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Eccentric Soul

The Saru Label

The 20th volume of our flagship Eccentric Soul series has all the boxes checked: Gun-toting, skip-tracing record producers, child stars, rip-offs, the “World’s Greatest Bail Bondsman,” swindles, soaring falsettos, and a dwindling rust-belt cityscape offering mere glimpses of hope before the record industry escaped for the coasts. Helmed by the O’Jays Bobby Massey, Saru was a creative vortex that pulled Cuyahoga County’s greatest talent in, making a strong case for Cleveland to contend with Detroit, Philly, and Memphis as America’s soul music’s capital. Deluxe compact disc or double album includes 25 obscure and unknown sides from the Out of Sights, the Elements, Pandella Kelly, David Peoples, Sir Stanley, the Ponderosa Twins + 1, Ba-Roz, Bobby Dukes, and of course, the O’Jays.

  • 2xLP

    2 150g black LPs
    1 2-pocket tip-on gatefold LP jacket with 1.5mil Gloss Film lamination
    1 12-page 11x11 book

Track List

  1. Out of Sights For The Rest Of My Life
  2. The O'Jays Now He's Home
  3. Pandella Kelly Stand In For Love
  4. The Ponderosa Twins Bound
  5. Elements Son In Law
  6. Sir Stanley Are You Man Enough
  7. Bobby Dukes Just To Be With You
  8. David Peoples Got To Get My Broom Out
  9. Michael Bell Can't Make It Without You
  10. Out of Sights I Can't Take It
  11. The Ba-roz The Last Time
  12. Elements Hey Lady
  13. The Ponderosa Twins I Remember You
  14. Out of Sights My Woman's Love
  15. Out of Sights Baby You Got It
  16. The O'Jays Shattered Man
  17. Sir Stanley I Believe
  18. Out of Sights Tears Don't Care Who Cry
  19. Elements Prove It
  20. The Ba-roz Come Back Boy
  21. Out of Sights You Made Me Beg
  22. Out of Sights I Was Wrong
  23. Elements Just To Be With You
  24. Pandella Kelly Love's Needed
  25. Elements Got To Make It Right