A. The Inspirations - Your Wish Is My CommandB. The Inspirations - I'll Take A Chance On You
By the mid-sixties the Chicago music scene was on fire, rivaling Detroit with its own brand of uptown soul courtesy of major players – Vee-Jay, Okeh and Chess – who had fueled much of the cities output since the 1950s. Encouraged by this success many smaller labels were formed and perhaps the most important of which was George Leaners One-derful Records group. Partnered by his brother Ernest, who ran their distribution company United Record Distributors, the entrepreneurs launched their One-derful powerhouse in 1962 and quickly added M-Pac!, Mar-V-Lus, Halo and Midas from which we take our golden wonder. Originally released in 1967 for the super-fine ballad “I’ll Take A Chance On You” which was at odds with the Leaner’s trademark gritty, kitchen-sink soul. Now consigned to the B-side of our up-tempo Northern Soul dancer “Your Wish Is My Command”. The Inspirations were one of a number of vocal groups sharing the name at the time but our trio from Milwaukee – William Miller, Willie Patterson and Clarence Campbell – are know only for their loan Midas rarity.