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.
- The Four Mints No Longer
- The Four Mints Endlessly