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Eccentric Soul

The Prix Label

Three years we told the world about Columbus, Ohio’s secret soul history, Numero returned to the scene of the crime for further exploration. Victim: Clem Price and George Beter’s no-rep custom studio Harmonic Sounds and its Prix imprint. Built around a few stray boxes of demos, including Penny & the Quarters’ uplifting “You And Me”—as featured in the 2010 film Blue Valentine—the balance of this 19-song collection is filled out with thrilling, previously released material by northern souldiers Joe King and the Royal Esquires, funk workouts from O.F.S. Unlimited, Mitch Mitchell & Gene King, the Soul Ensemble, and Chip Willis, dark, brooding deep soul from Marion Black, and heartstopping, salvation-seeking soul by Eddie Ray. Dante Carfagna’s notes provide crucial insight into Prix’s place on the local scene, and the package is illustrated with dozens of photographs, label scans, and a discographical survey of this brief, but brilliant early ’70s label.

  • 2xLP

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

Track List

  1. Eddie Ray Wait A Minute
  2. OFS Unlimited Mystic
  3. Mitch Mitchell-Gene King Never Walk Out On You
  4. Joe King Speak On Up
  5. The Royal Esquires Ain't Gonna Run
  6. Eddie Ray You Got Me
  7. Chip Willis & Double Exposure I'm Gonna Gitcha
  8. Mitch Mitchell-Gene King Can't Get A Nuff
  9. The Soul Ensemble Melon Jelly
  10. Eddie Ray Glad I Found You
  11. Marion Black Listen Black Brother
  12. The Royal Esquires Our Love Used To Be
  13. OFS Unlimited Mister Kidneys
  14. Marion Black Come On And Gettit
  15. Joe King You're My Everything
  16. Harmonic Sounds Band Untitled Studio Moves
  17. Eddie Ray You Got Me (Demo)
  18. Penny & The Quarters You And Me
  19. Jay Robinson You Are Mine
  20. Eddie Ray Wait A Minute (Instrumental)
  21. Mitch Mitchell-Gene King Never Walk Out On You (Instrumental)