Eccentric Soul
The Young Disciples
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Notes About the Release
By 1967, East St. Louis, Illinois—once dubbed an “All American” city by the US Chamber of Commerce—had become St Louis, Missouri’s evil twin. Unemployment, drug addiction and vicious gang activity put a dark and heavy lid on a bi-state area that once cooked-up world-changing talent—we’re talking Chuck Berry, Josephine Baker, Miles Davis. But both cities kept spawning heroes, Allen Merry among them. Already a living legend for his early work with Ray Charles and Ike Turner, Merry channeled his talent into teaching, forming the Young Disciples through the South End Community Center, aiming to keep the kids off the streets, out of gangs, and instead inside the studio, frow which young men and women spiraling downward could ride the spiral groove upward on Merry’s YoDi, Gateway and Merry labels. Every sweat-drenched recording included here emerged from Merry’s grass-roots organization that changed, if not saved, lives. Former East St Louis Mayor Carl Officer had a slogan he liked to pitch: “There’s A City Under Here.” Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples unearths those very streets and safe havens.
Product Details
2xLP

2 150g LPs
1 2-pocket gatefold tip-on jacket with 1 7.5" x 3.25" 10-panel pamphlet in a book pocket


TRACK LIST

Lavel Moore The World Is Changing
The Young Disciples & Co. Crumbs From The Table
Third Flight Third Flight
The Debonettes Tears
Ames Harris Desert Water Bag Co. Checking Myself
Sharon Clark & the Product of Time I’m Not Afraid Of Love
DeDe Turner Happening Anyone Or Anything
The Young Disciples & Co. Girls, Girls, Girls
Dauphine Williams I Love You
The Georgettes Hard, Hard
Bobby McNutt Country Loving Country Style
Sharon Clark & the Product of Time It’s Not Your Business
Ames Harris Desert Water Bag Co. People
The Georgettes Would You Rather
Third Flight Love Love Love
The Debonettes Choose Me
DeDe Turner Happening Outside Of Memphis
Sharon Clark & the Product of Time That’s A Good Reason
Dauphine Williams I’m Your Man
The Young Disciples & Co. Bang Bang Bang
Eddie Fisher & Allan (Dealth) Merry & Yodi Gang Homeboy (Part 1) [LP only]
By 1967, East St. Louis, Illinois—once dubbed an “All American” city by the US Chamber of Commerce—had become St Louis, Missouri’s evil twin. Unemployment, drug addiction and vicious gang activity put a dark and heavy lid on a bi-state area that once cooked-up world-changing talent—we’re talking Chuck Berry, Josephine Baker, Miles Davis. But both cities kept spawning heroes, Allen Merry among them. Already a living legend for his early work with Ray Charles and Ike Turner, Merry channeled his talent into teaching, forming the Young Disciples through the South End Community Center, aiming to keep the kids off the streets, out of gangs, and instead inside the studio, frow which young men and women spiraling downward could ride the spiral groove upward on Merry’s YoDi, Gateway and Merry labels. Every sweat-drenched recording included here emerged from Merry’s grass-roots organization that changed, if not saved, lives. Former East St Louis Mayor Carl Officer had a slogan he liked to pitch: “There’s A City Under Here.” Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples unearths those very streets and safe havens.

2xLP

2 150g LPs
1 2-pocket gatefold tip-on jacket with 1 7.5" x 3.25" 10-panel pamphlet in a book pocket


TRACK LIST

Lavel Moore The World Is Changing
The Young Disciples & Co. Crumbs From The Table
Third Flight Third Flight
The Debonettes Tears
Ames Harris Desert Water Bag Co. Checking Myself
Sharon Clark & the Product of Time I’m Not Afraid Of Love
DeDe Turner Happening Anyone Or Anything
The Young Disciples & Co. Girls, Girls, Girls
Dauphine Williams I Love You
The Georgettes Hard, Hard
Bobby McNutt Country Loving Country Style
Sharon Clark & the Product of Time It’s Not Your Business
Ames Harris Desert Water Bag Co. People
The Georgettes Would You Rather
Third Flight Love Love Love
The Debonettes Choose Me
DeDe Turner Happening Outside Of Memphis
Sharon Clark & the Product of Time That’s A Good Reason
Dauphine Williams I’m Your Man
The Young Disciples & Co. Bang Bang Bang
Eddie Fisher & Allan (Dealth) Merry & Yodi Gang Homeboy (Part 1) [LP only]
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