Revisiting the Soul Label that Gave Us Ike and Tina Turner

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The Apollas, one of the many great soul groups signed to Loma Records in the 1960s Courtesy of Alec Palao The Apollas, one of the many great soul groups signed to Loma Records in the 1960s
Courtesy of Alec Palao

Soul music devotees have long wondered why Los Angeles didn’t field a great 1960s soul record label like Motown or Stax. Hollywood was fast becoming the recording capital of the country and Motown would indeed relocate here by the end of the decade. Couldn’t the town produce a first-class soul label?

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