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Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels [Box]
0. DISC 1:
1. Down In the Country - Tee Fletcher
2. You Got a Spell On Me - Billy Wright
3. Heavenly Father - Eula Cooper
4. Clown, The - Chuck Wilder
5. Now That I'm Wise - Nathan Wilkes
6. Nite Cap - L. Daniels
7. I'll Be There - Franciene Thomas
8. Sweet Thing - Frankie & Robert
9. Shake Daddy Shake - Eula Cooper
10. What Can the Matter Be - Tokay Lewis
11. Love is So Mean - Richard Cook
12. Tumbling Down - Langston
13. Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things - Eula Cooper
14. Too Beautiful To Be Good - Franciene Thomas
15. Tippings Strings - The Knights
16. Somebody Got' a Help Me - Richard Cook
17. Love (It's Been So Long) - Frankie & Robert
18. Strange Feeling - Nathan Wilkes
19. I Can't Help If I Love You - Eula Cooper
20. Why - Chuck Wilder
21. Who Wants Me Now - Tokay Lewis
22. You're the Only Thing I've Got Going For Me - Billy Wright
23. Let Me Be Free - Sonia Rosa
24. Would You Do It For Me - Tee Fletcher
25. Try - Eula Cooper
0. DISC 2:
1. Watch the Dog That Bring the Bone - Sandy Gaye
2. All Because of You - Tee Fletcher
3. Messing Around - Bobby Owens & The Diplomats
4. Let Our Love Grow Higher - Eula Cooper
5. Ain't Tha Sharp - The Young Divines
6. Charade - Four Tracks
7. Breaking My Heart - Sonia Rosa
8. Love is Gone - Cherry Blend
9. I Need You More - Eula Cooper
10. I Think It's Time (You Were Mine) - Alice Swoboda
11. Hump, The - The Knights
12. Beggars Can't Be Choosey - Eula Cooper
13. Standing By Love - Eula Cooper
14. Deep In Your Heart - The Young Divines
15. You Mean Everything To Me - Four Tracks
16. I'll Show You With Love - The Young Divines
17. Every Now and Then - Sonia Rosa
18. Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things - Andrea Williams
19. Have Faith In Me - Eula Cooper
20. Talk is Cheap - Sandy Gaye
21. I Can't Stand It - J.J. Jones
22. Let's Get Funky - Langston & French
23. That's How Much I Love You - Eula Cooper
24. Black Midnight - J.J. Jones
25. Potters Field - Alice Swoboda
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20
Eminent record obsessives, the Numero Group, continue their lovingly researched reissue series focused on the rarest-of-the-rare vinyl obscurities, this time turning their attention to the Atlanta soul scene of the late `60s. ECCENTRIC SOUL. brings to light hitherto unknown artists who recorded for the Tragar and Note inprints. This 50-track two-disc collection documents the vitality and sheer variety offered by Atlanta's under-exposed local talent; from soul groups and funk combos to solo singers, nearly every facet of the era's major musical modes is represented. Much of the material presented is pitched stylistically between the urbane pop sophistication of Motown and the grittier, gospel-inflected southern idiom. However, some tracks, particularly the sides of soul songstress Eula Cooper, hint at the expansive, lush orchestral arrangements of an artist such as Isaac Hayes.
Spin (p.120) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[P]erformances by Tee Fletcher, folkie soulstress Alice Swoboda...[and] Eula Cooper sparkle."
The Wire (p.55) - "Tee Fletcher's backwoods stomper 'Down In The Country' blends equal measures of Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding; meanwhile Alice Swoboda's 'Potter's Field' brings Terry Callier's gentle, folksy approach together with Rotary Connection's flower child psychedelia."
Living Blues (p.76) - "Eccentric soul, indeed, and a tasty treat for the music's true connoisseurs."
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