover Bill Withers No Hay Luz - Harlem(7", Single) Buddah Records 612 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
613 Honey Cone Stick Up(7", Single) Buddah Records 613 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
616 Do Wah Nanny  album cover Exuma Do Wah Nanny(7", Single) Buddah Records 616 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
670 Más, Más y Más = More More More  album cover Andrea True Connection Más, Más y Más = More More More(7", EP) Buddah Records 670 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
6/76 More, More, More  album cover Andrea True Connection More, More, More(12", Single, Promo) Buddah Records 6/76 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0698 100% Cotton  album cover The James Cotton Band 100% Cotton(LP, Album) Buddah Records 0698 US 1974 Sell This Version
800X Nickel Song / Good Book   album cover Melanie (2) Nickel Song / Good Book (7") Buddah Records 800X Canada 1971 Sell This Version
878 You Gotta Believe / Sho' Nuff  album cover Joe Anderson (6) You Gotta Believe / Sho' Nuff(7") Buddah Records, Tapecar 878 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
10/76 This Is It  album cover Melba Moore This Is It(12", Promo) Metronome, Buddah Records 10/76 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1600 Richard Nixon: A Fantasy  album cover David Frye Richard Nixon: A Fantasy (Album) 1600 US 1973 Sell This Version
1999 Glam Bam, Thank You Ma'am  album cover Various Glam Bam, Thank You Ma'am(CD, Comp) Buddah Records 1999 US 1999 Sell This Version
2162 El Baile Del Monkey = Mickey's Monkey  album cover Lou Christie El Baile Del Monkey = Mickey's Monkey(7", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Buddah Records 2162 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
2315 Midnight Train To Georgia  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia(7", EP) Buddah Records, Buddah Records 2315 Mexico 1973 Sell This Version
3024 What's Your Name, What's Your Number = Cual Es Tu Nombre, Cual Es Tu Número  album cover Andrea True Connection What's Your Name, What's Your Number = Cual Es Tu Nombre, Cual Es Tu Número(7", Single) Buddah Records 3024 Peru 1977 Sell This Version
3028 (New York) You Got Me Dancing = New York Tu Me Haces Bailar  album cover Andrea True Connection (New York) You Got Me Dancing = New York Tu Me Haces Bailar(7", Single) Buddah Records 3028 Peru 1977 Sell This Version
5001 Ohio Express The Ohio Express(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5001 Venezuela 1968 Sell This Version
5.008 Oh, Happy Day  album cover The Edwin Hawkins Singers* Oh, Happy Day (Album) 5.008 Venezuela 1968 Sell This Version
5011 Indian Giver  album cover 1910 Fruitgum Co.* Indian Giver(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5011 Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
5012 Mercy  album cover Ohio Express Mercy(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5012 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
5019 Melanie (2) Candles In The Rain(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5019 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
5.022 The Baby Huey Story - The Living Legend  album cover Baby Huey The Baby Huey Story - The Living Legend(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5.022 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
5023 Do Wah Nanny  album cover Exuma Do Wah Nanny(LP, Album) Buddah Records 5023 Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
5636 H New Birth Blind Baby(8-Trk, Album) Buddah Records 5636 H US 1975 Sell This Version
6-002 Hermano Luis  album cover Stories Hermano Luis(7", Single) Buddah Records 6-002 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
6-006 When We Get Married = Cuando Nos Casemos  album cover 1910 Fruitgum Co.* When We Get Married = Cuando Nos Casemos(7", Single) Buddah Records 6-006 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
6902X Mind, Body And Soul / Filet De Soul  album cover The Flaming Ember* Mind, Body And Soul / Filet De Soul(7", Single) Buddah Records 6902X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
6925 It's A Happy Day  album cover The Edwin Hawkins Singers* It's A Happy Day(LP, Comp, Club) Buddah Records 6925 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
7001X Take Me With You  album cover The Honey Cone* Take Me With You(7", Single) Buddah Records, Hot Wax (4) 7001X Canada 1970 Sell This Version
7008X Silent Majority (4) Frightened Girl / Colors Of My Love(7") Buddah Records 7008X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
7106X Stick - Up / V.I.P.  album cover Honey Cone Stick - Up / V.I.P.(7", Single) Buddah Records, Hot Wax (4) 7106X Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7110X One Monkey Don't Stop No Show  album cover Honey Cone One Monkey Don't Stop No Show(7", Single) Buddah Records, Hot Wax (4) 7110X Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7204X Laura Lee Rip Off(7") Buddah Records 7204X Canada 1972 Sell This Version
7205X Sittin' On A Time Bomb (Waitin' For The Hurt To Come)  album cover Honey Cone Sittin' On A Time Bomb (Waitin' For The Hurt To Come)(7", Single) Hot Wax (4), Buddah Records 7205X Canada 1972 Sell This Version
7301X Honey Cone If I Can't Fly / Woman Can't Live By Bread Alone(7") Buddah Records 7301X Canada 1973 Sell This Version
7901 Stop! I Don't Wanna Hear It  album cover Melanie (2) Stop! I Don't Wanna Hear It(7", EP) Buddah Records 7901 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
8095-2 From Disco To Love   album cover Van McCoy From Disco To Love (CDr, Album, RM, Unofficial) Premium Series A.G. 8095-2 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
107-45.BDA.184 It's A Better Than Good Time  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips It's A Better Than Good Time(7") Buddah Records 107-45.BDA.184 France 1978 Sell This Version
11005 The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll  album cover Sha Na Na* The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll(LP, Album) Soldi's records 11005 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version
1-3003 Privilege  album cover Privilege (3) Privilege(8-Trk, Album) T-Neck 1-3003 US 1969 Sell This Version
1-5012A There's No Hole In My Soul  album cover The Barry Goldberg Reunion* There's No Hole In My Soul(4-Trk, Album) Buddah Records 1-5012A US 1968 Sell This Version
1-5018 The Ohio Express  album cover Ohio Express The Ohio Express(4-Trk, Album) Buddah Records 1-5018 US 1968 Sell This Version
1-5025 George Burns Sings  album cover George Burns George Burns Sings (Album) 1-5025 US 1969 Sell This Version
1-5029 Two Jews Blues  album cover Barry Goldberg Two Jews Blues (Album) 1-5029 US 1969 Sell This Version
1-5042 The Second Brooklyn Bridge  album cover The Brooklyn Bridge The Second Brooklyn Bridge(8-Trk, Album) Buddah Records 1-5042 US 1969 Sell This Version
20.175 Jesus Is All The World  album cover Edwin Hawkins Singers Jesus Is All The World(LP, Comp, Club) Buddah Records, ECI, Barclay Nederland N.V. 20.175 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version