Eccentric Soul
The Nickel & Penny Labels
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Notes About the Release
Nickel and Penny are twin sides of the same eccentric coin, and in the ’60s and ’70s that coin was being flipped by Chicago’s #1 Dusties DJ Richard Pegue. When he wasn’t busy as a mobile DJ, a jingles writer, or an enduring on-air personality at WVON, Pegue could be found in the studio working out the epic songs swirling around in his head. Wood block, castanets, and timbale are layered over thin-as-carrot-shavings strings and girl group “aahs”—a signature found on each of the 24 songs compiled here (26 on the 2LP). On order are rare and previously unissued sides by Jerry Townes, the Voices, the Norvells, Little Ben & The Cheers, South Shore Commission, Joyce Williams, the Halleluiah Chorus, Brothers & Sisters, Sidney Pinchback, Matta Baby, Sidney Barnes, the Extensions, and Pegue’s own Richard Terry & Company concoction. A photographer and diligent archivist himself, Richard Pegue’s own archives, preserved in our lengthy liner notes, give this compilation an incomparable level of intimacy and provide crucial links in the chain that connects Chicago’s smalltime soul imprints.
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TRACK LIST

Jerry Townes Just Say The Word
Little Ben & the Cheers Never More
The Voices Fall In Love Again
Jerry Townes You Are My Sunshine
The Matta Baby Do The Pearl, Girl (Part 2)
The Norvells Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad
The Voices Forever Is A Long, Long Time
Little Ben & the Cheers (I’m Not Ready To) Settle Down
Jerry Townes Three Sides To A Triangle
Little Ben & the Cheers Mighty, Mighty Lover
Jerry Townes Little Old Lovemaker Me
Little Ben & the Cheers I’m Gonna Get Even With You
The Norvells Without You
Jerry Townes Never More
The Extentions This Love Of Mine
The Halleluiah Chorus I've Got To Find A Way
The South Shore Commission Shadows
Richard Terry & Company Instrumental #1
Joyce Williams The First Thing I Do In The Morning
The South Shore Commission You Got Me Hummin’
Brothers & Sisters Don’t Let ’Em Tell You
Sidney Pinchback This Is The Woman
The South Suburban Electric Strings Sign Of The Zodiac
Sidney Barnes The Ember Song
Background Players You Made It Good [LP only]
Background Players Untitled Theme [LP only]
Nickel and Penny are twin sides of the same eccentric coin, and in the ’60s and ’70s that coin was being flipped by Chicago’s #1 Dusties DJ Richard Pegue. When he wasn’t busy as a mobile DJ, a jingles writer, or an enduring on-air personality at WVON, Pegue could be found in the studio working out the epic songs swirling around in his head. Wood block, castanets, and timbale are layered over thin-as-carrot-shavings strings and girl group “aahs”—a signature found on each of the 24 songs compiled here (26 on the 2LP). On order are rare and previously unissued sides by Jerry Townes, the Voices, the Norvells, Little Ben & The Cheers, South Shore Commission, Joyce Williams, the Halleluiah Chorus, Brothers & Sisters, Sidney Pinchback, Matta Baby, Sidney Barnes, the Extensions, and Pegue’s own Richard Terry & Company concoction. A photographer and diligent archivist himself, Richard Pegue’s own archives, preserved in our lengthy liner notes, give this compilation an incomparable level of intimacy and provide crucial links in the chain that connects Chicago’s smalltime soul imprints.

TRACK LIST

Jerry Townes Just Say The Word
Little Ben & the Cheers Never More
The Voices Fall In Love Again
Jerry Townes You Are My Sunshine
The Matta Baby Do The Pearl, Girl (Part 2)
The Norvells Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad
The Voices Forever Is A Long, Long Time
Little Ben & the Cheers (I’m Not Ready To) Settle Down
Jerry Townes Three Sides To A Triangle
Little Ben & the Cheers Mighty, Mighty Lover
Jerry Townes Little Old Lovemaker Me
Little Ben & the Cheers I’m Gonna Get Even With You
The Norvells Without You
Jerry Townes Never More
The Extentions This Love Of Mine
The Halleluiah Chorus I've Got To Find A Way
The South Shore Commission Shadows
Richard Terry & Company Instrumental #1
Joyce Williams The First Thing I Do In The Morning
The South Shore Commission You Got Me Hummin’
Brothers & Sisters Don’t Let ’Em Tell You
Sidney Pinchback This Is The Woman
The South Suburban Electric Strings Sign Of The Zodiac
Sidney Barnes The Ember Song
Background Players You Made It Good [LP only]
Background Players Untitled Theme [LP only]
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