BLACK GOLD



Black Gold was not, as you might imagine, a label specializing in reissues of classic Soul music; it was the record label of Ian McCredie's 'Black Gold' studios, which were based in Kirkintilloch.  McCredie was better-known as the bass player with hitmakers Middle Of The Road.  The catalogue numbers of the records for which his studio was responsible seem to indicate that at least eight were issued.  There are no dates on the labels but the first two digits appear to give the year of release.  The track listings suggest that the records were self-financed rather than actually released by the studios, but that is just speculation.  Thanks to Stephen Small for the scan and for the discographical details.  Any news of the missing entries - there should be at least a BG-791 and a BG-802 - would be welcome.






Copyright 2006 Robert Lyons.