Solid Gold Soul Inspiration

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Time Life in the soul reissue business? That just can't be right. Well, by the looks of this fine mix and others, the answer is an enthusiastic yes. The theme this time out is inspiration, and there's plenty of it to be had. Whether in the gospel mode by Edwin Hawkins "Oh Happy Day" and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles "Abraham, Martin, and John" or by way of the black power vein compliments of the Impressions "Keep on Pushing" and Sounds of Blackness "Hold On Change Is Comin'", the grooves are solid and the charts are top-notch throughout. And with 14 more cuts to go and not just a few hits by the likes of the Staple Singers, Johnny Nash, Little Milton, the Commodores, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Time Life in the soul reissue business? That just can't be right. Well, by the looks of this fine mix and others, the answer is an enthusiastic yes. The theme this time out is inspiration, and there's plenty of it to be had. Whether in the gospel mode by Edwin Hawkins "Oh Happy Day" and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles "Abraham, Martin, and John" or by way of the black power vein compliments of the Impressions "Keep on Pushing" and Sounds of Blackness "Hold On Change Is Comin'", the grooves are solid and the charts are top-notch throughout. And with 14 more cuts to go and not just a few hits by the likes of the Staple Singers, Johnny Nash, Little Milton, the Commodores, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, this inspiring disc is the perfect soul entrée for fans who like a little purpose in their gettin' down.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2001
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583039122
  • Catalog Number: 18717
  • Sales rank: 78,970

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hold On (Change Is Comin') (4:04)
  2. 2 Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Al Green (4:18)
  3. 3 I'll Take You There (3:17)
  4. 4 Lean on Me (4:19)
  5. 5 Abraham, Martin and John (3:03)
  6. 6 People Get Ready (2:39)
  7. 7 Keep on Pushing (2:35)
  8. 8 Respect Yourself (3:33)
  9. 9 Optimistic (5:20)
  10. 10 I Can See Clearly Now (2:47)
  11. 11 It's All Right (2:51)
  12. 12 Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud) - James Brown (2:50)
  13. 13 We're Gonna Make It (2:38)
  14. 14 Don't Give Up - Island Inspirational All Star (3:59)
  15. 15 Wake up Everybody (3:41)
  16. 16 A Change Is Gonna Come - The Mighty Clouds of Joy (3:35)
  17. 17 Jesus Is Love - The Commodores (4:58)
  18. 18 Oh Happy Day - Edwin Hawkins (5:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sounds of Blackness Track Performer
The Commodores Track Performer
Al Green Track Performer
The Impressions Track Performer
The Staple Singers Track Performer
Bill Withers Track Performer
Little Milton Track Performer
Johnny Nash Track Performer
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Track Performer
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Track Performer
Technical Credits
Carl Smith Composer
Steve Wariner Composer
James Brown Composer
Gene Clark Composer
Bobby Womack Composer
Pee Wee Ellis Composer
Bill LaBounty Composer
Edwin Hawkins Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Levi Seacer Jr. Composer
Billy Steele Composer
Larry Troutman Composer
Roger Composer
Bill Rinehart Composer
William Becton Composer
Clarence Reid Composer
Joe Sasfy Producer
Billy Davis Composer
Alfred Ellis Composer
Robert Hull Executive Producer
Ron Rice Mastering
Willie Clarke Composer
Suzanne Manlove Director
Freddie Szilagi Director
Linda Rolla Creative Services Coordinator
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