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Eccentric Soul

The Renfro Label

The only label financed from the proceeds of bagging groceries, Renfro Records operated at the fringe of the Los Angeles music business. “There was so much talent around in those days,” founder Anthony Renfro said. “Everyone could sing and they were literally singing on the street corners. Twenty dollars for drink or weed would get them into a studio at the click of the fingers.” Those clicks resulted in heavenly northern soul sides from Morris Chestnut, The Attractions, and Carl Henderson, alongside dreamy girl group pop from The Sequins, The Stunners, and Tender Loving Care. The label’s ten-year run is captured in its near-entirety across three virtual “discs,” sorted by tempo for talcum enthusiasts and steppers alike.

Track List

  1. Disc 1: The Sequins That Boy
  2. Morris Chestnut Too Darn Soulful
  3. Carl Henderson See What You've Done
  4. The Sequins A Case of Love
  5. Buddy McKnight Every Time (Pt. 1)
  6. The Stunners Without You
  7. The Sequins He's a Flirt
  8. Young Brothers What's Your Game
  9. Luke Day Love Line
  10. Ronald Saunders The Skate (Pt. 2)
  11. The Attractions Destination You
  12. Little Tony & The Hawks Sweet Little Girl
  13. Carl Henderson That Girl
  14. Disc 2: Bobby Wisdom Handwriting on the Wall
  15. Sam Cox Life is Love
  16. Tender Loving Care My World is Falling
  17. Carl Henderson Gotta Keep on Movin'
  18. The Attractions Why Shouldn't A Man Cry
  19. The Stunners Nobody but Me
  20. Carl Henderson Everybody's Talking
  21. Viola Edwards Nobody but Me
  22. Morris Chestnut You Don't Love Me Anymore
  23. Carl Henderson I'm Scheming
  24. Little Tony & The Hawks Don't Try to Fight It
  25. Carl Henderson Please Stop Laughing at Me
  26. The Attractions That Girl is Mine
  27. Disc 3: John Westly Just Believe
  28. The Sequins You're All I Need
  29. Anthony Renfro This is Our Moment of Love
  30. Sam Cox Destination
  31. Helen Moore The Run Around
  32. Little Tony & The Hawks The Tears
  33. Helen Moore Get Away Blues
  34. The Attractions New Girl in the Neighborhood
  35. Little Tony & The Hawks My Little Girl
  36. Carl Henderson You're All I Need