Eccentric Soul: The Shoestring Label, latest Numero Group

The latest in the masterpiece Eccentric Soul series from Numero Group, all your buy links are here including the snazzy green vinyl.

The James Family – We’ve Got It Made
Jimmie Green – Let Yourself Go
Pete & Cheez – You and Me
Howard Neal and Friends – A Broken Heart Will Mend
Howard Neal – Disco Fever
Jimmie Green – Dance
Pete & Cheez – So Smooth
Carletta Sue – You Keep Holding Back On Love
Jimmie Green – I Need You So
Howard Neal and Friends – You’re All The Woman I Need
The James Family – Radio Promo

Operating in a basement studio at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, pipeline man Howard Neal and his appropriately named Shoestring label was Alton, Illinois’ answer to a question no one asked. Pressed in minuscule numbers and barely outside the 62002 zip code, the singles by The James Family, Jimmie Green, Pete & Cheez, and Carletta Sue are prime examples of cosmic midwestern disco in search of a break. This heavy weight 10-song LP is housed in a tip-on sleeve, and includes an essay and imagery that complete the picture of this pure expression of small-town soul.


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