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1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 76-page booklet, 26 tracks. Total playing time approx. 85 mns. •... more

Various - Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 76-page booklet, 26 tracks. Total playing time approx. 85 mns.

• The eagerly anticipated finale to Bear Family's earlier ‘Sweet Soul Music’ volumes, and the award-winning 'Blowin' The Fuse' R&B series.
• Taken together, these classic series tell the story of R&B-Soul-Funk from 1945-1975, year-by-year, song-by-song. These are the records that made a difference. A HUGE difference!
• This is the sound that still influences today’s R&B and Soul and Rap, plus musicians like Amy Winehouse and Janelle Monae and revivalists like James Hunter, who weren’t even born when these records came out!
• All the greatest and most influential soul-funk hits of the early 1970s, including some surprisingly hard-to-find selections! Every song is the original version, painstakingly remastered for finest sound!
• Massive, beautifully illustrated booklets with detailed notes, incredible vintage photos, and ephemera.
• But, sadly, the story ends here. The last track, Boogie Fever, heralds the dawn of Disco.

As Soul morphed into Funk, it became the soundtrack to a social and musical revolution. The riveting story of the 1960s in Soul music was told in full for the first time on Bear Family's earlier 'Sweet Soul Music' volumes. Now the story continues to our conclusion in 1975. Some record companies have compiled anthologies from their own vaults, but Bear Family has gone the extra mile... and then some, licensing classic recordings from EVERY record label at the epicenter of ‘70s soul and funk to arrive at the ultimate collection of greatest hits and finest performances from the era’s biggest stars and neglected heroes.

The final five volumes, available now, cover the years 1971-1975. The music was changing rapidly thanks to Motown, Stax, Muscle Shoals, and the funk revolution, led by James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone. The messages at the heart of the music were often as powerful and incendiary as the grooves themselves. Bill Dahl’s track-by-track commentary provides extensive biographical info on every artist on every disc.

The prelude to this series, 'Blowin' The Fuse,' definitively covered the history of R&B from 1945- 1960, garnering awards and wide acclaim. The first ten volumes of ‘Sweet Soul Music’ earned the same enthusiastic response. Now here comes the final installment of ‘Sweet Soul Music,’ compiled with love by Dave 'Daddy Cool' Booth.

Hits? W-A-Y too many to mention! Consult the track listing!

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Various - Sweet Soul Music - 24 Scorching Classics From 1975 CD 1
01 Lady Marmalade Labelle
02 Supernatural Thing, Part 1 King, Ben E
03 Walking In Rhythm Blackbyrds, The
04 Love Won't Let Me Wait Harris, Major
05 Rockin' Chair McCrae, Gwen
06 Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire
07 Shackin' Up Mason, Barbara
08 Give The People What They Want O'Jays, The
09 The Hustle McCoy, Van & Soul City Symphony, The
10 Keep The Home Fires Burning Latimore
11 Slippery When Wet Commodores, The
12 This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) Cole, Natalie
13 Fight The Power, Part 1 Isley Brothers, The
14 How Long I Betcha' Got A Chick On The Side Pointer Sisters
15 Do It Anyway You Wanna People's Choice
16 It Only Takes A Minute Tavares
17 Loving Arms Jackson, Millie
18 Full Of Fire Green, Al
19 Love Rollercoaster (single edit) Ohio Players
20 Love Machine, Part 1 Miracles, The
21 Sweet Thing Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
22 Hold Back The Night Trammps, The
23 Turning Point Davis, Tyrone
24 Boogie Fever Sylvers, The
Sweet Soul Music It was a tumultuous era in African American music and culture. The rapid... more
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Sweet Soul Music

It was a tumultuous era in African American music and culture. The rapid evolution of the music mirrored the changing social climate. Everything seemed to be in play. Nothing was as it was. Through it all, it seemed as if every week yielded another batch of must-have singles.

This series follows on from Bear Family's award-winning 'Blowin' The Fuse' series that documented R&B from 1945 until 1960. Taking the story from 1961 until 1970, we'll witness the change from R&B to what became known as Soul Music.

Every disc is in rough chronological order based on release dates rather than chart peak. I attempted to adhere to a policy of one song per artist per year. Also, whenever good stereo was available, I used that in preference to mono, although I'm well aware that the original singles were in mono. Unfortunately, licensing restrictions meant that several artists, notably Sam Cooke and Ray Charles, were unavailable to us, but there is such a wealth of great music from this decade that they are hardly missed. I also tried to ensure that several important R&B labels, such as Motown and Atlantic, were not over-represented. So a few of your favorite songs from this era might be missing… but only a few.

Once again, I'd like to acknowledge my debt to the files of 'Billboard' and 'Cashbox'magazines, as well as Joel Whitburn's Top R&B Singles.Without them, compilations like these would be almost impossible.

Now let's get down with it!

DAVE 'DADDY COOL' BOOTH

 

Sweet Soul Music CD-Album-Serie produziert von Bear Family Records

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/bear-family/beat-und-soul-serien/sweet-soul-music/
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23 May 2014

Die Serie muß man haben!!!

14 Mar 2014

vier 1/2 von 5 !

13 Mar 2014

thanks for continuing 'Sweet Soul Music' up to 1975!

13 Mar 2014

Rounding everything off, we have those superb accompanying booklets.
Soul Basement March 14

13 Mar 2014

Das vielfach preisgekrönte deutsche Label Bear Family liefert mit dieser 5-CD-Sammlung mal wieder ein Meisterwerk ab.
DPA 26.02.14

13 Mar 2014

Nahezu luxuriös kommt diese Serie daher..ein Mammut-Werk.
SPIEGEL Online 24.02.14 Christoph Dallach

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Tracklist
Various - Sweet Soul Music - 24 Scorching Classics From 1975 CD 1
01 Lady Marmalade
02 Supernatural Thing, Part 1
03 Walking In Rhythm
04 Love Won't Let Me Wait
05 Rockin' Chair
06 Shining Star
07 Shackin' Up
08 Give The People What They Want
09 The Hustle
10 Keep The Home Fires Burning
11 Slippery When Wet
12 This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
13 Fight The Power, Part 1
14 How Long I Betcha' Got A Chick On The Side
15 Do It Anyway You Wanna
16 It Only Takes A Minute
17 Loving Arms
18 Full Of Fire
19 Love Rollercoaster (single edit)
20 Love Machine, Part 1
21 Sweet Thing
22 Hold Back The Night
23 Turning Point
24 Boogie Fever