A stunning collection of rare Chicago soul – pulled from the M-Pac label, which was part of the One-Derful family of records – and packed with vintage singles and 10 previously unreleased tracks too! This series is fantastic – the first really deep look at the Chicago underground genius of Ernie Leaner – producer, distributor, studio owner, and all-around non-stop force in Windy City soul during the 60s – as you'll hear from the gems on this set! The work here languished slightly in the shadows of bigger labels – like Okeh, Brunswick, and Chess – but the quality is all top-shelf, with an especially great run of male singers, both as solo acts and as groups. And like other volumes in the series, the notes and historical details are great – almost worth the price of admission alone, as they really illuminate this lost slice of Chicago soul – and point out that there's lots more greatness to discover, when you move past Curtis Mayfield, Tyrone Davis
, and Jerry Butler. Titles include "All Of My Life" by The Ringleaders, "New Girl" by The Accents, "Angel" by Benny Turner, "So Glad" by Willie Parker, "Damper Down" by Bobby Davis
, "Bad Situation" by Harold Burrage, "Change Of Heart" by Andrew Tibbs, "Never In A Million Years" by Willie Parker, "Don't Try To Fool Me" by Stacy Johnson, "Lonely Man" by Big Daddy Simpson, "Hey Mister" by Dorothy Prince, "The Earth Worm (part 1)" by Maurice Dollison & The Turnkeys, and "Let's Start Over" by The Ringleaders.