Secret Stash Records is an independent record label owned and operated in Minneapolis, MN. We are dedicated to one thing, releasing great music in great collectible LP packages. Whether you are a DJ looking for rare grooves to sample, or just an average Joe looking for great music, we’ve got you covered.
A family of musicians and friends spanning the country, talented in every aspect of our culture and continuing to uplift and move forward together. As locusts, each one supports the other one. SUPPORT TRUTH IN HIP-HOP!!!
The Shake It Records Label was started by Jess Hirbe & Doc Kalmus in 1978 as a way to issue records from local no-goods – mainly The Customs. It sat dormant for most of the 1980’s until it was revived to issue The Mortals “The One” 7′ in 1993. Since then, the label’s present owners have released (or will soon release) albums, CD’s & 7’s from The Ass Ponys, Nomads, Hogscraper, Hasil Adkins, The Cowslingers, Tigerlilies, Long Gones, Thee Shams, Pearlene, Man or Astroman? Dalhart Imperials, Eric Kinsey & His Tip-Top Daddies, Crimson Sweet, Wussy, Dan Melchior, John Doe (1200 Hobos), Viva La Foxx, The Not, Glue, Customs, Mr. Dibbs, Greenhornes & more.
Skyland Records is a launch pad for promising new Southern Gospel artists. Launched in 2011, it helps artists capitalize on Crossroads’ far-reaching retail and digital distribution services. Skyland artists have the opportunity to record in Crossroads’ state-of-the-art studios, with the award-winning production team. Skyland Records is a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing and is located in Arden, North Carolina.
Skylite is a Memphis based gospel music label started by The Statesmen Quartet and The Blackwood Brothers in 1959. Along with The Blackwood Brothers and The Statesmen Quartet, Skylite signed, among others, The Speer Family and the Oak Ridge Quartet (later renamed The Oak Ridge Boys). In 1966, the Statesmen-Blackwood team sold the record company to a group of investors led by Joel Gentry.
Amidst the popularity of The Oak Ridge Boys (specifically when they switched to country music and the hit Elvira), many compilations were made with some of the material from their Skylite recordings. Even though Oak’s baritone, William Lee Golden only appeared on two Skylite recordings, and Oak’s lead, Duane Allen only appeared on part of one, and Oak’s bass, Richard Sterban and Oaks tenor, Joe Bonsall appeared on none of these, these covers often showed the current group. Nonetheless, often the same songs are rehashed over several recordings while many others from this era are ignored. The Ken Gaub family recorded with Skylite in the early 1970s, and as Christian Rock began Eternity Express (one of the early groups) also made several records with this label.
Eventually the Sing Music Company, owned by The LeFevres, was bought and merged with Skylite as Skylite-Sing. The original masters are rumored to have been destroyed in a fire.
Song Garden Music Group focuses on Southern Gospel Music, however, we produce artists from bluegrass to praise & worship music. What makes Song Garden Music Group unique is that we not only are home to some of today’s top artists in gospel music, we have also been able to develop some of the newest, most exciting artists onto the national scene. Whether you are an established artist or a regional artist ready to take your music and ministry to the next level, you need a good team of people around you to get you there. We have been able to partner with some of the best new artists and bring them to a national audience.
Sonlite Records was born in 1986 in Nashville, Tennessee under the ownership and management of Chris White. The debut single from the label’s first artist, Cedar Ridge, was a national top 40 hit. The label’s second artist, the Kingdom Heirs, released “It’s a Matter of Time” as their debut single, and hit #2 in the charts. Sonlite quickly became an industry leader, with an early roster including current mainstays like The Kingdom Heirs, The Hoppers, Down East Boys, and the Dixie Echoes. The label continues to serve the industry and fans of the of the southern gospel genre with award winning artists. Sonlite Records is a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing and is located in Arden, North Carolina.
“Syntax” is hard to define for some. The dictionary describes it as “a connected or orderly system” or “a harmonious arrangement of parts or elements.” With that in mind, it makes sense that it was many small pieces unfolding and coming together that helped bring Syntax Records to life in 1997. What began as a dream shared between two brothers who loved music has become a force infiltrating the music business since. Syntax has developed a formula combining major market quality and production with strategic grassroots marketing and development. Their music is available worldwide and continues to be featured on major motion pictures and primetime television shows.