Numero Group: By The Numbers


Subscription Bonus Item En Route
May 24, 2012, 2:47 pm
Filed under: R. Jose Williams, Subscription

The subscriber bonus 45 is finally hitting the mail, shipped alongside the stellar new Eccentric Soul series entry, A Red Black & Green Production. This compilation assembles the underheard and in some cases unreleased production work of master engineer and producer R. Jose Williams. The pairing of these two is not accidental: the bonus 45 features an early, lo-fi production of Hosea’s. Although the title scrawled on the tape box (“If I Had A Magic Wand”) wasn’t exactly accurate, there’s no doubt the source: it’s a tune called “Nothing from Nothing”, originally recorded (we believe) in Los Angeles for Bobby Sanders’ Pick-A-Hit label. There are no clues left as to how it made the trek across the country to the District of Columbia and wound up in the capable hands of Renee Acker. It’s a gem of a ┬ásong and, while it didn’t quite fit alongside other productions that Mr. Williams helmed, we want to share this heretofore unreleased material with our subscribers, dressed up with the distinctive label that acetates from Edgewood Studios bore. [CD subscribers will get it with 044 Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago in early July. Sorry to tantalize you early.]


4 Comments so far
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is this a subscriber only item. or is it available for the lowly also?

Comment by Bern Manning

Yeah, this is just for subscribers. We press just enough to supply subscriptions and our own eager collections.

Comment by numerogroup

Great 45! Stereo on side A, Mono on side B. Nice label. Thanks

Comment by Richard Grosse

[…] Faces, the Exceptions, Skip Mahoaney, and Father’s Children, with another disc of extras (including this femme falsetto gem). This unprecedented access to the source material gives RBG (as it’s lovingly referred to […]

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