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Item no. : 3713
Product type : Vinyl LP
Release Date : 28 April 2023



Soul music has its roots in the rhythm and blues of the 1950s, when African-American musicians in the USA began to combine traditional blues with elements of jazz and gospel. The first song in soul history is considered to be »What‘D I Say« by Ray Charles, who paved the way for other soul artists with this new creation. In the early 1960s, soul music began to develop into an independent genre. The record labels Stax from Memphis and Motown from Detroit played an important role. Both cities that already had a rich African-American musical tradition. Stax released hits by Otis Redding and Booker T. & The MG‘s, Motown artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Soul music was characterized by emotional vocal styles and complex arrangements. Lyrics often dealt with themes of love, heartbreak and social problems that were relevant to many African American musicians and their listeners. The compilation comes with the big names and classics of this pioneering era.

Side A
1. (What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
2. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
3. Something‘s Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
4. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - Marvin Gaye
5. Do You Love Me - The Contours
6. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding
7. Some Kind Of Wonderful - The Drifters
8. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles


Side B
9. Night Train - James Brown
10. What‘d I Say, Pt. 1 & 2 - Ray Charles
11. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG‘s
12. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
13. Hallelujah (I Love Her So) - Stevie Wonder
14. Cry To Me - Solomon Burke
15. Every Beat Of My Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips
16. I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos


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