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Eccentric Soul

The Outskirts Of Deep City

Left unexplored by Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label were those narrow roads leading away from the misfits of FAMU’s Marching 100 band, out of Deep City, and into its suburbs: the Reid, Sun Cut, and Lloyd labels. Beyond that urban sprawl, arrowed road signs sent us to Concho and Solid Soul. Way out there, inside a closet that time forgot, a box of tapes was waiting. Its masters and cracked acetates filled in areas of the map that we’d always considered lost: unreleased songs by Snoopy Dean and the Rollers; a rumored-to-exist Clarence Reid 45; a flood of instrumentals from the Deep City Band featuring the ex-100s in top form. A new cast of characters emerged; Arnold Albury led us to his Sun Cut archive and the music of The Rising Sun, Lynn Williams, and Perk “The Soul Percolator” Badger. Our own archives yielded left-behind gems from Helene Smith, Betty Wright, Nasty Dog Catchers, and Frank Williams. Willie Clarke canvassed Miami, collecting photographs, flyers, newspaper clippings, and yearbooks, helping us dig deeper than ever before. The result is a rich appendix, not just to our record, but to every other Miami soul compilation ever issued.

  • 2xLP

    2 150g LPs
    1 2-pocket gatefold tip-on jacket
    1 download coupon

Track List

  1. The Rollers Knockin' At The Wrong Door
  2. Clarence Reid No Way Out
  3. Helene Smith What's In The Lovin'
  4. Betty Wright Mr. Lucky
  5. James Knight & The Butlers There Goes My Baby
  6. Lynn Williams Don't Be Surprised
  7. Helene Smith True Love Don't Grow On Trees
  8. The Rising Sun Do What You're Doin'
  9. The Rollers One Little Piece
  10. Clarence Reid Don't Be A Fool
  11. Perk Badger Do Your Stuff
  12. Frank Williams & The Rocketeers Show Me What You Got
  13. The Deep City Band Masterpiece
  14. Helene Smith The Pot Can't Talk About The Kettle
  15. The Rollers Play With Fire
  16. Betty Wright Thank You Baby
  17. Helene Smith Wrong Or Right He's My Baby
  18. Nasty Dog Catchers Nasty Dog Pt. 2
  19. The Rising Sun One Night Affair
  20. Snoopy Dean Your Love Won't Let Me Leave
  21. James Knight & The Butlers There Goes My Baby (Inst.) [LP only]
  22. Johnny K Killens & The Dynamites Frenchy The Tickler
  23. Helene Smith True Love Don't Grow On Trees (Inst.) [LP only]
  24. The Rollers Play With Fire (Inst.) [LP only]