I just thought I would take a second to drop a few lines on the Eccentric Soul reissue series that has taken me by storm over the past few weeks. Admittedly, I am way late in getting into this 18-volume-strong collection. The Numero Group collects catalogs of long defunct labels and reissues their best records (singles) on CD. Of course, the collections focus mostly on soul, but also draw from funk, reggae, and African music. A friend at Nonesuch Records thankfully directed me toward the newest release Good God! Soul Messages from Dimona, a collection of soul-funk reminiscent of the Jackson 5 and James Brown. Except, they're singing, sometimes in Hebrew, about their love for God. Trust me - it's great. Equally great is volume one: The Capsoul Label. This is true soul/R&B music. No egos, no fancy production, just happy, party friendly music. According to aficionados, every one of these records is worth listening to. But be careful, once you get one, it's really, really easy to envision yourself buying all 18.
Tonistics - "Holding On" mp3