Re-Runz Records is owned by Ed Smith who is also the owner/operator of Southern Soul Blues Rado. He has been collecting music in the form of CD's, Vinyl and concert videos seriously since 1974. He has always been connected to music in some kind of way. All this while still holding down a professional career outside of music from which he has retired from. He has been a DJ, former music retailer as a store owner, musician, singer, songwriter, poducer and co-owner of an Independent record label with his brother "Fly" Smith who has recorded several "Funk" and "Black rock" 45's back in the day. But recently he has produced local Hip-Hop artist in the Central Florida area.
Ed plays several instruments. However, his primary instrument is guitar. He has owned his own band and has played with many Funk, RnB and soul groups in the Florida area such as "Bobby Williams", "Smith Bros. Band", "Fly Smith Space Family", "Colors of Sunset" and "Star City Band". His musical journey began at the age of 15 making his rounds of the chitlin circuit on week-ends and during the summer up and down the Southeast U.S. with a 16 piece review Band called "The Soul Messengers" playing trumpet and guitar. Through the years he along with his brother have been members of groups that were opening acts for several Nationally known artist such as James Brown, Kool & The Gang and The Delfonics just to name a few. He comes from a family of talented musicians. His grandfather was a long time jazz drummer for Lionel Hampton and Chic Web and other famous musicians. His uncle also played trumpet in B.B. King's band and the Silas Green Show Revue.
Ed also been involved in the mail order of selling vinyl for 33 years as far back as 1984. He has sold vinyl and CDs all over the world even before the internet. From 1990 to 2000 he was the owner of a store that primarily sold new cds. Ed feels that there is a resurgence of vinyl and the climate is right once again to engage in the retail business of selling music in all media formats.