VA - The Last Soul Company: Malaco, A Thirty Year Retrospective [6CD Box Set] (1999)
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Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk | Label: Malaco Records | Catalog Number: MCD 0030
When Malaco Records started out in the late 1960s, the label that small Southern R&B companies looked up to was Stax. The Jackson, MS-based Malaco, like the Memphis-based Stax, focused mainly on deep-fried Southern soul in the beginning – only in 1968 and 1969, Malaco was a struggling young operation that was fighting to stay afloat. But ironically, Malaco would still be in business long after Stax's 1975 demise, and it would continue to favor classic soul long after most labels had moved away from it. When other black-oriented independents were putting out urban contemporary, rap and house music in the 1980s and 1990s.