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.