Numero Group: By The Numbers


Newish singles for your DJ night no one attends

We’ve heard you loud and clear: You need more reproduction singles for your DJ gig at the local sandwich shop on Wednesday evenings 8-midnight.

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Let’s start your set with a hard slice of Florida funk from Perk Badger. “Do Your Stuff” was recently used in a Nike Air Jordan campaign, so Becky Backpack and Tony Trainspot won’t be leaning over the decks during at least one song.

Grip it here.

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Looking for that perfect segue between the Doobie Brothers and Jamaroquai? We got you covered. The hit that never was, Universal Togetherness Band’s “My Sentiments,” finally comes to 45 with an exclusive unreleased flip. Dig that sax.

Get sweaty.

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Finally, after half a decade on the shelf, we put Trevor Dandy’s “Is There any Love” back in print as a two sided single. Cue burn the A side to your heart’s content, then flip it over and start again. 400 plays guaranteed! Let the chin scratchers pontificate about where they heard it first. Yelawolf? Ghostface? Cudi? Common? 

Get in there.



Two Fly-By-Night Productions on 45
June 15, 2015, 2:34 pm
Filed under: Eccentric Soul 45s, Omnibus

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The now out-of-print Eccentric Soul: Omnibus contained not one but two releases on Fly-By-Night records, a two-and-through imprint perpetuated by Cleveland’s first Black anchorman, Bill Jacocks. These individual singles were among the more coveted 45s from the set, so we decided to put them back in to circulation as stand-alone catalog items. The fact that the Pat Stallworth track has not been looped into infinity or utilized in a laundry detergent/yogurt/diet soda commercial is simply unbelievable.

By 1974, Jacocks had been nominated for Emmys and Peabodys, but the desire to create music persisted, occasionally intermingling with his journalistic work. While producing a documentary about the racial issues that affect Northern Ohio, Jacocks enlisted the neighborly garage group, Stone Creations to help track the score. “Hands On A Golden Key” was the titular theme to Jacock’s documentary, which ran exactly once on WEWS-TV in 1973. Shortly thereafter, Jacocks approached Pat Stallworth following a theatrical production at the Karamu House about cutting a record. For Stallworth’s backing band, Jacocks hired the underground sensations, Mother Braintree (pre-Bell Telefunk, pre-Kinsman Dazz, pre-Dazz Band). Fans of Lou Ragland’s Conveyor will recognize and appreciate about 85% of the musical cast (and vibe). As Jacocks himself stated in the Omnibus liner notes: “We made it, in our purview, a silky funk masterpiece.”

Click here to purchase Pat Stallworth’s “Questions Pt. 1” b/w “Questions Pt. 2”

Click here to purchase Stone Creations’ “The ‘IT’ Song” b/w “Hands On A Golden Key” 



(1) Personal Item: The Numero Group’s Custom Record Bag
May 7, 2015, 1:28 pm
Filed under: Eccentric Soul 45s

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Fits under most airplane seats. A vital asset for anyone on the DJ spectrum, from dilettante to professional. For some, it’s the ideal item for when you’re casually splitting a night with a few friends. For others, its a supplement to your other, much less-stylish bags. Whatever your category, this is the bag of record for the discerning 45 collector, for whom form and function are woven seamlessly into one. Sturdily constructed in Nashville by Tucker & Bloom with such confidence that T&B promises a lifetime warranty. Here are the specs: (1) waterproof ballistic nylon (yep, the same stuff made for those heroes in WW2) outside, (2) a shoulder strap with real Shearling wool, soft as the hearts of sucker DJs, (3) a rugged handle made of pure hand-tanned American leather, the same kind cowboys use, (4) two side pouches for your carefully-selected headphones and cartridge case, (5) a small zipper-secured pocket, perfectly sized for your passport, Platinum card, and a few capsules of molly, and (6) a Burgundy-hued inner sanctum where your rare singles are luxuriated in the velveteen-lining and secured with brass hardware. Holds between 70 and 100 7″ records, variable based on how hot the heat contained therein.

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For an additional $120, you can also choose the Oversized Edition, wherein we will ship you a copy of every in print 45 (currently 38 titles) that we have here at the Numero HQ. At barely over $3 each, it’s truly a collection boosting opportunity you don’t want to miss out on.

NUM052.5 Ned DohenyGet It Up for Love b/w What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me
ES-001 RollersKnockin’ At The Wrong Door b/w One Little Piece
ES-002 Eddie RayWait A Minute b/w Wait A Minute (Instrumental)
ES-003 M.A.S.O.Poon Tang Thump Part 1 b/w Part 2
ES-004 Renaldo DominoI’ll Get You Back b/w Two Years, Four Days
ES-005 TriadsNow I Can Hold My Head Up High b/w If You’re Looking For Love
ES-006 WeeTry Me b/w Teach Me How
ES-007 Ant Hill MobThe Number Runner
ES-012 Four MintsNo Longer b/w Endlessly
ES-013 Deacons & Fabulous Fascinators feat. the Royal RevueSock It To Me b/w Is It Because I’m Black
ES-018 Penny & the QuartersYou and Me b/w Some Other Love
ES-019 Reverb LTDPlease Love Me
ES-027 Memphis SoulDon’t Down Me People Pt. 1 b/w Pt. 2
ES-028 Sidney Barnes/Lovejoy ProductionsThe Ember Song b/w Greyhound Jingles
ES-029 Renee AckerIf I Had A Magic Wand
ES-030 Signs of the TimeHurts So Bad b/w I Think Of You
ES-031 NotationsI’m For Real b/w That Girl
ES-032 James DockeryMy Faith In You Is All Gone b/w Giving You The Love You Need
ES-033 Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me b/w Just Fun
ES-034 Calvin HarrisLoves Recipe b/w Wives Get Lonely Too
ES-035 Young SoulsQuit Waiting For Tomorrow To Come b/w Puppet On A String
ES-037 94 EastIf You See Me b/w Games
ES-038 Herman JonesI Love You b/w I’m Broke
ES-039 Master Plan Inc.Try It (You’ll Like It) b/w Intro
ES-040 Unnatural Funk BandStrange Happenings b/w Living In The Past
ES-041 Bump and The Soul StompersI Can Remember b/w Standing On The Outside
ES-043 Out of SightsTears Don’t Care Who Cries b/w For The Rest Of My Life
TWI-102 George McGregor & the BronzettesTemptation Is Hard To Fight b/w Everytime I Wake Up
TWI-104 StormyThe Devastator b/w I Won’t Stop To Cry
TWI-112 MystiquesSo Good To Have You Home Again b/w Put Out The Fire
TWI-114 Sidney Pinchback & The Schiller Street GangSoul Strokes b/w Remind Me
TWI-126 PerfectionsWhich One Am I b/w Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad
TWI-128 Renaldo DominoNot Too Cool To Cry b/w Nevermore
TWI-131 KaldironsYou And Me Baby b/w To Love Someone (That Don’t Love You)
TWI-132 Annette PoindexterWayward Dream b/w Mama
TWI-135 Chuck & MacPowerful Love b/w The Bear
TWI-142 Pieces Of PeacePass It On Pt. 1 b/w Pt. 2
TWI-156 Nate EvansPardon My Innocent Heart b/w Main Squeeze

Please note: this release does not include an audio download.



A New Sleeve, A New 45: George Kerr and Funka Fize

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While assembling the Eccentric Soul Omnibus in 2012, we’d hoped to include “Because You’re Funky” b/w “No Words” by Funka Fize. One of the most obscure items in super-duper-producer George Kerr’s massive catalog, biographical information on the group proved elusive. “They were friends of my wife’s brother,” and “They’re from somewhere in Alabama” does not make for an interesting read. Kerr was able to recount the Rolls-Royce he purchased with his first royalty check, which served as inspiration for the Royce Records imprint (and the crudely drawn logo, for that matter). Perhaps Funka Fize will see this very post, write us, send us their unreleased album on quarter-inch tape (stored in a climate controlled environment, naturally). For now we have this mighty single, which might still fit in your Omnibus (of which 5 remain).

Purchase Because You’re Funky b/w “No Words” by Funka Fize here. 



The Chicago Party Screening Was Incredible
March 5, 2015, 3:22 pm
Filed under: Chicago Party, Eccentric Soul 45s, Universal Togetherness Band

ChiPartyScreening-0557Tuesday night was not our biggest release party, but it was quite possibly our best. Nestled into the elegant Chopin Theatre, we witnessed 90 action-packed minutes of nightlife delight amongst friends, fans, and a few of the alchemists who made it all possible. There was a certain Mystery Science Theater 3000 element to the evening, as audience members toggled between on-screen action and real-time commentary/karaoke courtesy of Willie Woods, Donnell Pitman, Andre Gibson, and Jesus Wayne.

 

ChiPartyScreening-0637Afterwards, Woods spoke briefly about The Chicago Party, its purpose and importance. Andre Gibson, whose entire Universal Togetherness Band archive was exhumed while reviewing Chicago Party footage, testified. There were lots of hugs.

 

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Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party is available now. Get home safely, Donnell!



Extra Extra! FOUR Unreleased Singles ℅ Chicago Party
December 15, 2014, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Chicago Party, Eccentric Soul 45s, Universal Togetherness Band

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While researching the local legends that made The Chicago Party “the place to be,” we encountered rich pockets of unreleased dance music from a magical era: 1982. A gifted pianist with a knack for songwriting, Jesus Wayne had a number of his own songs archived (“Rush,” “You Bring Me Up”), a couple compositions executed by other artists (Donnell Pitman’s take on “Burning Up” and “A Taste Of Honey”) and his custom-fitted theme to The Chicago Party. With the hotly anticipated, self-titled Universal Togetherness Band LP scheduled to burn discos down January 20th, their double-sided “Saturday Night” b/w “More Than Enough” offers early adopters a chance to stare directly into the dance-funk solar eclipse that is to come. These 45s are available right now; no need to solicit test pressing or troll the Pirate’s Bay. You can listen to these gems at Soundcloud, and purchase them from our website.

More of a visual learner? Enjoy the senior project that is “More Than Enough” by Universal Togetherness Band.

 



Numero Group’s Personal Item Record Bag
December 12, 2014, 12:41 pm
Filed under: Eccentric Soul 45s

personal-item-fits-under-most-airplane-seats-5A vital asset for anyone on the DJ spectrum, from dilettante to professional. For some, it’s the ideal item for when you’re casually splitting a night with a few friends. For others, its a supplement to your other, much less-stylish bags. Whatever your category, this is the bag of record for the discerning 45 collector, for whom form and function are woven seamlessly into one. Sturdily constructed in Nashville by Tucker & Bloom with such confidence that T&B promises a lifetime warranty. Here are the specs: (1) waterproof ballistic nylon (yep, the same stuff made for those heroes in WW2) outside, (2) a shoulder strap with real Shearling wool, soft as the hearts of sucker DJs, (3) a rugged handle made of pure hand-tanned American leather, the same kind cowboys use, (4) two side pouches for your carefully-selected headphones and cartridge case, (5) a small zipper-secured pocket, perfectly sized for your passport, Platinum card, and a few capsules of molly, and (6) a Burgundy-hued inner sanctum where your rare singles are luxuriated in the velveteen-lining and secured with brass hardware. Holds between 70 and 100 7″ records, variable based on how hot the heat contained therein.

 
Personal Item – Oversized Edition
For an additional $120, you can also choose the Oversized Edition, wherein we will ship you a copy of every in print 45 (currently 38 titles) that we have here at the Numero HQ. At barely over $3 each, it’s truly a collection boosting opportunity you don’t want to miss out on.

Click here to purchase the Numero Group Personal Item

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