Simply the Best Platinum Soul

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Simply the Best Platinum Soul contains 50 songs on a pair of discs, all of which are undeniable classics. It does pay a little bit of attention to the '70s, but this is pretty much the domain of early- to mid-'60s material. This will be a perfectly functional package for youngsters, as well as parents and grandparents who are finally getting around to replacing those misplaced 45s. Featured picks include Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour," William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got," Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto," Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" (though he's going to yell at you to do so), Albert King's "Born Under a Bad ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Simply the Best Platinum Soul contains 50 songs on a pair of discs, all of which are undeniable classics. It does pay a little bit of attention to the '70s, but this is pretty much the domain of early- to mid-'60s material. This will be a perfectly functional package for youngsters, as well as parents and grandparents who are finally getting around to replacing those misplaced 45s. Featured picks include Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour," William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful for What You Got," Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto," Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" (though he's going to yell at you to do so), Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign," and the Spinners' "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2003
  • Label: Wea Int'l
  • EAN: 5050466697820
  • Catalog Number: 666978
  • Sales rank: 96,670

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Think - Aretha Franklin (2:18)
  2. 2 Stand by Me - Ben E. King (2:59)
  3. 3 (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (2:41)
  4. 4 When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge (2:51)
  5. 5 Soul Man - Sam & Dave (2:37)
  6. 6 Express Yourself - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Ban (3:51)
  7. 7 Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Solomon Burke (2:43)
  8. 8 Band of Gold - Freda Payne (2:55)
  9. 9 Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett (3:06)
  10. 10 Tramp - Carla Thomas (3:01)
  11. 11 Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis (2:56)
  12. 12 Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters (2:41)
  13. 13 Funky Nassau, Pt. 1 - The Beginning of the End (3:06)
  14. 14 Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley (2:19)
  15. 15 In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (2:34)
  16. 16 Walkin' the Dog - Rufus Thomas (2:32)
  17. 17 Soul Finger - Bar-Kays (2:20)
  18. 18 I'll Be Around - The Spinners (3:10)
  19. 19 I'm Doin' Fine Now - New York City (2:43)
  20. 20 Seesaw - Don Covay (2:59)
  21. 21 What'd I Say, Pt. 1 - Ray Charles (3:10)
  22. 22 Charlie Brown - The Coasters (2:19)
  23. 23 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - The Spinners (4:13)
  24. 24 Thin Line Between Love and Hate - The Persuaders (3:24)
  25. 25 Stay With Me - Lorraine Ellison (3:30)
  26. 26 Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So) - The Chi-Lites (2:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Let's Stay Together - Al Green (3:16)
  2. 2 Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters (2:34)
  3. 3 Respect - Aretha Franklin (2:23)
  4. 4 Give Me Just a Little More - "The Chairman of the Board" Duro (2:41)
  5. 5 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (2:52)
  6. 6 I Got a Woman - Ray Charles (2:50)
  7. 7 Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton (3:37)
  8. 8 Groovin' - The Young Rascals (2:26)
  9. 9 Have You Seen Her? - The Chi-Lites (5:07)
  10. 10 Be Thankful for What You Got - William DeVaughn (3:31)
  11. 11 Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's (2:51)
  12. 12 B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas (2:55)
  13. 13 Soul Meeting - The Soul Clan (3:31)
  14. 14 Hold On! I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave (2:33)
  15. 15 Sideshow - Blue Magic (4:09)
  16. 16 Natural High - Bloodstone (4:01)
  17. 17 Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright (2:45)
  18. 18 Patches - Clarence Carter (2:59)
  19. 19 Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King (2:43)
  20. 20 The Ghetto - Donny Hathaway (6:18)
  21. 21 Tighten Up - Archie Bell & the Drells (2:39)
  22. 22 Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (3:45)
  23. 23 Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd (3:03)
  24. 24 Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield (3:39)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lowell Fulson Composer
Jimmy McCracklin Composer
Barbara Acklin Composer
William Bell Composer
Solomon Burke Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Arthur Conley Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
Al Green Composer
Donny Hathaway Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Wilson Pickett Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Rufus Thomas Composer
King Curtis Composer
Jimmy Campbell Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Archie Bell Composer
Don Covay Composer
Phil Hurtt Composer
General Johnson Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Willie Mitchell Composer
Eugene Record Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Kenny Young Composer
Charles Wright Composer
Leroy Hutson Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Thom Bell Composer
Ronnie Caldwell Composer
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Carl Cunningham Composer
Ronald Dunbar Composer
Bobby Eli Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Phalon Jones Composer
Charles McCormick Composer
E. Miller Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
David Porter Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Sir Mack Rice Composer
Lewis Steinberg Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Jerry Wexler Composer
Teddy White Composer
Andrew Wright Composer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
James Alexander Composer
Peter Doggett Liner Notes
Bert Russell Composer
Clarence Reid Composer
J. Russell Compilation Coordinator
Richard Poindexter Composer
Robert Poindexter Composer
Melvin Steals Composer
Harry Woods Composer
Vinnie Barrett Composer
Calvin Lewis Composer
Sherman Marshall Composer
Renald Richard Composer
Billy Buttier Composer
Harry Connelly Composer
Edyth Wayne Composer
Albert Wiles Compilation Coordinator
Jackie Members Composer
Matthias Bauss Compilation Coordinator
Jeremy Cooper Mastering
Arthur Resnick Composer
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