Soul Music: The History 1927 to 1963 3CD

Soul Music: The History 1927 to 1963 3CD


Disc One


1.  Judgement Sister Mary Nelson

2.  Lord I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Blind Willie Johnson

3.  Moan, You Moaners Bessie Smith

4.  Oh, My Lord Mahalia Jackson

5.  This Heart Of Mine Rev R V Gates

6.  Gospel Train The Wright Brothers

7.  If I Could Just Make It In Ernestine B Washington

8.  I’m Waiting For Jesus Georgia Peach 

9.  Beams Of Heaven Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight

10. How Sweet It Is Professor J Earle Hines

11. Stand By Me Sister Mathews

12. There’s A Place Cora Martin

13. Heaven Bound Train Jackson Gospel Singers

14. Do Something For Me The Dominoes

15. Please Send Me Someone To Love Percy Mayfield

16. I’m Sealed Dorothy Love Coates

17. Too Late Baby The Five Keys

18. I’ll Be There Little Esther

19. Try A Little Tenderness Little Miss Cornshucks

20. Misery In My Heart Ray Charles

21. When He Spoke Ruth Davis

22. Crying All Night Long Bobby Bland

23. I’m Tired The Davis Sisters

24. Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price

25. Just Another Day The Soul Stirrers

26. Baby Don’t Do It The “5” Royales

27. Too Close To Heaven Alex Bradford

28. I’m Going To Move To The Outskirts  The Dominoes

29. I’ve Got A New Home The Pilgrim Travelers

Disc Two


1.     I’ve Got A Woman Ray Charles

2.     The Angels Keep Watching The Caravans

3.     Help Me The Aladdins

4.     Jesus Brought Me/The Swan Silvertones

5.     Directly From My Heart Little Richard

6.     Ten Long Years B.B. King

7.     The Way You Dog Me Around The Diablos

8.     I Can’t Linda Hopkins

9.     Farther Up The Road Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

10.   Don’t You Know The Ramblers

11.   Be With Me Jesus The Soul Stirrers

12.   Let’s Call It A Day Billy Gayles

13.   Fever Little Willie John

14.   Uncloudy Day The Staple Singers

15.   Hold My Baby’s Hand James Brown

16.   That’s Enough Judy Clay/Drinkard Singers

17.   Tell The Truth The “5” Royales

18.   Something’s Got A Hold Of Me The Soul Seekers

19.   What’d I Say Ray Charles

20.   I’ll Weep No More Betty Everett

21.   Working On The Building The Highway QC’s

22.   Going Back Where I Belong Sugar Pie De Santo

23.   Money Barrett Strong

24.   My Soul Looks Back The Meditation Singers

25.   I Idolize You Ike & Tina Turner

26.   Doggin’ Around Jackie Wilson

27.   Baby, One More Time The Drapers

28.   Who Wouldn’t Love A Man Like That Mable John

29.   Cigarettes And Coffee Al ‘TNT’ Braggs

Disc Three


1.    Soothe Me The Sims Twins

2.    Don’t Cry Baby Etta James

3.    Someday We’ll Be Together Johnny & Jackey

4.    Waiting At The Station Ernie K-Doe

5.    Gin House Blues Nina Simone

6.    Sweet Lovin’ Mama Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson

7.    I Got To Get Away From It All Mitty Collier

8.    She Put The Hurt On Me Prince La La

9.    A Losing Battle Johnny Adams

10.   Trick Bag Earl King

11.   Every Little Bit Hurts Brenda Holloway

12.   Land Of 1,000 Dances Chris Kenner

13.   Make It Easy On Yourself  Jerry Butler

14.   Ninety Nine & A Half Won’t Do Della Reese

15.   She Put Me Down Paul Walters

16.   No Headstone On My Grave Esther Phillips

17.   Seat In The Kingdom Hightower Brothers

18.   It Must Be Love The Contours

19.   I’ll Go Crazy James Brown

20.   Sooner Or Later The Four Rivers

21.   I’m The One Who Loves You The Impressions

22.   Losing Hand Little Milton

23.   I Found A Love The Falcons

24.   Stubborn Kind Of Fellow Marvin Gaye

25.   Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke

26.   You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me The Miracles

27.   If You Need Me Solomon Burke

28.   Mojo Hanna Tami Lynn

29.   It’s Too Late Darling Bobby Parker

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A comprehensive overview from 1927 to 1963, History of Soul Records’ 3CD anthology covers the genesis of soul music, tracing connections between R&B, jazz and blues and gospel, the secular and the sacred. As popular black musical genres were adopted by white teenage audiences in the 1950s, black music reverted to more authentic, gritty styles. By 1960, black popular music had turned away from the driving, largely uptempo rhythm and blues that had been appropriated by the mainstream, towards a more emotionally poignant style. The term ‘soul’ popped up here and there, but only became common parlance after Ray Charles’ I Believe To My Soul hit the charts in January that year. This collection of breathtaking, soulful blues and spiritual music brings you some of the most impassioned, compelling vocal performances ever to be recorded. The accompanying illustrated booklet sets out the historical background and explains some of the technical features that make these beautiful songs the precursors of soul music. The 24 page booklet includes extensive notes, recording dates, composer and original catalogue numbers.