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Numero's Eccentric Soul Revue

Performing Arts

Syl Johnson

Numero's Eccentric Soul Revue


This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Mon, Nov 9, 2009 8 PM

"If you've ever wondered what it would be like to see one of the live shows that those classic artists performed at, your wait is over." - Chicagoist

A classic R&B cavalcade at the historic Lincoln Theatre, Numero's Eccentric Soul Revue features headliner Syl Johnson, who recorded on Memphis-based Hi Records alongside legends including Al Green. Also on the bill are The Notations and Renaldo Domino, both stars from Chicago’s Twinight label, and special guest artists from Columbus The Four Mints and Marion Black. JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound back all the acts.

Numero Group, which is based in Chicago, is a reissue label that specializes in unearthing overlooked and obscure soul and R&B records. Its very first reissue was a compilation from the Columbus-based Capsoul label, spearheaded by the late Bill Moss, a colorful Columbus personality. Marion Black was featured on that Capsoul compilation. Numero has subsequently issued three additional records featuring Columbus-based performers (including a reissue of the outstanding debut release of The Four Mints), as well as anthologies from Twinight and other classic labels. A presentation honoring Moss and his legacy will be a highlight of the evening.

Ticket prices include a $1.00 CAPA restoration fee.

Mixtape Podcast

To get you ready, here's a sampling of the artists (and their influences), including special guest artists from Columbus: the Four Mints and Marion Black.

0:00 The Notations, "A New Day"

3:13 Four Mints, "Row My Boat"

7:21 Marion Black, "Who Knows"

9:41 Bill Moss, "Sock it to ‘em Soul Brother"

12:10 Syl Johnson, "Different Stroke"

14:32 Four Mints, "Too Far Gone"

16:42 Renaldo Romino, "Two Years Four Days"

19:07 Marion Black, "Go On Fool"

24:18 Capsoul Group, "You’re All I Need to Make it"



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