STATE  RECORDS                  26/27  Castlereagh Street
**************                  London W1H  5YR

1975 - 1983                     tel. : 071 402 2191
                                fax. ; 071 402 7269

Managing dir. :  Wayne Bickerton
Director      :  Clive Bickerton (formerly of The Rubettes)
Distributor   :  Polydor / IDS / Pinnacle / PRT / WEA /
EU label code : LC 03496
Style         : pop / disco / soul / funk / abstract / reggae
                / glam rock /

State Records is a British independent record label, established by Wayne Bickerton,
Tony Waddington and John Fruin in 1975. The label released hits by many successful
artists including The Rubettes, Mac & Katie Kissoon and Delegation.

In July 2012, State released their back catalogue digitally for the first time, the
release included over 100 of the label’s singles and over 30 albums and compilations,
to coincide with the release State announced their first new single in almost thirty
years. “Every Road I Take” by The Life was released on the 2 July 2012.

Bickerton and Waddington's relationship started began in the 1950s, they began suppor
ting ex-Beatles drummer Pete Best, making up the Pete Best Trio and touring around the
world as a band,[1] concluding with Bickerton and Waddington living in New York.

Upon returning to Britain Bickerton became a producer with Decca Records and Waddington
joined Decca Records' publishing company - Burlington Music. Shortly afterwards the two
were signed to Burlington Music as a songwriting duo. Their first gold disc came with
the release of Tom Jones' "Can't Stop Loving You".

In 1973, Bickerton and Waddington penned the song "Sugar Baby Love" and recorded it
with some session musicians, releasing the record under the name The Rubettes, it
quickly became a number one hit.[2] Other Rubettes hits followed, plus chart success
for Mac & Katie Kissoon.[3]

The label continued to enjoy success throughout the 1970s and early 1980s until 1983,
when the label released their last single, "You Don't Care About I" by Elite. In total
State released over 100 singles[4] and over 20 albums[5] between 1975 and 1983.

State found success in the United States, most notably with the 1978 release "Oh Honey"
by Delegation, which peaked at number 6 in the US Billboard R&B chart. The song has
gone on to be sampled countless times including by artists such as Mariah Carey ("Boy
(I Need You)"), Dizzee Rascal ("Chillin' Wiv Da Mandem") and Snoop Dogg ("Wonder What
It Do")
[From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Records] febr.11, 2015



ETAT     1  THE RUBETTES     WE CAN DO IT                      LP   04.1975

I Can Do It / The Sha Na na Na Song / Something's Coming Over Me / I'll
Always Love You / It's Just Make Believe / Dance To The Rock'n'Roll / Juke
Box Jive / Don't Do It Baby / The Family Affair / At The High School Hop
Tonight / Wo Goddam Blues / Beggar Man
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ETAT     2  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : SUGAR CANDY KISSES           LP   06.1975

Sugar Candy Kisses / Walking In The City / No Greater Love / Darling I Love
You / Everybody Move / Hold On (To Me babe) //// Don't Do It Baby / If
There's No Such Thing As A Miracle / Like A Butterfly / High On Dreams /
A Beautiful Day / There's A Hurricane Coming
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ETAT     3  GARY BENSON      DON'T THROW IT ALL AWAY           LP   12.1975

To Kill Another Day ./ This House / Concert / Best Things I Can Do / No
Guarantee / Don't Throw It All Away / Playing In The Band / Let Her In /
help Me Get Through / Quiet Man / Forever Lady / You
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ETAT     4  THE RUBETTES     THE RUBETTES                      LP   11.1975

Judy Run Run / Little Darling / My Buddy Holly Days / When You're Around /
It's Better That Way / Play The Game / Foe Dee O Dee / I'm Just Dreaming /
Out In The Cold / Miss Goodie Two Shoes / Put A back Beat To That Music /
Dark Side Of The World
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ETAT     5  CASINO           CASINO                            LP   09.1976

        1A      Tonight's the Night
        2A      Crazy
        3A      Romancer
        4A      Shooting Star
        5A      Squire Gordon
        1B      So Much Love
        2B      When Your Mother Walks In
        3B      There's A Cuckoo in Your Nest
        4B      Binoculars
        5B      Midnight Groover
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ETAT     6  THE RUBETTES     SIGN OF THE TIMES                 LP   07.1976

Sign Of The Times / Dancing In The Rain / You're The Only Girl On My Island
/ The Way You Live / Not Now My Dear / You're The Reason Why / I Think I'm
In Love / Really Got To Know / Julia / Highwayman's Lament
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ETAT     7  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : TWO OF US                    LP   09.1976

The Two Of Us / I'm Just Dreaming / Gimme Gimme Your Lovin' / A Slave In
Golden Chains / Fly Away / Hold On Baby //// Where Would Our Love Be /
Walking In The Park Together / I Just Can't Seem To Smile Again / A Million
Miles From Harlem / And The Lord Said / Your Love
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ETAT     8  THE RUBETTES     THE BEST OF RUBBETS               LP   11.1976

Sugar Baby Love / Tonight / Under One Roof /Judy Run Run /I'm Just Dreaming
/ I Can Do It / Juke Box Jive / Little Darling / Julia / Foe  Dee Oh Dee /
You're The Reason Why / Sha Na Na Song
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ETAT     9  TAMLINS          BLACK BEAUTY                      LP   03.1977

Black Beauty / Eighteen With A Bullet / Simplicity / When I See The Light /
There's A Hurricane Coming / Sweet V.I.P. / Thick And Thin / It's Easy /
Skin Tight / Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
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ETAT    10  GARY BENSON      NEW WORLD                         LP   02.1977

Like I've Never Been Gone / After All This Time / The River / Sharing You /
Background Music / Comedy World / Heart Of Stone / The Actor / All The Time
In The World / Can't Let You Go / Love Like The First Time / New World
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ETAT    11  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : GREATEST HITS                LP   05.1977

Sugar Candy Kisses / Hold On Baby / I'm Just Dreaming / I Just Can't Seem
To Smile Again / It's A Million Miles From Harlem / Like A Butterfly /
Don't Do It Baby / Walking In The Park Together / The Two Of Us / Dream Of
Me / Where Would Our Love Be / Your Love
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ETAT    12  THE RUBETTES     BABY I KNOW                       LP   06.1977

Summertime Rock'n'Roll / Baby I Know / I'm In Love With You / Ooh La La /
Ladies Of Laredo / Rock'n'Roll Lady / Allez Oop / I Wanna Be Loved / Under
One Roof / Rock'n'Roll Queen
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ETAT    13  CAMOUFLAGE       A DISCO SYMPHONY                  LP   12.1977

Romeo And Juliet / I Hear A Symphony / Rhapsody In Blue / Take A Ride /
Bee Sting
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ETAT    14  DELEGATION       THE PROMISE OF LOVE               LP   11.1977

The Promiose Of Love / You've Been Doing Mw Wrong / We Can Make It / Heaven
Is By Your Side / Back Door Love / Where Is The Love / Soul Tripping / You
And Your Love / Someone Oughta Write A Song / Steppin' Out Of Line
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ETAT    15  ROKOTTO          ROKOTTO                           LP   04.1978

Boogie On Up / Tell Me / Jungle Fever / Shack Up / Moonlight Dancin' ////
For The Broken Hearted / Get On Down / Six Million Dollar Baby / You Better
/ Brick House
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ETAT    16  TOOTS & THE MAYTALS : Toots Presents The Maytals   LP   06.1978

Black Rose / Big Splash Down / Cash Box / Dub A Little Reggae / Disco
Reggae //// La La Song / Give Us A Peace Of The Action / Virgo / Live With
Your Brother / Mister Music
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ETAT    17  NIGEL MARTINEZ   BETTER THINGS                     LP   08.1978

Number One Lady / Don't Go / I Love The Way You Love /I'll Never Be Leaving
You / You're Mine Now / Better Things To Come / Masterpiece / Let The
Feelings Take You There / Carribean Lady / Hey Girl
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ETAT    18  not issued
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ETAT    19  not issued
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ETAT    20  not issued
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ETAT    21  PAUL BROOKES     STEPS FROM BEYOND                 LP   08.1978
            Steps From Beyond Part 1 / (Part 2)
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ETAT    22  BARBARA CARTLAND'S ALBUM LOVE SONGS                LP     .1979

I'll Follow My Secret Heart / Desert Song / Nightingale Sang In Berkeley
Square / How Deep Is The Ocean? / If You Were The Only Girl In The World /
I'll See You Again / Mr.Wonderful / Dream Lover / Love Is My Reason /
Always / If You Are But A Dream / Goodnight Sweetheart
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ETMP     1  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : Story                        LP   03.1978
ETMP     2  GARY BENSON      Story                             LP   03.1978
ETMP     3  V / A            Original Disco Hits Story         LP   04.1978
ETMP     4  PHILHARMONIC O.  Romantic Sounds Of The 20's       LP   11.1978
ETMP     5  PHILHARMONIC O.  Romantic Sounds Of The 30's       LP   11.1978
ETMP     6  PHILHARMONIC O.  Romantic Sounds Of The 40's       LP   11.2978
ETMP     7  HARRY MORTIMER AND LONDON BRASS PLAYERS : Heritage LP   12.1978
ETMP     8  RHOS ORPHEUS MALE VOICE CHOIR : Music Of Wales     LP   12.1978
ETMP     9  WORCESTER CATHEDRAL CHOIR : Cards From Worcester   LP   12.1978
ETMP    10  BYRON LEE        Jamaica's Golden Hits Vol.1       LP   07.1979
ETMP    11  PHIL GREEN ORCHESTRA : Romantic Sounds Of Vol.1    LP     .1979
ETMP    12  PHIL GREEN ORCHESTRA : Romantic Sounds Of Vol.2    LP     .1979
ETMP    13  PHIL GREEN ORCHESTRA : Romantic Sounds Of Vol.3    LP     .1979
ETMP    14  TIMOTHY FARRELL  Music From The Royal              LP     .1979
ETMP    15  LONDON CONCERT ORCHESTRA : Gilbert & Sullivan      LP     .1979
ETMP    16  BYRON LEE        Jamaica's Golden Hits Vol.2       LP     .1979
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Singles discography :
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STATE    1  THE RUBETTES     I Can Do It / If You've Got The Time   02.1975
STAT     2  WHISKEY MAC      Lost & Found / Did You Ever Go Away    03.1975
STAT     3  QUILL            Stripper / I Remember You              03.1975
STAT   004  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : Don't Do It Baby / Hold On To Me  04.1975
            Babe
STAT   005  SHORTY           It's Getting Sweeter All The Time      07.1975
            / Disco Dancin'
STAT     6  HEART & SOUL     Make Sweet Love / Together Again       05.1975
STAT   007  THE RUBETTES     Foe-Dee-O-Dee / With You               06.1975
STAT   008  STEVE BECK       For The Love Of You / Oh Zandra        06.1975
STAT     9  MAC & KATIE KISOON : Like A Butterfly/It's A Beutiful   08.1975
            Day
STAT    10  GARY BENSON      Don't Throw It All Away // This House  08.1975
STAT    11  FEDERATION       Back To Back / Hoping                  09.1975
STAT    12  GARY BENSON : You / How Can You Turn It Off So Well     09.1975
STAT    13  THE RUBETTES     Little Darling / Miss Goodie Two Shoes 10.1975
STAT    14  CASINO           Crazy / So Much Love                   11.1975
STAT    15  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : I'm Just Dreaming / Dream Of Me   12.1975
STAT    16  GARY BENSON      Tiffany / Whenever I'm Away From You   02.1976
STAT    17  SUNSHINE         Maria / Boom Boom                      02.1976
STAT    18  TOGA             More / It's A love Song                03.1976
STAT    19  SHORTY : Hey Baby What's Your Name / Judy Run Run       04.1976
STAT    20  THE RUBETTES     You're The Reason Why / Julia          04.1976
STAT    21  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : The Two Of Us/Darling I Love You  05.1976
STAT    22  THE DUPREES      Delicious / Sky's The Limit            05.1976
STAT    23  LAURIE LINGO     Convoy GB / Rock Is Dead               04.1976
STAT    24  GARY BENSON      Let Her In / The Best Things I Can Do    .1976
STAT    25  DELEGATION       Promise Of Love / It Only Happens      08.1976
STAT    26  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : Where Would Our Lobe Be/Fly Away    .1976
STAT    27  THE RUBETTES     Under One Roof / Sign Of The Times     07.1976
STAT    28  BILL HURD        Fools And Lovers / Everybody knows       .1976
STAT    29  GARY BENSON      Sharing You / Old Folk                 10.1976
STAT    30  KETTLE           Thinking Just Of You / Busker Boy        .1976
STAT    31  THE TAMLINS      Simplicity / Sweet V.I.P.                .1976
STAT    32  COUNTERPOINT     Nashville Man / Juke Box Rock            .1976
STAT    33  PERFECT          Walking In The Park Together             .1976
            / I Remember Johnny
STAT    34  HEAVY WATER      Let It Rain / Hole In The Roof         01.1977
STAT    35  LAURIE LINGO AND THE DIPSTICKS : Live At The Blue Boar  12.1976
            / Good King Wenceslas
STAT    36  BILLY SCOTT      A Christmas Tale / Christmas Time      12.1976
            Is Here Again
STAT    37  THE RUBETTES     Baby I Know / Dancing In The Rain      01.1977
STAT    38  WATER PISTOLS    Gimme That Punk Junk / Soft Punk       12.1976
STAT    39  CHAMPAGNE        Old Time Music / This Must Be The End  01.1977
            Of The Line
STAT    40  DELEGATION       Where Is The Love / Back Door Love     04.1977
STAT    41  GARY BENSON      Can't Let You Go / Love Me Like The    03.1977
            First Time
STAT    42  THE GLASS BAND   Singapore Sling /                      03.1977
STAT    43  MAC KISSOON      Stone Walls / Forever Is My Love       01.1977
STAT    44  THE RUBETTES     Ladies Of Loredo/I'm In Love With You  04.1977
STAT    45
STAT    46  SHOWDOWN         What's Your Name / Impulse             04.1977
STAT    47
STAT    48  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : You're Love / Gimme Gimme Your      .1977
            Lovin'
STAT    49
STAT    50  LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB : We Can Do It / Liverpool Lou  06.1977
            / We Shall Not Be Moved / You'll Never Walk Alone
STAT    51  ROKOTTO          Get Up And Dance Now/Are You Ready?    06.1977
STAT    52  SHOWDOWN         What's Your Name ? / Impulse           06.1977
STAT    53  BREEZE           Let Me Believe It's Like Heaven        06.1977
            / When You See My Baby
STAT    54  KATIE KISSOON    If Not For Your LOve / This Thing      07.1977
            Called Love
STAT    55  DELEGATION       You've Been Doing Me/Baby You're       08.1977
            My Mystery
STAT    56  MAINSTREET       Holding On / You Got Everything        09.1977
STAT    57  GEORGE ANTHONY   Don't Play Your Rock/Time To Spare     09.1977
STAT    58  CAMOUFLAGE       Bee Sting / Take A Ride                09.1977
STAT    59  RICKY KING       Verde / Go Cart                        10.1977
STAT    60  THE GLASS BAND   Getting In Deep With You / Queen       10.1977
            Of The Can-Can Show
STAT    61
STAT    62  ROKOTTO          Boogie On Up / Jungle Fever            10.1977
STAT    63  SHOWDOWN         I Keep Doin' It Pt.1 / Pt.2            12.1977
STAT    64  DELEGATION       The Promise Of Love / Oh Honey         10.1977
STAT    65  PAUL BROOKES     Stardancer / Time Lord                   .1977
STAT    66  PLUMMET AIRLANES : It's Hard / My Time In A While         .1977
STAT    67  DANNY ROBERTS    There Ain't No UFO (Gonna Catch My     12.1977
            Diesel) / Wish I Could See You Again
STAT    68  ROKOTTO          For The Broken Hearted/You And Me      01.1978
STAT    69  GARY BENSON      Don't Throu It All Away / The Actor    02.1978
STAT    70  MAC & KATIE KISSOON : Sugar Candy Kisses / I'm Just     02.1978
            Dreaming
STAT    71  MARTINEZ : I Love The Way You Love Me / Masterpiece     06.1978
STAT    72  BILLY MURRAY     I Heart And Stone / I Don't Want       03.1978
            To Be A Hero
STAT    73  HAMPDEN HEROES   Scotland Bonnie Scotland               02.1978
            / Into The Dead Of The Night
STAT    74  MAINSTREET       No Appointment Neccessary              02.1978
            / Still Hanging On To Love
STAT    75  DELEGATION       Honey I'm Rich                         04.1978
            / Let Me Take You To The Sun
STAT    76  SUNSHINE         Too Much In Love / Hello Heartache     04.1978
STAT    77  BROWN SUGAR      Look What You've Done/Baby Come Back   04.1978
STAT    78  THE MAYTALS      Disco Reggae / Dub A Little Reggae     05.1978
STAT    79  THUNDERBOOTS     I Remember Lucy/You Should Know Better 06.1979
STAT    80  ROKOTTO          Funk Theory / Get On Down              06.1978
STAT    81  NIGEL MARTINEZ   You're Mine Now/Better Things To Come    .1978
STAT    82  DELEGATION       Oh Honey/Love Is Like A Fire             .1979
STAT    83  WAYNE ST.JOHN    Something's Up (Love Me Like The         .1978
            First Time) / Runnin' Wild
STAT    84  AMIGOS O'LANE    (Tribute To) Ardiles And Villa         09.1978
            / The Yellow Card Song
STAT    85  CHARTER III : TV Eye (Theme) / The Naked (Theme)          .1978
STAT    86  BARBARA CARTLAND : If You Were The Only Girl In The       .1979
            World / I'll See You Again
STAT    87  STUART REFFOLD:Kiss Your Lover/Oldest Line In The World   .1979
STAT    88  SOOTHSAYER       Lion Sleeps Tonight / Heatwave           .1979
STAT    89  MICK WHITAKER    One Night Stand / Everybody More       11.1978
STAT    90  RATS & DELICIOUS : No Time / Out With The Boys          02.1979
STAT    91  ROY HUDD         (Everybody Needs A) Christmas Tree     02.1979
            / The First Time , The Last Time
STAT    92  BOB PRYDE        Santas Little Helpers / Somebody's     12.1978
            Nicked My Gnome
STAT    93
STAT    94  ECLIPSE          Get Up Get Up / Never Gonna Give         .1979
            Your Love Away
STAT    95  PATCHWORK        Miller's Tune Pt.1 / Pt.2                .1979
STAT    96  ROKOTTO          Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed       .1979
            / Tell Me
STAT    97  PAUL BROOKES     Julie's Theme / Steps From Beyond 1      .1979
STAT    98  LIMOUSINE        Sweet Story / Oh So Proud              11.1979
STAT    99  DENNY & THE JETS : Shoo Be Doo / At A Distance            .1979
STAT   100  MOTION PICTURES  Twisted Avenues/Unknown Quantity       11.1980
STAT   101  RED ALERT        Break The Rules/QWhat Do You Do For    09.1980
            Laughs ?
STAT   102  PETER PROUD      Hypnotist / Crazy                      01.1981
STAT   103  PETER PROUD      Angel Baby / Over Acting               04.1981
STAT   104  MOTION PICTURES  Jon / Audio Scan                       07.1981
STAT   105  MICK WHITAKER    Looking For LOve In A Stranger         07.1981
            / Everybody Move
STAT   106  STRAND           Nobody Drinks Champagne Anymore        08.1981
            / Harry , I'm A Pop Star
STAT   107  ROKOTTO          If I Had You / 6000000 $ Baby          09.1981
STAT   108  PETER PROUD      That Girl/Angel Baby/Over Acting       09.1981
STAT   109  ORCHESTRAL FEVER : Christmas Stars And More             11.1981
            / Good King Wenceslas
STAT   110  ROCCOTTO : She's A Woman / For The Broken Hearted       11.1981
STAT   111  ELAINE HOLLOWAY  Mr.Christmas / Christmas Time Is Here  11.1981
            Again
STAT   112  VERA LYNN        I Love This Land/The Victory Theme     06.1982
STAT   113  ZAGER & FASHION  In Love Again / Hold On                07.1982
STAT.T 114  I-SPY CLUB       Rosetta Blue / I Spy                   10.1982
STAT   115  BOIZEE           Winter Is / (instrumental version)     11.1982
STAT   116  I-SPY CLUB : Memories Are Made Of This / Rosetta Blue   11.1982
STAT   117  CHRIS FASHION    Eetee We Love You / May Way Of Giving  12.1982
STAT   118  BLACKSTUFF LADS  Gis A Job / Yozzer's Rap               12.1982
STAT.T 119  ELITE            You Don't Care About I / Silly Grin    01.1983
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