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Ace Records (United Kingdom)

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Parent company  Ace Records Ltd.
Country of origin  UK
Official website  www.acerecords.co.uk
Genre  Various, Reissues
Location  London
Founded  1978
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Founder  Ted Carroll, Roger Armstrong, Trevor Churchill
Artists  Big Mama Thornton, Dana Gillespie, Little Willie Littlefield, Johnnie Allan, Reparata and the Delrons
Albums  What's Words Worth?, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Machine Gun Etiquette, Here's Little Richard, Live at the Regal

Ace Records Ltd. was started in 1978. Initially the company only gained permission from the label based in Mississippi to use the name in the UK, but eventually also acquired the rights to publish their recordings. When Chiswick's pop side was licensed to EMI in 1984, Ace switched to more licensing and reissuing work. In the 1980s it also gained the licensing for Modern Records, and its follow up company Kent Records, whilst in the 1990s, the company bought the label(s) including all original master tapes.


The following labels are owned or licensed by Ace Records.

  • Ace Records: initially the only label (reissues, also including Ace Records (US)): Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Cajun, 1950s and 1960s Pop, etc. It is well known for several series of releases: "The Golden Age of American Rock 'N' Roll"; "Early Girls"; "Teen Beat" (showcasing instrumentals); and "Radio Gold".
  • Beat Goes Public: Rare and Classic Funk
  • Big Beat: 1960s Rock 'n' Roll and Pop
  • Globe Style: World Music
  • Kent Records: Motown, Northern Soul, Deep Soul
  • Kicking Mule: Guitar Music (Stefan Grossman, Bob Brozman, Bert Jansch)
  • Southbound Records: 1970s Soul and Funk (Millie Jackson, Fatback, Sylvester, Joe Simon)
  • Westbound Records: Funk, Soul (Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Detroit Emeralds)
  • References

    Ace Records (United Kingdom) Wikipedia