All Platinum Records was a record company started in 1967 by singer/writer/producer Sylvia Robinson and her husband, businessman Joe Robinson, who had previously worked in the recording industry.. All Platinum and its subsidiary labels, including Stang, Vibration, Turbo and … A place to share condolences and memories.The guestbook expires on September 25, 2021. However, the move was not a success as All Platinum was unable to keep steadily releasing material from Chess's roster of artists.. Sugar Hill as a label came to an end in 1986 after a disagreement with distributors, MCA, resulted in protracted litigation. Joe Robinson had died two years earlier and then Sylvia died in hospital in 2011 at the age of 75. Bottoms and her mom, Sylvia Robinson, are close. Rhonda Fleming, an actress and singer who starred opposite such leading men as Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster and Ronald Reagan, has died at 97. Roberta McCain, mother of late Sen. John McCain, dies at 108. Be the first to share a memory or condolence. But she had perhaps her biggest hit as a solo artist with “Pillow Talk,” a seductive song released in 1973. You entered your name, but no text. You will receive email notifications when changes are made to the online memorial, including when family and friends post to the Guestbook. Get all the day's most vital news with our Today's Headlines newsletter, sent every weekday morning. Only the owner of this obituary will be able to see this information. These included the million-seller, "Love on a Two-Way Street" in 1970 (#1 R&B, #3 pop) and another R&B chart-topper, "Look at Me (I'm in Love)", which also reached #39 on the pop chart in 1975. The condensed version was considered the first rap song to get radio play and reached the top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. ‘Les Misérables’ producer Cameron Mackintosh said Kretzmer was instrumental in bringing Victor Hugo’s tale of defiance and redemption to the stage. At 96, Roberta McCain became the Republican senator’s secret weapon on the campaign trail. Robinson, born Sylvia Vanterpool, died of congestive heart failure at the New Jersey Institute of Neuroscience in Secaucus. Along with her late husband, Joe, Robinson was the owner of Sugar Hill Records. “And she said, ‘Joey, wouldn’t this be a great idea to make a rap record?’”. In 1979, the label released the song that would become widely known as rap’s first hit, “Rapper’s Delight,” by the Sugar Hill Gang. Sylvia switched her efforts to the new label completely, following early major success with "Rapper's Delight" (1979) and then "The Message" (1982), as the company's other labels went quiet. Sister Ardeth Platte, who was jailed for her protests against nuclear weapons and inspired a character on “Orange Is the New Black,” dies at 84. The company's mainstay act was the all-male group, The Moments (later Ray, Goodman & Brown) whose first hit at the end of 1968 launched the Stang label, "Not On The Outside" (#13 Billboard R&B, #57 pop). Learn how and when to remove this template message, The Good Rats ( One Album only- "Ratcity in Blue"), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=All_Platinum_Records&oldid=964424754, Articles needing additional references from December 2009, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 June 2020, at 12:17. To plant a tree in memory of Sylvia ROBINSON, please visit. She was a blues singer in the 1950s, recording for Columbia and Savoy Records on songs like “Chocolate Candy Blues.” Later, she was part of the duo Mickey & Sylvia. All Platinum Records was a record company started in 1967 by singer/writer/producer Sylvia Robinson and her husband, businessman Joe Robinson, who had previously worked in the recording industry. Fred Dean, fearsome pass rusher of 49ers’ dynasty, dies battling COVID-19. Optional: Provide your email address for the deceased's family to reach you. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. Search Obituaries & Guest Books on Legacy.com, Honor a loved one, place an obituary notice, Appreciation: Al Padilla was more than just an East L.A. coaching legend. Sylvia Robinson, Pioneering Producer of Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 75. The woman some call the mother of hip-hop has died. Bob Biggs, founder of iconic L.A. independent label Slash Records, dies at 74. Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist for the hit musical ‘Les Misérables,’ dies at 95. After gathering three rappers — Master Gee, Wonder Mike and Big Bank Hank — to record the 15-minute song, the party groove became a sensation. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?pid=190455786 Receive email updates when there are changes to this story. The song was released as hip-hop was beginning to emerge as a genre; for the most part, it was a budding phenomenon bubbling on New York City streets. Lodwrick Cook, epitome of L.A.’s bygone era of corporate engagement, dies. The company released four singles that reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart but failed to top the Hot 100 pop chart. Cradle to grave, Hector Albert Padilla, who passed last week at age 90, was a fixture on the L.A. football scene and the lives of the players he coached. Tony-nominated actor Anthony Chisholm, a familiar face to Center Theatre Group patrons, has died at 77. The Robinsons maintained their studio operation through to 2002 when the Englewood studios (by then, renamed Sugar Hill Studios) burnt down in a fire. She comes to the Bottoms house at 6:30 a.m. every morning, to fix breakfast for her grandkids and see them off to school. The label started as Platinum Records but the prefix of 'All' was added to avoid confusion with a Miami label. Brydges, On., announce her peaceful passing on September 5, 2020. Are you sure you want to submit this comment without a message? The Moments also had considerable success in the UK with three Top 10 hits including "Girls" (#3) in 1975 and All Platinum also had its own label in the UK for a few years during the mid-1970s. But Sugar Hill Records would continue to play a part in the early years of hip-hop with a roster that included Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five. Along with her late husband, Joe, Robinson … Robinson was also a producer and songwriter for others. Become the owner of this obituary to manage the guestbook, edit the notice, and more. Tony nominee and L.A. stage regular Anthony Chisholm dies at 77. Her genius for production built an empire. The company, with Sylvia helming the creative operations as well as producing or co-producing many releases, racked up a series of R&B and Pop hits during the 70s, despite being only a small independent concern. From the first rap single to sell a million to the first scratching on record, Sylvia Robinson created the template for hip-hopâ€™s world domination. It turned out she was right. Robinson’s roots in the record industry were deep. sandrarose.com/2019/08/the-pain-of-parents-cut-off-by-their-children Mayor Bottoms is the daughter of Sylvia Robinson and R&B icon Major Lance. Sylvia Robinson, who had a hit as a singer-songwriter with the sexually charged “Pillow Talk” but was later known as one of hip-hop’s early founders for releasing “Rapper’s Delight,” rap’s first mainstream success, died Thursday, according to publicist Greg Walker. The group, with a few early personnel changes, stayed with the company for ten years, resulting in over 25 R&B hits and 15 Hot 100 entries. Many of the company's releases were recorded at its Soul Sound Studios, using the company's in-house musicians, at its Englewood, New Jersey base. Dean, who helped San Francisco win two Super Bowls, was 68. Former Arco CEO Lodwrick Cook, who staged one of the zaniest charity telethons in history to rebuild L.A.'s Central Library, has died at 92. The actress also starred in “Erin Brokovich,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Mystic Pizza.”, Sister Ardeth Platte, nun who served time for protesting nuclear weapons, dies at 84. She was 76. Robinson, born Sylvia Vanterpool, died of congestive heart failure at the New Jersey Institute of Neuroscience in Secaucus. Among the bands that made their mark on Slash Records were X, the Germs, Los Lobos, the Blasters and the Violent Femmes. Golden Age actress and singer Rhonda Fleming has died at 97. Robinson, Sylvia April 21, 1934 - September 5, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Sylvia Robinson (Ayris), 86, of Mt. Robinson recognized the potential of the music and wanted her struggling label to capitalize on it. The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. To download this photo, the file name must have less than 255 characters. If you are having trouble, click Save Image As and rename the file to meet the character requirement and try again. All Platinum purchased Chess Records with assistance from the European record concern, Polygram in 1975, after Chess fell into bankruptcy. She is survived by three sons and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Sugar Hill Gang faded into rap history, with no other songs that possessed the flourish of its original hit. The group's Harry Ray and Al Goodman branched out as writers and producers in their later years at the company. She resides in historic Southwest Atlanta with her husband, Derek W. Bottoms, their four children- Lance, Langston, Lennox and Lincoln, and their family dog, Logan. Other major hits for the All-Platinum labels included Sylvia's own million-selling "Pillow Talk" in 1973 (#1 R&B, #3 pop); Shirley & Company's "Shame, Shame, Shame" in 1975 (#1 R&B, #12 pop); Donnie Elbert's version of "Where Did Our Love Go" in 1971 (#6 R&B, #15 pop); Brother To Brother's "In The Bottle" in 1974 (#9 R&B, #46 pop); Linda Jones' "Your Precious Love" in 1972 (#15 R&B, #74 pop); and The Whatnauts' 1971 hit, "I'll Erase Away Your Pain" (#14 R&B, #71 pop). The Robinsons launched a new subsidiary label, Sugar Hill Records in 1979 to concentrate on the fast-emerging rap/hip hop music scene. “She saw where a DJ was talking and the crowd was responding to what he was saying, and this was the first time she ever saw this before,” her son Joey said in a 2000 interview with NPR. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Robinson, her parents and her 9 siblings. He was hospitalized last week with the coronavirus. All Platinum and its subsidiary labels, including Stang, Vibration, Turbo and Astroscope, specialised in soul and R&B music. Conchata Ferrell, the insult-slinging Berta of ‘Two and a Half Men,’ dies at 77, “Two and a Half Men” star Conchata Ferrell has died at 77.
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