the Soul of the Net's

One-derful / Mar-v-lus / M-pac Discography


One-derful

1962

McKinley Mitchell - I found an angel / ? - One-derful 4803

McKinley Mitchell - The town I live in / No love (like my love) - One-derful 4804

Betty Everett - I got a claim on you / Your love is important to me - One-derful 4806

1963

Benny Turner - Come back home / When I'm gone - One-derful 4807

McKinley Mitchell - All of a sudden / I found an angel - One-derful 4808

Mark Fours - Washington and Lee Swing / Robert E. Lee - One-derful 4809

McKinley Mitchell - I'm so glad / All of a sudden - One-derful 4810

Five Du-Tones - Please change your mind / The Flea - One-derful 4811

McKinley Mitchell - Darling that's what you said / Never gonna break my heart - One-derful 4812

Five Du-Tones - Come back baby / dry your eyes - One-derful 4814

Five Du-Tones - Shake a tail feather / Divorce court - One-derful 4815

Mary Silvers - I / Power of love - One-derful 4816

McKinley Mitchell - Handful of sorrows / A bit of soul - One-derful 4817

1964

Five Du-Tones - The Gouster / Monkey see - monkey do - One-derful 4818

Jay Jordan - Man of the town / Highest quality - One-derful 4819

Rockmasters - My lonely one (where are you) / Wonderful thing (love) - One-derful 4820

Five Du-Tones - Nobody but (my baby) / That's how I love you - One-derful 4821

McKinley Mitchell - Tell it like it is / Uncle Willie - One-derful 4822

Betty Everett - I'll be there / Please love me - One-derful 4823

Five Du-Tones - The cool bird / The chicken astronaut - One-derful 4824

Lucky Laws - Broken heart / Who is she - One-derful 4825

1965

McKinley Mitchell - You know I've tried / It's spring - One-derful 4826

Du-Ettes - Lonely days / Please forgive me - One-derful 4827

Five Du-Tones - Sweet lips / Let me love you - One-derful 4828

Bobby Star - Hey Bobby / Hey Cinderella - One-derful 4829

Joe & Mack - Prettiest girl / Don't you worry - One-derful 4830

Five Du-Tones - We want more / The Woodbine Twine - One-derful 4831

McKinley Mitchell - I'm ready / Watch over me - One-derful 4832

Accents - Who you gonna love / you better think again - One-derful 4833

1966

Otis Clay - There is a crowd / Flame in your heart - One-derful 4834

Sharpees - Do the 45 / Make up your mind - One-derful 4835

Five Du-Tones - Mountain of love / Outside the record hop - One-derful 4836

Otis Clay - I paid the price / Tired of falling in (& out of love) - One-derful 4837

Beverly Shaffer - Even the score / Where will you be boy - One-derful 4838

Sharpees - Tired of being lonely / Just to please you - One-derful 4839

Beverly Shaffer - I simply love him / When I think about you - One-derful 4840

Otis Clay - I testify / I'm satisfied - One-derful 4841

1967

Sharpees - I've got a secret / Make up your mind - One-derful 4842, One-derful 4843

Gordon Keith - I'll try to please you / This is how I feel - One-derful 4844

Sharpees - My girl Jean / The sock - One-derful 4845

Otis Clay - It's easier said than done / Flame in your heart - One-derful 4846

Barry Margolis from Minneapolis wrote in - One-derful 4846 was also released with Must I keep on waiting instead of Flame in your heart on the B side.

Liz Lands - One man's poison / Don't shut me out - One-derful 4847

Otis Clay - That's how it is / Show place - One-derful 4848

Admirations - Wait till I get to know you / (instrumental) - One-derful 4849

Thanks to Michael Lofthouse for the info on the B side of this - unbelievably received 15 minutes after I posted this discography!!

Otis Clay - A lasting love / Got to find a way - One-derful 4850

Admirations - Don't leave me / All for you - One-derful 4851

1968?

Otis Clay - Don't pass me by - That'll get you what you want - One-derful 4852

Redemption Singers - Black is beautiful / Hone in the bee-o - One-derful 4853



Mar-V-Lus

1965

Johnny Sayles - Don't turn your back on me / You told a lie - Mar-v-lus 6000

Johnny Sayles - Got you off my mind / You did me wrong - Mar-v-lus 6001

Alvin Cash & the Crawlers - Twine time / The bump - Mar-v-lus 6002

Du-Ettes - Sugar daddy / Every beat of my heart - Mar-v-lus 6003

Cicero Blake - Sad Feeling / You're gonna be sorry - Mar-v-lus 6004

Alvin Cash - The Barracuda / Do it one more time - Mar-v-lus 6005

Alvin Cash - The Penguin / Unwind the Twine - Mar-v-lus 6006

1966


Vicky Clay - It's alright / Gee whiz - Mar-v-lus 6007

Joseph Moore - I'm lost without you / I still can't get you - Mar-v-lus 6008

Alvin Cash & the Registers - Unwind the Twine / Boston Monkey - Mar-v-lus 6009

Blenders - Love is a good thing going / Your love has got me down - Mar-v-lus 6010

Josephine Taylor - You're the sweetest thing / Good lovin' - Mar-v-lus 6011

Alvin Cash & the Registers - The Philly freeze / No deposit no return - Mar-v-lus 6012

Josephine Taylor - What is love / I wanna know do you care - Mar-v-lus 6013

Alvin Cash - Alvin's boogaloo / Let's do some good thing - Mar-v-lus 6014

1967

Alvin Cash - Doin' the Ali Shuffle / Feel so good - Mar-v-lus 6015, Mar-v-lus 6016

Josephine Taylor - Ordinary guy / Ain't gonna cry no more - Mar-v-lus 6017

Young folk - Joey / Lonely girl - Mar-v-lus 6018

Alvin Cash - Different strokes for different folks / The Charge - Mar-v-lus 6019

Barry Margolis has a copy of a different Mar-v-lus 6019:

Miss Madelinne - Lonely girl / Behave yourself - Mar-v-lu

The Ultimations - Would I do it over / With out you - Mar-v-lus 6020

Thank to Barry Margolis again for adding this last record, and a the his other corrections to this discography.



M-Pac!

1963

Bobby Davin - A human's prayer / Damper down - Mar-v-lus 7200

Harold Burrage - The master key / Faith and understanding - M-pac7201

Dorothy Prince - Why not tonight / Lost a love - M-pac7202

Du-Ettes - Mister Steel / I'm yours - M-pac7203

Harold Burrage - Long ways together - M-pac7204

Rainbows - Come rain come shine / No greater thing than love - M-pac7205

Dorothy Prince - Seek and you'll find / If I could live my life over -Mar-v-lus 7206

Billy "The Kid" Emerson - The Whip pt. 1 / The Whip pt. 2 - Mar-v-lus 7207

1964


Dorothy Prince - Hey mister / Every night - M-pac7208 (on some issues the B side is I lost the love)

Du-Ettes - Move on down the line / Have you seen my baby - M-pac7209

Harold Burrage - That's a friend / Everybody's dancing - M-pac7210

Harold Burrage - Baby I'm alright / Fifty fifty - M-pac7211

Maurice Dollison - Earth worm part 1 / Earth worm part 2 - M-pac7212

Salem Travelers - Joy / Save me - M-pac7213

Du-Ettes - I'm gonna love you / The cool bird - M-pac7214

Benny Turner - Love me / You gonna miss me - M-pac7215

Accents - New girl / Do you need a good man - M-pac7216

1965

Lucky Cordell - Good morning lord / If Jesus came to your house - M-pac7217

Benny Turner - I don't know / Good to me - M-pac7219

Salem Travelers - Before this time another year / Thing I used to do - M-pac7220

Leroy Dulley - The army of the Lord / Halleluja - M-pac7221

Harold Burrage - Your friends / Take me now - M-pac7222

Big Daddy Melvin Simpson - You won't believe a word I say / What can I do - M-pac7223, 7224

Harold Burrage - Got to find a way / How you fix you mouth - M-pac7225

Big Daddy Simpson - Give me back my ring / Let your hair down baby - Mar-v-lus 7226

Mike Miller & the Reflections - Shake a tail feather / He never came back - M-pac 7227

A little mystery here - Martin Goggin wrote: I have a Harold Burrage 45 on the same release number, 7227: You Made Me So Happy / Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Since You've Been Gone) - A side is apparently similar to M-pac 7234 B.

1966

Andrew Tibbs - I made a mistake / Stone hearted woman - M-pac7228

Harold Burrage - More power to you / A long way together - M-pac7229

Stacey Johnson - Stand alone / Don't try to fool me - M-pac7230

Elmore James - Cry for me / Take me where you go - M-pac7231

Ringleaders - Baby what's happened to our love / Let's start over - M-pac7232

Willie Parker - I've got to fight it / Let's start a thing now - M-pac7233

Harold Burrage - Take me now / You made me so happy - M-pac7234

1967

Willie Parker - Salute to lovers / Don't hurt the one you love - M-pac7235

Willie Parker - I live the life I love / You got your finger in my eye - M-pac7236

Willie Parker - Don't hurt the one you love / The town I live in - M-pac7237



Missing numbers - Info requested:

One-derful: 4801, 4802, (though it's believed these never existed); 4803 B, 4805, 4813

M-pac!: 7218, 7233

Barry Margolis adds the following record as related to the One-derful/Mar-v-lus group:

Billy McGregor - "Mr. Shy" / Fall on my knees - Flash 6601 * 1967?

Barry Margolis also writes that the Halo gospel label was a Gospel subsidiary of this group.


The One-derful group of labels was formed in Chicago in late 1962 by George Leaner. Eventually he added the two subsidiaries. Like many of the artists on his roster, Leaner was born in the south (Mississippi), and the music produced by the labels reflected a southern influence, more so than other Chicago labels of the time which were often more uptown oriented. There were of course local Chicago influences too, and to me the unique sounds produced by the labels (mostly recorded at their own studios), were just like the label names say - One-derful, Mar-V-Lus and M-pac! (?).

The group of labels folded in 1968. Some of the artists on its roster found their way to Toddlin' Town / Midas, formed by George Leaner's brother Ernie, which survived until 1971.

Two CD's were released in 1998 containing a lot of material recorded for George Leaner's labels. One is One-derful, Mar-v-lus Northern Soul on Goldmine (UK), reflecting the "Northern Soul"styled output of the labels, and the other, Chicago Twine Time, on Charly (now based in Germany), includes about half the output of the Mar-v-lus label. These CD's are reviewed on the Soul of the Net's CD Reviews page .

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