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Free Download: The Halleluiah Chorus' 'I've Got To Find A Way'

Get a track from a compilation of long-unheard soul music

November 23, 2011 3:00 PM ET
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The Halleluiah Chorus
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Click to listen to The Halleluiah Chorus' 'I've Got To Find A Way'

Famed Chicago DJ Richard Pegue worked alongside Numero Group to craft a compilation of long-unheard soul music, Eccentric Collection: The Nickel & Penny Labels. The 24 tracks were carefully selected by Pegue, a DJ who brought Chicago "the best music of your life" every Saturday night, and include the very soulful "I've Got To Find A Way" by The Halleluiah Chorus. Pegue was deeply involved with the soul music scene, and was instrumental in forming The Halleluiah Chorus. "It actually started out as a radio promotion. I formed a choir by telling people, and anybody who wanted to join to sing not church music but secular music, to meet us where we had auditions at the High Chaparral on Stony Island Avenue," he says.

Eccentric Collection: The Nickel & Penny Labels is available now, but you can download The Halleluiah Chorus' "I've Got To Find A Way" for free here.

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