Minit

Minit

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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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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
2C 006-90013 Karl Barthel - Helga et Michael Karl Barthel Helga et Michael(7", Single) Liberty, Liberty 2C 006-90013 France 1969 Sell This Version
45-HLP 9487 Ernie K-Doe - A Certain Girl / I Cried My Last Tear Ernie K-Doe A Certain Girl / I Cried My Last Tear(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLP 9487 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-HLP 9570 Benny Spellman - Lipstick Traces Benny Spellman Lipstick Traces(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLP 9570 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-HLU 9117 Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Pah Doo Jessie Hill Ooh Poo Pah Doo(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLU 9117 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-HL-U 9330 Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law Ernie K-Doe Mother-In-Law(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HL-U 9330 UK 1960 Sell This Version
604 K-DOE* - Make You Love Me K-DOE* Make You Love Me(7", Single, Mono) Minit 604 US 1959 Sell This Version
606 Benny Spellman - Life Is Too Short / Ammerette Benny Spellman Life Is Too Short / Ammerette(7", Single) Minit 606 US 1960 Sell This Version
607 Jessie Hill - Ooh Poo Pah Doo Jessie Hill Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Single) 607 US 1960 Sell This Version
608 Mathew Jacobs* - Loaded Down Mathew Jacobs* Loaded Down(7", Single) Minit 608 US 1960 Sell This Version
609 Allen & Allen - Tiddle Winks Allen & Allen Tiddle Winks(7") Minit 609 US 1960 Sell This Version
610 The Del Royals - Who Will Be The One / She's Gone The Del Royals Who Will Be The One / She's Gone(7", Styrene) Minit 610 US 1960 Sell This Version
611 Jessie Hill - Whip It On Me / I Need Your Love Jessie Hill Whip It On Me / I Need Your Love (Single) 611 US 1960 Sell This Version
612 Arron Neville* - Every Day / Over You Arron Neville* Every Day / Over You(7", Single) Minit 612 US 1960 Sell This Version
613 Benny Spellman - Darling, No Matter Where / I Didn't Know Benny Spellman Darling, No Matter Where / I Didn't Know(7", Single) Minit 613 US 1960 Sell This Version
614 Ernie K-Doe - Hello My Lover / 'Taint It The Truth Ernie K-Doe Hello My Lover / 'Taint It The Truth (Single) 614 US 1960 Sell This Version
615 Allen Orange - Just A Little Love  / Forever Allen Orange Just A Little Love / Forever(7", Single) Minit 615 US 1960 Sell This Version
616 Jessie Hill - Scoop Scoobie Doobie / Highhead Blues Jessie Hill Scoop Scoobie Doobie / Highhead Blues 616 US 1960 Sell This Version
617 Lee Diamond - It Won't Be Me / Please Don't Leave Lee Diamond It Won't Be Me / Please Don't Leave(7") Minit 617 US 1960 Sell This Version
618 Aaron Neville - Show Me The Way Aaron Neville Show Me The Way(7") Minit 618 US 1960 Sell This Version
619 Roy Montrell - The Montrell / Mudd Roy Montrell The Montrell / Mudd(7", Single, Styrene) Minit 619 US 1960 Sell This Version
620 The Del Royals - Close To You / Got You On My Mind 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 Awood Magic It's Better To Dream(7", Single, Mono) Minit 621 US 1960 Sell This Version
622 Jessie Hill - I Got Mine / Oh Me Oh My Jessie Hill I Got Mine / Oh Me Oh My(7", Styrene) Minit 622 US 1960 Sell This Version
623 Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law / Wanted, $10,000.00 Reward Ernie K-Doe Mother-In-Law / Wanted, $10,000.00 Reward (Single) 623 US 1961 Sell This Version
624 Aaron Neville - Reality Aaron Neville Reality (Single) 624 US 1962 Sell This Version
625 Irma Thomas - Girl Needs Boy / Cry On Irma Thomas Girl Needs Boy / Cry On(7", Single) Minit 625 US 1961 Sell This Version
626 The Five Knights - Let Me In The Five Knights Let Me In(7") Minit 626 US 1961 Sell This Version
627 Ernie K-Doe - Real Man / Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta Ernie K-Doe Real Man / Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta 627 US 1961 Sell This Version
628 Jessie Hill - My Love / Oogsey Moo Jessie Hill My Love / Oogsey Moo (Single) 628 US 1961 Sell This Version
629 Diamond Joe (2) - Moanin' And Screamin' - Part I / Moanin' And Screamin' - Part II Diamond Joe (2) Moanin' And Screamin' - Part I / Moanin' And Screamin' - Part II (Single) 629 US 1961 Sell This Version
630 Allen Orange - When You're Lonely / True Love Never Dies Allen Orange When You're Lonely / True Love Never Dies (7") Minit 630 US 1962 Sell This Version
631 Aaron Neville - Let's Live Aaron Neville Let's Live (Single) 631 US 1961 Sell This Version
632 The Showmen - It Will Stand / Country Fool The Showmen It Will Stand / Country Fool (Single) 632 US 1961 Sell This Version
633 Irma Thomas - It's Too Soon To Know Irma Thomas It's Too Soon To Know(7", Single, Promo, Aud) Minit 633 US 1961 Sell This Version
634 Ernie K-Doe - A Certain Girl Ernie K-Doe A Certain Girl (Single) 634 US 1961 Sell This Version
636 Tommy Taylor (5) And The Five Knights - I Want Somebody / Polly Want A Cracker Tommy Taylor (5) And The Five Knights Tommy Taylor (5) And The Five Knights - I Want Somebody / Polly Want A Cracker(7", Single, Promo) Minit 636 US 1961 Sell This Version
637 The Del Royals - Always Naggin' / I Fell In Love With You The Del Royals Always Naggin' / I Fell In Love With You(7") Minit 637 US 1961 Sell This Version
638 Jessie Hill - It's My Fault Jessie Hill It's My Fault (Single) 638 US 1961 Sell This Version
639 Aaron Neville - I'm Waiting At The Station Aaron Neville I'm Waiting At The Station (Single) 639 US 1961 Sell This Version
640 Allen Orange - Miss Nosey / The Letter Allen Orange Miss Nosey / The Letter(7", Single, Promo) Minit 640 US 1962 Sell This Version
641 Ernie K-Doe - Come On Home / Popeye Joe Ernie K-Doe Come On Home / Popeye Joe (Single) 641 US 1962 Sell This Version
642 Irma Thomas - I Done Got Over It Irma Thomas I Done Got Over It (Single) 642 US 1962 Sell This Version
643 The Showmen - The Wrong Girl The Showmen The Wrong Girl (Single) 643 US 1962 Sell This Version
644 Benny Spellman - Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) / Fortune Teller Benny Spellman Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) / Fortune Teller (Single) 644 US 1962 Sell This Version
645 Ernie K-Doe - Love You The Best / Hey, Hey, Hey Ernie K-Doe Love You The Best / Hey, Hey, Hey (Single) 645 US 1962 Sell This Version
646 Jessie Hill - Can't Get Enough / The Pot's On A Strike Jessie Hill Can't Get Enough / The Pot's On A Strike(7", Promo) Minit 646 US 1962 Sell This Version
647 The Showmen - Com'n Home / I Love You Can't You See The Showmen Com'n Home / I Love You Can't You See (Single) 647 US 1962 Sell This Version
648 Eskew Reeder - Green Door / I Waited Too Long Eskew Reeder Green Door / I Waited Too Long (Single) 648 US 1962 Sell This Version
649 Diamond Joe (2) - Help Yourself / Fair Play Diamond Joe (2) Help Yourself / Fair Play (Single) 649 US 1962 Sell This Version
650 Aaron Neville - Humdinger / Sweet Little Mama Aaron Neville Humdinger / Sweet Little Mama(7", Promo) Minit 650 US 1962 Sell This Version
651 Ernie K-Doe - Beating Like A Tom Tom / I Got To Find Somebody 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 Benny Spellman Every Now And Then / I'm In Love (Single) 652 US 1962 Sell This Version
653 Irma Thomas - It's Raining / I Did My Part Irma Thomas It's Raining / I Did My Part (Single) 653 US 1962 Sell This Version
654 The Showmen - True Fine Mama / The Owl Sees You The Showmen True Fine Mama / The Owl Sees You (Single) 654 US 1962 Sell This Version
655 Calvin Lee - Valley Of Tears Calvin Lee Valley Of Tears (Single) 655 US 1962 Sell This Version
656 Ernie K-Doe - Get Out Of My House / Loving You Ernie K-Doe Get Out Of My House / Loving You (Single) 656 US 1962 Sell This Version
657 Aaron Neville - How Could I Help But Love You Aaron Neville How Could I Help But Love You (Single) 657 US 1962 Sell This Version
658 Eskew Reeder - Never Again Eskew Reeder Never Again(7", Promo) Minit 658 US 1962 Sell This Version
659 Benny Spellman - You Got To Get It / Stickin' Whicha' Baby Benny Spellman You Got To Get It / Stickin' Whicha' Baby(7", Single, Promo) Minit 659 US 1962 Sell This Version
660 Irma Thomas - Two Winters Long / Somebody Told You Irma Thomas Two Winters Long / Somebody Told You (Single) 660 US 1962 Sell This Version
661 Ernie K-Doe and The Stars (14) - Easier Said Than Done / Be Sweet Ernie K-Doe and The Stars (14) Ernie K-Doe and The Stars (14) - Easier Said Than Done / Be Sweet (Single) 661 US 1963 Sell This Version
662 The Showmen - 39 - 21 - 46 / Swish Fish The Showmen 39 - 21 - 46 / Swish Fish 662 US 1963 Sell This Version
664 Benny Spellman - Ammerette / Talk About Love Benny Spellman Ammerette / Talk About Love(7", Single, Promo) Minit 664 US 1963 Sell This Version
665 Ernie K-Doe - I'm The Boss Ernie K-Doe I'm The Boss(7") Minit 665 US 1963 Sell This Version
666 Irma Thomas - Ruler Of My Heart / Hittin' On Nothing Irma Thomas Ruler Of My Heart / Hittin' On Nothing (Single) 666 US 1963 Sell This Version
666 Irma Thomas - Ruler Of My Heart / Hittin' On Nothing Irma Thomas Ruler Of My Heart / Hittin' On Nothing(7", Single, Promo) Minit 666 US 1963 Sell This Version
8138 Wilson Pickett - The Wicked Pickett Wilson Pickett The Wicked Pickett (Album) 8138 US 1967 Sell This Version
11008 Jimmy Holiday - Give Me Your Love / Everybody Needs Help Jimmy Holiday Give Me Your Love / Everybody Needs Help(7") Minit 11008 UK 1967 Sell This Version
15 222 Ike & Tina Turner - I'm Gonna Do All I Can (To Do Right By My Man) 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 Inez & Charlie Foxx* - La De Da I Love You / Don't Do It No More 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 Little Jr. Parker* - Little Jr. Parker* "Blues Man"(LP, Album, RP) Minit 24024 US 2017 Sell This Version
32000 Homer Banks - A Lot Of Love Homer Banks A Lot Of Love (Single) 32000 US 1966 Sell This Version
32001 The Players (10) - I Wanna Be Free / He'll Be Back The Players (10) I Wanna Be Free / He'll Be Back (Single) 32001 US 1966 Sell This Version
32002 Jimmy Holiday - Baby I Love You / You Won't Get Away Jimmy Holiday Baby I Love You / You Won't Get Away (Single) 32002 US 1966 Sell This Version
32003 Johnny Sayles - Deep Down In My Heart / Anything For You Johnny Sayles Deep Down In My Heart / Anything For You (Single) 32003 US 1966 Sell This Version
32004 Father & Sons - Soul In The Bowl Father & Sons Soul In The Bowl (Single) 32004 US 1966 Sell This Version
32005 Alder Ray - My Heart Is In Danger / I Need You Baby Alder Ray My Heart Is In Danger / I Need You Baby (Single) 32005 US 1966 Sell This Version
32006 The Diplomats (2) - Honest To Goodness / Don't Bug Me The Diplomats (2) Honest To Goodness / Don't Bug Me (Single) 32006 US 1966 Sell This Version
32007 The Showmen - 39 - 21 - 46 / Swish Fish The Showmen 39 - 21 - 46 / Swish Fish 32007 US 1966 Sell This Version
32008 Homer Banks - 60 Minutes Of Your Love Homer Banks 60 Minutes Of Your Love(7", Single, Promo) Minit 32008 US 1966 Sell This Version
32009 The Themes - Bent Out Of Shape / No Explanation Needed The Themes Bent Out Of Shape / No Explanation Needed (Single) 32009 US 1966 Sell This Version
32010 The Groovers (3) - Just Go For Me / I'm A Bashful Guy The Groovers (3) Just Go For Me / I'm A Bashful Guy (Single) 32010 US 1966 Sell This Version
32011 Jimmy Holiday - The Turning Point / I'm Gonna Move To The City Jimmy Holiday The Turning Point / I'm Gonna Move To The City (Single) 32011 US 1966 Sell This Version
32012 The Players (10) - Why Did I Lie / I'm Glad I Waited The Players (10) Why Did I Lie / I'm Glad You Waited (Single) 32012 US 1966 Sell This Version
32013 Shawn Robinson (3) - My Dear Heart Shawn Robinson (3) My Dear Heart (Single) 32013 US 1966 Sell This Version
32015 The O'Jays - Hold On / Working On Your Case The O'Jays Hold On / Working On Your Case (Single) 32015 US 1967 Sell This Version
32016 Jimmy Holiday - Give Me Your Love / Everybody Needs Help Jimmy Holiday Give Me Your Love / Everybody Needs Help (Single) 32016 US 1967 Sell This Version
32017 Jimmy Lewis - The Girls From Texas / Let Me Know Jimmy Lewis The Girls From Texas / Let Me Know (Single) 32017 US 1966 Sell This Version
32018 Jimmy McCracklin - Let The Door Hit You / This Thing Jimmy McCracklin Let The Door Hit You / This Thing (Single) 32018 US 1967 Sell This Version
32019 The Players (10) - There's Got To Be A Way The Players (10) There's Got To Be A Way (Single) 32019 US 1967 Sell This Version
32020 Homer Banks - Hooked By Love / Lady Of Stone Homer Banks Hooked By Love / Lady Of Stone (Single) 32020 US 1967 Sell This Version
32021 Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King - Ready, Willing And Able Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King - Ready, Willing And Able (Single) 32021 US 1967 Sell This Version
32022 Jimmy McCracklin - Dog Jimmy McCracklin Dog (Single) 32022 US 1967 Sell This Version
32023 Jimmy Holiday - I Wanna Help Hurry My Brothers Home Jimmy Holiday I Wanna Help Hurry My Brothers Home (Single) 32023 US 1967 Sell This Version
32024 Bobby Womack - Baby, I Can't Stand It / Trust Me Bobby Womack Baby, I Can't Stand It / Trust Me (Single) 32024 US 1967 Sell This Version
32025 Clydie King - One Of Those Good For Cryin' Over You Days / My Mistakes Of Yesterday Clydie King One Of Those Good For Cryin' Over You Days / My Mistakes Of Yesterday (Single) 32025 US 1967 Sell This Version
32026 Gene Dozier And The Brotherhood - A Hunk Of Funk Gene Dozier And The Brotherhood A Hunk Of Funk (Single) 32026 US 1967 Sell This Version
32027 The Trensations - Soulin' And Rollin' / Saucy The Trensations Soulin' And Rollin' / Saucy (Single) 32027 US 1967 Sell This Version
32028 Jimmy Holiday - The Beauty Of A Girl In Love / Everything Is Love Jimmy Holiday The Beauty Of A Girl In Love / Everything Is Love (Single) 32028 US 1967 Sell This Version
32029 The Players (10) - Get Right The Players (10) Get Right (Single) 32029 US 1967 Sell This Version