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Eccentric Soul

The Way Out Label

Fueled by the financial drippings of number runners and boosted by Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown, Cleveland, Ohio’s Way Out Records offered asylum for a rising crop of rogue soul men, rust-belt vocal ensembles, and trial-by-fire producers. Helmed by a friendly consortium of hustlers, police officers, and gridiron giants, pet project beget obsession as Motown arrangers, gospel choirs, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra were all beckoned to the wrong side of the tracks to mint masterpieces for the Sensations, Volcanic Eruption, the Exceptional Three, and Bobby Wade, all beneath the mindful gaze of a wall-mounted shotgun. Reaching their peak in the late ’60s, Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label gathers the brightest moments from the quirky operation's eleven year bid.

  • 2xCD

    2 x Compact Discs
    40 tracks totaling 112 minutes
    1 x full color slipcase
    1 x 32 page saddle-stitched booklet
    7000 word liner notes
  • 3xLP

    3 x 120 gram LPs
    40 tracks totaling 112 minutes
    1 x triple gatefold jacket
    3 x Way Out replica inner sleeves
    1 x 16 page newsprint booklet
    7000 word liner notes

Track List

  1. The Occasions There's No You
  2. The Sensations Demanding Man
  3. Jesse Fisher You're Not Loving A Beginner
  4. The Soul Notes How Long Will It Last
  5. The Sensations I Won't Be Hurt
  6. The Springers Why
  7. Lou Ragland Never Let Me Go
  8. The Springers I Know My Baby Loves Me
  9. Lou Ragland Party At Lester's
  10. Verna & Rob More Soul
  11. Betty & Angel Honey Coated Loving
  12. Sammy Jones She Didn't Know
  13. The Sensations Two Can Make It
  14. Bobby Wade I'm In Love With You
  15. Norman Scott Ain't That A Heartache
  16. The Soul Notes Don't Make Me Beg
  17. The Sensations Please Baby Please
  18. Bobby Wade Can't You Hear Me Calling
  19. Jesse Fisher Don't Cheat On Me
  20. Norman Scott Baby Don't Go
  21. Volcanic Eruption Red Robin
  22. Wade, Bobby Down Here On The Ground
  23. The Sensations Oh Girl
  24. The Exceptional Three featuring Ruby Carter Wanting You Forever
  25. The Exceptional Three featuring Ruby Carter Unlucky Girl
  26. The Soul Notes I Got Everything I Need
  27. Volcanic Eruption I've Got Something Going For Me
  28. The Sensations It's A New Day
  29. The Harmonics Which Way
  30. The Harmonics Harmonics On The Warpath
  31. The Sensations Lonely World
  32. Fred Towles Too Much Monkey Business
  33. Bobby Wade Four Walls and A Window
  34. The Sensations I Guess That's Life
  35. Sammy Jones You've Got To Show Me
  36. The Exceptional Three featuring Ruby Carter What About Me
  37. The Occasions Baby Don't Go
  38. Verna & Rob I'm In Love With You
  39. Jesse Fisher Why
  40. The Soul Notes I Can't Wait Until the Weekend