During the 1960's, Chicago was an epicenter of popular music; not only were labels such as Chess and Mercury thriving, but the city was a centralized distribution center with "Record Row" (located on South Michigan Avenue) housing labels and distributors,
Alteen, 1969. This record was later reissued on Chess Records.
Bunky, first variation (1968). Bunky was started by legendary DJ "Bunky" Shephard. Many Chicago soul records have the text "Bunky's Pick" on the predicted hit side, as Bunky was one of the top tastemakers of the scene.
Bunky, second variation (1969)
Cha Cha, circa 1966. This label issued one of the most elusive and rare sides from Syl Johnson, among a scattering of odd pop and r&b.
Constellation, 1964. white label DJ copy.
Special Agent, 1967
Shama, 1967. This label was owned by Syl Johnson.
Satellite, 1965. Not to be confused with Satellite Records out of Memphis.
St Lawrence, 1965
Toddlin' Town, 1969
Thomas, 1966. Named after musician Jamo Thomas
Twilight, 1967. This label was issued a cease and desist order (as a California label was trademarked with the same name) and became Twinight Records after a few releases.
Twinight, 1971 DJ label