Minit

Minit

Profile:
Also appears as "Minit Records".
Label founded in New Orleans by Joe Banashak, a local record distributor, and Larry McKinley in 1959. Soon after signing a distribution deal with Liberty, it had a No. 1 hit in 1961 with Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-in Law".
Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, & Aaron Neville also recorded for the label.
Toussaint was the house producer in their peak years between 1961 & 1963, including the production of "Mother-in Law".

It was sold to Imperial after the hits stopped; Imperial was itself bought by Liberty in 1963. The label was relaunched as a soul music label later in the decade with Bobby Womack and Ike And Tina Turner on its roster.

Minit, along with the Imperial and Liberty labels, were closed down and consolidated into United Artists Records in 1970.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
45-HLU 9117 Ooh Poo Pah Doo  album cover Jessie Hill Ooh Poo Pah Doo(7", Single) London Records 45-HLU 9117 UK 1960 Sell This Version
606 Life Is Too Short / Ammerette  album cover Benny Spellman Life Is Too Short / Ammerette(7", Single) Minit 606 US 1960 Sell This Version
607 Ooh Poo Pah Doo  album cover Jessie Hill Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Single) 607 US 1960 Sell This Version
609 Tiddle Winks  album cover Allen & Allen Tiddle Winks(7") Minit 609 US Unknown Sell This Version
610 Who Will Be The One / She's Gone  album cover The Del Royals Who Will Be The One / She's Gone(7") Minit 610 US 1960 Sell This Version
611 Whip It On Me / I Need Your Love  album cover Jessie Hill Whip It On Me / I Need Your Love (Single) 611 US 1960 Sell This Version
612 Every Day / Over You  album cover Arron Neville* Every Day / Over You(7", Single) Minit 612 US 1960 Sell This Version
613 Darling, No Matter Where / I Didn't Know  album cover Benny Spellman Darling, No Matter Where / I Didn't Know(7", Single) Minit 613 US Unknown Sell This Version
614 Hello My Lover / 'Taint It The Truth   album cover Ernie K-Doe Hello My Lover / 'Taint It The Truth (7") Minit 614 US 1960 Sell This Version
615 Just A Little Love  / Forever  album cover Allen Orange Just A Little Love / Forever(7", Single) Minit 615 US 1960 Sell This Version
616 Scoop Scoobie Doobie / Highhead Blues  album cover Jessie Hill Scoop Scoobie Doobie / Highhead Blues 616 US 1960 Sell This Version
617 It Won't Be Me / Please Don't Leave  album cover Lee Diamond It Won't Be Me / Please Don't Leave(7") Minit 617 US 1960 Sell This Version
618 Show Me The Way  album cover Aaron Neville Show Me The Way(7") Minit 618 US 1960 Sell This Version
619 The Montrell / Mudd  album cover Roy Montrell The Montrell / Mudd(7", Single, Styrene) Minit 619 US 1960 Sell This Version
620 Close To You / Got You On My Mind  album cover The Del Royals Close To You / Got You On My Mind(7") Minit 620 US 1961 Sell This Version
621 Awood Magic It's Better To Dream(7", Single, Mono) Minit 621 US 1960 Sell This Version
623 Mother-In-Law / Wanted, $10,000.00 Reward  album cover Ernie K-Doe Mother-In-Law / Wanted, $10,000.00 Reward (Single) 623 US 1961 Sell This Version
624 Reality  album cover Aaron Neville Reality(7", Single, Mono) Minit 624 US 1962 Sell This Version
625 Girl Needs Boy / Cry On  album cover Irma Thomas Girl Needs Boy / Cry On(7", Single) Minit 625 US 1961 Sell This Version
626 Let Me In  album cover The Five Knights* Let Me In(7") Minit 626 US 1961 Sell This Version
627 Real Man / Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta  album cover Ernie K-Doe Real Man / Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta 627 US 1961 Sell This Version
628 My Love / Oogsey Moo  album cover Jessie Hill My Love / Oogsey Moo (Single) 628 US 1961 Sell This Version
629 Moanin' And Screamin' - Part I / Moanin' And Screamin' - Part II  album cover Diamond Joe (2) Moanin' And Screamin' - Part I / Moanin' And Screamin' - Part II (Single) 629 US 1961 Sell This Version
630 True Love Never Dies / When You're Lonely  album cover Allen Orange True Love Never Dies / When You're Lonely(7", Single) Minit 630 US 1962 Sell This Version
631 Let's Live  album cover Aaron Neville Let's Live (Single) 631 US 1961 Sell This Version
632 It Will Stand / Country Fool  album cover The Showmen It Will Stand / Country Fool (Single) 632 US 1961 Sell This Version
633 That's All I Ask / It's Too Soon To Know  album cover Irma Thomas That's All I Ask / It's Too Soon To Know(7", Single, Promo, Aud) Minit 633 US 1961 Sell This Version
634 A Certain Girl  album cover Ernie K-Doe A Certain Girl (Single) 634 US 1961 Sell This Version
636 I Want Somebody / Polly Want A Cracker  album cover Tommy Taylor And The Five Knights I Want Somebody / Polly Want A Cracker(7", Single, Promo) Minit 636 US 1961 Sell This Version
637 Always Naggin' / I Fell In Love With You  album cover The Del Royals Always Naggin' / I Fell In Love With You(7") Minit 637 US 1961 Sell This Version
638 It's My Fault  album cover Jessie Hill It's My Fault (Single) 638 US 1961 Sell This Version
639 I'm Waiting At The Station  album cover Aaron Neville I'm Waiting At The Station (Single) 639 US 1961 Sell This Version
640 Miss Nosey / The Letter  album cover Allen Orange Miss Nosey / The Letter(7", Single, Promo) Minit 640 US 1962 Sell This Version
641 Come On Home / Popeye Joe  album cover Ernie K-Doe Come On Home / Popeye Joe (Single) 641 US 1962 Sell This Version
642 I Done Got Over It / Gone  album cover Irma Thomas I Done Got Over It / Gone (Single) 642 US 1962 Sell This Version
643 The Wrong Girl  album cover The Showmen The Wrong Girl 643 US 1962 Sell This Version
644 Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) / Fortune Teller  album cover Benny Spellman Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) / Fortune Teller (Single) 644 US 1962 Sell This Version
645 Love You The Best / Hey, Hey, Hey  album cover Ernie K-Doe Love You The Best / Hey, Hey, Hey 645 US 1962 Sell This Version
646 Can't Get Enough / The Pot's On A Strike  album cover Jessie Hill Can't Get Enough / The Pot's On A Strike(7") Minit 646 US 1962 Sell This Version
647 Com'n Home / I Love You Can't You See  album cover The Showmen Com'n Home / I Love You Can't You See (Single) 647 US 1962 Sell This Version
648 Green Door / I Waited Too Long  album cover Eskew Reeder Green Door / I Waited Too Long(7", Single) Minit 648 US 1962 Sell This Version
649 Help Yourself / Fair Play  album cover Diamond Joe (2) Help Yourself / Fair Play (Single) 649 US 1962 Sell This Version
651 Beating Like A Tom Tom / I Got To Find Somebody  album cover Ernie K-Doe Beating Like A Tom Tom / I Got To Find Somebody (Single) 651 US 1962 Sell This Version
652 Benny Spellman Every Now And Then / I'm In Love (Single) 652 US 1962 Sell This Version
653 It's Raining / I Did My Part  album cover Irma Thomas It's Raining / I Did My Part (Single) 653 US 1962 Sell This Version
654 True Fine Mama / The Owl Sees You  album cover The Showmen True Fine Mama / The Owl Sees You (Single) 654 US 1962 Sell This Version
655 Calvin Lee Valley Of Tears (Single) 655 US Unknown Sell This Version
656 Get Out Of My House / Loving You  album cover Ernie K-Doe Get Out Of My House / Loving You(7", Single, Promo) Minit 656 US Unknown Sell This Version
656 Get Out Of My House / Loving You  album cover Ernie K-Doe Get Out Of My House / Loving You(7") Minit 656 US 1962 Sell This Version
657 How Could I Help But Love You / Wrong Number (I'm Sorry, Goodbye)  album cover Aaron Neville How Could I Help But Love You / Wrong Number (I'm Sorry, Goodbye) (Single) 657 US 1962 Sell This Version
658 Never Again  album cover Eskew Reeder Never Again(7", Promo) Minit 658 US 1962 Sell This Version
659 You Got To Get It / Stickin' Whicha' Baby  album cover Benny Spellman You Got To Get It / Stickin' Whicha' Baby(7", Single, Promo) Minit 659 US 1962 Sell This Version
660 Two Winters Long / Somebody Told You  album cover Irma Thomas Two Winters Long / Somebody Told You (Single) 660 US 1962 Sell This Version
661 Easier Said Than Done / Be Sweet  album cover Ernie K-Doe and The Stars Ernie K-Doe and The Stars - Easier Said Than Done / Be Sweet (Single) 661 US 1963 Sell This Version
662 39 - 21 - 46 / Swish Fish  album cover The Showmen 39 - 21 - 46 / Swish Fish 662 US 1963 Sell This Version
664 Ammerette / Talk About Love  album cover Benny Spellman Ammerette / Talk About Love(7", Single, Promo) Minit 664 US 1963 Sell This Version
665 I'm The Boss  album cover Ernie K-Doe I'm The Boss(7") Minit 665 US 1963 Sell This Version
666 Ruler Of My Heart / Hittin' On Nothing  album cover Irma Thomas Ruler Of My Heart / Hittin' On Nothing (Single) 666 US 1963 Sell This Version
8138 The Wicked Pickett  album cover Wilson Pickett The Wicked Pickett(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic 8138 US 1967 Sell This Version
15 222 I'm Gonna Do All I Can (To Do Right By My Man)  album cover Ike & Tina Turner I'm Gonna Do All I Can (To Do Right By My Man)(7", Single) Minit 15 222 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
15 226 A La De Da I Love You / Don't Do It No More  album cover Inez & Charlie Foxx* La De Da I Love You / Don't Do It No More(7", Single) Minit 15 226 A Germany Unknown Sell This Version
24024 Blues Man  album cover Little Jr. Parker* Blues Man (Album) 24024 US 1969 Sell This Version
30267 Party In The Woods / It's Better To Have Loved And Lost (Than Never Loved At All)  album cover The Persuasions Party In The Woods / It's Better To Have Loved And Lost (Than Never Loved At All)(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Minit 30267 US 1969 Sell This Version
32000 A Lot Of Love  album cover Homer Banks A Lot Of Love (Single) 32000 US 1966 Sell This Version
32001 I Wanna Be Free / He'll Be Back  album cover The Players (10) I Wanna Be Free / He'll Be Back (Single) 32001 US 1966 Sell This Version
32002 Baby I Love You / You Won't Get Away  album cover Jimmy Holiday Baby I Love You / You Won't Get Away(7", Single, Promo) Minit 32002 US 1968 Sell This Version
32003 Deep Down In My Heart / Anything For You  album cover Johnny Sayles Deep Down In My Heart / Anything For You (Single) 32003 US 1966 Sell This Version
32004 Soul In The Bowl  album cover Father & Sons Soul In The Bowl (Single) 32004 US 1966 Sell This Version
32005 My Heart Is In Danger / I Need You Baby  album cover Alder Ray My Heart Is In Danger / I Need You Baby (Single) 32005 US 1966 Sell This Version
32006 Honest To Goodness / Don't Bug Me  album cover The Diplomats (2) Honest To Goodness / Don't Bug Me (Single) 32006 US 1966 Sell This Version
32007 39 - 21 - 46 / Swish Fish  album cover The Showmen 39 - 21 - 46 / Swish Fish 32007 US 1966 Sell This Version
32008 60 Minutes Of Your Love  album cover Homer Banks 60 Minutes Of Your Love(7", Single, Promo) Minit 32008 US 1966 Sell This Version
32009 Bent Out Of Shape / No Explanation Needed  album cover The Themes Bent Out Of Shape / No Explanation Needed (Single) 32009 US 1966 Sell This Version
32010 Just Go For Me / I'm A Bashful Guy  album cover The Groovers (3) Just Go For Me / I'm A Bashful Guy (Single) 32010 US 1966 Sell This Version
32011 The Turning Point / I'm Gonna Move To The City  album cover Jimmy Holiday The Turning Point / I'm Gonna Move To The City (Single) 32011 US 1966 Sell This Version
32012 Why Did I Lie / I'm Glad You Waited  album cover The Players (10) Why Did I Lie / I'm Glad You Waited (Single) 32012 US 1966 Sell This Version
32013 My Dear Heart  album cover Shawn Robinson (3) My Dear Heart (Single) 32013 US 1966 Sell This Version
32015 Hold On / Working On Your Case  album cover The O'Jays Hold On / Working On Your Case (Single) 32015 US 1967 Sell This Version
32016 Give Me Your Love / Everybody Needs Help  album cover Jimmy Holiday Give Me Your Love / Everybody Needs Help (Single) 32016 US 1967 Sell This Version
32017 The Girls From Texas / Let Me Know  album cover Jimmy Lewis The Girls From Texas / Let Me Know (Single) 32017 US 1966 Sell This Version
32018 Let The Door Hit You / This Thing  album cover Jimmy McCracklin Let The Door Hit You / This Thing (Single) 32018 US 1967 Sell This Version
32019 There's Got To Be A Way  album cover The Players (10) There's Got To Be A Way (Single) 32019 US 1967 Sell This Version
32020 Hooked By Love / Lady Of Stone  album cover Homer Banks Hooked By Love / Lady Of Stone (Single) 32020 US 1967 Sell This Version
32021 Ready, Willing And Able  album cover Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King - Ready, Willing And Able (Single) 32021 US 1967 Sell This Version
32022 Dog  album cover Jimmy McCracklin Dog (Single) 32022 US 1967 Sell This Version
32023 I Wanna Help Hurry My Brothers Home  album cover Jimmy Holiday I Wanna Help Hurry My Brothers Home (Single) 32023 US 1967 Sell This Version
32024 Baby, I Can't Stand It / Trust Me  album cover Bobby Womack Baby, I Can't Stand It / Trust Me (Single) 32024 US 1967 Sell This Version
32025 One Of Those Good For Cryin' Over You Days / My Mistakes Of Yesterday  album cover Clydie King One Of Those Good For Cryin' Over You Days / My Mistakes Of Yesterday 32025 US 1967 Sell This Version
32026 A Hunk Of Funk  album cover Gene Dozier And The Brotherhood A Hunk Of Funk 32026 US 1967 Sell This Version
32027 Soulin' And Rollin'  album cover The Trensations Soulin' And Rollin'(7", Single, Promo) Minit 32027 US 1967 Sell This Version
32027 Soulin' And Rollin' / Saucy  album cover The Trensations Soulin' And Rollin' / Saucy(7", Single) Minit 32027 US 1967 Sell This Version
32028 The Beauty Of A Girl In Love / Everything Is Love   album cover Jimmy Holiday The Beauty Of A Girl In Love / Everything Is Love (Single) 32028 US 1967 Sell This Version
32029 Get Right   album cover The Players (10) Get Right (7", Single, Promo) Minit 32029 US 1967 Sell This Version
32030 Broadway Walk / Somebody Special  album cover Bobby Womack Broadway Walk / Somebody Special 32030 US 1967 Sell This Version
32031 Mustang Sally / I Wanna Testify  album cover Gene Dozier & The Brotherhood* Mustang Sally / I Wanna Testify (Single) 32031 US 1967 Sell This Version
32032 I'll Never Stop Loving You / Shing-A-Ling  album cover Clydie King I'll Never Stop Loving You / Shing-A-Ling (Single) 32032 US 1967 Sell This Version
32033 Get Together / How You Like Your Love  album cover Jimmy McCracklin Get Together / How You Like Your Love 32033 US 1968 Sell This Version
32034 Look At Me, Look At Me  album cover Vernon Greene* Look At Me, Look At Me(7", Single) Minit 32034 US 1968 Sell This Version
32035 I Too Am An American/This Is Soul  album cover Montague (3) I Too Am An American/This Is Soul(7", Single) Minit 32035 US 1968 Sell This Version
32036 Round The Clock Lover Man / Foolish Hearts Break Fast  album cover Homer Banks Round The Clock Lover Man / Foolish Hearts Break Fast(7", Single, Promo) Minit 32036 US 1968 Sell This Version