Sweet Soul Music: Voices from the Shadows

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
An audio companion of sorts to Peter Guralnick's excellent book on Southern soul, Sweet Soul Music, this 15-track compilation takes in some of the best and relatively obscure soul tracks cut by the likes of Atlantic, Hi, and even Sun Records. The scene is Memphis, AL, and a few other Southern locales; the music is raw and smoldering, resplendent with those indelible Stax and Muscle Shoals-issue charts and grooves. Besides top-notch selections by such southern singing royalty as Solomon Burke, Don Covay, and James Carr, the disc delivers rare gems like the Invincibles' harmony scorcher "Heart Full of Love," the Enchanters' Northern soul turn "I Paid for the Party," Aretha ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
An audio companion of sorts to Peter Guralnick's excellent book on Southern soul, Sweet Soul Music, this 15-track compilation takes in some of the best and relatively obscure soul tracks cut by the likes of Atlantic, Hi, and even Sun Records. The scene is Memphis, AL, and a few other Southern locales; the music is raw and smoldering, resplendent with those indelible Stax and Muscle Shoals-issue charts and grooves. Besides top-notch selections by such southern singing royalty as Solomon Burke, Don Covay, and James Carr, the disc delivers rare gems like the Invincibles' harmony scorcher "Heart Full of Love," the Enchanters' Northern soul turn "I Paid for the Party," Aretha Franklin's sanctified ballad "My Song," and the Soul Brothers Six and Arthur Alexander's upbeat groover "Some Kind of Wonderful." A solid shot for soul fans ready to move beyond the hits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/1992
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992673129
  • Catalog Number: 26731

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 True Love Travels on a Gravel Road (2:46)
  2. 2 Nickel and a Nail (3:45)
  3. 3 My Song (3:30)
  4. 4 Crying in the Streets - George Perkins (3:21)
  5. 5 Separation Line (3:57)
  6. 6 Some Kind of Wonderful (2:41)
  7. 7 Rainbow Road - Arthur Alexander (3:27)
  8. 8 She's About a Mover (3:01)
  9. 9 Heart Full of Love (2:04)
  10. 10 Hold on (To What We've Got) (2:59)
  11. 11 Losing Boy - Eddy "G" Giles (3:15)
  12. 12 I Paid for the Party (2:53)
  13. 13 I Stayed Away Too Long (2:39)
  14. 14 The Greatest Love (2:36)
  15. 15 It's in the Wind - Don Covay & the Goodtimers (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Arthur Alexander Track Performer
Solomon Burke Track Performer
James Carr Track Performer
Otis Clay Track Performer
Aretha Franklin Track Performer
Laura Lee Track Performer
Percy Sledge Track Performer
O.V. Wright Track Performer
The Enchanters Track Performer
Judy Clay Track Performer
George Perkins Track Performer
Silver Stars Track Performer
Soul Brothers Six Track Performer
Don Covay & the Goodtimers Track Performer
Invincibles Track Performer
Technical Credits
Willie Mitchell Producer
Dan Penn Producer
Tommy Cogbill Producer
Tommy Couch Producer
Dave Crawford Producer
Tom Dowd Producer
Peter Guralnick Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Rick Hall Producer
Bill Inglot Mastering
Joe McEwen Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Chips Moman Producer
Jerry Puckett Producer
Jerry Ragovoy Producer
Garry Sherman Arranger
Jerry Wexler Producer
Quin Ivy Producer
Dave Crawford Producer
Jimmy Angel Producer
Thomas Couch Producer
Ebb Tide Producer
Ron Shaab Producer
Daniel Hersch Mastering
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