As far as band names go, no group better represents North Carolina's Piedmont region than Duracha, a portmanteau of the triangulated cities of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. Through classmate connections, mutual friends on the club circuit, and marching band camaraderie, Stanley Saunders, Doug Kelly, Bobby Moody, Terry Bullock, Alfred Burton Jr., Jonathan Eubanks, Michael Meeks, Craig Beaumont, and Larry Knight started testing their bandstand chops together long after the school-day ended. Eubanks, who had previously been in a troupe of cross-dressing entertainers highly regarded in Durham's clubs, raised the eyebrow of E. W. McCuller, who produced the monster Black Experience Band cut "The Road." Duracha recorded "Ghet-to Funk" b/w "Jody Is Gone" for McCuller's Microtronics label in 1976, the former of which was culled from Black Experience Band leftovers. The misspelled label "Duralcha" had little effect on the trajectory of the group, who disbanded upon college enrollment in the fall of '76.
This track is culled from the mother of all rare 45 compilations, Numero's 45th release Eccentric Soul: Omnibus, which closes the first chapter of our decade of mapping the American soul diaspora. The complete box set includes forty-five 45s, each with its own replica label and stylish custom Numero sleeve, as well as an 108-page hardback clothbound book chock-full of liner notes, band photos, ephemera, and indices. Everything is housed in a sleek, portable case featuring metal hardware, durable handle, and a vinyl-wrapped exterior patterned with a de-bossed Numero logo. Available in 19 different color combinations, drawing from red, blue, yellow, green, and orange, this beautiful case is the perfect home for this comprehensive collection. For the first time ever we're offering a complimentary digital download, allowing you to take our greatest work to date everywhere you go.
- Eccentric Soul