Chicago Soul Vol. 1 2CD

Chicago Soul Vol. 1 2CD


Part of the ‘History of Soul’ series but a pleasure in its own right, this CD bears witness to the creation of a distinctive, smooth soul sound made in Chicago in the early 1960s that we associate with such legendary figures as Curtis Mayfield, Betty Everett and McKinley Mitchell. Black music was transitioning between R&B and soul at this time, and vocal groups were introducing a new gospel sensibility into their songs.

The accompanying booklet is written by Robert Pruter, author of the acclaimed ‘Chicago Soul’.

‘Contains some absolutely stunning tracks and I applaud the compilers for their selection. To add icing on the cake, the booklet is in the Ace/Kent league when it comes to sheer size and quality written by no other than Robert Pruter.’
Keith Rylatt – Manifesto Soul Magazine

This fine collection brings together the cream of Windy City soul from the years 1950 to 1962. As is often the case with these types of compilations, it’s the obscure cuts that make them worthwhile and this one is no exception. Roots & Rhythm


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Disc One: 1950 – 1961

1. Hi Yo Silver Harold Burrage
2. Play It Cool The Spaniels
3. Could It Be You The Four Tops
4. For Your Precious Love Jerry Butler w The Impressions
5. Billy’s Blues, Part 2 Billy Stewart
6. I’ll Weep No More Betty Everett
7. Satisfied Harold Burrage
8. Never Felt This Way Before The Sheppards
9. Senorita I Love You The Impressions
10. I Want To Know Sugar Pie DeSanto
11. Crying For My Baby Harold Burrage
12. I’ve Got A Girl Major Lance
13. He Will Break Your Heart Jerry Butler
14. Tragic The Sheppards
15. These Tears Mary Johnson
16. If I Can’t Have You Etta James & Harvey Fuqua
17. Say That You Love Me The Impressions
18. Where Is She Dobie Hicks
19. So Mean To Me Little Milton
20. Stop Giving Your Man Away Joyce Davis
21. Waiting For Charlie To Come Home Etta James
22. Better Tell Him No The Starlets
23. Gypsy Woman The Impressions
24. Your Friends Dee Clark
25. Oh Cindy The Vibrations
26. Forgotten The Sheppards
27. Oh What A Way To Be Loved The Daylighters
28. New Rockin’ Baby The Chaunteurs
29. Be Ever Wonderful Ted Taylor
30. I Got To Get Away From It All Mitty Collier

Disc Two: 1962

1. The Town I Live McKinley Mitchell
2. I Got A Claim On You Baby Betty Everett
3. I’m The One Who Loves You The Impressions
4. I Don’t Want To Suffer Walter Jackson
5. Ask Me Sugar Pie DeSanto
6. Can’t Take No More Ted Taylor
7. Master Key Harold Burrage
8. I’m So Glad McKinley Mitchell
9. Your Love Is Important To Me Betty Everett
10. Make It Easy On Yourself Jerry Butler
11. Could This Be Love Cicero Blake
12. Mama Didn’t Lie The Fascinations
13. Nite Owl The Dukays
14. Can’t Work No Longer The Impressions
15. Something’s Got A Hold On Me Etta James
16. Cool Breeze Gerald Sims & The Daylighters
17. Father Knows Best The Radiants
18. Message To Martha Jerry Butler
19. The Flea The Five Du-Tones
20. The Bird The Dutones
21. I Lost A Love Dorothy Prince
22. Pushover Etta James
23. Please Love Me Betty Everett
24. We Girls Jan Bradley
25. Little Young Lover The Impressions
26. Tear For Tear Gene Chandler
27. Please Change Your Mind The Five Du-Tones
28. Don’t Let Her Take My Baby Mitty Collier
29. Why Not Tonight Dorothy Prince
30. One Day I’ll Show You The Radiants
31. Fat Boy Billy Stewart
32. Delilah Major Lance

Additional information

Weight0.125 kg