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Buddah Records (later known as Buddha Records) was an American record label formed in 1967 out of Kama Sutra Records, which was distributed by MGM Records. Although they started off with a bit of an avant-garde orientation (releasing the first two albums by Captain Beefheart, for example), the label quickly became known for bubblegum pop acts like 1910 Fruitgum Company and Ohio Express, as masterminded by flamboyant label chief Neil Bogart (who'd had a minor Teen Pop hit as a singer himself, 1961's "Bobby", under the name Neil Scott). After bubblegum's popularity declined around 1970, the label branched out into other genres. Buddah was very successful - they released over 100 charting singles, with one-fifth of their releases charting at their peak. They would distribute records from other independent labels like Charisma, Curtom and T-Neck Records. They stopped releasing new music in 1983. The label's catalogue was sold to BMG in 1993, becoming BMG's reissue label (following the example of Rhino Records), though with a corrected spelling of the label name. Buddha is currently handled by Sony Music Entertainment.

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*Through Buddah's distribution label with Charisma