Solar Records

Your Very Own Music Recording Label from America!

We have been at the forefront of the music industry for over four decades now producing, distributing, and promoting recordings of artists worldwide, and playing a pivotal role in the evolution of R&B, funk, and soul.

What's in Store: Discover Our Products

Founder Intro

Richard Gilbert Griffey was an American record producer and music promoter who founded SOLAR Records, a RAS acronym for “Sound of Los Angeles Records”. The label played a major role in developing a funk-oriented blend of disco, R&B and soul music during the 1970s and 1980s. As a concert promoter, He arranged bookings for artists such as James Brown, The Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, Jon Gibson, Stevie Wonder and the Jacksons.

His leadership was instrumental in Solar Records’ success. He was a visionary who recognized the importance of creating a strong brand identity for the label, which included the iconic Solar logo. Griffey’s dedication to artist development, stage presence, and live performances helped his acts become beloved by fans and respected by peers

A Living Legend


Griffey was featured in the documentary series, Profiles of African-American Success

Our Collaborating Artists




The Whispers


Midnight Star



Latest Albums


- Right Back At Cha


- The Second Adventure

Contact for Booking

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