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Dottie Peoples Gives Back/Chart Update
09/14/2005

September 14, 2005

MALACO HEADLINES

Volume II, Issue 14

MALACO GOLD

DOTTIE PEOPLES GIVES BACK

Dottie Peoples, loved by many for her endearing personality and her legendary gospel singing style, is also recognized for her brilliant sense of style.

Because of this, a number of charitable organizations have asked her to donate her hats, gowns, and other items to help raise funds for their  cause. Dottie's response: "Which gown would you like?"

Dottie is a woman with heart and for her, giving back is an essential part of life.

MALACO GOSPEL CHART UPDATES:

BILLBOARD RADIO MONITOR

 9/17     Last Week     Weeks on     Artist Song/Album Label
11                 7                     23 Mississippi Mass Choir “I’m Not Tired Yet”/Not By Power, Nor By Might Malaco
19               27                      5 Dottie Peoples “He Said It”/Tell The Angels: Live in Memphis Air
27               32                     23 Anderson Sanctuary Choir “Lord I Thank You”/Joyful Praise Malaco

BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART

 9/17      Last Week      Two Weeks       Weeks on      Artist Title Label         Peak
9                  10                     10                      28              Mississippi Mass Choir Not By Power, Nor By Might Malaco      3
14                13                     11                        6                 Lee Williams & Spiritual QCs Tell The Angels: Live in Memphis MCG      5
24                 27                    28                       20              Shadrach I Won't Worry No More Juana Praise      17
32                 35                    29                        86             Williams Brothers Still Here Blackberry      15



Dorothy Norwood Wins Lady of Soul Award
09/12/2005

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September 12, 2005


Contact: Jenny Rogers
Email:
mediajenny@charter.net
Phone: (615) 477-4849

DOROTHY NORWOOD WINS LADY OF SOUL AWARD

Jackson, MS. September 12, 2005-Taped at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, the 2005 Lady of Soul Train Awards honored top artists on September 7, 2005. Dorothy Norwood (Malaco Records) brought home the honor for Best Gospel Album for her 2004 release Stand on the Word. Other nominees were: LaShun Pace (EMI Gospel, It’s My Time), Kierra Kiki Sheard (I Owe You) and Benita Washington (Hold On).

Dorothy Norwood began her career in gospel music singing and touring with her family. She moved to Chicago in 1956 and sang with the legendary Mahalia Jackson, the Caravans, and the Reverend James Cleveland. Her debut solo effort, Johnny and Jesus was a hit record, launching a career that spans close to five decades and has earned her many awards and accolades as well as the affectionate title, The World’s Greatest Storyteller. Johnny and Jesus went gold and was soon followed by Denied Mother, another hit. In 1972, she was invited to open for none other than Rock and Roll icons The Rolling Stones, joining them on their American Tour that same year.

Norwood has release more than thirty records, most of them on Savoy/Malaco labels, with a brief stint at Air International Records, which is now owned by Malaco. She continues to tour, write, produce, and mentor young artists as they launch their careers in gospel music.

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Malaco Opens Following Katrina
09/07/2005

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September 7, 2005


Contact: Jenny Rogers
Email: mediajenny@charter.net
Phone: (615) 477-4849

MALACO OPENS FOLLOWING KATRINA

Jackson, MS. September 7, 2005-Due to the expansive devastation of hurricane Katrina, Malaco Music Group was without power for over a week and suffered minor damage during the storm. Power was restored on September 6th and the company is now running with approximately half of their staff. Retailers and consumers should be aware that shipments are now being sent from the facility.

Word from Wolf Stephenson, Vice President of Malaco Music Group, revealed that all of the employees had lost power to their homes, many of which, along with automobilies, were also damaged by fallen trees and branches. Malaco’s studio and office building escaped major damage, but the empty building adjacent to theirs lost its roof, parts of which landed on the Malaco power service entrance cable. Water leakage was minimal, but a minor concern in comparison to the inability to find gasoline to make the commute to work. Employees have waited hours in lines at the pump, waiting for their turn to fill up and resume their daily routine.

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Katrina Hits Malaco Music Group
08/31/2005

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 August 31, 2005
Contact: Jenny Rogers
Email: mediajenny@charter.net

KATRINA HITS MALACO MUSIC GROUP

Jackson, MS. August 31, 2005-While eighty-mile-an-hour wind gusts whipped through Jackson, Mississippi, Malaco employees held their breaths, riding out the storm. Emails and phone calls that reached Malaco headquarters on Monday morning were cut off by late afternoon and when the city went dark, Malaco did too.

Malaco Music Group, home to Malaco Christian Distribution and numerous labels including: Savoy, Malaco, Muscle Shoals Sound Gospel, Air, Waldoxy, Ace, and J-Town, sustained only minor damage including loss of an awning over the shipping and receiving dock, however when utilities and cable lines went down, the company was forced to close for several days. No employees were injured during the storm.

Burton Doss, Director of Information Technology, was finally reached by cell phone for a report Wednesday, August 31st. “The city is traumatized. There is mayhem everywhere. Trees are down, most of the city is without power and services are spotty. We are finally on a ‘boil water’ alert and some cable lines are up again, but we still have no electricity.” While no promises are being made, Doss thinks Malaco employees will be able to head back to work on Thursday, September 1st, though that is contingent upon progress made by the electric company.

Malaco asks for patience from retailers and consumers awaiting product shipments as most roads in and out of the city are blocked by downed trees and there is a severe fuel shortage. When employees are back in the office, FedEx Express will be available for shipping, but without the 3-5 day delivery guarantee. FedEx Ground is not running at this time.


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Malaco Blues News: New Solo Deal for Backup Singer La'Keisha
08/16/2005

MALACO BLUES NEWS

Volume I, Issue 5

NEW SOLO DEAL FOR BACK-UP SINGER LA'KEISHA

Jackson, MS– Waldoxy Records, part of the Malaco Music Group roster of labels, recently signed La’Keisha, Southern Soul singer known on the Chittlin’ Circuit for her backup vocals with the legendary blues artists Mel Waiters (Waldoxy), Marvin Sease (Waldoxy) and Sir Charles Jones (Hep Me Records).

La’Keisha has an exciting presence on the Southern Soul scene and label executives anticipate  her career will blossom with her first solo release, Girl Talk, on Waldoxy Records, August 30, 2005.

Following her release, she will tour extensively  hitting key markets including: Jackson, MS; Montgomery, Birmingham, and Mobile AL; Atlanta, GA; Pensacola, Tampa, and Orlando, FL; Richmond, VA; Houston and Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA.

For more information and for press copies of her CD, please inquire at Malaco Records: 601-982-4522 or email Jenny Rogers at: mediajenny@charter.net

MARVIN SEASE TO RELEASE LIVE HITS COLLECTION

Jackson, MS-Bluesman Marvin Sease has been recording for twenty years and is notorious for his steamy lyrics and sexy ‘flavor.’ Building a steady fan-base in the underground Southern Soul circuit, Sease has straddled the line between Blues and Soul, similar to the likes of legendary Johnny Taylor and Tyrone Davis, though with racier content in his lyrics.

His signature song, “Candy Licker,” which released in 1987, was a jukebox hit and too explicit for radio, but fans “ate it up.” He has recorded for Mercury, Jive, London, Silvertone, and Malaco Records, enjoying a considerable amount of success and hit records including: Playa Haters, 2005 (Malaco) and Marvin Sease, 1986 (London).

Marvin Sease, Live With The Candy Licker features fifteen of his classic hits and releases September 27, 2005 on Malaco Records.

COMING SOON:

La’Keisha, Aug 30
Girl Talk

Marvin Sease, Sept 27
‘Live With The Candy Licker’

OTHER 2005 RELEASES

Billy Ray Charles August
Southern Soul...My Way

Mr. David    June 7
Southern Soul Singer

Big Cynthia    June 7
Doing It Big

David Brinston    July 19
Rockin’

Various Artists  April
Blues Views

Shirley Brown & Denise La Salle    April 20
Divas in the Delta

Floyd Taylor      April 12
No Doubt


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