V/A - One-derful! The Mar-V-Lus Collection
The Mar-V-Lous Collection
Secret Stash 52 - on CD w/ thick booklet
In 1962, when brothers George and Ernie Leaner founded One-derful! Records, they were revered figures in Chicago's music scene. The Leaners distributed material from labels like Motown and Stax, and as a result, One-derful! attracted top talent. The second installment of the One-derful! Collection focuses on Mar-V-Lus, the teen-oriented imprint of this legendary R&B label group. Mar-V-Lus is preceded by the One-derful! Records compilation and will be followed by releases of the M-Pac!, Halo, Midas, and Toddlin' Town sub-labels. This series marks the first in-depth study of what was once one of Chicago’s most prominent African-American run labels.
Mar-V-Lus Records is available in 2xLP and CD formats, and within the grooves of these 25 tracks lie classic dance numbers from Alvin Cash, pure harmonies from The Du-Ettes, soulful funk from Josephine Taylor, aching deep ballads from Johnny Sayles, teen laments from Miss Madeline & The
Young Folk, and Detroit influenced uptempo floor fillers from Joseph Moore, The Blenders, and The Ulti-mations, plus 10 tracks that were never issued!
More than two years' of research and work — including many hours spent cataloging, transferring, and mastering 250 of the label's tapes — made this extensive collection possible.
Spanning 1962 to 1971, the compilations bring forth a wealth of previously forgotten recordings and history.
This is the digi-pak CD with lavish booklet including thorough liner notes by noted Chicago soul scholar Robert Pruter. Essential listening for fans of classic Chicago soul.
Essential listening for fans of classic Chicago soul.