Charly Records

Charly Records

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Charly Records is a British record label that specialises in reissued material.

Among the labels whose original releases are reissued by Charly are Vee-Jay, Sun, Immediate, BYG, Tomato, and Fania.


Charly Records was founded in France in 1974 by Jean-Luc Young, who had been a promoter of teen concerts, but moved to the UK in 1975. Charly was originally known mainly for American-originated jazz and other modern oddities such as the Bollock Brothers, but it is now mainly an album-oriented "retro" label. Their most obvious rivals are Rhino and See for Miles (a label that Charly distributed in the 1980s).

In Europe the Charly label is distributed by Snapper Records, whilst their licensing is through

Genres and artists

The musical genres which the label covers include:

  • Americana
  • Blues and R&B
  • Gospel
  • Funk and soul
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Popular
  • Rap
  • Reggae and ska
  • Rock
  • Rock and roll
  • Rockabilly

Artists include:

See also

  • List of record labels


External links

  • Charly Records website
  • Charly discography
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