07/07/2012

Diamond Jim


DIAMOND JIM
   Diamond Jim was the nickname of James Riley, who owned the label and several others.He was shot dead outside the Club Mozambique in Watts, 1971. The label design was a black background with silver lettering, except for DR 1008 which is blue and silver and 207 which is green lettering on a yellow backdrop. The address for the label is, 3 & 1000 = 8787 Linwood, Detroit, 12328 =  8781 Linwood, Detroit, all others = 12328 Dexter, Detroit. The numbering system for Diamond Jim are closely linked with another Riley logo, Riley's. some of the 45's on Riley's also share the same address as some Diamond Jim releases. Northern Soul plays = yellow.
Cat. Number Artist A-Side/B-Side Mattrix Date


3A E.J. & The Echoes You're Gonna Hurt 3 A 1965
I Had a Hard Time 3 B 1965
R 100 A M. ALi & J. Tucker Shuffle With Ali R 1000 1966
Champs Jerk 4 B 1966
207 Ray & The Royals Baby Please Dont Go DR 013 1966
Midnight Walk DR 014 1966
DR 1001 A Manuel Holcolm & His Band This Genereration DR 1002 A 1966
This Generation (inst) DR 1002 B 1966
1006 Lee Rogers If I Could Streal You Away DR 1005 A 1966
Sweetest Woman Ever Born DR 1005 B 1966
DR 1008 A Lee Rogers Sex Appeal DR 1008 A 1966
Togetherness DR 1008 B 1966
DR 8784 A The Terrifics I'll Get Him Back DR 8784 A 1967
We're So Young DR 8784 B 1967
DR 8787 A E.J. & The Echoes Put A Smile On Your Face DR 8787 A 1967
People Say DR 8787 B 1967
DR 8789 A E.J. & The Echoes If You Just Love Me DR 8789 A 1967
Treat Me Right DR 8789 B 1967
DR 8792 A The Tempos I'll Never Forget DR 8792 A 1968
Disc Jockey Paradise DR 8792 B 1968
DR 8794 A The Steptones Lonely One DR 8794 A 1968
Steppin' High DR 8794 B 1968
DR 9795 A E.J. & The Echoes One Of These Days DR 8795 A 1968
Treat Me Right DR 8795 B 1968
DR 8797 A Mr. Bo & Blues Boys Baby Your Hair Looks Bad DR 8797 A 1969
Night Walkers DR 8797 B 1969
DR 8798 A Manuel B. Holcolm & Band I Stayed Away Too Long DR 8798 A 1969
Kick-Out-Ins DR 8798 B 1969
R 12328 Lee Moore The Heart Of A Woman R 12328 A 1970
The Heart Of A Woman R 12328 B 1970
3208 Freddie Pride The Joy Of Christmas 3208 A 1970
All My Life 3208 B 1970
DR 8798 was also issued in 1970 with a different mattrix numbers (DJ 900-DJ17755/DJ17756)
Research: Mickey Nold/Rod Dearlove

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