We here at Donewaiting realize you have many options when considering what neo-soul acts to listen to, so we thank you in advance for your loyal patronage of Nick Tolford, who trumps them all.
I should also mention that this song is a Kool Blues cover; you can find the original on the very first Numero Group release, Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label. It’s fantastic.
Video recorded last Thursday by Reece Thompson at Brett Ruland’s downtown vinyl shop Spoonful Records.
MP3: To Be Sure
Today Numero Group, Chicago’s masters of the amazingly detailed reissue, takes another dip into Ohio’s unsung soul history with a self-titled release from Los Nombres. Los Nombres were a late 60s Latin Soul group from Lorain with a sound matching up with their more famous counterparts in New York and Los Angeles. Fresh off their two Grammy nominations for their recent monster of a Syl Johnson anthology, Numero continues to release lovingly crafted reissues of unheralded classics.
Wexner continues to truly reflect what’s good or what used to be good in out fair city. They’ve teamed up with Numero Group to bring a good deal of history to the Lincoln Theater. Numero Group is a soul and R+B reissue label out of Chicago. It’s Columbus-relevant because in the past few years they unearthed and put out collections of Columbus labels like Prix and Capsoul.
So on November 9th, local legends like the Four Mints, and Marion Black will share the bill with the Notations, Syl Johnson, Renaldo Domino.
I don’t really listen to soul like that so, if you are like me and want to educate yourself, check out this mixtape the Wex has put together.
Also, on November 7th, the Wex is sponsoring a Soul Brunch at Tip Top. It’s hosted by Envelope, and will have DJ Detox, and Wax Poetic senior editor/DJ Shadow BFF Dante Carfagna playing records while you eat sweet potato fries. Some proceeds of Soul Brunch benefit Arc of Ohio, a charity that helps special-needs people.
MP3: Marion Black – Who Knows
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Tagged Dante Carfagna, DJ Detox, eccentric soul, Envelope, lincoln theater, Marion Black, numero group, the four mints, the wexner center