Various Artists

Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label

Image of Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label

About this item

From a humble storefront studio located in a shoeshine parlor on Norfolk, Virginia’s Church Street, Noah Biggs built a world. Hustler by day, gambler by night, the alwaysin-a-suit Biggs took a gaggle of off-brand singers and combined his connections and charisma to forge timeless soul music during a period of deep upheaval. Compiled here are 25 of Shiptown’s most compelling sides recorded between 1965-1977, from the likes of Ida Sands, The Soul Duo, The Anglos, Dream Team, The Grooms, Positive Sounds, Bthiarbara Stant, Wilson Williams, Art Ensley, and yes, Flip Flop Stevens.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: The Eccentric Soul series has opened the door to tracks and artists we'd have otherwise never discovered. Feverishly collected by musical aficionados, DJs and soul fans; this new release shines a spotlight on the Shiptown label of 1965-1977.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Dream Team - There He Is
A2. The Soul Duo - Can’t Nobody Love Me (Like My Baby Do)
A3. The Idets - Doggie In The Window
A4. The Anglos - Since You’ve Been Gone
A5. Ida Sands - Prophesize
A6. Barbara Stant - Shadow In Your Footsteps
A7. Wilson Williams - I Can’t Get Used To Losing You
B1. Flip Flop Stevens - Let’s Do That Thing (Part 1)
B2. Barbara Stant - Baby I Love You
B3. Nat Fross - Too Many Skeletons In The Closet
B4. The Grooms - Slow Down
B5. Barbara Stant - My Mind Holds Onto Yesterday
B6. Ida Sands - Start All Over Again

C1. Wilson Williams - I Got A Whole Lot To Be Thankful For
C2. The Positive Sounds - I Almost Blew My Mind
C3. The Grooms - I Deserve A Little Bit More
C4. Barbara Stant - Unsatisfied Woman
C5. The Positive Sounds - You’re The One I Need
D1. Dream Team - I’m Not Satisfied
D2. Ida Sands - Rescue Me
D3. Barbara Stant - I’m Going To Outfit You
D4. The Soul Duo - Are You Lonely For Me Baby
D5. Wilson Williams - Ain’t That Loving You
D6. The Soul Duo - This Is Your Day
D7. Art Ensley And The Fabulous Echoes Band - Open The Door To Your Heart

You may also like

Back to top