One-Derful! "The One-Derful Collection: M-Pac Records" (Volume 3) + Booklet

One-Derful! "The One-Derful Collection: M-Pac Records" (Volume 3) + Booklet

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  • 24 Rare & Unreleased Soul Tracks Circa 1962-1968 - Includes 10 Tracks That Have Never Been Released Before! 
  • This 3rd Installment from the One-Derful! Collection has been featured in Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Wax Poetics, Noisey & Okayplayer
  • 2X Vinyl LP is Beautifully Packaged & Includes a 24-Page Booklet! 
  • CD is Packaged As A 6 Panel DigiPack & Includes a 32-Page Booklet! 

The third installment of the One-derful! Collection focuses on M-Pac!, the blues and hard soul imprint of this legendary R&B label group. M-Pac! is preceded by the One-derful! and Mar-V-Lus compilations and will be followed by releases of the Halo, Midas, and Toddlin’ Town sub-labels.

The One-Derful! series 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 24 tracks lie superb group harmonies from The Ringleaders and The Accents, gritty hard soul leads from Willie Parker and Stacy Johnson, and songs from one of Chicago’s most under-appreciated soul shouters in Harold Burrage, plus 10 tracks that were never issued! 

Central to M-Pac! is the Leaner family; by 1962 when brothers George and Ernie Leaner added M-Pac! as a 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. 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. 

Track List: 

1) Willie Parker - I Live The Life I Love

2) The Accents - New Girl

3) The Ringleaders - All of My Life (unreleased)

4) Harold Burrage - Bad Situation (unreleased)

5) Dorthy Prince - Hey Mister

6) Andrew Tibbs - Change of Heart (unreleased)

7) Bobby Davis - Damper Down

8) Maurice Dollison & The Turnkeys - The Earth Worm PT. 1

9) Willie Parker - Let Me Make It Up To You (unreleased)

10) Harold Burrage - Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Since You've Been Gone)

11) The Ringleaders - I'd Like To Win You Over (unreleased)

12) Benny Turner - Angel (unreleased)

13) Harold Burrage - Mountain of Soul (unreleased) 

14) Stacy Johnson - I Stand Alone

15) Willie Parker - Never In A Million Years (unreleased)

16) The Ringleaders - Baby, What Happened To Our Love

17) Big Daddy Simpson - Lonely Man (unreleased)

18) The Accents - Do You Need A Good Man

19) Stacy Johnson - Don't Try To Fool Me

20) Harold Burrage - Got To Find A Way (Extended Version) 

21) Willie Parker - So Glad (unreleased)

22) Benny Turner - Come Back Home 

23) The Ringleaders - Let's Start Over

24) Dorothy Prince - Every Night 

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