Secret Stash Records announced the release of The One-derful! Collection which contains six compilations of 1960s-1970s soul, funk, and gospel from Chicago’s One-derful! family of labels. It marks the first legitimate reissue of One-derful!, Mar-V-Lus, M-Pac!, Halo, Midas, and Toddlin’ Town releases since the 1970s, and is the first in-depth study of what was once one of Chicago’s most prominent African-American run labels.
One of the recordings found in the One-derful Collection was a rare demo of The Jackson 5’s “I’m A Big Boy” that pre-dates their debut Steeltown single. Rolling Stone premiered the stream of the unreleased Jackson 5 song here with the backstory. What makes this track so special is that The Jackson 5 are also playing their own instruments compared to the Steeltown single which was backed by a studio band. The track will be available as a 7 inch record for customers who order the full subscription. All the info of the entire 6 release collection here!
Wax Poetics proudly presented the debut of the Sharpees’ “Take Me to Your Leader” that also is available to download for free for a limited time! The Sharpees were Missouri transplants courtesy of St. Louis. “Take Me to Your Leader” and “Darkness of the Night” never got issued in 1967, however, although they did see other success with other tracks for the label: