V/A: Eccentric Soul - Capitol City Soul 2LP


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Various Artists "Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul" 2xLP (Numero Group)

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 The 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 The Prix Label and Norman Whiteside's Wee project (as sampled by Kanye West). 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.

1. Chandlers - Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer
2. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Funky Disposition
3. Soul Partners - Lose The One You Love
4. Vondors - Look In The Mirror
5. Four Mints - Hysteria
6. La 'Fez - This Is The Way I Am
7. Kool Blues - I Need You
8. Four Mints - Crystal Rivers
9. Chandlers - I Need Your Love
10. Kool Blues - Since I Fell For You
11. Four Mints - Endlessly
12. 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. Chandlers - I Loved You Girl
19. Four Mints - No Longer
20. Love Maximum - I've Been Trying