Sweet Soul Music: 1965

Sweet Soul Music: 1965

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Overview

Given the staggering volume of classic soul compilations on the market, sometimes it requires more than just an outstanding selection of music to stand out from the rest. In the case of Bear Family's Sweet Soul Music series, each entry is distinguished by the lavish, thoughtful packaging that is the reissue label's 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. And while the series doesn't yield any rare or unreleased material, it does offer a complete portrait of each year in question, licensing tracks from the Motown, Atlantic, Stax, and Chess labels (among others) to create a true panoramic overview of soul music's epic scope and scale. Highlights of the 1965 effort include the Impressions' "People Get Ready," Barbara Lewis' "Baby I'm Yours," the Miracles' "The Tracks of My Tears," and Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127168719
catalogNumber: 16871
Rank: 78554

Tracks

  1. Voice Your Choice
  2. The Boy from New York City
  3. Hold What You've Got
  4. Twine Time
  5. Don't Mess Up a Good Thing
  6. My Girl
  7. Shotgun
  8. People Get Ready
  9. Got to Get You off My Mind
  10. Iko Iko
  11. I'll Be Doggone
  12. The Entertainer
  13. Baby, I'm Yours
  14. Boot-Leg
  15. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
  16. We're Gonna Make It
  17. Back in My Arms Again
  18. Oo Wee Baby, I Love You
  19. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
  20. Ride Your Pony
  21. In the Midnight Hour
  22. Sitting in the Park
  23. The "In" Crowd
  24. Papas Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1
  25. The Tracks of My Tears
  26. Think
  27. Treat Her Right
  28. Rescue Me
  29. See Saw
  30. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Solomon Burke   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Joe Tex   Composer
Andre Williams   Composer
Gene Barge   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer
Oliver Sain   Composer
Roy Head   Composer
Charles "Packy" Axton   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Richard Parker   Composer
Gerald Sims   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Billy Page   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
J.B. Moore   Composer
Raynard Miner   Composer
Barbara Anne Hawkins   Composer
Rosa Lee Hawkins   Composer
Joan Marie Johnson   Composer
Maurice McAlister   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Ronald White   Composer
Dave Booth   Reissue Producer,Introduction,Discographical Annotation,Tape Research
Autry DeWalt   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
Verlie Rice   Composer
Dolores Burke   Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann   Photo Restoration
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Don Covay   Composer

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