From a humble storefront studio located in
a shoeshine parlor on Norfolk, Virginia's
Church Street, Noah Biggs built a world.
Hustler by day, gambler by night, the alwaysin-a-suit Biggs took a gaggle of off-brand
singers and combined his connections and
charisma to forge timeless soul music during
a period of deep upheaval. Compiled here
are 25 of Shiptown's most compelling sides
recorded between 1965-1977, from the likes
of Ida Sands, The Soul Duo, The Anglos,
Dream Team, The Grooms, Positive Sounds,
Barbara Stant, Wilson Williams, Art Ensley,
and yes, Flip Flop Stevens.