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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This three-disc set by Goldies packaging together some of the greatest names in the history of soul promises original artists and that's what you get. What you don't get are the original performances. All of these songs have been re-recorded for television appearances, later greatest-hits compilations, reunion tours, and live performances. That said, it can be heartbreaking to hear a version of "People Get Ready" by the Impressions without Jerry Butler, or Ben E. King drag a line or two in "Stand by Me," or a choir even bigger than the one on the original single take Edwin Hawkins' "Oh Happy Day," and blow it out of proportion, losing the more subtle aspects of the original....
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This three-disc set by Goldies packaging together some of the greatest names in the history of soul promises original artists and that's what you get. What you don't get are the original performances. All of these songs have been re-recorded for television appearances, later greatest-hits compilations, reunion tours, and live performances. That said, it can be heartbreaking to hear a version of "People Get Ready" by the Impressions without Jerry Butler, or Ben E. King drag a line or two in "Stand by Me," or a choir even bigger than the one on the original single take Edwin Hawkins' "Oh Happy Day," and blow it out of proportion, losing the more subtle aspects of the original. One cannot recommend this set to anyone who is emotionally or critically invested in historic performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/2000
  • Label: Goldies Records
  • EAN: 8712177030859
  • Catalog Number: 25333

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soul Man - Sam & Dave (2:56)
  2. 2 Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner (2:40)
  3. 3 The Bells - James Brown & His Famous Flames (3:01)
  4. 4 Yes, I'm Ready - Barbara Mason (8:53)
  5. 5 If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:29)
  6. 6 T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) - MFSB (3:39)
  7. 7 Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville (3:07)
  8. 8 I've Got to Use My Imagination - Gladys Knight & the Pips (3:27)
  9. 9 People Get Ready - The Impressions (2:38)
  10. 10 Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl (2:45)
  11. 11 Get on Up - The Esquires (2:26)
  12. 12 Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson (2:58)
  13. 13 Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (3:33)
  14. 14 Stand by Me - Ben E. King (2:58)
  15. 15 Piece of My Heart - Erma Franklin (2:35)
  16. 16 Wake up Everybody, Pt. 1 - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner (2:43)
  2. 2 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson (2:56)
  3. 3 Soul Serenade - King Curtis (3:00)
  4. 4 It's All Right - The Impressions (2:59)
  5. 5 Warm and Tender Love - Percy Sledge (3:07)
  6. 6 Cold Sweat - James Brown (2:11)
  7. 7 Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight (4:38)
  8. 8 (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People - The Chi-Lites (3:41)
  9. 9 When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees (2:55)
  10. 10 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers (3:38)
  11. 11 I'm Laughing to Keep from Crying - The Isley Brothers (1:57)
  12. 12 To Be Loved - Jackie Wilson (2:28)
  13. 13 But It's Alright - J.J. Jackson (2:43)
  14. 14 No Place to Hide - Betty Everett (2:38)
  15. 15 If You Need Me - Solomon Burke (2:29)
  16. 16 So Much in Love - The Tymes (2:19)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown (3:25)
  2. 2 We're a Winner - The Impressions (2:23)
  3. 3 Something's Got a Hold on Me - Etta James (2:48)
  4. 4 You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison (2:09)
  5. 5 Just One Look - Doris Payne (2:21)
  6. 6 Nobody But Me - The Isley Brothers (2:17)
  7. 7 Got to Get You off My Mind - Solomon Burke (2:07)
  8. 8 Doctor's Orders - Carol Douglas (3:29)
  9. 9 Show and Tell - Al Wilson (3:29)
  10. 10 You Little Trustmaker - The Tymes (2:40)
  11. 11 The Love I Lost, Pt. 1 - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:35)
  12. 12 I Love You for All Seasons - The Fuzz (3:05)
  13. 13 Let's Straighten It Out - Latimore (3:20)
  14. 14 Oh Happy Day - The Edwin Hawkins Singers (4:43)
  15. 15 Lookin' for a Love - Bobby Womack (2:45)
  16. 16 Turn Back the Hands of Time - Tyrone Davis (2:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Etta James Track Performer
Solomon Burke Track Performer
The Chi-Lites Track Performer
Tyrone Davis Track Performer
The Impressions Track Performer
The Isley Brothers Track Performer
Ben E. King Track Performer
Latimore Track Performer
Aaron Neville Track Performer
The Righteous Brothers Track Performer
Sam & Dave Track Performer
Percy Sledge Track Performer
The Three Degrees Track Performer
Ike & Tina Turner Track Performer
Jackie Wilson Track Performer
Bobby Womack Track Performer
Gene Allison Track Performer
Carol Douglas Track Performer
Betty Everett Track Performer
Erma Franklin Track Performer
J.J. Jackson Track Performer
Barbara Mason Track Performer
The Tymes Track Performer
Doris Payne Track Performer
The Edwin Hawkins Singers Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips Track Performer
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Track Performer
Technical Credits
James Brown Composer
Wilson Pickett Composer
Pee Wee Ellis Composer
Dee Ervin Composer
J.J. Jackson Composer
Edwin Hawkins Composer
Sonny Sanders Composer
Pierre Tubbs Composer
J.B. Willingham Composer
James Alexander Composer
Sheila Young Composer
Bobby Robinson Composer
Robert Bateman Composer
Zelda Samuels Composer
Ida Irral Berger Composer
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