Sweet Soul Music: 1968

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A sequel of sorts to Bear Family's amazing R&B series Blowin' the Fuse -- which covered the growth of R&B from 1945 to 1960 and its evolution into soul -- the Sweet Soul Music series picks things up from there, and charts the unfolding of soul music in all of its incarnations from 1961 to 1970 through ten wonderfully packaged and assembled sets arranged chronologically and drawing on all of the music's major players, from Motown and Chess to Stax and Atlantic and beyond. It's an impressive achievement in licensing and vision, and each volume features Bear Family's usual care and attention to detail, but what makes it all work, of course, is the music, which is as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A sequel of sorts to Bear Family's amazing R&B series Blowin' the Fuse -- which covered the growth of R&B from 1945 to 1960 and its evolution into soul -- the Sweet Soul Music series picks things up from there, and charts the unfolding of soul music in all of its incarnations from 1961 to 1970 through ten wonderfully packaged and assembled sets arranged chronologically and drawing on all of the music's major players, from Motown and Chess to Stax and Atlantic and beyond. It's an impressive achievement in licensing and vision, and each volume features Bear Family's usual care and attention to detail, but what makes it all work, of course, is the music, which is as delightful to hear as it is historically vital. This volume covers the year 1968 and includes classics like Smokey Robinson's "I Second That Emotion," Sam & Dave's "I Thank You," Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," the Temptations' "Cloud Nine," and so much more. Every track shines and reveals new joys by affiliation -- listening to these 29 sides is like time traveling back to a beautiful summer's night and a long drive with the top down. This is what Bear Family does so well, turning out collections of essential music lovingly assembled, remastered, and restored. Sweet is exactly the right word for each of the ten volumes in this series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/2009
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051697327
  • Catalog Number: 16973

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson (2:44)
  2. 2 I'm in Love (2:29)
  3. 3 (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days (2:36)
  4. 4 (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (2:40)
  5. 5 We're a Winner (2:22)
  6. 6 Dance to the Music (2:57)
  7. 7 The End of Our Road (2:17)
  8. 8 Cowboys to Girls (2:38)
  9. 9 I Thank You (2:53)
  10. 10 Tighten Up, Pt. 1 - Drells (3:08)
  11. 11 Take Time to Know Her - Percy Sledge (3:02)
  12. 12 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Tammi Terrell (2:14)
  13. 13 Lover's Holiday - Jo Jo Benson (2:46)
  14. 14 (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (2:23)
  15. 15 Funky Street (2:26)
  16. 16 Stay in My Corner (3:06)
  17. 17 I've Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) (2:40)
  18. 18 Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela (2:37)
  19. 19 Slip Away (2:29)
  20. 20 Love Makes a Woman (2:56)
  21. 21 Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pt. 1 (3:01)
  22. 22 Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do (2:04)
  23. 23 Girl Watcher (2:34)
  24. 24 The Snake (3:26)
  25. 25 Hey, Western Union Man (2:42)
  26. 26 Soulful Strut (2:57)
  27. 27 Who's Making Love (2:47)
  28. 28 Cloud Nine - The Temptations (3:30)
  29. 29 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (3:14)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Arthur Conley Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Archie Bell Composer
Wade Flemons Composer
Eugene Record Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Marcus Daniel Composer
Steve Davis Composer
Charlie Foxx Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
David Porter Composer
Sonny Sanders Composer
Earl Simms Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Gerald Sims Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Yvonne Williams Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
William Armstrong Composer
Brooks O'Dell Composer
Wayne Pittman Composer
Clarence Reid Composer
Dave Booth Reissue Producer, Tape Research, Discographical Information
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Alfred Ellis Composer
Cliff Thomas Composer
Billy Buttier Composer
Philemon Hou Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer Photo Scanning
Willie Clarke Composer
Alvertis Isbell Composer
Wilbur Terrell Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Ted White Composer
Bob McRee Composer
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