Friday, October 15, 2010
Chimneyville was an imprint of Malaco records, a soul outfit from Jackson, Mississippi. I first saw this nice bricked-up label on a grimy King Floyd 45 I found at a thrift store in Alabama. Man did King Floyd jam me out. I was just getting into southern soul, and that 45 felt so good, like James Brown had run headlong into a nasty, smoked-out, reggae-flavored Stax session. Anyway, this is not that record, but it's a much cleaner label than that King Floyd joint, which looked like it was used for target practice.