Smooth Soul [Time Life]

Smooth Soul [Time Life]


There's far too much sweat and grit in dozens of these songs to justify Smooth Soul as an appropriate title. There's plenty of smooth soul here, though. In fact, there are several varieties of soul across this ten-disc, 150-track box set from Time Life. Most of what is here is essential, including the…  See more details below


There's far too much sweat and grit in dozens of these songs to justify Smooth Soul as an appropriate title. There's plenty of smooth soul here, though. In fact, there are several varieties of soul across this ten-disc, 150-track box set from Time Life. Most of what is here is essential, including the Spinners' "I'll Be Around," Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness," Luther Ingram's "If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)," Bloodstone's "Natural High," Aretha Franklin's "You Make Me Feel Like (A Natural Woman)," and, perhaps the least smooth of all, James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)." Several artists appear between two and four times, so the box could be more diverse, but this makes for a quality building block of late-'60s and early-'70s R&B.

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Release Date:
Time Life Records


Disc 1

  1. I'll Be Around  -  Spinners
  2. Tell It Like It Is  - Aaron Neville
  3. Rainy Night in Georgia  - Brook Benton
  4. Try a Little Tenderness  - Otis Redding
  5. I Found a Love  - Wilson Pickett
  6. When a Man Loves a Woman  - Percy Sledge
  7. Angel  - Aretha Franklin
  8. Patches  - Clarence Carter
  9. Thin Line Between Love and Hate  -  Persuaders
  10. Love Makes the World Go 'Round  - Deon Jackson
  11. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)  - Otis Redding
  12. Baby, I'm Yours  - Barbara Lewis
  13. Cry to Me  - Betty Harris
  14. Tonight's the Night  - Solomon Burke
  15. Just One Look  - Doris Troy
  16. Stay with Me  - Lorraine Ellison

Disc 2

  1. One of a Kind (Love Affair)  -  Spinners
  2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman  - Aretha Franklin
  3. I'm in Love  - Wilson Pickett
  4. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right  - Luther Ingram
  5. Slip Away  - Clarence Carter
  6. Walk on By  - Dionne Warwick
  7. Natural High  -  Bloodstone
  8. Love on a Two-Way Street  -  Moments
  9. Make Me Your Baby  - Barbara Lewis
  10. Release Me  - Esther Phillips
  11. Hypnotized  - Linda Jones
  12. That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha  - Bobby Womack
  13. If You Need Me  - Solomon Burke
  14. B-A-B-Y  - Carla Thomas
  15. Pain in My Heart  - Otis Redding
  16. When Something Is Wrong with My Baby  -  Sam & Dave

Disc 3

  1. Never Can Say Goodbye  -  Jackson 5
  2. Baby I Need Your loving  -  Four Tops
  3. My Cherie Amour  - Stevie Wonder
  4. Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
  5. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing  - Tammi Terrell
  6. Stop! In the Name of Love  -  Supremes
  7. Ooo Baby Baby  -  Miracles
  8. It's a Man's Man's Man's World  - James Brown
  9. Funny (How Time Slips Away)  - Joe Hinton
  10. Cry Baby  -  Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters
  11. Turn Back the Hands of Time  - Tyrone Davis
  12. Sitting in the Park  - Billy Stewart
  13. Woman's Gotta Have It  - Bobby Womack
  14. What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)  -  Tams
  15. Searching for My Love  -  Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces
  16. I Had a Talk with My Man Last Night  - Mitty Collier

Disc 4

  1. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby  - Marvin Gaye
  2. I'm Still in Love with You  -  Green
  3. Oh Girl  -  Chi-Lites
  4. My Guy  - Mary Wells
  5. Crying Time  - Ray Charles
  6. There'll Come a Time  - Betty Everett
  7. Oh, What a Night  -  Dells
  8. Woman to Woman  - Shirley Brown
  9. Baby, I'm for Real  -  Originals
  10. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted  - Jimmy Ruffin
  11. You Make Me Feel Brand New  -  Stylistics
  12. Hey There Lonely Girl  - Eddie Holman
  13. Baby, Baby Don't Cry  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  14. Since I Lost My Baby
  15. Mama Didn't Lie  - Jan Bradley
  16. Every Little Bit Hurts  - Brenda Holloway

Disc 5

  1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)  - Marvin Gaye
  2. I'll Be There  -  Jackson 5
  3. The Tracks of My Tears  -  Miracles
  4. Stay in My Corner  -  Dells
  5. The Thrill Is Gone  - B.B. King
  6. Our Day Will Come  -  Ruby & the Romantics
  7. Two Lovers  - Mary Wells
  8. I'm So Proud  -  Impressions
  9. My Girl
  10. You're All I Need to Get By  - Tammi Terrell
  11. Betcha by Golly, Wow  - Russell Thompkins
  12. Love Is a Hurtin' Thing  - Lou Rawls
  13. Never Give You Up  - Jerry Butler
  14. My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)  - David Ruffin
  15. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)  -  Junior Walker & the All-Stars
  16. Jealous Kind of Fella  - Garland Green

Disc 6

  1. Someday We'll Be Together  -  Diana Ross & the Supremes
  2. You Really Got a Hold on Me  -  Miracles
  3. Let's Get It On  - Marvin Gaye
  4. Sunny  - Bobby Hebb
  5. I Wish It Would Rain
  6. If I Were Your Woman  -  Gladys Knight & the Pips
  7. Have You Seen Her  -  Chi-Lites
  8. Love Makes a Woman  - Barbara Acklin
  9. In the Rain  -  Dramatics
  10. The Bells  -  Originals
  11. Let's Go Get Stoned  - Ray Charles
  12. I'll Be Doggone  - Marvin Gaye
  13. That's the Way Love Is  - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  14. I Do Love You  - Billy Stewart
  15. Nothing Takes the Place of You  - Toussaint McCall
  16. Rainbow '65, Pt. 1  - Gene Chandler

Disc 7

  1. Ain't No Sunshine  - Bill Withers
  2. Midnight Train to Georgia  -  Gladys Knight & the Pips
  3. Me and Mrs. Jones  - Billy Paul
  4. If You Don't Know Me by Now  -  Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
  5. Everybody Plays the Fool  -  Main Ingredient
  6. Hurt So Bad  -  Little Anthony & the Imperials
  7. Close Your Eyes  -  Peaches & Herb
  8. The Chokin' Kind  - Joe Simon
  9. La-La Means I Love You  -  Delfonics
  10. Cowboys to Girls  -  Intruders
  11. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy  - Cannonball Adderley
  12. Yes, I'm Ready  - Barbara Mason
  13. Oh No, Not My Baby  - Maxine Brown
  14. Dry Your Eyes  -  Brenda & the Tabulations
  15. The Love of My Man  - Theola Kilgore

Disc 8

  1. Let's Stay Together  -  Green
  2. Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me  -  Gladys Knight & the Pips
  3. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)  -  Delfonics
  4. The Love I Lost  -  Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
  5. Going in Circles  -  Friends of Distinction
  6. Little Green Apples  - O.C. Smith
  7. Lean on Me  - Bill Withers
  8. Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um  - Major Lance
  9. The Dark End of the Street  - James Carr
  10. Piece of My Heart  - Erma Franklin
  11. You'll Lose a Good Thing  - Barbara Lynn
  12. I'm Your Puppet  - James Purify
  13. Hold What You've Got  - Joe Tex
  14. Are You Lonely for Me Baby  - Freddie Scott

Disc 9

  1. Groove Me  - King Floyd
  2. I'll Take You There  -  Staple Singers
  3. Mr. Big Stuff  - Jean Knight
  4. Who's Making Love  - Johnnie Taylor
  5. We're Gonna Make It  - Little Milton
  6. Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You  - Wilson Pickett
  7. Rescue Me  - Fontella Bass
  8. Tired of Being Alone  -  Green
  9. It Hurts So Good  - Millie Jackson
  10. Ain't Nothing You Can Do  - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  11. Got to Get You Off My Mind  - Solomon Burke
  12. Starting All Over Again  -  Mel & Tim
  13. Baby Scratch My Back  - Slim Harpo

Disc 10

  1. I Got You (I Feel Good)  - James Brown
  2. I Heard It Through the Grapevine  -  Gladys Knight & the Pips
  3. Respect Yourself  -  Staple Singers
  4. Clean Up Woman  - Betty Wright
  5. Power of Love  - Joe Simon
  6. Part-Time Love  - Little Johnny Taylor
  7. Tell Mama  - Etta James
  8. Don't Play That Song (You Lied)  - Aretha Franklin
  9. Can I Change My Mind  - Tyrone Davis
  10. Wang Dang Doodle  - Koko Taylor
  11. I Want To (Do Everything for You)  - Joe Tex
  12. Lookin' for a Love  - Bobby Womack

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Solomon Burke   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Gene Chandler   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Joe Tex   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Bobby Womack   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
King Floyd   Composer
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Henry Cosby   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Charles McCardell   Liner Notes
Jerry Ragavoy   Composer
E. Record   Composer
B. Raleigh   Composer
William "Smokey" Robinson   Composer
W. Hutch   Composer
Nickolas Ashford   Composer

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