RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2015
In December Secret Stash revealed the first release in a new series devoted to the One-Derful! family of labels owned by Chicago brothers George and Ernie Leaner. The second release is devoted to Mar-V-Lus, the teen-oriented imprint spun off in 1963 after the Leaner’s had settled into Record Row on South Michigan Avenue near the better known headquarters of Chess Records. This time around the story is told by Chicago soul music expert Robert Pruter, who penned the extensive liner notes, along with an introduction and sidebars by Jake Austen (editor of Roctober).