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BEST OF THE BEST OF 2011: NUMERO GROUP'S 10 BEST OF NUMERO GROUP
POSTED MONDAY 12.19.11

BEST OF THE BEST OF 2011: NUMERO GROUP'S 10 BEST OF NUMERO GROUP

11-14. Spirit Free: Plays Starship; Syl Johnson: Mythological 45s; Various Artists: Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago; Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology
By not including these 4 releases on our top 10 list of our own 2011 releases, we imply that they're not that good.  Don't buy them.  It's just one of those things where you get a track or two that you think have potential, and you do months and months of investigating, legal clearance, and remastering.  It kind of takes a momentum of its own after a while, and we put out some dogs.  I mean, not technically.  We stand behind everything we do.  Except, you know.  They can't all be winners, I guess.  Anyhow, please enjoy this top ten list of our own stuff that we're "genuinely excited about (selling)" because if we don't sell some fucking units we're all gonna be in some pretty deep shit:

10. Little Ed & the Soundmasters 3×45
Little Ed is a pygmy dwarf from Borneo whose mother was in an astral projection cult in the early 70's.  He was able to record some soul tunes with his band The Soundmasters in an abandoned rubber dog shit factory in Chicago's Goose Island industrial area.  The tracks were recorded on self-destroying tape and then somehow pressed to one acetate, which was immediately flung out the window only to land on top of a speeding bread truck loaded full of illegally smuggled Polish immigrants and rare tropical birds which promptly crashed into Lake Michigan.  The acetate was discovered in 1983 by a one-eyed SCUBA enthusiast and gun collector named Ralph Krzanek who lives in Cicero, Illinois.  Krzanek agreed to share the acetate with us in exchange for a lifetime supply of the now discontinued double-stuff Oreos.  These songs are remastered and available for the first time ever, and we'd give them probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

09. Doc Rhymin “Dictionary Rap”+2 12″
Doctor William Rhymin became an ersatz medical doctor by faking his way through classes at The Bronx Medical School in 1975.  He was jailed for two years for being an unlicensed medical practitioner after botching a pectoral implant in the backroom at Studio 54 during an IRS raid.  Upon his release, he parlayed his disco-friendly birth name into a second career as an educational speaker after the rap fad hit.  "Dictionary Rap" was his biggest hit on the elementary-school assembly circuit, and also included here are his "Brush 'Em Down" and "Vegtable [sic] Boogie."  These recordings were presumed lost because nobody remembered them or cared.  They are remastered and available for the first time ever, and we'd give them probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

08. Titan: It’s All Pop! 4LP
[TIME OUT]This is up there with the Jet Staxx and Pumphouse Gang reissues for Power Pop comebacker of the year, and based on size alone it gets the nod.  Thanks to the licensing issues involved in the Yellow Pills comp, this box set is likely to be the best thing Numero has on wax for some time.  I ran out and grabbed a red-wax edition.  I'm not made of stone, here, people.[TIME IN]  The best thing about this is it's remastered and available for the second time ever, and we'd give the recordings probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

07. Penny & the Quarters “You And Me” b/w “Some Other Love” 45
"What I love about this record is not just its casual, tossed-off, one-take vibe, its youthful innocence, or its almost-Motown-if-only-for-lack-of-a-full-production potential. No, what I really love about “You And Me” is that it’s a hit. The sole musical focus and turning point of “Blue Valentine,” an independent film that found its way out of the art houses and into the hearts of couples everywhere, “You And Me” sold like McFuckingRib. At its peak we were averaging 500 downloads a day and burned through our first pressing faster than the FBI burned through Waco. A great song? Yes it is. A great song that everyone loves? Shit, isn’t that what this business is supposed to be about?" —Tom Lunt

"What I love about this is we made money on it." —Tom Lunt Paraphrased

Remastered and available for the first time ever, and we'd give the recordings probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

06. Stone Coal White: S/T LP/CD
Stone Coal White were a psychedelic funk band from Dayton, Ohio.  Ironic, since Dayton has long been known as "The Unfunkiest Town In America," which served as an ill-informed and unnecessarily specific official city motto starting in 1979 and remains today.  Apparently the Firestone 500 tire recall of 1978 was an enormous source of shame for the town, whose Firestone-subsidiary Dayton Tire brand was the only thing at the time that anybody could remember about Dayton, Ohio.  It sent the burg into a shame spiral, hence the absurd "Unfunkiest" motto, which as of press time has yet to be uprooted by the populist unofficial motto "Dayton: Home of Notorious Singing Alcoholic Robert Pollard."  Anyhow, the recordings are remastered and available for the first time ever, we'd give them probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

05. Father’s Children: Who’s Gonna Save The World LP+45/CD
After writing a short promotional blurb in Time Magazine about Father's Children in 1973 the powers that be at the giant publishing conglomerate, nonplussed by the failure of their "Comet of the Century" prediction for Father's Children, decided once and for all that they would never go that far out on a limb ever again.  Thus, unwittingly, Father's Children is wholly responsible for Time Magazine's reputation among discerning music fans as being "stuffed full to the brim with horseshit."  The recordings in evidence of this milestone in American musical history are remastered and available for the first time ever, and we'd give them probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

04. Willie Wright: Telling The Truth LP+45/CD+5″
Willie Wright holds the distinction of being the first person ever to sing in braille. 

These recordings are remastered and available for the first time ever, and we'd give them probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

03. Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels 2LP/CD
Obsessive, amateurish, regional, drug-addled, mentally ill, spiritual, obscure, off-kilter, inept, outsider, poorly promoted, interestingly flawed, danceable while squinting, underfunded, mismanaged, abstruse, murkily produced, off key, and/or untalented, yet existent thanks to somebody doing something in a public library utility closet after hours.  These recordings are remastered and available for the first time ever, and we'd give them probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

02. Local Customs: Pressed/Dubbed/Burned At Boddie 2LP/CD
Whenever we think about the amount of time we spend listening to stuff that's absolutely no good at all, our mothers get sudden chest pains and have to sit down wherever they are.  Here's a collection of stuff we found in a warehouse.  Believe it or not, these 15 or so tracks are better than like 5,000 other tracks.  And we only pressed 1,000 of these because we're insane.  These recordings are remastered and available for the first time ever, and we'd give them probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

01. Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio 5LP/3CD
We spent six years putting this together.  We are the kind of people who spend six years putting something like this together.  It's fucking crazy.  At the end of the year every year, we have to make lists about what we just did because we literally cannot fucking believe it.  You know how hard we worked on this?  And then it's THIS.  That is so fucking crazy.  We worked so hard to make this happen, not a one of us even has any idea what music even IS anymore.  Please.  Please help us.  Buy this thing we did.  We don't know why we did it or even really what it IS.  Just please.  Please please. 

These recordings are remastered and available for the first time ever, and we'd give them probably like a 7 out of 10.  But: check out the packaging, and what a story.

00. Little Ann: Deep Shadows LP
Do us a favor and pretend we put this out.





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