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Eccentric Soul - The Cuca Label (2XLP)

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Word all about a new double lp from Numero group,

Eccentric Soul THE CUCA LABEL (2XLP)

 

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Late night '60s R&B caught on tape at Jim Kirchstein's jack-of-all genres Cuca studio. Released on minuscule pressings into the Wisconsin wilderness, these 26 sasquatch-rare tracks uncover the soulful paths between the Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford scenes.

Featuring Harvey Scales, Step By Step, Betty Moorer, Seven Sounds, Twilighters, Birdlegs & Pauline, Esquires, Artie & The Pharaohs, and Fantastic Six, this 2xLP tells an alternate history of soul music that could only happen in the Hinterlands on Highway 12.

Pre-order: Release date is July 12th - Orders will begin shipping in late June!

 

Formats

Long Hot Summer Orange & Red Marble Vinyl (2xLP) (Numero Exclusive) (£27)

The Devilettes Opaque Red Vinyl (2xLP) (£27)

Black Vinyl (2xLP) (£25)

Digital (£9)

https://numerogroup.com/products/the-cuca-label-2xlp

Vinyl / Digital / Streaming Link (tap) 

 

Track List

Twiliters Restless Love

Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds Glamour Girl

The Devils & The Devilettes I'll Say

Little Artie & The Pharaohs It Puzzles Me

Birdlegs & Pauline Too Much At Stake

Betty Moorer The Long Hot Summer

The Esquires You Don't Care

Supremes Four I Lost My Job (And I've Got to Find Another)

Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds Ten Thousand Years

Betty Moorer One More Time

The Devils & The Devilettes I'm Leaving You

Supremes Four I Love You, Patricia

Twiliters We Three

The Devils & The Devilettes Tell Me

Step By Step Time After Time

Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds Independency

Betty Moorer My Man Lives

Twiliters Can't You Stay A Little Longer

The Devils Ft. J. Watson Vance Love And Understanding

Step By Step She's Gone

Twistin' Harvey Every Step Of The Way

Twiliters Girl Of My Dreams

Fantastic Six I Never Knew Love

Artie & The Pharaohs I'll Take Care Of You

Birdlegs & Pauline Mist Of A Dream

Rex Swanigan and The Fabulous Troubadores Tribute To Jimi Hendrix

 




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Lots of good singers and interesting groups on this one.  It should be excellent, especially for fans of the '60s Chicago Soul Sound, and Kirchstein's Wisconsin version of it.  I can't wait to hear those recordings.

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11 hours ago, Gilly said:

The Esquires track is beyond amazing, thanks to Mr Carr 

Can we hear snippets of those LP cuts?  I couldn't find any listening files on the sellers' link.

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1 hour ago, Mike said:

 

seems a lot of the tracks were featured on this streaming release in 2020

Eccentric R&B: The Cuca Label

 

think they have put a few of their previous CD/streaming releases out on vinyl LP now, Nickel/Penny, Tragar/Note etc

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17 hours ago, Mike said:

 

seems a lot of the tracks were featured on this streaming release in 2020

Eccentric R&B: The Cuca Label

 

 

Thanks.  I have The Supremes Four, Twilighters and Harvey Scales & 7 Sounds, and Birdlegs & Pauline on 45.  But I never heard The Esquires (which is very nice).  I hadn't ever heard Step by Step, and 2 of the Betty Moorer or The Devilettes.  I guess I should have gone to Kirchstein's more than once.

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