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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8 comments: to “ Mirage

  • February 4, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

    Links be busted

  • February 4, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

    Nah, links be fine. Try again later, maybe it was a problem your end.

  • February 5, 2010 at 1:27 AM  

    Here's the link Andrew.

    You can pick up all three cds for £5 each.

  • February 5, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

    Wow! Great stuff - just when I thought my harddrive couldn't take any more...thanks.

    I just put a link to this post in the comments of the Russian blog Raketa 4000 - they are on top of a lot of great new stuff but when they post classics, they seem to flail about searching for material of this caliber. Hope you don't mind I linked here, and I hope they find the link. Peace.

  • February 8, 2010 at 5:29 PM  

    wow!!! ridiculous! thanks

  • February 9, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

    and here i was hoping a Mirage post would include the Carly Simon/ Chic joint, "Why?" guess it's a request now?

  • February 14, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

    Thanks for the backstory on Mirage and FTG, who I thought were shamelessly suspect, it just turns out that they're graphically challenged.

  • March 21, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

    so much hot fun thanks so muchhh