Various Artists: Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label

Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label

Various Artists

  • US $59.99  

  • Release Date 19 August 2013
  • Dispatched within 5 days
Product code
NUM003LP
Format
Triple Vinyl LP
Label
Numero

Now available as a deluxe 3LP boxset and shipping soon! A story that could almost be fiction. The house passing as a home, the harem passing as a family, the rising star brutally murdered in his prime, the dream, the con: The end. Arrow Brown inhabited the same southside Chicago landscape as Afro-Noir author Iceberg Slim’s ghetto characters, taking inspiration from the same dark sources that shaded Airtight Willie, White Folks, and Blue Howard. Drawn to the underground and fancying himself a rogue entrepreneur, Brown and his Bandit label lived somewhere between money laundering outfit and sex cult. He poured proceeds from his many “daughters” straight jobs into making records by the Arrows, the Majestic Arrows, Johnny Davis, Linda Balentine, Hassan, Chosen Few, Sandy Cleveland, and even his seven-year-old son Altyrone Deno Brown. Putting beauty and genius in front of commercial viability, Arrow laid down lush, sweeping strings to lure the listener into a hipster fantasy world, sharply incongruent with the sometimes-criminal reality of the city that dreamt it. This triple LP reissue features every known song ever recorded by Brown, and includes a 14,000 word paperback novella detailing the twisted and beautiful fantasy world he created around himself.

Tracklist

Side A
1. The Arrows – We Have Love
2. The Arrows – The Love I See Now
3. The Arrows – Boogedy Boogedy
4. The Arrows – Bring Back The One I Love
5. Johnny Davis – You’ve Got To Crawl To Me
6. Sandy Cleveland – My Heart Will Never Lie
7. Sandy Cleveland – We Love Together

Side B
1. Linda Balentine – You’re A Habit Hard To Break
2. Linda Balentine – Glad About That
3. Altyrone Deno Brown – Sweet Pea
4. Altyrone Deno Brown – If You Love Me
5. The Chosen Few – Lift This Hurt
6. The Chosen Few – You’ve Been Unfair
7. Hassan – Ghetto King

Side C
1. Majestic Arrows – One More Time Around
2. Majestic Arrows – Love Is All I Need
3. Majestic Arrows – Doing It For Us
4. Majestic Arrows – Going To Make A Time Machine
5. Majestic Arrows – Ladies And Wonderful Girls

Side D
1. Majestic Arrows – I’ll Never Cry For Another Boy
2. Majestic Arrows – We Love Together
3. Majestic Arrows – Another Day
4. Majestic Arrows – The Magic of Your Love
5. Majestic Arrows – Going To Make A Time Machine (Instrumental)

Side E
1. Michigan Avenue Sound Orchestra – Poon Tang Thump
2. Altyrone Deno Brown – I Will Find You
3. Altyrone Deno Brown – The Eclipse Of Love
4. Wind – Don’t Let Them Tell You
5. Wind – People

Side F
1. Majestic Arrows – One More Time Around (Rehearsal)
2. Majestic Arrows – Love Is All I Need (Rehearsal)
3. Majestic Arrows – If I Had A Little Love (Rehearsal)
4. Majestic Arrows – Make Yourself Over (Rehearsal)
5. Majestic Arrows – I’ll Never Cry For Another Boy (Rehearsal)

Side F-2
6. Altyrone Deno Brown – Thought I Was A Playboy
7. Unknown – Come Back Home