Miracle Records

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Miracle Records was an independent American record label established in Chicago in 1946 to record and issue rhythm and blues, jazz and gospel music.

The company was established in August 1946 by Chicago-born businessman Lee L. Egalnick (1921-2000).[1][2] It released records by musicians including Rudi Richardson, Memphis Slim, Sonny Thompson, Piney Brown, Dick Davis, Gladys Palmer, Eddie Chamblee, Al Hibbler, and Robert Anderson.[2]

In 1948, Memphis Slim's "Messin' Around", and Sonny Thompson's "Long Gone" and "Late Freight" all made no. 1 on the national Billboard R&B Chart (known at the time as the "Race Records" chart).[3]

Egalnick left the label in 1950 to found Premium Records, and his associate Lew Simpkins soon followed, closing the label down.[2]


  1. ^ Houston Chronicle, "Obituary: Lee L. Egalnick". Accessed 19 November 2012
  2. ^ a b c Robert Pruter and Robert L. Campbell, Miracle Records, article and full discography. Accessed 19 November 2012
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. 

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