Birth of Soul, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Birth of Soul, Vol. 2 is a soul smorgasbord, containing big hits as well as hard-to-find gems by under-promoted artists like the Diplomats, here represented by the thrilling "Here's a Heart"; the Falcons, featuring a teen-aged Wilson Pickett on the soulful "I Found a Love"; and "Standing in the Shadows" by Kenny Gamble & the Romeos. Gamble later founded Philadelphia International Records with Leon Huff and Thom Bell. Producer/writer George Kerr started his career in the Serenaders, who explain why "Two Lovers Make One Fool." Major Lance's "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um," Ray Charles' "What I Say," the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby," and Maxine Brown's "All in My Mind" were...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Birth of Soul, Vol. 2 is a soul smorgasbord, containing big hits as well as hard-to-find gems by under-promoted artists like the Diplomats, here represented by the thrilling "Here's a Heart"; the Falcons, featuring a teen-aged Wilson Pickett on the soulful "I Found a Love"; and "Standing in the Shadows" by Kenny Gamble & the Romeos. Gamble later founded Philadelphia International Records with Leon Huff and Thom Bell. Producer/writer George Kerr started his career in the Serenaders, who explain why "Two Lovers Make One Fool." Major Lance's "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um," Ray Charles' "What I Say," the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby," and Maxine Brown's "All in My Mind" were major crossover hits, while Gene Chandler's "Man's Temptation," Theola Kilgore's "This Is My Prayer" and Betty Harris' "Cry to Me" did well on R&B charts and stations. Other picks include the rambling "Call Somebody Please," an early recording by the Manhattans, and the deep soul two-part harmonies of "Lovers' Prayer" by the Wallace Brothers. A good, well-rounded collection, the 28 selections feature something for everybody.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/1998
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667214728
  • Catalog Number: 147
  • Sales rank: 152,077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Walk Around Heaven All Day (3:47)
  2. 2 Heart Full of Love (2:06)
  3. 3 Man's Temptation (2:45)
  4. 4 Here's a Heart - The Diplomats (2:35)
  5. 5 There Goes My Baby (2:13)
  6. 6 Two Lovers Make One Fool - The Serenaders (2:45)
  7. 7 I Never Dreamed - The Cookies (2:36)
  8. 8 Come Tomorrow - Marie Knight (2:28)
  9. 9 I'll Give My Life (2:31)
  10. 10 Sad Girl (2:19)
  11. 11 I'm Counting on You - The Freeman Brothers (2:54)
  12. 12 I Found a Love (2:58)
  13. 13 What'd I Say (5:06)
  14. 14 The Wrong Girl (2:17)
  15. 15 Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette) (2:26)
  16. 16 Down in the Valley (2:26)
  17. 17 Always Accused (2:32)
  18. 18 Call Somebody Please (2:36)
  19. 19 Lover's Prayer (2:42)
  20. 20 This Is My Prayer (2:58)
  21. 21 Time Waits for No-One - Eddie & Ernie (2:22)
  22. 22 Cry to Me - Betty Harris (3:17)
  23. 23 Long Haired Daddy - Vernell Hill (3:25)
  24. 24 Spring - Birdlegs & Pauline (2:51)
  25. 25 Standing in the Shadows (2:23)
  26. 26 Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um (2:21)
  27. 27 It's No Good for Me (2:42)
  28. 28 All in My Mind - Maxine Brown (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maxine Brown Track Performer
Solomon Burke Track Performer
Gene Chandler Track Performer
Ray Charles Track Performer
The Drifters Track Performer
The Falcons Track Performer
Major Lance Track Performer
The Manhattans Track Performer
The Showmen Track Performer
Benny Spellman Track Performer
Willie Tee Track Performer
The Caravans Track Performer
The Wallace Brothers Track Performer
Marie Knight Track Performer
Betty Harris Track Performer
The Cookies Track Performer
Kenny Gamble Track Performer
Al Gorgoni Conductor
Brenda Holloway Track Performer
Johnny Nash Track Performer
The Diplomats Track Performer
Jay Wiggins Track Performer
Theola Kilgore Track Performer
Invincibles Track Performer
Jerry Freeman Conductor
Johnny Freeman Vocals
Technical Credits
Carole King Arranger
Gerry Goffin Producer
General Johnson Producer
Jerry Leiber Producer
Van McCoy Arranger
Bobby Gregg Producer
Harold Battiste Jr. Arranger, Producer
Bert Berns Producer
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Paul Griffin Arranger
Rene Hall Arranger
Hugo Producer
Luigi Producer
Zenas Sears Producer
Abner Spector Producer
Mike Stoller Producer
Russ Titelman Producer
Ed Townsend Producer
Robert West Composer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Johnny Pate Arranger
Winn Producer
Tony Bruno Contributor
Popsie Cover Photo
Dave Godin Liner Notes
Hooven Producer
Bob West Producer
Carl Davis Producer
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