Eccentric Soul -Saru Label
Format: LP, Vinyl
Numero mark their 20th Eccentric Soul compilation with a look at Cleveland’s Saru imprint (with Bobby Massey of The O’Jays at the helm) a label that played host to raft of strong, mainly hard to find releases like The Out Of Sights’ huge, lo-fi Northern soul gem ‘For The Rest Of My Life’, the sprightly ‘Now He’s Home’ from The O’Jays, Boby Dukes crossover gem ‘Just To Be With You’ as well as David Peoples’ increasingly popular, funky edged ‘Got To Get My Broom Out’. The gruff voiced Michael Bell’s tough to find ‘Can’t Make It Without You’ as well as Pandella Kelly’s monster two-stepper ‘Stand In For Love’ (actually recorded for Astroscope) are big highlights, as are The Elements’ ‘Hey Lady’ and The Out of Sights’ monster ‘My Woman’s Love’. Good expose of this highly productive label with a distinct sound.