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Boddie Recording Company Cleveland Ohio
Various - Boddie Recording Company : Cleveland, Ohio
(promo CD/3xCD/4xCD limited/5xLP/6xLP limited) Numero Group NUM035, 2011-10-25

The Numero Group has been releasing totally amazing rare soul compilations these last years. They're back with a new boxset to be released on october 25th, celebrating the Boddie Recording Company run by Thomas & Louise Boddie between 1958 and 1993. The boxset is a 5LP or 3CD one, gathering 58 tracks of eccentric soul, grainy funk and funky doo-wop or gospel. Something you should absolutely get your hands on? Surely! But if you consider buying the boxset (maybe for a christmas present?) you'll might be a little disappointed. A little. Because the pre-order period is over, and you won't get either the bonus 6th LP or the bonus 21 tracks CD... One could debate about the dark side of bonus material for early consumers for hours... but if this boxset's as luxurious as the previous Sly johnson Complete Mythology or the Light - On The South Side 70's Chicago blues boxsets, then it's another absolute must buy!

Boddie Recording Company Cleveland Ohio
Various - Boddie Recording Company : Cleveland, Ohio
(promo CD/3xCD/4xCD limited/5xLP/6xLP limited) Numero Group NUM035, 2011-10-25

Tracklisting promo CD :
01. A.C. Jones & the Atomic Aces - Oh Baby (I Love You)
02. Frankie Pighee & Soulettes - Soul Feeling
03. Chantells - World Of Soul
04. Rev. R.L. Hubbard - Child Of The King
05. Corinthian Singers - Why? (It's A Shame)
06. Juanita Ellis - Make A Joyful Noise
07. Headlines - He's Looking For A Love
08. Harvey & the Phenomenals - Darlene
09. Creations Unlimited - Chrystal Illusion
10. Inter-Circle - The Players
11. Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler - Don't Make Me Kill You
12. Little Anthony & the Modern Detergents - Monkey Hips & Yice
13. Gospel Hebrews - Jesus Is All Over Me
14. Gospel Ensembles - What You Need
15. Wings of Faith Juniors Of Grand Rapids, MI - I Can't Thank Him Enough
16. Harvey & the Phenomenals - All In Your Eyes
17. King James Version feat. King Solomon & Moses - He's Forever


Boddie Recording Company Trailer

Tracklisting 5xLP/6xLP boxsets :
A1. Creations Unlimited - Chrystal Illusion
A2. Ricky Hodges & the Funky People - Don't Destroy Our Love
A3. Frankie Pighee & Soulettes - Soul Feeling
A4. Chantells - World Of Soul
A5. Jackie Russell - If You Don't Want Me Let Me Be
A6. Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler - Spoilin' For A Fight
A7. Inter-Circle - The Pusher
B1. Eddie & the Ant Hill Mob - I'm A Number Runner
B2. Bo & the Metros - Moving On
B3. Inter-Circle - The Players
B4. Creations Unlimited - Corruption Is The Thing
B5. King James Version feat. King Solomon & Moses - He's Coming
C1. Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler - Don't Make Me Kill You
C2. Chantells - Why Won't You Say (What You Want)
C3. Frankie Pighee & Soulettes - If You Don't Think That I Love You
C4. Jackie Russell - Don't Trade Love For Money
C5. Bo & the Metros - Buttered Out
C6. Ricky Hodges - I Feel It (The Love You Have For Me)
C7. King James Version feat. King Solomon & Moses - He's Forever
D1. A.C. Jones & the Atomic Aces - Oh Baby (I Love You)
D2. Harvey Hall - Tell Me About it
D3. Headlines - He's Looking For A Love
D4. J.C. Akins - I've Got to Find A Way (To Get To Your Heart)
D5. Little Anthony & the Modern Detergents - Monkey Hips & Yice
D6. A.C. Jones & the Atomic Aces - Give Me Your Love
E1. Harvey & the Phenomenals - Darlene (Instrumental)
E2. Little Anthony & the Modern Detergents - Don't Make Me Blue
E3. Penny North - Satisfied
E4. J.C. Akins & the Dukes - You Upset My Very Soul
E5. Harvey & the Phenomenals - All In Your Eyes
E6. J.C. Akins - I Love You
E7. J.C. Akins & the Dukes - New Dance
F1. A.C. Jones & the Soulettes - Hole In Your Sole
F2. Penny North - Thought I Had A Good Thing
F3. Harvey & the Phenomenals - Darlene
F4. Headlines - Baby
F5. A.C. Jones & the Atomic Aces - Give Me Your Love (Instrumental)
F6. Headlines - He's Looking For A Love (Demo)
G1. Rev. R. L. Hubbard - Child Of The King
G2. Brother Bill - Wha's Happ'nin'
G3. Guiding Lights - Lost In Sin
G4. Wings of Faith Juniors Of Grand Rapids, MI - I Can't Thank Him Enough
G5. Seven Revelators - Keep Holding On
G6. Victory 5 - Have You Been To The Pool
G7. Sounds of Soul - Gospel Train
H1. Corinthian Singers - Why? (It's A Shame)
H2. Fantastic Lightning Ares - Jesus You Are My Shining Star
H3. North Wind Of Cleveland, OH - If I've Done Any Wrong
H4. Golden Harmonizers - Won't Be Back No More
H5. Gospel Hebrews - Jesus Is All Over Me
H6. Gospel Fabulators - Read It In The Bible
H7. Spiritual Believers - Sweet To Know
I1. Silver Kings Trouble - The Water
I2. Cleveland Golden Echos - Used To Live On Broadway
I3. Royal Kings - Look Out For Jesus
I4. Swanee Nightingales - I Know The Lord Will Make A Way
I5. Gospel Ensemble - What You Need
I6. Juanita Ellis - Make A Joyful Noise
J1. Headlines - Baby (Demo)
J2. Delores White - Why Don't We Understand
J3. Addie Pearl Rice - Sara Culture
J4. Harvey & the Phenomenals - T.G.I.F.
J5. Addie Pearl Rice - Flowers Are Blooming
J6. Jackie Russell - If You Don't Want Me Let Me Be (Demo)
J7. Delores White - Lover's Paradise
Bonus 6th LP - Mod Squad (limited to 500, mail order only) :
A1. You've Been Cheating
A2. Turn Back The Hands Of Time
A3. Not On The Outside, But On The Outside Strong
A4. You Got Me Hummin'
A5. Medley: Dance To The Music/What Is Soul/I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing
B1. Ain't That Loving You
B2. So I Can Love You
B3. Feelin' Alright
B4. Sing A Simple Song
B5. Stand In For Love
B6. I Stand Accused


Boddie Recording Company LP Preview

Tracklisting 3xCD/4xCD boxsets :
Disc 1
01. Creations Unlimited - Chrystal Illusion
02. Ricky Hodges & The Funky People - Don't Destroy Our Love
03. Frankie Pighee & The Soulettes - Soul Feeling
04. Chantells - World Of Soul
05. Jackie Russell - If You Don't Want Me Let Me Be
06. Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler - Spoilin' For A Fight
07. Inter-Circle - The Pusher
08. Eddie & The Ant Hill Mob - I'm A Number Runner
09. Bo & The Metros - Moving On
10. Inter-Circle - The Players
11. Creations Unlimited - Corruption Is The Thing
12. King James Version - He's Coming
13. Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler - Don't Make Me Kill You
14. Chantells - Why Won't You Say (What You Want)
15. Frankie Pighee & The Soulettes - If You Don't Think That I Love You
16. Jackie Russell - Don't Trade Love For Money
17. Bo & The Metros - Buttered Out
18. Ricky Hodges - I Feel It (The Love You Have For Me)
19. King James Version - He's Forever (Amen)
Disc 2
01. A.C. Jones & The Atomic Aces - Oh Baby (I Love You)
02. Harvey Hall - Tell Me About It
03. Headlines - He's Looking For A Love
04. J.C. Akins - I've Got To FInd A Way
05. Modern Detergents - Monkey Hips & Yice
06. A.C. Jones & The Atomic Aces - Give Me Your Love
07. Harvey & The Phenomenals - Darlene (Instrumental)
08. Little Anthony Mitchell & The Modern Detergents - Don't Make Me Blue
09. Penny North - Satisfied
10. J.C. Akins & The Dukes - You Upset My Very Soul
11. Harvey & The Phenomenals - All In Your Eyes
12. J.C. Akins - I Love You
13. A.C. Jones & The Soulettes - Hole In Your Soul
14. Penny North - Thought I Had A Good Thing
15. Harvey & The Phenomenals - Darlene (Vocal)
16. Headlines - Baby
17. A.C. Jones & The Atomic Aces - Give Me Your Love (Instrumental)
18. Headlines - He's Looking For A Love (Demo)
Disc 3
01. Rev. R.L. Hubbard - Child Of The King
02. Brother Bill - Wha's Happ'nin
03. Guiding Lights - Lost In Sin
04. Wings Of Faith Juniors Of Grand Rapids, MI - I Can't Thank Him Enough
05. Seven Revelators - Keep Holding On
06. Victory 5 - Have You Been To The Pool
07. Sound Of Soul - Gospel Train
08. Corinthian Singers - Why? (It's A Shame)
09. Fantastic LIghtning Ares - Jesus You Are My Shining Star
10. Golden Harmonizers - Won't Be Back No More
11. Gospel Hebrews - Jesus Is All Over Me
12. Gospel Fabulators - Read It In The Bible
13. Spiritual Believers - Sweet To Know
14. Silver Kings - Trouble In The Water
15. Cleveland Golden Echos - Used To Live On Broadway
16. Royal Kings - Look Out For Jesus
17. Swanee Nightingales - I Know The Lord Will Make A Way
18. North Wind Of Cleveland, Ohio - If I've Done Anything Wrong
19. Gospel Ensemble - What You Need
20. Juanita Ellis - Make A Joyful Noise
Bonus 4th CD (limited to 500, mail order only)
01. Unknown - That New Girl
02. Unknown - Never Let You Go
03. Unknown - The Look Of Love
04. Mod Squad - Sing A Simple Song
05. Headlines - Baby (Demo)
06. Unknown - Selfish One
07. Delores White - Lover's Paradise
08. Harvey & the Phenomenals - TGIF Part 1
09. Addie Pearl Rice - Sara Culture
10. Inner-City Gospel Party - Summertime
11. Unknown - I Do Love You
12. Unknown - Let The Children Play
13. Jackie Russell - If You Don't Want Me Let Me Be (Demo)
14. Unknown - You Cut Up The Clothes
15. Robert Tyus - Miss You
16. Unknown - Give You My Love
17. Jubilee Specials - Sometimes
18. Addie Pearl Rice - Flowers Are Blooming
19. Delores White - Why Don't We Understand
20. Unknown - When You're Gone
21. Louise Boddie - Teen Fair


Boddie Recording Company CD Preview

Note : Promo CD is 1 compact disc + full 3CD boxset & booklet MP3 & PDF downloads. CD boxset is 3 compact discs, 2 booklets, 1 flyer, 1 Boddie catalog, 1 Soul Kitchen x-mas card, all in a cloth-bound file folder and housed in a tip-on slip case. Vinyl boxset is 5 LPs in a custom kraft album-sized envelop, 2 12″x12″ booklets, 1 flyer, 1 Boddie catalog, 1 Soul Kitchen x-mas card, 1 Boddie 45 envelope, housed in a string and button closed box.

Available For Subscribers and Website Pre-Orders Only: An unreleased 1969 Boddie-recorded live LP from Cleveland soul act The Mod Squad, replicated from the single extant acetate. Free with purchase of Boddie Recording Company 5LP - OR a 21 song bonus CD with additional oddities from the Boddie archive when you pre-order the 3CD edition. Both limited to 500 copies.

Links :
The Numero Group : official | differ-ant (French distributor) discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | wikipedia | youtube

Press Release :
From 1958 to 1993, Thomas and Louise Boddie’s industrious Boddie Recording Company issued nearly 300 albums and 45s, recorded 10,000 hours of tape, and remained in operation longer than any other studio, pressing plant, or label group in the history of Cleveland.

Long forgotten even by the standards of the chronically overlooked northeastern Ohio music scene, Boddie was a fusion of its owner’s engineering genius and his limited economic means; its DIY recording studio housed in a humble barn, churned night and day to capture the sounds emanating from Cleveland’s east side neighborhoods.

The 58 tracks on these three CDs (or 65 track 5LP) represent the best of the Boddies’ in-house Soul Kitchen, Luau, and Bounty labels, which released an unspoiled treasure trove of kitchen-sink eccentric soul, fuzzbox funk, shoestring doo-wop, and haunted, eerily hook-laden spirituals.

Enclosed inside is a mountain of office-styled ephemera: two massive booklets brimming with detail on the Boddies and their artists; extensive notes and scores of unpublished photos; a complete detailed discography folio; reproduced fliers; and a Boddie greeting card - all rendered with the handcrafted charm that was the Boddie hallmark. Call it a self-contained record industry crammed into one box.
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