Sweet Soul Music: 1961

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The year 1961 ushered in more than just a new decade -- it heralded a new era in black popular music as the gritty, street-smart sound of postwar R&B gave way to the smooth, sophisticated approach spearheaded by Motown Records. The first entry in Bear Family's ten-volume Sweet Soul Music lays the foundation for the transformation to follow, cherry picking formative classics from then-fledgling Motown the Miracles' "Shop Around" and Stax Carla Thomas' "Shop Around", the Memphis label that would prove its greatest creative rival -- spanning across the U.S., from New Orleans Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-in-Law" to Chicago the Impressions' "Gypsy Woman" to New York City the ...
See more details below
CD
$37.99
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$39.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $16.35   
  • New (1) from $16.35   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The year 1961 ushered in more than just a new decade -- it heralded a new era in black popular music as the gritty, street-smart sound of postwar R&B gave way to the smooth, sophisticated approach spearheaded by Motown Records. The first entry in Bear Family's ten-volume Sweet Soul Music lays the foundation for the transformation to follow, cherry picking formative classics from then-fledgling Motown the Miracles' "Shop Around" and Stax Carla Thomas' "Shop Around", the Memphis label that would prove its greatest creative rival -- spanning across the U.S., from New Orleans Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-in-Law" to Chicago the Impressions' "Gypsy Woman" to New York City the Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", the collection also encompasses all of the major U.S. R&B labels, negotiating the licensing snafus that undermine these types of anthologies to offer a true panoramic overview of soul's epic scope and scale. And it's packaged with Bear Family's usual attention to detail -- the mastering is pristine better than has ever been heard on even the major artists and the accompanying booklets are authoritative averaging 60 pages in length, stuffed with color photos, track-by-track commentary, and related recording data. The result is an anthology series that's as educational as it is entertaining.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127168672
  • Catalog Number: 16867
  • Sales rank: 110,873

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Watusi - The Vibrations (2:34)
  2. 2 Shop Around - The Miracles (2:48)
  3. 3 All in My Mind - Maxine Brown (2:33)
  4. 4 Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (2:41)
  5. 5 (I Don't Know Why) But I Do (2:20)
  6. 6 You Can Have Her - Roy Hamilton (2:47)
  7. 7 Rainin' in My Heart (2:35)
  8. 8 I Don't Want to Cry - Chuck Jackson (2:17)
  9. 9 Hide Away - Freddie King (2:37)
  10. 10 Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) (2:21)
  11. 11 Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters (2:35)
  12. 12 Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed (2:50)
  13. 13 Blue Moon - The Marcels (2:16)
  14. 14 Daddy's Home (2:53)
  15. 15 Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (2:25)
  16. 16 Driving Wheel - Junior Parker (2:37)
  17. 17 Tossin' and Turnin' - Joe Rene & Orchestra (2:21)
  18. 18 Every Beat of My Heart - Gladys Knight & the Pips (2:02)
  19. 19 Stand by Me - Ben E. King (2:59)
  20. 20 Raindrops (2:51)
  21. 21 My True Story - Joe Rene & Orchestra (2:32)
  22. 22 It's Gonna Work out Fine (3:02)
  23. 23 Last Night - The Mar-Keys (2:38)
  24. 24 I Like It Like That, Pt. 1 (1:54)
  25. 25 A Little Bit of Soap (2:11)
  26. 26 Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino (2:18)
  27. 27 Just out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) (2:48)
  28. 28 Ya Ya (2:23)
  29. 29 Please Mr. Postman (3:03)
  30. 30 Gypsy Woman - The Impressions (2:19)
  31. 31 Turn on Your Love Light - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:35)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Paul Gayten Composer
Freddie King Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Roosevelt Sykes Composer
Maxine Brown Composer
Lee Dorsey Composer
Chuck Jackson Composer
Chris Kenner Composer
Ben E. King Composer
Carole King Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Carla Thomas Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Dee Clark Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Al Smith Composer
Sonny Thompson Composer
Ritchie Adams Composer
Bill Cook Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Leroy Kirkland Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
The Mar-Keys Composer
James Moore Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Bert Russell Composer
Joe Seneca Composer
William Miller Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Georgia Dobbins Composer
Eugene Pitt Composer
Dave Booth Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Tape Research, Discographical Information
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
William Garrett Composer
Robert Guidry Composer
Robert Bateman Composer
Joseph Scott Composer
James Sheppard Composer
Virgil Stewart Composer
Leslie Temple Composer
Oscar Waltzer Composer
Fred Johnson Composer
James Johnson Composer
James Johnson Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann Photo Restoration
Erich H├╝lsenbeck Photo Restoration
Andreas Merck Photo Restoration
Freddie Gorman Composer
Malou Rene Composer
Shirley Hall Milkoff Composer
James Lee Composer
William "Smokey" Robinson Composer
Deadrick Malone Composer
Antoine Domino Composer
Gypsy Mayfield Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously