Campaign To Transform TK Into Album Label Succeeds
by Ken Terry
NEW YORK – In one 90-day period this year , TK albums by Peter Brown , KC and the Sunshine Band, Betty Wright, and Foxy all went gold. This was no accident: TK, which had its first hits with singles, has finally become a full-fledged album label. Among the 40 or so LPs that TK now has on the market are Bobby Caldwell’s self titled debut on TK/ Clouds , T-Connection’s “On Fire” on TK/ Dash, Latimore ‘s ” Dig A Little Deeper ” on TK/ Glades, Eddie Daniel’s “Street Wind” on TK/Marlin, the Ritchie Family’s “American Generation” on TK/ Marlin , ” Phil Upchurch” on TK/ Marlin , Ralph McDonald’s ” The Path” on TK/ Marlin, “USA/European Connection” on TK/Marlin , “Dorothy Moore” on TK / Malaco, Gwen McCrae’s” Let’s Straighten It Out” on TK/ Cat , Gregg Diamond’s ” Star Cruiser ” on TK/ Marlin, Jimmy Bo Horne ‘s “Dance Across The Floor” on TK/ Sunshine Sound, Michal Urbaniak’s “Ecstasy” on TK / Marlin, and Michael Bloomfield’s “Count Talent and the Originals” on TK/Clouds . In addition TK has recently signed deals with Jimmy Castor and Joe Tex, and albums should be forthcoming from them shortly.