TABU RECORDS

TABU RECORDS HISTORY

Clarance Avant founded Tabu Records in 1975. In 1991, Tabu entered a two-year manufacturing and distribution agreement with A&M Records. The agreement was not renewed in 1993. During the association, Tabu released 37 singles on a combination of 12" vinyl, cassette and compact disc and 11 full length albums on compact disc and cassette.

 

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TABU RECORDS CHARTS

TOP ARTISTS ON BILLBOARD R&B CHARTS BY YEAR

YEAR ALBUMS SINGLES
1991
S.O.S. Band (1 Top 10)
Cherrelle (1 Top 40)
1992
Cherrelle (1 Top 30 and 1 Top 40)
1993 Alexander O'Neal (1 Top 20) Alexander O'Neal (1 Top 20 and 1 Top 30)

TABU RECORDS GALLERY

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TABU RECORDS EMPLOYEES

Thank you to all of the very talented members of the Tabu Records family.

If your name does not appear on the list, please send an e-mail and let us include you in the credits. When you write, please include the years you worked at Tabu/A&M and your job title or the name of the department where you worked. This information is also used to validate your registration for our A&M Family artists and staff.

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Clarance Avant


TABU RECORDS SOURCES

1. Whitburn, Joel. The Billboard Book of Top 40 R&B and Hip-Hop Hits 1942-2004. New York: Billboard Books, 2006.
2. Whitburn, Joel. Top R&B Albums 1965-1998, Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc., 1999.
3. Billboard magazine articles
4. Tabu Records employees