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This week on the B Side


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This Tuesday we saw the release of Boddie Recording Company, a Numero Group box set that collects tracks put out by Clevelander Thomas Boddie between 1959 and 1993. This week on the B Side, Miles Raymer takes a look at this "anti-Berry Gordy" and his label's interesting history. Boddie ran the entire operation out of a building behind his home for almost 40 years, doing everything himself: recording, creating the artwork, etching the vinyl. Boddie's output was prolific, but his records were released in small runs and the artists never went on to find fame. His legacy is honored in typical Numero style: Boddie Recording Company is a 57-track, five-LP set, complete with two booklets detailing Boddie's history. Rob Sevier of Numero Group says it took more than a decade to produce.

Also in this week's paper: Gossip Wolf illustrator Keith Herzik has a solo art show at the Hyde Park Art Center, with an opening reception Sat 10/29, and music editor Philip Montoro kicks off In Rotation by sharing his love for Clutch, Anaal Nathrakh, and Professor Longhair. As usual, Soundboard features our picks for cool gigs around town; this week's selections include Rabid Rabbit, Spank Rock, Omar Souleyman, Dead Farmers, and Exhumed.

Here's the Numero trailer for Boddie Recording Company:

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