Malaco Records

Malaco Records

Profile:
Jackson, Mississippi-based black gospel/Southern R&B label started by Tommy Couch and Mitchell Malouf (the company name is a combination of founders Malouf and Couch's last names = Malaco) in 1966. It struck paydirt nationally with King Floyd's "Groove Me" on its Chimneyville label (which was distributed by Atlantic Records subsidiary Cotillion) in 1970 and Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff" (produced by Couch, Malouf and partner Wolf Stephenson but released on Stax).

The label eventually signed a national distribution deal under its own name in 1975 with Henry Stone's T.K. Records, also migrating its Chimneyville label from Atlantic. It had a monster pop and R&B hit with the classic Southern soul ballad "Misty Blue" by Dorothy Moore a year later. It later signed Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, Z.Z. Hill and Denise LaSalle to the label.

It became a major force in black gospel music when The Jackson Southernaires left ABC Songbird and signed with the label in 1975 with the group's second lead singer Frank Williams eventually becoming their chief Gospel Music A&R executive, a post he would hold until his death in 1993. Malaco distributes recordings on the Melendo and Blackberry labels formed by Williams' brothers Melvin, Leonard and Doug of The Williams Brothers (2).

Malaco acquired the gospel division of the legendary Savoy Records in 1985 (its jazz and R&B backlog is today known as Savoy Jazz). It remained largely dormant apart from reissues of the Rev. James Cleveland's work until recently when an attempt to relaunch the label was made with new signings. It had also recently acquired Atlanta International Records from Alan Freeman.

The Malaco Music Group, as the company is known today, is active in gospel, blues, R&B and dance music.
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Contact Info:
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9287
Jackson, MS 39286-9287
USA

Physical Address:
3023 West Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39213
USA

Main Phone Number: 601-982-4522
Main Fax Number: 601-982-4528
For General Questions: malaco@malaco.com
Malaco Customer Service: 1-800-272-7936
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
8M-6351 Dorothy Moore Misty Blue(8-Trk, Album) Malaco Records 8M-6351 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
12 MAL 005 Fern Kinney Beautiful Love Song(12") Malaco Records, Malaco Records 12 MAL 005 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12 MAL 1204 Power (3) Play It Again, Sam(12", EP) Malaco Records 12 MAL 1204 UK 1981 Sell This Version
1011 Shirley Brown Joy & Pain(LP, Album) Malaco Records 1011 US 1993 Sell This Version
1022 Deep South Wind It's Nice To Be In Love / Hello Love, Mr. Happiness(7") Malaco Records 1022 US 1974 Sell This Version
1029 Dorothy Moore Misty Blue(7", Single) Malaco Records 1029 US 1975 Sell This Version
1037 Dorothy Moore For Old Time Sake 1037 US 1976 Sell This Version
1040 Dorothy Moore & Eddie Floyd Dorothy Moore & Eddie Floyd - We Should Really Be In Love / I'll Never Be Loved (Single) 1040 US 1977 Sell This Version
1041 Jewel Bass Overflowing (For You) / I Don't Trust Myself(7") Malaco Records 1041 US Unknown Sell This Version
1042 Dorothy Moore I Believe You / Love Me (Single) 1042 US 1977 Sell This Version
1043 Eddie Floyd Prove It To Me (7", Single) Malaco Records 1043 US 1977 Sell This Version
1045 Chuck Brooks I Believe In Love(7") Malaco Records 1045 US 1977 Sell This Version
1047 Dorothy Moore With Pen In Hand / Too Blind To See (Single) 1047 US 1977 Sell This Version
1048 Dorothy Moore Let The Music Play (Single) 1048 US 1977 Sell This Version
1049 Chad Let's Get Aquainted(7", Single) Malaco Records 1049 US 1978 Sell This Version
1050 Nolan Struck Falling In Love With You(7") Malaco Records 1050 US 1978 Sell This Version
1051 Natural High (2) The Whole World Is Dancin' / That's Why (Single) 1051 US 1978 Sell This Version
1052 Dorothy Moore Special Occasion / Girl Overboard 1052 US 1978 Sell This Version
1053 Kim Morrison Hollywood And Vine(7") Malaco Records 1053 US 1978 Sell This Version
1054 Dorothy Moore (We Need More) Loving Time / Write A Little Prayer 1054 US 1978 Sell This Version
1055 Jewel Bass Let Your Love Rain Down On Me / I Don't Trust Myself 1055 US 1979 Sell This Version
1058 Fern Kinney Groove Me (Single) 1058 US 1979 Sell This Version
1059 Dorothy Moore Once Or Twice (7", Promo) Malaco Records 1059 US 1979 Sell This Version
2002 Chipper (5) Groovy Christmas / Toy Soldier (7", Promo) Malaco Records 2002 US Unknown Sell This Version
2003 The Tropics (2) Tired Of Waiting / Talking 'Bout Love(7", Promo) Malaco Records 2003 US Unknown Sell This Version
2090 Z.Z. Hill Open House At My House(7") Malaco Records 2090 US 1983 Sell This Version
2112 Denise LaSalle My Tu-Tu(7", Promo) Malaco Records 2112 US 1985 Sell This Version
2154 Bobby Bland You've Got To Hurt Before You Heal(7") Malaco Records 2154 US 1989 Sell This Version
2166 Bobby Bland Take Off Your Shoes(7") Malaco Records 2166 US 1990 Sell This Version
3301 Friendly Travelers I've Come A Long Way From Home(7") Glory Road 3301 US Unknown Sell This Version
4352 The Jackson Southernaires All God's Childrens(LP, Album) Malaco Records 4352 US 1976 Sell This Version
4353 Prince Dixon With The Jackson Southernaires* Prince Dixon With The Jackson Southernaires* - Prince Dixon With The Jackson Southernaires(LP) Malaco Records 4353 US 1976 Sell This Version
4357 The Jackson Southernaires The Jackson Southernaires(LP) Malaco Records, Malaco Records 4357 US 1978 Sell This Version
4358 The Gerald Sisters Let Us Sing(LP, Album) Malaco Records 4358 US 1980 Sell This Version
4362 The Jackson Southernaires Legendary Gentlemen(LP, Album) Malaco Records 4362 US 1979 Sell This Version
4363 The Williams Family The Williams Family(LP) Malaco Records 4363 US 1979 Sell This Version
4367 The Gerald Sisters Tree Of Life(LP, Album) Malaco Records 4367 US Unknown Sell This Version
4368 The Sensational Nightingales All About Jesus(LP) Malaco Records 4368 US 1980 Sell This Version
4374 The Williams Family I Gave My Life To Jesus(LP) Malaco Records 4374 US 1981 Sell This Version
4391 The Sensational Nightingales "I Surrender All"(LP) Malaco Records 4391 US 1984 Sell This Version
4402 The Jackson Southernaires Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Malaco Records 4402 US 1985 Sell This Version
4430 Willie Neal Johnson And The Gospel Keynotes From The Heart(LP, Album) Malaco Records 4430 UK & US 1988 Sell This Version
6003 Mississippi Mass Choir "Live" In Jackson, Mississippi(LP, Album, 2X-) Malaco Records 6003 US 1989 Sell This Version
6351 Dorothy Moore Misty Blue (Album) 6351 US 1976 Sell This Version
6352 Eddie Floyd Experience(LP, Album) Malaco Records 6352 US 1977 Sell This Version
6353 Dorothy Moore Dorothy Moore (Album) 6353 US 1977 Sell This Version
6356 Dorothy Moore Once More With Feeling (Album) 6356 US 1978 Sell This Version
6357 Freedom (2) Farther Than Imagination (Album) 6357 US 1979 Sell This Version
6358 James Bradley (2) James Bradley (Album) 6358 US 1979 Sell This Version
6359 Dorothy Moore Definitely Dorothy (Album) 6359 US 1978 Sell This Version
6361 Fern Kinney Groove Me (Album) 6361 US 1979 Sell This Version
7363 Dorothy Moore Talk To Me(LP, Album) Malaco Records 7363 US 1980 Sell This Version
7427 Little Milton I Will Survive(LP, Album) Malaco Records 7427 US 1985 Sell This Version
10212 King Floyd Body English / I Really Love You(7") Chimneyville Records 10212 US 1976 Sell This Version
03.2160 Pam Hall Late At Nights(7", Single) Fonomusic 03.2160 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
04.2135 The Disco Dog I'm Gonna Break Your Bones(12") Malaco Records 04.2135 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
79101 Fern Kinney Groove Me(7", Single) WEA 79101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
79 203 Fern Kinney I've Been Lonely For So Long(7", Single) WEA, Malaco Records 79 203 Benelux 1979 Sell This Version
99076 Fern Kinney Groove Me (Album) 99076 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
100130 Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful(7", Single) WEA, Malaco Records 100130 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
03.2135/1 The Disco Dog I'm Gonna Break Your Bones(7") Malaco Records, Fonomusic 03.2135/1 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
04.2160/1 Pam Hall Late At Nights(12") Fonomusic 04.2160/1 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
535 095-2 Various 500% Dance Hits(CD, Comp, Mixed) PolyTel 535 095-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
1850940 Denise LaSalle My Toot Toot(12", Com) Break Records 1850940 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
6017 116 Sho Nuff It's Alright(7", Single) Philips 6017 116 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
260-07-064 ZZ Hill* The Rhythm & The Blues(LP, Album, LP) Malaco Records 260-07-064 US 1984 Sell This Version
220858-215 Lou Rawls Full Circle: Sings Gospels(CD, Album) Malaco Records 220858-215 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
AVE 85028 Ruude It's Hot (Summertime)(12") Avenue Records (8) AVE 85028 US 1985 Sell This Version
BNC31105 Bebe & Cece Winans Still(CD, Album) B&C Records (3), Malaco Records BNC31105 US 2009 Sell This Version
C7400 Sho-Nuff* Tonite(Cass, Album) Malaco Records C7400 US 1980 Sell This Version
CDSOL-5403 Tommy Tate Hold On(CD, Album, RE) Solid Records (6) CDSOL-5403 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
CDSOL 5407 The Rose Brothers The Rose Brothers(CD, Album, RE) Malaco Records, Solid Records (6) CDSOL 5407 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
CDSOL 5409 Margaret Reynolds Think About It Baby(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Solid Records (6) CDSOL 5409 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
CDSOL-5424 Latimore (2) I'll Do Anything For You(CD, Album) Malaco Records CDSOL-5424 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
CH-439 King Floyd Got To Have Your Lovin' (7", Single, Promo) Chimneyville Records CH-439 US 1971 Sell This Version
CH 10212 King Floyd Body English / I Really Love You(7") Chimneyville Records CH 10212 US 1976 Sell This Version
CHVL 204 Natural High (2) Natural High 1 (Album) CHVL 204 US 1979 Sell This Version
CLP 535 Dorothy Moore Misty Blue(LP, Album) Contempo CLP 535 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CS.2087 Dorothy Moore Misty Blue(7", Single, Kno) Contempo CS.2087 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CS 2092 Dorothy Moore Funny How Time Slips Away (Edited Version)(7", Pus) Contempo CS 2092 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CXL1-3040 Dorothy Moore Dorothy Moore(LP, Album) Malaco Records CXL1-3040 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
DIDX093737 Dondria You're The One(CD, Single, Promo) So So Def Recordings Inc., Malaco Records DIDX093737 2010 Sell This Version
DJ 2148 Denise LaSalle Don't Cry No More(7", Promo) Malaco Records DJ 2148 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 2157 Shirley Brown With Bobby Womack Shirley Brown With Bobby Womack - Ain't Nothing Like The Lovin We Got(7", Single, Promo) Malaco Records DJ 2157 US 1989 Sell This Version
DSKO 716 Fern Kinney Groove Me(12", Single) WEA, Malaco Records DSKO 716 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
DXL1-3065 Dorothy Moore Once Moore With Feeling(LP, Album) Malaco Records, RCA Limited DXL1-3065 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
ELCST 1000 Various Street Sounds Crucial Electro 2(LP, Comp, Mixed) Street Sounds ELCST 1000 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ENY 37 Sho Nuff It's Alright (Single) ENY 37 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FRED3400 The Kry You(CD, Album) Freedom Records (13) FRED3400 US 1994 Sell This Version
FRV 3700 The Kry Unplugged(VHS) Freedom Records (13) FRV 3700 US 1995 Sell This Version
INT 10447 Charles Augins Baby I Need Your Loving(7") CGD, Malaco Records INT 10447 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
JTD 002 Tonya (4) I've Been Having An Affair(CD, Single, Promo) J-Town Records JTD 002 US 1997 Sell This Version
JTD 2337 I-55 Monkey Swang(CD, Single) J-Town Records JTD 2337 US 1998 Sell This Version
K 79111 (T) Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful(12") WEA K 79111 (T) UK 1979 Sell This Version
K 79136 Fern Kinney I Want You Back / Groove Me(7") WEA, Malaco Records K 79136 UK 1980 Sell This Version
KCK45-001 Natural High (2) You Make Me So Happy(7", Single, Ltd) Kickin KCK45-001 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
KENTBOX 10 Various Take Me To The River - A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977(3xCD, Comp + Box) Kent Soul KENTBOX 10 UK 2008 Sell This Version
LA25-5011 Z.Z. Hill I'm A Blues Man(LP, Album) Malaco Records, Atlas Record (2) LA25-5011 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
LAT 1121 Mary Burns The Opera Ain't Over Till The Big Lady Sings(LP, Album) Malaco Records LAT 1121 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
LP-6352 Eddie Floyd Experience(LP, Album) Malaco Records LP-6352 US 1977 Sell This Version