V/A - The Midas Records Collection (CD)
The fifth installment of the One-derful! Collection focuses on Midas, the gritty soul & funk imprint of this legendary R&B label group. Midas is preceded by the One-derful!, Mar-V-Lus, M-Pac!, and Halo compilations and will be followed by Toddlin’Town.This series marks the first in-depth study of what was once one of Chicago’s most prominent African-American run labels.
Midas Records is available in 2XLP and CD formats, and within the grooves of these 25 tracks are generous helpings of funk, southern soul, and storming group vocals. As the shortest lived label in the One-derful! stable, Midas also provides an opportunity to dig deep into One-derful!’s vast tape vaults. Among the 11 never issued tracks are gems from Andre Williams, Benny Sharp & The Sharpies, Bobby Mack, and McKinley Mitchell.
Central to Midas is the Leaner family. In the early 1960s when brothers George and Ernie Leaner added the Halo sub-label to their One-derful! label, they were revered figures on Chicago’s Record Row and beyond. They distributed material from labels like Motown and Stax and they attracted top talent. It wasn’t uncommon for a WVON DJ to help the Leaners sign their newest discovery, or for their singers, musicians, songwriters, or producers to have Chess or Motown on their resumes.
Benny Sharp & The Sharpies - Wagon Wheel
Andre Williams - Mo Jo Hanna
Irene Scott - Everyday Worries
No No Starr - Swing Your Love My Way
Lonnie Brooks - Mr. Hot Shot
The Danderliers - Walk On With Your Nose Up
Mckinley Mitchell - End Of A Rainbow
Andre Williams - Football
Benny Sharp & The Sharpies - Hey People
The Inspirations - Your Wish Is My Command
Reginald Day - Lost Love
Bobby Mack - Your Love Is A Good Thing For Me
Epics and Larry & The Hippies - Mydestination
Benny Sharp & The Sharpies - Music (I Like It) (Part 1)
Big Daddy Rogers - I’m A Big Man
Bobby Mack - Malnutrition
Epics And Larry & The Hippies - Call Her Back
The Compliments - Beware, Beware
Mckinley Mitchell - The World Is In Trouble
Irene Scott - You’re No Good
Lonnie Brooks - The Popeye
Reginald Day - My Girl Jean
The Inspirations - I’ll Take A Chance On You
Bobby Mack - Lovin On Borrowed Time
Mckinley Mitchell - True Love
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