HAPPY
RECORDS

 Independent label: Happy Records was A House & Deep House Division Of Underground Resistance, And A Sister Label Of Happy Soul. In 1980 John Barrow and Gaz Birtles founded The Swinging Laurels in Leicester. Gaz had been previously fronting a Ska/Rock band in Leicester, The Newmatics, where John would make regular guest appearances on sax. The Swinging Laurels Parted Company With Wea Records And Formed Their Own Label Identity, Happy Records Based, At Their Leicester Studio Happy House. In 1984 The First Happy Records 12" Single Zoom (Take The Test) 1985/86 The Band Changed Their Name To Happy House And Were To Feature Regular Guest Vocal Appearances By Ex-Specials Vocalist Rhoda Dakar. 1987 Ushered In Another Swinging Laurels 7"Single, Push And Shove Through Happy Records. Distributed By Underground Resistance.


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