* Member Info

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Like Us on Facebook

Air brakes... - Bukka White, Special Streamline

Author Topic: Son of Red Lick  (Read 2391 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline uncle bud

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 8314
  • Rank amateur
Son of Red Lick
« on: May 23, 2008, 08:16:56 AM »
Weenies, especially UK'ers, will be very pleased to hear of the return of Red Lick Records.


Red Lick Records, the UK and Europe's leading specialist blues music mail order supplier
for almost 30 years, is re-emerging this summer with new owners and from a new

Having built a premier reputation as the specialist source of all styles and formats of blues
related music from a location in Porthmadog, North Wales, operational details are
currently being finalised by the new owners to re-open for business from a new base in
Cardiff, South Wales.

Tony Chilcott, the new Managing Director of Red Lick Records Ltd, says "As a customer
since the very beginning nearly 30 years ago, Red Lick has long been an important part of
my blues education and ongoing source of enjoyment. With Ken and Ann Smith retiring in
2007 from the full-time responsibilities of Red Lick, I felt it was important for someone to
continue with Red Lick for future generations of blues lovers."

The plan for the business is initially to re-create Red Lick as it has been over the years,
with a focus on range and depth of stock, expert advice and recommendations and a
commitment to a high quality service at competitive prices. The first catalogue of 2008 is
being scheduled for a July release but the website ( will be regularly
updated to keep customers and other contacts informed of progress and dates to look out

Tony says: "We will start by contacting the loyal customer base that has been impressively
built over the years and re-establishing relationships with key distributors, suppliers and
partners. We intend to do this to ensure that when we do re-open we can hit the ground
running and provide from the first day as efficient and friendly service as Red Lick
customers have come to expect. We will of course also be looking for new contacts and
customers so anyone interested should get in touch."
Page 1 of 2

Critical to the achievement of customer continuity is that Red Lick founders and previous
owners Ken and Ann Smith will remain a key part of the new Red Lick team, acting as
consultants and advisers and providing a lead on editorial content for the reviews that will
feature in future Red Lick catalogues.

Tony says: "As well as their advice and guidance in running a mail order business, the
expert knowledge of blues and other musical forms of Ken and Ann is widely recognised
and acknowledged as being almost encyclopaedic. It would be a great loss to Red Lick
customers and the blues world in general if they did not continue to participate in some
way and we are all excited about their continued involvement."   

Ken Smith says: "Having created and built Red Lick over nearly 30 years it was very
important to Ann and myself that when we retired it was passed on to new owners who
could continue to serve our fantastic and loyal customers and, in many cases, friends. We
are extremely pleased to have been able to pass the baton on to Tony and his wife Julie
whose love of the blues reminds Ann and I very much of how we were when we started."


For further information contact Tony Chilcott at Red Lick
Red Lick Records
PO Box 55
CF11 1JT

Tel:    029 2049 6369

Offline SteveMcBill

  • Member
  • Posts: 180
  • This too shall pass! So grab it while you can!
    • Steve Mc's Acoustic Guitar
Re: Son of Red Lick
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 02:58:12 PM »
Absolutely excellent news. Although my wallet may not think so !!

Thanks for the 'heads-up' Andrew - appreciated.

Steve   :)

Offline Parlor Picker

  • Member
  • Posts: 1621
  • Aloha
Re: Son of Red Lick
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 01:09:41 AM »
Great news.  The Phoenix rises from the ashes...

I hope they continue to do second-hand vinyl as well.
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
Barbecue Bob

Offline rjtwangs

  • Member
  • Posts: 182
Re: Son of Red Lick
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 10:20:21 AM »

  Great news, is it now up and running??


Offline jostber

  • Member
  • Posts: 629
Re: Son of Red Lick
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 11:40:41 AM »
Great news.  The Phoenix rises from the ashes...

I hope they continue to do second-hand vinyl as well.

...and reviews too! They had some great ones in their previous catalogues. :)

Offline jostber

  • Member
  • Posts: 629
Re: Son of Red Lick
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 03:58:03 AM »
Any more news on when they will be back?


SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal