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The Black Labels – “Please Give Me Something”

A track from the 2001 Shaky Ray Records compilation album Let’s Get Sloppy.

R.I.P. Black Labels’ drummer Ryan “Chunk” Lund — April 25, 1983 to Sept. 17, 2023.

Duluth record labels boosted the scene, but are going extinct

Compact discs and cassettes of releases from Duluth record labels fill a plastic bin at the Perfect Duluth Day headquarters. (Photo by Paul Lundgren)

Mark Lindquist, the chief purveyor of local albums at the turn of the millennium, thinks he can succinctly describe the difference between the best-known Duluth record labels.

“Chair Kickers’ put out the most gorgeous records,” he said. “Spinout had the most professional. Chaperone had the coolest. And Shaky Ray had … the most.”