Eccentric Soul
The Tragar & Note Labels
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Notes About the Release
Despite Atlanta’s reputation as the “Black Mecca,” until recently it had produced just a small batch of black records. But in the tradition of any soul-subgenre ringleader you care to name, Jesse J. Jones had once been quite busy building a private empire of sultry singing, tear-jerking strings, strident brass, and articulate soul songwriting like nothing else on offer in the American South around him. Sprawling over a pair of CDs, Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels is an exhaustive survey of the twin imprints’ Atlanta output from 1969 to 1977. Lost for 30 years amid the kudzu and Coke bottles of steamy central Georgia, 50 of Tragar and Note’s best sides have been dragged lovingly from the underbrush and elegantly presented for an audience well outside the perimeter.
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TRACK LIST

Tee Fletcher Down In The Country
Bill Wright You Got A Spell On Me
Eula Cooper Heavenly Father
Chuck Wilder The Clown
Nathan Wilkes Now That I’m Wise
L. Daniels Nitecap
Franciene Thomas I’ll Be There
Frankie & Robert Sweet Thing
Eula Cooper Shake Daddy Shake
Tokay Lewis What Can The Matter Be
Richard Cook Love Is So Mean
Langston & French Tumbling Down
Eula Cooper Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things
Franciene Thomas Too Beautiful To Be Good
The Knights Tipping Strings
Richard Cook Somebody Got’A Help Me
Frankie & Robert Love (It's Been So Long)
Nathan Wilkes Strange Feeling
Eula Cooper I Can’t Help If I Love You
Chuck Wilder Why
Tokay Lewis Who Wants Me Now
Bill Wright You’re The Only Thing I've Got Going For Me
Sonia Ross Let Me Be Free
Tee Fletcher Would You Do It For Me
Eula Cooper Try
Sandy Gaye Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone
Tee Fletcher All Because Of You
Bobby Owens & the Diplomats Messin’ Around
Eula Cooper Let Our Love Grow Higher
The Young Divines Ain’t That Sharp
The Four Tracks Charade
Sonia Ross Breaking My Heart
Cherry Blend Love Is Gone
Eula Cooper I Need You More
Alice Swoboda I Think It’s Time (You Were Mine)
The Knights The Hump
Eula Cooper Beggars Can’t Be Choosey
Eula Cooper Standing By Love
The Young Divines Deep In Your Heart
The Four Tracks You Mean Everything To Me
The Young Divines I’ll Show You With Love
Sonia Ross Every Now And Then
Andrea Williams Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things
Eula Cooper Have Faith In Me
Sandy Gaye Talk Is Cheap
J. J. Jones I Can’t Stand It
Langston & French Let’s Get Funky
Eula Cooper That’s How Much I Love You
J. J. Jones Black Midnight
Alice Swoboda Potter’s Field
Despite Atlanta’s reputation as the “Black Mecca,” until recently it had produced just a small batch of black records. But in the tradition of any soul-subgenre ringleader you care to name, Jesse J. Jones had once been quite busy building a private empire of sultry singing, tear-jerking strings, strident brass, and articulate soul songwriting like nothing else on offer in the American South around him. Sprawling over a pair of CDs, Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels is an exhaustive survey of the twin imprints’ Atlanta output from 1969 to 1977. Lost for 30 years amid the kudzu and Coke bottles of steamy central Georgia, 50 of Tragar and Note’s best sides have been dragged lovingly from the underbrush and elegantly presented for an audience well outside the perimeter.

TRACK LIST

Tee Fletcher Down In The Country
Bill Wright You Got A Spell On Me
Eula Cooper Heavenly Father
Chuck Wilder The Clown
Nathan Wilkes Now That I’m Wise
L. Daniels Nitecap
Franciene Thomas I’ll Be There
Frankie & Robert Sweet Thing
Eula Cooper Shake Daddy Shake
Tokay Lewis What Can The Matter Be
Richard Cook Love Is So Mean
Langston & French Tumbling Down
Eula Cooper Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things
Franciene Thomas Too Beautiful To Be Good
The Knights Tipping Strings
Richard Cook Somebody Got’A Help Me
Frankie & Robert Love (It's Been So Long)
Nathan Wilkes Strange Feeling
Eula Cooper I Can’t Help If I Love You
Chuck Wilder Why
Tokay Lewis Who Wants Me Now
Bill Wright You’re The Only Thing I've Got Going For Me
Sonia Ross Let Me Be Free
Tee Fletcher Would You Do It For Me
Eula Cooper Try
Sandy Gaye Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone
Tee Fletcher All Because Of You
Bobby Owens & the Diplomats Messin’ Around
Eula Cooper Let Our Love Grow Higher
The Young Divines Ain’t That Sharp
The Four Tracks Charade
Sonia Ross Breaking My Heart
Cherry Blend Love Is Gone
Eula Cooper I Need You More
Alice Swoboda I Think It’s Time (You Were Mine)
The Knights The Hump
Eula Cooper Beggars Can’t Be Choosey
Eula Cooper Standing By Love
The Young Divines Deep In Your Heart
The Four Tracks You Mean Everything To Me
The Young Divines I’ll Show You With Love
Sonia Ross Every Now And Then
Andrea Williams Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things
Eula Cooper Have Faith In Me
Sandy Gaye Talk Is Cheap
J. J. Jones I Can’t Stand It
Langston & French Let’s Get Funky
Eula Cooper That’s How Much I Love You
J. J. Jones Black Midnight
Alice Swoboda Potter’s Field
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