The Incredible Soul Collection

The Incredible Soul Collection


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It's possible that there's a pop record collection of 50 to 100 CDs or more that doesn't have at least half the songs on Rhino's double-disc 32-track compilation The Incredible Soul Collection, but it's unlikely. These are not only the songs that everybody knows, they're the songs everybody buys again and again, recycled on any number of soul compilations from the top of the line to the bottom of the heap. There's little questioning the greatness of every one of these tracks -- they've stood the test of time and they're still played on the radio. And it doesn't matter that the sequencing of the songs follows no chronological or thematic path; it plays like a favorite jukebox or oldies radio station as it bounces from Motown to Stax to Hi or from Chicago to Memphis to Philly. It's enjoyable; it's great music -- the only thing holding it back from a rave review is that every single one of these tracks is overly familiar. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Respect," "In the Midnight Hour," "Soul Man," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Knock on Wood," "Mustang Sally," "What'd I Say," "Stand By Me," "Let's Stay Together," "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" -- all are great songs, as are their companions, but they're common and will already be sitting on the shelves of most record collections. If you happen not to have these songs on disc, this is a great one-stop way of getting 32 timeless soul singles at once. Otherwise, it'll be fine to pass on The Incredible Soul Collection, since you can assemble it from what you already own.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2003
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227386924
catalogNumber: 73869
Rank: 7079


Disc 1

  1. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  2. Respect
  3. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
  4. Stop! In the Name of Love
  5. In the Midnight Hour
  6. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
  7. Rescue Me
  8. Soul Man
  9. Sweet Soul Music
  10. But It's Alright
  11. Try a Little Tenderness
  12. Green Onions
  13. Knock on Wood
  14. Mustang Sally
  15. Under the Boardwalk
  16. What'd I Say, Pt. 1

Disc 2

  1. Stand by Me
  2. Midnight Train to Georgia
  3. Let's Stay Together
  4. Me and Mrs. Jones
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman
  6. Tell It Like It Is
  7. Rainy Night in Georgia
  8. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
  9. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  10. I'll Be Around
  11. Show and Tell
  12. Oh Girl
  13. You Are Everything
  14. La-La (Means I Love You)
  15. Love on a Two-Way Street
  16. Love Won't Let Me Wait

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Carl Smith   Composer
Booker T. & the MG's   Contributor
Ray Charles   Composer
Chi-Lites   Contributor
Arthur Conley   Composer,Contributor
Sam Cooke   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Drifters   Contributor
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Four Tops   Contributor
Aretha Franklin   Contributor
Marvin Gaye   Contributor
Green   Composer,Contributor
Ben E. King   Composer,Contributor
Carole King   Composer
Aaron Neville   Contributor
Wilson Pickett   Composer,Contributor
Otis Redding   Composer,Contributor
Percy Sledge   Contributor
Spinners   Contributor
Stylistics   Contributor
Supremes   Contributor
Jackie Wilson   Contributor
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Phil Hurtt   Composer
J.J. Jackson   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Eugene Record   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
Kenny Young   Composer
George Davis   Composer
Fontella Bass   Contributor
Thom Bell   Composer
Linda Creed   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Bobby Eli   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Cary Gilbert   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
William "Poogie" Hart   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Gary Jackson   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Bert Keyes   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice   Composer
Sylvia Robinson   Composer
Lewis Steinberg   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Andrew Wright   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Pierre Tubbs   Composer
Raynard Miner   Composer
Gladys Knight & the Pips   Contributor
Maria Villar   Art Direction
Steve Woolard   Discographical Annotation
Lee Diamond   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Vinnie Barrett   Composer
Calvin Lewis   Composer
Jerry Fuller   Composer
David Ponak   Licensing
Arthur Resnick   Composer

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