Having marked its 50th anniversary, Malaco is the oldest continuously-run indie label in America, and the world’s biggest and most important gospel label. The Malaco catalog has been sampled by everyone from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion to Kanye West and Drake. In this illustrated retrospective, Bowman (Soulsville, U.S.A.—The Story of Stax Records) delves into a half century of Malaco productions, including Mississippi Fred McDowell, Bobby Blue Bland, Z.Z. Hill, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, James Cleveland, and many more.
By Rob Bowman (hardcover) $39.95