Sweet Soul Music: 1964

Sweet Soul Music: 1964


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Sweet Soul Music: 1964

At this point in the digital era, classic soul compilations are a dime a dozen -- given how many times Motown, Atlantic, Stax, and Chess have reissued and repackaged their biggest hits, there's a good chance you have songs like the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" and the Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk" on at least a dozen anthologies. What makes Bear Family's Sweet Soul Music: 31 Scorching Classics from 1964 worth adding to your collection is that it spans across all of the major U.S. R&B labels, negotiating the typical licensing snafus to offer a truly panoramic overview of soul music's epic scope and scale. Moreover, each volume boasts the lavish, thoughtful packaging that is Bear Family hallmark: the mastering is pristine (better than has ever been heard on even the major artists) and the accompanying booklets are authoritative (averaging 60 pages in length, stuffed with color photos, track by track commentary and related recording data). In short, it's the rare retrospective that's as educational as it is entertaining. Additional highlights include Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Ain't Nothing You Can Do," the Temptations' "The Way You Do the Things You Do," and Mitty Collier's "I Had a Talk with My Man."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127168702
catalogNumber: 16870
Rank: 111461

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sternphones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer,Source Material
Chuck Berry   Composer,Source Material
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Jimmy Hughes   Composer
Don Julian   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Irma Thomas   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Kenny Young   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Leonard Caston   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Peter Guralnick   Source Material
Jeff Hannusch   Source Material
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Ike Turner   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Horace Ott   Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Ray Whitley   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Source Material
Roy C. Ames   Source Material
J.B. Moore   Composer
Galen Gart   Source Material
Bill Greensmith   Source Material
Joel Whitburn   Source Material
Bill Millar   Source Material
Dave Booth   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Robert Palmer   Source Material
Rudy Clark   Composer
Robert Rogers   Composer
Ted Wright   Composer
Johnnie Mae Matthews   Composer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Scott Freeman   Source Material
Roosevelt Jamison   Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann   Photo Restoration
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Scanning
Ken Emerson   Source Material
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Arthur Resnick   Composer
John A. Jackson   Source Material
Otis Williams New Group   Source Material
Billy Davis   Composer
Travis Fitzpatrick   Source Material
Patricia Romanowski   Source Material
Bud Shrake   Source Material
James Brown   Source Material
Jake Hammond   Composer
Melvin Jackson   Composer
Frederick Long   Composer
Bob McGrath   Source Material
Don Covay   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer

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