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Various Artists Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace

From 1963 to 1975, Smart’s Palace was a soul shack in the heart of Wichita, Kansas where, on any given night, it wasn’t uncommon to see Baby Neal & the …

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Various Artists Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples

It only takes a few bars of LaVel Moore’s “The World is Changing” to remember that the Numero Group is amongst the most prescient archivists of American music working today. …

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Various Soul Messages From Dimona

Soul Messengers started out on the South Side of Chicago, taking in the Marcus Garvey-tinged ideas of the Black Hebrew movement while learning to work the dancefloor with their mid-’60s …

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Various Don’t Stop: Recording Tap

Numero Group’s latest finding is from New York’s forgotten Tap label. The obscure songs range from early hip-hop (“Rub a Dub Dub”), soul (“We’ve Had Enough”), funk (“So Nice”), and …

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Various Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli

A collection of solo finger-picked acoustic guitar recordings from the 1970s may not seem the obvious move for The Numero Group, the Chicago label known for releasing obscure soul and …

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Various Home Schooled: The ABC's of Kid Soul

Patrizia & Jimmy have a message: “Listen, parents everywhere… You can trust your child.” Delivered over a hard Hammond groove, these li’l ‘uns make a big case-the permission-slip bracket of …

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Various Artists Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label

The Numero Group’s latest archival dig, from Columbus, Ohio’s Harmonic Sounds Studio’s Prix label, contains 19 tracks of forgotten, soul-driven gems. Atop these dusty demos are quiet croons by Marion …

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Various Artists Eccentric Soul: Twinight's Lunar Rotation

Most of the tracks on this double disc-’60s and ’70s sould/funk jams from Twinight (sometimes called “Twilight”) Records-didn’t get play until after the midnight hour, hence the title Lunar Rotation. …

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Various Artists Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up

To prove that defenses against the global funk pandemic are as weak as ever, the brilliant muso-historical revisionists at the Numero Group present Cult Cargo, 16 infectious cuts of ‘60s …

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