Numero Group: By The Numbers


The Capitol of Soul
May 29, 2014, 9:55 am
Filed under: Capitol City Soul, Capsoul, Wee | Tags:

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There it is. Doesn’t look like much, what with its statue of President William McKinley (best known for being assassinated by an anarchist) and generic Doric columns. Columbus might be the most unassuming hotbed of soul music in the United States, and it certainly never matched the volume of Memphis, Chicago, Jackson, or of course Detroit, but the sheer quality is what is really remarkable. If you thought we would have thoroughly tapped these natural resources with the Prix label, the Capsoul label, the Four Mints LP, the Wee LP, and the Penny & the Quarters 45 (and myriad others, like the Suspicious Can Openers and Now 45s in our Eccentric Soul: Omnibus) you are mistaken. We are far from done with Columbus, the material we are mining is just too strong. We’re diving back in with this summer’s Capitol City Soul presentation: Twenty underground soul masterworks from the Capsoul family (extended and immediate). We’ve mined the archives of Bill Moss, Jeff Smith, Dean Francis, and others to create a collection of virtually unheard material. Only a few tracks were ever even released on even a local level. Keep your eyes here for more on this project, ten years in the making, over the next few weeks.


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What is the name of the numero single ES -043 as I can’t find info and with only 500 pressed I’m afraid of missing it.
Thanks

Comment by Rodney Lee-Peace

We’ll have the details on our website shortly. The only way to get this title is to be in Europe while we’re there or to become a gold subscriber.

Comment by numerogroup




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