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Formed in the mid 1970's by Leonard Silver, Amherst Records has a variety of releases including Spyro Gyra, Glenn Medeiros, Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band, Jackie DeShannon, David LaFlamme, Solomon Burke, and more.

In 1984, Amherst Records acquired all the master recordings of the AVCO Embassy/H & L Records labels including The Stylistics, Van McCoy, The Chambers Brothers and The Softones.

Mr. Silver left this Earth in March 2017, but his legacy lives on through Amherst Records as they continue to promote their treasured catalog and share it with the world.

The Softones

Digital Release Out Now!

The digital release of the Softones eponymous debut album from 1973; includes some of their most prolific hits, including "My Dream", "Can't Help Falling In Love", and "I'm Gonna Prove It”; includes two tracks previously unavailable digitally ("Everybody Knew But Me" and "Never Let A Woman Like That Go By")


Digital Release Out Now!

Digital reissue of the 1977 album by the Monsters, originally released on H&L Records (arranger/producer/composer team Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore); this parody album features a variety of songs perfect for Halloween party playlists, including “Transylvania Disco Hustle,” “Lie Down In My Coffin,” and a cover of “Monster Mash;” focus track: “The Mummy”.



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