Sweet Soul of the '70s [Time Life]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Not everything on this 11-disc Time-Life box set qualifies as sweet soul. There's some hard-edged soul, disco, and a little funk. Nevertheless, it's a good resource for anyone who needs to plunge into popular rhythm & blues from the '70s. Artists like the Spinners, the Commodores, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes appear several times, and Tavares appear more often than Stevie Wonder, but there's still a wide scope of contributors: most of the era's big names, in fact. There's no apparent emphasis on any part of the decade; the early, middle, and late years are well represented. A significant chunk of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Not everything on this 11-disc Time-Life box set qualifies as sweet soul. There's some hard-edged soul, disco, and a little funk. Nevertheless, it's a good resource for anyone who needs to plunge into popular rhythm & blues from the '70s. Artists like the Spinners, the Commodores, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes appear several times, and Tavares appear more often than Stevie Wonder, but there's still a wide scope of contributors: most of the era's big names, in fact. There's no apparent emphasis on any part of the decade; the early, middle, and late years are well represented. A significant chunk of the selections is essential, including Earth, Wind & Fire's "That's the Way of the World," Norman Connors' "You Are My Starship," Gaye's "What's Going On," the Delfonics' "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," and the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583322422
  • Catalog Number: 25063

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody Plays The Fool - The Main Ingredient (3:24)
  2. 2 Turn Off The Lights - Teddy Pendergrass (3:38)
  3. 3 I Love Music, Pt. 1 - The O'Jays (3:36)
  4. 4 Midnight Train To Georgia - The Pips (4:40)
  5. 5 What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell (4:47)
  6. 6 After The Love Has Gone - Earth, Wind & Fire (4:28)
  7. 7 Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me - The Pips (3:46)
  8. 8 For The Love Of Money - The O'Jays (3:43)
  9. 9 Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire (2:54)
  10. 10 I'll Never Love This Way Again - Dionne Warwick (3:28)
  11. 11 Dream Merchant - New Birth (4:26)
  12. 12 When We Get Married - New Birth (3:23)
  13. 13 O-o-h Child - The Five Stairsteps (3:15)
  14. 14 There's No Me Without You - The Manhattans (3:39)
  15. 15 Best Of My Love - The Emotions (3:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bad Luck, Pt. 1 - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:16)
  2. 2 Always and Forever - Heatwave (3:33)
  3. 3 That Lady, Pt. 1 - The Isley Brothers (3:18)
  4. 4 Kiss And Say Goodbye - The Manhattans (4:28)
  5. 5 I've Got To Use My Imagination - The Pips (3:31)
  6. 6 Let Me Make Love To You - The O'Jays (3:39)
  7. 7 The Groove Line - Heatwave (4:16)
  8. 8 The Greatest Love of All - George Benson (3:35)
  9. 9 Just Don't Want To Be Lonely - The Main Ingredient (3:34)
  10. 10 For the Love of You, Pts. 1 & 2 - The Isley Brothers (5:36)
  11. 11 I Wanna Know Your Name - The Intruders (5:51)
  12. 12 That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire (5:44)
  13. 13 The Way We Were/Try To Remember - The Pips (4:35)
  14. 14 Wildflower - New Birth (4:01)
  15. 15 Look At Me (I'm In Love) - The Moments (3:18)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (4:53)
  2. 2 Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) - The Four Tops (3:07)
  3. 3 Easy - The Commodores (4:18)
  4. 4 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations (6:59)
  5. 5 Neither One of Us (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) - The Pips (4:24)
  6. 6 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (3:52)
  7. 7 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder (2:47)
  8. 8 Walk Away From Love - David Ruffin (3:18)
  9. 9 It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me - Barry White (3:33)
  10. 10 Nothing From Nothing - Billy Preston (2:39)
  11. 11 Touch Me In the Morning - Diana Ross (3:53)
  12. 12 Just To Be Close To You - The Commodores (3:18)
  13. 13 I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 (3:54)
  14. 14 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations (3:47)
  15. 15 Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5 (2:37)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (2:57)
  2. 2 Three Times a Lady - The Commodores (3:39)
  3. 3 I Want You - Marvin Gaye (3:58)
  4. 4 Still Water (Love) - The Four Tops (3:14)
  5. 5 Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe - Barry White (3:46)
  6. 6 Tell Me Something Good - Rufus (3:34)
  7. 7 Love Hangover - Diana Ross (3:49)
  8. 8 Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today) - The Temptations (4:08)
  9. 9 Love Ballad - L.T.D. (3:44)
  10. 10 Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol (3:55)
  11. 11 Got To Be There - Michael Jackson (3:24)
  12. 12 Car Wash - Rose Royce (3:16)
  13. 13 Got To Give It Up, Pt. 1 - Marvin Gaye (4:14)
  14. 14 The World is a Ghetto - War (4:03)
  15. 15 Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) - Diana Ross (3:25)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Mighty Love, Pt. 1 - The Spinners (3:16)
  2. 2 You Are Everything - The Stylistics (2:55)
  3. 3 Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin (3:13)
  4. 4 This Masquerade - George Benson (3:19)
  5. 5 We Are Family - Sister Sledge (3:36)
  6. 6 Never Can Say Goodbye - Isaac Hayes (5:09)
  7. 7 One Less Bell To Answer - The 5th Dimension (3:32)
  8. 8 I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers (3:16)
  9. 9 On Broadway - George Benson (5:08)
  10. 10 Something He Can Feel - Aretha Franklin (3:27)
  11. 11 Whatcha See is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics (3:33)
  12. 12 I'm Stone In Love With You - The Stylistics (3:20)
  13. 13 One of a Kind (Love Affair) - The Spinners (3:20)
  14. 14 Pillow Talk - Sylvia (4:07)
  15. 15 Stop To Start - Blue Magic (3:22)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Aretha Franklin (3:25)
  2. 2 Love On a Two-Way Street - The Moments (3:45)
  3. 3 Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation - The Dells (3:30)
  4. 4 In the Rain - The Dramatics (5:08)
  5. 5 Love Ballad - George Benson (4:18)
  6. 6 How Could I Let You Get Away - The Spinners (3:47)
  7. 7 Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes (3:17)
  8. 8 Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) - The Stylistics (2:55)
  9. 9 Spanish Harlem - Aretha Franklin (3:31)
  10. 10 Three Ring Circus - Blue Magic (5:16)
  11. 11 Superfly - Curtis Mayfield (3:56)
  12. 12 Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin (3:57)
  13. 13 Walking In Rhythm - The Blackbyrds (2:55)
  14. 14 Why Can't We Live Together - Timmy Thomas (3:54)
  15. 15 My Love - Margie Joseph (4:03)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston (3:45)
  2. 2 Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye (4:14)
  3. 3 Boogie Down - Eddie Kendricks (3:52)
  4. 4 Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson (4:27)
  5. 5 Special Lady - Ray, Goodman & Brown (3:40)
  6. 6 Still - The Commodores (3:45)
  7. 7 You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White (4:34)
  8. 8 I Wanna Get Next To You - Rose Royce (3:55)
  9. 9 (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right - Luther Ingram (3:27)
  10. 10 (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again - L.T.D. (4:39)
  11. 11 Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce (3:59)
  12. 12 Sweet Thing - Chaka Khan (3:20)
  13. 13 Lean On Me - Bill Withers (4:19)
  14. 14 Keep On Truckin', Pt. 1 - Eddie Kendricks (3:36)
  15. 15 Good Morning Heartache - Diana Ross (2:22)
Disc 8
  1. 1 This Will Be - Natalie Cole (2:52)
  2. 2 I'm So Into You - Peabo Bryson (5:50)
  3. 3 Let's Stay Together - Al Green (3:40)
  4. 4 Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (3:30)
  5. 5 Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel, Pt. 1 - Tavares (3:35)
  6. 6 It's You That I Need - Enchantment (6:02)
  7. 7 It Only Takes a Minute - Tavares (3:15)
  8. 8 Natural High - Bloodstone (4:09)
  9. 9 Tired of Being Alone - Al Green (2:43)
  10. 10 Gloria - Enchantment (3:27)
  11. 11 She's Gone - Tavares (3:40)
  12. 12 I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole (4:20)
  13. 13 Have You Seen Her - The Chi-Lites (5:08)
  14. 14 I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green (3:12)
  15. 15 Our Love - Natalie Cole (4:02)
  16. 16 Reaching For the Sky - Peabo Bryson (4:54)
  17. 17 Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton (3:23)
Disc 9
  1. 1 I Don't Love You Anymore - Teddy Pendergrass (4:01)
  2. 2 Love Train - The O'Jays (2:59)
  3. 3 Cowboys To Girls - The Intruders (2:38)
  4. 4 Let's Groove, Pt. 1 - Drells (6:01)
  5. 5 Close the Door - Teddy Pendergrass (3:34)
  6. 6 Back Stabbers - The O'Jays (3:08)
  7. 7 If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:27)
  8. 8 I'll Always Love My Mama, Pt. 2 - The Intruders (3:23)
  9. 9 Use Ta Be My Girl - The O'Jays (3:23)
  10. 10 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden (3:38)
  11. 11 You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls (3:32)
  12. 12 Me And Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (4:47)
  13. 13 Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King (2:58)
  14. 14 The Love I Lost, Pt. 1 - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:43)
  15. 15 The Soul City Walk - Drells (4:18)
  16. 16 Wake Up Everybody, Pt. 1 - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:40)
  17. 17 Tsop (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB (3:35)
  18. 18 When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees (2:58)
Disc 10
  1. 1 I'll Be Around - The Spinners (3:13)
  2. 2 Betcha By Golly, Wow - The Stylistics (3:49)
  3. 3 La-La-Means I Love You - The Delfonics (3:18)
  4. 4 Disco Inferno - The Trammps (3:35)
  5. 5 Sideshow - Blue Magic (4:10)
  6. 6 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners (4:12)
  7. 7 You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics (4:46)
  8. 8 Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris (3:46)
  9. 9 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) - The Delfonics (3:22)
  10. 10 Love Don't Love Nobody - The Spinners (3:33)
  11. 11 Armed and Extremely Dangerous - First Choice (2:45)
  12. 12 People Make the World Go Round - The Stylistics (3:31)
  13. 13 Right On the Tip of My Tongue - Brenda & the Tabulations (3:18)
  14. 14 Lady Marmalade - Labelle (3:20)
  15. 15 They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play) - The Spinners (4:42)
  16. 16 When You Get Right Down To It - The Delfonics (2:50)
  17. 17 He's a Friend - Eddie Kendricks (4:39)
  18. 18 He's the Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge (3:35)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Reunited - Peaches & Herb (4:01)
  2. 2 Hope That We Can Be Together Soon - Sharon Paige (3:39)
  3. 3 Then Came You - The Spinners (3:59)
  4. 4 Just As Long As We Have Love - The Spinners (4:06)
  5. 5 My Mistake (Was To Love You) - Diana Ross (2:57)
  6. 6 Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis (3:01)
  7. 7 You Are My Starship - Michael Henderson (4:34)
  8. 8 You Don't Have To Be a Star (To Be In My Show) - Billy Davis Jr. (3:53)
  9. 9 Boogie Wonderland - The Emotions (4:51)
  10. 10 You're a Special Part of Me - Diana Ross (3:40)
  11. 11 River Deep-Mountain High - The Supremes (3:09)
  12. 12 What's Come Over Me - Margie Joseph (4:27)
  13. 13 You're All I Need To Get By - Johnny Mathis (2:40)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Philip Bailey Composer
Barbara Acklin Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Al Green Composer
Ernie Isley Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Billy Preston Composer
Lionel Richie Composer
Minnie Riperton Composer
Barry White Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Lee Oskar Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Archie Bell Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Phil Hurtt Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Timmy Thomas Composer
Chris Jasper Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Victor Carstarphen Composer
Chaka Khan Composer
Hal David Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Gwen Fuqua Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Bruce Hawes Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Marvin Isley Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Charles Kipps Composer
Gene McFadden Composer
C. Miller Composer
R. Miller Composer
Alphonso Mizell Composer
Kenneth St. Lewis Composer
Charles Stepney Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Rod Temperton Composer
Ed Townsend Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Elliot Willensky Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Marvin Yancy Composer
D. Foster Composer
David Nathan Liner Notes
R. Clark Composer
Eli Tatarsky Composer
Zane Grey Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Melvin Steals Composer
Anita Poree Composer
Tony Sepe Composer
Morris Broadnax Composer
A. Jackson Composer
T. Conway Composer
Nelson Pigford Composer
C. Hampton Composer
Nat Kipner Composer
Lynne O'Connor Editorial Research
Scott Shuman Mastering
D. Edwards Composer
T. Richardson Composer
C. McCormick Composer
J. Oates Composer
T. Mills Composer
E. Record Composer
D. Fekaris Composer
W. Parks Composer
J. Weatherly Composer
C. Jackson Composer
A. McKay Composer
R. Rudolph Composer
V. Barrett Composer
S. Scarborough Composer
S. Greene Composer
W. Morris Composer
M. Dickerson Composer
D. Fisher Composer
D. Fletcher Composer
J. Vallins Composer
L. Green Composer
H. Scott Composer
C. Gilbert Composer
C. Simmons Composer
A. Kettner Composer
R. Benson Composer
N. Harris Composer
V. McCoy Composer
K. Nolan Composer
S. Marshall Composer
S. Vincent Composer
W. Robinson Composer
W. Hutch Composer
M. Henderson Composer
M. White Composer
M. Gregory Composer
F. Wilson Composer
F. Perren Composer
E. Paris Composer
D. Hogan Composer
D. Richards Composer
D. Lambert Composer
L. Walter Composer
L. Caston Composer
J. Graydon Composer
L. Creed Composer
J. Whitehead Composer
L. Jordan Composer
J. Jefferson Composer
B. Perry Composer
T. Kersey Composer
T. Maiden Composer
T. Hester Composer
T. Allen Composer
Y. Davis Composer
H. Williams Composer
Ian Higginbotham Composer
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