Numero Group: By The Numbers

A few nice words about Lou Ragland (with audio)
April 2, 2012, 8:10 am
Filed under: Lou Ragland

A week has passed since Lou Ragland: I Travel Alone hit physical and virtual shelves, and in that time we’ve been floored by the spate of glowing reviews our little 3CD/4LP box has received. If you’re on the fence, let these scribes help persuade you. We’ve added a little audio color of our own to seal the deal.

“Since You Said You’d Be Mine,” is Philly-via-Cleveland soul. With an addictive one-line refrain, a breezy rhythmic sway, and tasteful horns, strings and backing vocals, it rivals the great works of Gamble and Huff.—Dusted


“‘Good For The Gander’ is laced with post-Hendrix guitar in a Family Stone meets Funkadelic arrangement.”—Mojo

“”1971’s ‘Good For The Gander’ is explosive, raw funk with Eddie Hazel-esque fiery guitar. Amazing.”—Record Collector


“‘I Travel Alone’ is a slice of Northern Soul heaven. Crisp drumming, humming bass and Ragland’s high vocal line, accompanied by backing vocals, breaking for the brass section, the tempo never lets up for the 2:33 duration.”—Pop Matters



4 Comments so far
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Oh man, these tracks are dynamite. When can LP subscribers expect this?

Comment by Jay

We should start shipping them out at week’s end.

Comment by numerogroup

How about re-igniting the Living Liner Notes podcast for this release?

Comment by Sam Hussain

I’m sure you’re all massively busy with Record Store Day, but I’m still waiting for a subscription installment including the Lou Ragland 4LP set. When will you be shipping these?

Though I have enjoyed supporting the Numero Group as a subscriber, I admit I find it frustrating when Dusty Groove has been selling one of your items for a month or longer before it reaches my door; I thought one of the privileges of subscription was receiving something sooner rather than later.

Comment by Brian "Cranky Pants" Williamson

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