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Four Mints

No Longer b/w Endlessly

The story of the Capsoul master tapes is well known: after City National Bank of Columbus foreclosed on the debt the label incurred to found the city’s most successful soul label, owner Bill Moss hid the tapes at a family friend’s farm in Central Ohio, looking to dodge repossession. But a flood finished the job that the bank started, and Capsoul’s legacy was left to the hands of soul collectors who arrived a generation later. Or so everyone thought. Unearthed in songwriter Dean Francis’ basement were two then-unheard Four Mints songs, produced by Francis and recorded in the Capsoul studios with the Capsoul session musicians. “No Longer” and “Endlessly” made for a fitting postscript to the Capsoul story, told by the label’s greatest group, and pressed here to bevel-edged 45s with lovingly recreated label art—a full invocation of the magic of an original Bill Moss production.

Track List

  1. The Four Mints No Longer
  2. The Four Mints Endlessly