The missing link between her Barry andColumbia singles, "I Can’t Stand It" b/w "OnlyYesterday" is Thelma Jones with her back againstthe wall of an empty and indifferent HolidayInn lounge and nothing to lose. Washed out ofthe recording business by the age of 30, Jonesand her then-husband/manager James Hazleyrelocated to Tampa to work the hotel circuit andfigure out what - if anything - was next. Followinga chance encounter with Blair Mooney, Jones wasinvited to workshop a few stray originals at hisStudio 70 compound in 1972. "He seemed tobelieve in me more than I did at the time,"Jonesremembered of the Tampa studio impresario.Jones signed with Columbia a few years laterand hightailed it out of The Big Guava, leavingtwo sides of country-politan soul on the shelf tobe forgotten about. This Eccentric Soul 45 is afirst time issue, carrying the banner of Mooney'sGimp label and mastered directly from theoriginal analog tapes.