V/A: Eccentric Soul - The Way Out Label 3LP


Various Artists "Eccentric Soul - The Way Out Label" 3xLP (Numero Group)

Fueled by the financial drippings of number runners and boosted by Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown, Cleveland, Ohio's Way Out Records offered asylum for a rising crop of rogue soul men, rust-belt vocal ensembles, and trial-by-fire producers. Helmed by a friendly consortium of hustlers, police officers, and gridiron giants, pet project beget obsession as Motown arrangers, gospel choirs, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra were all beckoned to the wrong side of the tracks to mint masterpieces for the Sensations, Volcanic Eruption, the Exceptional Three, and Bobby Wade, all beneath the mindful gaze of a wall-mounted shotgun. Reaching their peak in the late '60s, Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label gathers the brightest moments from the quirky operation's eleven year bid.

The 3LP configuration boasts a double gatefold with beautiful photos and ephemera from the label's low-flying promotional department. The 2CD version boasts images unique to this format, plus the same great liner notes, clocking in at 7,000 words. For fans of group harmony, sweet soul, orchestral feats and lo-fi oddities, The Way Out Label is an excellent addition to our already popular and powerful Eccentric Soul series.

1. The Occasions - There's No You
2. The Sensations - Demanding Man
3. Jesse Fisher - You're Not Loving A Beginner
4. The Soul Notes - How Long Will It Last
5. The Sensations - I Won't Be Hurt
6. The Springers - Why
7. Lou Ragland & the Bandmasters - Never Let Me Go
8. The Springers - I Know My Baby Loves Me So
9. Lou Ragland & the Bandmasters - Party At Lester's
10. Verna & Rob - More Soul
11. Betty & Angel - Honey Coated Loving
12. Sammy Jones - She Didn't Know
13. The Sensations - Two Can Make It
14. Bobby Wade - I'm In Love With You
1. Norman Scott - Ain't That A Heartache
2. Soul Notes - Don't Make Me Beg
3. The Sensations - Please Baby Please
4. Jesse Fisher - Don't Cheat On Me
5. Norman Scott - Baby Don't Go
6. Volcanic Eruption - Red Robin
7. Bobby Wade - Down Here On The Ground
8. The Sensations - Oh Girl
9. The Exceptional Three (Featuring Ruby Carter) - Dating A Stranger
10. The Exceptional Three (Featuring Ruby Carter) - Unlucky Girl
11. The Soul Notes - I Got Everything I Need
12. Volcanic Eruption - I Got Something Going For Me
1. The Sensations - Its A New Day
2. The Harmonics - Which Way
3. The Harmonics - Harmonics On The Warpath
4. The Sensations - Lonely World
5. Fred Towles - Too Much Monkey Business
6. Bobby Wade - Four Walls And A Window
7. The Sensations - I Guess That's Life
8. Sammy Jones - You've Got To Show Me
9. The Exceptional Three (Featuring Ruby Carter) - What About Me
10. The Occasions - Baby Don't Go
11. Verna & Rob - I'm In Love With You
12. Jesse Fisher - Why
13. The Soul Notes - I Can't Wait For The Weekend