R&B-Soul

VA/Onederful: Onederful

 

The first installment of the One-derful! Collection focuses on the namesake imprint of this legendary Chicago label group – to be followed by compilations of the Mar-V-Lus, M-Pac!, Halo, Midas, and Toddlin' Town sub-labels. It marks the first in-depth study of what was once one of Chicago’s most prominent African-American run labels. Within the grooves of these 25 tracks lie orchestrated soul classics from McKinley Mitchell and Betty Everett, raucous mid-1960s R&B dancers from the Five Du-Tones which shake every bone, superb deep soul ballads from Otis Clay, and extraordinary group harmony sides from The Sharpees and The Admirations, plus 12 tracks that have never been issued!
Central to One-derful! is the Leaner family. By 1962 when brothers George and Ernie Leaner started One-derful! Records, they were revered figures on Chicago's Record Row and beyond. They distributed material from labels like Motown and Stax and One-derful! attracted top talent. It wasn't uncommon for a WVON DJ to help One-derful! sign their newest discovery, or for their singers, musicians, songwriters, or producers to have Chess or Motown on their resumes. Nearly 20 years prior, George and Ernie started work at their sister's Groove Record Shop. Before long, George was an assistant to legendary blues producer Lester Melrose, and later the brothers helped run Parkway Records – recording historic 78s featuring Little Walter and Muddy Waters. They did all of this before launching United Record Distributors in 1950 – regarded as the nation's first black owned record distributor. In addition, their uncle Al Benson was the most influential Radio DJ on Chicago's South Side. His on-air support and occasional partnerships with the Chess brothers proved crucial to their early success. He also helped many DJs get their start, including Vivian Carter who later formed Vee-Jay Records. In fact, United Record Distributors hosted her wedding. The Leaner name also turns up in connection with many of the greats in blues and soul: George Leaner produced an early release for Berry Gordy's Tamla label, and in the 1970s Ernie Leaner and Stax's Al Bell partnered to form Ernie's Onestop and a chain of Record World stores. The Leaner family were among the most important black businessmen of music's golden era, yet much of their history has only been superficially documented until now.
Between 1962 and 1971, the One-derful! family of labels released 180+ 45s of stunning soul, funk, and gospel. Over two years of painstaking research and work, including countless hours spent cataloging, transferring, and mastering 250 of the label's tapes, has contributed to an amazingly extensive reissue collection. In addition, some of the world's leading experts have contributed liner notes and interviewed virtually every known surviving artist, producer, and otherwise involved party.

In total, the six volumes of the One-derful! Collection include 147 tracks, 57 which were never issued, and 144 pages of 12" x 12" liner notes stuffed full of rare and never before seen photos and memorabilia. Spanning 1962 to 1971, these compilations bring forth a wealth of overlooked and never before heard recordings and history.



Item Number/
SKU: SSRLP35-1

Label: Secret Stash

Genre: R&B-Soul

Format: DLP+DL

Level: Not in stock

Release Date: 10.28.2014

Price: $24.99

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1.  Otis Clay - Got to Find A Way - Alt Version

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2.  The Sharpees - The Sock

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3.  Joe & Mack - The Prettiest Girl

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4.  The Five Du-Tones - When You Get That Feeling

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5.  Lucky Laws - Who Is She

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6.  McKinley Mitchell - What Love Will Make You Do

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7.  Betty Everett - Please Love Me

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8.  The Sharpees - Take Me To Your Leader

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9.  The Rockmasters - Love Is A Wonderful Thing

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10.  Mary Silvers - Here Comes My Baby

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11.  Beverly Shaffer - Meet Me Halfway

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12.  Liz Lands - The 7th Hour

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13.  The Admirations - All For You

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14.  The Five Du-Tones - Shake A Tail Feather

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15.  The Sharpees - Do The 45

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16.  Otis Clay - Thank You Love

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17.  McKinley Mitchell - The Town I Live In

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18.  Liz Lands - Im Guilty

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19.  Betty Everett - Your Love Is Important To Me

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20.  The Five Du-Tones - Enjoy Yourself

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21.  McKinley Mitchell - Now That Youre Gone

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22.  Jay Jordan - The Man of The Town

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23.  The Admirations - Dont Leave Me

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24.  Beverly Shaffer - Happy Times

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25.  Otis Clay - A Lasting Love

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Lee Fields/Standing By Your Side

 

Side A is "Standing By Your Side" from the Emma Jean album. Side B is "Don't Walk."





Item Number/
SKU: TS070

Label: Truth & Soul

Genre: R&B-Soul

Format: 7 in.

Note: PRESALE

Release Date: 07.24.2015

Price: $9.99

K15/MIST

 

Sister label to Wild Oats offers a fresh take on the soulful side. Reverse board sleeve w/ subtle printed interior.





Item Number/
SKU: NR4A01

Label: No Room For Air

Genre: R&B-Soul

Format: 7 in.

Level: In Stock

Release Date: 02.09.2015

Price: $11.99

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1.  Mist

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2.  Twilight

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3.  Crush

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VA/Atlantic Unearthed:Soul Sis

 

Lady soul legends compiled; Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Dee Dee Sharp, Mary Wells, Barbara Lewis, Doris Troy, Irma Thomas, Margie Joseph, Baby Washington, Esther Phillips, Laura Lee, Jackie Moore, The Sweet Inspirations, Bettye Swann, Judy Clay, etc.





Item Number/
SKU: ATL77626CD

Label: Atlantic

Genre: R&B-Soul

Format: CD

Level: Not in stock

Release Date: 06.06.2006

Price: $8.85

Wild Jimmy Spruill/Scratch

 

Possessor of one of the most signature guitar styles of the 50s & early 60s, yet was only a session man until his explosive solo powered the number one pop hit Wilbur Harrisonメs `Kansas City`. 20 tracks as leader & sideman.





Item Number/
SKU: NTICD7150

Label: Night Train International

Genre: R&B-Soul

Format: CD

Level: Not in stock

Release Date: 07.04.2006

Price: $8.50

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