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Malaco Records Story

Shaun Escoffery with the story of soul label Malaco Records, based in Jackson, Mississippi, and one of the last old-fashioned record companies, and how it has survived and thrives.

Shaun Escoffery tells the story of Malaco Records of Jackson, Mississippi - the last soul record company!

Malaco Records, based in the deep south of Jackson Mississippi, is one of - if not the - last old fashioned record companies. It's a label, it's a studio, it's a distribution centre and in this internet age it's an insanely tightly focused soul & blues label dedicated to serving an intensely loyal local audience. If one of its releases becomes a huge hit - like Fern Kinney, Dorothy Moore's Misty Blue or My Toot Toot - then that's a bonus but its not the be all & end all.

This programme looks at how Malaco survives and thrives, but also at the rich heritage of Mississippi music that sustains & supports it.

57 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Dec 2015 22:00

Music Played

  • Paul Davis

    Mississippi River

    • The Last Soul Company.
    • Malaco.
    • 007.
  • Dorothy Moore

    Misty Blue

    • Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist.
    • Global Television.
  • Jean Knight

    Mr Big Stuff

    • Stax Greatest Hits (Various Artists).
    • Stax.
  • Anita Ward

    Ring My Bell

    • Songs Of Love.
    • Big Break Records.
    • 9.
  • Mr. Sipp

    Sipp Slide

    • The Mississippi Blues Child.
    • Malaco.
    • 006.
  • Mr. Sipp

    TMBC

    • The Mississippi Blues Child.
    • Malaco.
    • 001.
  • Muddy Waters

    Country Blues #1 (Plantatation Recordings)

  • The Jackson Southernaires

    Travel On

    • The Last Record Company.
    • Malaco.
    • 003.
  • Fern Kinney

    Together We Are Beautiful

    • The All Time Greatest Love Songs Vol.
    • Columbia.
  • Mississippi Fred McDowell

    Red Cross Store

    • The Last Soul Company.
    • Malaco.
    • 006.
  • King Floyd

    Groove Me

    • Atlantic.
  • Jean Knight

    Mr Big Stuff

    • Stax Greatest Hits (Various Artists).
    • Stax.
  • Dorothy Moore

    Misty Blue

    • Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist.
    • Global Television.
  • Anita Ward

    Ring My Bell

    • Songs Of Love.
    • Big Break Records.
    • 9.
  • Z.Z. Hill

    Down Home Blues

    • The Last Soul Company.
    • Malaco.
    • 008.
  • Denise LaSalle

    Wet Match

    • The Last Soul Company.
    • Malaco.
    • 005.
  • Grady Champion

    Who Dat

    • Bootleg Whiskey.
    • Malaco.
    • 007.

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