Mitchbal Records

Mitchbal Records

Profile:
Blues & Soul, and later early Chicago House label, founded by Nemiah Mitchell Jr., also known as Mitchbal, father to Vince Lawrence, and David Baldwin.

Mitchbal Records started life in 1982 with the release of a couple of 7" singles aimed at the Blues and Soul market. The following year Mitchbal's son, Vince Lawrence and some friends, released the labels first 12" single aimed at the Dance Music market but with a decidedly lo-fi synth pop vibe, '(I Like To Do It In) Fast Cars' by Z-Factor. It was the labels next single, recorded together with Jesse Saunders, 'Fantasy', that would make the label known as a House Music label.
A few years later in 1986, and to avoid flooding the market with music from just one label, Mitchbal set up Chicago Connection Records. Both labels were single handedly run by Mitchbal.
In 2012 a deal was made with Chicago's Still Music to release most of the back catalog and some unreleased material.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
CC8601 Libra Libra I Like It(12") Chicago Connection Records CC8601 US 1986 Sell This Version
CC8602 Risqué Rythum Team* Risqué Rythum(12") Chicago Connection Records CC8602 US 1986 Sell This Version
CC 8702 Unfinished Business Out Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over)(12") Chicago Connection Records CC 8702 US 1987 Sell This Version
CC8703 Libra Libra I Am Music(12") Chicago Connection Records CC8703 US 1987 Sell This Version
CC 8801 Risqué Rhythm Team More Than Just A Dance(12") Chicago Connection Records CC 8801 US 1988 Sell This Version
LEFT C3 Various Rob Olson's Chicago Jack Beat - The True Picture Of House(Cass, Comp) Rhythm King Records, Rhythm King Records LEFT C3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
LEFT LP3 Various Rob Olson's Chicago Jack Beat - The True Picture Of House(LP, Comp) Rhythm King Records, Rhythm King Records LEFT LP3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
M-1 Mitchbal Creative Enterprise* Mitchbal (Single) M-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
M-2 Mitchbal Creative Enterprise* Satisfy Me Baby Blues / The We That Used To Be(7") Mitchbal Records M-2 US 1982 Sell This Version
MB 8300 Z Factor* (I Like To Do It In) Fast Cars MB 8300 US 1983 Sell This Version
MB8400 Z-Factor Dance Party Album (Album) MB8400 US 1984 Sell This Version
MB-8401 Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders - Fantasy MB-8401 US 1984 Sell This Version
MB8402 Z-Factor The D.J.(12") Mitchbal Records MB8402 US 1984 Sell This Version
MB8403 Vince Lawrence Thorns MB8403 US 1984 Sell This Version
MB8501 Z-Factor I Am The D.J. MB8501 US 1985 Sell This Version
MB8502 Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders / Mc Ghee* Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders / Mc Ghee* - Fantasy / I Got Broke Breakdancin'(12", MP) Mitchbal Records MB8502 US 1985 Sell This Version
MB8502 McGhee* I Got Broke Breakdancin'(12") Mitchbal Records MB8502 US 1985 Sell This Version
MB8601 Mr. Lee & Kompany Shoot Your Best Shot(12") Mitchbal Records MB8601 US 1986 Sell This Version
MB 8601R Mr. Lee & Kompany Shoot Your Best Shot(12") Chicago Connection Records MB 8601R US 1987 Sell This Version
MB 8610 Jeanette Thomas Shake Your Body(12") Chicago Connection Records MB 8610 US 1987 Sell This Version
MB 8701 Dezz & Grant* The House Is On Fire(12") Chicago Connection Records MB 8701 US 1987 Sell This Version
MB-8715 Risqué Rhythm Team More Than Just A Dance(12", W/Lbl) Mitchbal Records MB-8715 US 1987 Sell This Version
MB 8716 Mr Lee & Kompany* Can You Feel It(12") Chicago Connection Records MB 8716 US 1987 Sell This Version