The Saga Of Strata Records

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The previously unreleased album 'Clap! Clap! (The Joyful Noise),' by the late pianist and Strata Records co-founder Kenny Cox, is finally seeing the light of day on a new label called 180 Proof.

During its brief run in the late 1960s and '70s, Detroit's Strata Records put out just six albums, but the owners of the jazz and funk label recorded many more that went unreleased. Now, one New York record collector and indie-label operator is releasing some of those recordings, some 40 years later.

Amir Abdullah of 180 Proof Records tells us Strata's story, which includes a role played by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and a better-known spinoff, New York's Strata-East Records.