Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg Various Artists on 2LP
Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg chronicles Phoenix, Arizona’s off-”Funky Broadway” scene that happened while Dyke and his Blazers were setting national charts on fire in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s. Covering Tejano psych, flute funk, both horny soul and horny kid soul, cackling R&B, deep ballads, and fist-fight doowop, Lenaburg channeled that wrong side of the desert sound to a dozen 45s for the Mighty, Darlene, Homogenized Sound, Ramco and Out of Sight imprints.
Although listing these totally obscure groups is an exercise in futility, Numero has anyway; Michael Liggins, the Super Souls, We The People, Ronnie Whitehead, Small Paul, the Soulsations, Lon Rogers, the Soul Blenders, Sheila Jack, Clarence Townes and the Newlyweds.
Five years since Numero's initial CD release, Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg finally makes it back to its intended format as a deluxe double LP. This 180g “Loaded To The Gills” edition features 10 bonus tracks, scores of new photographs and new liner notes, all housed in a heavy gatefold jacket.
Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg Track Listing:
1. Too Good To Be True - Lon Rogers & The Soul Blenders
2. Standing On The Corner - Michael Liggins
3. Loaded To The Gills - Michael Liggins & The Super Souls
4. I've Got To Have You - Sheila Jack
5. Black And Beautiful - Michael Liggins
6. Out Of Breath - Ronnie Whitehead
7. Broadway Shing-A-Ling Pt. 1 - Soulsations
8. Function Underground - We The People
9. Blending Soul - Soul Blenders
10. My Girl Is A Soul Girl - Lon Rogers & Soul Blenders
11. Loaded Back - Michael Liggins & The Super Souls
12. People, Open Your Eyes And See - We The People
13. Cold Feet - Ronnie Whitehead
14. Funky Nightclub - Soulsations
15. Begging You - Ronnie Whitehead
16. There's Gonna Be Some Crying - Small Paul
17. The Quarrel - Newlyweds