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Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label

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From 1967-1980, Kansas City’s Forte Records captured nearly every iteration of popular Black music; basement beehiver-y from The Ray-Ons and Four Darlings, funky soul from Gene Williams Lee Harris, Louis Chachere, and The Fantastiks, downtempo disco ballads from James Whitney and Sharon Revoal, and the newly independent work of James Brown’s former Soul Sister #1 Marva Whitney. Compiled here are 28 of the label’s enduring sides, con- textualized with copious photos, ephemera, and essay, all housed in heavyweight gatefold jacket. Who knows how to do “The Hen”?


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A1 Gene Williams (7)– Don't Let Your Love Fade Away
A2 Lee Harris*– I Am Gonna Get Your Thing
A3 Tear Drops– I'm Gonna Get You
A4 Louis Chachere– The Hen Pt 1
A5 The Fantasticks– Cry Night And Day
A6 Marva W. Taylor*– I've Lived The Life
A7 The Fabulous Rhythm Makers– Mini, Mini Afro Twist
B1 Tony Ashley And The Delicates– I'll Never Be Satisfied
B2 The Rayons– You Confuse Me Baby
B3 The Four Darlings– Baby Your Love Is Amazing
B4 Lee Harris*– Lookin' Good
B5 Marva Whitney– Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear
B6 Gene Williams (7)– Whatever You Do (Do It Good)
B7 Everyday People (12)– Is It Really That Bad
C1 The Rayons– Baby Be Good
C2 Tony Ashley And The Delicates– All Along I've Loved You
C3 Lee Harris*– I've Got To Have Somebody's Love
C4 Everyday People (12)– Super Black
C5 James Whitney (2)– With Fun In My Life
C6 Sharon Revoal– Reaching For Our Star
C7 Marva W. Taylor*– Nothing I'd Rather Be (Than Your Weakness)
D1 The Four Darlings– Give Me Love
D2 Unknown Artist– Dearest Lover

Artist: Various Artists

GENRE:Soul, Funk/Soul

Pressing Information: 2xLP Tear Drops Blue Vinyl

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Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label