By 1960, the sound of black popular music had turned away from a driving, largely uptempo rhythm and blues towards a more emotionally poignant style described at the time as secularised gospel. The term ‘soul’ popped up here and there, but only became common parlance after Ray Charles’s I Believe To My Soul was released at the end of 1959. This compilation, part of the History of Soul series, brings together the finest tunes before soul went mainstream. We hope you will find the accompanying 28-page booklet interesting and informative.


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Disc One

  1. Shout Isley Brothers
  2. Something’s Got A Hold  The Soul Seekers
  3. Money   Barrett Strong
  4. Walk Around Me  Lord  The Sensational Wonders
  5. My Soul Looks Back The Meditation Singers
  6. You’re So Fine The Falcons
  7. I Want To Know  Sugar Pie DeSanto
  8. Lazerus The Sunset Travelers
  9. Something On Your Mind  Big Jay McNeely
  10. Working On The Building  The Highway QC’s
  11. (You Can) Depend On Me  The Miracles
  12. What’d I Say (Pts 1 & 2) Ray Charles
  13. I’m Shakin’ Little Willie John
  14. Search My Heart The Antioch Temple Choir
  15. Miami Eugene Church
  16. Someday Bobby “Blue” Bland
  17. Here Comes The Fool  Donoman & The Lakettes
  18. I Could Love You  Hank Ballard
  19. Three Times Seven Earl Gaines
  20. Good Good Lovin’  James Brown
  21. Got On My Traveling Shoes The Famous Ward Singers
  22. Crying For My Baby Harold Burrage
  23. Stand By Me Father  The Soul Stirrers
  24. I’ll Be Satisfied  Jackie Wilson
  25. Good News The Staple Singers
  26. Don’t Let It Be In Vain The 5 Royales
  27. I’ve Got A Girl Major Lance
  28. Where There’s A Will 5 Blind Boys Of Mississippi

Disc Two

  1. A Fool In Love  Ike & Tina Turner
  2. Shop Around  The Miracles
  3. He’s The Same Today   The Kelly Brothers
  4. Who Wouldn’t Love A Man Mable John
  5. Cause I Love You  Rufus & Carla
  6. Will The Circle Be Unbroken The Staple Singers
  7. Come On (Pts 1 & 2)  Earl King
  8. Tenderness Sam Cooke
  9. Who’s The Fool Singin’ Sammy Ward
  10. Bye Bye Baby  Mary Wells
  11. Wild Child Little Esther
  12. New Orleans Gary U.S. Bonds
  13. Say Yes The Top Notes
  14. My Love Came Tumbling Down J.J. Barnes
  15. I Don’t Think I Can Make It Al ‘TNT’ Braggs
  16. I Pity The Fool    Bobby “Blue” Bland
  17. Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Pt 1)   Jessie Hill
  18. Baby, One More Time The Drapers
  19. Something On Your Mind  Bobby Marchan
  20. I Beg Of You Donnie Elbert
  21. I’ll Go Crazy  James Brown
  22. You Better Know It  Jackie Wilson
  23. I Believe To My Soul  Ray Charles
  24. I’m With You  The 5 Royales
  25. Got a Feelin’   Willie Wright
  26. Work Song  Nina Simone
  27. Singin’ In My Soul   Swan Silvertone Singers

Additional information

Weight0.125 kg