Marlin Album Discography
By Patrice Eyries, Mike Callahan, David Edwards and Randy Watts
Last update: July 16, 2011

Marlin was a label established in the 1960s by Henry Stone in Miami. Early singles (see example at right) were distributed by London Records, long before TK became Stone's tour-de-force.

Marlin in the 1970s was a TK disco subsidiary with strong studio musician roster of artists: from famed studio guitarists Phil Upchurch and John Tropea (in a George Benson mood) to percussionist Ralph MacDonald, bass player William Salter or sax player Eddie Daniels. They also released studio musician related productions : Tempest Trio (a Mike Theodore/Dennis Coffey production) or Voyage (French studio musicians). They released four disco vocal trio Ritchie Family albums before they joined Casablanca, and just like this label, Marlin tried a hand at European disco (mostly French), without much success: Partners, Star City, Quartz.

The Marlin label (far left) was blue and grey with black lettering and "MARLIN" written on the top half of the label over a sailing ship on a raging sea. The following text is written either in straight line or in the form of an arc at the bottom of the label: "Distributed By T.K. Productions, 495 S.E. 10th Ct. Hialeah, Florida 33010" or slightly different "DIST. BY T.K. PRODUCTIONS - 495 S.E. 10th CT. HIALEAH, FLA. 33010". Promotional labels (near left) were white with black print and no graphics, and had the label name near the bottom.

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 web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Marlin or TK Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2011 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Marlin 2200 Series:

2200 - Tropea - Tropea [1975] Tambourine/7th Heaven/The Jingle/Just Blue//Muff/Cisco Disco/The Bratt/Dreams

2201 - Arabian Nights - The Ritchie Family [1976] The Best Disco In Town/Baby I'm On Fire/Romantic Love//Arabian Nights (Medley) (Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / Lawrence Of Arabia (More Than Yesterday, Less Than Tomorrow) / In A Persian Market (Show Me How You Dance)

2202 - Sound of a Drum - Ralph MacDonald [1976] Sound Of A Drum/Where Is The Love/The Only Time You Say You Love Me (Is When We're Making Love)//Jam On The Groove/Mister Magic/Calypso Breakdown

2203 - Life Is Music - The Ritchie Family [1977] Life Is Music/Lady Luck/Long Distance Romance//Liberty/Super Lover/Disco Blues

2204 - Short Trip to Space - John Tropea [1977] The Funk You See, Is The Funk You Do!/Can't Hide Love/Southside//You Can't Have It All/Short Trip To Space/Blue Too/Love's Final Moment/Twist Of The Wrist

2205 - It Is So Beautiful To Be - William Salter [1977] You Got Style/It Is So Beautiful To Be/Let's Be Lovers Again/If You Can Believe//Lena/You/Three Days Of Flowers/When You Smile

2206 - African Queens - The Ritchie Family [1977] African Queens (Nefertiti, Cleopatra And The Queen Of Sheba)/Theme Of Nefertiti/Theme Of Cleopatra/Theme Of The Queen Of Sheba/African Queens (Nefertiti, Cleopatra And The Queen Of Sheba) (Reprise)//Summer Dance/Quiet Village/Voodoo

2207/2208 - Disco Party - Various Artists [1978] Two-LP set. Do What You Wanna Do - T-Connection/Lady Luck - The Ritchie Family/Get Off Your Aahh And Dance - Foxy//Rock Your Baby - George McCrae/Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me? - Peter Brown/Love Chant - Eli's Second Coming/Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band//Calypso Breakdown - Ralph MacDonald/Best Disco In Town - The Ritchie Family/Disco Magic - T-Connection//Superman - Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch/Spank - Jimmy Bo Horne/Kiss Me (The Way I Like It) - George McCrae/Where Is The Love - Betty Wright

2209 - Phil Upchurch - Phil Upchurch [1977] Strawberry Letter 23/Free/Good Times/Church Street Station//It's Almost Five/Fooling Around/Cyrenna

2210 - The Path - Ralph MacDonald [1978] The Path (Part One / Part Two / Part Three)//Smoke Rings And Wine/I Cross My Heart/It Feels So Good/If I'm Still Around Tomorrow

2211 - Struggle Buggy - William Eaton [1977] Struggle Buggy/Friends And Lovers/Just Can't Turn You Down//Brand New Lover/Time And Love/Elevator To The Stars/Conjure Woman

2212 - Come into My Heart - USA-European Connection [1978] Come Into My Heart / Good Loving//Love's Coming / Baby Love

2213 - Voyage - Voyage [1978] From East To West/Point Zero/Orient Express//Scotch Machine/Bayou Village/Latin Odyssey/Lady America

2214 - Street Wind - Eddie Daniels [1978] Preparation F/How Deep Is Your Love/Song For My Son/One Night With You//I Go To Rio/What's At The End Of The Rainbow/Fantasy On A Street Corner Flute Player/Old Man River-Part II

2215 - American Generation - The Ritchie Family [1978] Medley: Big Spender / Good In Love/Music Man//Medley: American Generation / I Feel Disco Good

2216 - Quartz - Quartz [1978] Quartz//Beyond The Clouds/For Geromine/Chaos

2217 - Star Cruiser - Gregg Diamond [1978] Fancy Dancer/Island Boogie/Star Cruiser/Bring Back Your Love//Holding Back/This Side Of Midnight/Too Hot To Reggae/Arista Vista

2218 - Make That Feeling Come Again! - Beautiful Bend [1978] That's The Meaning/Boogie Motion//Make That Feeling Come Again!/Ah-Do It

2219 - Love Somebody - Jo Bisso [1978] Love Somebody (Pt. 1)/Love Somebody (Pt. 2)//Your Love/Let's Keep It Together/Thank You Baby

2220 - The Letter - Queen Samantha [1978] The Letter/Don't Stop I Feel Good//Singing Hallelujah/1864

2221 - Ecstasy - Michael Urbaniak [1978] Body Rub/Free/Ecstasy/Just A Funky Feeling//Want's Ta Make You Feel Good/A Day In The Park/French Kiss/Creation

2222 - To Touch You Again - John Tropea [1979] Livin In The Jungle/In This Time/Look What They've Done To My Song/You're My Every Need//To Touch You Again / Lady Blue/Yours Next To Mine/Do You Wanna Be Loved

2223 - I'm a Man - Star City [1979] I'm A Man/La La Means I Love You//I Can't Get Over You/Melody Of Love (Melodia)/Make Time For Love/Good Times

2224 -

2225 - Fly Away - Voyage [1978] Souvenirs/Kechak Fantasy/Eastern Trip/Tahiti, Tahiti//Let's Fly Away/Golden Eldorado/Gone With The Music

2226 - The Last Disco in Paris - Partners [1978] Partners/Friday/Dance (Whoever You Are)//The Last Disco In Paris/Green Eyes/Love Meant To Be/So Long

2227 - Amant - Amant [1979] (12-inch Disco Single with cover) Hazy Shades Of Love//If There's Love

2228 - Uncle Louie's Here - Uncle Louie [1979] Full-Tilt Boogie/I Like Funky Music/Badd Motor Folk//We Came To Play/Sky High/Everybody's Got One

2229 - Counterpoint - Ralph MacDonald [1979] I Need Someone/You Are In Love/Tell The Truth//Discolypso/Always Something Missing/East Dry River

2230 - Queen Samantha 2 - Queen Samantha [1979] Take A Chance/Sweet San Francisco//What's In Your Mind/Thank You For Your Love/The Look Of Love/So Far Away

2231 - USA-European Connection II - USA-European Connection [1979] (12-inch EP) I'd Like To Get Closer/Do Me Good//Join The Dance/There's A Way Into My Heart

2232 - Tempest Trio - Tempest Trio [1979] Love Machine/You Keep Me Hanging On / Love Chains//Do You Like The Way That It Feels/Starlight/Last Call For Love

2233 - Katmandu - Katmandu [1979] The Break/Dlaga Boogie Woogie//Don't Stop, Keep On/There's Only Been A Few/Mi Corazon

2234 - O-Zone - Osiris [1979] You And I/Travelin' Salesman/Love In Your Heart/I'll Never Let You Go//Fantality/Prelude (Is It Clear?)/Say You Will

2235 - Voyage 3 - Voyage [1980] Music, Music/I Love You Dancer/I'm Only Human//Do It Again/I Don't Want To Fall In Love Again/All The Way

2236 X - The Blue Lagoon (Soundtrack) - Various Artists [1980] Back cover features a scantily-clad Brooke Shields with loinclothed Randal Kleiser from the film. Love Theme-The Blue Lagoon (Emmeline)/Main Title/Fire/The Island/The Sands Of Time (The Children's Theme)/Paddy's Death/The Children Grow/Lord Of The Lagoon/Love Theme-The Blue Lagoon (Reprise)//Underwater Courtship/The Koss/Richard Sees Paddy/The Birth/Bad People/Baby Swim/The Memories/3 Points To Port/End Title

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