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The Last Soul Company: Malaco, A Thirty Year Retrospective
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Blues, Pop, R&B
Jackson, Mississippi's Malaco Records has been the very model of an indie concern sticking to its roots--in this case, Southern soul and blues--while staying current enough to occasionally break its discs into the mainstre... more »
Jackson, Mississippi's Malaco Records has been the very model of an indie concern sticking to its roots--in this case, Southern soul and blues--while staying current enough to occasionally break its discs into the mainstream. In the '70s, this strategy made for smashes as diverse as King Floyd's "Groove Me," Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff," Dorothy Moore's "Misty Blue," and Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell." By the mid-'80s, Malaco had scored big with Z.Z. Hill's barely updated cheating ballads and had revitalized the career of Bobby "Blue" Bland with the classic Members Only. (The company performed a similar feat a decade later with Johnnie Taylor's Good Love!) Some '80s and '90s cuts suffer from cheesy production, but this six-CD box set does a great job of tracing Malaco's many triumphs. --Rickey Wright
I've been tellin' ya and tellin' ya....
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 03/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...about those houserocking good soul & blues folks from Malaco Records outta Jackson Mississippi for over a year now and I bet some of you thought that I totally lost it when I said these are the jams that are really being played in those bluesbars and roadhouse get-togethers. Well here they are, six CDs with some of the best soul and blues jams ever! Eddie Floyd! Dorothy Moore! Little Milton! Bobby Blue Bland! Denise Lasalle! Shirley Brown! Tyrone Davis! Johnnie Taylor! Poonanny! and newcomer Tonya! You have died and gone to heaven! This is IT!"
Great non main road music
yygsgsdrassil | 10/27/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"great r/b music you will never find at your record shop real grass route soul music"