Black Music Month: BE100s Companies That Made Their Mark with Music

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DICK GRIFFEY PRODUCTIONS: Dick Griffey, founder of SOLAR Records (1977) (pictured). SOLAR produced artists such as Shalamar, The Whispers, Lakeside, and The Deele. SOLAR was a spinoff of Soul Train Records, a label he and Don Cornelius, Soul Train TV show producer, started in 1975.

DICK GRIFFEY PRODUCTIONS: Dick Griffey, founder of SOLAR Records (1977) (pictured). SOLAR produced artists such…