Dejadisc

Last updated

Dejadisc was a roots music-oriented record label based in Austin, Texas which was active from 1992 to 1997. It was known for the numerous, eclectic singer-songwriters who were signed to it. [1]

Contents

History

Dejadisc was founded by Steve Wilkison in 1992. [2] In 1995, the label released Richard Buckner's debut album, Bloomed. Buckner subsequently left the label to release his next album, Devotion + Doubt , on MCA Records. In 1997, he claimed that he hadn't made any money from Bloomed, and that Wilkison would not return the master tapes from the album to him. Wilkison replied that he has paid Buckner in the past, and has never tried to hide the amount of money he owes him. [3] In 1996, Wilkison announced that he was relocating the label's offices to Nashville, Tennessee. [4] In February 1997, Wilkison told Billboard that he was putting the label on hiatus. [5] The label went out of business later that year. [6]

Artists

Artists who released one or more albums on DejaDisc included:

Related Research Articles

Extended play Musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Eric Johnson (guitarist, born 1954) American guitarist and recording artist

Eric Johnson is an American guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. His 1990 album Ah Via Musicom was certified platinum by the RIAA, and the single "Cliffs of Dover" won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

<i>Tragic Kingdom</i> 1995 studio album by No Doubt

Tragic Kingdom is the third studio album by American rock band No Doubt. It was released on October 10, 1995, by Trauma Records and Interscope Records. It was the final album to feature original keyboardist Eric Stefani, who left the band in 1994. The album was produced by Matthew Wilder and recorded in 11 studios in the Greater Los Angeles Area between March 1993 and October 1995. Between 1995 and 1998, seven singles were released from it, including "Just a Girl", which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart; and "Don't Speak", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and reached the top five of many international charts.

Hollywood Records, Inc. is an American record label of the Disney Music Group. The label focuses in pop, rock, alternative, hip hop, and country genres, as well as specializing in mature recordings not suitable for the flagship Walt Disney Records label. Founded in 1989, its current roster includes artists such as Jordan Fisher, Zella Day, Queen, Zendaya, Ocean Park Standoff, Dreamers, Bea Miller, Martina Stoessel, Breaking Benjamin, Jorge Blanco, Sabrina Carpenter, R5, Olivia Holt, Sofia Carson, Forever in Your Mind, New Hope Club, Joywave, Maddie Poppe, ScaryPoolParty and In Real Life. The label also releases soundtrack albums from Marvel Studios, 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures since their acquisitions by Walt Disney Studios.

Boz Scaggs American musician

William Royce "Boz" Scaggs is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He became prominent for his series of albums in the late 1970s, and songs "Lido Shuffle" and "Lowdown" from Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour.

Sleeper are an English rock band formed in London in 1992. The group had eight UK Top 40 hit singles and three UK Top 10 albums during the 1990s. Their music was also featured in the soundtrack of the pop cultural hit movie Trainspotting. The band split up in 1998, but reunited in 2017.

<i>Faith</i> (George Michael album) 1987 studio album by George Michael

Faith is the debut studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records. In addition to playing various instruments on the album, Michael wrote and produced every track on the recording except for one, "Look at Your Hands", which he co-wrote with David Austin. A "black" inspired pop-R&B album, Faith's songs include introspective lyrics, which generated controversies about Michael's personal relationships at that time.

Trini Lopez American musician

Trinidad "Trini" López III is an American singer, guitarist, and actor. His first album included a version of "If I Had a Hammer", which earned a Golden Disc for him. Other hits included "Lemon Tree", "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" and "Sally Was a Good Old Girl". He designed two guitars for the Gibson Guitar Corporation, which are now collectors’ items.

Ray Wylie Hubbard American musician

Ray Wylie Hubbard is an American singer and songwriter.

Bob Schneider Texan musician

Bob Schneider is an Austin, Texas–based musician and former lead-singer of Ugly Americans. He has released around a dozen albums, mostly on his own Shockorama label. Lonelyland (2001) was licensed through Universal Records, while in 2005 distribution deal with Vanguard Records saw his albums made widely available. In 2009 he signed to Kirtland Records and put out Lovely Creatures, A Perfect Day, and Burden of Proof. His record The King Kong Suite was released on Shockorama Records in 2015.

<i>Cooleyhighharmony</i> 1991 studio album by Boyz II Men

Cooleyhighharmony is the debut album by American R&B group Boyz II Men, originally released in the United States by Motown Records on April 30, 1991.

<i>Perverted by Language</i> 1983 studio album by The Fall

Perverted by Language is the sixth studio album by English post-punk group The Fall, released in December 1983 on Rough Trade Records.

Richard Buckner (musician) American singer-songwriter

Richard Buckner is an American singer-songwriter born in California, United States. After living in Edmonton, Alberta, for a number of years, he relocated to Brooklyn, New York.

<i>Kontiki</i> (album) 1997 studio album by Cotton Mather

Kontiki is the second studio album by American rock band Cotton Mather. The album incorporates rock, pop, and psychedelic music, as well as elements of found sound and field recordings, reflecting the group's origins as an experimental act. It was recorded on four-track cassette and ADAT, leading to a rough, homemade sound. Originally released in 1997, Kontiki did not see any success until a 1999 re-release in England. In 2012, it was reissued on the Star Apple Kingdom label, with a bonus CD of extra tracks, as Kontiki Deluxe Edition.

<i>Loving You</i> (soundtrack) 1957 soundtrack album by Elvis Presley

Loving You is the first soundtrack album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley. It was released by RCA Victor Records in mono, LPM 1515, in July 1957 to accompany his first starring film, Loving You (1957). Recording sessions took place on January 15, 16, 17, and 18, 1957, at the Paramount Pictures Scoring Stage, and on January 12, 13, 19, and February 23 and 24, 1957, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. These are the first sessions where Steve Sholes is officially listed as producer. It spent ten weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on April 9, 1968 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

J. D. Foster American musician

JD Foster is an American record producer, bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter.

Tranquility Bass was the stage name of Michael Adam Kandel, an American musician whose music has been variously categorized as ambient house, trip hop, and funk rock. He released various singles during the 1990s, followed by his first full-length album, Let The Freak Flag Fly, in 1997 on Astralwerks.

Carroll DesChamps "Champ" Hood was an American singer and multi-instrumentalist. He was inducted into the Austin Music Memorial in 2011, the Austin Chronicle’s Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a five-time recipient of the Austin Best String Player Award.

Slow River Records was a Marblehead, Massachusetts-based independent record label.

<i>Devotion + Doubt</i> 1997 studio album by Richard Buckner

Devotion + Doubt is the second studio album by Richard Buckner, and his first album released on a major label. It was released on March 11, 1997 by MCA Records. Buckner recorded the album shortly after the end of his first marriage.

References

  1. McDonald, Steven. "All in Good Time: The Second DejaDisc Sampler Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  2. Wilkison, Steve (10 January 2009). "From The Paradise Motel". Stevewilkison.com. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. 1 2 Bertin, Michael (31 October 1997). "Devotion + Doubt". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  4. "Dejadisc All Under Again". Austin Chronicle. 29 November 1996. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Morris, Chris (1 February 1997). "Fate Of Austin's DejaDisc A Sign Of Bad Times". Billboard. 109 (5): 55.
  6. Van Matre, Lynn (29 November 2001). "British academic takes his music on the road". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  7. Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Michael Hall" . Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  8. "Eyes on the Prize". Austin Chronicle. 21 February 1997. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  9. Wolff, Kurt (2000). Country Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. p. 474.