Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: The Nickle & Penny Labels - 2x LP Vinyl

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Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels
Various Artists
12" Vinyl


Nickel and Penny are twin sides of the same eccentric coin, and in the ’60s and ’70s that coin was being flipped by Chicago’s #1 Dusties DJ Richard Pegue. When he wasn’t busy as a mobile DJ, a jingles writer, or an enduring on-air personality at WVON, Pegue could be found in the studio working out the epic songs swirling around in his head. Wood block, castanets, and timbale are layered over thin-as-carrot-shavings strings and girl group “aahs”—a signature found on each of the 26 songs compiled here. On order are rare and previously unissued sides by Jerry Townes, the Voices, the Norvells, Little Ben & The Cheers, South Shore Commission, Joyce Williams, the Halleluiah Chorus, Brothers & Sisters, Sidney Pinchback, Matta Baby, Sidney Barnes, the Extensions, and Pegue’s own Richard Terry & Company concoction. A photographer and diligent archivist himself, Richard Pegue’s own archives, preserved in our lengthy liner notes, give this compilation an incomparable level of intimacy and provide crucial links in the chain that connects Chicago’s smalltime soul imprints.
A1 –Jerry Townes Just Say The Word
A2 –Little Ben & The Cheers Never More
A3 –Voices (17) Fall In Love Again
A4 –Jerry Townes You Are My Sunshine
A5 –Matta Baby, The Do The Pearl, Girl (Part 2)
A6 –Norvells* Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad
A7 –Voices (17) Forever Is A Long, Long Time
B1 –Little Ben & The Cheers (I'm Not Ready To) Settle Down
B2 –Jerry Townes Three Sides To A Triangle
B3 –Little Ben & The Cheers Mighty, Mighty Lover
B4 –Jerry Townes Little Old Lovemaker Me
B5 –Little Ben & The Cheers I'm Gonna Get Even With You
B6 –Norvells* Without You
B7 –Jerry Townes Never More
C1 –Halleluiah Chorus* I've Got To Find A Way
C2 –South Shore Commission Shadows
C3 –Richard Terry & Company Instrumental #1
C4 –Joyce Williams The First Thing I Do In The Morning
C5 –Brothers And Sisters* Don't Let 'Em Tell You
C6 –Sidney Pinchback This Is The Woman
D1 –South Suburban Electric Strings Sign Of The Zodiac
D2 –South Shore Commission You Got Me Hummin’
D3 –Sidney Barnes The Ember Song
D4 –Extensions (2) This Love Of Mine
D5 –Background Singers You Made It Good
D6 –Background Players Untitled Theme