Superbad!: The Soul of the City

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
If you are looking for a rock-solid collection of superfly '70s funk and soul, you could do a lot worse for yourself than picking up Superbad!: The Soul of the City. So many of the big hits are here: Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft," War's "Low Rider," James Brown's "The Big Payback," and the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers." Plus there are a couple of less well-known artists who contribute great songs: Joe Simon with "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" and William DeVaughn with "Be Thankful for What You Got." Listeners are most definitely in for a funky good time when they slide this into their CD player. A complaint one might have is that there is not a single female artist in sight. Here ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
If you are looking for a rock-solid collection of superfly '70s funk and soul, you could do a lot worse for yourself than picking up Superbad!: The Soul of the City. So many of the big hits are here: Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft," War's "Low Rider," James Brown's "The Big Payback," and the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers." Plus there are a couple of less well-known artists who contribute great songs: Joe Simon with "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" and William DeVaughn with "Be Thankful for What You Got." Listeners are most definitely in for a funky good time when they slide this into their CD player. A complaint one might have is that there is not a single female artist in sight. Here are a few names: Betty Wright, Lyn Collins, Laura Lee, and Aretha Franklin. It seems a crime not to have included at least one of these funky females. Another complaint would be that instead of having two tracks by James Brown and two by the Temptations, the compilers could have found a spot for another worthy funk artist -- like Lyn Collins, for example. Still, if you want some funk this is a good place to start. Just make sure you get some Betty Wright too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583046724
  • Catalog Number: 83830
  • Sales rank: 94,846

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes (4:37)
  2. 2 Freddie's Dead - Curtis Mayfield (5:28)
  3. 3 Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye (3:52)
  4. 4 Theme from Cleopatra Jones - Mainstreeters (3:51)
  5. 5 Masterpiece - The Temptations (4:24)
  6. 6 Low Rider - Dionne Warwick (3:15)
  7. 7 Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack (3:51)
  8. 8 The Payback - James Brown (3:22)
  9. 9 Brother's Gonna Work It Out (4:48)
  10. 10 Back Stabbers - The O'Jays (3:10)
  11. 11 Are You Man Enough (3:26)
  12. 12 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) - Marvin Gaye (5:29)
  13. 13 Superfly - Curtis Mayfield (3:56)
  14. 14 Super Bad - James Brown (4:14)
  15. 15 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations (6:59)
  16. 16 Check Out Your Mind (3:29)
  17. 17 Sweetback's Theme - Melvin Van Peebles (3:25)
  18. 18 Be Thankful for What You Got (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Four Tops Track Performer
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
The Impressions Track Performer
Curtis Mayfield Track Performer
Joe Simon Track Performer
The Temptations Track Performer
William DeVaughn Track Performer
Isaac Hayes Track Performer
Willie Hutch Track Performer
Mainstreeters Track Performer
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Russ Freeman Composer
Al Smith Composer
John Morthland Liner Notes
Joe Sasfy Producer
Robert Hull Executive Producer
Suzanne Manlove Creative Services Director
Emily Rollert Creative Coordinator
James Nyx Composer
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