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
Copyright 2006 Robert Lyons.