WBEZ | Malaco Records http://www.wbez.org/tags/malaco-records Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Severe weather damages blues label Malaco Records http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-25/severe-weather-damages-blues-label-malaco-records-85635 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-25/Malaco AP Vickie D. King.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>April has brought more than just showers. In fact some local spring weather has been downright violent. A string of tornadoes in Midwest and Southern states left at least 45 dead and property destroyed.<br> <br> One of the buildings that took a big hit was <a href="http://www.malaco.com/Catalog/list.php" target="_blank">Malaco Records</a>. The label is located in Jackson, Mississippi, but it has deep connections to Chicago. Many local blues artists found a home there.<br> <br> To find out more, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> heard from local record store owner <a href="http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp?bioindex=1677&amp;category=Businessmakers&amp;occupation=Record%20Store%20Owner&amp;name=George%20Daniels" target="_blank">George Daniels</a>, who distributed some of Malaco’s titles in Chicago. Daniels told WBEZ’s Richard Steele about limited opportunities for black artists to sell their music.</p><p>Steele also talked to someone personally affected by the destruction of Malaco. Musician <a href="http://www.malaco.com/Catalog/Blues-R-B/Stan-Mosley/list.php" target="_blank">Stan Mosley</a> released several albums on the label, and he told Richard what happened to his recordings.</p></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-25/severe-weather-damages-blues-label-malaco-records-85635