Four Mints
Gently Down Your Stream
NUM1213
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Notes About the Release
Gently Down Your Stream marked a creative zenith within the Columbus, Ohio, soul scene, at the juncture of the 1960s and ’70s. The Four Mints were one of the most influential local group harmony outfits of their era and—with assistance from Columbus doyen and Capsoul purveyor Bill Moss—among the few to release a full length LP. The roster of backing musicians hired to provide aural landscaping reads like a Midwest super-group, with surprising appearances from Indianapolis-based vibraphonist Billy Wooten and drummer Bobby Allen of the Fabulous Originals from Dayton, Ohio. And though most of the material on 1973’s Gently had been previously released as 45s, the collection—five singles and one priceless track saved from the scrap heap—gives witness to a world-class vocal quartet at its professional and intuitive peak. Under the watchful eye of arranger and mega-talent Dean Francis, the Four Mints pour forth from your speakers soulful, faithful and clear, but perhaps more importantly, intrinsically homegrown and utterly honest.
Product Details
LP

1 150g LP
1 tip-on single LP jacket
1 side-spine obi


TRACK LIST

The Four Mints You’re My Desire
The Four Mints Row My Boat
The Four Mints Why Did I Go
The Four Mints Do You Really Love Me
The Four Mints Too Far Gone
The Four Mints You’ll Want To Come Back
The Four Mints Keep On Loving You
The Four Mints In A Rut
The Four Mints Can’t Get Strung Out
The Four Mints They Were Wrong
The Four Mints Too Far Gone (Alt. Take) [CD only]
The Four Mints In A Rut (Rehearsal) [CD only]
The Four Mints In A Rut (Instrumental) [CD only]
Gently Down Your Stream marked a creative zenith within the Columbus, Ohio, soul scene, at the juncture of the 1960s and ’70s. The Four Mints were one of the most influential local group harmony outfits of their era and—with assistance from Columbus doyen and Capsoul purveyor Bill Moss—among the few to release a full length LP. The roster of backing musicians hired to provide aural landscaping reads like a Midwest super-group, with surprising appearances from Indianapolis-based vibraphonist Billy Wooten and drummer Bobby Allen of the Fabulous Originals from Dayton, Ohio. And though most of the material on 1973’s Gently had been previously released as 45s, the collection—five singles and one priceless track saved from the scrap heap—gives witness to a world-class vocal quartet at its professional and intuitive peak. Under the watchful eye of arranger and mega-talent Dean Francis, the Four Mints pour forth from your speakers soulful, faithful and clear, but perhaps more importantly, intrinsically homegrown and utterly honest.

LP

1 150g LP
1 tip-on single LP jacket
1 side-spine obi


TRACK LIST

The Four Mints You’re My Desire
The Four Mints Row My Boat
The Four Mints Why Did I Go
The Four Mints Do You Really Love Me
The Four Mints Too Far Gone
The Four Mints You’ll Want To Come Back
The Four Mints Keep On Loving You
The Four Mints In A Rut
The Four Mints Can’t Get Strung Out
The Four Mints They Were Wrong
The Four Mints Too Far Gone (Alt. Take) [CD only]
The Four Mints In A Rut (Rehearsal) [CD only]
The Four Mints In A Rut (Instrumental) [CD only]
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