Various Artists: Eccentric Soul: Way Out West

Eccentric Soul: Way Out West

Various Artists

  • US $56.99  

  • Release Date 21 July 2014
  • Dispatched within 5 days
Product code
Triple Vinyl LP

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 and the Bandmasters - Never Let Me Go
8. The Springers - I Know My Baby Loves Me So
9. Lou Ragland and 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
15. Norman Scott - Ain't That A Heartache
16. Soul Notes - Don't Make Me Beg
17. The Sensations - Please Baby Please
18. Bobby Wade - Can't You Hear Me Calling
19. Jesse Fisher - Don't Cheat On Me
20. Norman Scott - Baby Don't Go
21. Volcanic Eruption - Red Robin
22. Bobby Wade - Down Here On The Ground
23. The Sensations - Oh Girl
24. The Exceptional Three - Loving A Stranger
25. The Exceptional Three - Unlucky Girl
26. The Soul Notes - I Got Everything I Need
27. Volcanic Eruption - I've Got Something Going For Me
28. The Sensations - It's A New Day
29. The Harmonics - Which Way
30. The Harmonics - Harmonics On The Warpath
31. The Sensations - Lonely World
32. Fred Towles - Too Much Monkey Business
33. Bobby Wade - Four Walls and A Window
34. The Sensations - I Guess That's Life
35. Sammy Jones - You've Got To Show Me
36. The Exceptional Three - What About Me
37. The Occasions - Baby Don't Go
38. Verna and Rob - I'm In Love With You
39. Jesse Fisher - Why
40. The Soul Notes - I Can't Wait Until the Weekend