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The Incredible Soul Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's possible that there's a pop record collection of 50 to 100 CDs or more that doesn't have at least half the songs on Rhino's double-disc 32-track compilation The Incredible Soul Collection, but it's unlikely. These are not only the songs that everybody knows, they're the songs everybody buys again and again, recycled on any number of soul compilations from the top of the line to the bottom of the heap. There's little questioning the greatness of every one of these tracks -- they've stood the test of time and they're still played on the radio. And it doesn't matter that the sequencing of the songs follows no chronological or thematic path; it plays like a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's possible that there's a pop record collection of 50 to 100 CDs or more that doesn't have at least half the songs on Rhino's double-disc 32-track compilation The Incredible Soul Collection, but it's unlikely. These are not only the songs that everybody knows, they're the songs everybody buys again and again, recycled on any number of soul compilations from the top of the line to the bottom of the heap. There's little questioning the greatness of every one of these tracks -- they've stood the test of time and they're still played on the radio. And it doesn't matter that the sequencing of the songs follows no chronological or thematic path; it plays like a favorite jukebox or oldies radio station as it bounces from Motown to Stax to Hi or from Chicago to Memphis to Philly. It's enjoyable; it's great music -- the only thing holding it back from a rave review is that every single one of these tracks is overly familiar. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Respect," "In the Midnight Hour," "Soul Man," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Knock on Wood," "Mustang Sally," "What'd I Say," "Stand By Me," "Let's Stay Together," "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" -- all are great songs, as are their companions, but they're common and will already be sitting on the shelves of most record collections. If you happen not to have these songs on disc, this is a great one-stop way of getting 32 timeless soul singles at once. Otherwise, it'll be fine to pass on The Incredible Soul Collection, since you can assemble it from what you already own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2003
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227386924
  • Catalog Number: 73869
  • Sales rank: 34,803

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Heard It Through the Grapevine (3:14)
  2. 2 Respect (2:25)
  3. 3 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (2:45)
  4. 4 Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes (2:54)
  5. 5 In the Midnight Hour (2:35)
  6. 6 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson (3:00)
  7. 7 Rescue Me (2:55)
  8. 8 Soul Man (2:40)
  9. 9 Sweet Soul Music (2:24)
  10. 10 But It's Alright - J.J. Jackson (2:53)
  11. 11 Try a Little Tenderness (3:20)
  12. 12 Green Onions (2:55)
  13. 13 Knock on Wood (3:05)
  14. 14 Mustang Sally (3:09)
  15. 15 Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters (2:43)
  16. 16 What'd I Say, Pt. 1 - Ray Charles (3:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Stand by Me - Ben E. King (2:58)
  2. 2 Midnight Train to Georgia (3:57)
  3. 3 Let's Stay Together - Al Green (3:19)
  4. 4 Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (4:47)
  5. 5 When a Man Loves a Woman (2:57)
  6. 6 Tell It Like It Is (2:42)
  7. 7 Rainy Night in Georgia (3:40)
  8. 8 (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (2:47)
  9. 9 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (2:45)
  10. 10 I'll Be Around - The Spinners (3:14)
  11. 11 Show and Tell - Al Wilson (3:30)
  12. 12 Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (3:14)
  13. 13 You Are Everything (2:57)
  14. 14 La-La (Means I Love You) (3:19)
  15. 15 Love on a Two-Way Street - The Moments (3:36)
  16. 16 Love Won't Let Me Wait (3:47)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Carl Smith Composer
Bob Marley Composer
Booker T. & the MG's Contributor
Ray Charles Composer
The Chi-Lites Contributor
Arthur Conley Composer, Contributor
Sam Cooke Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
The Drifters Contributor
Eddie Floyd Composer
The Four Tops Contributor
Aretha Franklin Contributor
Marvin Gaye Contributor
Al Green Composer, Contributor
Ben E. King Composer, Contributor
Carole King Composer
Aaron Neville Contributor
Wilson Pickett Composer, Contributor
Otis Redding Composer, Contributor
Percy Sledge Contributor
The Spinners Contributor
The Stylistics Contributor
The Supremes Contributor
Jackie Wilson Contributor
Jimmy Campbell Composer
Bill Davis Composer
Graeme Edge Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Phil Hurtt Composer
J.J. Jackson Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Willie Mitchell Composer
Eugene Record Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Kenny Young Composer
George Davis Composer
Fontella Bass Contributor
Thom Bell Composer
Linda Creed Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Bobby Eli Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Cary Gilbert Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
William "Poogie" Hart Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
Gary Jackson Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Bert Keyes Composer
David Porter Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice Composer
Sylvia Robinson Composer
Lewis Steinberg Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Jim Weatherly Composer
Jerry Wexler Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Andrew Wright Composer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Pierre Tubbs Composer
Raynard Miner Composer
Gladys Knight & the Pips Contributor
Maria Villar Art Direction
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation
Lee Diamond Composer
Harry Woods Composer
Reginald Connelly Composer
Vinnie Barrett Composer
Calvin Lewis Composer
Jerry Fuller Composer
David Ponak Licensing
Arthur Resnick Composer
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Poor grouping of songs on second disc.

    The CD had great songs on it but the grouping of the songs was unfortunate. The first disc had many of the faster songs while the second disc had mostly slow songs.

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    Posted August 31, 2009

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