Filed under: Boddie, Lowlands, Syl Johnson, Tragar | Tags: Miller Life, Miller Lite, Miller Time
So you’re telling me there’s a bodega, that plays nothing but Numero Group songs, and it’s staffed by Kenny Power’s Mexican baseball coach from Season 2 of Eastbound & Down? In the fictional world created by the Miller Brewing Company, this is precisely the case.
“Silver Man,” set to “Hole In Your Soul” by A.C. Jones & Soulettes (Boddie)
“Last-Minute Gift” set to “Love Of The Morning” by Circle (Lowlands)
“Twins” set to “Trying To Get To You” by Syl Johnson (Complete Mythology)
“Silver Man 2” set to “Hole In Your Sole” by A.C. Jones & Soulettes (Boddie)
“One-Tripper” set to “Messing Around” by Bobby Owens & The Diplomats (Tragar)
P.S. As a North Carolina native, I must say that the Cheerwine cameo seems to blatant to be a coincidence. Anybody?
On Saturday, January 28th, Eula Cooper will join the scores of soul luminaries to have played Brooklyn’s celebrated Dig Deeper party. Cooper was featured prominently on the cover of Eccentric Soul: The Tragar and Note Labels , and is sure to play a host of hits, originally minted on these robust Atlanta labels. For fans of soul records and the artists that recorded them, Dig Deeper is a must, should you find yourself residing in—or just visiting—New York City. To avoid getting left out in the cold (like numerous New Years Eve revelers), order your tickets here.
Eula Cooper backed by Meah Pace & the MAP Legends
January 28, 2012 @ Southpaw
125 5th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
$12 adv / $15 doors
If your feelings for this would be best expressed on Facebook, there’s a link for that, too.
We’ve been getting a fuck-ton of hits lately coming from The L Word‘s site. Wondering what the hubbub was (and forgetting that we recently synched a song on the show), I clicked back and discovered that Franciene Thomas’ “Too Beautiful To Be Good” was featured in this week’s episode. If you came here looking for more info about Franciene, we have little. She was one of the many young women Jesse Jones recorded for his Tragar label in the late 60s, issuing one lonely single in 1969 before disappearing into the kudzu. The good news is that both sides of that 45 are available on Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels, along with 48 other wonderful southern soul gems. It looks like this:
No appetite for all of it? You can buy both in the Digital Dig for $1 each.
Stomp & Stammer did a nice longer piece on the record late last year, but seriously Atlanta, when are you going to start caring about your musical heritage? You’re giving Omaha a run for its money.
For those of you who couldn’t make it out to Brooklyn last month to hear Eula Cooper grace the stage for the first time in decades, here’s some mp3’s from the show and a video to see what you missed.
Well in the event that you don’t (get out that much) and just happen to live in the New York City or St. Louis metropolitan areas, we have two can’t miss shows for you to attend:
Eula Cooper will be performing live in NYC for the first time ever for the Dig Deeper monthly party in Brooklyn next Saturday [the 22nd].
From the Dig Deeper Myspace page:
Dig Deeper is a monthly 60’s Soul Party in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn at the Five Spot Soul Food Supper Club (459 Myrtle Ave). Hosted by Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky, on the fourth Saturday of the month, with the dancefloor primed with the finest funk and soul records anywhere in the world from their collections and a live performance each month at midnight from a legendary soul / funk artist that we particularly treasure.
We’ve got another great Dig Deeper exclusive in store for our Saturday, November 22 night – we are personally flying in Atlanta, Georgia soul star EULA COOPER for her first live performance ever in NYC, and her first solo performance anywhere in over a decade – this time backed by the Sweet Divines and the Divine Soul Rhythm Band.
Eula Cooper is well-known to those of you in the northern soul scene for her classic 45s released on small, local Atlanta labels – “Let Our Love Grow Higher” on Super Sound and “Try” on Tragar. Sadly, aside from touring heavily on the college, hotel, and club circuit in the south, Eula never saw much financial reward from her recordings. Eula’s story is unfortunately all too common the more you dig into the history of soul music. This is why we started our night in the first place – as a way to present some of the artists we love in a rare live performance, in hopes that they will get some of the notice that they missed over the course of their career. Plus, we love great live music!
If you haven’t already, you should check out the Numero Group’s excellent compilation of the Tragar and Note labels. Many thanks to Numero for putting us in touch with Eula!
Advance tickets are $10 (tickets will be $15 at the door if we have not sold out), and can be purchased here:
And for those residing near the St. Louis area:
The Trend reunite and play The Old Rock House w/Fools Face
This Saturday, November 15, 9:30PM
The Trend, who appear on Numero’s Yellow Pills compilation with the two tunes: “She’s Hi-Fi” and “(I Feel Like A) Dictionary”, reunites with Fools Face in a back-to-back show at the Old Rock House in downtown St. Louis, just south of Busch Stadium. This show marks the first time both bands have played in St. Louis since the 80s! Tickets are $12 advance purchase, $15 day of show. For advance purchase: call the ORH at 314-588-0505 – ask for tickets for Fools Face/Trend show Nov. 15. They will put your name on the will-call list to have guaranteed entry. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9:30pm – see you there!