Gently Down Your Stream
Not quite an album upon release in 1973, Columbus, Ohio's Capsoul label was going more for Meet The Supremes than What's Goin' On. Gently Down Your Stream, the only album by the Four Mints, is really just a collection of their five singles, with an unissued track tacked on. In 1997, the album was issued on CD, but a faulty turntable belt slowed down these popping group harmony jams to a crawl, making the CD nearly irrelevant. We brushed it aside for our inaugural Numero release, Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label, but had to take a serious second look when a grip of unreleased tapes turned up two weeks before Thanksgiving in 2006. We've remastered the original ten-track album, added three never before heard rehearsals and instrumentals, dredged up a few unseen photos, and even got resident Ohio soul expert Dante Carfagna to write the introduction, making this, the definitive Four Mints.