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Eccentric Soul:

The 4-J Label

Before Jesse J. Jones scrambled back to Atlanta and opened his Tragar and Note labels, he’d spent half a decade in Los Angeles working for Lee Rupe’s Ebb outfit and running his own Lita, Morocco, and 4-J labels. Compiled here for the first time is the best of the label’s 14 single run. From Little Alice and The Four J’s girl group stylings to R&B pleaders by Jimmy Lewis and Lonnie Russ, Eccentric Soul: The 4-J Label gives a crucial look at a legendary producer trying to find his sound.

Track List

  1. The Four J's Will You Be My Love
  2. The Extremes How I Need Your Love
  3. Lonnie Russ Flip Flop
  4. James Conwell The Trouble With Girls Today (Of Today)
  5. Bobby Valentino How Deep Is The Ocean
  6. Lonnie Russ Those Greens
  7. Mr. Tears Excuse Me Baby
  8. James Conwell I Know I’m Sure (I’m In Love)
  9. Jimmy Lewis Feelin’ In My Bones
  10. Lonnie Russ My Wife Can’t Cook
  11. Little Alice So What If I Can’t Cook
  12. The Four J's The Nursery
  13. Lonnie Russ Lil Evette
  14. Lonnie Russ Tell Me How
  15. Jimmy Lewis Koppin’ A Plea
  16. Little Alice Why Oh Why
  17. Mr. Tears Don’t Lead Me On
  18. Bobby Valentino Special Delivery
  19. Jimmy Lewis Wait Until Spring Part 1
  20. Lonnie Russ Something Old Something New
  21. JJ Jones Twilight Time