Thursday, November 6

Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label

"Capsoul, short for 'Capitol City Soul,' was a small independent label from Columbus, OH, that was extant from 1970 to 1974 and rolled out a small number of singles in that time. Columbus may have been the base of operations, but the label's sound existed somewhere in between the many larger independents of the time: Stax, Motown, Brunswick, and Philly International. ... It's a legend to soul collectors, one of those magical moments when parts that shouldn't work together do and the results knock the dust off of even the most jaded ears. Mix together big beat drums, sweet soul strings, bottomless bass, ringing vibraphone, moody electric piano, and a seasoned vocal quartet who turn in a magical ballad performance and you're close to what 'You Can't Blame Me' achieves."
W - Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label
NPR - Capsoul: Ohio's Answer to Motown
YouTube: Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label