Smooth Soul [Time Life]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583406221
  • Catalog Number: 26524
  • Sales rank: 199,637

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'll Be Around - The Spinners (3:12)
  2. 2 Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville (2:41)
  3. 3 Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton (3:50)
  4. 4 Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (3:44)
  5. 5 I Found a Love - Wilson Pickett (2:33)
  6. 6 When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge (2:50)
  7. 7 Angel - Aretha Franklin (4:27)
  8. 8 Patches - Clarence Carter (3:09)
  9. 9 Thin Line Between Love and Hate - The Persuaders (3:23)
  10. 10 Love Makes the World Go 'Round - Deon Jackson (2:28)
  11. 11 I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding (3:13)
  12. 12 Baby, I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis (2:30)
  13. 13 Cry to Me - Betty Harris (3:14)
  14. 14 Tonight's the Night - Solomon Burke (2:40)
  15. 15 Just One Look - Doris Troy (2:29)
  16. 16 Stay with Me - Lorraine Ellison (3:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 One of a Kind (Love Affair) - The Spinners (3:20)
  2. 2 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin (2:43)
  3. 3 I'm in Love - Wilson Pickett (2:30)
  4. 4 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram (3:36)
  5. 5 Slip Away - Clarence Carter (2:29)
  6. 6 Walk on By - Dionne Warwick (2:52)
  7. 7 Natural High - Bloodstone (4:54)
  8. 8 Love on a Two-Way Street - The Moments (3:45)
  9. 9 Make Me Your Baby - Barbara Lewis (2:31)
  10. 10 Release Me - Esther Phillips (3:18)
  11. 11 Hypnotized - Linda Jones (2:38)
  12. 12 That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha - Bobby Womack (5:12)
  13. 13 If You Need Me - Solomon Burke (2:32)
  14. 14 B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas (2:49)
  15. 15 Pain in My Heart - Otis Redding (2:24)
  16. 16 When Something Is Wrong with My Baby - Sam & Dave (3:16)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5 (3:02)
  2. 2 Baby I Need Your loving - The Four Tops (2:45)
  3. 3 My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder (2:53)
  4. 4 Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) (3:49)
  5. 5 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Tammi Terrell (2:16)
  6. 6 Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes (2:53)
  7. 7 Ooo Baby Baby - The Miracles (2:45)
  8. 8 It's a Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown (2:48)
  9. 9 Funny (How Time Slips Away) - Joe Hinton (3:05)
  10. 10 Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters (3:27)
  11. 11 Turn Back the Hands of Time - Tyrone Davis (2:57)
  12. 12 Sitting in the Park - Billy Stewart (3:17)
  13. 13 Woman's Gotta Have It - Bobby Womack (3:31)
  14. 14 What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) - The Tams (2:01)
  15. 15 Searching for My Love - Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces (2:30)
  16. 16 I Had a Talk with My Man Last Night - Mitty Collier (2:51)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Marvin Gaye (2:59)
  2. 2 I'm Still in Love with You - Al Green (3:13)
  3. 3 Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (3:30)
  4. 4 My Guy - Mary Wells (2:52)
  5. 5 Crying Time - Ray Charles (2:58)
  6. 6 There'll Come a Time - Betty Everett (2:44)
  7. 7 Oh, What a Night - The Dells (4:05)
  8. 8 Woman to Woman - Shirley Brown (3:55)
  9. 9 Baby, I'm for Real - The Originals (3:16)
  10. 10 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin (2:58)
  11. 11 You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics (4:46)
  12. 12 Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman (3:35)
  13. 13 Baby, Baby Don't Cry - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (3:57)
  14. 14 Since I Lost My Baby (2:53)
  15. 15 Mama Didn't Lie - Jan Bradley (2:03)
  16. 16 Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway (2:49)
Disc 5
  1. 1 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - Marvin Gaye (2:57)
  2. 2 I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 (3:59)
  3. 3 The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles (2:52)
  4. 4 Stay in My Corner - The Dells (6:10)
  5. 5 The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King (5:26)
  6. 6 Our Day Will Come - Ruby & the Romantics (2:30)
  7. 7 Two Lovers - Mary Wells (2:46)
  8. 8 I'm So Proud - The Impressions (2:48)
  9. 9 My Girl (2:43)
  10. 10 You're All I Need to Get By - Tammi Terrell (2:50)
  11. 11 Betcha by Golly, Wow - Russell Thompkins Jr. (3:18)
  12. 12 Love Is a Hurtin' Thing - Lou Rawls (2:13)
  13. 13 Never Give You Up - Jerry Butler (3:06)
  14. 14 My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) - David Ruffin (3:29)
  15. 15 What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - Junior Walker & the All-Stars (2:27)
  16. 16 Jealous Kind of Fella - Garland Green (2:51)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & the Supremes (3:28)
  2. 2 You Really Got a Hold on Me - The Miracles (2:53)
  3. 3 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (4:53)
  4. 4 Sunny - Bobby Hebb (2:42)
  5. 5 I Wish It Would Rain (2:46)
  6. 6 If I Were Your Woman - Gladys Knight & the Pips (3:11)
  7. 7 Have You Seen Her - The Chi-Lites (5:10)
  8. 8 Love Makes a Woman - Barbara Acklin (2:58)
  9. 9 In the Rain - The Dramatics (5:08)
  10. 10 The Bells - The Originals (3:02)
  11. 11 Let's Go Get Stoned - Ray Charles (2:56)
  12. 12 I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye (2:47)
  13. 13 That's the Way Love Is - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:32)
  14. 14 I Do Love You - Billy Stewart (3:02)
  15. 15 Nothing Takes the Place of You - Toussaint McCall (3:06)
  16. 16 Rainbow '65, Pt. 1 - Gene Chandler (6:02)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers (2:05)
  2. 2 Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips (4:40)
  3. 3 Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (4:46)
  4. 4 If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:26)
  5. 5 Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient (3:18)
  6. 6 Hurt So Bad - Little Anthony & the Imperials (2:17)
  7. 7 Close Your Eyes - Peaches & Herb (2:36)
  8. 8 The Chokin' Kind - Joe Simon (2:41)
  9. 9 La-La Means I Love You - The Delfonics (3:19)
  10. 10 Cowboys to Girls - The Intruders (2:37)
  11. 11 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderley (5:13)
  12. 12 Yes, I'm Ready - Barbara Mason (3:07)
  13. 13 Oh No, Not My Baby - Maxine Brown (2:36)
  14. 14 Dry Your Eyes - Brenda & the Tabulations (2:50)
  15. 15 The Love of My Man - Theola Kilgore (3:15)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Let's Stay Together - Al Green (3:18)
  2. 2 Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight & the Pips (3:44)
  3. 3 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) - The Delfonics (3:22)
  4. 4 The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:44)
  5. 5 Going in Circles - The Friends of Distinction (4:14)
  6. 6 Little Green Apples - O.C. Smith (3:55)
  7. 7 Lean on Me - Bill Withers (4:19)
  8. 8 Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um - Major Lance (2:21)
  9. 9 The Dark End of the Street - James Carr (2:34)
  10. 10 Piece of My Heart - Erma Franklin (2:39)
  11. 11 You'll Lose a Good Thing - Barbara Lynn (2:21)
  12. 12 I'm Your Puppet - James Purify (3:00)
  13. 13 Hold What You've Got - Joe Tex (3:06)
  14. 14 Are You Lonely for Me Baby - Freddie Scott (3:10)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Groove Me - King Floyd (3:00)
  2. 2 I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers (4:45)
  3. 3 Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight (2:44)
  4. 4 Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor (2:49)
  5. 5 We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton (2:38)
  6. 6 Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You - Wilson Pickett (2:50)
  7. 7 Rescue Me - Fontella Bass (2:51)
  8. 8 Tired of Being Alone - Al Green (2:51)
  9. 9 It Hurts So Good - Millie Jackson (3:28)
  10. 10 Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:30)
  11. 11 Got to Get You Off My Mind - Solomon Burke (2:00)
  12. 12 Starting All Over Again - Mel & Tim (3:35)
  13. 13 Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo (2:52)
Disc 10
  1. 1 I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown (2:47)
  2. 2 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight & the Pips (2:44)
  3. 3 Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers (3:33)
  4. 4 Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright (2:47)
  5. 5 Power of Love - Joe Simon (2:57)
  6. 6 Part-Time Love - Little Johnny Taylor (3:49)
  7. 7 Tell Mama - Etta James (2:21)
  8. 8 Don't Play That Song (You Lied) - Aretha Franklin (2:57)
  9. 9 Can I Change My Mind - Tyrone Davis (2:47)
  10. 10 Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor (3:01)
  11. 11 I Want To (Do Everything for You) - Joe Tex (2:10)
  12. 12 Lookin' for a Love - Bobby Womack (2:37)
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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 Jr. 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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