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Numero Nickel and Penny Labels
Various - The Nickel & Penny Labels
(CD/2LP) Numero Group NUM039, 2012-01-23

Esteemed Chicago-based reissue label Numero Group has been raising the bar of the soul/funk/blues/rare groove compilation standards ever since 2004 and their first Eccentric Soul collection. They even managed to get 2 albums in our 10 Reissues Of Old Stuff That's Been So Cool To (Re)Discover in 2011 selection. Their latest release, Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels is the brainchild of Richard Pegue, a Chicago DJ/producer/writer/arranger of soul records in the 60s and the 70s, and might suffer from the comparison with previous volumes in the label's flagship series - for example the Boddie Recording Co. boxset from last october... But don't let the tracklisting fool you, this new compilation is a new fabulous one, with most of its best tracks to be found in the second half of the CD! Special flavors are indeed to be found in The Halleluiah Chorus' soulful gem I've Got to Find A Way, South Shore Commision's James-Brown-meets-The Jackson-5-on-The-Blues-Brothers-set You Got Me Hummin', Brothers & Sisters's psychedelick shack Don't Let 'Em Tell You or Joyce Williams' flute-heavy The First Thing I Do In The Morning, just to name a few. We couldn't resist playing the two latter one in our january Bag of Goodies mix recorded last weekend which you should be able to download in the coming days...

Numero Nickel and Penny Labels
Various - The Nickel & Penny Labels
(CD/2LP) Numero Group NUM039, 2012-01-23

Just Say The Word by Jerry Townes Taken From the album, ECCENTRIC SOUL: THE NICKEL & PENNY LABELS by GOLDSTARPR

I've Got To Find A Way by Halleliuah Chorus Taken From the album, ECCENTRIC SOUL: THE NICKEL & PENNY LABELS by GOLDSTARPR

Tracklisting CD :
01. Jerry Townes - Just Say The Word
02. Little Ben & the Cheers - Never More
03. Voices - Fall In Love Again
04. Jerry Townes - You Are My Sunshine
05. Matta Baby - Do The Pearl, Girl (Part 2)
06. Norvells - Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad
07. Voices - Forever Is A Long, Long Time
08. Little Ben & the Cheers - (I’m Not Ready To) Settle Down
09. Jerry Townes - Three Sides To A Triangle
10. Little Ben & the Cheers - Mighty, Mighty Lover
11. Jerry Townes - Little Old Lovemaker Me
12. Little Ben & the Cheers - I’m Gonna Get Even With You
13. Norvells - Without You
14. Jerry Townes - Never More
15. Extentions - This Love Of Mine
16. Halleluiah Chorus - I’ve Got To Find A Way
17. South Shore Commission - Shadows
18. Richard Terry & Company - Instrumental #1
19. Joyce Williams - The First Thing I Do In The Morning
20. South Shore Commission - You Got Me Hummin’
21. Brothers & Sisters - Don’t Let ‘Em Tell You
22. Sidney Pinchback - This Is The Woman
23. South Suburban Electric Strings - Sign Of The Zodiac
24. Sidney Barnes - The Ember Song

Tracklisting 2LP :
A1. Jerry Townes - Just Say The Word
A2. Little Ben & the Cheers - Never More
A3. Voices - Fall In Love Again
A4. Jerry Townes - You Are My Sunshine
A5. Matta Baby - Do The Pearl, Girl (Part 2)
A6. Norvells - Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad
A7. Voices - Forever Is A Long, Long Time Pegue
B1. Little Ben & the Cheers - (I’m Not Ready To) Settle Down
B2. Jerry Townes - Three Sides To A Triangle
B3. Little Ben & the Cheers - Mighty, Mighty Lover
B4. Jerry Townes - Little Old Lovemaker Me
B5. Little Ben & the Cheers - I’m Gonna Get Even With You
B6. Norvells - Without You
B7. Jerry Townes - Never More
C1. Halleluiah Chorus - I’ve Got To Find A Way
C2. South Shore Commission - Shadows
C3. Richard Terry & Company - Instrumental #1
C4. Joyce Williams - The First Thing I Do In The Morning
C5. Brothers & Sisters - Don’t Let ‘Em Tell You
C6. Sidney Pinchback - This Is The Woman
D1. South Suburban Electric Strings - Sign Of The Zodiac
D2. South Shore Commission - You Got Me Hummin’
D3. Sidney Barnes - The Ember Song
D4. Extentions - This Love Of Mine
D5. Background Singers - You Made It Good
D6. Background Players - Untitled Theme
Note: The 2LP edition contains two bonus tracks not on the CD.

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Press Release : Chicago’s Richard Pegue was one of the most intriguing figures to come out of the Chicago soul scene in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Raised during the city’s fertile Doo-wop era, Pegue immersed himself in music immediately. He cut his chops as a mobile dj, record store clerk and recording artist before stepping into the booth as one of Chicago’s most enduring radio personalities to grace the city’s airwaves. The Nickel and Penny labels featured in this compilation are twin sides of the same eccentric coin, Pegue himself. He was the writer, arranger and producer of some of the most beautiful Chicago soul records in the ’60s and ’70s; too bad they all went out of print weeks after being released. On order here are rare sides by Jerry Townes, the Voices, the Norvells, Little Ben & The Cheers, South Shore Commission, Joyce Williams, The Halleluiah Chorus, Brothers & Sisters and more. These 24 tracks tell Pegue’s epic tale, from dedicated music producer, to DJ making corny radio jingles that usurped the tens of thousands of air-time hours the songs included here so richly deserved.
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