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Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label - Various Artists 2022 - 2LPs

Details of a most recent Numero Group Release in their Eccentric Soul series....

Eccentric Soul  THE SHIPTOWN LABEL (2XLP) - NUM 081

From a humble storefront studio located in a shoeshine parlor on Norfolk, Virginia’s Church Street, Noah Biggs built a world. Hustler by day, gambler by night, the always-in-a-suit Biggs took a gaggle of off-brand singers and combined his connections and charisma to forge timeless soul music during a period of deep upheaval.

Compiled here are 25 of Shiptown’s most compelling sides recorded between 1965-1977, spread across 2 LPs, from the likes of Ida Sands, The Soul Duo, The Anglos, Dream Team, The Grooms, Positive Sounds, Barbara Stant, Wilson Williams, Art Ensley, and yes, Flip Flop Stevens.



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Track List

Dream Team There He Is

The Soul Duo Can’t Nobody Love Me (Like My Baby Do)

The Idets Doggie In The Window

The Anglos Since You’ve Been Gone

Ida Sands Prophesize

Barbara Stant Shadow In Your Footsteps

Wilson Williams I Can’t Get Used To Losing You

Flip Flop Stevens Let’s Do That Thing (Part 1)

Barbara Stant Baby I Love You

Nat Fross Too Many Skeletons In The Closet

The Grooms Slow Down

Barbara Stant My Mind Holds Onto Yesterday

Ida Sands Start All Over Again

Wilson Williams I Got A Whole Lot To Be Thankful For

The Positive Sounds I Almost Blew My Mind

The Grooms I Deserve A Little Bit More

Barbara Stant Unsatisfied Woman

The Positive Sounds You’re The One I Need

Dream Team I’m Not Satisfied

Ida Sands Rescue Me

Barbara Stant I’m Going To Outfit You

The Soul Duo Are You Lonely For Me Baby

Wilson Williams Ain’t That Loving You

The Soul Duo This Is Your Day

Art Ensley and The Fabulous Echoes Band Open The Door To Your Heart









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a bit of audience participation ...

if you had to pick just the one track of the 24 on offer via this fine release to hear peak time at a event

which one would it be....

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Probably go for the Positive Sounds, not just because i've played it in downbeat rooms before, but because both sides featured are on the same 45, thus giving the chance of spinning either side, with one being slightly deeper than the other, I have allways liked the Wilson Williams 'I cant get over loosing you', a nice 45 IMO.

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