Four Mints - No Longer / Endlessly [7'']
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 to dodge repossession. But a flood finished the job that the bank had started, and Capsoul's legacy was left in the hands of rare soul collectors a generation later. Or so we thought. A shocking discovery was recently unearthed in songwriter DEAN FRANCIS' basement: two heretofore unheard FOUR MINTS songs produced by Francis and recorded in the Capsoul studios with the Capsoul session musicians. A postscript in the Capsoul story from their greatest group, pressed to bevel-edged 45s with lovingly recreated label art to fully invoke the magic of an original Bill Moss production. Limited to a scant 500 copies.
A: No Longer