Knocks Me Off My Feet. A Something's Extra Bonus Record. Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call).Dead Wax T1 T13-340C2-2645-S-10H-13 JSXAL T2 T13-340C2-2648-S-10H-13 JSXAL T1 T13-340C2-2646-S-10H-13 JSXAL T1 T13-340C2-2647-S-10H-13 JSXAL 2649S-1C 1T 2650S-1A Tamla Records was started on January 12, 1959 by Berry Gordy. He originally wanted to name the label "Tammy", after the Debbie Reynolds film, but that name was already taken.
Later that year, he started his second label, Motown. Which became Tamla's parent label and the cornerstone of Gordy's musical empire. During the PolyGram era and after 10 years in dormancy, Tamla was reactivated in late 1996 under the presidency of Andre Harrell.
With the intention of becoming a reggae imprint, but was then immediately retired after Harrell was relieved of his position in 1997. Tamla (hereby referred to at this point as Tamla Recordings) was the only classic Motown imprint ever to be reactivated since 1986, and its only artist was Cocoa Tea.
As of the acquisition of PolyGram in 1999, Motown and all its properties are now part of the Universal Music Group.