What It Is Y'all: The Best of Señor Soul

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This 20-track CD compiles most of Senor Soul's sparse recorded output, including most of the songs from their sole LP from 1968 and 1967-1970 singles, along with a couple of previously unissued outtakes. Most of it's decent but second-level instrumental soul music, and not quite among the best of the 1960s' soul-jazz or Latin soul hybrids. Certainly, however, you can hear the seeds of some of War's future ideas, particularly in the Latin R&B flavor and the flute parts of Charles Miller. A good portion of it is devoted to covers of contemporary rock and soul hits like "Psychotic Reaction," "Sunshine Superman," "Uptight Everything's Alright," and "It's Your Thing,"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This 20-track CD compiles most of Senor Soul's sparse recorded output, including most of the songs from their sole LP from 1968 and 1967-1970 singles, along with a couple of previously unissued outtakes. Most of it's decent but second-level instrumental soul music, and not quite among the best of the 1960s' soul-jazz or Latin soul hybrids. Certainly, however, you can hear the seeds of some of War's future ideas, particularly in the Latin R&B flavor and the flute parts of Charles Miller. A good portion of it is devoted to covers of contemporary rock and soul hits like "Psychotic Reaction," "Sunshine Superman," "Uptight Everything's Alright," and "It's Your Thing," though a little more personality and originality come through on the tunes penned by Miller or producer Maurice Rodgers. By far the most solid indication of Miller's future direction in War is the 1970 single "Don't Lay Your Funky Trip on Me"/"I Ain't Got No Soul Today What It Is, Y'All," both because it has vocals and it most likely features the original lineup of War most of whom get the songwriting credits for both numbers. In fact, those two slyly humorous tracks sound enough like War's early records that they could slot in on an early bona fide War album with little problem.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/2002
  • Label: Beat Goes Public Bgp
  • UPC: 029667514620
  • Catalog Number: 146
  • Sales rank: 136,945

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Senor Soul Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Miriam Makeba Composer
Donovan Composer
Lee Oskar Composer
Lonnie Jordan Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Harold Brown Composer
Buddy Buie Composer
Brian Burrows Cover Design
Roy Chaney Composer
Henry Cosby Composer
Kenn Ellner Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
John Michalski Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Maurice Rodgers Composer
Bill Sheppard Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Hal Winn Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Harry Middlebrooks Jr. Composer
Alec Palao Liner Notes
Joe Hooven Composer
Gilbert Moorer Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Mike Shapiro Composer
Morris Dickerson Composer
Alfred Smith Composer
David Dixon Composer
Johnny Taylor Composer
Thomas Sylvester Allen Composer
Craig "Butch" Atkinson Composer
John "Sean" Byrne Composer
James Mason Composer
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