Daily Download: "Sock It to 'Em Soul Brother," Bill Moss

An exclusive download from a soul pioneer who died last week.

Salon Staff
August 10, 2005 11:01AM (UTC)

Last week brought the news that Bill Moss, founder and proprieter of the short-lived Capsoul label, had died. His work with Capsoul had been largely forgotten until the Numero Group put out the extraordinary "Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label" collection last year, which included one of the best tracks I've ever had the pleasure to post on Audiofile, Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr's "You Can't Blame Me." Moss had an amazing ear for talent, clearly, and he was also a musician himself. Here he is getting funky on his optimistic, power-to-the-people civil rights pep talk of a song, "Sock It to 'Em Soul Brother." R.I.P.

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