Label: Federal Records - 541 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Rhythm & Blues
Federal was a subsidiary of King Records in Cincinnati. It was If You Decide To Leave - Matt Watson - Grounded by Syd Nathan in Federal is one of the more sought-after labels by collectors. Federal put out albums sparingly, as the Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) - The Midnighters - Their Greatest Hits below attests.
There was one album issued in stereo, but there were also several true stereo singles, with two known by James Brown and the Famous Flames.
Both stereo singles were issued with blue labels with silver print. The Federal label, as we noted above, is highly collectable and therefore it has been extensively bootlegged and counterfeited, and all manner of fakes abound. The albums below not listed as bootlegs are the only known legitimate pre Federal albums.
Since Gusto now owns the label name, they can legitimately put out CDs or LPs with the Federal imprint, and have done some reissuing of Federal materials, but always with the Gusto name also so as not to be confused with originals. The Federal label for the inch albums far left was green with silver print, with two thin concentric rings around the label intersecting the label name at the top. The mono label used for the series near left was black with silver print. The only known stereo album before far left had a blue label with silver print.
The PLP- series had an aqua blue label with silver print, similar to the single label shown at near left. Federal released at least two stereo singles in by James Brown and the Famous Flames. The single shown at left has the first stereo recordings made and released by James Brown. Both sides of the single are true stereo. We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information Release That Soul (Album Version) - Various - Absolute Lets Dance Opus 10 page.
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This story and discography are copyright, by Mike Callahan. Later reissued as King with the name changed to Big "J". Federal - Their Greatest Hits - Midnighters  Original issue was on the Federal label with Federal cover, and a picture of the group on the cover with a red background. Federal - Their Greatest Hits - Midnighters  Second issue was on the Federal label with Federal cover, and a picture of the group on the cover with a yellow background.
Reissued in as King with a new King cover and label. Reissued in as King with a new King jacket and label. There is a picture of dominos on the cover. Can anyone confirm if there was actually a Federal cover? Reissued in the late s with a yellow King cover and a King label record. Stereo information is unavailable but presumed to be true stereo.
Although the stereo record had the King logo on the front and back of the jacket Calling On You - Stryper - To Hell With The Devil mono version had no logo on the frontit had a Federal label. The stereo Federal label is blue. Front cover title is in yellow lettering, although there are copies known with white lettering.
Has anyone ever seen Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) - The Midnighters - Their Greatest Hits Federal cover? Crazy Loving (Stay With Me) - The Midnighters - Their Greatest Hits is on the King label.
It has the Federal number at the top of the front cover. This would not be the way an original Federal cover would look; the logo on a real cover would be in the lower left.
The label is a green gold-top Federal, poorly printed. Federal never used this label for any of its albums. There are two extra songs at the end of each side. Label is a silver-top Federal label, which was never used for albums, only singles. Cover photo is from an EP.
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