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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: 26 Scorching Classics From 1971

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 - 26 Scorching Classics From 1971 CD 1
01 Precious, Precious Moore, Jackie
02 Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone Taylor, Johnnie
03 Do Me Right Detroit Emeralds, The
04 Get Your Lie Straight Coday, Bill
05 Proud Mary Turner, Ike & Tina
06 Soul Power Parts 1&2 Brown, James with JB's
07 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) Temptations, The
08 Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You Pickett, Wilson
09 Want Ads Honey Cone, The
10 Funky Nassau, Part 1 Beginning Of The End, The
11 She's Not Just Another Woman 8th Day, The
12 Mr.Big Stuff Knight, Jean
13 Treat Her Like A Lady Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
14 Suspicious Minds Warwick, Dee Dee
15 Ain't No Sunshine Withers, Bill
16 Smiling Faces Sometimes Undisputed Truth, The
17 Watcha See Is Watcha Get Dramatics, The
18 Trapped By A Thing Called Love LaSalle, Denise
19 Thin Line Between Love And Hate Persuaders, The
20 Wright, O=V A Nickel And A Nail
21 Respect Yourself Staple Singers, The
22 Have You Seen Her? Chi-Lites, The
23 Clean Up Woman Wright, Betty
24 Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone
25 Rock Steady Franklin, Aretha
26 Let's Stay Together Green, Al
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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Customer evaluation for "26 Scorching Classics From 1971"
23 May 2014

Die Serie muß man haben!

14 Mar 2014

a must have...

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

10 Mar 2014

Tolle Compilation mit einem Großartigen Booklet.

29 Nov 2013

Super Series of Soul!

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Tracklist
Various - Sweet Soul Music - 26 Scorching Classics From 1971 CD 1
01 Precious, Precious
02 Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone
03 Do Me Right
04 Get Your Lie Straight
05 Proud Mary
06 Soul Power Parts 1&2
07 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
08 Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
09 Want Ads
10 Funky Nassau, Part 1
11 She's Not Just Another Woman
12 Mr.Big Stuff
13 Treat Her Like A Lady
14 Suspicious Minds
15 Ain't No Sunshine
16 Smiling Faces Sometimes
17 Watcha See Is Watcha Get
18 Trapped By A Thing Called Love
19 Thin Line Between Love And Hate
20 Wright, O=V A Nickel And A Nail
21 Respect Yourself
22 Have You Seen Her?
23 Clean Up Woman
24 Family Affair
25 Rock Steady
26 Let's Stay Together