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V/A ‎– Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label

V/A ‎– Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label

Numero Group

Regular price $45.00

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.

A1. Eddie Ray - Wait A Minute 
A2. OFS Unlimited - Mystic 
A3. Mitch Mitchell & Gene King - Never Walk Out On You 
A4. Joe King - Speak On Up 
A5. Royal Esquires - Ain't Gonna Run
B1. Eddie Ray - You Got Me
B2. Chip Willis - I'm Gonna Gitcha
B3. Mitch Mitchell - Can't Get A Nuff
B4. Soul Ensemble - Melon Jelly
B5. Eddie Ray - Glad I Found You
C1. Marion Black - Listen Black Brother 
C2. Royal Esquires - Our Love Used To Be 
C3. OFS Unlimited - Mister Kidneys 
C4. Mitch Mitchell & Gene King - Never Walk Out On You (Instrumental)
C5. Eddie Ray - Wait A Minute (Instrumental) 
D1. Marion Black - Come On And Getit 
D2. Joe King - You're My Everything 
D3. Harmonic Sounds Band - Untitled Studio Moves
D4. Eddie Ray - You Got Me (Demo) 
D5. Penny & The Quarters - You And Me
D6. Eddie Ray - You Are Mine

Format: 2 x 12-inch Vinyl LP
Label: Numero Group
Catalog: NUM015
Released: 2007
Genre: Funk / Soul