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Eccentric Soul

Capitol City Soul

Fifty records later, The Numero Group returns to its eccentric roots, Ohio’s Capitol City and the sonorous Shangri-La carved out by the indefatigable Bill Moss. Filling in, around, and on top of our original Capsoul Label collection, Capitol City Soul is a trove of completely unissued and underissued treasures from Moss and company. A decade in the making, this is the set of soul discoveries that no one but The Numero Group could achieve. Features otherwise unreleased songs from the Kool Blues, the Four Mints, Jupiter’s Release, and Love Maximum, alongside rare sides by Dean Francis & the Soul Rockers, the Chandlers, Associated Press, the Soul Partners, and the Vondors. From the vaults under the basements under the garages of one of the nation's most unsung music scenes.

This double LP set is ensconced in a thick tip-on gatefold jacket splashed with a colorful spread of vivid archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research into the Columbus, Ohio culture. The liner notes serve as an in-depth history of Columbus soul music, linking the Capsoul label with George Peter and Clem Price's Prix label and Norman Whiteside’s Wee project. The CD version boasts all of the same, with a few extra photos. A strong addition to the already epic Eccentric Soul series from The Numero Group.

  • 2xLP

    2 150g LP
    2 printed inner sleeves
    1 2-pocket gatefold tip-on LP jacket
    1 Ohio poster
    1 download coupon

Track List

  1. The Chandlers Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer
  2. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers Funky Disposition
  3. The Soul Partners Lose The One You Love
  4. The Vondors Look In The Mirror
  5. The Four Mints Hysteria
  6. La’Fez This Is The Way That I Am
  7. Kool Blues I Need You
  8. The Four Mints Crystal Rivers
  9. The Chandlers I Need Your Love
  10. Kool Blues Since I Fell For You
  11. The Four Mints Endlessly
  12. The Chandlers Your Love Makes Me Lonely 
  13. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers Tippin
  14. Jupiter’s Release Excuse Me Miss
  15. Kool Blues Woe Is Me
  16. Love Maximum Don’t Say Goodbye
  17. Associated Press When He’s Gone
  18. The Chandlers I Loved You Girl
  19. The Four Mints No Longer
  20. Love Maximum I’ve Been Trying