Sanctified Soul [Kent]

Sanctified Soul [Kent]


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Both this and another Kent compilation, Our Turn to Cry, dig deep into the Atlantic vaults for a lot of slow soul from the 1960s and early '70s that's pretty hard to find, either in its original form or on reissue. Sanctified Soul, as the title would lead you to expect, is more oriented toward churchy, pleading songs than its companion volume is. The constant, emotionally wrought, deliberate pace of the tracks does make you wish for a little wider canvas of moods over the course of a 26-track compilation. It remains, however, a good group of tunes from one of the powerhouse soul labels, populated by unknowns and higher-profile singers with cult followings, like James Carr, Don Covay, Arthur Conley, Otis Clay, Judy Clay, and Bettye Swann. Relative heavyweights Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke are also represented, with 1964 singles; there's also the only Atlantic solo single by Drifters lead vocalist Rudy Lewis, 1963's "I've Loved You So Long." The Soul Clan, the temporary soul supergroup of Arthur Conley, Ben E. King, Burke, Covay, and Joe Tex, lead off with their 1968 single "That's How It Feels." It's all reasonably satisfying, but not much is so outstanding that you'll be tempted to put it on selective tapes of rare soul gems. One interesting derailment from the hand-wringing love songs so common to the genre is Sam Dees' 1973 single "Signed, Miss Heroin," a look at drug use at a time when Curtis Mayfield's Superfly had opened up soul to such subjects. You don't find many soul covers of Bob Dylan songs, either, and J.P. Robinson's interpretation of "George Jackson" (from a 1972 single) is one. [This U.K. import is not available for sale in North America.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2000
Label: Kent Records Uk
UPC: 0029667218023
catalogNumber: 180
Rank: 85530


  1. That's How It Feels
  2. I Stole Some Love
  3. Can't Live Without You
  4. I'll Put It to You
  5. Is It Over?
  6. You Don't Have to See Me
  7. Your Love's Not Reliable
  8. Cover Me
  9. Signed, Miss Heroin
  10. George Jackson
  11. They Don't Know
  12. You Mean So Much to Me
  13. He'll Have to Go
  14. Feed the Flame
  15. The Greatest Love
  16. A Suffering Pain
  17. Love Have Mercy
  18. Ad for Love
  19. I've Loved You So Long
  20. Get It Over
  21. You Are Too Much for the Human Heart
  22. For Better or Worse
  23. Leave You in the Arms (Of Your Other Man)
  24. Message to My Woman
  25. Cheer Up (Daddy's Coming Home)
  26. Time to Say Goodbye

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garry Sherman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer,Producer
Otis Redding   Arranger,Producer
Bobby Womack   Composer
Marlin Greene   Composer,Producer
Phil Hurtt   Composer,Producer
Willie Mitchell   Producer
Roscoe Robinson   Composer,Producer
Dan Penn   Composer
John Rainey Adkins   Composer
Joe Allison   Composer
Charles Armstrong   Composer
Tony Bell   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bert Berns   Producer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Harrison Calloway   Arranger
Tommy Couch   Producer
Jerry Crutchfield   Composer,Producer
Sam Dees   Composer,Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Jerry Greenberg   Producer
Rick Hall   Arranger,Producer
Chris Harris   Composer
Eddie Hinton   Composer
Roy Lee Johnson   Composer
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
Huey P. Meaux   Producer
Nate Nelson   Composer,Producer
Linden Oldham   Composer
Robert Phillips   Composer
Jerry Puckett   Producer
Randy Richards   Producer
Brad Shapiro   Arranger,Producer
Garry Sherman   Arranger
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Johnny Brantley   Producer
Quin Ivy   Producer
Julius Green   Composer
Roosevelt Grier   Composer
John Gary Williams   Composer
Edward Thomas   Composer
LeBaron Taylor   Producer
Don Juan Mancha   Composer
Walter Rhodes   Composer
Cliff Thomas   Composer
W   Producer
Audrey Allison   Composer
William Brown   Composer
Dave Godin   Liner Notes
Sam Mosley   Composer
Lee Moses   Composer
Robert McRee   Composer
Jesse Herring   Arranger
Bob McRee   Composer
Don Covay   Composer,Producer

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