Welcome to Kats record label

Publisher, CD's, Vinyl, Management

 

We Record in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Charlotte, NC. and Myrtle Beach, SC.

Our Artists

Charles Alexander

PRODUCER, WRITER, SINGER, KEYBOARDIST, GUITARIST

Charla Tanner

TV PRODUCER, SINGER

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  Kats Records, LLC record production Artists. This act is good for Fairs/Festivals/Opening For Bands, Groups, And Other Performers. Plays Originals And Covers That Has Been Recorded By Them. 1/15 or 1/45 Set Only. 


Kats Records Distributor And Publisher

Kats Records Formerly Central Power Records Catalog Over 200 Titles

 

Durham's soul, funk, and R&B groups recorded over 30 singles and three full-length albums.

 © 2014 Joshua Clark Davis, Jason Perlmutter, Lincoln Hancock 

Kats Records Formerly Central Power Records

 Many soul musicians in Durham never produced a record. Recording required money and access to a studio that many groups didn't have.  Almost every group that did record began with a 45-rpm single. These records featured a song on each side and were the least expensive and easiest to produce. 45s make up nearly the entire discography of Durham's known soul releases. A little over half of these records were produced by the dozen locally-owned labels in Durham, such as Bull City Sounds, Duplex, and Microtronics. Labels like these in medium-sized cities far away from the soul music hubs of New York, Detroit, and Philadelphia struggled to thrive. 

  

 Charles Alexander
"The World Is A Game" b/w "Love's Not That Simple"
(Central Power VP-280; 1978)


 © 2014 Joshua Clark Davis, Jason Perlmutter, Lincoln Hancock 

 Durham County Library |  Durham Library Foundation 

Central Power Records Artists

Many of Durham's soul, funk, and R&B musicians from the 1960s and 70s are still making music today. 

In the early part of the 70's,  Charles would most likely travel with other acts, and recording stars with His Backgrounders, and a opening act. He Promoted Bands, and recordings for most of them......  

  

Faye Turner
"Love Bank" b/w "Watch The Beat Go Round"
(Central Power CP 239; 1979)


 © 2014 Joshua Clark Davis, Jason Perlmutter, Lincoln Hancock 

 Durham County Library |  Durham Library Foundation 

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Kats Records, LLC

Durham, North Carolina 27704, United States

(919) 672-5630