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Kent Records was a Los Angeles-based record label, launched in the late 1950s by the Bihari brothers. It was a follow-up to the bankrupted Modern Records and reissued Modern's records. It was later bought by Ace Records, England, which uses the label name to release Motown and Northern Soul music.

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As a young blues fan, Peel would no doubt have been aware of the L.A.-based Kent label, which put out records by B.B. King and others, well before arriving in California himself to work at KMEN radio station in early 1966. Back in the UK, the self-proclaimed "original blues label" of the Bihari brothers also became known for its soul releases, before eventually falling into the orbit of British reissue specialist Ace Records.

Under Ace, Kent offered a Peel a continuing source of vintage soul material for his shows over two decades from the early 1980s. As well as much-appreciated career collections bringing together the scattered releases of lesser known artists such as Eddie & Ernie, the DJ gave extensive airtime to various artist (v/a) compilations on the label's Kent Soul imprint, including the acclaimed “Deep Soul Treasures” series put together by genre expert Dave Godin. In late 2003, Peel played one track per show from the themed release A Soldier's Sad Story, which examined “Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1966-73.”

Compilations

(The following list features only tracks played from various artist (v/a) releases put out by the Kent group of labels of Ace Records, including the Kent Soul and Kent Dance imprints, as indicated. Plays listed by release, in order of first play. Please add more information if known.)

Soldiersad
Dst
Floorshakers
1000dances
1980s

(LP - For Dancers Only) Kent

(LP - Slow 'N' Moody, Black And Bluesy) Kent

(LP - Floorshakers) Kent

(LP - Soul Class Of 66) Kent

(LP - (Moving On Up) Kent

(LP – Kent Stop Dancing) Kent

(LP - The Soul Of A Man) Kent

MARVIN PREYER -What can i call my own

MARVIN PREYER -What can i call my own

(LP - Mystery...Terror...Suspense! It's Torture And 15 Other Great Soul Destroyers) Kent

(LP - Smart!) Kent

(LP - Stand-In For Love) Kent

(LP - Think Smart Soul Stirrers; Jerk It At The Party In Chinatown) Kent

(LP – The Deep South) Kent

1990s

(CD - Carnival Of Soul - Volume 2: Feelin' Good) Kent Soul

(CD - Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures (Taken From The Vaults...) Volume 1) Kent Soul

Zerben R Hicks And The Dynamics Lights Out

Zerben R Hicks And The Dynamics Lights Out

(CD – Shrine: The Rarest Soul Label) Kent Soul

(CD - Bill Haney's Atlanta Soul Brotherhood) Kent Soul

(CD - Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 2) Kent Soul

Bobby Moore And The Formosts - It Was A Lie

Bobby Moore And The Formosts - It Was A Lie.wmv

(CD - Birth Of Soul - Volume Two) Kent Soul

2000s

(CD - When A Man Cries - The Deep Soul Of Scepter/Wand And Musicor/Dynamo) Kent Soul

Tommy Hunt - The Complete Man - DYNAMO

Tommy Hunt - The Complete Man - DYNAMO

(CD - Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Taken From The Vaults... Volume 3) Kent Soul

(CD - Our Turn To Cry) Kent Soul

(CD - King's Serious Soul: Too Much Pain) Kent Soul

(CD – New Breed R&B: Soulful 60s Blues For Today's Dancers) Kent Dance

(CD - The Goldwax Story Volume 1) Kent Soul

(CD - Birth Of Soul, Vol. 3) Kent Soul

(CD - If Loving You Is Wrong - 20 Cheatin’ Heartbreakers) Kent Soul

DENISE LaSALLE Married, but not to each other-0

DENISE LaSALLE Married, but not to each other-0

(CD - The Beat Goes On) Kent Dance

(2xCD - The Dial Records Southern Soul Story) Kent Soul

(CD - A Soldier's Sad Story - Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1966-73) Kent Soul

(CD - Kent's Cellar Of Soul) Kent Soul

Moses & Joshua Dillard - My Elusive Dreams

Moses & Joshua Dillard - My Elusive Dreams

(CD - The Goldwax Story Vol.2) Kent Soul

(CD - Land Of 1000 Dances: Special Soul & Funk Edition) Kent Dance

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