Birth of Soul, Vol. 2

Birth of Soul, Vol. 2


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Birth of Soul, Vol. 2 is a soul smorgasbord, containing big hits as well as hard-to-find gems by under-promoted artists like the Diplomats, here represented by the thrilling "Here's a Heart"; the Falcons, featuring a teen-aged Wilson Pickett on the soulful "I Found a Love"; and "Standing in the Shadows" by Kenny Gamble & the Romeos. (Gamble later founded Philadelphia International Records with Leon Huff and Thom Bell). Producer/writer George Kerr started his career in the Serenaders, who explain why "Two Lovers Make One Fool." Major Lance's "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um," Ray Charles' "What I Say," the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby," and Maxine Brown's "All in My Mind" were major crossover hits, while Gene Chandler's "Man's Temptation," Theola Kilgore's "This Is My Prayer" and Betty Harris' "Cry to Me" did well on R&B charts and stations. Other picks include the rambling "Call Somebody Please," an early recording by the Manhattans, and the deep soul two-part harmonies of "Lovers' Prayer" by the Wallace Brothers. A good, well-rounded collection, the 28 selections feature something for everybody.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/1998
Label: Kent Records Uk
UPC: 0029667214728
catalogNumber: 147
Rank: 67293

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maxine Brown   Track Performer
Solomon Burke   Track Performer
Gene Chandler   Track Performer
Ray Charles   Track Performer
Drifters   Track Performer
Falcons   Track Performer
Major Lance   Track Performer
Manhattans   Track Performer
Showmen   Track Performer
Benny Spellman   Track Performer
Willie Tee   Track Performer
Caravans   Track Performer
Wallace Brothers   Track Performer
Marie Knight   Track Performer
Betty Harris   Track Performer
Cookies   Track Performer
Kenny Gamble   Track Performer
Gorgoni   Conductor
Brenda Holloway   Track Performer
Johnny Nash   Track Performer
Diplomats   Track Performer
Jay Wiggins   Track Performer
Theola Kilgore   Track Performer
Invincibles   Track Performer
Jerry Freeman   Conductor
Johnny Freeman   Vocals

Technical Credits

Carole King   Arranger
Gerry Goffin   Producer
General Johnson   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Producer
Van McCoy   Arranger
Bobby Gregg   Producer
Harold Battiste   Arranger,Producer
Bert Berns   Producer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Paul Griffin   Arranger
Rene Hall   Arranger
Hugo   Producer
Luigi   Producer
Zenas Sears   Producer
Abner Spector   Producer
Mike Stoller   Producer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Ed Townsend   Producer
Robert West   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Johnny Pate   Arranger
Winn   Producer
Joe Hooven   Producer
Tony Bruno   Contributor
Popsie   Cover Photo
Dave Godin   Liner Notes
Bob West   Producer
Carl Davis   Producer

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