Malaco Records

Malaco Records

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Malaco Records is an independent record label based out of Jackson, Mississippi. Malaco is and has been the home of several blues and gospel acts such as Johnnie Taylor, Dorothy Moore, Little Milton, and the Mississippi Mass Choir. It has received a historic marker issued by the Mississippi Blues Commission commemorating its important place on the Mississippi Blues Trail. A tornado on April 15, 2011, destroyed much of the company. Malaco Records was founded in 1962 by Tommy Couch, Mitchell Malouf, and Wolf Stephenson, initially as a booking agency. In 1967, the company opened a recording studio in a building that remains the home of Malaco. Experimenting with local songwriters and artists, the company began producing master recordings. Malaco needed to license their early recordings with established labels for national distribution. Between 1968 and 1970, Capitol Records released six singles and a Grammy-nominated album by legendary bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136502933
  • 9786136502939