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V/A - The Midas Records Collection (CD)

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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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