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

SussexClarenceAvant

SUSSEX RECORDS INC./INTERIOR MUSIC CORP.: Clarence Avant, aka the Godfather of Black Music (pictured). Avant founded Sussex Records (1969); bought a radio station, making it the first black owned FM radio station in metropolitan Los Angeles (1973); and founded Tabu Records (1976). Tabu produced artists such as the SOS Band, Alexander O'Neal, Cherrelle, and Kool & the Gang, and boosted the careers of legendary music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

SUSSEX RECORDS INC./INTERIOR MUSIC CORP.: Clarence Avant, aka the Godfather of Black Music (pictured). Avant…

One Response to SussexClarenceAvant

  1. kajun58 says:

    Clarence Avant is a great guy! If he’s you friend he’s your friend forever, he never forgets his friends!

    He got his start many years ago, working with “Little Willie John” Today, he stills remember Willie John and he talks about John in the Little Willie John Biography, “FEVER”. http://www.amazon.com/Fever-Little-Strange-Authorized-Biography/dp/0857681370

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