Thursday, February 04, 2010
Legendary dance music label Mirage Records was formed in 1980 by brother Bob and Jerry Greenberg, Bob holding down the West coast and Jerry setting up office in the East. Jerry had previously been the youngest ever major record company executive, moving to the top position at Atlantic Records at age 32, and both brothers had storied careers in the music and entertainment industry that continues to this day. They have restaurants in Vegas and Jerry was involved in Michael Jackson's music rights holding company, sitting as chairman for Michael throughout the 90's.
Mirage was famous for producing underground electro funk and freestyle records that successfully crossed over to the mainstream. A couple of years ago John Morales remastered a selection of Mirage releases from the original tapes for the small indie re-release label FTG (Funky Town Grooves) records, which released them as an under the radar CD compilation series in the UK. They look like low quality bootlegs from the photoshopped, cheaply printed covers, but they are legit. Please seek these out and buy all 3 volumes so I don't feel so bad about posting a few of these great remasters.
Wait.. I don't feel bad, here is the music:
Break Machine - Break Dance Party
First Love - Can I Be With You Tonight
Terri Jones - Do It Again Tonight
First Love - Give Me Your Love
Norma Jean Wright - Love Attack
Blue Magic - Magic Number
Ingram - Smoothin Groovin
Ingram - When You're Hot Your Hot
The System - You Are In My System
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