Birth of Soul

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
An ingenious mix of 28 pivotal tracks from 1957-1965, mostly from the early '60s, that helped lay the groundwork for soul music. Some heavy-duty collectors may have wished these were all rarities, rather than a blend of hits and rarities. But it must be said that several of the hits here don't turn up on many compilations, like the ones by Inez & Charlie Foxx "Mockingbird", the Tams "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me", Joe Henderson "Snap Your Fingers", Bobby Bland "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", and the Marvelows "I Do". And there are plenty of nifty collector items as well: outtakes by Otis Redding and Wiliam Bell, "answer" records by Thelma Kilgore and Gloria Lynne, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
An ingenious mix of 28 pivotal tracks from 1957-1965, mostly from the early '60s, that helped lay the groundwork for soul music. Some heavy-duty collectors may have wished these were all rarities, rather than a blend of hits and rarities. But it must be said that several of the hits here don't turn up on many compilations, like the ones by Inez & Charlie Foxx "Mockingbird", the Tams "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me", Joe Henderson "Snap Your Fingers", Bobby Bland "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", and the Marvelows "I Do". And there are plenty of nifty collector items as well: outtakes by Otis Redding and Wiliam Bell, "answer" records by Thelma Kilgore and Gloria Lynne, and early Southern soul by Jimmy Hughes. A special treat is the rabble-rousing city soul of Derek Martin's "Daddy Rollin' Stone," which became one of the Who's most obscure tracks when they covered it on the B-side of their second British 45 in 1965. The compilation may fall between the cracks of general soul listeners and soul specialists. But if you don't have most of the tracks yet, it's a good survey of early soul, with an all-encompassing diversity that includes many regional styles, and embraces both "down-home" and "uptown" productions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1996
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667212328
  • Catalog Number: 123
  • Sales rank: 303,255

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You're Not the Guy for Me - Ernestine Anderson (2:18)
  2. 2 The Sound of My Man - Theola Kilgore (2:35)
  3. 3 Hey Girl Don't Bother Me - The Tams (2:25)
  4. 4 Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:41)
  5. 5 Pain in My Heart - Otis Redding (2:24)
  6. 6 Cry Baby - The Enchanters (3:26)
  7. 7 How Can I Forget - Jimmy Holiday (2:38)
  8. 8 You Don't Have to Be Tower of Strength - Gloria Lynne (2:15)
  9. 9 He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler (2:49)
  10. 10 Have Fun - Ann Cole (2:55)
  11. 11 Oh My Angel - Bertha Tillman (2:22)
  12. 12 Something's Got a Hold on Me - Etta James (2:50)
  13. 13 Daddy Rollin' Stone - Derek Martin (2:27)
  14. 14 Mockingbird - Inez & Charlie Foxx (2:40)
  15. 15 Snap Your Fingers - Joe A. Henderson (2:58)
  16. 16 I'll Come Running Back to You - Sam Cooke (2:15)
  17. 17 Merry-Go-Round - Mary Johnson (2:38)
  18. 18 Goin' out of My Head - Little Anthony & the Imperials (2:29)
  19. 19 Hey Girl - Freddie Scott (3:11)
  20. 20 You'll Lose a Good Thing - Barbara Lynn (2:50)
  21. 21 Part Time Love - Little Johnny Taylor (3:50)
  22. 22 I'm Qualified - Jimmy Hughes (3:03)
  23. 23 Any Other Way - William Bell (2:17)
  24. 24 She Ain't Ready - J.J. Barnes (2:38)
  25. 25 I Do - The Marvelows (2:29)
  26. 26 The Telephone Game - Claudine Clark (2:50)
  27. 27 Mama Didn't Lie - Jan Bradley (2:06)
  28. 28 Gypsy Woman - The Impressions (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby "Blue" Bland Track Performer
Etta James Track Performer
Little Johnny Taylor Track Performer
William Bell Track Performer
Jerry Butler Track Performer
Sam Cooke Track Performer
Jimmy Holiday Track Performer
Jimmy Hughes Track Performer
The Impressions Track Performer
Barbara Lynn Track Performer
Otis Redding Track Performer
Ernestine Anderson Track Performer
Gloria Lynne Track Performer
Little Anthony & the Imperials Track Performer
Garnet Mimms Track Performer
Freddie Scott Track Performer
Claudine Clark Track Performer
The Enchanters Track Performer
The Tams Track Performer
J.J. Barnes Track Performer
Ann Cole Track Performer
Inez Foxx Track Performer
Charlie Foxx Track Performer
Mary Johnson Track Performer
Jan Bradley Track Performer
Derek Martin Track Performer
The Marvelows Track Performer
Theola Kilgore Track Performer
Bertha Tillman Track Performer
Technical Credits
Barrett Strong Composer
Teddy Randazzo Composer
Bert Berns Composer
Bert Keyes Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Bob Weinstein Composer
Dave Godin Liner Notes
William Cook Composer
Billy Dawn Smith Composer
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