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Eccentric Soul: the Capsoul Label

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Numero Group
  • ASIN: B0006H4FP8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,095 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. You're All I Need to Make ItJohnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr 3:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Who KnowsMarion Black 2:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I'm Gonna Keep On Loving YouKool Blues 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sock It to 'Em Soul BrotherBill Moss 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Too Far GoneFour Mints 2:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You Can't Blame MeJohnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr 3:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Number OneBill Moss 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Row My BoatFour Mints 4:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Without LoveRonnie Taylor 2:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Want to Be ReadyKool Blues 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Your Love Keeps Drawing Me CloserJohnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr 2:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Hot Grits!!!Elijah & The Ebonites 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Can't Take ItRonnie Taylor 2:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Can We Try Love AgainKool Blues 3:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. You're My DesireFour Mints 3:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. A World Without youJohnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr 3:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Go On FoolMarion Black 5:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Pure SoulElijah & The Ebonites 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Sock It to 'Em Soul Brother (Instrumental)Bill Moss 2:280.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

(2004/NUMERO) 19 tracks, recorded for the Capsoul label in the early 1970s.Medium 1
  1. You're All I Need To Make It - JOHNSON & HAWKINS & TATUM &...
  2. Who Knows - BLACK, Marion
  3. I'm Gonna Keep On Loving You - KOOL BLUES
  4. Sock It To 'em Soul Brother - MOSS, Bill
  5. Too Far Gone - FOUR MINTS
  6. You Can't Blame Me - JOHNSON & HAWKINS & TATUM &...
  7. Number One - MOSS, Bill
  8. Row My Boat - FOUR MINTS
  9. Without Love - TAYLOR, Ronnie
  10. I Want To Be Ready - KOOL BLUES
  11. Your Love Keeps Drawning Me Closer - JOHNSON & HAWKINS & TATUM &...
  12. Hot Crits!!! - ELIJAH & THE EBONITES
  13. I Can't Take It - TAYLOR, Ronnie
  14. Can We Try Love Again - KOOL BLUES
  15. You're My Desire - FOUR MINTS
  16. A World Without You - JOHNSON & HAWKINS & TATUM &...
  17. Go On Fool - BLACK, Marion
  18. Pure Soul - ELIJAH & EBONITES
  19. Sock It To'em Soul Brother - MOSS, Bill

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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a classic 30 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
Not the best soul around but a good selection. If you are into the genre it's worth getting, there are some great tunes here but not every one is a classic. Some tunes sound like better known ones. All in all worth the money if that's what you like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What A Flashback! 15 July 2006
By Don Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Having been born and raised in Columbus during the 60's and 70's all I can say is that I'm flabbergasted. This music creates a visceral sensation that takes me back to the day when Bill Moss (The man with the red hot sauce) along with motivational speaker Les Brown (The man about town) were the voices of WVKO radio. Now living in Los Angeles after thirty years I thought I would never hear the sounds of "Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr" or "Elijah & the Ebonies" again. I feel like I'm crusin' down old Mt. Vernon Avenue again! Great CD.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GO ON FOOL ! 19 Jun 2006
By J. Hoffman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
At last, there is a cd with "Go On Fool" by the mysterious Marion Black which so little is known of him. With his beautiful voice, one wonders why he wasn't heard of time and time again. But nevertheless, it's so wonderful to find this song on a cd. Plus, the flip side "Who Knows". I still have the original 45 of it released on the Avco record label. The label, that featured stars like : The Premiers, The Softones, The Stylistics, Congress Alley, and Donnie Elbert.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing stuff! 30 July 2010
By republic of letters - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Tarantino should definitely check out this music. It's better than what he used on his Jackie Brown soundtrack.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sock it to em Soul Brother! 24 May 2005
By Andre M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
At first, the listener may be put off by the sound quality and obviously low-budget production.

However, upon repepated listening, this can be very appealing as hardcore, grassroots, down-in-the dirt funky little-known underground soul. Granted, this stuff will never make oldies radio, but the overall rawness and lack of polish compared to the more professional soul recordings then made at Motown and Philly International gives the whole thing an appealing sort of ghetto charm.

This is particularly true with "Sock It To Em Soul Brother," where Capsoul producer Bill Moss himself talks about meeting Martin Luther King and other Black heroes of the day. The lyrics here are quite awkward (producer Bill Moss' talents lied elsewhere than performing), but the performance is infectious and the Soul Sisters' background chanting of the title has a cheesy appeal.

Lots of other good stuff here worthy of mention. Johnson Hawkins Tatum and Durr sadly only made a couple of records, but they were quite powerful! "You Can't Blame Me" opens with one of the most atmospheric basslines in Soul music history and is an underrated classic! Their "A World Without You" takes a while to cook upon your first listen. But the ending is dazzling with Virgil Johnson pleading "It's such a lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, world!" with powerful vocal percussion as the tune fades out that's enough to make you wanna throw up your hands and say YEAH!

The Kool Blues' "Can't We Try Love Again" is a minimalistic midtempo funk workout that is a nice soundtrack to a seventies summer afternoon in the 'hood. One could just see bellbottomed couples doing Soul-Train style dances to this one. Nice organ work, too. But funk fans and R&B trivia buffs will REALLY get a kick out of Elijah and the Ebonites' "Hot Grits," an admittedly so-tasteless it's hilarious funk spoof of the infamous true incident where a spurned lover threw hot grits on Al Green in the early 70s. The subject matter aside, it's quite the workout.

To the lovers of little known soul, "eccentric" is right! But give it a chance and you'll enjoy it. Such was the Soul music of this era that even it's low-budget variety still makes for enjoyable listening.
5.0 out of 5 stars A small history of Capsoul (Capital City Soul) and Bill Moss - Ohio's Answer to Motown 2 July 2013
By Donald Resor Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I discovered one of the selections in this CD compilation (Marian Black - Who Knows) from the documentary "Who Killed The Electric Car" which is the documentary about the GM EV1. There is some history about Bill Moss and his passion for the music. A rather sad story of trying to break into to the record business and competing with the big names.

This is filled with 20 tracks from Capsoul spanning the 5 years in which the company was in business until Citi Bank said he was "too emotionally" involved and padlocked his studio.

There is a small blurb and from a interview in 2004 and mention of Bill Moss' death from a stroke at age 69 on NPR here:

Remembering Bill Moss and Capsoul Records
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