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MALACO
US Labels and Company Sleeve 1975-1995

Labels

A division of Malaco
Distributed by: T.K.
Distributed by Malaco
Dist. by Cotillion
1029 - 1975
to
1048 - 1977
1051 - 1978
to
1061 - 1979
2060 - 1980
to
2300 - 1995
Chimneyville label 1970
Malaco Records was founded in 1962 by Tommy Couch, Mitchell Malouf, and Wolf Stephenson, initially as a booking agency. In 1967, the company opened a recording studio in a building that remains the home of Malaco. Between 1968 and 1970, Capitol Records released six singles. Revenue from record releases was minimal, and Malaco survived doing jingles, booking bands, promoting concerts, and renting the studio for custom projects. In 1970,  Malaco released King Floyd's "Groove me" on its own Chimneyville label. When "Groove Me" started a wildfire of radio play and sales, Atlantic picked the record up for distribution.
In 1975, Malaco was broke and desperate for something to sell. With just enough cash to press and mail out the record, "Misty Blue" by Dorothy Moore was released on the Malaco label just before Thanksgiving. Luckily, it took off the moment it hit radio turntables.
Another Malaco gamble in late 1975 was targeting the gospel market again with The Jackson Southernaires. The gamble paid off, and other premium gospel artists signed on, including the Soul Stirrers, The Sensational Nightingales, The Williams Brothers, The Truthettes, and The Angelic Gospel Singers.
The company is still in business.
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Range
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Details
No 1
1051 - 1978
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1061 - 1979
TK Productions
495 S.E. 10th Court
Hialeah, Florida 33010
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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